What to Wear to Your Bridal Shower: Outfit Ideas for Brides

Bride and bridesmaids celebratingPhoto: Bella Bridesmaids Charleston / Bonnie Holladay

As a bride-to-be, you’re probably super excited for the moment that you get to put on THE DRESS and walk down the aisle. But that’s not the only wedding season fashion choice you’ll have to make.

Before the big day, you’ll enjoy all sorts of other special moments, like taking engagement photos with your soon-to-be spouse, celebrating the last of your bachelorette days with your besties, and opening gifts at your bridal shower.

And guess what?

You get to have fun shopping for and wearing a different look for each one.

Need some help deciding what to wear to your bridal shower? 

Here are 13 bridal shower outfit ideas to help you celebrate in style!

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While the LBD is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, the little white dress is perfect for bridal showers. 

Here are some gorgeous options for your big day:

Watters Meringue

Model wearing Watters Meringue bridal party dress

With long puffed sleeves and a plunging V-neckline, Watters Meringue is oh-so-chic! This look features a flared mini silhouette with an open back with a large bow and (yes!) side pockets. 

Sachin & Babi Alanna

Model wearing Sachin & Babi Alanna bridal party dress

The Sachin & Babi Alanna dress is oh-so-perfect in an A-line silhouette with a strapless top and mini length. Lace appliques add a touch of texture and make it even more memorable. 

Amsale LW199

Model wearing Amsale LW199 bridal shower dress

Simple and chic, the Amsale LW199 dress features a strapless shift silhouette with a straight neckline and a slim fit. It’s timeless and classic yet modern at the same time, just like you!

Short and Sweet

If you love showing off your legs, you just might fall for these fun, flirtatious minis:

Watters Adelia

Model wearing Watters Adelia bridal shower dress

Watters Adelia is simply charming with puffed sleeves, a high neckline, and a flattering A-line skirt. The fabric and texture make it easy to dress up or dress down. 

Watters Whirl

Model wearing Watters Whirl bridal shower dress

Strapless with ruffles and tiers, the Watters Whirl mini dress is perfect for the bride-to-be who wants to shine at every pre-wedding party!

Embrace Lace

Nothing screams romance quite like lace. 

These gorgeous options are perfect for any type of bridal shower, and they’re easy to dress up or dress down:

Watters Vesper

Model wearing Watters Vesper bridal shower dress

In Corbel lace with a high neck and long sleeves, the Watters Vesper dress makes for a truly romantic bridal shower look. The shift silhouette and full sleeves make it ideal for wearing at any time of year.

Amsale LW214

Model wearing Amsale LW214 bridal shower dress

The Amsale LW214 shift is sophisticated and chic with cutout balloon sleeves, a round neckline, and a floral lace pattern. It comes with a separate slip to wear underneath to give you coverage where you need it.

Watters Ambrosia

Model wearing Watters Ambrosia bridal shower dress

The Watters Ambrosia midi dress is gorgeous in a sleeveless shift silhouette with contrast blue bow straps that add a pop of color. If it’s a strapless look you prefer, just remove the straps for an all-white look.

Keep It Chic

Arrive at your bridal shower looking polished and chic in one of these head-turning designs:

Amsale LW165

Model wearing Amsale LW165 bridal shower dress

In Mikado fabric, the Amsale LW165 cocktail dress is ideal for a shower at a fancy restaurant or upscale venue. Folded, cuffed detailing at the neckline makes this off-the-shoulder look stunning from every angle. 

Sachin & Babi Annie

Model wearing Sachin & Babi Annie bridal shower dress

Detailed with a front split, the Sachin & Babi Annie dress is effortlessly elegant. This design is made from soft crepe fabric with balloon sleeves, a round neckline, and a sash belt to accentuate your waist. 

Jenny Yoo Annika Jumpsuit

Model wearing Jenny Yoo Annika Jumpsuit

If you’d rather not wear a dress to your bridal shower, consider the Jenny Yoo Annika Jumpsuit. With wide legs and a strapless bodice, it exudes style and sophistication in a modern, minimalist way. Add statement earrings or top it with a blazer for a super chic, one-of-a-kind look.

Go Extra-Girly With Ruffles and Bows

There’s no question you’ll be the best-dressed bride-to-be of all time if you show up to your shower in one of these eye-catching looks:

Mac Duggal 8056

Model wearing Mac Duggal 8056 bridal shower dress

The Mac Duggal 8056 dress is oh-so-feminine in an A-line midi silhouette with wide straps, a V-neckline, and vertical ruffles. Dressed up with heels or dressed down with flats, this look works for any celebration.

Amsale LW198

Model wearing Amsale LW198 bridal shower dress

You’ll look like you just stepped off the runway in the Amsale LW198 dress. This trapeze dress is a showstopper, with a portrait collar, short puffed sleeves, and a sash that ties into a bow at the waist.  

How to Choose the Perfect Bridal Shower Outfit

Finding bridal shower dresses is easy, as there are no hard and fast rules for what you should or shouldn’t wear. 

However, these pointers will make shopping and selecting your ideal look a cinch:

1. Confidence and Comfort Are Key

Like the gown you plan to wear on your wedding day, your bridal shower dress should make you feel confident and reflect your personal style. Make sure it’s comfortable to sit in, too, as you’ll probably spend several hours opening your gifts, eating, and playing fun wedding shower games! 

2. Consider the Venue

Your bridal shower look should fit the occasion and the type of celebration. So consider the venue and what dress code is appropriate for the location. 

A dressy look may make perfect sense for a brunch at a hotel or country club. And a dressed-down look might be more appropriate if you’re having a more informal, casual bridal shower at home. 

Keep the weather and time of year in mind as well!

3. Consider the Theme

If your shower revolves around a specific theme, play to it! For example, wear a floral dress or pastel colors for a garden party or tea party. Opt for a cute romper or casual sundress for a backyard barbeque or beach party.

4. Choose Any Color You Love

As for color and pattern, wear any hue or print you love. Many brides choose to wear white to all of their pre-wedding events. That includes their bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner. You can’t go wrong with a pretty white dress — no matter the fabric or silhouette!

Read all about bridal showers — including who pays for them and how much they cost — in our bridal shower FAQ post.

Maybe you love feminine or floral prints or feel most comfortable wearing black. Or, perhaps you want to wear white to every pre-wedding event.

No matter what type of bride you are or what your style is, your bridal shower look should be one that you love! Choose a look that makes you feel confident and puts you in the mood to celebrate.

Your bridal shower is a special occasion. So embrace it and prepare to make long-lasting memories in a special look that meets the moment! 

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