Best Choice of Attire for a Beach Wedding

Having in mind that a good deal of nuptials is scheduled for the summer months, the chances are high we’ll get invited to one of such weddings. Choosing the right outfit can be a bit of a challenge, considering the heat and the relaxed atmosphere of the event. Stay with us if you want to hear some expert tips on beach wedding attire for guests.

When fabrics are concerned, opt for lightweight variants that don’t stick to the body. Some of the fabrics that meet these requirements include linen, chiffon, lace and some elegant-looking cotton blends. By choosing the less clingy materials, you will be spared from the nasty sweat blotches on your dress.

Colours and patterns
  • Black may seem like an utterly chic option but it’s bound to make you feel like you’re boiling inside. Dark shades attract so much heat which disqualifies them for a beach-based event.
  • Find inspiration in the tropical hues of the wedding venue and try to incorporate some of them into your look.
  • The popular tints to pick and choose from are turquoise, fuchsia, sunflower, aquamarine and lime green, among others. These colours could also be found in great summery pattern.
  • If the wedding theme is on the vintage side, you can’t make a mistake with florals, stripes and polka dots.
  • Select a sheer shawl in a neutral tone for the possible evening chill.

Dress code
Evade the formality related faux-pas and make sure to inquire whether you’re expected to follow a casual, semi-formal or formal dress code.

Formal wedding events demand a long, sophisticated gown. Similarly, semi-formal ceremonies ask for demure tea-length models or somewhat shorter dresses. This is particularly convenient as such dresses won’t pick up the sand, and they fit nicely into the ambience of a seaside restaurant or hotel.

If the invitation states ‘casual’, maxi dresses are a great way to gear up for the wedding. This type of dresses is known for its light composition and bright patterns which makes it perfect for a sunny setting.

Even though you’re going to a beach wedding, wearing some sporty-looking flip flops is definitely not the best idea. Instead, go for sleek sandals or wedges, and slip into something classier later on at the reception. Lastly, don’t forget to do a pedicure if you decide on a peep-toe or open toe shoes.

1. The standard rules
We cannot emphasise enough how well-tailored suits or clothes contribute to the men’s impeccable look. While a full suit may not be ideal for a summer beach wedding, you can still put together a great pants-and-shirt combination. The preferred heat-proof materials are cotton and linen.
2. Adequate footwear
There’s a way to preserve a level of comfort men are accustomed to and stay stylish at same time. While sandals are overly casual for any kind of ceremony, loafers, lace up shoes and refined, unembellished low top sneakers are some superb substitutes.

3. Pocket square or tie
The presence of a simple pocket square instantly gives the ensemble a touch of elegance, whether it’s a one point or flat folding style. Similar effect can be accomplished with a carefully chosen tie. The only thing you should avoid is wearing both of these accessories at the same time, as it gives the event an unnecessary tone of seriousness.
4. The specs
Don’t spend the whole ceremony squinting and don a pair of classic wayfarers or aviators. Just make sure that the frame compliments your face shape.

5. Tuxedo
We see male Hollywood stars wearing a tux over and over again, and it works every time! The beach setting is a more laid-back and relaxed event, so unless the wedding invitations say black-tie, forget about the tux.
Summer is a beautiful season for the weddings but a tad more demanding when attire is concerned. Still, with a smart choice of materials and cuts, both men and women can enjoy the joyous occasion.

(Contributed by Diana)

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