Outfit Ideas For Your Bridal Shower & Bachelorette Parties
After many hours searching for your dream wedding dress, you may find yourself scrambling to prepare for the many celebrations before the wedding, like the bridal shower and bachelorette party. These are prominent parties in the wedding world, celebrating you as a bride-to-be, so of course, you have to show up and show out in a stunning outfit that compliments the theme and setting of the events.
It’s essential to consider many factors when searching for the perfect outfit for your bridal shower and bachelorette party. You want to feel comfortable and free yet effortlessly chic and ceremonial. The parties’ locations and themes are the most important factors when selecting your party outfits.
For example, if the destination is near a beach, you might prefer fun swimsuits, cover-ups, wrap dresses, and jeweled flip-flops or sandals. But if you’re partying it up in the Big Apple on the opposite coast, it’s wise to aim for comfort and dress with plenty of layers to stay warm and shed those layers when needed.
The difference between having the best bridal shower and a bachelorette party weekend from an average one is planning ahead and dressing accordingly. These parties are a time for the bride to de-stress, so if you’re stuck wondering what to wear, check out our inspiration for bridal showers and bachelorette parties.
Bridal Shower Outfit Inspiration
Bridal showers are an opportunity to prepare the bride-to-be for her future life as a married woman. Friends and family typically gather bearing gifts for the wedding, offering wise advice on married life, and basking in the joy of this new chapter with you. These showers are typically a more sophisticated, gentler outing than bachelorette parties, so what do you wear, being the center of attention?
If your bridal shower is held outdoors for a spring or summer wedding, it’s fun to dress in a stunning floral or flowy cottage-core white dress. Or, if the shower is in an elegant and classy restaurant, you might want to opt for a classy white dress or jumpsuit and style it up with statement jewelry.
The outfit combinations are endless. We know it can be hard to narrow them all down, so we’re here to help.
Elegant and Feminine
Many brides opt for an elegant and feminine aesthetic for their bridal shower. Elements like various shades of pink, extravagant dishware, champagne, roses, and tasteful hors d’oeuvres offer an environment full of class and empowerment. Giving the bride a dream bridal shower will enhance that flawless, picture-perfect glow that wedding photographers always rave about.
Of course, everything about the bridal shower is catered towards the personality and style of the bride themselves. However, most women can still agree they feel at their peak femininity in a flowy floral dress or a silk gown with delicate details.
Another elegant style to consider for your bridal shower is a lacey look. Whether it’s a dress, skirt, or blouse, lace offers an unmatched amount of elegance, which is why many wedding dresses also contain lace detailing.
Jumpsuits and Rompers
Jumpsuits or rompers are a perfect option if you’re looking to prioritize comfort, especially if dresses aren’t your go-to event attire. This sleek and chic style is bold and modern. Pair it with statement jewelry and strappy heels, and you have a trendy outfit for your bridal shower. Also, who doesn’t love a complete outfit in one piece?
Jumpsuits and rompers are especially ideal if you’re traveling and want to pack light.
On the other hand, coordinated sets are also becoming a hot commodity in the fashion world. Pair a matching top and skirt for a trendy, effortless look, or experiment with bold and mismatched colors to reflect your unique style.
The variety available for coordinated sets allows you to choose the perfect styles for your party’s themes and locations. Pair pants and a bold blazer together for a warm, put-together look for an outdoor, colder setting.
From traditional and elegant dresses to modern and chic jumpsuits, there are many ways to express your unique style as a soon-to-be bride at your upcoming bridal shower.
Bachelorette Party Outfit Inspiration
A bachelorette party is organized for the bride to celebrate the last days of her single life with friends, allowing time to de-stress from wedding planning and live in the present. Known as the last wild night before marriage, you want to ensure your outfit is comfortable while still bold and empowering. Here are some fun and creative ideas for your memorable bachelorette night:
Little White Dress (LWD)
As the bride-to-be, you can wear as much white as you want, even after Labor Day. There are many opportunities to style a LWD with jewelry, sunglasses, veils, fashion scarves or gloves, and the perfect pair of shoes to compliment the dress.
You can even turn this into a contrasting look by asking your party guests to wear all-black or a similar shade to their bridesmaid dress for a fun foreshadowing theme. Your white dress will be the center of attention as all eyes are directed toward you in contrast to the sea of black, blue, or green.
Matching Squad Outfits
This option is fun and versatile because you can choose from many accessories to match each other. Of course, just like any other outfit idea, the weather is essential to your decision. The possibilities are endless, from matching pajama sets (for an all-weekend bachelorette party) to matching swimsuits, customized shirts, socks, hats, and even wigs. Make it as funky and fun as you want!
Who doesn’t love a good-themed party? This idea adds more character to your bachelorette party and makes for great memories and pictures, especially if you go out with your themed outfits.
Dress as characters from your favorite TV show or movie, or find inspiration from your favorite artists and musicians. You can also try out more general themes, such as cowgirl or rodeo for the country gals, or even a Disney theme to manifest the most magical place on earth.
Remember that with each outfit idea, you want to incorporate essential features that complement your environment. Dress warm and layered for winter with fashionable accessories, and dress a bit less for summer but still accessorize to make a statement and stand out.
At Savvy Bridal, we have an extensive collection of beautiful wedding dresses and can offer outfit inspiration and advice for your wedding festivities. With locations in Kansas City or St. Louis, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert stylists.