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Not quite sure what to wear to a bridal shower? I've got you covered!

Hello friends and happy #WeddingWednesday! I’m excited to share with you my guide on what to wear to a bridal shower. We are in the thick of wedding season, that’s for sure. By the time August is over, I will have attended four separate bridal showers, including my own. I’ve had to learn how to be creative on deciding what to wear to each shower!

Not sure how you should dress for your upcoming bridal shower? Here are some things to consider while dressing for your event.

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Where is your shower located?

Depending on where your shower is located will dictate the dress code. If your shower is outdoors in the bride’s backyard, then you could most likely get away with a care-free maxi dress with flats. If the shower is at a more fancy location, think of dressing more conservative, such as a midi dress with heels.

Be mindful of who will be there

Bridal showers are not an event where you should have a plunging neckline showing your boobs, lol. Nor is it a place where you should wear a skimpy little number cus you ladies are hitting the bars after her shower. It’s a semi-formal event celebrating the bride’s new beginning. Her grandma will be there, her aunts, cousins, possibly her great aunts, you name it. When I was actually shopping for a bridesmaid dress a few weeks ago I was tempted to buy a maxi dress that had slits on the side but I knew this was not the time and place for it.

Do not wear white 

I’m stating the obvious here, but some people just don’t get it. Avoid wearing white at all costs; I would even offer avoiding wearing ivory and cream tones as well. This is not your day; you are here to celebrate your friend. Give her that respect and let her have her big day to herself.

Go for comfort

Especially if you are in the bridal party, chances are you are going to have your hands full running a bridal shower game or attending to the guests. This might not be easy to accomplish if you are wearing stilettos. I would wear something comfortable so you can still enjoy yourself.

For my look, I chose a modest bohemian-styled floral maxi dress and paired it with a sun hat. This would be the perfect outfit to wear for your outdoor summer bridal shower.

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What do you think of my tips? Leave me a comment below!


Get caught up with the other posts in my #WeddingWednesday series!
June Planning Update
The Bride-to-Be Beauty Regimen
10 Lessons I Learned While Planning My Own Wedding
15 Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping
What 30 Brides Would Have Done Differently On Their Wedding Day

  • Jaye Shields

    I feel like the “don’t wear white” concept should be obvious, but so many people do it? Party foul lol

    • Right!!! My thinking exactly!

  • This is definitely the cutest maxi dress! You look darling!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Aw thank you so much, Lily! xo

  • loveee this dress! and love that you pointed out the white rule – honestly i got so mad that my mother in law wore white to our wedding #SMH

  • This is such a pretty dress! Perfect for a shower!

  • Love this dress on you! You look so stunning.

    • Thank you soooo much, Jenny!

  • Taylor Mobley

    This dress is adorable on you!! I always struggle with what to wear to a fashion show, thanks for the tips!

  • Amanda K

    This dress is darling on you!

  • Mandy Baker

    I think this is one of my favorite maxis I’ve ever seen! I love the crochet top and the yellow flowers are adorable! Definitely perfect for a shower!

    • Aw girl thank you so much!

  • OMG I went to a shower once where someone NOT the bride wore write…totally cringey!

    Coming Up Roses

  • Jos A

    I love that dress! Maxi dresses are my fave and I love how you paired it with that floppy hat too! NEED!

  • Lauren R

    You could definitely apply these tips to baby showers too! Sometimes I go back and forth between casual, a little dressy and more dressed up.

    • Yes, for sure! Such a great point, Lauren!

  • These are great tips! I go to so many bridal showers and my biggest pet peeve is when people wear white lol. Love the dress you picked.

    • Ugh you would THINK they would know!!

  • Such good tips! I just had my shower last month and I had some VERY casually dressed ladies.

    • Uh oh, is that good or bad!!! haha

  • Zana Djakovic

    I loved reading this and watching these photos. You look so so beautiful and that
    hat is perfect – need one like that! And your hair is amazing! <3

    • Aw thank you so much, beauty queen!!