Beat The Heat: How to Look (and Stay) Cool for Your Summer Weddings

With the first day of summer around the corner, we have officially hit prime wedding season. However, it’s not always easy dressing yourself for the occasion this time of year. A tuxedo is too much for a summer beach wedding and you need to find the right fabrics to breathe to be compatible with the warmer temperatures. Lucky for you, Mr Porter brings us a perfect guide for what to wear to a summer wedding with all the right fabrics and styles.

Beach Wedding

For a beach wedding, it’s important to know who your true friends are- linen and cotton. These fabrics are breathable, light, and crucial for an outdoor wedding on a beach. Neutral tones and navy will help you fit right in with the atmosphere giving you a laid back vibe yet sharp look.

slim-fit-slub-blazer

$357

andre-linen-shirt
LORO PIANA
Andre Linen Shirt
$445

loro-piana-linen-blend-trousers
LORO PIANA
Slim-Fit Pleated Cotton and Linen-Blend Trousers
$485

drakes-printed-silk-pocket-square

$59.40

barton-sunglasses

$510

Summer City Wedding

For your city wedding, you are going to be looking for something a little fancier compared to a beach wedding. We still suggest sticking to cotton fabric but going for a classier look with a classic dark navy suit with pops of color through pocket squares, ties or bow ties.

Paul-Smith-London-Pin-Stripe0Suit

$845

Charvet-Blue-Cotton-Shirt

$515

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Gucci-Pocket-Square

$160

Alexander-McQueen-Silk-Bow-Tie

$170

Grenson-Wingtip-Brogues

$405

Country Wedding

For a country style wedding, go for softer shade suits such as grey or blue and printed button down shirts for a rustic feel. As tempted as you may feel, steer clear of cowboy boots and keep it simple with leather brogues or oxfords.

Boglioli-Suit

$647.50

Etro-Printed-Shirt

$294

Boglioli-Trousers

$245

brioni-knitted-tie

$215

John-Lobb-Monk-Strap-Shoes

$1,225

Final Tips

Make sure to follow along the guidelines of the wedding dress code on your invitation. The last thing you want to do is go to a black tie beach wedding in a seer sucker suit. With that said, you can play the part but still not look the part without the proper fit. Make sure to take a trip to the tailor before the wedding because a suit without a proper fit is not much of a suit at all. Stay true to these guidelines and you are sure to impress at your upcoming summer wedding.

MR PORTER (US)

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