Fashion in the Air: Breezy Styles for Your Summer Wedding

Chic wedding styles, from plaid vests to bold shorts suits.

FIELD OF DREAMS Details make the simple silhouette sing. Take this halter neck Vera Wang gown ($2,860), where the beauty lies in the delicate shoulder knots and tulle neckline accent. (Right) Beautifully textured lace transforms the straightforward Elizabeth Fillmore Victoria Lace pant ($1,650) and cami ($880) from basic separates to a fashion-forward option.


BOLD & BEAUTIFUL This gray Ermenegildo Zegna suit ($2,895 at Neiman Marcus) conveys classic style. Finish with an Etro tail-hem shirt ($380 at Traffic LA), Tom Ford bow tie ($250), and John Lobb sneakers ($670). (Right) For the bolder fellow, consider a modern white suit with tapered ankles (D.Gnak, $390) paired with a perfectly fitted jacket (D.Gnak, $775) and whimsical dress shirt (Dolce & Gabbana, $695). Sport a contrasting belt (Magnanni, $175) for a chic accessory.


BLAZE A TRAIL Go modern with a sleek and asymmetrical tailored blazer (Dion Lee, $1,070) over a simple silk top (Jenni Kayne, $365) that’s balanced out with a darted wide-leg pant (Dion Lee, $625).


PUT A BOW ON IT Menswear silhouettes may seem tried and true, but the real fun is in the textiles. Mix up that big-day ensemble with Paul Smith’s metallic linen pants ($555), a crisp white Ermenegildo Zegna white shirt ($414), and a striking Vivienne Westwood plaid vest and jacket ($1,740). Finish off the fun with a white Tom Ford bow tie ($250) and Corthay shoes ($1,950).


DRESSES NOT REQUIRED! Being a bride means wearing whatever makes you feel best. For some, it’s a sassy shorts suit. Try this Theory look with ivory shorts ($225) and a button-up ($245), topped with a crepe vest ($395). Complete the look with vintage cowgirl boots. (Right) Charm the guests with a casual take on the princess look. Swish down the aisle in a Lea-Ann Belter silk taffeta ball skirt ($1,955) paired with a baby-soft jersey pocket tee (Alexander Wang, $95). Accessories include a Maria Elena Boutonniere ($345) and boots for days. FLORALS (ABOVE): A fragrant and herbal bouquet (Fleurs de France, fleursdallas.com) captures the couple’s free-spirited style. It consists of rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus with poppy pods, white lisianthus, and Queen Anne’s lace. The olive-green ribbon complements the bouquet’s natural foliage.


GO WITH THE FLOW Softly draped pieces stand out beautifully when you’re walking down the aisle or hitting the dance floor.

21ST-CENTURY FOX Take a traditional vintage-suit vibe into the 21st century by pairing a sharp Etro number (jacket, $1,660; pants, $550) with a contrasting placket Neil Barrett shirt ($550 at Traffic LA). Instead of a traditional boutonniere, go with a Lanvin lapel flower pin ($145).

PLAID POP A creamy tan suit (Ermenegildo Zegna, $2,795) calls for a pop of color and texture in a Tom Ford knit tie ($220). But don’t stop there—the neutral tan base and simple Etro dress shirt ($380) allow for more fun, like playful Bally loafers ($595 at Neiman Marcus). (Right) Mixing prints works best when playing with scale. Take the tiny texture from Zegna’s gingham seersucker pant ($445) against the bold plaid Armani jacket ($2,495). Round out the looks with an Armani pastel shirt ($425) and dark tie ($275), plus the requisite colorful Etro pocket square ($125). FLORALS (ABOVE) Wrapped in a white ribbon to bring out the white flowers and foliage, the bouquet by Fleurs de France (fleursdallas.com) in Dallas consists of bright royal-blue cornflower and blue thistle that pops among the white scabiosa and Snow on the Mountain euphorbia, to replicate similar flowers that grow naturally in North Texas.

MODELS Luis E./Kim Dawson Agency, Lukas M./Kim Dawn Agency, Lily M./Dragonfly Agency, Kiersten D./Kim Dawnson Agency

STLYING Brittany Winter/SisterBrother Management. Stylist Assistant: Elizabeth Farrell/SisterBrother Management

HAIR & MAKEUP Michael Thomas/On Set Management

PHOTO ASSISTANT Jonathan Stafford/The Photo Division

LOCATION/VENUE Summerfield at Tate Farms