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Want to ditch the skirt and wear pants? You’re in luck! I’ve curated some of the best bridal pant suits across the web with shoes and jewelry to match. Plus I’m answering your top questions about buying a suit to fit your curves, dressing it up for your wedding, and more.
Can A Bride Wear a Suit To Her Wedding?
Any bride can wear a suit to her wedding. A bride can wear whatever she’d like to down the aisle, including a wedding suit.
While a white gown is traditional, it’s your special day. If you would feel more comfortable in slacks, a tux, or converse, go for it. You should wear what will make you feel beautiful, comfortable in your own skin, and what you’d be happy to look at in photos for the rest of your life.
Whether you want to wear these suits down the aisle, to your bridal shower, or on your honeymoon, we have inspiration for all body types, occasions, and budgets. Keep reading for outfit inspiration and other rule-breaking ideas.
We picked 8 off-the-rack ideas for affordable and quick styles you can buy today and have shipped to your home in under a week. If you’d like more information on how buying off-the-rack can save you time and money, check out this post about wedding dresses and why they can take so long to arrive.
Flirty – Under $1,500
Catherine Deane Havana Corset – BHLDN
BHLDN Burton Suit Pant – BHLDN
Seychelles Neve Heels – BHLDN
Nicola Bathie Mayfair Earrings – BHLDN
BHLDN, by Anthropolgie, is for the bride in search of unusually beautiful things. They offer affordable, ready-to-wear styles in sizes 0-26W. You can find gowns, separates, and accessories from shoes, to veils, to jewelry, as well as a number of options for bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride and other members of the wedding party.
Handmade Romantic – $500
Ivory Suit – HaveDressStore on Etsy
The Cowrie Infinity Necklace – OmiWoods on Etsy
Beaded Bridal Mask – HushedCommotion on Etsy
Etsy is the number one handmade marketplace in the world. We handpicked some of our favorites from shops that prioritize diversity in their models and listing photos, or are minority-owned small businesses.
Budget Statement – Under $250
Azazie Tamara BG – Azazie
Azazie Guadalupe Lace Tulle Wrap – Azazie
Elegant Touch Bobby Pins – Azazie
Azazie.com, a favorite with budget-conscious brides, has sizes from 0-30 in-stock and ready to ship. They also offer free custom sizes based on your measurements, free shipping, and free returns on standard sizes.
Designer With an Edge – $4,300
Peak Shoulder Leaf Crepe Jacket – Alexander McQueen
Lace Trousers – Alexander McQueen
Punk Stud Pumps – Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen is not without controversy. Lee McQueen’s jaw-dropping looks raised eyebrows and safety concerns when he was alive. And the brand continues to make headlines and draw the attention of celebrities like Lady Gaga who like to be LOUD with their fashion choices. If you’re looking for a designer with an edge and who laughs in the face of authority, you’ve come to the right place.
Can A Bride Wear a Tux?
A bride can wear a tux to a wedding instead of a wedding gown. Wearing a tux instead of a suit should be reserved for more formal affairs.
If you’re looking to find a tux that will fit your curves, start with a designer or retailer who makes custom pieces or menswear-inspired for female-identifying persons. We have inspiration from Kirrin Finch below with ready-to-wear options for women and non-binary folks. Or we like Bindle & Keep for custom made pieces starting at $995.
Made For Them – $1,000
The Georgie Black Suit – Kirrin Finch
Kirrin Finch is a Brooklyn-based brand that makes menswear-inspired pieces for all bodies. The gender defying brand was founded by couple Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders Moffat. They were personally frustrated when they couldn’t find the clothes they preferred – button downs, bow ties and other suit separates – in sizes that fit women. Now their clothing is made to fit female-identifying and non-binary bodies.
Is it OK to Wear Red?
While red is typically worn by brides in Chinese culture as a symbol of good luck, it is not a traditional choice for Western brides. In America, red is a color that symbolizes boldness and sexiness, making it a perfect option for a wedding suit if you feel like bucking tradition.
Red, White, and Suit – $150
Topshop Suit in Red – ASOS
Pieces Pearl Necklace – ASOS
ASOS, the beloved fast fashion brand, has a whole selection of wedding dresses. But we raided the suit collection for this look. This red suit comes in sizes 2-14 and ships free with free returns. Pair it with white heels and classic pearls with a modern twist to playfully bring in a hint of traditional bridal.
Is it OK to Wear Boots?
Yes, you can wear boots with your suit. You’ve seen cowboy boots with a gown already. Embrace your inner country girl with a slim fit pant you can tuck into those cowboy boots or crop just above the boot.
Country Dreams – $1,800
Watters Odelia Bodysuit – BHLDN
Loeffler Randall Rochelle Bag – BHLDN
Kanaria Western Bootie – DSW
This white suit from BHLDN is cropped enough to let the western details of these boots from DSW shine. Pair it with a lace bodysuit and a blue bow bag to mix sweet with sassy.
Doc Martens or other boots with a chunky sole are also on trend right now. Create an “off-duty” look perfect for your tasting, bachelorette party, wedding shower, or rock it down the aisle.
Off Duty Bride – $250
Satin Waistband Fitted Suit Pants – David’s Bridal
Happily Ever After Vegan Leather Moto Jacket – David’s Bridal
Feeling ready to suit up? Share your outfit ideas with us in our private Facebook group – Bold on a Budget Weddings and join other like-minded brides on your wedding journey. Many of the options above are available to try on at home with free shipping and easy return policies. Based on our research, you’ll probably try on less than 10 before you find the one. We’d love to see what you’re wearing on your big day.
Additional alternatives to wedding gowns
I wrote another article for you if you’re looking for additional alternatives to the classic wedding dress. Check out this article on wedding dress alternatives.