If you’re anything like me, the minute I RSVP yes to a wedding, my mind begins thinking about what I’ll wear. Of course, there are a myriad of dresses and skirts available, but if you aren’t a fan of showing your legs, you may be wondering if it’s acceptable to wear pants or a pant suit to a wedding. I’m here to tell you that you absolutely can! With the right pant suit, you can feel confident that you look just as chic and stylish as you would wearing a dress. To help make selecting an outfit easier, I’ve scoured the internet and put together a list of the best special occasion pant suits for weddings and events.
Pantsuits are great for attending a wedding, no matter the season. They’re easy to wear, allow you to skip the pantyhose, and often have pockets! The other beauty of wearing pants to a wedding, is they help camouflage your shoes. This is especially helpful if you need to wear shoes with additional support or flatter, less dressy footwear.
I always recommend looking at the formality and location of the special event when making a decision on your attire. You obviously won’t want to choose a pastel, linen option for an evening black tie wedding, and likewise, you won’t want to wear a sequined, fussy option for a midday casual wedding. I’ve included lots in the shopping widget below for all occasions.
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Dressy Pant Suits for Women Over 50, 60, and Beyond
This pant set from R & M Richards is such a timeless look, and the scallop detailing on the jacket really takes it to the next level. This elegant three-piece set comes in ten colors, so you can be sure to find a shade that looks great with your skin tone and coloring. It’s pictured above in coal, but I also love the plum and slate colors. It comes in sizes 6-18.
Chiffon instantly elevates any outfit. This set is a blank canvas to let your accessories shine, so dress it up with statement earrings, a necklace, and a fabulous shoe. It comes in eight colors, sizes 8-18.
The beaded neckline and asymmetrical tiers on this top are just the right amounts of detail. Diagonal lines are also very slimming so if you’re self-conscience about your mid-section, the tiers are wonderful for camouflaging that area. It’s also offered in a beautiful rose color.
The ribbed material of this top and jacket makes it effortless and easy to wear, while the glitter gives it that touch of fun! This set looks comfortable, and that’s important to me when I’m going to be spending hours in an outfit.
If you’re heading to a black-tie wedding, this is the pantsuit for the job! It checks all of the boxes…flattering, sophisticated, and just enough sparkle. Take note that the reviews do say that the top and jacket are attached so you cannot separate them. It comes in three colors size 6-18.
6. 3-Piece Lace Duster Pantsuit (Available in plus sizes!)
I am a big fan of duster-length jackets and sweaters, and this one is no exception! The lace is so pretty but not too over the top. It also comes in fawn (a brown color) and marine (a navy), but I thought this pink was so pretty for spring and summer weddings. it comes in sizes 2-14.
Dressy Separates for Weddings and Events
You can also simply add a new top or jacket with a pair of trousers or dress pants that you already own and love.
I love the lines and silhouette of this tie-waist top. The portrait collar is so flattering, and the bracelet sleeves help you look taller while allowing you to showcase your bracelets. It comes in seven colors and has a back zip, so you won’t have to worry about the front gaping open because it is tacked closed. I would pair it with a trouser or a beautiful skirt.
Okay, this particular jacket might be controversial for a wedding post! I usually try to steer clear of too much white, but I thought this would be stunning for a beach wedding. What are your thoughts?
I love items in your wardrobe that you can wear more than once and I think you’ll find yourself reaching for this classic-looking jacket for more than just your upcoming weddings! This fabric would also be great to pack for dressy evenings on a cruise because the fabric won’t wrinkle.
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Do you have any weddings or special events to attend this year?
Thanks for reading, and be sure to wear what makes you feel confident.