Changing into a second outfit might be the biggest wedding trend of late, but not many brides make that second outfit their official wedding outfit. Considering suiting, tailoring and boxy silhouettes are some of fashion’s biggest take-homes over the last few years, why not consider a suit for the moment you say ‘I do’, too?
Classic, classy and extremely flattering, a well-tailored suit can look just as elegant as a dress — and it’s got pockets. Take time trying on different cuts, colours and options, but to keep up the bridal look make sure you’re opting for luxurious fabrics and flattering silhouettes. Add on a pair of strappy sandals and an understated bridal beauty look and you’re sorted. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite wedding-ready suits — for the bride who isn’t afraid to do things a little differently.
Even some of the world's most famous names turned to the unconventional bridal look. From Bianca Jagger's iconic YSL skirt suit to Solange Knowles' Stéphane Rolland jumpsuit – we've long been seeing that you don't, in fact, have to wear a dress at all on your big day.
While Alexander McQueen has created some of history's most iconic wedding gowns, including royal bride Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, for her wedding to Prince William in 2011, the label's ability to create a tailored suit to perfection can't go astray when looking for an alternative to a traditional gown. From lace two-sets to embroidered blazers, there's always a show-stopping set to choose. If you're looking to be a more adventurous bride too, suit sets also come in bold golds and reds.
If you're looking for a classic suit with a wide-legged silhouette, let us steer you towards Max Mara's direction. Always one
For bridal suits that feature stunning and bold embellishments, look no further than Christopher Kane. The two-piece sets, on top of being tailored to perfection, offer up dramatic touches from shimmering crystal fringes to cinched waists.
With a reputation steeped in classic tailoring and timeless design, it should come as no surprise that on top of Carla Zampatti's designated bridal collections, the designer's range of sleek white suits is the perfect option for the non-conventional bride.
Michael Lo Sordo
Creating collections focused on simplicity and elegance, Australian designer Michael Lo Sordo has long been a fan favourite when looking for a statement look. That sentiment should ring true for brides wanting both classic and timeless designs with a fashion-forward edge. Our pick? The designer's wide-leg silk satin pant and blazer.
Even celebrity bride Emily Ratajkowski couldn't go past Zara's suit offerings. From classically tailored to statement, the retailer has all that a bride-to-be is looking for - and in pieces that you'll be sure to wear over and over again.