How to dress for a summer wedding

Summer wedding

Summer generally guarantees you beautiful, warm, sunny weather; perfect for beautiful wedding photos.  When it comes to your bridal, wedding guest, and bridesmaid summer dress style; think light, floaty fabrics, pastel colours or summer brights. For the gentleman; we love colourful, bold accessories and breathable fabrics for your suits and trousers. Whether you’re the bride, groom, or guest; below we share more of our top tips for getting your look down for a summer wedding.

Groom style

We love the idea of bringing in a bold and colourful pattern to your wedding day shirt; as Liz Lomeli, notes “adding a pattern to the groom’s summer wedding look, like a checkered shirt, would greatly complement the season”. Colourful accents, such as a bright tie or braces will add a fun, summery air to your overall look. For your suit; you’ll want to go for light, breathable fabrics or stick to a smart shirt and fitted trousers.

Bridal style

A summer wedding dress should be styled with light, breathable, airy fabrics – such as chiffon; perfect for catching the summer breeze and keeping you cool during the ceremony. Summer wedding dresses tend to be defined by their simple elegance; making them a great time to (demurely) showcase some skin, with a shorter skirt length or sweetheart neckline. Summer allows you to play around with fabulous accessories; such as a beautiful floral crown, or some brightly coloured heels.

Bride and groom at Leez

Guest style

A summer wedding is the time to break out your colourful and pastel coloured skirts, shirts, and dresses. Colourful summer shades will highlight the joy of both the season and the occasion and put you in the mood to dance and celebrate with your friends. Stick to light fabrics for your skirts and dresses and ditch the heavy suit jackets; opting for a nice shirt and a smart pair of trousers.

Groomsmen style

For groomsmen, summer can be a good time to play around with fun colours and accessories. Playful cufflinks, colourful bowties or cravats, and stand-out braces can all give your groomsmen look a fun charm. Whether you’re being styled in a shirt and trousers, or a suit; make sure it fits well and is light enough to keep you cool throughout the ceremony and the following celebrations.

Bridesmaid style

For the summer, you may like to style your friends in a beautiful pastel shade, warm summer colour, or relaxed boho print. You have a range of bridesmaid dress designs, cuts, and fabrics to choose from; from long breezy skirts to short, chiffon dresses. You’ll want to keep the fabrics light, to keep your friends cool and comfortable; as Aba, fashion and lifestyle blogger at Do You Noah, mentions “sweltering in the heat with heavy fabric dresses at a summer wedding won’t be ideal for bridesmaids”.

Celebrate in the sunshine

Now you know just what to wear to impress for the upcoming summer wedding, we hope you enjoy celebrating in the sunshine!

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