The choices are endless when it comes to deciding what to wear to your bridal shower and other events. From gorgeous ornate gowns to impeccable unadorned dresses there are many ways to make a bridal fashion statement. But the wedding day is not the only time a bride needs to get an outfit worthy of a celebration. For all those other times, you need to look like the principal, but these occasions are so different that it can be tricky finding just the right look. We have options for the shower, the bachelorette party, and even the rehearsal dinner that don’t scream “bride” but will still make you look and feel great. (Plus a few things for the honeymoon, because we just couldn’t resist!)
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR BRIDAL SHOWER
For what to wear to your bridal shower, it’s nice to strike a balance between looking “bridal” (this is a cute time to don a short white dress like this one from White House Black Market or the less conservative one by Reformation) and looking festive with a casual vibe. Most showers are daytime affairs, so think a whimsical floral flowy dress like this one by Aqua Blu, or wear a “something blue” like a fun Thym jumpsuit with metallic undertones. Top any of these with a delicate necklace and you’re good to go.
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR BACHELORETTE
Now that we’ve covered what to wear to your bridal shower, let’s move on to the next event — the bachelorette party. The outfit for your bachelorette might be determined by the activities. We love a cute top and jeans for a night out on the town. These Rachel Parcell Jeans work with any top but pair particularly well with either of these contemporary pieces from ASOS. If you’re going to more formal locales, consider this green jumpsuit from Reformation with a pair of comfy heels.
OPTIONS FOR THE REHEARSAL DINNER
Since rehearsal dinners can be almost anything these days (check out our story about how to change them up) it’s hard to say what’s best to wear. Still, we couldn’t help but pick out a few pieces that would get the job done for any fashionista. The white jumpsuit from White House Black Market sets the bridal tone, as does this modern white dress from Thym. For a bohemian spring-like vibe consider this floral dress by Wayf from Nordstrom. And if a dark dress is what you’re looking for, you can keep it casual with this dress from Aqua Blu. Pair any outfit choice with a bracelet that says “Grateful” from Jennifer Miller and you’ll be reminded what these festivities are all about.
WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR HONEYMOON
It’s hard to tell you what to pack for your honeymoon when we don’t know where you’re headed, but here are some fun finds that would work for beach activities, daytime sightseeing, or for a night out as newlyweds. This Hermoza Bodysuit works for day or night, as does this dress by Leith from Nordstrom. For sightseeing consider this amazing navy blazer bejeweled with the word “Love” by Jennifer Miller, which can be paired with anything from jeans to olive pants like these by Leith. Shore has cute dresses and bathing suits, and for other swimming options, consider these from Aqua Blu and Montce. You might do a lot of walking so a stylish flat is always practical, and these by Madewell at Nordstrom are timeless.
Now that you have our insight on what to wear for your bridal shower, bachelorette, and honeymoon, check out tips on your engagement session outfits and more.
Justin Alexander debuted on the bridal fashion scene as T&G Bridal in Brooklyn, New York in 1946, a time when women were...