Bridal fashion is far from conventional these days, and we’re living for it. From bold colors, modern silhouettes, to Filipiniana-inspired looks, there are no boundaries when it comes to selecting one’s wedding look. If you want to go for something different but on the safe side, though, consider wearing pants on your wedding day. While there’s a plethora of styles to choose from, you can always look to celebrities who have successfully turned some heads while walking down the aisle. Check them out below!
1. Solange Knowles
One of the most iconic looks of a celebrity who nixed a gown in favor of pants was worn by Solange Knowles. For her New Orleans wedding to Alan Ferguson, the artist donned an ivory jumpsuit by French designer Stephane Rolland. It featured a plunging neckline and a long cape that echoed her wedding pictorial look by Humberto Leon for Kenzo.
2. Sophie Turner
In case you didn’t know, Sophie Turner married Joe Jonas more than once, and the first took place in Las Vegas just two months before their formal nuptials. Sophie decided to imbibe the occasion and venue’s playfulness by wearing a silk jumpsuit from the Ukranian label, Bevza, which totally gave us '70s vibes! She even completed the look with tinted pilot sunglasses, and yes, a candy Ring Pop to celebrate becoming Mrs. Jonas.
3. Amal Clooney
Yup, pantsuits are a celebrity go-to when it comes to laidback wedding looks, and for good reason. They’re comfortable, chic, and timeless. Another celebrity who made the case for a bridal jumpsuit was Amal Clooney, who put an elegant twist on the simple piece for her civil wedding in Venice. Instead of an all-white ensemble, she went for black accents on her belt and floppy hat which totally channeled the edgy swagger of Bianca Jagger!
4. Hanne Gaby Odiele
For her rustic, fairytale-esque wedding, Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele looked every inch a woodland creature in a three-piece Balenciaga look designed by Alexander Wang. Instead of the typical pantsuit, she went for a cropped top and slouchy trousers, all rendered in delicate ivory. To seal the look, she topped it off with a hooded cape—something the Little Red Ridinghood would probably wear for her own nuptials.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow
Think that rompers are only for the summertime? Gwyneth Paltrow will persuade you otherwise. After she tied the knot with TV Producer Brad Falchuk, the actress and Goop founder dressed up for the reception in something simple yet polished: a white romper. Designed by Stella McCartney, the look came with a cape that transformed the casual get-up into an elevated, party-ready outfit.
6. Kaley Cuoco
Lace isn’t just for feminine wedding gowns, and actress Kaley Cuoco’s bridal look is proof. Her second outfit for her wedding back in 2018 was a long-sleeved jumpsuit with a plunging neckline that was fully crafted with lace. It was a fun and flirty take on her first look—a floor-length bustier gown with cape—and it’s a great reception outfit idea for those whose styl gravitates to the feminine side.
7. Emily Ratajkowski
For adventurous brides who want to make a splash in bold colors, draw inspiration from model Emily Ratajkowski. Her pantsuit for her civil wedding wasn’t white, cream, beige, or anything in between—it was in a mustard yellow. To amp the ante, Emily chose black as her accent color, which added a bold graphic take to the posh pantsuit look—a reflection of her personal style!
8. Olivia Palermo
Ever the trendsetter, Olivia Palermo had forgone a wedding dress in favor of a three-piece look by Carolina Herrera. It included a cashmere sweater, a tulle skirt, and—wait for it—shorts! Yup, shorts aren’t just your ally for casual style, as it can equally blend in well in a bridal ensemble. The key is to play with silhouettes that will elevate the basic staple, like Olivia’s dreamy sheer skirt, or perhaps a high-low skirt in satin or taffeta, paired with a bustier bodice.