Nothing says, “I’m out of touch with style” more than showing up to a summer wedding in a stuffy suit. The warmer months are a fantastic opportunity to break convention and wear something lighter, dapper, and of course, more comfortable. If you are single, you might want what you wear to send the right message to others in attendance.
It’s not uncommon for couples to hook up at weddings. After all, you have the same social circle, perhaps the same interests. You might even have your eye on a friend of the bride’s. A summer wedding is a great time to make a move, and has all the added romance built in. Check out these style tips on what to wear to a summer wedding if you’re single and ready to mingle!
Remember, it’s never too early to plan. Most proposals take place over fall and winter (Christmas Eve being the night with the most questions popped), so look out for wedding invitations.
“Lighter, breathable fabrics always perform best in the summer heat. Linen and cotton are great, but you can also get away with tropical-weight wool,” says Colin Hunter. (1) These fabrics also create a casual feel look that will make you more approachable.
What to avoid:
- Heavy fabrics
- Synthetic fabrics
- Heavy cotton
- Thick wooly fabrics
Linen is, by nature, more of a casual fabric. Linen also happens to be a great choice for summer weddings because it conjures up images of coastal retreats. Show off your fun side and engage her with conversation about traveling to start a summer romance!
No amount of tucking, pinning, or hiding under a blazer will ever conceal an ill-fitting shirt, so I would definitely recommend getting it right the first time. Hugh & Crye makes my favorite option in the Logan Dress Shirt — a trim, thoughtfully tailored classic made from 100% Egyptian cotton, which moves with you (re: stays tucked in on the dance floor), and breathes exceptionally well. H&C has also done an excellent job of re-interpreting how we determine our shirt size, leading to a confident purchase the first time. (2)
What to avoid:
- Shirts that are too baggy or too tight
- Pants that are too long or too short
- Blazers that are too big or bulky
“Lighter colors are better to reflect sunlight,” Pranav Vora says. “Texture and patterns, like checks and stripes, will help disguise [sweat].” Pastel colors will also attract her attention for all the right reasons, so stick to light blues, purples, and even pinks. These softer colors make you approachable and encourage her to start up the small talk. Enjoy!
What to avoid:
- Dark colors
- Bold prints
- Faded colors
Summer weddings are a great time to show off your romantic side, with corsages lending a great way to add a splash of color to your outfit. This timeless accessory tells women you are sophisticated, stylish, and confident. It can also serve as a late night prop that you can give to her when the moment strikes. Every woman appreciates receiving a flower!
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