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12 Ideas for Beach Wedding Attire for Men

12 Ideas for Beach Wedding Attire for Men

Beach weddings are inherently more laid back than formal ceremonies, but a guy still should look his best on the big day. No matter how relaxed the venue, your soon-to-be spouse should bring his A game. Whether he prefers a suit, suspenders (sans jacket), khakis or jeans, there are several ways to nail the seaside groom style without appearing sloppy (or sweaty). Ahead, 12 ideas for looking and feeling cool when exchanging vows in the sand.

 

 

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Open Button-Up Shirts

 

Particularly if you’re planning a summer beach wedding, you might be facing warm temperatures and high humidity. The ideal beach wedding attire for men allows them to stay comfortable while still looking sharp. A white shirt with the top two buttons unbuttoned is classic and ensures that your groom looks great on the most important day of your lives.

 

 

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Banana Republic Slim-Fit Tech-Stretch Cotton Solid Shirt, $79.50; bananarepublic.com

 

Lorenzo Uomo Trim Fit Solid Dress Shirt, $95; nordstrom.com

 

Brooks Brothers Regent Fitted Dress Shirt, Non-Iron Herringbone, $120; brooksbrothers.com

 

 

 

 

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Tie & Jeans

 

Keep him casual but cool in jeans, a button-up shirt and a sleek tie. Be sure to stick to clean denim (with no distressing) in medium blue to darker washes for a look that’s dressed up but still beach friendly.

 

 

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Turnbull & Asser Neat Dot Silk Classic Tie, $195; nordstrom.com

 

J.Crew Mercantile Silk Tie, $19.50; jcrew.com

 

Alfani Men’s Stripe Slim Silk Tie, $30.99 (orig. $52.50); macys.com

 

AG Tellis Slim Fit Jeans, $215; nordstrom.com

 

Levi’s Straight-Leg Jeans, $39.99 (orig. $59.50); kohls.com

 

Express Slim Dark Wash Stretch Jeans, $79.90; express.com

 

 

 

 

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Hats & Bow Ties

 

Beautiful sunny weather makes for great wedding photos — but a squinting groom does not. Deck him out in a summery hat complemented by a stylish bow tie for a festive look that’s fashionable and functional.

 

 

 

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Bailey of Hollywood Brooks Poet Fedora, $140; bloomingdales.com

 

Barbisio Parasisol Straw Fedora, $230; saksfifthavenue.com

 

Country Gentlemen Men’s Durell Fedora, $40; macys.com

 

Rooster Floral Pre-Tied Bow Tie, $40; kohls.com

 

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Navy Silk Satin Bow Tie, $155; ralphlauren.com

 

The Tie Bar Bulletin Dot Bow Tie Box, $30; tiebar.com

 

 

 

 

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Breathable Fabrics

 

When trying to decide on a jacket for your groom, you ideally want to find one in a breathable, light fabric. Cotton, linen and seersucker are all smart choices for beach wedding attire for men.

 

 

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Moss London Skinny Blazer in Seersucker, $125; asos.com

 

Michael Kors Mens Cotton and Linen Blazer, $149 (orig. $298); michaelkors.com

 

J.Crew Ludlow Slim-Fit Unstructured Suit Jacket in Cotton-Linen, $168; jcrew.com

 

 

 

 

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Light Gray Suits

 

A popular beach groom attire choice because of its versatility, the light grey suit is a stylish compromise between casual and black tie. Bonus: This neutral works with any wedding color scheme, which means you can play around with your palette, worry free.

 

 

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Van Heusen Men’s Slim-Fit Stretch Solid Suit, $395; macys.com

 

Boohoo Light Grey Textured Skinny Fit Suit Jacket, $55 (orig. $110); us.boohoo.com

 

Boohoo Light Grey Textured Skinny Fit Suit Trouser, $25 (orig. $50); us.boohoo.com

 

Theory Gansevoort Solid Slubbed Summer Slim Fit Suit Jacket, $595; bloomingdales.com

 

Theory Mayer Solid Slubbed Summer Slim Fit Suit Pants, $265; bloomingdales.com

 

 

 

 

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Hawaiian Inspiration

 

Getting married on a beach in Hawaii? Lucky you! Use your island destination as inspiration and outfit your groom in a white shirt and khaki pants, then top it off with a maile lei.

