Wedding season suiting sorted

Stay cool & look hot with our guide to choosing the perfect summer wedding suit.


Written by: Lynette Botha


Summer wedding season is around the corner, and while love is in the air, so is the scorching sun. You want to look sharp and stylish as you celebrate your friends’ or family’s big day, but you also want to be comfortable and cool as a cucumber. Follow our advice to picking out the right suit, and you’ll be sorted.



Fabric matters (a lot!)

First things first, gentlemen: think cool, breathable, and lightweight fabrics. Cotton and linen suits are your best friends when it’s hotter than a furnace outside. These materials allow your skin to breathe and prevent you from becoming a puddle of sweat during the ceremony.


Light colours for the win

When it’s sunny and sweltering, darker colours are your arch-nemesis. They absorb heat like a sponge, so instead, opt for light colours like pastels, soft greys, and creamy whites. Not only will you look effortlessly cool, but you’ll also (literally) stay cooler in the process.


Say ‘yes’ to short sleeves (sometimes)

Summer weddings often call for a more relaxed dress code. If you’re attending a beach or garden wedding, consider a short-sleeved shirt with your suit. It’s a playful and breezy choice that shows you’re ready to party while staying comfortable.


The fit is everything

Listen up, gents: the fit of your suit can make or break your summer wedding look. A well-tailored suit will ensure you’re comfortable and stylish all day long. Make sure the jacket is not too tight, allowing air to circulate. Choose slim-fit trousers to keep things modern and less bulky.


Consider suit separates

If you’re really feeling the heat, consider wearing suit separates. Mix and match a lightweight blazer with trousers in a complementary colour. You’ll still look put-together, but with a touch of casual summer flair.


Breathable accessories

Don’t forget about accessories. Opt for a breathable cotton or linen tie, and swap out your leather shoes for suede loafers or stylish sneakers. Your feet will thank you for it, especially when it’s time to hit the dance floor. Also, consider embracing the pocket square – it’s a small accessory that can make a big difference. It adds a pop of colour and personality to your outfit, plus it’s functional for wiping away those occasional beads of sweat.

Don’t procrastinate – start shopping for your summer wedding suit well in advance. You’ll have more options and can take your time finding the perfect fit, plus, you won’t be sweating bullets in a last-minute shopping frenzy. Keep these tips in your back pocket, and you’ll be the life of the party while keeping your cool, even when the temperature soars.

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