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.
It’s an excellent point, and a total oversight! While of course I couldn’t cover every single breed of offbeat in the book (snowboard brides got short shrift, and transgender Buddhists were completely ignored), writing about brides in pants is actually something I really wish I’d included. luckily, I’ve fixed the issue in the third edition of the Offbeat Bride book. (Whew!)
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! Take a look below.
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.
Here are some of our favorite brides in pants from our archives: