Who’s wearing the bridal trousers?

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?

Palazzo, crop, two-piece and jumpsuit, bridal trousers are one of the hottest trends among leading designers. Here are some of our favourite looks

Garda Trousers Giovanna Shrug and Bralet sAllin Bellissimo
Stephanie Allin’s 2017 Bellissimo collection Garda bridal trousers, worn with Giovanna shrug and bralet

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his could be the year where bridal trousers become much bigger news – with pants of every shape, from crop to palazzo – appearing in designers’ collections. To be fair, there have been hints of this liberating take on wedding attire for a couple of seasons or more, all part of an exploration of different silhouettes, from disco chic to 1930s Hollywood glamour.

So the question for brides to be, is do you dare to wear trousers? Clearly it depends on the kind of wedding you’re planning.  But our advice is, don’t rule them out. This is essentially a versatile look – whether you are hosting a chic city or destination wedding. There are even variations that work brilliantly for the black-tie bash. Here are some of our favourite styles for thoroughly modern bridal glamour.

Destination palazzo pants

One of our favourite looks is wide palazzo trousers, brilliantly executed in Stephanie Allin‘s 2017 Bellissimo collection. Her Garda pants are luxe and flowing, designed to flatter rather than reveal. This is a look that is perfect for a destination wedding, enabling you to transition from beach to clubhouse or bar. While the look is definitely cool and fashion-forward, it’s not something that would cause a shockwave at a more traditional wedding, so if you are someone who is rarely seen in a skirt, this is a style that’s definitely worth considering.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
Cool and elegant, Stephanie Allin’s Garda pants are a great choice if you are looking for relaxed glamour

Fulham-based designer Sanyukta Shrestha has also championed this look in her fabulous new collection, including super-wide styles that give the illusion of a skirt and the ease and fluidity of trousers. All her designs are made of organic and luxury fabrics and she is a passionate believer in supporting traditional artisanship, so these feel as good to wear as they look.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
Sanyukta Shrestha, champion of luxury and eco-friendly designs, has added super-wide bridal trousers to her 2017 collection

Tailored chic

Tailored trouser suits have been the hot ticket for brides before, but current designs are all about impeccable cut and a shapely and sexy silhouette. Clinton Lotter, a London-based South African designer who worked with the likes of Stella McCartney before launching his label, has a brilliantly feminine suit with more than a hint of disco chic. You can find his designs at Blackburn Bridal Couture.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
Clinton Lotter’s sexy bridal trouser suit, with more than a hint of disco chic

Talented Russian-born London designer Andrey Savin has also introduced slimline tailored trousers to the 2017 Savin London collection. We like the versatility of these pants – ideal if you are planning a two outfit wedding or want to show off a well turned ankle. They also give you the opportunity to draw the eye down to a luxurious pair of bridal heels.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
Savin London’s glamorous slimline fitted trousers show off a well-turned ankle – perfect if you want to make your wedding heels a star turn

The edgy crop

Taking the bridal-trousers theme still further, top designers are exploring cropped lengths. One of our favourite incarnations of this look is by New York’s finest Carolina Herrera, now back in London and stocked exclusively at The Wedding Club in Knightsbridge. With its neat high collar and impeccable cut, this pantsuit design simply oozes glamour – just perfect for a smart and sassy London or New York wedding.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
Carolina Herrera’s edgy cropped suit simply oozes sassy glamour – you’ll find her designs at The Wedding Club

At London’s White Gallery show in May, Alan Hannah showed off a slick take on the cropped look, with a model strutting down the catwalk in a bold all-in-one with wide belt and plunge neckline. The addition of a sheer and flowing overlayer made this a showstopping number – perfect for the resort wedding.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
Alan Hannah’s showstopping cropped all-in-one features a plunge neckline and wide belt with gauzy overlay

The glittering flying suit

Flying suits are such big news in fashion right now that it’s little surprise to see them created for brides who want to make a statement. We love David Fielden‘s edgy all-in-one with cut out panels and feathered trim. Just the thing for the bride who wants to wear white in her own inimitable way.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
David Fielden showed a super-chic flying suit with feathered trim at Barcelona Bridal Week

This is a look that has been picked up by a variety of other designers. Sanyukta Shrestha cut hers with narrow ankles – channelling Studio 54-style glamour. It’s a perfect design for evening, with its plunge neckline and transparent detailing on the sleeves.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
Flying high, Sanyuktha Shrestha’s suit has skinny ankles and a plunge neckline

Also worthy of mention is Eliza Jane Howell‘s glittering vintage take on the flying suit theme, definitely a onesie suited to the sophisticated after-dark celebration. As with all the designs in this glamorous label by London designer Gill Harvey, the look is an elegant and grown up take on bridal. The silver jumpsuit features a flattering halterneck and wide waistband.

Who's wearing the bridal trousers?
Eliza jane Howell’s glamorous take on bridal trousers is a one-piece with flattering halterneck and a smart vintage vibe


Want to check out more bridal trends? See runway looks we love for Spring/Summer 2016