Style Guide: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

Wedding season is fast approaching, which means that many of you have at least one or two bridal showers popping up on your calendar. I’ve had a few girlfriends ask me recently what I recommend wearing to a shower for your favorite bride-to-be, so I thought I’d pull together some of my favorite looks for the occasion.

When it comes to bridal shower style, there’s really only one hard and fast rule: don’t wear white, unless the bride requests that you do. Most brides-to-be will want to be the only ones in white at their wedding celebrations (bachelorette parties and engagement showers included). So if you’re attending a shower as a guest, make sure to add some color to your ensemble. Now, this isn’t necessarily a rule, but I recommend steering clear of anything too dark or heavy, like an all black outfit. A bridal shower should be a light, airy and beautiful celebration. So unless the shower is taking place in the dead of winter, I recommend opting for feminine florals, pretty pastels and classic silhouettes.

So without further ado, here are my top picks for what to wear to a bridal shower… whether you’re the bride-to-be or a guest. Take a look…

For the Bride-to-Be:

Paper Crown Lustra Dress

Paper Crown Lustra Dress, $178

For Love & Lemons Precioso Dress

For Love & Lemons Precioso Dress, $194

Millie Mackintosh Lace Dress

Millie Mackintosh Lace Dress, $163

Disney’s Cinderella a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad Floral Popover Dress

Disney’s Cinderella a Collection by LC Lauren Conrad Floral Popover Dress, $80

Frock and Frill 3D Floral Embroidered Pencil Dress

Frock and Frill 3D Floral Embroidered Pencil Dress, $217

For the Guests:

LC Lauren Conrad Ruffle Dip-Dyed Maxi Dress

LC Lauren Conrad Ruffle Dip-Dyed Maxi Dress, $68

Paper Crown + Rifle Paper Co. Poppy Field Dress

Paper Crown + Rifle Paper Co. Poppy Field Dress, $198

ASOS Wedding Midi Tea Dress In Pretty Floral Print

ASOS Wedding Midi Tea Dress In Pretty Floral Print, $118

Parker Halle Combo Dress

Parker Halle Combo Dress, $297

LC Lauren Conrad Floral Lace Fit & Flare Dress

LC Lauren Conrad Floral Lace Fit & Flare Dress, $68

Do you have any dresses to add to the list?

XO Lauren

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  • thesprintsisters

    This dresses are so beautiful.
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  • Melanie Verzwyvelt Moise

    Love all of the dress ideas! If you are the bride or maid of honor and will be sitting next to the bride at the shower go for a longer dress as you will be sitting facing everyone while leaning over and stretching for presents.