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The Best Bridal Shower Outfits for All Types of Brides

The Best Bridal Shower Outfits for All Types of Brides
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What color a bride wears to a bridal shower is largely up to her. Yes, it’s traditional to wear white, but you don’t have to! That being said, you may want to sport a customary cream, ecru, ivory or pure white bridal shower outfit since this is your first opportunity to truly dress like a bride (unless you had an engagement party). We’ve rounded up the best dresses, skirts, tops, jumpsuits and rompers to consider for your shower attire. Whether you need a winter bridal shower outfit or one for spring, summer or fall, cute bridal shower outfits for all types of soon-to-be weds are just a scroll ahead. 

 

 

 

Of course, shopping for a bridal shower outfit can feel almost as overwhelming as choosing your wedding gown. A good place to start is to think about what kind of shower you’re having. A casual luncheon in your mom’s backyard calls for a pretty sundress or even your favorite jeans with a feminine top if that’s what you’re feeling. If the celebration will be held in an event space in the evening, you might want to don a more formal dress or pantsuit. Seasonality plays a big role, too. Summer showers allow for easy, breezy short dresses or a romper, while a winter bridal shower requires pants or a long skirt with a cashmere sweater.

 

 

Read on for a selection of the best bridal shower outfits for brides in a variety of colors and styles.

 

 

Bridal Shower Outfit Shopping Considerations

 

Cost:

Our roundup includes looks from $60 to $200. Many of the higher priced items will become wardrobe staples and can be worn again, especially on your honeymoon.

 

 

Color:

Do you have to wear white at your bridal shower? As we said before, no. You will find white outfit options as well as a good mix of floral, pastel and soft hued-looks.

 

 

Style:

From beachy rompers to a cocktail dress for evening and a traditional lace dress to modern takes on the bridal shower outfit, it’s all here for your consideration.

  

 

 

 

 

1 of 12 Image Credits: Anthropologie

Best Blush Bridal Shower Outfit

Graciela Tiered Tulle Maxi Dress

Price: $198.00

If you don’t want to wear white to your bridal shower, we love this blush-hued frock because it still emits major bridal vibes without being overt. Whimsical layers of tulle at the hem and a banded bust and waistline add up to a romantic look you will want to repeat on your honeymoon.

Specifications:
Sizes 00 - 16
Polyester
Zip back
Petite sizes available

2 of 12 Image Credits: M.M. LaFleur

Best Winter Bridal Shower Outfit

Nejvi Soft Wave Top

Price: $145.00

Style this beautifully-draped alabaster peplum silhouette top with skinny jeans or black pants for a winter bridal shower. Add a feminine necklace, boots and a pretty, bridal-y initial hair pin to finish off the look. Then, keep this versatile blouse on hand for work or date night.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Polyester
Treated with anti-odor finish

3 of 12 Image Credits: Revolve

Best Fall Bridal Shower Outfit

L’Academie August Shirt Dress

Price: $168.00

We love the idea of a shirt dress paired with boots or heels for a fall bridal shower. This seersucker style is sexy and smart featuring button cuffs and a figure-defining tie at the waist. Asymmetrical front buttons infuse a modern element that’s fresh and youthful.

Specifications:
Sizes XXS - XL
Available in pink and white or blue and white stripe
Cotton
Unlined

4 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Summer Bridal Shower Outfit

Lilly Pulitzer Mila Stretch Sheath

Price: $198.00

Leave it to Lilly Pulitzer to embody the summer bridal shower spirit with a simple and cute white dress. Lace detailing adds a pop of interest, but it’s up to you to accessorize so the frock feels personal. Keep it classic with a white pearl earring and ballet flats, or punch it up with jade or turquoise jewelry and espadrilles.

Specifications:
Sizes 00 - 16
Jewel neckline
Back zip
Lined

5 of 12 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Spring Bridal Shower Outfit

Lauren Ralph Lauren Belted Floral Georgette Dress

Price: $165.00

This cream and blue long-sleeved floral midi dress is everything. What a perfect frock to wear to a spring bridal shower, held in or outdoors. The fit and flare style with a surplice neckline and side ruching is universally flattering. We can see the dress pairing perfectly with nude sandals.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 18
Elasticized cuff
Lined

6 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Bridal Shower Romper

Fraiche By J Off-the-Shoulder Romper

Price: $98.00

If your shower is more casual or being held near the beach or pool, you can totally get away with wearing a romper. This one looks sophisticated with its off-the-shoulder neckline and long sleeves, but you still get to show off some leg. Dress up the look by wearing strappy sandals and nice jewelry. Or, keep it easy by donning flip flops and sunnies.

Specifications:
Sizes S - L
Pull-on style
Elastic waist
Rayon
Lined

7 of 12 Image Credits: ASOS

Best Bridal Shower Midi Skirt

Outrageous Fortune Pleated Skirt With Contrast Waistband

Price: $56.00

Don this pert pleated midi skirt anytime of year for a pulled-together bridal shower outfit. In summer, pair the well-priced wardrobe staple with a white or black tank or tee. In winter, pull on a cashmere cardigan. Add booties or heeled sandals and a headband, and you’ll look sophisticated enough to be a Mrs!

Specifications:
Sizes 2 - 12
High-rise stretch waistband
Polyester/spandex

8 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Bridal Shower Pants Outfit

Adelyn Rae Cayden Cross Neck Lace Jumpsuit

Price: $120.00

Nothing says “I’m about to get married” like floral lace. We love this adorable white jumpsuit that features a criss-cross neckline and a flattering slim fit through the hips and legs. The look is perfect for a summer bridal shower worn alone or paired with a pastel-hued cardigan in cooler months. Add strappy nude sandals or a nice wedge and get ready to celebrate you.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Racerback
Lined
Back zip

9 of 12 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Plus-Size Bridal Shower Dress

City Chic Trendy English Garden Cold-Shoulder Dress

Price: $169.00

We love the swingy movement of this romantic and feminine floral dress that features shoulder cut-outs, a deep V-neckline and a waist-defining tie. Don chunky heels or sandals and perhaps a fresh flower in your hair, and you’ll look simply lovely.

Specifications:
Sizes 16 - 24W
High-low hem
Polyester

10 of 12 Image Credits: David's Bridal

Best Lace Bridal Shower Dress

Illusion Short Dress With Flounce Trim

Price: $120.00

This gorgeous ivory long-sleeved, open-back lace dress with flounce trim is everything a traditional bride would want in a shower dress. Romantic? Check. Bridey? Oh yes. Sophisticated, memorable, special and flattering are other words that describe this perfect bridal shower outfit find.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Back zip
Lined

11 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Sophisticated Bridal Shower Outfit

Halston Heritage Cape Sleeve Cocktail Dress

Price: $149.00

If your bridal shower will be held in the evening and/or at an upscale venue, this fashion-forward cocktail dress in chalk by Halston Heritage quite literally has your back. We love the capelet that lends the look something distinctive since, after all, this is an extremely special occasion. Simply slip into nude heels and your shower awaits you.

Specifications:
Sizes 0 - 16
Hidden back zip
Polyester/spandex

12 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Casual Bridal Shower Dress

Alina Stripe Linen Shift

Price: $69.00

Sport this easy linen dress to a bridal luncheon or brunch being held at a friend or family member’s home. Available in a wide variety of blue and white striped patterns, this comfy shift doubles as a honeymoon packing staple later. For now, pair the look with white or nude wide-strap sandals and get ready to open pots, pans, bedding and place settings. With champagne of course.

Specifications:
Sizes XS - XL
Jewel neckline
Back button closure