Wearing Pants to a Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Winter Weddings for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Wearing Pants

Quote of the day: “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” Alexander Graham Bell

When I first approached the subject of wearing pants to a wedding this last spring, here, I had many readers comment that they wear trousers regularly to this event. Even Refinery20.com just recently posted this article that said it’s okay to wear pants to the ceremony.

For that reason, I started off this winter wedding series with this indicated topic. One of the wonderful things about being a woman in today’s time, is the fact that we can wear either pants or skirts! And how perfect to be able to wear pants when it’s colder in the winter!

Thus I put on my sweater pants, Nancy donned her jumpsuit and mom pulled out her black trousers! And no, I didn’t realize I had burgundy on the brain when I put together our outfits–ha ha! Give me your two cents worth in the comments below!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I don’t wear these sweater pants much, I must admit. You saw them before in the post about placing our brooch at our waist, here. But they are super comfortable, so I really should put them to better use!

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Since the pants are more voluminous, I tucked in the turtleneck and wore my bolero gold jacket which ends right at my waist.

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

I figured I had a lot of bling with the sequins and bow on the gold bolero, so I only added earrings & a bracelet to the outfit. And for both accessories, I tried to keep them somewhat subdued.

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

The turtleneck is a recent purchase from a new (to me) thrift store in downtown Littleton, called The Paper Chandelier! We had such a nice visit at this shop on Small Business Saturday in November! The turtleneck has some gold threads running through it that isn’t evident in the photos, but it’s a pretty piece!

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Pants: Elisabeth Dureau (similar here)~~Cardigan: (similar here as a bomber jacket)~~Top: Adrienne Vitanni-thrifted (similar here)~~Boots: Shoe Mint (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: The Limited (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: When I first broached the subject about doing a series on jumpsuits this last summer, Nancy was extremely happy about it! She said she’s always loved them, and it’s been nice to know that she’s been getting good wear out of this one!

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Since the theme is weddings, and all women in our generations think pearls for weddings, I figured Nancy should wear hers! And this jacket has a sheer black trim around the edging which adds a little more glam to the outfit!

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

One of the features that I love about Nancy’s jumpsuit is the detailing on the side of the legs. It’s a perfect way to showcase her fabulous booties (and yes, she’s wearing hose to keep warm under this!)

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

A jumpsuit does seem more dressy than separates, for some reason, thus it worked perfectly for this category!! If you missed our jumpsuit series, feel free to click over here, here & here.

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Jumpsuit: WHBM (similar here)~~Jacket: Sag Harbor (similar here as a cool bomber or here as a blazer)~~Boots: Impo (similar here in all black or here with a shorter heel)~~Belt: H&M (similar here)~~Necklace: The Limited (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I styled mom in black pants for this post, since I figured most women would feel comfortable in black pants for this occasion! However, I will admit that I almost think these trousers are too short—at least for the pair of pumps mom is wearing. But I’m going to show these same pants with ankle strap shoes in 2 weeks, and they’ll look just fine!

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

This gorgeous dress which mom is wearing as a duster was given to her by VIPme, seen in our post this summer, here. It reminds me of beautiful artwork, so I thought it’d be more than appropriate for a wedding. If you are interested in anything from VIPme, make sure to check out the discount you can receive in my Deals & Discount tab! No sense spending more money than you need to!

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

We layered the dress over a burgundy turtleneck for warmth and added in a velvet scarf! I tried to keep the accessories on the simple side with a gold bangle bracelet, and hoop earrings.

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Of course, since mom’s birthday is in January, she has a ton of garnet pieces. This ring is just one of many in her jewelry box!

Winter Wedding Outfits for Women in their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Pants: Talbots-thrifted (similar here)~~Duster: Phoebe from VIPme (here)~~Turtleneck: (similar here-ribbed)~~Shoes: Evan Picone (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here in a skinny version or here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

And since the theme this week is weddings, I talked about wedding dresses for the older women in yesterday’s post, here!

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What do you think of a duster for a wedding? If you like them, I found some others that are very pretty:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I wore a swishy, silky pant set to a wedding years ago and loved it. It was navy blue with very simple lines. I like your delicate gold bolero, Charlotte’s divine duster and Nancy’s elegant jumpsuit. And you know how I feel about pearls (a lady’s best friend).

