(Closed) wearing slacks at wedding

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
7450 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My mom always wears slacks to weddings and I always see other women wearing slacks as well. I find it strange that some people are really pushing for a dress…

As long as they are in fact slacks (and not leggings) and you top them off with an appropriate blouse and shoes (which it sounds like you are doing) I think they will be just fine.

Post # 17
2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t think stretchy shiny slacks are wedding appropriate.  Get a pair that would be appropriate for  a job interview and pair it with a dressy blouse and matching heels. 

Post # 19
4238 posts
Honey bee


I’ve got several pairs of dress slacks that have elastic waist that can be worn to black tie events, so the elastic waist is not an issue for me. (fwiw) It’s the fitted leg that might be at issue. How fitted? How close to the leg? Does it drape? How so? etc.

But when in doubt, leave out anything that seems “iffy.”

Just my $0.02.



Post # 20
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

It’s not 1910 anymore. Slacks are fine. I’m sure you will look nice and I didn’t take your description to mean leggings. I think tights under a dress screams casual. 

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