Tan suits have become increasingly popular as wedding attire in recent years. They are often seen in outdoors and rustic-themed weddings. It’s a casual color that looks great on all skin tones and is a great choice of wedding suit.
What is a Tan Suit
Tan itself is not a color, but it covers a broad range of colors that go by many names. Different parts of the world and different retailers may label a tan suit as a variety of different colors. Here are some common colors that may fall under the umbrella of tan:
- light brown
No matter what you may call it, a tan suit is a color made with a very light-brown base and it comes in a variety of different tints.
Matching a Tan Suit to Your Wedding
There are three things that come to mind when I think about tan suits and weddings; autumn, rustic themed weddings, and the outdoors. Those are the three most popular wedding themes that feature tan suits in their attire.
Tan suits are great in autumn/fall because they pair great with the traditional autumn colors; deep and dark reds, greens, and orange. You see a lot of couples choose to go with tan suits and use autumn colors for their vests and ties. Tan suits are also great for rustic-themed weddings (which often occur in autumn), not only because they match that beautiful barn scenery, but because it is a more casual look, and formal suits don’t always match up with the rustic theme.
You also see a lot of tan suits featured in outdoors destination weddings and beach weddings. It’s similar to the rustic wedding concept, tan is a little less casual than traditional colors like navy and black, so it’s more comfortable to be in tan colored suits when you’re in a comfortable outdoor environment.
Styling the Tan Suit
Tan suits can be worn in all kinds of materials. In destination weddings and very warm climates, tan suit are usually made from lighter linen or cotton fabrics that breathe and can keep you cool. But in autumn and outdoors weddings they are typically made of wool, wool blends, or polyrayon; more common suit materials.
A white dress shirt is always worn with a tan suit. But the tan suit gives you versatility when it comes to vest and tie colors. Tan looks great with virtually every color, so the possibilities are endless.