You’ve found your gown, but what do you wear to all the other wedding festivities? Here’s how to nail your bridal style, from the engagement party to the reception change.
Define your style with the help of a knockout engagement-party dress. This is one of the first wedding events, so show some personality. Choose something that hints at your wedding-day aesthetic but isn’t too dressy.
Wedding showers typically are more intimate events where family, such as your mom, grandmother, future MIL, and more, attend. We love a feminine frock with lace—avoid anything that evokesan evening look.
You can lean into your fun and sexy side for bachelorette-party attire. Sequins, sets, and of course accessories (like a custom jacket, hat, or handbag) are ideal for a girls’ weekend. If you’re heading out of town, be sure to dress for the weather.
Rehearsal Fashion Refined
The party before the party. Your rehearsal-dinner look shouldn’t be too similar to your wedding gown—but it can be a showstopper. Pantsuits and cocktail gowns are great options for kick-starting the big weekend.
Reception Take Two
Wow your guests with a killer outfit change during the reception. Here, you can swap your voluminous wedding gown or sultry fitted dress for something flirty and easy for dancing the night away. Think “party dress” and you’ll find exactly what works.
This article appears in the January 2023 issue of Washinngtonian.