Lady in White: Bridal Shower Attire for the Bride-to-be

26Mar11

Well, it’s nearly upon us–the season where lush flowers are chosen and arranged, big bands get ready to play their swing, frantic women across the nation scurry in and out of boutiques, scrounging for their final centerpiece touches, and sweet Bridal Showers and crazy all-nighter Bachelorette parties are planned. Yes, I’m talking about wedding season

…but more specifically, I want to talk about Bridal Showers, and the little white dress.

Most of the time, Bridal Showers are themed. Whether it’s a Garden Tea Party, a Brunch/Luncheon, Spa Day, or (insert other event here), usually there is a general direction to the gathering geared towards the Bride-to-be’s likes/interests. However different Bridal Showers may be, they  are all intended for one purpose: to honor/recognize the soon-to-be-Bride, and her engagement. And at her shower, she should look fabulous.

I think it’s only appropriate for the Bride-to-be to wear white at her Bridal Shower–imperative even. When she wears white, it differentiates her from the other women at the shower, and foreshadows events to come (her wedding!). Spring sundresses and frocks are great because they’re simple, yet elegant, and can be dressed up or down, and accessorized with bangles and large necklaces to better suit the Bride-to-be’s personality and personal style.

Old Navy’s White Embroidered Sundress is fun and flirty. With a plunging neckline, bold necklaces and silk scarves can accessorize this cute little number. At just $34.50, why not splurge and buy some bright colored strappy sandals to match your bangles and scarf?

Another adorable little white dress is American Eagle’s White Lace Dress. This delicate sundress has elegant lace detail that should not be overlooked. I’d recommend lighter, more simplified jewelry–perhaps a long, thin gold beaded necklace with matching gold bangles. Strappy gold sandals would tie in the white and gold theme well. Priced at $49.50, this summer dress is a must-have.

For the Bride-to-be leaning towards an off-white/cream wedding, TopShop’s Stud Tie Dress by Rare is the perfect chiffon dress for you. This dress is unique-not only is it cream colored, it is lined with studs, offering a more edgy look. Accessories should be heavy on the bangles, dangly earrings, and a funky, strapped heel (perhaps leather?). This dress is for the bold, yet girly Bride-to-be, offering a flirty hemline, studded shoulders/neckline/hips, and empire waist. Priced at £36, this statement piece is a keeper.

So, my advice to you, discerning bride, is to be fabulous during these next few months–don’t stress, take a breath. You and your wedding will be beautiful. Enjoy your family, friends, loved ones–and in that little white Eyelet dress you’re going to shine.

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One Response to “Lady in White: Bridal Shower Attire for the Bride-to-be”

  1. 1 Danielle

    You must be having so much fun planning it all. Spring/summer is full of cute white sundresses. Pair it with a neutral wedge and then fun colorful jewelry and you are all set. Best wishes to you & A!

    This is super cute too — http://www.lulus.com/products/splendiferous-ivory-dress/35191.html


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