It appears that destination weddings are on the rise and it's clear to see why. Not only can they be easier on the purse strings but you'll also get the chance to celebrate in an idyllic location. Think of it as a holiday and a wedding rolled into one, that's an offer hard to refuse! However one thing that may be causing alarm bells to ring is the outfit. Putting together an outfit for a wedding in the UK is one thing, let alone abroad! It's more than likely you're going to be visiting somewhere warm so finding something that will keep the heat at bay but still look dapper can pose a challenge. Luckily we've got some style suggestions which you may find useful if you've got a destination wedding on the cards...
Your first thought for a wedding in the sun may well be linen but we all know how linen has a tendency to crease easily, especially when packed into a suitcase. Save yourself the stress of a crumpled suit by opting for a lightweight poly-viscose number just like the Buxton suit. The stone shade will suit the surroundings perfectly and even when the midday sun causes you to disrobe, you'll still look equally dapper in the waistcoat and trousers combo. Pair with sky blue accessories to accentuate the windowpane check.
Soft, neutral tones are a must. Not only will they keep you cooler as opposed to dark colours but they'll also show you put some thought into how your outfit will integrate into the summery setting. You've more than likely sported a dark grey suit but now is the opportunity to fashion a lighter silvery grey style. Something a little bit different but on-trend this season. The Ben suit is cut from a lightweight fabric with a linen effect to keep you cool from the ceremony all the way through to the evening dancing. Add a flash of colour through your tie and pocket square for good measure.
Something blue? Go the extra mile to fit in with the theme with a blue suit in a summery powder shade. The York suit, also made from light fabric, will show a touch of personality but not so much to outshine the groom. The subtle Prince of Wales check adds interest and the addition of the double breasted waistcoat cuts a sartorial silhouette. For comfort, it's perfectly acceptable to ditch the restricting tie. Choose a shirt with accent buttons to take centre stage like the Charlie which will coordinate nicely with the wine pocket square.
So if a destination wedding invite has got you stressing, you only really need to remember two things; lightweight/breathable fabrics & soft colours. Nail these two and you'll be sure to get papped by the photographer!
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