Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What to Wear: Bridal Shower

It is that time of year! Wedding season is upon us! If they haven't already, invitations to all things bridal will start filling our mailboxes. What comes along with the invitations, besides the gifts and parties, are dresses. Lots and lots of dresses. The bridal shower attire can often be the trickiest to plan. As with all things, there are some general rules of thumb when it comes to planning your bridal shower attire.  I have teamed up with two of my favorite bloggers, Meghan from Everyday Fashion and Finance and Renee from Style with a Story, to share our favorite ways to dress for a bridal shower. Check out our looks and some tips for planning your bridal shower outfit below! 

Bethany's Bridal Shower Look

What to Wear to a Bridal Shower


Tips for Planning Bridal Shower Attire


1. Don't Wear Solid White
Let the Bride shine on her special day. Enough said.

2. Don't Wear Solid Black 
Solid black is too reminiscent of a funeral or mourning.

3. Don't Wear Red
Red is too "look at me". It is also supposedly a hue associated with adultery. Definitely not wedding appropriate!

4. When in Doubt, Wear Something on the Dressier Side
No one wants to be underdressed. Opt for a dress, if the dress code isn't clear.

5. Keep It Daytime and Grandma Appropriate
Go for a classic and feminine look with a simple cut. Avoid anything super tight or showing too much skin.

6. Go for Color or Prints
A bridal shower is a great excuse to wear a fun, colorful dress. Go for solid bright colors like pink or yellow. Try a fun print like florals, polka dots or classic stripes. Or accent a classic navy dress with a colorful statement necklace.


What will you be wearing this wedding season? Do you have a go-to bridal shower look?
Tell us in the comments below.

Don't forget to hop on over to Meghan and Renee's blogs!


14 comments:

  1. Pretty looks! Love the second one for summer time!

    http://cbijicollection.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you! Isn't that floral dress too cute?!
      xoxo Bethany

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  2. " Keep It Daytime and Grandma Appropriate" hahaha

    Ohh I love them all! I went to a Bridal shower last weekend... I think I was appropriately dressed ;)

    I'm noticing some S&D - LOVE. My sister just started selling it and I'm obsessed!

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    1. Thanks, Lindsey! I'm sure you looked fabulous at the shower! Stay tuned for a S&D giveaway coming soon :)
      xoxo Bethany

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  3. love these looks. that floral dress is to die for!

    xo Andrea
    www.sophisticatedsass.com

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! It is super cute :)
      xoxo Bethany

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  4. Great tips for bridal showers! Loving all three of the outfits y'all put together!
    New follower!
    Looking forward to your next post!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Caroline! So glad to have you following :)
      xoxo Bethany

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  5. All great choices. Love them. Thank you so much for linking up last time. I'm doing another link up tomorrow. Don't forget to come by and link up. I'm also hosting a stella & dot giveaway. Come by and enter.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. Thanks, Agi! I will be sure to check out the link up tomorrow :)
      xoxo Bethany

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  6. These are all great ladies. Personally, love the firs the best. The colors and style are "so me". Love all the looks though. Perfect for different kinds styles of showers.

    xoxo,
    Marta
    mbrauns.weebly.com/fashion

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    1. Thanks girl! I can definitely see you rocking the first look!
      xoxo Bethany

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  7. Adorable, Bethany! Love all three looks! :)

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    1. Thank you, Traci! Hope you're having a great week!
      xoxo Bethany

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