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Best Post-Wedding Brunch Outfits for the Bride

Best Post-Wedding Brunch Outfits for the Bride
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Planning to follow your beautiful wedding with a day-after brunch? Sure, you’ll feel a little groggy, but you’ll also be brimming over with excitement because you’re finally married! And, possibly headed to your honeymoon in a few hours. Plus, a next-day brunch is a super-fun opportunity to process every aspect of your wedding with your besties. While you certainly needn’t overthink your next-day brunch outfit, since you’ve already cleared the biggest hurdle, which is picking out your wedding dress, this meal is still all about you. You’ll want to feel pretty and polished as you continue to celebrate your wedding weekend with eggs and mimosas, even if you are a tad hungover! It’s a good idea to select a brunch outfit, if for no other reason than you won’t have to worry about what to wear on your first official outing as a wife. To make your decision even easier, we have compiled a list of the best next-day brunch outfit for any kind of bride. From Boho to conservative, preppy to beachy and more casual attire, here’s what to wear the morning after you say “I do.”

 

 

How to Select a Next-Day Brunch Outfit

 

Tips:

As you peruse this roundup of stylish brunch outfits for the bride, you’ll first want to consider the venue where the meal is to be hosted. A seaside brunch of bagels and fruit will certainly call for a different look than a fancy affair being held in a private event room at a luxury hotel. Is this an intimate brunch including just close family members and the bridal party, in which case you can keep things casual? Or will everyone invited to the wedding be in attendance? Seasonality is another consideration, as is whether you’ll be munching on muffins and nibbling on bacon in, or outdoors. Just remember, technically, this is still “your day,” so wear what you feel good in! If your wedding dress was heavy, or featured a somewhat-constrictive bodice, perhaps a flowy top and cute and comfy jeans are just what the doctor ordered so you can truly relax, as you enjoy chatting about every highlight of your special night.

 

 

What to Consider When Shopping for a Next-Day Brunch Outfit

 

Cost:

OK, so you just spent a ton of money on your wedding and/or honeymoon. So don’t worry if your budget is spread pretty thin at this point. You can still score a cute brunch outfit without spending a ton of money. That being said, some options on our roundup cost around $300, but keep in mind that these outfits can totally be reworn, like on your honeymoon, and in the future for other parties and get-togethers.

 

 

Color:

It’s traditional to wear white to a brunch following your wedding, but you certainly don’t have to. While we feature several dresses, skirts and suits in white, ivory and cream, if you’ve had enough of those hues, we were sure to include colorful options as well.

 

 

Style:

Our roundup is organized according to style. Say you’re a preppy bride; there’s an outfit for that! Likewise, if you consider your style to be more fashion-forward, we have your back. From casual to dressy, there is sure to be a cute outfit that suits your style on our list.

  

 

Other Considerations:

Will you be jetting off to your honeymoon straight from the brunch? In that case, look for an outfit that can easily transition from the meal, to the tarmac.

 

 

 

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Traditional Brides

Rachel Parcell Button-Down Midi-Dress

Price: $99.00

This Rachel Parcell linen-blend dress is what you picture when you think, “brunch dress for a bride.” Featuring a button-down front, the priced-right frock features ruffled cap sleeves, and a fun, ruffled hem. We love the midi length of the dress, and can see it pairing perfectly with flats or strappy sandals with a heel. Accessorize with a belt, or don’t. Either way, this is one brunch outfit that will look fresh, pulled together, and just right for the occasion.

Specifications:
Sizes XXS - XXL
V-neck
Also available in black, coral, and orange citrus dot
Machine wash and dry flat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This dress is an absolutely perfect, fun, flirty dress for my afternoon brunch. It turned heads. The perfect match is sandals.”

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Preppy Brides

Hattie Stripe Linen-Blend Sundress

Price: $178.00

This sweet, springy frock is perfect for a day-after-the-wedding brunch. The Gal Meets Glam design features cute bow-tied straps, a button-down front, and pastel stripes that look polished and pretty for a brunch gathering. Simply pair the dress with strappy sandals and pearls, and get ready to sip a mimosa while you bask in guests’ compliments about your amazing wedding.

Specifications:
Sizes 00 - 14
Square neck
Linen/rayon
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The pattern is so pretty and summery. The linen is high quality and has a nice weight, and it pairs well with a white cardigan or a white jean jacket.”

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Trendy Brides

Black Halo Brooklyn Jumpsuit

Price: $375.00

If fashion is your thing, don this sharp, on-trend jumpsuit in white for your day-after brunch. Your guests will be impressed by details like 3/4 bell sleeves, a seamed front, and, yeah, on-seam pockets! If your tootsies are tired, slip on flats, or sport heels if you dare. We love that this jumpsuit could totally be worn to work, or for a night out post-brunch, which makes the crisp, polished-looking outfit so worth the price tag.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 14
Also available in black, pacific blue, and bonfire (red)
Hidden back zipper
Lined
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This jumpsuit has high-quality, thick material and the white is not see-through. It fits very snug, and hugs the curves. The pant legs are a bit cropped, so it looks best with a pump. The look is classy, but sexy.”

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Bohemian Brides

LOVESHACKFANCY Lorelei Dress

Price: $325.00

We are head-over-heels for this cute, white eyelet mini-dress featuring an asymmetrical ruffled skirt, and long sleeves. This is the ideal brunch outfit for a beachy affair; just wear your suit right under it and hit the waves post-nosh. The babydoll-inspired frock can be dressed up or down, and worn with or without accessories, or even shoes! No matter how you style this bohemian confection of a dress, your look will say “bride.” Who is super cool.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - L
Semi-sheer
Button back
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This dress is casual and cute, and easy for summer afternoon events.”

