Weddings are traditionally a time for dresses, but more and more brides are choosing to opt for less traditional outfits. Rather than go for the classic Cinderella, mermaid or trumpet style, many women are now turning to wedding suits as an alternative to their dream gown.

A woman’s suit is typically made up of a tailored jacket or blazer and trousers or a skirt. Often, brides wear both pieces on their big day and then change into a separate dress for the reception (and even sometimes a cocktail party after the ceremony).

One of the best things about wearing a suit is that you can wear it again. If you’re not sure if you want to wear a dress or suit, don’t be afraid to try on several styles to find the right fit.

The most important thing to remember is that your wedding suit should be comfortable for the length of the event. If the wedding is outdoors, make sure the suit is appropriate for the weather and season.

For example, if you’re getting married in a warm climate, opt for lightweight fabrics such as linen or rayon. If the weather is cooler, consider a heavier fabric like tweed or wool.

This white satin blazer and trouser suit from Reformation is the perfect choice for a bride who wants a sleek and sophisticated look without the weight of a bridal gown. Pair it with a fitted top or a silk camisole underneath for an added touch of elegance.

If you’re feeling more playful, this pleated skirt suit from Givenchy will certainly get some compliments. The pleated look on the skirt adds an extra dimension to the ensemble, and the lace-trimmed sleeves are the perfect finishing touch.

Another option is this satin blazer and satin-trimmed pants set from Coast. The combination of the blazer and pants creates a very feminine, refined look that will turn heads on your big day. We especially love this blazer’s draped back, which gives the look a very stylish edge.

It’s also worth noting that this blazer and pants are both available in different sizes, so if you’re not sure what size to buy, you can always order a few sizes in advance and then pick up the smaller one when you actually need it.

For men, a dark suit is the perfect choice for a formal wedding. Choose a neutral color like black, charcoal or brown to match your shoes and accessories for a timeless look that you’ll be sure to keep in your closet long after the wedding.

When it comes to selecting your suit, it’s a good idea to talk to your partner about what they prefer and what colors will look good with their skin tone. You’ll want to consider the dress code for the event, as well as the bride and groom’s vision of what the wedding should be.

You can also ask for recommendations from friends or family. They may have been to several weddings or know what looks best on different people.