    • I’m so glad to hear you say that, Kathleen!! I have to admit, it wouldn’t be my first thought to wear pants to a wedding, but it could be smart!!

  • PetiteOver40

    I can’t remember the last time I went to a winter wedding, but the next time I do go I plan on revisiting this post for ideas! Even without the wedding, I adore your sweater pants–the woven stripes have a sort of pinstripey feeling to them that goes well with your sweater! I have loved Nancy’s jumpsuit since the first time you posted about it and your mom’s dress-as-duster is also a favorite. It looks fabulous as a duster here–really spruces up the pants, exactly what you were hoping to do!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s funny you say that, because I’ve been to quite a few (my own included)!! But I do suppose the majority of weddings are in the summer!
      Thanks for all of the fabulous compliments!! Mom & Nancy never get tired of hearing them!!

  • I think wearing pants to a winter wedding is a great idea. I like wearing dresses to formal events (since I don’t wear dresses all that often for some reason), but sometimes pants are just more comfortable and warmer… And, as you have shown, you can look great in pants!

    I love Nancy’s jumpsuit! Great color. And how fabulous are her booties!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really like wearing my dresses exactly for that reason Andrea. But maybe it’s fun to wear pants sometimes not everyone does? Kinda like being a rebel but in a good way??
      Thanks for the wonderful compliments….I’ll forward this to Nancy so it can make her day!

  • I’ve definitely worn pants to a wedding – though I’m not much of a skirt / dress wearer so really only wear trousers anyway! I’m not sure what I’d do if the wedding were very formal though! #teamlovinlife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for your vote in the matter Deborah!!
      You could always rent a dress from Rent the Runway—I’ve used them a couple of times, and it’s been a great experience. However, I do think that society is more of a “anything goes” now, so you’d probably be fine in pants!!

  • Lovely as always ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Leanne!!

  • Those sweater pants look so comfortable and stylish Jodie! I like each lady’s version of wearing pants and that duster is like artwork, so unique!
    Thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jess!
      I have worn these sweater pants on the airplane before, since they aren’t as constricting as my skinny jeans!!

  • Savvy Southern Chic

    Love the drape of your pants and Nancy’s jumpsuit! I have taken pictures so many times and looked back and said, oops, those pants are too short for those heels. I’m caught on the edge of petite height and petite pants are too short for heels, regular too long. Ugh.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well, I’m glad I’m not the only one, Fonda! Because how is it that I didn’t notice it in real life? But I have to admit, that it’s a perfect example of how the ankle strap shoes can fix that problem—mom wore these same pants with her lace up shoes, and you’d never think them too short!!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and giving your voice!

  • Oooh pants for a winter wedding are perfect! And can be worn for so many other occasions too. All of your outfits are lovely! And I’m drooling over Nancy’s shoes. 😉


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lindsey!!
      I may now have to try to wear pants to the next wedding I’m invited to—just to be able to say I did it!!

  • writeofthemiddle

    I’m a pants girl! Love wearing pants. They’re so versatile – just change the tops and get completely different looks. More options with shoes too than say with a skirt. Love all these looks and I’m a fan of all the purple tones too! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Min!! It’s nice to hear the other view about pants. I know I don’t wear pants to a wedding, but why not?

  • Sue Loncaric

    Hi Jodie, I actually prefer pants to skirts although I’m partial to my LBD. It is great to have the flexibility these days to wear pants and teamed with the right top can look very classy. Love all your photos. Happy New Year!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Sue!
      It is interesting how getting dressed up does not bring to mind pants or trousers at least for a wedding, yet it can for a workplace??

  • looking plum-tastic ladies! cute looks! love all the purples 🙂


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I know, right? And I didn’t even mean to style us all in the same colors.
      Even today’s post is more the blue/greys and then Friday’s is similar!! I need to work harder to change it up?
      What I style for the first person must stick with me and then taint the other outfits…ha ha!

  • I think pants can be so chic! I love how you all styled them to be so dressy and stylish.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for joining the Ageless Style linkup. It never occurred to me to wear pants to a wedding, but I did wear pants suit twice to a wedding. LOL.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t even think I’ve ever worn pants to a wedding, but maybe I should….just to stand out & be different!!
      Thanks for stopping by and giving your voice, Nicole!

