Q: Can the mother of the groom wear a pantsuit for the wedding?

A: It's fine if she wears a trouser ensemble, as long as it's in a dressy fabric like chiffon, satin, silk-shantung or organza. When it comes to the style, she should consider flowing palazzo pants and a matching top (perhaps with a little beading for an evening wedding). If she's in great shape, a smart satin suit featuring narrow pants and a fitted jacket is a chic choice.

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