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Selecting the Right Suit for a Beach wedding

The coast has long been synonymous with relaxation and romance, making it an ideal backdrop for a wedding. Opting for a beach wedding offers both picturesque views and a memorable atmosphere, blending romance with carefree celebration. However, dressing suitably for such an occasion demands meticulous planning, considering fluctuating temperatures and sandy landscapes. This article outlines essential factors to help you choose the perfect suit for a beach wedding, ensuring comfort from dawn till dusk.

Fabrics to take you through the day

Amidst rising temperatures, opting for lightweight and breathable fabrics will contribute to keeping cool. Traditionally, high-quality linen and cotton fabrics are recommended for summer weddings. These natural fibres have the ability to wick moisture away from the skin and allow air to circulate. An expertly custom wedding suit in the right fabric for the setting exudes a relaxed, summery vibe while maintaining a level of elegance appropriate for the occasion.


To address the requirements of warmer summer days, Dormeuil has designed textiles blending natural fibres to enhance both cooling properties and comfort. Our Naturals bunch and Wedding bunch include a variety of blends with dyed or printed yarns for interesting surface effects, the main ones are:

  • Bamboo, silk, wool and linen,
  • Bamboo, silk and wool,
  • Linen and wool,
  • Wool and silk.

Lustrous bamboo and silk bring a light sheen to the cloth. The natural moisture-managing properties of wool and linen ensure comfort at all times of the day.

Did you know that wool isn’t solely reserved for winter and colder temperatures but also makes for a comfortable addition to a summer wardrobe? Thanks to Dormeuil’s expertise in high-quality wool suit fabrics, we were able to harness wool’s lightweight and breathable qualities to confidently integrate it in our summer fabric bunches. With the eventuality of crafting a suit for a beach wedding, we made sure to offer a wide palette of colours and a choice of fabric textures that will stand the test of time and temperatures, beyond the big day. 

A Palette Fit for Wedding Season

Beach weddings allow for more versatile colour choices for suits. While a traditional tuxedo suit may be suitable for weddings taking place in the city or in country homes, beach weddings call for lighter, more relaxed hues. Acceptable shades include blue, tan, beige, or even light grey. These colours not only complement the natural surroundings but also reflect the light, helping you stay cool throughout the festivities. More adventurous guests may opt for light variations on other hues, just keep in mind that lighter shades offer cooling qualities under the sun. Dormeuil’s Naturals collection ranges from light greys and beiges to denser hues like indigo blue, forest green and burgundy.

Dress for the Beach with Style

When choosing the style of your suit for a beach wedding, lean towards more casual and laid-back options. In terms of sartorial variations, a two-piece suit or even a stylish linen blazer paired with tailored trousers will make for a sophisticated yet relaxed look.  A slim-fit or tailored suit in a lightweight fabric strikes the perfect balance between style and comfort. Ensure that the fit leaves room for movement, especially if you are attending a full day event with various activities and dancing late into the early hours.


Accessorising appropriately can elevate your beach wedding attire. If the dress code permits, skip the traditional tie and instead opt for a linen or cotton shirt worn open at the collar for a more relaxed look. A pair of sunglasses, think city cool and leave the athletic designs at home, and comfortable leather loafers will add a sunny touch to the outfit and help you navigate sun and sand with ease.

Tailoring the Bride or Groom’s Suit for a Beach Wedding

The couple of the day may take a few additional considerations into account for smooth sailing throughout the festivities.

High quality tailoring remains a priority: Whether it be a bride or a groom who opts for a suit for a beach wedding. Correct fit is essential regardless of the wedding setting. A polished and sophisticated look can be complemented by a slightly looser fit to allow for ease of movement and breathability, especially in warmer seaside settings.

Making it personal: Embracing the relaxed oceanside atmosphere, beach weddings allow for more sartorial freedom. Accessories may add a meaningful touch in a suit for a beach wedding: this ranges from a sentimental lapel pin or an ocean themed pocket square to a custom-made suit tailored to the wearer’s preferences. Infusing elements that reflect the couple's history will make the day all the more special.


Beyond the usual concerns of appropriate colours and style, practical aspects play a considerable role in selecting the right suit for a beach wedding. By carefully selecting a suitable fabric and cut for the weather and the day’s activities, you will be in perfect condition to enjoy the laid-back charm of beachside nuptials.