19 Best Mother of the Bride Pantsuits

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While floor-length gowns, midi dresses, and modern jumpsuits are all stylish options to wear on your daughter's big day, a timeless pantsuit is also a striking choice for a mother of the bride. Easy to wear and unfussy in design, pantsuits are a perfectly polished ensemble for any type of wedding.

So, when it comes to picking a mother of the bride (or mother of the groom!) pantsuit that not only looks good but feels good, the fit is the most important factor to consider. Do you want a silhouette that's structured, sleek, and architectural? Or do you want a fit that is a little more relaxed and casual? Once you've nailed down what you want, details like adornments, fabrics, and colors come into play. If you're attending a formal wedding, black and navy pantsuits with crystal-lined blazers and pearl-embellished pants feel effortlessly glamorous for a black-tie dress code. While suits in pastels and light fabrics, like linen and cotton, are an especially fitting choice for a laid-back summer wedding.

Read on for the best mother of the bride pantsuits for every style and body type.

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Most Chic: Silk Maison Emerald Green Satin Pantsuit

Women's satin emerald green pantsuit

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Size range: S - XL | Materials: Satin | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted within 14 days

You're effortlessly chic—and you know it! This gorgeous emerald green satin pantsuit makes for a fashion-forward yet classic look. We love the slit along the ankle as well as the asymmetrical tie-waist detail.

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Most Classic: Reformation Kinsale Two-Piece Pantsuit

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Courtesy of Reformation

Size range: 0 - 12 | Materials: Crepe-back satin | Shipping: Free U.S. shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted

You can never go wrong with a classic—and this crepe-back satin suit is certainly proof. Featuring double-breasted button details and a flared pant leg, this look is nothing short of sleek and timeless.

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Best Color Options: DaisySilk 22 Momme Design Silk Pantsuit

Women's pink silk pantsuit

Courtesy of DaisySilk

Size range: XXS - XXL | Materials: Mulberry silk | Shipping: Free shipping on orders exceeding $45 | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

This stunningly sleek pantsuit features the most luxurious mulberry silk material. Plus, it's available in a wide array of irresistible shades, including black, hazel blue, dark green, peacock blue, and avocado green. We know what you're thinking—we'd have a hard time choosing, too!

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Best Navy Set: Oleg Cassini Three-Piece Plus Pantsuit

Women's navy blue sparkly pantsuit

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size range: 14W - 24 | Materials: Sequin-embellished lace and jersey | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted within guidelines

For a foolproof and sophisticated mother of the bride (or groom) look, you can never go wrong with a three-piece pantsuit. In classic navy and dotted with shimmering sequins, this style is perfect for an evening wedding.

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For the Minimalist: Theory Ribbed-Waist Pantsuit

Women's fitted simple black pantsuit

Courtesy of Theory

Size range: 00 - 16 | Materials: Crepe | Shipping: Free ground shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

Sleek, simple, and sophisticated—just the way we like it. You simply can't go wrong with a classic pantsuit. This crepe set is both versatile and comfortable.

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For an Oversized Look: River Island Ruched Sleeve Pantsuit

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Courtesy of ASOS

Size range: 2 - 14 | Materials: Plain-woven fabric | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted

An oversized suit is a trendy look that continually cycles back into fashion. We love this color and its fresh take on the style.

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For a Spring Wedding: Mango Fitted Essential Blazer

Lavender fitted essential blazer and pantsuit

Courtesy of Mango

Size range: 1 - 14 | Materials: Polyester blend | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

We're head over heels for this pretty lavender hue. Featuring a classic structured fit, this pantsuit makes for a soft and romantic spin that is ideal for spring nuptials.

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Most Statement-Making: Eloquii Belted Blazer and Pleated Palazzo Pant Set

Women's dark red belted blazer and pleated palazzo pantsuit

Courtesy of Eloquii

Size range: 14 - 28 | Materials: Polyester blend | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted within guidelines

This belted blazer and pleated palazzo pant is a match made in heaven. For a statement-making look, this wide-leg textured pant is a no-brainer. The deep red hue makes for a sophisticated touch.

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Most Tailored: Ann Taylor The High-Rise Pantsuit

Womens coral pantsuit

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

Size range: 00 - 18 | Materials: Polyester blend | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted

This suit's bright coral color adds a splash to this classically cut and streamlined silhouette. We picture this ensemble with statement earrings and neutral pumps for an elegantly bright, cheery (dare we say preppy?) look alongside a New England wedding in the spring or early summer.

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Banana Republic Tencel Linen Tuxedo Blazer

Women's champagne pantsuit

Courtesy of Banana Republic

Size range: 2 - 16 | Materials: Tencel and linen | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 60 days of purchase

How incredible is this champagne pantsuit?! We're obsessed with the unique combination of this color's metallic finish with the Tencel and linen fabric. This one would be perfect for a black-tie wedding in the summer months.

