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Great Groom Attire Ideas for a Summer Wedding

Great Groom Attire Ideas for a Summer Wedding

A wedding offers your best guy the chance to don an elegant boutonniere and take his style up a few notches. Light gray suits, pastel colors, patterned shirts, mood-lifting bow ties — there are many ways to get your groom looking sharp for the big day. Here, we’re supplying you with a slew of stylish groom attire ideas that are sure to perfectly complement your summer wedding. Shop brands like Paul Smith, Brooks Brothers and H&M from Macy’s, Barneys, Nordstrom and more.



Add Some Patterns


Add Some Patterns


Adding a pattern to the groom’s summer wedding look, like a checked shirt, instantly adds some interest (and personal style). Choosing a navy blue color instead of the typical black or gray lends a laid-back but dressed-up feel to his look — just right for a casual, warm-weather wedding.




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Boss Isaac Slim Fit Check Dress Shirt, $178;


Eton Check Slim Fit Dress Shirt, $245;


H&M Regular Fit Oxford Shirt, $25;




Light Colors



Light Colors


Incorporating pale colors, such as gray, sky blue or lilac, keeps any groom’s attire looking light and airy, which is stylish — and practical — for a summer wedding. Try adding a light pink tie to make this look pop even more.




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Calvin Klein Steel Men’s Slim-Fit Non-Iron Performance Herringbone Point Collar

Dress Shirt, $37;


John Varvatos Star USA Micro Stripe Slim Fit Stretch Dress Shirt, $98;


1901 Lucaya Solid Silk Tie, $25 at nordstrom


New Look Tie and Pocket Square Set in Pink, $16;





Light Gray



Go With Light Gray


Light gray is a summer celebration staple, and it makes any groom look and feel sophisticated. This suit’s muted palette makes a chic backdrop for the wedding’s bright colors.




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Alfani Men’s Stretch Performance Slim-Fit Jacket, $360;


Alfani Men’s Stretch Performance Solid Slim-Fit Pants, $135;


Express Classic Light Gray Cotton Pindot Suit Jacket, $127 (orig. $228);


Express Classic Light Gray Cotton Pindot Suit Pant, $59 (orig. $98);




Solid Colors



Use Solid Colors


A sharp dark blue-and-black suit is formal groom attire done right. Adding a black bow tie makes this look even dressier but still summer appropriate.




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Express Extra Slim Blue Satin Accent Tuxedo Jacket, $248;


Express Extra Slim Blue Satin Accent Tuxedo Pant, $98;


Perry Ellis Men’s Slim-Fit Stretch Navy Shawl-Collar Tuxedo, $425;


Patterned Bow Tie



Add A Patterned Bow Tie


Again, light gray works for a variety of outdoor, warm-weather events — and the addition of a patterned bow tie makes this look all his own. Suspenders add another classic and elegant touch.




Shop This Look:


Paul Smith Floral-Pattern Silk Bow Tie, $125;


Brooks Brothers Dot Silk Bow Tie, $89.50;


Brooks Brothers Textured Split Stripe Bow Tie, $60;




Light, Bright & Beachy



Light, Bright & Beachy

If you’re exchanging vows under the summer sun, things can get pretty toasty. We’re pretty certain your groom would prefer an outfit he won’t overheat in. This light beige look will keep him feeling and looking cool. You can also add a casual touch by rolling up the sleeves.




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Heart & Dagger Skinny Vest in Linen, $24;


I.N.C. Men’s Collins Slim-Fit Vest, $40;


Perry Ellis Regular-Fit Linen Vest, $80;




No Tie



Opt For No Tie


Have him lose the tie for a less formal look. As long as his suit is properly tailored, his wedding-day outfit will still be elegant and appropriate.




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Original Penguin Men’s Slim-Fit Stretch Gray/Brown Windowpane Suit, $200;


H&M Blazer Skinny Fit, $70;


H&M Suit Pants Skinny Fit, $43;


Vince Camuto Men’s Slim-Fit Comfort Stretch Sateen French Cuff Dress Shirt, $40;




Black & White



Stick To The Classics

Sometimes a traditional black suit and white shirt is the best choice for a summer wedding. Adding dark brown shoes gives the classic look a modern spin.




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Express Extra Slim Black Performance Stretch Wool-Blend Suit Pants Black Men’s, $118;


J.M. Haggar Premium Slim-Fit Stretch Flat-Front Suit Pants, $50 (orig. $100);


Tommy Bahama Men’s Sea Glass Breezer Linen Shirt, Created for Macy’s, $100;


Johnston & Murphy Carlson Cap Toe Oxford, $169;




Groom Attire for a Summer Wedding



Add A Vest


Swap his jacket for a vintage-inspired vest. It’s still buttoned-up for the big day but will keep your groom cool and comfortable.




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J.Crew Ludlow Suit Vest in Italian Wool, $110 (orig. $135);


H&M Suit Vest, $25;




Choose Pastels


Choose Pastels


Pastels are perfect for outdoor weddings. Soft shades and light fabrics are a great mix for almost any summer wedding, no matter the vibe.




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Boohoo Herringbone Skinny Fit Suit Jacket, $77 (orig. $110);


Boohoo Herringbone Skinny Fit Suit Trouser, $35 (orig. $50);


Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Modern-Fit TH Flex Stretch Blue Chambray Suit Jacket, $275;


Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Modern-Fit TH Flex Stretch Blue Chambray Suit Pants, $120;