If you’re like us, you want to look fabulous for every wedding related event. After all, you’re only going to do this once so you definitely want to look the part.
Bridal showers are an intimate gathering of your closest family and friends, those who have really made a mark in your life. It’s the time where generations of advice is passed down, childhood memories are shared and lots of laughter and tears. With the intimacy of the event, you want wedding shower outfits for the bride that will both satisfy the new generation's love for all things trends, and the older generation appreciate for timeless elegance.
This delicate balance can be tricky, but that’s where we come in. We scoured through our past brides and the latest bridal trends to give you a bridal shower dress code for bride outfit inspirations (and stunning shoes) that will make you feel fabulous on this very special day.
From timeless lace dresses and feminine puffy sleeves silhouettes to bridal shower attire for brides with bows and all things ruffles, these wedding shower outfits for brides are chic, polished and still feel comfortable for all the mingling, games, toasts and pictures.
Best Bridal Shower Shoes
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Now that we’ve talked about your bridal shower dress, it’s time to give attention to your shoes. Often overlooked, your shoes carry the most weight of your attire – literally. Your shoes are tasked with the most important job of the day, to keep you feeling comfortable and pain free.
If you’re having an outdoor bridal shower, consider our chunky block heels or dressy flats and sandali that will prevent any sinking in grass. Our elegant high heels and Décolleté basso would be great for an indoor bridal shower like a fancy high tea or evening soiree.
While traditionally brides opt for white or ivory dresses for their bridal shower, your bridal shower shoes aren't limited to ivory heels. Feel free to wear a lavender heel like our best selling ethereal heel, Eve or go for something blue heels.
What To Wear To Bridal Shower As A Bride
Below, see our favorite bridal shower looks from our past Bella Belle brides, as well as looks that are equal parts timeless and fashionable.
Puff Sleeve Dresses For Bridal Shower
Puffy sleeves are a very dreamy and feminine way to add texture and volume to your bridal shower outfit. It will instantly elevate your bridal shower dress look. Don’t blame us when everyone asks where you got your bridal shower outfit for brides from.
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Bella Belle bride-to-be Hope, wore her Bridget polka dot high heels with an ultra fun tulle mini dress with puffy sleeves. We love the ethereal tulle sleeves and skirts that are equal parts feminine and flirty. This effortless look is perfect for an outdoor bridal shower.
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Want a more simple mini dress with puffy sleeves? Get inspired by Stephanie who wore this sweet white mini dress for her bridal shower with the sheer puffy sleeves. For her shoes, she opted for our Norah floral beaded high heels with a secure ankle strap.
Timeless Bridal Shower Lace Dresses
Lace bridal shower dresses are always a great idea for a timeless and elegant look. These lace dresses are anything but boring, perfect for an ultra-chic bride.
Everyone should have a classic little white bridal shower dress in lace in their wedding wardrobe. It’s classic, timeless and never goes out of style. This Edem lace bridal shower dress has a full skirt that was inspired by the 50s. The cutouts at the back add a flirty touch to this vintage lace dress look. For your shoes, opt for an ivory lace heel like Anita that features ankle tie straps that you can elegantly tie around your ankle.
For something on the more edgy and bolder size, you can’t go wrong with this Rosario lace mini dress. From the beige mesh and delicate lace design to the pin-thin straps, this bridal shower lace dress is great for dancing and mingling. Finish the look with the Carolina pearl heels that are very trendy right now.
We love this Self-Portrait guipure lace dress which is the brand’s signature design. The ivory lace design is lined with nude sheer lining that makes it feel like you’re only wearing lace. Wear the bridal shower dress with our Leila stiletto lace heel that has a fun lace bow at the back. It’s fun and flirty, perfectly complementing this ‘Azaelea’ dress style.
Bridal Shower Dresses with Ruffles, Bows and Ties
This is dedicated to all the romantic lovers. Details like ruffles, bows and ties are perfect for the bridal shower occasion. You won’t be able to resist the urge to re-wear them on multiple occasions.
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Our soon-to-be Bella Belle Brides, Marie wore a statement making dress that was simplistic at the front with an oversized bow at the back. She completed her bridal shower look with the Kate ivory heels with a criss cross silk bow design.
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Casey kept it casual and chic with a flowy white midi dress with ruffles at the bottom. We love the bow shoulder tie straps that really add a little something extra to this flowy and casual number. To go with her summer bridal shower, she wore the Eve lavender heels that have ethereal butterfly details.
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Effortless chic and sophisticated, Jackie opted for this mini dress with an asymmetrical bow at the front. This bridal shower dress is the perfect choice for fashion-forward brides who love a modern and structured look. Zoya is the perfect modern shoe with bows to complete this look.
Sequin Dresses To Wear For Your Bridal Shower
Nothing says you’re ready to party for your bridal shower than with a shimmering light-catching sequin dress.
Give your bridal shower a vintage twist with this Retrofete sequin dress that looks like a chic disco ball. We love the shoulder pads that are coming back in trend, paired with the long-sleeve and mini dress length. Complete this trendy and dance-worthy bridal shower look with our Giada pearl heels that feature long ties that ties beautifully along your legs to elongate them.
If you’re having an evening bridal shower, consider wearing this Galvan ‘Mykonos’ sequin dress that is so glamorous and striking. It’s the perfect figure-hugging slip dress with sequins that says you’re ready to party. Especially when you wear the Victoria heels that have vine-like crystals at the front, secured with an ankle strap for all that dancing and partying.
Colorful and Floral Pattern Bridal Shower Dresses
Just because it’s a bridal event, doesn't mean you have to wear white or ivory. You can go for something with color or a delicate floral print that is still romantic and perfect for the bridal occasion.
We love this sweet and romantic floral printed dress from Giambattista Valli that has an empire waist cut with floor-sweeping cascading ruffles for a fashionable high-low dress silhouette. Complete the ethereal garden look if you’re having a nature-inspired bridal shower with our Eden chiffon floral blush block heels.
Last but certainly not least, we love this vintage-inspired blue floral maxi dress with puffed sleeves and a scoop neckline from Love Shack Fancy. Pair this versatile floral sundress for your bridal shower with our Viola blue heels with baby blue beaded floral details.