Pants are in and skirts are out. Well, the latter isn't necessarily true, but the former certainly is — many designers have said yes to the pantsuit for their latest collections — and the look is trickling down to the bridal world. There's no denying that a pair of crisp trousers looks impeccably chic and classy when swaying down the aisle, making just as big of a statement as any ball gown would.
This menswear-inspired trend gives brides who aren't into the frills of a conventional wedding dress the chance to don a silhouette that's more true to their personal style. Some women feel more comfortable, sexier, and powerful in pants, and that's exactly who the bridal pantsuit is catered toward. After all, bridal style has become more of a form of self-expression than anything else. While pants may have long ago been associated with both informality, their rise as a modern-day bridal look is reflective of social and cultural changes. As women have now long incorporated pants into their everyday wardrobe, why shouldn't the trend be carried into bridal wear?
This look is also a favorite among the fashion-forward, both for real brides and celebrity brides alike. Solange Knowles tied the knot in a Stephane Rolland jumpsuit, and Amal Clooney donned a beautiful Stella McCartney two-piece suit for her civil ceremony to George Clooney. Whether you prefer wide-legged pants, cuffed hems, or cigarette trousers, there's an array of options to suit your tastes. Just see for yourself.
Wide-legged trousers and a strapless tunic top feature clean, minimalistic lines in Lela Rose's The Province pantsuit (above).
Photo: Courtesy of Lakum
A plunging sleeveless jacket and slim cigarette pants in the rich fabric of Italian Neoprene makes Lakum's Carmen and Julia pantsuit sexy and sophisticated.
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Equally sophisticated is Lakum's other pantsuit option, comprised of the silk crepe Julia pants and the Laura top featuring modern cut-outs and a fun mesh neckline.
Photo: Carolina Herrera
This Carolina Herrera streamlined set is chic and refined, with elegant pleats and a tailored button-down and round collar. The long-sleeves make this a perfect option for a fall or winter wedding.
Photo: Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld
For the bride who wants to rock a pantsuit but still loves a feminine edge, the ruffles accenting the long-sleeved blazer in this Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld piece are the perfect compromise.
Photo: Courtesy of Elie Saab
This Elie Saab jumpsuit has a 70s vibe, complete with flared trousers. A sheer mesh and lace top offer a romantic touch.