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Beachy Brides

9seed Antigua Cover up Dress

Price: $152.00

If you are enjoying a destination wedding, be sure to pack this open-back, long white cover up in your luggage for your next-day brunch. The single strap that delicately skims over the back of the garment is sexy and fun. Not only is the beachy look brunch-approved, but you can 100 percent transition this piece to your honeymoon, and tote the travel-friendly cover up on future vacations. All you need is a pair of oversized sunglasses, and you’re ready to hit the mimosa bar.

Specifications:
One size
Crinkled gauze
Hand wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a great basic beach piece! The fabric is just opaque enough to give you a bit of coverage, but sheer enough to be cool and comfortable in hot weather. It launders well with care.”

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Casual Brides

Free People Mimi Tunic

Price: $88.00

Are you SO over wearing white? Try this Free People-designed, flowy, printed tunic on for size. This is a truly versatile piece that you can pair with jeans, slacks or shorts for a more casual brunch. You can also layer a sweater or jacket over the billowy top for a fall affair. We adore the contrasting pattern on the neckline, and the sexy back keyhole detailing. Just be sure to pack this fun, trendy top for your honeymoon post-brunch.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - L
Cutaway shoulders
Black, ivory or orange
Hand wash and dry flat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love the light fabric for hot summer days, and the cut of the neck is very flattering. It runs large, so order 1 to 2 sizes down.”

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Lace-Loving Brides

Lilly Pulitzer Allyson Fit & Flare Dress

Price: $278.00

OK, this is a beautiful dress for a day-after brunch, especially if you love lace. Designed by Lilly Pulitzer, the long-sleeve mini dress will leave dropped jaws in its wake. The illusion neckline and 3/4 bell sleeves are the details that elevate this truly beautiful garment. Keep styling simple, and let the crisp white, fit-and-flare dress speak for itself. You are a bride, so bask in that glory in this spectacular option.

Specifications:
Sizes 00 - 16
Check sizing chart for best fit
V-back
Hidden back zipper
Lined
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a beautiful dress. I purchased it to wear for my bridal shower. It is figure flattering.”

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Romantic Brides

Ralph Lauren Long-Sleeve Floral Print Dress

Price: $195.00

You cannot go wrong wearing this long, cream, flower-patterned dress to your brunch. It’s a pretty, simple, and romantic dress that will pair perfectly with your sense of gratitude that you are surrounded by so much love. And coffee! Reviewers rave about how beautiful the dress is in person, and appreciate detailing like the button-keyhole round neckline, ruffled trim at the bodice, the smocked waist, and A-line silhouette. We can see this feminine frock working for any time of year, but especially in spring with sandals or fall with boots.

Specifications:
Sizes 2 - 14
Semi-sheer sleeves
Partially-lined
Machine wash

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The ruffles are not at all gaudy, and hardly noticeable. There are fabric-covered buttons at the collarbone and cuffs. I will wear a wide, tan belt to accessorize. You could get married in this dress it’s so gorgeous!”

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Conservative Brides

Kasper Plus Size One-Button Crepe Jacket & Column Skirt

Price: $179.00

If your brunch will be a conservative affair, may we introduce you to the perfect skirt suit. The one-button blazer beautifully complements the midi length column skirt, both in flattering crepe material. Over 40 fans give these flattering separates rave reviews, saying the suit looks expensive and beautiful on the body. We suggest pairing the look with nude heels and a lace-lined camisole.

Specifications:
Sizes 14W - 20W
Also available in black and indigo

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The material is beautiful. It's lined and cut very well to flatter any figure. The color is rich, and the skirt looks more expensive than it was to purchase. I would recommend this item to anyone.”

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Fashionista Brides

Calvin Klein Illusion-Trim Fit & Flare Dress

Price: $90.00

Meet the swingy-skirted illusion-hem dress with over 150 near-perfect reviews. Oh, and the price? Under $100! This Calvin Klein sleeveless mini dress may be the best ticket in town for your upcoming next-day brunch. Wearers praise the flattering fit, even saying the fun frock “fits like a dream.” Style elements like the mesh trim add interest, but the look is still simple enough that you could dress it up or down, depending on the venue, and according to your fashion sensibilities.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 16
Also available in petite sizes
Available in multiple other colors
Polyester/spandex
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love this dress since it's very understated. What makes the dress is the hem, which is partially see-through. I LOVE IT and strongly recommend this dress.”

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Honeymoon-Bound Brides

Lilly Pulitzer Karlie Wrap Romper

Price: $168.00

Walk into your brunch and wow in this tropical wrap/romper hybrid designed by Lilly Pulitzer. We love the pull-on style of the garment, which makes the breezy, printed look easy to wear from brunch, to the plane, to your honeymoon destination. Might we suggest donning strappy sandals with a heel for the meal, and then slipping on flip-flops post eggs and bacon? And be sure to wear the romper again on a future cruise or beach getaway.

Specifications:
Sizes XXS - XL
Ties at waist
Machine wash and dry flat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This romper is amazing. The colors are bright and the fit is the perfect combination of sexy and sophisticated.”

12 of 12 Image Credits: Macy's

Winter Brides

Tommy Hilfiger Lace-Trim Shrug Cardigan

Price: $49.00

If you want a no-fuss garment to keep on hand for your next-day brunch, this lace-trim cardigan is ideal. The open-front, white sweater would work beautifully for a casual winter brunch paired with jeans. Slip it on over a dress for a more formal look. Either way, the relaxed, yet pretty and polished piece will keep you looking cute and toasty over toast and jam. And, you can wear it again. And again. OK, you get the idea.

Specifications:
Sizes S- XL
Collarless
Unlined
Also available in black
Dry clean

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The lacy detail at the base of this cardigan is just so feminine. It fits true to size.”