A simple Sonoma seaside soiree. Photo by Megan Clouse

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.

How much do you love the embroidery on this wedding suit by Rachelle Appelle?

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.

Love this bridal pantsuit option with the veil from Etsy seller VictoriaSporina
I love the one-shoulder of this super affordable wedding pantsuit
Look at the back of this bridal jumpsuit from Etsy seller NadiaManzatoAtelier. That BOW!!


This style is a bit more of a boho wedding jumpsuit from Desiree Marie Designs


suits for butch women
Suit Slacks from Haute Butch


butch suits for women
Magda suit from Laura Galic


butch suits for women
Black and White tuxedo from Vigilante Labs


masculine suits for women
Monochrome Women Suit from ParadoxBG


masculine suits for women
AYOBAMI Yellow suit from mmExclusives

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

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


A courthouse wedding with a bed and breakfast bash. Photo by Jessie Mary Photography


Natalie & Iliana's laid-back bounce house wedding. Photo by Franky Lopez


Heidi & Kurtis' Celtic monk elopement dream wedding in Ireland. Photo by Tess Molloy


Kimberly & David's Bookish gender-avoiding party. Photo by Russ Mathews


Sitting in a tree
Leah & Jordan's self-uniting, white wedding at Falling Water.

See TONS MOAR brides in pants in our tag archive!

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