Weddings

How to wear a blue suit to a wedding

Blue suits are your go-to for an outfit that will cement you as one of the best dressed guests around.

 

MAKE YOUR BLUE SUIT GO FURTHER THIS WEDDING SEASON

Words: L. Thorpe

Blue suits – a must-have in every man’s wardrobe, they’re smart, versatile and a great alternative to grey or black. And with wedding season in full swing, a blue suit is a solid option for any nuptials you’re attending this year.

Choosing and styling your blue suit wisely is the key to looking sharp and put together. You want to wear the suit not the other way around, after all. See below for our advice on how to wear a blue suit to a wedding.

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Moss - tailored fit light blue linen suit

Play with shades and materials

When choosing a blue suit, the first thing you should decide on is the shade. Do you like a deeper navy tone, or prefer a lighter, more pastel colour to reflect the season?

Whatever you choose, it’s worth keeping it simple with your styling. Pairing a light blue suit, like our light blue linen, with a white shirt and a tonal tie will offer a level of formality and help you feel put together, too. If you’re heading to a more casual wedding, choose a more relaxed approach and lose the tie altogether.

If you’re looking for something a bit more classic, navy suits are a great option. This is where fabric, fit and quality become really important – with so many navy suits out there, it’s important to choose one that is wedding-worthy (and can potentially be worn again afterwards). Look for quality cotton, wool and linen in the summer.

Ask one of our in-store experts to help you pick out a suit that truly fits you, or (even better) have it tailored and you’ll be a strong contender for best dressed guest.

 

Moss - tailored fit navy black check suit

 

Patterns

Incorporating patterns is a great way to add some intrigue to an otherwise safe outfit. For your wedding suit, checks and pinstripe suits are your two best options. Our bestselling navy black check suit has a subtle check pattern that gives the illusion of texture but doesn’t feel too bold.

As for ties, choose a pattern that complements your suit – our Botinelli silk medallion tie features different shades of blue that would shine against a crisp white shirt. Alternatively, pick a contrasting colour such as taupe or burgundy to add a bit of difference.

Patterned shirts can look great with a simpler suit but if you’re already going out of your comfort zone, you might want to keep it classic. Our advice is to incorporate patterns into one item or the other, not both.

 

 

Accessories

Keep simplicity top-of-mind when accessorising your blue suit. Look to Italian style for simple yet statement-making accessories – our guide to elevating your wedding style with Italian accessories gives some style guidance here.

For weddings, pocket squares can be a great vehicle for a bit of personalisation – our blue floral hank made with Liberty fabric, for example, are a brilliant way to add a shot of interest to your look without overpowering it with pattern.

A straightforward pair of cufflinks always work a charm, but if you want to go the extra mile, a tie pin is a subtle addition that can make a world of difference.