Every bride-to-be deserves to land on a wedding-day outfit that feels like "the one". Sure, it’s nothing compared to finding a spouse, but still, you deserve nothing less than a perfect fit fashion-wise. For many, this means opting for a sophisticated and stylish suit to wear while walking down the aisle.
There are plenty of reasons to love a two- (or three-) piece look for your wedding day—reasons like the sharp silhouette and timelessly chic aesthetic of a tailored ensemble. You may also feel more comfortable and confident in a blazer and trousers, than in a traditional wedding dress. Whatever your preference, rest assured there are several brands that create these pieces with you in mind—no matter your size, shape, and style preference.
Below are nine labels that stand out for their commitment to classic tailoring, ability to design for brides of all sizes, and appreciation for clothing that doesn't adhere to gender normative standards. Read on to learn more.
The sad and frustrating truth is that there’s still a lack of luxury brands that cater to sizes above US 10 or 12. However, Marina Rinaldi is a longstanding exception, and it just so happens that the brand also creates incredible tailored looks. Some stand-out selects include a wide-leg, two-piece suit (à la Bianca Jagger) and jackets with draped necklines that pack an extra bit of dramatic flair. The brand runs from size 4 to 24—and focuses on clothing bodies of different sizes by perfecting a fit that honors everyone’s shape and curves.
Kirrin Finch is a Brooklyn-based brand that challenges gender norms, particularly those associated with personal style. Each piece is designed with traditional menswear aesthetics in mind, which are all produced with sustainable materials. Think crisp button-down tops in a range of colors and patterns, as well as suits in a wide variety of shades, including classic blues and vibrant purples. Created by couple Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders Moffat, the Kirrin Finch collection is for any soon-to-be-wed individual who’s looking for a festive suit look. Even better, the line caters to a size-inclusive audience with options running from XS to 3XL. Be sure to check out their lightweight linen sets that are perfect for summer nuptials, as well as suits in a vibrant royal blue with a playful peek of floral lining.
The suit offerings at Mango are not to be overlooked, specifically because of the brand’s extended range of sizes that caters to more women, and shapes, than many other mass retailers. Their palette offerings include standard neutral colors, as well as sweet pastels and other blazer-and-trouser combinations. Plus, across all sizes, their suits feature a variety of silhouettes such as structured double-breasted jackets, flowy single-breast designs, and relaxed belted styles. All around, Mango’s a great destination if you're looking for one (or more!) wedding suit within a tight budget.
A hands-on, virtual suit-shopping experience may sound like an oxymoron, but that’s exactly what Suit Shop offers. By connecting you with experts through online consultations, the brand works to ensure that consumers are not just able to wear a suit for one of the most important days of their lives, but that they're confident in the process of picking one out. The brand offers ensembles for a range of bodies (size 0 to 20) that’ll especially appeal to the classicists. They also have silhouettes that feature slim-fit pants, single-breast blazers, and tuxedo jackets in shades of neutral (to name a few). With a slightly more pared-back look, their suits can remain minimal, or act as the ideal backdrop for a more statement-making shoe or piece of jewelry.
The Tailory NYC
The Tailory NYC is a women-owned business that reinforces what you already know to be true: suits are for all bodies and identities, and the best results call for care and attention. With this in mind, you can schedule an in-person or virtual meeting for a bespoke piece, or you can find inspiration in the brand’s many unique style choices. They range from vintage-feeling pinstripes and plaids to bright, joyful pieces in color-blocked palettes. For those looking for a more formal, classic wedding ensemble, The Tailory also has a collaboration collection with BHLDN. The Tailory x BHLDN offers two-piece looks, with slim-fit silhouettes in beautiful white or black—perfect for the ceremony and after-party. If that’s not your speed, you can shop the brand’s more avant-garde F.L.U.i.D collection or completely customize a look from scratch.
When New York brand Veronica Beard extended its size offerings, it meant that even more women had the ability to purchase beautiful printed dresses, silky tops, and of course, cool, modern designer suiting. For your wedding, it’s worth pursuing the label's tailored pieces to find sleek versions of its signature Dickey jacket designs, sateen-twill sets, and alternatives to signature wedding white. Be sure to also check out the brand’s options on 11 Honoré, where extended sizing (up to a US 24) lives, as well.
ASOS is an affordable, trend-forward go-to for any occasion that calls for dressing up. And yes, this should include your own wedding, as well, especially if you’re looking for suit sets with a playful edge and modern cuts. For instance, opt for a boxy jacket silhouette with cropped pants, for daytime nuptials at the courthouse. Or try a wrapped blazer design with slim-fit trousers for a more relaxed cocktail event.
When it comes to suiting, fit is of utmost importance. That means not only finding the size that best fits your shape, but also fine-tuning the nitty-gritty details so that a piece feels as personalized as possible. Luckily, Sumissura offers an easy, digital way to go about this. The brand’s customization allows you to choose fabrics, tailoring, and all other specific design details from the comfort of your home. Use the site’s 3D technology to craft your wedding look from scratch, establishing a fit that’s most comfortable for your all-day celebration. Or you can also select from one of Sumissura’s existing designs—like their wide-lapel white tuxedo for a sleek, modern affair or their floral pattern for a whimsical, romantic option.
Theory is not merely the name that comes to mind when you think of professional workwear, but the label's designs offer something special for life’s biggest celebrations, too. Specifically, look for pant silhouettes that come with a bit of elastic in the waistband for a secure and easy fit when you’re dancing the night away. It also doesn’t hurt that Theory’s designs will not only look sleek in your wedding photos, but you’ll find tons of opportunities to keep wearing the pieces after the most special day is done.