It can be a real challenge to find a summer wedding suit. Obviously, you want to look sharp - as either groom or guest, you know you're going to end up in a million photos, not to mention Insta feeds. But you also need to stay cool in summer's higher temperatures.
Well, challenge accepted. We've found not one but 17 summer wedding suits for men, all of which will leave you looking and feeling impeccable, whatever the weather. We've covered a range of wedding dress codes, whether smart and formal or laidback beach.
We've also referenced different styles, from fashion-led slim cuts to classic men's tailoring. All you have to do is shop our edit and choose your look - then start working on that groom speech if you're the one getting married!
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1. Unstructured Cotton & Linen-blend Suit Jacket & Pleated Trousers - Mr P at Mr Porter, £245 & £175
An "unstructured suit" - with minimal lining and shoulder padding - is just the thing for a summer wedding, as the style is lightweight but still smart. This Mr P version is a perfect example. It's made from a cotton and linen-blend fabric, so it should be ok for a beach wedding abroad, and certainly a match for a typical British summer.
2. Rack Blazer & Straight-leg Trousers - Reiss, £275 & £125
Reiss is a high street hero when it comes to men's tailoring, as this Italian-inflected suit shows. It's made from lightweight crepe, and the stone colour feels fresh without tipping over into bright-white Man From Del Monte territory.
3. Double Breasted Suit - Hackett London, £825
From Hackett London's ready-to-wear Saville Row collection, this slim-fit suit is a sophisticated look for a summer wedding - we're already picturing Pimm's on the lawn with a string quartet playing in the background.
4. Ludlow Slim-fit Unstructured Blazer & Pant - J. Crew, £300 & £188
J.Crew's unstructured Ludlow suit was a game-changer when first released, and over the years it's appeared in several different versions - like this laidback-chic wool-cotton version. It has an impeccable fit and fabric but with a loose vibe - one for a relaxed yet stylish wedding.
5. Overshirt Stan & Hugo Pants - Officine Générale, £230 Each
Officine Générale is the tailoring brand to know for modern classics, like this overshirt and co-ordinating trousers. It's less formal than a traditional suit, but a chic option for a laidback summer wedding.
6. Shock Linen Blazer & Trousers - Reiss, £325 & £145
This Reiss suit proves that darker shades can look effortlessly dapper in summer - it's made from linen, to help you keep cool.
7. Two-piece Suit - Prada at FarFetch, £1,977
If you're looking to invest in some high quality tailoring, Prada should be your first port of call. This lightweight single-breasted suit is a classic you'll be wearing again and again after the wedding.
8. BrooksCool Tuxedo - Brooks Brothers, £750
Black tie needn't make you overheat in summer - just make sure you choose a dinner jacket in a breathable fabric, like this Brooks Brothers tuxedo, which is crafted from a lightweight wool.
9. Brookes Jacket & Fishtail Trousers - Oliver Spencer, £349 & £185
Made from a super-soft linen, we reckon this Oliver Spencer suit would be a cool option for a laidback wedding abroad. It's also available in a light sand colour, but this navy is particularly smart.
10. Kosmo Dinner Jacket & Trousers - Lardini, £1,184 & £293
Connoisseurs of luxe tailoring revere Italian brand Lardini for the impeccable cuts and fine fabric. This single-breasted dinner jacket is pure sophistication, and the wool and linen fabric should hold up well in higher temperatures.
11. Grey Blazer & Trousers - Topman, £62 & £28
Topman's super-skinny suits are a high street favourite in fashion circles, but in summer's hotter temperatures, we say go for a slightly looser cut - like this dove-grey slim-fit suit. It's a stylish option at a great price.
12. Lazio Tuxedo Suit - Suit Supply, £499
This suave dinner jacket is made from pure bamboo, which is light and breathable. Ottoman silk on the buttons and lapel elevates the look.
13. Ecru Windowpane Check Suit - Gieves & Hawkes, £495
Savile Row's Gieves & Hawkes is one of the leading destinations for bespoke wedding suits, but their ready-to-wear collection is rather special, too. Take this windowpane check suit, crafted from an Italian wool, silk and linen blend for a lightweight yet sophisticated feel.
14. Textured Blazer & Trousers - £69.99 & £29.99, Zara
This Zara suit is a sophisticated option for either a city or country house wedding - and at a rather bargainous price point.
15. Pink Herringbone Jacket & Trousers - Hawkes & Curtis, £159 & £90
This herringbone-weave linen suit is pure summer sophistication, with a nicely tailored silhouette. It's available in other colours, but the pink feels so contemporary.
16. Havana Suit - Suit Supply, £379
Everything about the Havana suit exudes laidback cool, from the slim-fitting shape to the perfectly judged shade of grey. It's crafted from a breathable linen-wool blend, so would be perfect at a relaxed summer wedding - just dress it up a bit with a shirt and loafers (no socks, please).
17. Linen Blazer & Trousers - Mango, £119 & £59.99
This slim-fit Mango suit looks considerably more expensive than it is. It's part of the brand's Committed line, which uses sustainable fibres and processes, so it's kind to the planet as well as to your wallet.
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