19 Summer Wedding Suits That Will Keep You Looking (And Feeling) Cool

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There's something a little extra special about a summer wedding that takes place outdoors on a beautiful evening. Unfortunately, a gentle breeze and comfortable outside temperature aren't guaranteed. Summer weddings, whether they take place outdoors, inside, or both, can come with humidity and lots of heat. And nothing feels quite as uncomfortable as spending hours sweating in a very warm wedding suit that you simply can't change out of.

This is exactly why you might want to have a seasonally appropriate summer wedding suit on hand. It doesn't matter if you're the groom or just a guest, you'll have a lot more fun if you don't feel like you're suffocating in your clothes. For warm-weather events, you'll want to opt for materials like linen or cotton, both of which are lightweight and breathable. Wool blends made with linen, cotton, or silk are other good options. Avoid heavier materials like thick wool or flannel, although, in general, high-quality wool should be pretty good for any season.

As far as colors go, summer weddings tend to mean you can go a little lighter and brighter. Think light blue, cream, or a light gray for the classics, and opt for a bright color if you want to stand out more. Of course, if you're going to a black-tie or black-tie optional wedding, stick to classic dark shades like black and gray. In general, leave brown, burgundy, and deep green for autumn or winter weddings, where the colors will fit in better.

Here's a look at some beautifully made wedding suits that are perfect for your next summer soirée.

Best Linen Suit: Brunello Cucinelli Unstructured Linen Suit Jacket

cream colored suit

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Made of pure Italian linen, this suit has notch lapels, patch pockets, and a double vent that helps to avoid creasing when sitting down. The jacket can be paired with matching pants, or worn more casually on its own.

Price at time of publish: $3,895

Material: Linen | Fit: Fits true to size | Care: Dry Clean

Best Wool Suit: Suit Supply Light Grey Havana Suit

light gray suit

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The light grey shade of this suit makes it feel right at home at a summer wedding. Made of pure wool, it's also versatile enough to wear year-round.

Price at time of publish: $649

Material: Pure Wool | Fit: Fits true to size | Care: Dry clean only

Best Herringbone Pattern: Hawkes & Curtis Beige Herringbone Linen Tailored Fit Italian Suit

taupe linen suit

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The herringbone on this linen suit gives it a really nice texture. It also comes in white, royal blue, and light blue if beige isn't your thing.

Price at time of publish: $699

Material: Linen | Fit: Tailored

For a Beach Wedding: ASOS Design Wedding Linen Super Skinny Suit

light blue suit

Courtesy of ASOS

This super light blue suit looks almost white and would be nice for a beach wedding. It has a subtle check design and a very skinny fit.

Price at time of publish: $100

Material: Linen-mix fabric | Fit: Skinny | Care: Dry clean only

Most Casual: J.Crew Ludlow Slim-Fit Unstructured Suit Jacket

gray suit

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Between the unstructured look of the jacket and the material, which is a blend of cotton and linen, this suit is ideal for a more relaxed wedding. It's casual and versatile, so it's a nice one to add to your closet.

Price at time of publish: $228

Material: Cotton/linen | Fit: Fits true to size | Care: Dry clean

Best Blend: Indochino Stockport Wool Linen Blue Suit

navy blue suit

Courtesy of Indochino

Made of a really nice wool linen blend, this suit works well for warmer weather. The deep blue color has a bit of a nautical feel to it as well.

Price at time of publish: $449

Material: 85 percent wool, 15 percent linen | Fit: Custom

For a Daytime Wedding: Brooks Brothers Milano Fit Plaid 1818 Suit

checked suit

Courtesy of Brooks Brothers

Made from fine Italian wool, this suit has a slim fit and a fun pattern. The subtle checks make this feel more casual, so it would fit right in at an outdoor daytime wedding.

Price at time of publish: $1,098

Material: Wool | Fit: Slim fit | Care: Dry clean

Best for Hot Temperatures: Brunello Cucinelli Herringbone Hemp and Linen-Blend Suit Jacket

blue grey linen suit

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Another more casual option is this linen blend suit, which feels relaxed and comfortable. The herringbone hemp-blend adds interesting texture and is very lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for the hottest of days.

Price at time of publish: $3,995

Material: Hemp and linen-blend | Fit: Fits true to size | Care: Dry clean

Best Slim Fit: Moss London Slim Fit Navy Linen Suit

navy blue suit

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A deep navy blue color like this one works for weddings all year round and looks especially great at a wedding by the beach. The linen material makes it lightweight, and because it's a polyester blend, it won't wrinkle and crease quite as easily as pure linen.

