What to wear to a bridal shower

by Rosemond Perdue

What to wear to a bridal shower | 40plusstyle.com

Bridal shower season is upon us. What a wonderful opportunity to celebrate love and romance, plus bridal showers are a wonderful reason to get dressed up too!

We’ve assembled a list with some of our favorite bridal shower dresses to get you ready for just about any type of bridal shower.

1. Try a floral dress

Why not embrace the romance of the event and try a feminine dress in a floral pattern? Go bold in a bright floral or if florals are outside of your comfort zone, stay subtle in a subdued tone on tone floral pattern with neutral accessories.

Bridal shower dresses | 40plusstyle.com

2. Wear a ruffle or flounce

Add a dress with an on-trend ruffle detail, or try a skirt with a flounce or ruffle in a bright jewel tone. Make a little black dress more unique by choosing one with a flounced bottom. Up the fun quotient by pairing it with whimsical patterned flat ankle wrap shoes with pom poms.

Great outfit ideas for a bridal shower | 40plusstyle.com

3. Go with gingham

Nothing says summertime like gingham. Choose one of this season’s dresses or skirts in this cool, stylish summertime fabric. Choose an A-line shirtdress or a statement-making gingham skirt with an asymmetrical ruffle detail down the front. Don’t be afraid to add other colors and patterns with your gingham to give your outfit a more sophisticated feel.

Stylish outfits to wear to a bridal shower | 40plusstyle.com

4. Go black and white

Opt for a dress with a fresh graphic black and white look. Choose a modern bold graphic pattern or a more feminine polka dot dress with a figure flattering shirred waist. Keep it fresh by adding bright accessories and pops of white.

Outfit ideas for a bridal shower |40plusstyle.com

See below for even more of our stylish wedding shower dresses and outfits.

Whatever you do wear, have a wonderful time! Rosemond

What’s your favorite look?

For more help on dressing for an upcoming wedding, check out:

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding 

How to Dress When You’re Mother of the Bride (or Groom)

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Greetje

I have no bridal showers coming up, but that doesn’t matter. I saw a lot of things I really liked.

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2 Elaine Lascher

Most of the bridal showers I attend these days are very informal so the gingham and graphic looks in the black and white section are the most appropriate. I like the collarless v neck fit and flare dress from Nordstrom and would love to pump it up with fun and colorful accessories. Hope it comes in petite sizes!

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3 Veronica

I love the dresses and skirts you have for the bridal shower. My favorite is one shoulder pink rose dress. I love the floral dress in fact I got floral dress I can wear two ways. Dress was eight dollars I got it when Jcpenny outlet store was closing in Forest park, Ga it is white with pink, green, purple flowers . I love wearing sometimes I wear with green , purple, pink, even white shoes.
I love pink off shoulder dress with rose. I love black and white dress always timeless. I love bridal shower dresses. Mother of bride dress looks to matronly to me. I like how Kate Middleton mom dresses for both her daughter wedding .She was age appropriate but still sexy, beautiful.

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4 Rosemond

Elaine, I agree, most of the bridal showers I go to are in CA, so they are very casual and most seemed to be held outdoors so the gingham looks are perfect for those kind of low key settings.

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5 Rosemond

Veronica, $8 for a dress, you are a savvy shopper! I agree the fresh floral patterns feel so right and upbeat for a bridal shower!

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