  • That jumpsuit color is gorgeous on Nancy! Love that outfit.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Sarah!! It’ll make Nancy’s day to hear you say that!!

  • Stevie Turner

    I like Nancy’s jumpsuit and your gold bolero.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And what’s amazing to me is we ordered Nancy’s jumpsuit online. I only had one little alteration to fix the front crossover area, and yet it fits so well!!
      Thanks for coming by today, Stevie!!

      • Stevie Turner

        I enjoy the fashion parades!

  • Loving all these looks and how they are so fun and include pops of color! I loveee that jumpsuit and those booties!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Denise!
      Nancy will be so happy that her jumpsuit is getting so much love!

  • Maria Flux

    First outfit is gorgeous! Love the pants!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Maria! I really appreciate it!

  • So stylish look) Thanks for interesting post)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much!!

  • Kirsten Wick

    Oh Jodie, your pants are great, I have so many styles in my head with them. And Nancy’s jumpsuit looks perfect. Love, Kirsten


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Kirsten!
      I think one of my goals for the year, is to try to wear these pants more. I know I’m so guilty of getting into ruts with my clothing, so it will be nice to try something different. Because they are not tight, they might work great as my airplane travelling pants??

  • You all look great in these lovely winter wedding outfits. I love the little details, particularly Nancy’s adorable shoes and the jewellery throughout – your earrings are spectacular! I think dusters are a great choice for weddings – they make an outfit look different and give you something to work with in terms of accessories.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Gail!
      Even though I end up accessorizing pretty much every day, I think weddings allow us to glitz up the glamour even more and not feel out of place!!
      Thanks so much for your voice!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Hi, remember me! I got lost somewhere between the Thanksgiving intersection, the Christmas turnoff and the New Years overpass! I haven’t forgotten about you, Jodie and your fabulous blog. I’m just too busy for my own britches or anyone else’s for that matter. Ha, ha. This is a lovely post. Those sweater pants look so warm, but they look quite stylish. I love the top and the bolero jacket. A great combo for a cold weather wedding. I love Mom’s duster/dress. As you say, it looks like wearable art. I remember that post you did on wearable art and just the other day I was thrifting and looking for a piece that I could dub wearable art. I have been ever since you posted about that. Haven’t found quite the perfect thing yet, but I will. I think I like Nancy’s outfit the best. As you say, the jumpsuit, just makes the whole outfit look so polished and chic. I love her shoes. Lovely post Jodie. Hope your holidays were wonderful. Tell your Mom happy bday from me…mine is on Saturday. I am hoping to get to a Nordstrom and use my gift cards! Thanks to you. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Happy 2017 Amy!! And happy birthday!!
      I can’t wait to see what you get with your gift cards!! I was just telling mom about how close you live to where we used to live!! Like we said–it’s a small world!

  • Your pants look like the coziest winter pants. I really love your mom’s scarf too. Such a pretty color and ruffled style. I’ve never worn pants to a wedding but mostly because, I think, they’re usually in the hot summer. Thank you lovely ladies!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really don’t think I’ve worn pants to a wedding before either! Heck, I love wearing my dresses—at least right now!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I think you did a great job styling pants for a wedding , but I myself just wouldn’t be comfortable. There are so few times we get to dress up anymore and I love skirts and dresses to much to let an opportunity pass me by,lol

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m totally with you Tracey!
      I love my skirts & dresses, and especially now with the fleece lined tights-I think you can be just as warm. But, I guess it’s nice to have options!!

  • I think the rising popularity of jumpsuits has really revolutionized evening and occasion wear. Even if a woman doesn’t want to wear a jumpsuit specifically, I feel this general warming towards wearing pants for dressier occasions. I like your tactic of choosing a pant in a rich texture like a sweater material. The glamorous accessories and lacy bolero really dress up the look. I think pants can be a blank canvas for even the dressiest occasions. It’s an opportunity to go all out with your top, accessories, and shoes!

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love how you really analyzed the trend of jumpsuits. I hadn’t specifically thought about how it might have changed over the years, but it is interesting how we tend to consider pants less formal.
      As much as I love my skirts & dresses (which I really do), I think it could be a great challenge to change that thinking!

