Wedding Dress Alternatives: Bridal Suits & Jumpsuits

Written By Charlotte at Joel and Son Fabrics


Wedding Dress Alternatives: Bridal Suits & Jumpsuits

Not every bride sees herself in a dress for her big day. Not into skirts/dresses full stop? Maybe it's your second wedding and you don't want frothy or traditional bridal-wear. Whatever the reason, there are other options, and they can look awesome.

Many a stylish woman has opted for a chic trouser or suiting look for their wedding day, and by the way, bridal pant styles are very in for 2019. We've seen some incredible bridal jumpsuits on the 2019 bridal collection runways, which you can see for yourself below, along with some stunning celebrity versions of alternative bridal fashion that we’ve loved and lauded over the years.

Bianca Jagger - 1971

Party girl and fashion icon, Bianca Jagger, was always one step ahead when it came to style. The Nicaraguan model wore a gorgeous white skirt suit for her wedding to Mick Jagger in St Tropez and immediately set a trend for suiting as bridal wear. Her outfit was Yves Saint Laurent top and bottom – his iconic ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo jacket and a long, bias-cut silk skirt. The whole nothing-underneath-the-jacket thing may not be every bride's vibe, but don't you think that brimmed, veiled hat was an amazing touch?

Solange Knowles – 2014

 That moment when you can't decide which outfit you like most, so you just keep changing all night...

Solange pulled off a rock’n’roll three outfits for her wedding, which isn’t quite within reach for all of us, but her two very non-traditional jumpsuits looked sensational.

Arrived at church on a bike, in a very low cut, ivory jumpsuit, by Stephane Rolland, complete with attached cape and ruby red lips.

Slipped into a long white dress for the actual nuptials.

And then changed into her second Stephane Rolland jumpsuit for the party, this time cream and featuring a ruffled cape and keyhole neckline.

(Alexandra Grecco Bridal 2019)

(Ines Di Santo Bridal 2019)

(Viktor & Rolf Bridal 2019)

Look through our extensive bridal range online now. We've got one of the largest selections of bridal fabrics, trimmings and accessories for your big day.

These crêpes are ideal for bridal suiting.

Pure White Satin Backed Crêpe

Ivory Double Wool Crêpe

Ivory Silk Marocain Crêpe

Ivory Floral Guipure & Chantilly Lace

Off White Metallic Silk Organza

Ivory Floral Laser Cut Embroidered Georgette