With wedding season just around the corner, your thoughts may be turning to what to wear. Spring weddings are particularly tricky; the weather is predictably unpredictable. It could be hot, rainy, cold or sunny! However, here are some tips that might help you decide.
1. Go for lighter fabrics
Linen or linen mix will keep the dreaded sweat patch at bay if it turns out to be good weather. If you are packing for an overnight stay, go for a linen mix, which creases less than linen but is still a much cooler fabric to opt for.
2. Avoid boring black!
Don’t end up looking like every other penguin at the party – mix it up! A spring wedding is an opportunity to wear something more interesting and break out of the 9-5 office look. Pastel and light neutral shades look fantastic at a spring wedding. Be sure not to go too dark with your tie and shoes, though; it will look out of place on a light outfit.
If you’d still rather go for darker shades, you can’t go wrong with a mid blue or navy suit.
3. For outside weddings try earthy tones
Green, earthy tones can be very flattering and will certainly look the part at a springtime outdoor wedding. With an earth green suit you can also get a little creative with the rest of your outfit (there are not many opportunities to wear a yellow shirt or tie, for instance!) while still looking formal but not stuffy.
4. Layers, layers, layers
To cover yourself for all weather eventualities, it is best to layer up. Try wearing a waistcoat under your jacket so that if you need to take it off, you will still look the part.
5. Classic grey
If in doubt, the classic grey suit wins hands down every time. It’s pretty much a catch-all, go-to suit colour that looks smart and appropriate in all situations.
The importance of getting a tailored suit cannot be underestimated. While you could leave it to the last minute with a chance purchase off the peg, a perfectly fitted outfit made just for you is going to be far more comfortable (you’ll be in it for a long day) and look so much smarter. It doesn’t have to cost more, either. Saint Crispin suits start at just £550 for made to measure, bespoke suits that fit you immaculately.
Book now and be prepared – it takes 5-6 weeks to get the perfect fitted suit!