If you caught my last post (Wedding Wear), you know Wedding Season is upon us. But with Weddings, come Bridal Showers. Which poses yet another important question, what to wear? Here are some of my pointers:
Outdoor/Backyard Shower: Don't get it twisted here ladies, just because a Bridal Shower is at someone's house, be it a family member or bridal party member, does not mean casual attire is acceptable (I'm talking jeans or sweats), nor does it mean the event will be casual! When deciding what to wear, shoes are key. Pick a printed, colorful spring dress, and pair it with some flat, leather sandals (like these babies), or a chunky heel/wedge sandal (cause we all know grass and stilettos do not mix). Dresses are my go-to, but a great pair of printed pants or jumpsuit would do the trick.
Hall/Restaurant: Step it up a bit. You're not dressing for the actual wedding here, but keep your look semi-formal. Dresses (fit & flare, midi or even a shirt dress tied at the waist) are always a great option. Or find a matching skirt set, like this set for under $82 total, or this one from the Loft (top // skirt). I always gravitate towards black + white, and add pops of color and pattern with my accessories. Strappy sandals or studded pumps are a great way to make a simple outfit look a bit more dressy.
When in doubt: In all cases, try to avoid an all-white ensemble, that's for the bride-to-be. Take cues from the shower invitation. In most cases, you can get a sense of formality. Rather be over-dressed than under-dressed. When in doubt, ask! You will need to RSVP regardless, am I right? It's a great point of discussion, especially when you are RSVP-ing to someone that you've never met before.
I recently attended an outdoor, backyard shower. I snagged my dress from BCBG nearly 2 hours before the shower (crunch time!). I knew the color was perfect for the outdoor setting, plus I already had some chunky heeled sandals to go with it. I threw on my colorful orange purse and green aviators to help pull out the many colors of the dress, and voila!
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dress: BCBG Jeanna Crewneck Long Sleeve Dress, similar style here & summer halter style here // shades: Ray-Ban Aviators in green flash // purse: Nordstrom Rack (last seen here), similar here under $35! // heels: F21 Faux Leather Slingback (I want all the colors!)