So you’re engaged. First, congratulations are in order. Second, take a deep breath. You’ve no doubt already started thinking about all of the tiny details you’ll need to decide on. When it comes to what to wear, let us help. Because you’ll have a number of events to attend and you wanna look your best.
We’ve found styles for every type of bride, from flirty to formal to casual, and for every occasion, from bridal showers to the big bachelorette party. Pick a few and call it done, then save the big ‘yes’ for the dress. Cheers.
An elegant pick, this dress is sure to be approved by all your family members in the room, so wear it to a brunch bridal shower. The high neck is flattering on, and the playful embroidery on the skirt that turns into fringe at the hemline adds a whimsical touch. ($89.99, Saks OFF 5TH)
While this option falls on the pricier end of the spectrum, it’ll be worth it for how you’ll feel while wearing. It has a lovely V-neck silhouette and is lower cut in the back to show a little more skin. The straight-leg fit of the pants makes it flattering even for the jumpsuit-averse. Plus, the delicate feathers at the empire waist make it extra special. ($330, Free People)
Add a little color in your bridal style with this fit-and-flare wonder. The subtle peach and gold tones will still evoke bridal vibes without it having to be stark white. Plus the gathered waist and flared skirt are sure to flatter. It’ll work just as easily at a bridal shower as a day of touring venues and tasting cakes. Sweet. ($168, Nordstrom)
Eyelet detailing is always a good idea. This one has long sleeves (with a little puff) that offset the shortness of the hemline flawlessly. It’s 100% cotton (aka breathable) and comes with a slip dress insert, so you don’t have to worry about it being see-through. Bonus: Customers say it’s extremely comfortable for long-time wear. ($149.95, Eloquii)
Hailing from Khloe Kardashian’s brand, we love this dress for its super stretchy material. The pleated fabric is made to hug your body in all the right places, plus the straps have a little give so it can move with you. It comes in a range of sizes up to 5XL, and can be paired with either heels or sneakers. Comfy brides rejoice. ($140, Good American)
Perfect for a spring or summer bride, these tasteful cutouts (that come to an adorable bow front and center) will let you bare a little skin and keep you cool in the heat. The dress is made of organic cotton, so it’s incredibly breathable and hits right at the ankle to show off your shoes. Wear it to a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner for a beachy wedding. The possibilities are endless. ($248, Cleobella)
Go classic with this lace mini dress with a little flutter sleeve and above-the-knee hemline. It fits snug to the body, isn’t too tight, and is fully lined. The fabric is surprisingly soft for lace. Customers rave that it looks much more expensive than it is. Save a little here and get the bigger floral arrangements. ($39.99+, Amazon)
Are you a blush bride rather than white? We support it. This long-sleeved frock is just downright pretty. You can wear it on or off the shoulder, depending on how tight you tie the bow in the back. It’s obviously great for a shower, but we’d honestly wear this straight into the honeymoon. ($39.99, Amazon)
The clean lines? Swoon. It has a tailored fit that’s adjustable via the belt so your waist will be accentuated. Plus, take a look at the flirty split back. It pairs well with white trousers or a white skirt, and works just as well for an engagement party as a night out celebrating with parents. It also comes in a range of sizes up to 28. ($149.95, Eloquii)
From the front, it looks a bit more modest with a fitted high neck. But from the back, it’s giving ‘this is my bachelorette party and I’m ready to dance’ with a low draping style. We love it for everything, and even think it can work for a rehearsal dinner. ($225, Revolve)
It has a soft ribbed top that’s connected to a cotton poplin skirt by two pieces of fabric in the front and back, creating exposed sides. This is the ‘nap dress’ aesthetic to a T — it’s polished, but also comfortable enough to wear around the house. It even comes in three different lengths for petite and tall brides. ($120, Abercrombie & Fitch)
We’d be remiss if we didn’t throw a good top in here. This one is elegant and romantic, with puffed sleeves and a little tie at the front. It’s great for a bride who is comfortable in jeans or white pants and just screams brunch with mimosas at your bachelorette party. Customers love that you can wear it with or without a bra, depending on your bust size. ($34.99, Urban Outfitters)
Bachelorette party, here you come. This body-skimming dress is covered in sequins that will catch the light when you move. So whether you’re hitting a nightclub or just heading out to a fancy dinner with the girls, you’ll feel like the center of attention (as you should). It’s fully lined so feel free to dance the night away. ($82.60, Bloomingdale’s)
There’s just something about a strapless dress. This one is stunning, with two big bows at the center for a bride who’s not afraid to show off. We really can’t think of an occasion you couldn’t wear this one to, from an engagement party to the rehearsal dinner. We expect you’ll even want to pull it out once the nuptials are over. ($228, BHLDN)
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