There’s no denying the allure of wedding dresses. Unlike celebrities who wear expensive frocks on a weekly basis, our wedding day is one of the few occasions where we can wear a magical dress. Which is likely why so many people default to layers of tulle, chiffon and organza when it comes to their big-day attire. But what if dresses just aren’t your thing? Instead, we recommend striding down the aisle in a bridal trouser suit.
It’s by no means a trend exclusive to 2018, though. Grainy shots from 1971 of Bianca Jagger wearing her ivory bridal suit (albeit a skirt in lieu of trousers) will be a firm fixture on every fashion-obsessed bride’s Pinterest boards for years to come. But it seems this is indeed the year of the two-piece, as evidenced by fashion director Alex Carl, who opted for a chic Racil tuxedo for her nuptials. Made in Chelsea veteran Millie Mackintosh also channelled her inner Jagger when she exchanged her vows in a flounced set, complete with a wide-brimmed hat. Emily Ratajkowski also bucked all traditions in her mustard-coloured suiting from Zara.
Millie Mackintosh in a bridal trouser suit from Les Heroines.
Effortlessly elegant and timeless, the bridal trouser suit is arguably more interesting to style than conventional floor sweepers. Take shoes, for example. Knowing they’ll be on full display means you’ll need to award them special consideration. Who could forget Carrie Bradshaw’s blue Manolo Blahniks from her ceremony? Follow her lead and choose a standout pair to make your overall ensemble even more memorable.
Alex Carl wearing a white Racil trouser suit the night before her wedding.
From wide leg to tapered, double-breasted to Bardot, there’s a combination to suit you and your wedding budget. Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best bridal trouser suits on offer.
Just think how gorgeous this will look with an updo and pearl drop earrings.
The subtle seen on these taper trousers will look heavenly in wedding photographs.
You’ll look the ethereal part in this subtly caped jacket.
High waist, check. Front seam, check. Ankle-grazing length, check. These trousers are near perfection.
The ruched detail makes this blazer look so much more expensive than it actually is.
Notice the side split on the trouser hem? These trousers were made to wear with ankle-strap heels.
No suiting edit would be complete without the inclusion of Max Mara. This wool blazer is perfect for chilly winter weddings.
The structured front seam will make your legs appear even longer.
The contrast buttons on this blazer give the wardrobe classic a 2018 update.
Offset an oversized blazer with slim-fit strides.
Take the tuxedo approach with this tailored jacket that’s complete with a satin lapel.
We recommend pairing these fitted trousers with classic court shoes in a gemstone hue.
Taller brides-to-be will pull off the oversized silhouette of this jacket beautifully.
These will look so polished with some loafers.
This button-up style is as chic as they come.
Wide-leg trousers are incredibly flattering on all body types.
We love how this has an interesting wrap detail. Wear it loosely and layer a silk camisole underneath.
These light and airy pants will work on your honeymoon, too.
Now all you need is the perfect pair of shoes to round off your bridal look.