What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

You might’ve found your outfit for the wedding, but what about the bridal shower? Finding chic bridal shower clothes can be hard, especially when the dress code seems undefined or isn’t noted on the invitation. Whether you’re celebrating outside, inside or both, our style guide makes it easy to dress for any bridal shower invite.

The #1 Rule: Don’t Wear White

Avoiding all-white attire isn’t just for the wedding! This rule carries over for bridal showers too—nix any white or white-ish shades (cream, ecru, etc.) as to not upstage the bride. Despite this hard and fast rule, bridal showers are the perfect opportunity to have fun with your look and show off your style in a bridal shower outfit! If you’re stumped for bridal shower outfit ideas, try including bright colors and floral patterns that match the season and venue. For bridal showers in the fall or winter months, jewel tones are an easy choice for a stylish outfit. Spring and summer showers call for fun patterns or florals prints on maxi dresses— all effortless options for bridal shower wear.

What’s The Bridal Shower Dress Code?

Bridal shower venues include everything from restaurants to backyards, —and determining formality can be a little tough. Our go-to look is a cute bridal shower dress. We love this simple day dress— perfect for laidback venues. A casual dress brings a little more style than jeans and a t-shirt. For a more fun, fashion-forward look, try a chic jumpsuit. If the venue is upscale, try a bridal cocktail dress for a fancier option to match the setting.

How to Accessorize

From clutches to kimonos, adding the right accessories will pull your wedding shower dress look together. Just don’t choose anything too flashy and you’ll avoid outshining the bride. Go for simple jewelry and leave the statement pieces at home. For outdoor venues, choose comfortable shoes that are easy for walking on grass, sand, etc. Flat sandals or low wedges are our favorite styles for feeling dressy and staying comfortable. For evening bridal showers that may get chilly, choose a colorful kimono or duster to pair with your outfit as the perfect finishing touch. If the shower takes place in colder seasons, consider adding a cardigan or embellishing your look with a colorful scarf.

No matter the venue or season, bridal showers are so fun to celebrate. RSVP yes in a chic, comfortable wedding shower outfit that boosts your confidence, while letting the bride-to-be shine. For more bridal shower guest dresses, discover our collection of women’s dresses and women’s plus size dresses—you’ll find options for every type of bridal shower on your calendar.

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