Mens Wedding Attire Summer

Mens Wedding Attire Summer

Men, if you’re attending a wedding, you want to do so in style. In this episode of Style Tips for the Everyday Guy by Cladwell.com, we tell you what to wear to look great as a wedding guest. Whether it’s a fall, winter, spring or summer wedding, we’ve got you covered. We even tell you what’s best for a day vs. a night wedding and how to coordinate with your +1 and not clash with the wedding party. We also dive into the most important component of being a wedding guest, and it’s not the clothes you wear.
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Mens Wedding Attire Summer

Hopefully the wedding invitation will specify whether the dress is “beach casual” or “beach formal,” but a good rule of thumb for beach wedding attire is to wear something that you would wear to a nice restaurant on a sunny day. Be mindful of the elements—sun, sand, wind and water—when you’re shopping for something to wear to a beach wedding. It tends to be windy on the beach, so avoid short skirts and dresses that can blow up revealing (ahem) more than you wanted. A slightly more dressy midi sundress is the perfect option; pair it with flat sandals and a wide-brim sun hat. Rubber flip-flops are not okay unless provided to you by the bride and groom, so stick to leather sandals or T-strap flats. Most beach ceremonies actually encourage guests to take off their shoes, so make sure you’ll be okay with showing off your toes. The sun and sand can be uncomfortable for a man in a full three-piece suit, so linen and lightweight cotton are your best options for keeping cool. For some midday beach weddings, it may even be appropriate for men to wear shorts and a jacket. As long as it’s not the week before the wedding, feel free to ask the bride and groom about any specific dress codes or look on their website for more information.
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Mens Wedding Attire Summer

Though wedding season is well underway, it’s never too late to step up your sartorial game for the big day. To help you to answer the persistently troubling question of what to wear to a wedding, we’ve put together a list of tips to bear in mind when choosing your outfit. Whether groom, groomsman or guest, when following these rules, dressing for summer’s wedding season will feel effortless. Find your perfect wedding day look in the Reiss Wedding Shop
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Mens Wedding Attire Summer

Wedding season is coming and with it, piles of invitations that should clue you in on what to wear to your pals' upcoming nuptials. But if you're the type of guy used to putting on his “wedding suit” no matter who's getting married, receiving a suggestion to show up in your best “Beach Formal” gear can be confusing. And, let's be honest, annoying. So to help you avoid blowing your hard-earned bills on a new wedding-ready wardrobe (which you don't need to do) or turning up to someone's big day inappropriately dressed like a cowboy (Fancy Farm makes zero sense), here's a go-to guide on how to ace every summer wedding dress code.
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Mens Wedding Attire Summer

When an invitation says “casual dress,” it usually means anything goes. That being said, jeans, shorts, tank tops and flip-flops are probably not appropriate unless they’re specifically noted as acceptable on the invitation or wedding website. It’s hard to wrap your head around casual wedding attire, but take cues from the location on the invite. For example, if it’s on a farm somewhere in the middle of a field, it’s a good idea to wear flats and bring bug spray. But if the location sounds like it could be indoors or outdoors, it’s always better to dress a little bit more on the fancy side. When looking in your closet for something to wear, think business casual—otherwise known as “something you wouldn’t be embarrassed to wear at work.” A knee-length sundress and wedges are great options for women, while a pair of slacks and a sports coat are perfectly acceptable for men.
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Mens Wedding Attire Summer

First rule about wedding attendance: it’s not your day. Sure, the bride and groom need to be the center of attention, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still stand out a little amongst the sea of ill-fitting khakis and untucked polo shirts in attendance this summer wedding season. But don’t worry — unless you’re coiffed in a tuxedo, custom John Lobb brogues, and flipping the keys to a borrowed Aston Martin to the church valet, it’s not terribly difficult to up your wedding style without stealing the spotlight.
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Mens Wedding Attire Summer

Chris: Yeah. You have a bright red tie, she has a bright red dress. You don’t have to do that. It’s just not necessary. When you’re thinking about the wedding party, it is a good idea to consider what colors they’re going to have at the wedding. Look for the invitation, look at the wedding website to get some clues to that. Generally, you want to not wear the colors of the wedding party.
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Mens Wedding Attire Summer

