Putting together a great men’s wedding outfit is a stressful task. But what do you do when the temperatures are warm and you want to both look good and stay sweat-free? This makes choosing the right outfit even more difficult! That’s why we’ve put together some tips and suggestions for creating a great wedding outfit that can handle hot climates.
Dress in Light Colors
Suit colors like grey and khaki are perfect for hot climates. They won’t look any less formal, but the lighter colors will help reflect a little more sunlight. Dark suits—including dark navy, charcoal, and black—will tend to absorb more sunlight. After an hour outdoors, you’ll feel the difference.
The good news here is you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite clothes to change things up. You can simply pick up a great pair of suit pants in a different color. Take these Performance Dress Khakis in Flat Front. Appropriate colors for hot weather include stone, khaki, white, and even olive.
Wear Lightweight, Breathable Fabric
If you’re out in the cold, wool can be one of the best materials for you to wear. But in hot climates—well, you might want to reconsider. You should stick to lightweight, breathable fabric that will help promote the movement of air against the skin so that any breeze that comes your way helps cool you off.
A good example: a combination of cotton and polyester. Cotton is notorious for its lightweight feel and its breathability. Polyester adds strength and durability. The combination results in a pair of pants that will tolerate much more heat, giving your overall suit that much more comfort in hot weather.
Minimize Your Layers
We know—wearing a suit means you’re going to don multiple layers no matter what you do. The more layers you don, the more heat is going to trap inside. But there are ways to minimize this in hot weather climates.
The first step: avoid three-piece suits. As a wedding guest, you’ll look perfectly appropriate in a simple two-piece suit with two buttons.
The second step: keep the accessories light. A tie is expected. But you can minimize the stifling effects of wearing a tie by wearing a simple knot (like a half-Windsor) that minimizes the fabric around your neck. You can also choose lighter materials for your ties. Silk ties look especially good.
Keep Up with the Summer Trends
You don’t have to sacrifice your style to wear suits that feel light and airy during the summer. If anything, today’s summer trends work well with staying cool. Here are some of the summer trends we’ve spotted that will help you beat the weather:
- Tan suits. Tan suits are a great way to keep the suit light, reflect away much of the sunlight, and still look your best.
- Grey suits. Why greys? Because a grey suit is a perfect opportunity to spice up your look with far more color with the accessories. If you find you love wearing darker, bolder colors to express your fashion sense, consider building on a base of grey. This will give you the foundation to use ties and pocket squares that express more of your personality.
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Want more great men’s wedding outfits for hot climates? Keep browsing Berle for the tailored trousers that will help you feel great and look your best at your next wedding.