Should a bride wear wedding trousers?

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  • And the bride wore… the trousers

    Let’s talk wedding trousers, because breaking the well-honed bridal dress mould is certainly a bold move. But thanks to a brave bunch of forward-thinking brides, the trouser look is becoming increasingly acceptable, and seriously covetable.   

    When you don’t want to adhere to tradition, of if you’re simply not a dress kind of girl, why opt for a trad bridal dress on one of the most important and, critically, most photographed days of your life? 

    For those wanting – or merely considering – incorporating pants into their wedding day vision, you’re not alone. 

    Designers have started to offer chic tailoring alternatives to the ivory gown. From cropped cigarette pants and ethereal wide-leg trousers to full-on lace jumpsuits, there are a plethora of options for every type of wedding and bride – just like this chic two-piece from Carolina Herrara and more in the gallery above. 

    But there is one stand-out figure who has done more for the unconventional bride than any other. In one of our all-time favourite wedding day albums, Solange firmly put the trouser look on the fashion agenda. A vision in white – a white jumpsuit that is, it’s an iconic moment for the contemporary bride.  

    Cycling to the ceremony in New Orleans, Solange pedalled like a sexy, caped crusader in a plunging, cream Stephane Rolland jumpsuit with a fabulous cape – this time, taking her style tips from Bianca Jagger. Truly breaking the bridal mould like no other, it’s one wedding day image we always look to for inspiration.

    That, and this epic Chanel Courtue bridal moment…

    And taking a look at Net-a-Porter’s swoon-worthy bridal department confirms the trend – and demand – for a more modern bridal look. Show-stopping lace creations by the likes of Elie Saab and Valentino, as well as dramatic ball gown styles from Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin do of course feature heavily. But most notable of all is the inclusion of a sublimely elegant and simple jumpsuit by Solace London. In addition, a silk-organza top by Antonio Berardi styled with the matching cigarette pants is the star of the show. 

    There’s no doubt the trouser bridal look is a trend that’s gaining serious momentum, but whether you actually embrace if for your big day is another thing entirely… 

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