Miss to Mrs: What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

Bridal shower outfit ideas for guests & bride-to-be.

17.05.22

By Rebecca Byatt

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Whether it’s almost time to exchange vows, or your friend is getting hitched this summer, it’s probably time to celebrate the bridal shower. Choose from summer dresses, slip dresses and tailoring for bridal shower brunches, or oversized co-ord sets for more casual affairs.

Attending as a guest or celebrating as the bride yourself? Luckily for you, our guide on what to wear to a bridal shower is here to fix any outfit dilemmas, and provide inspo of some of this summer’s hottest bridal shower outfit ideas.

What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

Here comes the bride. Prepping for the big day can be stressful so you’ll be ready to let off some steam at your bridal shower. Although it will be nothing to rival your wedding dress, the bride will usually wear a white bridal shower outfit. Opt for formal dresses made of soft fabrics, maxi and mini silhouettes, and some embellishment or detailing.

For bridal shower outfits for the bride, choose a white dress which reflects the formality and venue of your shower. Keep accessories simple with strappy white heels or sandals.

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Strappy Satin Bias Cut Slip Dress
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Lace Cut Out Maxi Slip Dress
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Polka Dot Cowl Neck Slip Dress
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Wrap Front Fringe Detail Midi Dress
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Satin Jacquard Chain Strap Mini Dress
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Balloon Sleeve Embellished Mini Dress
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Double Breasted Oversized Blazer Dress
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What to Wear to a Bridal Shower as a Guest

There aren’t really many rules when it comes to what to wear to a bridal shower as a guest. One thing is for sure – white is a no-go. For a summer bridal shower, we love pastel colorways, light, flowy fabrics, and floral patterns. Celebrating a formal bridal shower? A jumpsuit or tailoring co-ord set can make a perfect alternative outfit to wear to a bridal shower if dresses aren’t your thing.

Some showers may have color themes or dress codes,b so be sure to check beforehand to coordinate your bridal shower guest outfit. Accessorize with minimal jewellery, mules and a clutch.

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Blurred Floral Satin V Neck Maxi Dress
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Angel Sleeve Ruffle Midi Dress
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One Shoulder Satin Maxi Slip Dress
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Satin Shoulder Pad Wide Leg Jumpsuit
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Petite Feather Cuff Belted Blazer
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Petite Feather Hem Flare Pants
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What to Wear to a Bridal Shower Brunch

What better way to celebrate your bridal shower than with a brunch? Our usual brunch uniform of blazers, co-ord sets and corsets can make the perfect bridal shower outfits when paired with mules, heeled sandals, and small shoulder bags. For two-piece bridal shower outfits, look for cropped waist blazers with high waisted tailored pants, or bralette and maxi skirt co-ords.

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High Waisted Tailored Folded Hem Pants
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Cotton Oversized Cropped Blazer
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Wool Check Oversized Blazer
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Satin Ditsy Floral Tie Front Bralette
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Satin Ditsy Floral Maxi Skirt
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Cotton Button Detail Mini Skirt
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Square Neck Lace Boned Corset Top
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Casual Bridal Shower Outfit

Not every shower has to be formal. If the bride’s after a more relaxed atmosphere, opt for a casual bridal shower outfit. A summer co-ord in fabrics such as linen, plisse or ribbed cotton are perfect and breathable in warmer temps. For a pastel bridal shower pants outfit, pair wide leg, floaty pants with an oversized shirt, or pair with a cropped white t-shirt. Whether choosing oversized or mini silhouettes, keep things casual by pairing with chunky sneakers or flat sandals. Just be sure to check the dress code before deciding on your outfit.

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Split Hem Linen Mini Skirt
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Oversized Shirred Cuff Poplin Shirt
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Rayon High Waisted Wide Leg Pants
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Longline Button Down Oversized Shirt
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Ditsy Floral Ruffle Wrap Mini Skirt
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Ditsy Floral Shirred Milkmaid Crop Top
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Ribbed Crop Top & Flare Pants Set
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Premium Poplin Straight Leg Pants
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Premium Poplin Striped Crop Top
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Plus Size Bridal Shower Outfit For Guest

For a plus size bridal shower outfit for summer, think bright, floaty fabrics. Avoid black or dark colors and choose pastels, bright fuchsias and emerald greens. For a casual plus size bridal shower outfit for guest, opt for a smock dress that’s feminine, comfortable and breathable. For a more formal affair, opt for satin or silk fabrics in a slip dress silhouette, and style with mules and clutch bag.

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Plus Size Satin Ruched Bust Mini Dress
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Plus Size Tiered Pleated Midi Dress
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Plus Size Floral Side Split Maxi Dress
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Plus Size Gingham Mini Smock Dress
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Plus Size Pleated Frill Mini Dress
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Plus Size Cowl Back Slip Dress
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Plus Size Abstract Mini Slip Dress
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Now you know what to wear to a bridal shower, but what about the wedding? Read our post for some ideas on Dresses to Wear to a Summer Wedding.