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For a Christmas Wedding: Gucci Cotton-Blend Velvet Suit

Womens red velvet pantsuit

Courtesy of MatchesFashion

Size range: 00 - 12 | Materials: Cotton-blend velvet | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted

This striking red velvet suit makes for an incredibly chic and memorable look for holiday-centered nuptials. The gorgeous hue and rich fabric is bound to pair beautifully with twinkling lights, gold tones, and an evergreen or garland backdrop.

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Best Pattern: Veronica Beard Dickey Velvet-Jacquard Pantsuit

Women's velvet jacquard pantsuit

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Size range: 0 - 12 | Materials: Velvet jacquard | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted within 28 days of receipt

This velvet jacquard pantsuit screams effortless luxury. This set is ideal for winter nuptials whether it's an elevated dinner party or a black-tie affair.

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For an All-White Wedding: Theory Admiral Crepe Cropped Blazer and Pantsuit

Theory Women's Admiral Crepe Cropped Blazer and Pant Suit

Courtesy of Theory

Size range: 00 - 12 | Materials: Japanese admiral crepe | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

We love the trend of an all-white or neutral wedding dress code. This cropped jacket and matching pantsuit is an ultra-sleek and sophisticated take that's perfectly appropriate for a modern affair.

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Most Feminine: Azazie Maura Suit

pantsuit

Courtesy of Azazie

Size range: 0 - 30 (custom sizes available) | Materials: Chiffon and lace | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted within 30 days

This soft chiffon set is all things airy and elegant. We picture this easy-breezy look for seaside or garden nuptials. Plus, this pantsuit is available in over 50 colors.

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For a Laid-Back Wedding: Alexander McQueen Ruffle-Sleeve Pantsuit

Alexander McQueen Ruffle-Sleeve Cardigan and Classic Pant Suit

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Size range: 00 - 12 | Materials: Japanese admiral crepe | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

In its bright coral hue, this matching set is ideal for laid-back spring nuptials. The cardigan features an eye-catching ruffle detail and ribbed-knit design while the pants keep the look clean and sophisticated.

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For a Winter Wedding: Bella Freud Saint James Patch-Pocket Satin Pantsuit

Women's satin emerald green blazer and pantsuit

Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Size range: 6 - 14 | Materials: Satin | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted within 28 days

For an ultra-polished look, opt for this emerald green satin pantsuit. Its distinct seams, patch pockets, and button details are a match made in heaven. Wear this look for an elevated winter wedding.

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Best Lace Detail: R&M Richards Three-Piece Sequin Glitter Suit

Women's lace three-piece pantsuit

Courtesy of Dillard's

Size range: 6 -18 | Materials: Lace and polyester blend | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

Lace is a timeless and classically feminine choice. Plus, it's always appropriate for a wedding. This charcoal gray embellished three-piece suit is certainly no exception.

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Most Bright and Bold: Libertine Single-Breasted Silk Pantsuit

Womens florescent pink single-breasted blazer and pantsuit

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Size range: XS - M | Materials: Oversaturated silk | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Free returns accepted within 30 days of purchase

If the bride is seeking a vibrant palette that pops, the search stops here. This oversaturated silk piece is in the most unforgettable shade of fluorescent pink.

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Most Statement-Making Color: Carolina Herrera Wool Tuxedo Pantsuit

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

For the mother of the bride who is unabashed by bold color, this Carolina Herrera ensemble is for you. Style with matching pink accessories for a perfectly polished and monochromatic look.

What to Look for in a Mother of the Bride Pantsuit

Picking out your fabric, the color, and your ultimate style is the fun part. While there's no doubt that choosing your mother of the bride look can be a lot of fun, there's also a little pressure—and quite a few logistics to work through. We get it! So, after you've settled on the basics, start by solidifying the formality of the wedding. Should you opt for a black-tie-appropriate look, such as a classic satin navy suit with clean lines and a streamlined silhouette? Or, can you go for a fun, casual, or colorful suit with an asymmetrical design in an unexpected fabric?

It's not only important to consider the tone of the wedding, but be conscious about keeping your focus on styles that will be complementary to that of the bride. While you'll want to look and feel great, the intention should always be to complement rather than upstage. In order to do this, choose a hue that will accent the wedding palette and opt for a look that is more subtle than the bride's gown. Most importantly, be sure to go to a professional for an expert fit and the perfect hem. We recommend wearing heels with a slightly longer pant length for an unforgettably chic (and super-elongating) look.

FAQ
  • What does a pantsuit include?

    A pantsuit typically consists of a blazer and coordinating trousers. It sometimes includes the blouse or shirt worn underneath the blazer.

  • Can a mother of the groom wear a pantsuit?

    Of course! A pantsuit is a chic and timeless choice for a mother of the groom or mother of the bride. Jumpsuits are a similar and equally appropriate option for a moms that differs from a traditional dress.

  • What color pantsuit should a mother of the bride avoid wearing?

    Traditionally, the mother of the bride (and mother of the groom) should avoid wearing a similar color to the bride's outfit.

Why Trust Us / About the Author

Sophie Moore is a former Brides editor and now serves as a contributing writer. With over eight years of professional experience, she is an expert in all things bridal fashion.

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