Dressing for a spring wedding can feel a little confusing. As the winter chill thaws off, temperatures outside tend to be a bit up in the air (think cooler evenings and warmer afternoons), leaving you unsure of exactly what kind of suit to put on. Overall, though, you want your spring wedding suit to be lighter and maybe more colorful than the kind of suit you might wear to a wedding in the middle of winter.
In general, consider opting for more lightweight fabrics, like linen and cotton, over heavier fabrics like wool and cashmere. Velvet and corduroy are two other fabrics that are best left for snowy winter weddings. A wool blend that feels timeless and isn't too warm can work for weddings in April, May, or early June.
As far as colors go, black is a classic option that will never go out of style. But, if you want to try something different, consider light gray, stone blue, pastels, khaki, and cream. Here's a collection of some of the best spring wedding suits out there to get you started.
Best Light Blue: Studio Suits Desert Blue Linen Suit
You may not be able to get away with a light blue suit in fall or winter, but it looks just right during the spring. This light blue shade is beautiful in a lightweight linen fabric.
Price at time of publish: $334
Best Slim Fit: Mark & Spencer Slim Fit Suit
A grey suit like this one is great to have in your closet: it's versatile and can be worn any time of year, including the spring. The slim fit makes it feel more trendy and the simple grey color is easy to work with.
Price at time of publish: $96
Best for an Outdoor Wedding: Canali Kei Slim Fit Stretch Cotton Twill Suit Jacket
There's something about a green suit that just feels right for an outdoor spring wedding in a garden. This cotton twill jacket is bold without being too overwhelming and can be paired with different colored pants if you're looking to mix and match.
Price at time of publish: $973
Best for Black Tie Optional: Hawes & Curtis Black Slim Fit Dinner Suit
Unsure of what to wear for a black-tie optional wedding? Instead of spending money on a tux, buy this beautiful black dinner suit. It's more versatile, so you'll get more wear out of it in the end.
Price at time of publish: $708
Best for Your Money: J.Crew Ludlow Slim Fit Unstructured Suit Jacket
Made of luxurious Italian cotton-linen, this suit is comfortable, lightweight, and versatile. It's also a good deal, with pieces that are each under $200. For the quality, it's a bargain.
Price at time of publish: $228
Best Checkered: Brooks Brothers Milano Fit Combo Check 1818 Suit
This checkered suit is unique and will stand out in any crowd. The blue-gray shade is just right for a spring wedding, and the fit is comfortable.
Price at time of publish: $1,198
Best for a Destination Wedding: Bonobos Italian Stretch Seersucker Suit
Jetting off to a springtime destination wedding in a tropical setting? Opt for this light blue seersucker suit, which is ideal for a warmer climate and slightly more casual setting.
Price at time of publish: $600
Best Bold Color: Suit Supply Mid Green Havana Suit
Made of a pure, breathable cotton, this suit is ideal for warmer temperatures. The deep-green shade is unexpected and will be a nice unique choice in a sea of black and grey suits.
Price at time of publish: $649
Best Crepe: Ted Baker Slim Fit Light Grey Crepe Suit
This wool-blend suit has the slightly crumpled look of crepe, and looks and feels luxurious and chic. The light gray color and slim fit gives it a minimalist look that you'll want to wear over and over again.
Price at time of publish: $798
Most Creative: Studio Suits Solbiati Linen Wool Silk Suits
A green checkered suit is definitely unexpected, so if you're trying to make a statement, then this is the look you want. Made of wool, linen, and silk, it's comfortable and classic.
Price at time of publish: $760
Best Blue: DKNY Summer Blue Slim Fit Texture Suit
This blue suit can really be worn at any time of the year, and you can make it feel more appropriate for spring weather by pairing it with a pastel-colored shirt. It's a gorgeous color and the slim fit makes it feel modern.
Price at time of publish: $638
Best Texture: Suit Supply Navy Havana Suit
At first glance, this looks like any other navy blue suit. But when you look closer, you see a really nice texture that makes this one feel and look extra special.
Price at time of publish: $699
Best Bright Color: Indochino Hemsworth Teal Suit
Bright colors, like this gorgeous teal option, are typically seen more during spring and summer weddings. This suit is unique but still feels classic, and offers a fun pop of color for any photo.
Price at time of publish: $449
Best Khaki Color: French Connection Slim Fit Neutral Suit
This khaki-colored three-piece suit can easily become a chic staple for springtime weddings. A eucalyptus lining makes it fun, and the neutral canvas allows you to really play around with different shirt colors.
Price at time of publish: $758
Most Unexpected: ASOS Design Wedding Skinny Suit in Pastel Pink Crosshatch
A pink suit is unexpected, but if you're going to wear one, a spring wedding is the time to do so. It's a bit more on the casual side. So, while we wouldn't recommend this for a black tie or black-tie optional wedding, it's great for something outdoors.
Price at time of publish: $190
Best for a Daytime Wedding: Bonobos Stretch Chambray Suit
Chambray is a fabric that is definitely more on the casual side, so opt to wear it for a casual or daytime wedding. This lightweight, cool fabric is also ideal for the end of the season as it starts getting warmer, and it's very versatile.
Price at time of publish: $550
Best Splurge: Saint Laurent Black Classic Suit
If you're looking to make an investment on a suit you'll wear often, this Saint Laurent is an excellent choice. Made of virgin wool with a silk lining, this black suit is a versatile classic you'll wear time and time again.
Price at time of publish: $2,490
Best Classic Neutral: Brooks Brothers Regent Fit Stripe 1818 Suit
With subtle stripes and a neutral beige color, this suit feels like a classic you'll wear often. It's stylish and versatile, and we love the perfect fit and comfortable fabric.
Price at time of publish: $1,098
Most Luxurious: Suit Supply Navy Havana Suit
This one is similar to another navy Havana suit on this list, but it's lighter and made of a different fabric. A blend of silk and linen makes it breathable and lightweight with a luxe look and feel that is hard to copy. And, we love the color.
Price at time of publish: $949
Best Linen: Moss 1851 Tailored Fit Stone Linen Suit
A pure linen suit is cooling, comfortable, and a bit more on the casual side, with an effortlessly stylish look to it that makes it a perfect choice for spring weddings. This light stone color is beautiful in this fabric.
Price at time of publish: $478
Best for Subtle Color: Indochino Milano Olive Suit
The deep olive shade of this suit is so beautiful to look at and works just as well for a spring wedding as it does for a winter wedding. It's made of 100% wool that feels luxurious and soft, and has a really nice stretch to it.
Price at time of publish: $549
What color should a spring wedding suit be?
Want to stick with tradition? Black and gray are always in style. But if you're interested in playing around with color, spring is a great time to do so. Pastels like light blue, green, or pink feel right at home in this warmer season, and khaki or other neutrals make it easy to play around with fun accessories.
What fabrics are best for a spring wedding suit?
Cotton is a great fabric for a spring suit, but linen is also a nice lightweight option, especially if you're in a place where the weather will be a bit warmer. Some wool suits can still work for spring as long as they don't look or feel too heavy. Skip very warm options like corduroy, velvet, cashmere, or heavy wool blends.
What should you wear to a black-tie wedding in spring?
In general, a black-tie wedding calls for a tuxedo over a suit, and your best option for this type of formal event is to wear a classic black tux, regardless of the season. Just opt for a lighter fabric if possible. For black-tie optional, you can look for a dark suit in a lighter fabric.