The Top 5 Summer Wedding Suit Trends for 2023

Staying cool and fashion-forward is easier than it looks.

summer wedding bride and groom

Photo by Brogen Jessup

Summer is one of our favorite seasons due to the beautiful weather, sunny skies, and, of course, all the warm-weather nuptials. And if you plan on getting married in a tropical locale, or you're a guest invited to a wedding along the seaside shores, choosing an appropriate ensemble is of the utmost importance. Especially for those wearing suits, finding a look that keeps you cool and fashion-forward should be a top priority.

When it comes to shopping for summer wedding looks for guys, in particular, there are several key factors to consider: the venue, the locale, the dress code, and the predicted day-of forecast. Because let's face it, the summer sun can be unforgiving during an outdoor wedding, and the last thing you want is to be underdressed, overheated, and uncomfortable.

Therefore, to help guide your search for warm-weather fashions, we've highlighted the top summer wedding suit trends for 2023. Whether you're looking to lean into your personal style or find a suit to tie the knot in, these ideas will keep you fashionable for every wedding soirée.

man wearing a beige linen suit and a woman wearing a striped white and burgundy gown

Photo by Adriana Rivera

Lightweight Fabrics

Lightweight fabrics will forever be a summer wedding suit trend for obvious reasons, as keeping cool during the warmer seasons isn't always easy. Donning pieces made from seersucker, linen, cotton, fresco, and worsted are great materials to wear to beat the heat, and also look fabulous at the same time. What's more, these fabrics can be found in a variety of styles, from multiple retailers, so the options are limitless.

man wearing a light, pastel hued suit and a woman wearing a midi white dress

Photo by Janine Licare Fine Art Photography

Pastel Hues

There's been a huge resurgence of pastel wedding suits, and we absolutely love this trend for warm-weather nuptials. Not only do the lighter colors allow you to stay cool in the heat, but the softer hue is a fun and contemporary choice for grooms, groomsmen, and guests. Additionally, these light and airy pieces can be added to any wardrobe and serve as a summer suit staple for years to come.

a man wearing an all white suit and a woman wearing a tea-length dress

Photo by Hana Gonzalez Photography

All White

Summer is known as a time to have fun, be bold, and embrace all-white attire. For grooms on the hunt for an effortless wedding-worthy look, or wedding guests invited to a celebration with an all-white dress code, go ahead and embrace this trend in your own unique way. Selected a textured white suit for an ensemble that'll pop in photos, or style your look with fun accessories like a lapel pin or a colorful boutonniere.

a groom staring into the eyes of his bride

Photo by Sean Thomas Photography

Statement Accessories

The best way to personalize any look is with a statement accessory, and for those attending summer nuptials, finding a piece that leans into the laid-back vibe of the season is an extremely popular trend. Opt for socks with nautical patterns, or wear a tie that subtly showcases a summer motif, like a flower.

groom wearing a relaxed fit black suit with a bride wearing a strapless, corset tulle wedding dress

Photo by Jimmy Bishop of Gideon Photography

Relaxed and Tailored Fits

Today, many associate slim-fit styles as the go-to trend for suits, however, this particular silhouette may be too restricting during warmer months. That's why, when it comes to summer wedding looks for guys, it's best to opt for relaxed suits that offer a bit of breathing room and comfort.

One way to ensure your suit has the right fit is by going custom. Creating a bespoke ensemble provides the option to curate a tailored look, one that isn't too tight or overly baggy.

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