There is no other fabric so synonymous with summer as linen. Light, natty, and above all practical, linen’s long list of sartorial bonuses can’t be praised enough. For summer wedding season, linen suiting should be your go-to if you’re a guest and the weather is hot enough. Embrace pastel colours, but avoid white on white, instead opting for shades of stone and cream.
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“The most important thing to bear in mind when attending a wedding is that you respect the dress code stated on the invitation,” says celebrity stylist Joe Ottaway. “I’d suggest erring on the smart side, too.” Mind this man’s words – his past credits include dressing Jude Law for Kate Moss and Jamie Hince’s summer wedding.
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For women, a winter wedding is the perfect excuse to wear your most fun, festive dress. When shopping for winter wedding outfits, keep an eye out for head-to-toe sequins or luxe, jewel-toned fabrics like emerald green, ruby and royal blue. These colors work on almost every skin tone and you’ll definitely find an excuse to re-wear them during the holiday season (office parties, anyone?). You’ll also want to keep fabrics in mind. Wedding guest dresses made of heavy fabrics, like tweed or velvet, will keep you warm during a chilly evening celebration. Pair a shorter dress with opaque black tights and closed-toe pumps. Avoid wearing boots (even if they’re heeled), as they can appear too casual. But in case of a freak snowstorm, it’s definitely okay to wear your boots to the ceremony and change into your heels once you’re inside. Men should follow similar guidelines and shop for a dark-colored wool suit to keep warm and stylish. Also try dressing in layers: Throw a zip-up sweater over your shirt and tie and under your jacket for extra insulation and warmth. But the most important thing men need to remember is to manscape. Beards and moustaches are okay, as long as you clean up stray hairs and shave the back of your neck—you want to look lumber sexy.
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Chris: Yeah. There’s a lot wrapped up in that question but that’s all right. There’s a pretty simple way to think about this stuff. Two things you need to remember. Think about the colors that you’re wearing and think about the fabric that you’re wearing. Colors first, spring, summer, and daytime all have a similar theme and that’s lighter colors. Depending on your color palette and you can go to Cladwell and we’ll tell you what colors are best for you. Generally, tans, light grays, pastel, or bright colors even, greens, blues, reds, all that stuff is great for spring, summer, daytime. Fall, winter, and nighttime are similar too, so I think dark colors, more heavily saturated, there’s navy, black, dark gray, that sort of thing.
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Eric: The next question I have, weddings are all different times of the year, all different places. Walk me through for seasonal, maybe a spring/summer wedding versus a fall/winter and then you also have indoor versus outdoor. You also have day versus night weddings.
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Accessories will add personality to your look, but take caution, accesorising has boundaries. Stick to a few rules of thumb for sartorial excellence at a summer wedding.
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“Wedding suiting tends to follow the same trends year after year,” says Jo Harris. “However, the summer season allows for some creativity both in terms of colour and fabrication – we’re seeing a surge in interest in suiting that has flashes of colour, whether it’s contrast piping or a patterned inner lining on a blazer.”
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For less formal weddings (which is most nowadays), take advantage of a relaxed dress code by switching up your suiting. Again, your key consideration when weighing up potential purchases for a summer wedding should be material.
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The word “formal” on an invitation can be stressful, but don’t sweat it! The wording suggests something slightly less fancy than black tie. This means a tuxedo isn’t required, but the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate. Don’t feel pressured into buying a brand-new dress for a formal wedding; an elegant cocktail dress and statement accessories will work just as well as a floor-length gown. But if you think the venue and setting call for something extra-special, then consider saving some money and renting a gown or tux from retail sites like Rent the Runway or The Black Tux. Both sites offer entire wardrobes for rent and usually have great customer service that works with you to get the size and outfit you need. For women, statement heels and a fancy clutch are the perfect accessories for a formal occasion, while men should consider investing in a pair of cuff links and a good shoeshine. A black tux or evening jacket with matching trousers should be the go-to for men at a black-tie or formal event. The most conservative option is a black tie, black vest, or cummerbund and suspenders, but during the summer months a white dinner jacket and black tuxedo pants are also acceptable. You could also probably get away with wearing a conservative black suit as a substitute for the tux.

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