Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What to Wear: Bridal Shower

It is that time of year! Wedding season is upon us! If they haven't already, invitations to all things bridal will start filling our mailboxes. What comes along with the invitations, besides the gifts and parties, are dresses. Lots and lots of dresses. The bridal shower attire can often be the trickiest to plan. As with all things, there are some general rules of thumb when it comes to planning your bridal shower attire.  I have teamed up with two of my favorite bloggers, Bethany from Perfectly Coutured and Meghan with Everyday Fashion and Finance, to share our favorite ways to dress for a bridal shower. Check out our looks and some tips for planning your bridal shower outfit below! 

Renee's Bridal Shower Look

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Meghan's Bridal Shower Look

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Tips for Planning Bridal Shower Attire

1. Don't Wear Solid White
Let the Bride shine on her special day. Enough said.
2. Don't Wear Solid Black 
Solid black is too reminiscent of a funeral or mourning.
3. Don't Wear Red
Red is too "look at me". It is also supposedly a hue associated with adultery. Definitely not wedding appropriate!
4. When in Doubt, Wear Something on the Dressier Side
No one wants to be underdressed. Opt for a dress, if the dress code isn't clear.
5. Keep It Daytime and Grandma Appropriate
Go for a classic and feminine look with a simple cut. Avoid anything super tight or showing too much skin.
6. Go for Color or Prints
A bridal shower is a great excuse to wear a fun, colorful dress. Go for solid bright colors like pink or yellow. Try a fun print like florals, polka dots or classic stripes. Or accent a classic navy dress with a colorful statement necklace. 

What will you be wearing this wedding season? Do you have a go-to bridal shower look? Tell us in the comments below. Don't forget to hop on over to Bethany and Meghan's blogs!



  1. I love all of these wedding outfit classy!

  2. I think my favorite is #2 with the floral dress, super ladylike, I love it :)


  3. I am your new follower and BTW really very like this floral dress outfit.