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Bridal Trend: Suits and Overlays

Tuesday 15th December 2015
Often reserved for the non-traditionalists among us, the pantsuit can be an impressively classic and elegant take on bridal. Designers around the world have introduced tailored separates to their collections in recent years (Elie Saab, Carolina Herrera), and modern design and innovation continues to breathe fresh life into bridal suiting. By Lucy Bulling.
Posted under: fashion Tagged: #brides

Every bride should feel confident and strong on her big day, and while the bridal gown is a beautiful statement, we think a tailored alternative can pack just as much punch (if not more).

Be it a tuxedo, jumpsuit, three-piece, or perhaps an overlay-skirt, a tailored suit can appeal to both the conservative and the daring. For those of us not ready to shy away from the gown – a pantsuit can be a perfect fit for the rehearsal dinner or engagement party.


There is a certain allure that comes from wearing a pantsuit: an unparalleled sex-appeal mixed with beaming confidence. A pantsuit or tuxedo is a contemporary choice for the girl who wants to add a little extra edge to her wedding-style. Experimenting with silhouette (a wide leg or cropped cigarette pant; exposed chest or capped sleeve) can help make this statement right for you. The chic suit is also a suitable choice for those having a relaxed service, or destination wedding.


A jumpsuit can be a more feminine take on bridal-suiting. Designers love to experiment with different silhouettes and fabrications, and an all-in-one look can be the creative and unique option so many brides are looking for.

Lace, and silk keep the look elegant and sweet, while a wider-leg can provide the flow that often comes with a gown. The fit – be it relaxed, figure-hugging, or a combination of the two – ensures every bride can make the one-piece her own.


An overlay or detachable skirt is the perfect option for the girl who can’t quite accept ditching the gown all-together, but who still wants to have something different for her walk down the aisle. For the bride who wants it all, a skirt tastefully tacked atop a jumpsuit is the best of both worlds.

Chiffon overlays can give a suit a light, sheer sway or be used to add a train; while heavier silks can provide the fullness and flare of a ball-gown, fit for a princess with edge.




1 – Stuart Weitzman Shimmer Clutch / 2- Misuzi Double Bar Lariat Necklace / 3- Viktoria Novak Middleton Gold Pearl Headband / 4- Fendi Crystal Wonders Ring / 5- Lanvin Ischia Belt / 6- Sensi Studio Classic Toquilla Straw Panama Hat / 7- Sophia Webster Rosalind Crystal Heel / 8- Carrano 118148 Gold

Tuesday 15th December 2015