The summer is unavoidably the season of weddings. The long days and beautiful weather of the warmer months are no-brainer candidates for one of the most important days of someone’s life – and one of the biggest parties they’ll ever throw.
With summer pretty much on the doorstep, now is about the time that those save-the-dates start to seem a little bit closer than ‘soon’. Whether you’ve got one or two family affairs to attend, or a litany of receptions littering your diary, you’ll likely be wondering what on earth you should be wearing. This guide aims to assuage your concerns, and give you the roadmap to a comfortable and well-dressed wedding season!
Dressing for the Weather
The first thing to address, then, is the weather. The summer months are hot – especially so in recent years – and alternately dry and humid. Dressing for humidity can be a toughie, but there are some shrewd dress decisions you can make to keep yourself comfortable in the sun.
For one, linen suits are a strong choice. They are light and breathable, minimising the amount of heat insulated and allowing airflow to crucial parts of your anatomy. All the better if your suit is lighter in colour, too. Light colours reflect more sunlight than darker ones, reducing heat absorption and giving you that little bit more staying power.
A guide wedding outfit does not stop with the threads. There are so many aspects to dashing wedding outfit, whether you’re dressing for the ceremony or a more stripped-back reception. Indeed, accessories can absolutely make the outfit – but where to start?
A good watch is always a good place to get comfortable with thinking about accessories. You don’t want to pick anything too ostentatious, but you also don’t need to play it too safe. Rolex is a popular brand with pieces that suit all sorts of occasions; you couldn’t go far wrong in picking a used one that takes your fancy.
Your shoes aren’t quite accessories, in that they are essential items of clothing – but choosing your footwear carefully can help you accentuate your outfit well. Try not to go black against pale trousers, unless they are a less-casual Doc Marten boot; brown or pastels work well with natural linen colours, forming a chic laid-back look that isn’t out of place on the dancefloor.
Of course, all of the above might be thrown out of the window by two simple words: dress code. Some weddings have them, and some don’t; as long as you know for sure which are which, you can’t go far wrong.
Dress codes are often intentionally vague, in order to allow guests to build outfits from their own wardrobe, but given codes should still be read carefully to make sure you can match them as closely as possible. Slight deviations will often go unnoticed, too. While one particularly poorly thought-out dress decision did manage to make headlines, you can be sure that a black instead of brown belt won’t bring you to the same fate!