20 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 laidback summer wedding.

Whether you'll be at the bride's side at a formal winter wedding or an intimate backyard ceremony, we've rounded up the best mother of the bride pantsuits for every style and body type.

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For a Formal Wedding: Dodo Bar Or Sash-Waist Satin Suit Jacket

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You can never go wrong with an impossibly chic, all-black ensemble for a formal wedding. This pantsuit features a jacket that cinches you at the waist and elegant wide-leg pants for a look that's flattering and polished.

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For a Spring Wedding: Altuzarra Double-Breasted Pastel Pink Suit

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For a spring wedding, consider a pastel pink jumpsuit–a cheery, fresh, and always flattering color. Wear yours with sleek pumps or block sandals to complete the look.

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Most Sexy: Halston Satin Suit

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Slinky, sultry, and a little bit sexy, this pantsuit feels 70s-inspired with a modern twist. If you're headed to a chic city wedding, this style is a no-brainer. Add sleek and minimal accessories to complete your look.

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Rebecca Vallance Crystal-Embellished Suit

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Dial-up the glitz and glam in this formal pantsuit featuring a crystal-lined blazer with embellished buttons. This style pairs especially well with a silver clutch and embellished heels.

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Best Color: Emilia Wickstead Wool-Crepe Suit

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If you're not one to shy away from color, opt for a pantsuit in pale yellow. Perfect for a spring wedding, we're envisioning this sunny pantsuit set against the backdrop of lush greenery.

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For a Holiday Wedding: Cinq a Sept Satin Suit

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If the happy couple is getting married around the holidays, this bronze pantsuit crafted from shimmering satin is a must. We love this look with sparkly statement-earrings and metallic accessories.

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Most Sleek: Alexandre Vauthier Embellished Suit

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A formal wedding calls for an impeccably tailored mother of the bride's pantsuit. This sleek and structured suit features embellished buttons for added glamour.

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Best Structured Shoulders: Giorgio Armani Wool-Blend Suit

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We love a blazer with padded shoulders and this one from Giorgio Armani is no exception. It's soft lilac hue is perfect for a modern city wedding in the spring.

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Most Unique: Alessandra Rich Sequined Wool-Blend Tweed Suit

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For a look that marries modern with vintage, you can't beat this unique suit from Alessandra Rich. Follow the styling lead and match your own set with oversized pearls and a statement belt.

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Best Neutral: L'Agence Double Breasted Blazer Pantsuit

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We love this tan suit with slightly peachy undertones for its versatility. It could easily be worn for a spring or fall wedding and can be dressed up or down according to the wedding's level of formality.

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Best Tuxedo Suit: Brooks Brothers Stretch-Wool Crepe Suit

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For a tried and true tuxedo-style suit, look no further than this traditional set from Brooks Brothers. Simply pair with a crisp white blouse or silk camisole to complete this polished look.

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For a Warm-Weather Wedding: Billie the Label Light Blue Suit

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We can't help but picture this soft blue pantsuit at a summer wedding. Wear yours with kitten heels, and delicate personal jewelry for an effortlessly pared-back look.

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Most Statement-Making: Jason Wu Collection Floral Suit

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For the mother of the bride who is unabashed by bold color and statement-making patterns–this head-to-toe floral pantsuit is for you. Style with simple and monochromatic accessories.

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For a New Year's Eve Wedding: Badgley Mischka Belted Sequined Tulle Suit

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A New Year's Eve wedding calls for sparkle...and lots of it! Give them glitz and glamour in this allover sequined jumpsuit that feels festive but not cheesy.

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For a Winter Wedding: Endless Rose Velvet Suit

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As practical as it is fashionable, a velvet pantsuit is a smart pick for a winter wedding. This mustard hue, slouchy set is a statement-making choice for the fashion-forward mother of the bride.

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Best Budget: ASOS DESIGN Soft Satin Suit

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This cool icy blue style is proof that you don't have to break the bank to snag a sophisticated pantsuit for your daughter's wedding. Crafted from soft satin, featuring a waist-cinching blazer and wide-legged pants, this ASOS set is stylish and budget-friendly.

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Most Modest: Azazie Pantsuit

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Azazie's pantsuit is an utterly romantic choice for the mother of the bride who is looking for a little extra coverage. The sweet, floral lace sleeves make this look a charming pick for a spring or garden wedding.

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Best Three-Piece Style: Oleg Cassini Sequin Lace and Jersey Plus Pantsuit

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

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Best Bold Color: H&M Pink Suit

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We love a bold and statement-making color, and this perfectly pink pantsuit is no exception. Beauty tip: wear your look with loose waves and a berry lip.

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Best Blush: Veronica Beard Sateen-Twill Suit

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Leave it to Veronica Beard to design a suit you'll be tempted to wear year-round. Crafted from shimmering pink sateen, this style would be right at home for a spring or summer wedding.

FAQ
  • What is a pantsuit?

    A pantsuit typically consists of a blazer and coordinating trousers.

  • Can mothers of the bride wear pantsuits?

    Of course! A pantsuit is a chic and timeless choice for a mother of the bride outfit.

  • 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.

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