Whether you’re attending as a guest or you’re the actual groom, learning how to dress for a summer wedding is absolutely essential to celebrate the big day. Unlike the other seasons, summer weddings can be a little trickier simply because of how hot it can get. Even if you’re the most stylish guy in the room, if you’re sweating a lot then it’s honestly not a good look.

In this guide by OPUMO, not only will we be offering a few words of wisdom on how to dress for a summer wedding, we also have a few warm weather suit recommendations that you should definitely check out. From luxury labels to independent brands, there’s something for everyone here no matter the personal aesthetic or budget. So, let’s get to it!

What to look for in summer wedding suits

Consider the dress code

Before you invest in some fresh threads, the first thing you need to consider is the dress code. If the summer wedding is black tie or formal, you need to respect it and show up in a tux or a black suit. On the contrary, if it’s a resort casual kind of affair, tailoring might be out of the question altogether. If you’re not entirely sure what to do, there’s no harm in asking the happy couple themselves. They’ll probably be more than glad that you asked.

Finding fabric

Secondly, you need to make sure that you select the right fabric. While you might be tempted to go down the classic cotton route, there are loads of materials out there that are infinitely more suitable. Check out linen blazers or seersucker trousers. If you want to go for something that’s a little more exotic, take a look at some tropical wool options too.

Choosing colours

Next stop, think about what colour you want to wear. Because it’s probably going to be sunny, check out some brighter hues like baby blue and pastel pink. For guys wanting to play it safe, a light grey suit will work wonders as well. Don’t go for white as you don’t want to take any attention away from the bride and groom themselves.

Selecting shoes

Finally, while this has nothing to do with the actual suit itself, you need to make sure that your footwear works with the rest of your outfit. Loafers are completely acceptable, but if the party’s on a sandy beach, leather sandals will also do the trick.

Best summer wedding suits in 2024

Fabio Attanasio × Velasca Ravello Suit

To kick things off, we have to give Velasca’s Ravello Suit a special shout out. Made in collaboration with international style icon Fabio Attanasio, this two-piece is painted in a beautiful light blue hue. Two pockets feature across the sides and one on the chest for all of your essentials, and the trousers also have a handy watch pocket if that’s your vibe.

Luca Faloni Linen Suit

Luca Faloni is known more for its cashmere shirts and chunky knit cardigans, but its summer wedding suits are also on another level. Take this one, for example. Made in Northern Italy from 100% linen, it boasts a slim yet comfortable fit that’ll last you from day to night. It also comes in a bunch of other colour options, but the hazelnut one is probably our favourite.

Pini Parma Wool Suit

While wool suits are usually more for autumn and winter weddings, Pini Parma’s version has been specifically designed with the warm weather in mind. Thanks to its unique wool and canvas blend, it's the best of both worlds. There’s also a Barchetta pocket across the front for that very sought-after Italian aesthetic.

Billy Reid Archie Jacket

The Billy Reid Archie Jacket isn’t like any summer wedding suit that you’ve ever seen. Constructed from an ultra soft herringbone linen for a lived-in look and feel, the rich colour is achieved by a special garment-dyeing process. This means that no two pieces will look exactly the same, which is awesome if you’re the kind of guy who loves one-of-a-kind clothes.

LESTRANGE The Linen 24 Blazer

Searching for a linen suit that’s a little different? Then LESTRANGE’s blazer should definitely be on your sartorial radar. Through a blend of soft cotton, breathable linen, and added stretch, this has been engineered with the hotter months in mind. If you’re a big fan you should snap up your size as soon as you can, as these sell out very quickly.

Wax London Fintry Blazer

And last but not least, we have to talk about the Fintry Blazer from Wax London. Lovingly made from 100% linen, this blazer is both lightweight and breathable. It comes in four other colourways so you can wear the matching trousers, or go for an entirely different shade altogether. The choice is yours!

Up next, 12 of the best summer shoes.