Do you have an upcoming bridal shower to attend but you’re stumped to find the perfect bridal shower guest outfit to wear? We totally understand the struggle!
After 2 years of Covid quarantines, it seems like wedding events are finally happening again. So finding the perfect bridal shower outfit is key to cement yourself as the fashionista of the group and to look and feel your very best.
What To Wear To A Wedding Shower
Bridal showers are one of the most intimate wedding events. It brings together a close group of family and friends from all walks of the bride’s life. It’s an event where childhood memories are remembered, marriage advice is passed down from the older generation, and there’s plenty of laughter and tears being shared.
So you definitely want to have the right bridal shower dress for guests that stands out in just the right amount without overshadowing the bride. Can I wear white to a bridal shower? White or ivory colors are definitely a big no for your bridal shower attire. When it comes to bold colors like red or black, you want to check with the bride as some brides might feel that bold colors would stand out too much.
What to wear to a bridal shower when it's cold? For the colder months, layers are key. Layer with a turtleneck underneath a dress or jumpsuit and add a dressy coat or jacket.
If there is a dress code or a bridal shower theme, it’s always a safe option to dress according to that bridal shower dress code. If there isn’t, stick to safe choices like a summer floral dress or a millennial favorite – the slip dress. Bottom line is, find wedding shower attires that you would wear to an elevated weekend brunch that feels romantic.
Bridal Shower Guest Shoes
When it comes to your shoes, you aren’t as limited in terms of color. You can totally wear an ivory or white shoe to the bridal shower as a guest. Instead, consider the bridal shower venue when you choose your footwear. If it’s a Bridgerton themed bridal shower in a lush garden, opt for block heels or flats so that you don’t have to worry about your heels sinking in grass. But if you absolutely love kitten heels or heels, add a heel stopper to your heel and that will fix the problem.
How To Dress For A Bridal Shower
Below, get inspired by our favorite bridal shower looks that will keep you feeling fabulous. Which look is your favorite?
The Popular Floral Frock
No surprise here, florals are a very popular and safe choice to wear for a bridal shower, especially if you’re wondering what to wear to a spring bridal shower. In particular, this darker toned floral dress from Posse with white flowers that you can totally get away with wearing. The darker tones of this dress is refreshing and eye-catching amongst the sea of soft blush dresses.
Accessorize with a chic ivory handbag from Deniro and Jamie Wolf’s gold diamond earrings. And for your shoes, go for a classic little black heel, Amelia. Delicate black lace is hand-sewn onto comfortable mesh so that you don’t suffer from sweaty feet.
Trendy Puffy Sleeves
What to wear to a summer bridal shower? Give yourself a Carrie Bradshaw moment with a trendy puffy sleeve mini dress that screams the perfect summer bridal shower guest outfit. We love a flirty mini dress that never goes out of style. Puffy sleeves which are all the rage now truly makes this Agua by Agua Bendi mini dress shine.
Have fun with your accessories with these blush tropical leaf designs and a rafia Cult Gaia handbag. Complete your flirty bridal shower look with our Eden blush block heel that has some of the most garden-like flowers at the front with vine ankle straps.
A Statement Jumpsuit
Repeat after us, “You don’t always have to wear a dress to a bridal shower”. What to wear to a casual bridal shower? Consider wearing casual jumpsuit to the bridal shower instead of free-flowing dresses and skirts. This Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit makes for such a fun and statement making bridal shower guest look.
To style the jumpsuit, opt for a jeweled gold sandal like our Luna sandals. The jewels elevate a casual sandal and make it a very bridal shower appropriate shoe.
A Classic Slip Dress
A millennial favorite and in Gen Z’s ‘uncool’ fashion list, a slip dress is both versatile and you’ll never feel underdressed or overdressed. The refined minimalism of this soft baby blue slip dress from Significant Other is perfect for every season and location of the bridal shower, especially if you’re wondering what to wear to a bridal shower brunch or what to wear to a bridal shower luncheon.
With the high slit design, you want heels that will really stand out and look great in photos, not something basic or simple. We recommend our floral beaded blue heel Norah, checks off all the shoe marks – comfortable, stunning and refined. Complete the look with blue and gold Lizzie Fortunato earrings and a classic white Bottega Veneta handbag.
Fun Two-Piece Look
Matching sets, like this striped matching set from Aclerta have this put-together look while giving out plenty of ‘That Girl’ aesthetic. It’s the look that says ‘I woke up like this’, even if that might not be the case. If you’re wondering about how to wear pants to a bridal shower, matching sets that include pants at the bottom is a great choice.
If you choose to go with a matching set for your bridal shower guest look, we suggest a stunning heel to elevate the look, like our Tess gold lace heels. Pro tip: keep your pedicure color muted and neutral to not compete with the gold color of the heels.
When In Doubt, Cut-Outs
And if none of the other styles match with your aesthetic, a foolproof choice is always cut-outs. It perfectly balances sexy and sophisticated with the minimally skin-revealing cuts. It gives the taste of an appetizer before the main course – subtle and flirty.
We love this pink cut-out number from Maygel Coronel that shows just the right amount of skin. Add touches of gold with a Valentino bag and Sophie Buhai gold hoop earrings. Complete your pink number with our Mariee blush heels that come with both the bow and gold crystal ankle straps so that you can customize your look.
All Of Your What Do You Wear To A Bridal Shower Questions Answered
Can you wear black to a bridal shower?
When it comes to bold colors like red or black, you want to check with the bride as some brides might feel that bold colors would stand out too much.
Can you wear jeans to a bridal shower?
While jeans are seen as too casual for a typical bridal shower, if the dress code is casual, you can totally wear jeans. We recommend elevating with a dressy top and heels.
What to wear to a tea party bridal shower?
For a tea party bridal shower, chances are you want to wear a floral dress to fit with the venue and theme. You can also wear a floral jumpsuit or a matching set that fits the vibe of the tea party.
What to wear to an outdoor bridal shower?
Thinking about what to wear to a backyard bridal shower? Stick to something that would complement the garden like a floral dress or jumpsuit. For your footwear, opt for block heels or flats so that you don’t have to worry about your heels sinking in grass. But if you absolutely love kitten heels or heels, add a heel stopper to your heel and that will fix the problem.
What not to wear to a bridal shower?
Can a guest wear white to a bridal shower? White or ivory colors are definitely a big no for your bridal shower attire. When it comes to bold colors like red or black, you want to check with the bride as some brides might feel that bold colors would stand out too much. The last thing you want is to overshadow the bride.