The Little White Dress is a bridal essential. Granted, you won’t be able to wear it virtually anywhere besides your own bridal shower, church & baby showers until the rest of your friends are all married (thus freeing the white clothing from its courtesy-induced shackles.) But for now – you’re the bride. You can and should indulge in your own sweet Little White Dress. In fact, many a bride chooses several white dresses before THE dress – perhaps one for an engagement party, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner. but today we’re fawning over Little White Dresses for the Bridal Shower. A good bridal shower dress has minimal requirements (in fact, it needn’t even be white, or a dress for that matter. We’re just laser-focused today.) It should be long enough to prevent any mid-gift-opening “oops.” It should reflect the general tone/formality of your shower. It should be comfortable, and most importantly, it should make you feel fabulous. So today, we’ve chosen perfect LWD’S for popular bridal shower locales at different price points, to show off the most important accessory – your engagement ring!
Does anyone do classic feminine like Lilly Pulitzer? Especially perfect for South Florida brides, Lilly’s dresses were made to withstand the most brutal humidity while keeping you looking fresh. So it’s no surprise that three of these dresses come from the Palm Beach staple. The Pearl Shift is an insanely flattering cut that’s especially attuned to showing off great arms. The sweet gold collar adds a dash of elegance that won’t compete with the classic bride’s earring of choice: pearls or diamond studs. The Davids one shoulder dress is another amazingly flattering shift with the perfect neckline for buxom brides with its one shoulder strap. The Abby Peplum is the perfect interpretation of a trend that won’t have you cringing looking back on photos 20 years from now. And sheer eyelet in the back is subtly sexy. Another pretty peplum is this ASOS floral jacquard dress with an “edgy” square neckline. That’s as edgy as our classic bride will get! And for the classic bride who can’t get girly enough, we adore this ASOS bow-front skater dress.
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Every good flower child needs a crochet-inspired dress in her closet, and the bridal shower is a great opportunity to add a white one. This lovely Laundry by Shelli Segal dress has requisite bell sleeves (but with a modern twist) and a sexy open cutout back. A more ethereal option is this gauzy skater dress with flutter sleeves by Asos, for the girl who hangs out in the VIP tents at Coachella. For the girl who may as well have been at the original Woodstock, there’s nothing like this vintage-inspired tunic, also from Asos. Finally, the luxe-hippe look of Lilly Pulitzer’s Athena dress has us drooling over the super detailed crochet.
The glamor girl is for sure being feted at her favorite haute restaurant, and she needs a dress just as fabulous as she is! This beautiful ASOS dress has a chic open back with a feminine ruffle that’s fancy enough for our bride, in addition to an embellished neckline and sequin peekaboo.Another dress with just the right amount of glint? This Vince Camuto sheath with a silver embroidered neckline. For the gal who prefers gold, the Lilly Pulitzer Lennox shift features gold embroidered scrolls and a floral motif that’s perfectly retro-fabulous. For the girl who adores all things fluffily, frilly and textured, this TFNC cami dress has a fluffy knot skirt and a neckline just begging for an amazing statement necklace. And for the princess who prefers leather to lace, this Cynthia Steffe leather trim floral dress is sweet with the perfect dash of sass.