These 18 Bridesmaid Pantsuits Are a Major Serve

You'll absolutely slay the portrait session in one of these looks.
Collage of three wedding pantsuits.
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Carli Brennan
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Carli Brennan
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated Jun 29, 2023
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2023 weddings are all about making your own rules, and that even means opting for bridesmaid pantsuits over a traditional dress option. More couples than ever are breaking traditional wedding rules, especially when it comes to bridal party attire. Mismatched bridesmaid dresses continue to dominate the wedding circuit, and the term "mismatched" is expanding to encompass mismatched looks including an array of pantsuits and dresses.

A power pantsuit is less traditional than a dress, but can be just as elegant. Plus, suits can be a more gender affirming option for some bridal party members who prefer a gender-neutral wardrobe. While the old bridesmaid dress cliche is that "you can shorten it and wear it again" this statement rings true for pantsuits, as they are a timeless option you'll *actually* be able to rewear time and time again — even outside of wedding season!

Yes, You Can Wear a Bridesmaid Pantsuit. Here's How:

Suits are a fashion forward and comfortable option for bridal party members who may not feel comfortable wearing a dress or just want a stylish dress alternative. After all, not every bridesmaid is guaranteed to have the same style. Before heading to the store, there are a few key tips you'll want to consider when selecting your bridal pantsuit.

Wedding Party Color Palette

Chances are, the to-be-weds have selected a color palette for their bridal party you'll want to adhere to when shopping for a pantsuit. Look at their inspiration photos and make sure you have them with you while shopping to ensure you won't clash with the rest of the bridal party. If you're unsure, it never hurts to shoot a quick text asking for their approval before heading to the register.

Fit and Shape

Like dresses, pantsuits come in a wide array of fits and shapes. A more structured, tailored pantsuit lends a more sophisticated look while something looser and slouchy fitting is best for more casual affairs. If you have never worn a pantsuit, your best bet is to shop in person to get a feel for what you like and don't like. Try on a variety of styles so you can decide which one makes you feel most confident.

Dress Code

The wedding dress code will inform the best suit for you in terms of fit and fabrication. Luxe fabrics and sartorial detailing are perfect for a more formal wedding, especially when accessorized with heels and your favorite jewels. Softer fabrics like linen are a great, breathable option for a casual wedding.


Be sure to leave enough time for any alterations you may need. It's rare that a garment off the rack will fit you perfectly. Allotting time for tailoring your bridesmaid look will elevate your whole style. Nothing can ruin your confidence like an ill-fitting garment. After all, there's a reason celebrities always have their clothing tailored to fit them perfectly.

18 Bridesmaid Suits That Slay from the Sidelines

Ready to start shopping? These bridesmaid pantsuits are definitely worth adding to cart.

MANGO Satin-Finish Blazer in Sky Blue

Blue satin pantsuit by MANGO.
Photo: MANGO

Dusty blue is one of the top bridesmaid colors of 2023 and this satin suit takes it up a notch. The dreamy satin material makes it a perfect choice for a formal wedding. Pair it with a sparkly bra top like this one from Showpo for a glamorous twist on the classic pantsuit.

Size Range: XXS - XXL

Free People Gabbie Vest Suit Set in Rose

Free People blush pink suit idea for a wedding.
Photo: Free People

Boho favorite retailer Free People reinvents the suit set with this rosy pink rendition. The cropped vest and tailored pants would look especially stunning at a more casual summer soiree. Keep it looking fresh by pairing it with an ethereal clog like the Rachel Sandal from Bryr Studio (pro tip: you can even customize them with a custom heel stamp).

Size Range: 0 - 14

Destree Amoako Jacket Smart Fuschia

Silk pantsuit for a wedding guest by Destree.
Photo: Destree

Obsessed with Sofia Richie's style? Us too. Luckily, you can score the vintage-inspired suit she wore to King Charles's Coronation Concert for your next wedding. The glamorous fuchsia hue and dramatic puff sleeves are perfect for a fashion-forward bridesmaid.

Size Range: S - L

Amanda Uprichard Herald Blazer in Lotus

Revolve blazer and short combination for a wedding.
Photo: Revolve

Romantic lace detailing softens up a structured suit. This peony pink three piece suit set is perfect for a casual summer wedding. Dress it up with a nude heel like this one from Sam Edelman and your favorite delicate jewelry.

Size Range: XS - L

Banana Republic Palma Straight Leg Linen Pant in Black

Banana Republic suit idea for a wedding.
Photo: Banana Republic

Some things truly never go out of style — this suit is one of them. Linen fabric and a looser fit make for a more casual take on the tried and true black pantsuit. For a softer take on a classic, this suit is a must-have. Plus, it's a closet staple you'll be sure to wear over and over again for years to come.