  • I don’t think I have ever worn pants to a wedding, but it makes so much sense, specially a winter one ! I am admiring the beautiful winter backdrop and of course you ladies 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit that also Lorena! I like to dress up (obviously), so to me it’s way more fun to get gussied up for this event. And for some reason that means a skirt or dress!!
      Thanks for the kind words and happy 2017!

  • I probably wouldn’t think to wear pants to a wedding, because i love a good excuse for a fancy dress, but I agree that the jumpsuit works well, and I’m especially adoring the detailing at the ankles.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to agree with you 100% Lydia! It’s still fun to be able to put on a nice dress and get all fancy!
      Heck, I’m from a family where we couldn’t get my grandmother into pants until she was in her 90’s! And even then she wouldn’t leave the house in them!!
      But I do know some women that don’t enjoy that aspect, so I guess it’s nice to have options!

  • ADA

    I cannot tell you the last time I wore pants to a wedding was (probably over a decade ago) but I want to do it again, something out of the norm. I did NOT wear a dress to my fancy New Year’s Eve party though. All you ladies look fab. Nancy’s outfit has my heart and I do love that blouse you layered with, too, Jodie.

    Welcome by and check out my top 9 looks of 2016, Jodie. I’d love to see what you think. Thanks and a Very Happy New Year, Ada. =)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m with you Ada…I’m not sure I’ve ever worn pants to this occasion, myself. I think you are like me in that you like to dress up too! And it’s interesting that we tend to think of pants as not as dressy!
      Thanks for stopping by and your kind words. Nancy will love to hear that you liked her outfit!

  • Judy Gramith

    I certainly hope that you all find a dressy occasion (wedding or otherwise) to wear these outfits for in the near future.
    Jodie I LOVE your little golden bolero! This would also be cute with your new holiday skirt purchased from Suzanne! Adding it over the gold cowl neck top would add some fun texture.
    Nancy’s jumpsuit is so cute on her. The gathering at the leg is all at once edgy, funky, sexy and fun. Perhaps she should be looking for more monochromatic tops and bottoms to replicate the feel of a jumpsuit? I know she doesn’t favor belts but she wears them well!
    Charlotte’s duster is such a wonderful year round piece. The Asian inspired print is so interesting and gives that Bohemian flair. Also, it has so many colors that can inspire a multitude of combinations.
    Great inspiration for the new year Jodie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Too bad, we just took the photos with the maxi skirt from Suzanne last weekend, because I think I would have felt more comfortable with the bolero over top! You have such great ideas, Jude!
      Thanks for not only supporting us in this venture, but also for joining in at times and giving such great thoughts!!

  • I have no clue why but I’ve never worn pants to a wedding. In the cold though it especially makes sense. You all look amazing. That jumpsuit is so pretty and our pants are so chic flattering and look comfy too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m actually the same way. I always think to dress up for the occasion, and for me that means skirts & dressed.
      Heck, one of the posts this week is about a casual wedding, and my mom just thought that never happens!
      Thanks for the support, Laura!!

  • Laura

    Due the sometimes severe cold where I live, I like the idea of wearing pants for warmth to a more formal event like a wedding. You have styled some great options! I especially like Nancy’s jumpsuit!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Realistically you are so right, Laura! But, I don’t know. Once I have those fur lined tights you just showed, I may be just fine wearing a dress or skirt?? 🙂
      Thanks for the love!

  • I agree that wearing pants to a wedding is totally acceptable as long as it’s not just chinos and a blouse. Jodie, once again you’ve presented three fabulous spins on a theme and each of them have a different flare and appeal that offer options appropriate for most women. I adore them all.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!
      I have to admit though, that I still haven’t worn pants to this event. I still love wearing skirts & dresses (and I have so many of them—I’m not sure how that happened-grin). But then again, it’s nice to have options!!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    I love the violet colour in all Outfits. This print on the duster is so cute.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!! That duster is quite pretty, huh? I may have to borrow it from my mom 🙂

  • I wished I would look that good in a jumpsuit!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That made me laugh Nancy!! I’m sure you do look great in a jumpsuit. I’m of the theory that it’s the style & fit that makes all the difference!!

  • All these pant outfits look lovely and would be perfect for a wedding! Have a great day!

    Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Gemma!