Spring and summer wedding season is here and if you have already RSVP’d to a few invites, you’ll need to know exactly what to wear for each. The first step is to know the dress code for the wedding so you’ll be ready for the event in confidence. Invitations will generally tell you how formal the event will be, but if not, it can likely be found on the couple’s wedding website. There are several variations of attire descriptions; here is an outline of the most common for you. (If you are still unsure, I am always available to help you find what to wear that will reflect your personal style and have you feeling comfortable and confident, no matter the style of the wedding occasion.)
Wear nice dress pants and a button-down shirt. A jacket might not be required, however, if it is a spring wedding or an outdoor wedding, a jacket is perfect for dealing with rain or chilly weather. Appropriate colors range from cooler, darker tones to lighter and brighter colors, especially for a spring or summer wedding. Never wear jeans or shorts.
This calls for a suit and tie. You can go with lighter or darker colors depending on the weather and the season. For spring and summer, light grey or navy suits are very popular and look great. Keep the weather in mind when planning what you will be wearing. For outdoor spring weddings, the weather can be cool or rainy. Wool suits are a perfect combination of stylish and weather faring. J.Hilburn offers a variety of options in our Performance Wool, which are crafted for comfort, style and to be wind and rain resistant. Plus, contrary to popular belief, wool can be just as cool as cotton or linen, even during a warm wedding.
Definitely a summer suit and light shirt. Linen is a spring and summer fabric that is well known for its coolness in hot weather. The fabric is made from the hollow fibers of the flax plant, making it a breathable and beautiful option for a summer beach wedding. Chambray, a fine soft fabric woven with white and colored thread creates another spring or summer option for a beach wedding. J.Hilburn has a lot handsome linen and chambray suits and shirts that would be perfect for this type of wedding. A tie? Depending on the event, you may or may not need to wear one.
Formal or Black Tie Optional
These weddings are one step below Black Tie events. This means, you should wear a tux or a formal dark suit depending on the details of the event. Still, at these weddings you are able to have a little fun with your wardrobe by adding texture and details to your suit. Check out the J.Hilburn Charcoal Lavender Twill Stripe. The twill is identified by its diagonal ridges on the fabric surface and features smooth draping that will match the your body with elegant contouring. Adding a touch of subtle detail, like the mini herringbone, will allow you to express your personal style while matching the dress code of the event.
A toast, then!
No matter which type of wedding (or weddings) you have on your calendar this year, I am here to help you navigate the dress code and create your personal look for the event through the numerous options you have access to when selecting your wardrobe pieces from J.Hilburn. Now, you’re close to being wedding-ready! I want you to feel comfortable and confident at any event you attend. Here’s to many laughter filled champagne toasts this wedding season.