Wedding gown designer Phyllis Brasch Librach gets asked that question quite often. And her answer is always “Yes”.
Librach, who designs the Sydney’s Closet and Michelle Bridal Collections exclusively for curvy brides sizes 14 to 40, shares these shopping tips and fashion tricks for brides who want to nail a jumpsuit on their wedding day.
A jumpsuit is the ideal way for modern brides to break with tradition by saying “No” to a wedding dress and “Yes” to a chic, contemporary fashion alternative.
When the pandemic forced brides-to-be to scale down their ceremony and receptions plans, the jumpsuit exploded as a fashion trend ideal for smaller, more intimate and less formal nuptials. And fashion gurus predict that stylish and chic trend is here to stay!
Why is a white or ivory jumpsuit so popular to wear down the aisle?
- You surprise and delight your bride-groom and guests with an individualistic fashion statement that’s bold, unexpected and unconventional.
- Jump suits work for any venue no matter where you tie the knot: at a church, chapel, country club or catering hall, on a beach, in a backyard, at the courthouse, winery or barn. .
- The timeless design flatters all types of body shapes and sizes.
- Jumpsuits make a budget-friendly option. You save you tons of money over traditional wedding gowns!
- Wearing pants gives you that all-important comfort factor while standing for your vows during the ceremony or dancing the night away at your reception.
- If sustainability matters to you, this is definitely a silhouette you will wear again and again after your nuptials knowing you’ll always earn compliments. (Maybe even as soon as on your honeymoon?)
Where can brides-to-be find trendy jumpsuits to wear on their big day?
Shop local bridal salons near where you live. Or go online. Either way you can find a fantastic selection of aisle-worthy white wedding jumpsuit designs in styles.
The key is to find a style that fits your fashion personality.
- Are you a girly girl? Opt for a bridal jumpsuit with sweet design details like ruffles, frills or flounces.
- Looking to be a sexy bride? Go down the aisle in a jumpsuit with slits in the pants legs.
- Are you a hopeless romantic? Consider a lace design with intricate details for a timeless option.
- Minimalist? Go for a sleek, chic, streamlined look in satin.
- Free spirit? Embrace your uninhibited style in a free-flowing chiffon jumpsuit perfect for a casual, breezy beach wedding.
- Going for a vintage vibe on your 21st century wedding day? A jumpsuit in white with a wide- leg on the pants captures the look of the 1970s.
Avoid Buyer’s Remorse
The decision to ditch the dress on your wedding day should not be made lightly or in a hurry. No bride wants to turn around 10 days or 50 years later and wish she had worn a wedding dress for her nuptials. You’re making memories for a lifetime so be confident and comfortable with how you will look forever in your wedding photos.
Worried that a bridal pantsuit falls short of making you feel and look special on the biggest fashion day of your life? If a jumpsuit strikes you as too casual or informal, then you can easily create a more polished and formal bridal look.
Just add a:
- detachable train or overskirt that you can wear when you exchange vows and take off for the party.
- tulle veil or floral headpiece
- bridal jewelry
- wedding shoes in a flat style for casual comfort or high heels for a glamorous look.
Still can’t decide whether or not to ditch the dress? Then consider the option of going down the aisle in a wedding gown then changing into a jumpsuit in white or ivory for the reception.
Or skip a jumpsuit entirely for your wedding day and instead wear one to your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or engagement party.