If you’re not accustomed to the concept, a bridal shower is a special occasion where friends and family of the bride come together to celebrate the upcoming wedding. It’s the perfect opportunity for guests to dress up for the occasion, but it can be tricky to know what to wear. And this is why the styling team here at NADINE MERABI have put together some top tips on what to wear to a bridal shower. Read on to find out more and get ready to do some online shopping!
Things to consider
When you’re planning your outfit, you first have a few things to consider like the location and time of day.
If the bridal shower is taking place at a fancy venue or restaurant, you know you’ll be able to pull out all the stops and go for a more extravagant look. However, if it's being held at someone's home or a casual venue, a more relaxed outfit might be more fitting.
What do you wear to a bridal shower?
As goes with any event, you’ve got to plan your outfit around the theme of the bridal shower and this can help you to decide what is considered appropriate and inappropriate.
If the bridal shower is formal, a cocktail dress or something more sophisticated might be more appropriate. If the bridal shower is a more casual affair, then a sundress or a jumpsuit will fit the bill. It's always a good idea to check with the host or other guests if you are unsure of what to wear.
In terms of what is inappropriate, you should look to avoid wearing white, as it's usually reserved for the bride. If you're not sure about what to wear, it's always better to err on the side of caution and opt for a more neutral outfit.
Let’s delve into some of our top suggestions of what to wear to a bridal shower.
Dresses are always a good choice for a bridal shower. They are feminine, elegant, and versatile. Floral dresses or pastel colours are a perfect fit for the occasion. Our Daisy Blue Dress is the ideal pastel dress for a bridal shower. With its plunging neckline and a 3-tier band that cinches at the waist and then puffs out into a full skirt, this dress is sure to make you feel glamorous.
If you don’t feel like going for a pastel colour and want something more show-stopping, our Olivia Hot Pink Dress is the perfect bridal shower guest outfit for you. With its embroidered fabrication and full skirt, this dress is sophisticated, elegant, and sure to have all eyes on you (but in the right way not to steal the limelight from the bride!).
If you prefer trousers, opt for a stylish jumpsuit or dressy trousers paired with a blouse or a blazer. This is a great option if you are unsure of the dress code, as it's easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion.
Our Meghan Black Trousers are fitting for a bridal shower as you can dress these up or down depending on what kind of look you’re going for. Designed with flared-leg trousers, they are the must-have statement trousers that you can wear time and time again.
If you do go down the trouser route, you’ll want a statement top to pair these with. Our Taylor Hot Pink Shirt is the elegant essential you need in your wardrobe. With the feather trim detailing to the cuff, this shirt is the perfect addition to a bridal shower outfit.
Now, when it comes to shoes, heels are always a popular choice for a bridal shower. Whether you prefer strappy sandals or block heels, make sure you choose comfortable shoes that you can walk in. If you're not a fan of heels, a pair of stylish flats or sandals can be just as chic.
Accessories are an important part of any outfit, and a bridal shower is no exception. Statement jewellery such as a pair of sparkly earrings or a bold necklace can add a touch of glamour to your outfit. A chic clutch or shoulder bag is also essential for carrying your essentials. Just make sure it's not too big and doesn't clash with your outfit.
Bridal shower outfits from NADINE MERABI
A bridal shower is a special occasion that calls for a dressy outfit. Whether you prefer dresses, jumpsuits, or trousers, there are plenty of options to choose from and that's where we come in.
Here at NADINE MERABI, we’ve got a range of occasionwear clothing appropriate for all events. From bridalwear to date night outfits, we’ve got a range of clothing for you to choose from. Shop now and find the perfect outfit for you.