Choosing a wedding jumpsuit for your nuptials is a great alternative to a traditional wedding dress. Don’t get us wrong, we love the big princess style dresses on offer but for those looking for a different look, bridal jumpsuits are a fast-growing trend in the world of weddings.
When Sophie Turner opted for a jumpsuit, by Ukranian label Bevza, for her marriage to Joe Jonas back in 2019, it was the perfect outfit choice for her Las Vegas ceremony. Super cool Solange Knowles also chose a wedding jumpsuit which featured a chic cape by designer Stéphane Rolland for her big day. And Vogue Williams opted for a Kate Halfpenny bridal jumpsuit for her second wedding party to Spencer Matthews. According to Williams’s Instagram, she’s planning on styling her wedding jumpsuit with a white blazer and wearing it again for a night out.
Kate Halfpenny, Founder and Designer of Halfpenny London, says: “Be the bride you want to be, so if a bridal jumpsuit or trousers are for you, then go for it! Feeling bridal has nothing to do with a particular style of garment and everything to do with how it makes you feel.” We couldn’t agree more!
Wedding jumpsuits certainly have a more modern feel to them for brides who are wanting to break with tradition on their big day. They also offer a comfy-all-day and disco-by-night vibe, meaning you’ll be on that dancefloor until the very end.
Should You Wear a Wedding Jumpsuit?
If traditional white dresses aren’t your thing, then you might be in the market for something that offers a more individual feel. While some brides-to-be might opt for a black wedding dress or look to a two-piece suit, a bridal jumpsuit is also a great contemporary alternative. Whether you prefer smart and tailored or floaty and feminine, there’s plenty of variations to choose from. What’s more, jumpsuits make a great party outfit if you want a second look to change into for the reception. If you’re looking to repurpose your bridal outfit, then a jumpsuit can offer a more wearable option, too. Style with pops of colour for a trip to the races or a formal party, or even dye it and wear as a wedding guest.
How to Style a Wedding Jumpsuit
For bandeau or spaghetti-strap styles, there are plenty of pretty lace or organza cover-ups designed to be worn over the top. Layers and capes are one of the biggest trends of the season, so adding a delicate layer for a more formal feel that can then be removed later gives two looks in one. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more tailored look then a sharp blazer always ticks the style box.
Consider the leg shape you prefer as well. Cigarette pants offer a more streamlined silhouette while wide-leg trousers give a floaty effect that skims over thighs and hips. The options are endless when it comes to fabrics, too. Lace, crepe, tulle, or silk are all used for wedding jumpsuits. Keep jewellery simple and be sure to go all out on the footwear if your feet are on show.
If you’re planning on ditching the conventional white dress and jumping on the wedding jumpsuit trend, then read on for our guide to the best bridal jumpsuits to have you wedding-ready.