What to Wear to a Summer Wedding post image

Men’s Fashion Style Weddings

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

You’re already fully booked—there’s your cousin’s shindig in Santa Barbara, a college pal is getting hitched in Boston, then you’re a date for two other ceremonies this summer. We get it—you’re a popular party guest.

Although your calendar is filled in, what to wear to remains an open question. Whether it’s a swanky brunch, formal dinner or beach drinks, our stylists have seasonal suggestions for wedding dressing. Read on for the right dresses, jumpsuits and men’s suits for the different kinds of nuptials.

Afternoon Ceremony

Wedding guest

A block heel and a floral frock are right on trend this summer, as are peachy and citrus hues. On Rachel: Charles Henry cold shoulder blouson dress | Gorjana Arc hoop earringArgento Vivo disc ring |  Glint metallic faux cork clutch | Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude ankle strap sandal

Wedding guest

If you’re wearing a vest, feel free to take off your jacket: You’ll still look slick. Fancy sneakers look great with suits and will keep you comfortable into the evening. On Carson: Hart Schaffner Marx suit | Hugo Boss sharp fit dress shirt | Ted Baker London textured linen & silk tie | Nordstrom Men’s Shop pocket square | J SHOES Novello wingtip sneaker.

Wedding guest

Don’t disregard pants. For a midday soiree, a wide-leg trouser looks chic and neat. On Madison: Halogen® one-shoulder cotton poplin top | Diane von Furstenberg Campbell print wide leg pants  | Jenny Bird large icon hoop earrings | Steve Madden Kapri sandal.

A Formal Affair

Wedding guest

A formal event doesn’t require forgoing the fun—or the color. Pretty midis and sleek suits go from cocktail hour to the dance floor with ease.

Wedding guest

On Madison: similar style Topshop dress | similar style Oscar de la Renta earring | Nadri metal bangle | Glint Sparkle Bar clutch | Stuart Weitzman simple ankle strap sandal.

Wedding guest

Wedding guest

On Rachel: Chelsea28 floral faux wrap dress | Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings | Whiting & Davis mesh fold-over clutch | Steve Madden Carrson sandal.

Wedding guestOn Carson: Hart Schaffner Marx suit | Bonobos Jetsetter slim fit dress shirt | Hugo Boss geometric silk tie | Nordstrom Men’s Shop pocket square | To Boot New York Brandon cap toe oxford.

Outdoor Party

Wedding guestColorful floral patterns will stand out among the more muted wedding attire. Pair your dress or jumpsuit with a block heel or flat to ensure you stay steady on your feet no matter the terrain.

Wedding guest

On Madison: similar floral dress | kate spade new york citrus crush ear crawler | kate spade new york cameron street perforated leather bag | Steve Madden Kapri sandal.

Wedding guest

On Rachel: 19 Cooper strapless culotte jumpsuit | Elizabeth and James Flint stud earrings | BP. bar charm necklace | Glint straw minaudière | Dolce Vita Rilee slide

Wedding guest

SHOP: suits | wedding-guest dresses

Models: Madison Asher, Rachel Carter and Carson McCord
Stylists: Brenna Carlson and Morgan Dillon
Hair and makeup: Zoe Hoffman
Photography: Elizabeth Podlesnik
Copy and art direction: Britt Burritt