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As many of today’s brides have done away with traditional wedding attire, bridal suits are emerging as a modern alternative. They may not immediately come to mind for your special day, but they can look just as sophisticated as traditional wedding gowns. Loved for their versatility and ease of wear, bridal pantsuits are a new offering for those looking to set their own wedding tradition.
Whether worn to a bridal shower, wedding rehearsal or reception, pantsuits make for a practical silhouette because they often have pockets. Take it from Solange Knowles, who went that route on November 16, 2014, when she married Alan Ferguson (her now ex-husband) in New Orleans. She styled an off-white plunging jumpsuit with a matching ankle-length cape as a pre-wedding ensemble. Meanwhile, Emily Ratajkowski followed in Knowles’ footsteps four years later, when she married Sebastian Beer-McClard (whom she is now divorcing) in a tangerine Zara pantsuit. These stars created their own rule book and proved that adopting a new wedding look can still be pretty chic.
Heather McReynolds, vice president and general merchandising manager of David’s Bridal, tells PopSugar, “This ‘traditional’ concept of weddings and engagements is really evolving and becoming a matter of personal experience and preference. rising.” Especially since the pandemic, the brand has grown in demand for a wide range of wedding styles — from black and off-white bridal gowns to completely different silhouettes. Whether the trend is sleek satin or a classic tailored design, the possibilities for chic bridal suits abound.
Should you wear a suit on your wedding day?
The choice is entirely up to you. Wedding suits are on the rise, and they are sure to provide a memorable entrance to your event or party. However, whatever wedding style you choose will make a statement.
How to style your bridal suit
Consider enhancing the theme with accessories, whether it’s a pearl necklace, a dainty gold chain or diamond pendant. A strapless pantsuit will help highlight your neckline, while a halter or high-neck silhouette often emphasizes your earrings – studs, hoops or vintage clip-ons. On the shoe front, consider the wedding venue and decide on closed-toe or open-toe shoes based on practicality and comfort.
If you’re curious about the trend, consider our curated list of styles, including a blazer-style dress that’s a fun spin on the look.