Price at time of publish: $618

Material: Linen and polyester-blend fabric | Fit: Slim | Care: Dry clean

Best Blue Suit: John Varvatos Star USA Melange Wool Suit

navy blue suit

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The wool material of this suit has a subtle pattern that makes it appear really elegant. We love the blue color, which feels modern and fresh without being too bold.

Price at time of publish: $696

Material: Wool | Fit: Slim | Care: Dry clean

For a Formal Wedding: Brunello Cucinelli Linen, Wool, and Silk-Blend Jacket

blue suit

Courtesy of Mr. Porter

This suit is a mix of linen, wool, and silk. This makes it a bit more versatile than just linen, which really only feels appropriate in the summertime. The dark blue color makes it look elegant and formal.

Price at time of publish: $2,495

Material: Linen, wool, and silk-blend | Fit: Regular | Care: Dry clean

Best Budget: ASOS Design Wedding Cotton Super Skinny Suit Jacket

stone colored suit

Courtesy of ASOS

We love the off-white shade of this suit, which feels very summery and classic. It looks especially great paired with the vest.

Price at time of publish: $100

Material: Stretch cotton | Fit: Skinny | Care: Dry clean

Most Versatile: J.Crew Ludlow Slim Fit Suit Jacket

blue suit

Courtesy of J.Crew

As evidenced by this model, this slim-fit suit can easily be dressed down with sneakers and a sweater. But it can also be dressed up for a more casual wedding, and it's made of all-season wool, so it's very versatile.

Price at time of publish: $450

Material: Worsted wool/elastane | Fit: Slim | Care: Dry clean

Most Classic: Indochino Hamilton Sharkskin Suit

sharkskin suit

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The texture of this sharkskin wool suit makes this grey anything but drab. Sleek, sophisticated, and versatile, this one can be worn at any time of the year.

Price at time of publish: $549

Material: 86 percent wool, 14 percent mohair | Fit: Custom

Best Athletic Fit: State of Liberty Athletic Fit Stretch Suit

sea green suit

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This bold sea green color is unique and different, and it feels perfect for a summer event. Made of comfortable stretchy fabric and lined with a breathable, lightweight, and moisture-wicking dress shirt fabric, this one will keep you cool too.

Price at time of publish: $650

Material: Rayon/Nylon/Polyester/Spandex Performance Blend | Fit: Athletic | Care: Dry clean

Best Tan Suit: JOE Joseph Abboud Tan Chambray Linen Slim Fit Suit

tan chambray suit

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Tan linen looks crisp and just right for a hot summer day. Breathable and comfortable, this one can also be worn more casually as separates.

Price at time of publish: $250

Material: Linen | Fit: Slim | Care: Dry clean only

Best Color: Moss London Slim Fit Ice Blue Suit

ice blue suit

Courtesy of Moss Bros

This three-piece suit features a fresh color and a melange texture that keeps it interesting. It's also made with blended recycled fibers, so you can feel good about wearing it.

Price at time of publish: $538

Material: 69 percent recycled polyester, 29 percent viscose, two percent elastane | Fit: Slim | Care: Dry clean

Best Texture: Oliver Wicks The W Suit In Khaki Linen

khaki linen

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This is made of very breathable 100-percent Italian linen, and the khaki color is different, especially with the texture of the material. It looks great paired with blue, as shown here.

Price at time of publish: $309

Material: Italian linen | Fit: Tailored

Best Designer Suit: Tom Ford Shelton Cotton and Silk-Blend Suit Jacket

black suit

Courtesy of Mr. Porter

The mix of cotton and the silk blend make for a really lovely fabric. Tom Ford suits are great quality and expertly tailored, making them well worth the investment, especially for something as versatile as this black option.

Price at time of publish: $3,870

Material: Black cotton and silk blend | Fit: Slim | Care: Dry clean

FAQ
  • What fabric should a summer wedding suit be?

    Since you likely want to stay as cool as possible, opt for cotton, linen, or wool blends with silk, linen, or cotton. 100 percent wool is also OK, as good quality wool should work for any season. Linen will be the most lightweight, although keep in mind that it creases extremely easily and is a bit high maintenance.

  • What color should a summer wedding suit be?

    There are no hard and fast rules, but in general, this is a fun time of year to play around with bright and light colors. Instead of sticking to dark shades like black or burgundy, you might want to try a light blue, light grey, or cream color. But, as always, stick to black for black-tie weddings.

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