If you’re engaged (or expect to be in the near future!) we assume you’ve already pinned your fair share of wedding dresses. From billowy ball gowns to sleek and chic satin midis, the options are all too exciting. But there’s a whole series of celebrations before the big day, like your shower and bachelorette party, that also call for their very own bridal outfits—and they can be as difficult to find as the dress itself.
While you figure out the guest list and (finally!) contact the florist, we’ll help you find those perfect pre-wedding looks, and save that energy for other wedding emergencies. Congratulations, bride to be. This is going to be your day, your week, your month, and your year.
The countdown to “I do” officially begins the day of your bridal shower. All the gifts, games, decor and more make this occasion an extra special one for you and the women in your life. So, what to wear?
Good news: there are no official rules, and that goes for any wedding event. But knowing the details of your bridal shower (the what, where and when) will make your shopping easier. A casual brunch at home, an outdoor tropical-themed party, and an evening shower at a fancy French restaurant all have very different vibes.
You don’t have to wear white, and you don’t have to wear a dress. Printed jumpsuits, two-piece sets and tulle midi skirts are all having a moment. As long as you feel like your you-est self, that’s all that matters.
White shower outfits
Non-white shower outfits
Whether you’re having a Nash bash, a beach bach, or just a boozy night in, one thing’s for sure: Your bachelorette party will be unforgettable. Depending on the destination, multiple outfit changes and photo ops may be in order, so pack accordingly.
Message the group chat to coordinate the day-of looks and finalize the actual plans (are you going to the spa or hitting the slopes?). For a dressier, more glam affair, we say go all out. Sequins, shiny metallics, fringe and feathers all were made for celebrating. And once you put your party veil on, you’ll be having the time of your life. With your bridesmaids by your side, how could you not?
White bachelorette outfits
Non-white bachelorette outfits
The moment is here: the formal kick-off to your best day ever, also known as the rehearsal dinner. One more major event to go, and you’ll officially be married. Yay!
Want to give a nod to the coming attraction? Hint at the details in your wedding dress such as the lace, silk, or long sleeves. Prefer to opt for something totally different from the next day’s look? Make a bold statement in a modern suit set, frilly separates, or an unexpected pop of color. The rehearsal dinner is a great chance to show off your personal style, or even experiment with a new trend. Dress for the occasion, and do it up in a way only a bride like you could.