There are no rules set in stone when it comes to dressing up for a bridal shower event, however generally speaking, your style should always evoke a sense of femininity and be of an easy to wear nature. If you’re the bride-to-be, perhaps you might consider creating an ode to the wedding day by wearing a white coloured dress, whereas if you’re an invited guest, it would wise to steer clear of the neutrally toned hues. Avoid anything over-the-top formal and instead choose a style that is vibrantly fresh, chic and super fun to wear!
With the wedding season just around the corner there is no better time to start thinking about how you plan to celebrate your fabulous upcoming event than now! No need to stress, we have you covered. So whether you have a friend’s, family member’s or perhaps even your own bridal shower, it’s time to get prepped and ready to dazzle the crowd in a gorgeously styled designer dress. Follow us as we take you through, step by step, the hottest tips to consider when dressing for a daytime bridal shower extravaganza!
When it comes to bridal shower etiquette we should always consider the type of event we will be attending. For instance, will it be an elegant lunch soiree held at a beautiful parkside café or perhaps be a more lively function held at a suave upmarket CBD bar or restaurant location? Whatever the theme maybe, it’s always best to know and consider the common dos and don’ts when you begin planning your outfit! So whether you’re the bride, a guest or even the mother of the bride we are happy to share with you the top 10 fashion must-dos when dressing for a bridal shower!
5 Style Tips for Bridal Shower Guests
1. Steer Clear of White
White should be avoided and this, of course, is for obvious reasons! Let the bride stand out, steer clear of creams and ivory colour palettes. If you’re after wearing a more muted colour style, stick to pastel colours such as soft pinks and calming blues! This will add a soft ethereal touch to your bridal shower look.
2. Wear a Floral Print
When it comes to dressing for a bridal shower you can’t go past a fabulous floral print. Keep it vibrantly fresh with an abundant arrangement of whimsical florals. Add to your cheerful style with a selection of design features including ruffled hemlines, form fitted bodices and interestingly feminine necklines.
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3. Save the Red Dress
Save your little red dress for that hot first date you have coming up. Besides the fact that the colour red is regarded as a better choice if you’re after a sultry fashion look, chances are you will run the risk of outshining the bride with your bold ‘stand out in the crowd’ look. So avoid this power vixen hue as a sign of gratitude and respect towards the bride’s big day!
4. Pick Pretty Pastels
As mentioned before a great alternative to wearing white is opting for pretty pastels instead. Choose delicate shades such as soft blush pink or perhaps fresh sky blue as a means to creating an elegant feminine look. If you’re after a blended option try a neutral shade base such as nude with colourful prints for a gorgeously dreamy daytime style.
5. Don’t Be Afraid to Add Accessories
Accessories are a great way of adding some flair to your outfit. For an elegant daytime look opt for an intricate gold pendant and a pair of small hoop earrings. If the neckline of your outfit is relatively plain try adding a statement neck piece to your look. Bag and shoe selections should complement the overall outfit and work well in harmonic value.
5 Style Tips for the Bride to Be
1. Don’t Bare It All
While it’s great to feel comfortable enough to flaunt your best assets, an elegant daytime bridal shower is probably not the best occasion to go all out. If you’re planning on wearing a slightly more daring outfit, it’s best to stick to extenuating just one feature rather than baring all. For example, a shorter A-line skirt to show off your legs or perhaps an illusion neckline.
2. Avoid a Black Outfit
Although black is classically considered a fail proof option when it comes to fashion, it’s best to try and avoid this hue at a daytime bridal shower function. Black is usually associated with mourning or can be better suited to an elegant evening event or formal dinner date. As the star of the show, don’t be afraid to stand out with a bold injection of colour!
3. Choose a Longer Hemline
As a general rule of thumb, the key is to always remember nothing to far above the knee for a bridal shower event. The overall look should reflect a timeless and feminine approach. Remember, you are not dressing up for the club so avoid miniskirts. A great alternative to a midi or maxi length dress is an elegantly form fitted jumpsuit.
4. Pay Attention to Detail
Detailing is a great way of adding some flair to your overall look. Think free flowing such as lightweight silk chiffon or perhaps fabric embellishments like beading or lace for a touch of glam and interest. Embellishments are a great way to add an opulent luxe to a relatively simple daytime look. However, avoid too much beading or sequin detailing as it may create a slightly more formal evening wear look.
5. Keep It Modest & Elegant
The bridal shower outfit should be seen as a pre-show to the wedding dress itself, making it super important that you consider something ultra-feminine yet still flirty and fun. You most certainly want to make an impact, but at the end of the day you want to make sure you keep it modest and elegant. This, of course, means nothing too short or too tight!
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