Size Range: 0 - 20

PatBO Wave Feather Trim Kimono

Funky pantsuit for a wedding from PatBO.
Photo: PatBO

If traditional pantsuits aren't your style, this printed one from PatBO could be right up your alley. Made in a luxe silk and trimmed with ostrich feather sleeves, this kimono style suit set is sure to turn heads. It would make the perfect addition to a tropical destination wedding.

Size Range: XS - XL

MANGO Satin Printed Blazer in Blue

MANGO satin printed pantsuit for a wedding.
Photo: MANGO

Blue florals give a chic upgrade to this classic shaped pantsuit. It comes in both pants and shorts options, so it's perfect for any kind of weather or level of formality. Dress it up with high heels and a sparkly collar necklace, or dress it down with a simple sandal.

Size Range: XXS - XXL

J.Crew Willa Blazer in Lightweight Chino in Light Khaki

J. Crew lightweight khaki pantsuit for a wedding.
Photo: J. Crew

You can't go wrong with a simple neutral colored pantsuit. J.Crew's version also has a matching vest for a fully cohesive look. This is a great style for a more casual affair because of the lightweight nature of the chino fabric.

Size Range: 000 - 24

Fashion Nova Karol Corset Pant Set in Slate Blue

A corset style top gives a trendy twist to this tailored pantsuit. It's versatile enough to be worn together with some sparkly heels for a wedding, and you can style the corset top and pants separately after the wedding festivities have ended.

Size range: XS - 3X

Nordstrom Boyfriend Blazer in Green Dune

Oversized green blazer from Nordstrom.
Photo: Nordstrom

Sage green bridal parties aren't slowing down anytime soon. The earthy green tone keeps this crisp suit set from looking too basic. It also comes in four other colors including blush pink and navy blue.

Size Range: XS - XL

Veronica Beard Hirsh Dickey Jacket in Fuchsia

Pink blazer and matching shorts by Shopbop.
Photo: Shopbop

Sister/designer duo Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard are known for their fun, tailored jackets. Barbie pink satin paired with oversized gold buttons gives this playful pantsuit a hint of 80's style — in the best way! If you're feeling daring, pair yours with a matching pink heel like this one from Schutz for a monochromatic statement.

Size Range: 00 - 12

Ted Baker Fritta Longline Single Breasted Blazer in Black

Ted Baker chic black pantsuit for a wedding.
Photo: Ted Baker

A sleek, sartorial black suit is the equivalent of the LBD when it comes to pantsuits. This one from Ted Baker is a timeless wardrobe staple that will carry you through wedding season and beyond. For a black tie soiree, pair it with a chic chignon updo and a bold red lip for an old Hollywood vibe.

Size Range: 2 - 10

Express One Button Cropped Blazer in Bullion

Express pantsuit for a wedding.
Photo: Express

The warm terracotta hue of this pantsuit pairs perfectly with a melange of gold jewelry and gold heels like these from Steve Madden. It's formal enough for a black tie wedding, but could also be dressed down for the office.

Size Range: XS - XL

Ann Taylor The Notched One Button Blazer in Linen Blend in Aqua Grey

Mint green pantsuit for a wedding from Ann Taylor.
Photo: Ann Taylor

This structured suit has a classic fit with a modern edge. The icy blue color is fresh and understated. Pair it with delicate silver jewelry to up the glam factor.

Size Range: 00 - 18

Alice + Olivia Denny Satin Single-Button Blazer in Green Tea

Mint green silk suit by Alice and Olivia.
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

Dreamy satin softens the look of this structured suit set. The seafoam green shade makes it the perfect choice for a summer soiree. Pair it with the matching satin camisole for a sleek monochromatic 'fit.

Size Range: 0 - 14

Reformation Dolores Two Piece in Houndstooth

Reformation printed pantsuit for a wedding.
Photo: Reformation

This sartorial set features a figure-flattering fitted vest and flared trousers. Keep it simple by styling it with a black high heel, or dress it up with a satin blazer like this one from Revolve.

Size Range: XS - XL

BCBGMAXAZRIA Olive Blazer in Marigold

Yellow oversized pantsuit idea for wedding by BCBGMAXAZRIA.

Warm mustard yellow is a welcome twist on a classic pantsuit. The slightly oversized fit keeps it from feeling too stuffy, especially when paired with the matching bandeau top.

Size Range: XXS - XL

Karen Millen Compact Stretch Two-Piece Jumpsuit in Green

Karen Millen green jumpsuit for a wedding.
Photo: Karen Millen

For a fun twist on the traditional bridesmaid pantsuit, behold this jumpsuit with matching waistcoat. The wide leg silhouette and open back give this look a modern feel.

Size Range: 2 - 12

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