What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

April 16, 2024

You’ve RSVP’d yes, ordered a gift and now it’s come time to tackle the most important thing

on your pre-bridal shower checklist: your stylish outfit. Figuring out what to wear to a bridal shower as a wedding guest can be exciting, but also a bit overwhelming. To take the stress off your shoulders, we’ve pulled together our best bridal shower guest outfits that will have you looking fabulous and ready to celebrate your bride bestie in style!

How to Choose a Bridal Shower Wedding Guest Outfit

Bridal showers may not receive as much attention as the actual wedding, but they are a fun,

relaxed, and intimate gathering leading up to the big day. When it comes to selecting your

look for the wedding event, it’s important not to pick anything that’ll overshadow the bride in any way, but you can still show your personality! The key is to choose a bridal shower outfit that reflects your personal style and makes you feel comfortable and confident. 

Whether your wedding event is at someone’s home, a restaurant, or even a backyard we’ve curated some looks that can be dressed up or down ensuring you're ready to celebrate the bride-to-be in style. Get ready to accept some compliments all party long in these bridal shower guest outfit ideas!

Pay Attention to the Dress Code

Every bridal shower might have a particular dress code for guest attire, either explicitly mentioned in the invitation or implied through the theme. Whether it's casual chic, garden party attire, or formal elegance, adhering to the suggested dress code showcases your respect for the hosts and the event.

For a casual bridal shower, flowy sundresses or jumpsuits in light fabrics can be a winning choice. In more formal settings, opt for elegant dresses or separates in refined fabrics like silk or chiffon.

Factor in the Venue

The venue often sets the tone for the guest attire. If the shower takes place in a garden or outdoor setting, think about practicality along with style for your bridal party outfit. Wedges or stylish flats might be more appropriate than stilettos on grass or uneven surfaces. Indoor venues, on the other hand, may allow for a wider range of shoe options.

Additionally, consider the vibe of the venue. For a beachside event, opt for breezy, summery outfits with a pop of print, while an upscale hotel setting might call for slightly more formal bridal shower attire in muted tones or solids.

Consider the Weather and Season

Weather and season play pivotal roles in a bridal shower outfit selection. For spring and summer showers, pastel hues, floral prints, and lighter fabrics bring out the season's vibrancy. Breathable materials like cotton or linen are perfect choices for warm weather.

For fall and winter, opt for richer tones, textured fabrics, and layering options. Long-sleeved dresses, chic blazers, or wraps not only add style but also keep you warm and comfortable.

What to Wear to a Bridal Shower as a Guest

  1. Best Bow Dress in Charming Rose

    For a spring bridal shower, dresses in soft pretty florals are a great choice–making our Best Bow Mini Dress perfect for the season! The large bow front is a sweet, romantic detail that instantly elevates this simple mini silhouette. If the celebration is outdoors, avoid stilettos and opt for chunky heels or platforms to avoid getting stuck in the grass. A floral dress is always a good idea for a casual bridal shower!

    Best Bow Dress in Charming Rose
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  2. Greta Dress in Steel Blue Stretch

    The Greta Dress is super versatile and perfect for most dress codes! The square neckline adds a touch of modernity, while the tiered ruffles and side slit give a playful yet refined feel. Its fitted silhouette elegantly accentuates your curves and is available up to 3X, and comes in a wide range of colors!

    Greta Dress in Steel Blue Stretch
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  3. Romance Ruffle in Moss Green

    If you’re in need of a dressier bridal shower look, we suggest our Romance Ruffle Dress.This floor-length slip dress drapes in the most flattering way! The ruffle detailing adds a bit of flirty fun to any affair. Style this piece with statement earrings and neutral platform heels.

    Romance Ruffle in Moss Green
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  4. Juliet Maxi Charm Peony Black Taffeta

    The Juliet Maxi Dress is the ultimate choice for a garden party theme, or black-tie bridal shower. This dark floral beauty features a sultry side slit and a dreamy corset bodice. With adjustable straps and a fit that's snug up top, then flows down beautifully, you'll feel like a princess!

    Juliet Maxi Charm Peony Black Taffeta
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What to Wear to a Bridal Shower as the Bride

For the bride-to-be, choosing the perfect outfit for her bridal shower is a moment of personal expression and celebration! Here are some of our top picks:


1. Major Drama Dress in White Taffeta

Show off in this extravagant mini dress! A princess seamed bodice topped with an exaggerated off-the-shoulder poof detail will have all eyes on you. Complete the look with white platforms and pearl jewelry.


Major Drama Dress


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2. Simone Mini in White Taffeta

Add a bit of flair to a classic white mini! This white taffeta dress features a unique back with a large detachable bow. The perfect bridal shower look styled with statement earrings and strappy heels for a stylish outfit that's truly unforgettable.


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3. Cupcake Dress in White Tulle

You’ll look like you fell straight out of a fairytale with our Cupcake Dress. A one-shoulder bodice cascades into gorgeous tiers of white tulle to create this striking maxi. Includes a delicate bow at the waist to give the white dress a bit of shape, plus a bow detail at the shoulder for extra sweetness. Own the night styled with dainty jewelry and your fave heels for the ultimate bridal shower look!


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4. Paros Maxi Dress in Ivory Pleat

Embrace the goddess you are with our Paros Maxi Dress. This pleated white maxi features a convertible halter neckline, smocked back and cut-out detailing. Perfect if you’re planning on an elevated dress code, or styled with shell-inspired jewelry for a beachy ocean vibe!


Paros maxi dress


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For the bride-to-be, consider bridal outfits that resonate with your personal style! With whatever you decide to wear, strive for a photo-ready look to ensure you'll capture all the beautiful memories at your bridal shower. As for guests, striking a balance between being well-dressed and not overshadowing the bride is key when planning what to wear to a bridal shower.