Under The Sun
The warm sunshine should be the only thing beating down on you, not your dress
By Sara Doerrier
July 25, 2011
Summer is one of the most popular seasons for weddings. But warm-weather brides need to consider their comfort. You want your attire to allow you to breathe. Summer weddings beg for locales that include the beach, a garden or backyard setting, as well as yachts and marinas. After choosing your environment, your attire should follow suit.
Think light fabrics that breathe: chiffon, linen or any lightweight silk. Dresses that cling too close to the body may case excess sweating if you are outdoors. Keep the silhouettes simple, as opposed to a full-length ball gown with lots of volume. Opt for sheath or a slip dress.
Your husband-to-be also needs lightweight fabrics. After all, he is expected to wear a suit. A summer wedding can call for linen suits. This is more fitting because outdoor weddings tend to feel less formal. Consider a traditional Cape Cod look: khakis and a blue sports coat. Add a colorful tie for a bit of a flare.
Strapless and short dresses are appropriate in the summer. Colorful outfits suit the summer. Dress thh6 in linen, eyelet or seersucker for comfort.
If you are having a beach wedding, go barefoot! This is almost a must. Take advantage, this is the only season that allows you to go shoeless.
Summer is a great time to add color into your wedding, especially your ensh6ble. Options: bright and bold (hot pink, mango or fuchsia); seaside-inspired (aqua and peach); nautical-thh6ed (navy and white). Your possibilities are endless. And, very fun.