Brides in pants

By on Sep. 26th

A while ago I got some great feedback in the form of a book review over on Amazon:

I think it's a little funny that the chapter on bridal wear in Offbeat Bride does not even mention the possibility of the bride wearing – gasp – pants instead of a dress. Utilikilts get a mention — "Match your skirts!" — but even then does it not enter the picture that some brides are not into dresses.

Why, what an excellent point, and what a total oversight. While of course I couldn't cover every single breed of offbeat in the book (snowboard brides got short shrift, and transgendered Buddhists were completely ignored), writing about brides in pants is actually something I really wish I'd included.

In my poking around online I found a fair amount of inspiration for brides who wish to go the pants route, and even some awesome indie vendors…


If you're going formal, I like this combo (Cosmobella Style 7125) with the little translucent overlay that gives a hint of a train while still very much maintaining the fact that these are a pair of PANTS, mofo. Not some princess dress. Also, the corset top gives the outfit a nice hourglass shape.


If you want something a little more couture and less bridal-y, there's this stunning little high fashion confection. This is a bazillion dollar pantsuit by Lebanese designer Elie Saab, but you should just get ideas and (yes, I'll say it again) have your local indie seamstress make something for you.

Here are some of our favorite brides in pants from our archives:

Mariangela and Ryan's beach brunch vow renewal. Photo by Sergio Mottola






See MOAR brides in pants in our tag archive!