 

 

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Van Heusen Regular-Fit Stretch Sateen Dress Shirt, $50; kohls.com

 

Buttoned Down Men’s Classic Fit Cutaway-Collar Solid Non-Iron Dress Shirt, $39; amazon.com

 

David Donahue Regular Fit Solid Dress Shirt, $135; nordstrom.com

 

Gap Original Khakis in Relaxed Fit, $36 (orig. $59.95); gap.com

 

Dockers Straight Fit Easy Flex Khaki Pant, $27.99 (orig. $50); zappos.com

 

Express Slim Chambray Khaki Dress Pant, $69.90; express.com

 

 

 

 

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Sherbet Accents

 

Beach weddings are often relaxed and lighthearted affairs, so don’t be afraid to let your groom have some fun with his look. Add a playful pop to his neutral suit with sherbet-color accents like mint, coral and pink.

 

 

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Stafford Bow Tie Set, $19.99 (orig. $40); jcpenney.com

 

Barneys New York Textured Silk Necktie, $165; barneys.com

 

Southern Tide Del Rio Plaid Silk Tie, $75; nordstrom.com

 

 

 

 

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Preppy Style

 

Nothing says debonair like a navy suit (just ask Prince Harry, who favors this hue). This preppy look is especially fitting if you’re exchanging vows on the East Coast, where it can get a little chillier, particularly in the off season.

 

 

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Van Heusen Men’s Slim-Fit Stretch Bright Navy Solid Suit, $395; macys.com

 

Perry Ellis Men’s Two Piece Finished Bottom Slim Fit Suit, $86.16-$129.99; amazon.com

 

H&M Blazer Skinny Fit, $79.99; hm.com

 

H&M Suit Pants Skinny Fit, $34.99; hm.com

 

 

 

 

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Rolled Up Sleeves & Suspenders

 

If the weather is warm, your groom may want to go sans jacket. Dress up his casual look by having him roll up his sleeves and add vintage-inspired suspenders.

 

 

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Topman Gray Stripe Skinny Suspenders, $30; topman.com

 

Wembley Tubular Seersucker Suspenders, $24; kohls.com

 

H&M Suspenders, $9.99; hm.com

 

 

 

 

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Flip Flops

 

No one likes sand in their shoes! Help your groom put his best foot forward at your beach wedding with a pair of leather flip-flops.

 

 

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Hari Mari Fields Flip Flop, $59.95; nordstrom.com

 

Scott Hawaii Men’s Kahu’a, $54; amazon.com

 

Crevo Morelos Leather Flip Flop, $29 (orig. $50); nordstromrack.com

 

 

 

 

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Sensible Loafers

 

Or, if sandals just aren’t his thing, find a pair of loafers. They look sharp, and he can easily shake them out after the ceremony.

 

 

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Tommy Bahama Orion Leather Loafers, $120; zappos.com

 

Sandro Moscoloni Dudley Moc Toe Loafer, $135; nordstrom.com

 

Sperry Men’s Hampden Venetian Loafer, $100; macys.com

 

 

 

 

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Complementary Styles

 

Ultimately, the most important consideration when he’s deciding what to wear to your beach wedding is that your groom matches you. If you’re wearing a light sundress, he doesn’t need to be wearing a tuxedo. Likewise, if you’re braving the beach in sky-high heels and a mermaid gown, your groom shouldn’t be in jeans and a T-shirt. A navy suit is an ideal middle ground that can be dressed up or down. Either way, his style should complement yours — and vice versa. Now that’s a perfect partnership.