(Closed) wearing slacks at wedding

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2680 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

socalgirl1689:  I suppose it depends upon the particular pair of pants, the formality of the wedding, and the top/shoes you would be pairing the pants with. 

Post # 4
4080 posts
Honey bee

socalgirl1689:  Paired with heels or dressy flats and a nice blouse/possibly a nice blazer, I don’t see an issue with wearing a pair of dressy slacks to a wedding. 

Post # 5
4238 posts
Honey bee

Black fitted with stretchy material and shiny?

Sounds like leggings.

I would wear corporate style slacks, pant suit, etc. to a wedding but nothing that could resemble leggings.

Just my $0.02.


Post # 6
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

I have seen lots of women wearing dressy black slacks and dressy tops to winter weddings but definitely NOT leggings, tights etc unless the dressy top covers the body well below the butt.

Post # 7
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think some types of slacks are fine, but if you are going to feel awkward, wondering if you will be out of place, maybe you should just wear a dress.

Post # 8
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I see nothing wrong with a woman wearing a classy pants suit to a wedding – even a formal one. The slacks you are mentioning specifically sound a little casual for my taste. I own a suit (albeit for a more corporate settng) and it cost me about $90. An acceptable dress shirt is about $15-$20. Throw in some feminine shoes and accessories, and you’re set!

Post # 9
3540 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

socalgirl1689:  I wore a back suit with heels to my cousins wedding. I think it looked great. 

Post # 10
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

Go ahead and wear slacks. Not jeans, but dress slacks, and dress it up with a fancier top, and maybe a necklace.

The sequiny, obviously dressy leggings sound ok to me, paired with a long top.

Post # 11
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Dress it up with jewelry too.  In the winter I like wearing skirts or dresses over thick leggings with tall boots.  Leggings are more comfortable than tights and are warm and cozy.

Post # 12
4061 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

What about a dress with tights? That could be cute, what you’re describing sounds like leggings and personally I’ve never a woman wear slacks to a wedding.. Not that there’s anything wrong with it but I’m not used to that where I live..

Post # 13
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Our wedding photographer wore black dress slacks, a blouse and a pretty cardigan to our wedding. I thought she looked professional, beautiful, and perfectly attired for our wedding. Definitely with a dressier blouse if you think the wedding is leaning towards semi formal. I hope no one thinks Woman= Must wear dress to be presentable. 

Post # 14
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I secong the dress with tights/ leggings idea. How about something like this?

Post # 15
2176 posts
Buzzing bee

If in fact you are talking about leggings but calling them slacks, no don’t wear them. I am not a big fan of them at all, nonetheless at a wedding. True slacks, however, are just fine as others have said, paired with the right shoes, top and accessories. True dress slacks, in my opinion, have a waistband, a zipper and are not fitted through the legs. I don’t think you must wear heels, cute dressy flats will do, as long as the top is dressy. 

Good luck, bee!

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