What To Wear To A Wedding This Summer
What To Wear To A Wedding This Summer

What To Wear To A Wedding This Summer


There’s no need to sweat over dress codes this summer. Blowing into your life like a cooling breeze, SLMan has got three looks and 12 rules to see you through wedding season…

The Dos & Don'ts Of Wedding Dressing


Do Follow The Dress Code

It’s there for a reason, so make sure you understand it and dress appropriately. Your hosts want their day to be perfect – don’t go rogue on them.


Don’t Outshine The Groom

The aim is to look good without pulling focus from the groom. This means no whites, no brights and no heavy patterns.


Do Experiment With Colour 

For more relaxed affairs, consider colour combos like navy and pink, beige and pale blue, or cream and khaki.


Don’t Underestimate Your Accessories

The right sunglasses, belt or shoes can bring new life to an old outfit. 


Do Try The High Street 

The high street has got high-quality fabrics and silhouettes at affordable prices – Massimo Dutti, Zara and Reiss are the best out there right now. 


Don’t Forget To Steam Or Iron

However far you’ve travelled, a crumpled suit is going to look amateurish. Give yours a once over when it comes out of the suitcase.


Do Go Easy With Your Footwear

Hard leather shoes can feel dated at a wedding. Try a soft loafer, a simple espadrille or even a sandal for destination weddings.


Don’t Do A 3-Piece

Unless the dress code calls for it, leave the waistcoats to the groom and his groomsmen. For guests, the best wedding tailoring should feel effortless and relaxed.


Do Look At Rental

Whether you need a tux or a lounge suit, renting can be an easy and affordable option.


Don’t Wear Your Work Suit

If it’s the only one you’ve got, a wedding is your chance to buy or rent something different.


Do Dress For The Location

Location should determine fit, fabric and footwear. A wool suit won’t work in the sunshine; similarly. a tie-free shirt might feel out of place at a traditional UK wedding.


Don’t Go Overboard

As ever, cost per wear is the key consideration. Don’t splash out on a seasonal suit for a single outing just to have it hanging in your wardrobe ever after. 


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