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20 White Dresses Perfect for Brides-to-Be

Shop cute bridal-inspired dresses perfect for bridal showers and engagement shoots.

Take a look at 20 white dresses perfect for pre-wedding events, below. Shop your favorites by clicking each photo!

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While some brides choose to wear gowns in blush, blue, or even black, the color of choice for most brides-to-be is white. The hue is also often worn throughout the engagement period at various pre-wedding events to make it clear that the woman in white is the one getting married.

From engagement parties and e-sessions to bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, there are a number of reasons you'll want some chic white dresses in your closet. You may even choose to wear white to special wedding-related appointments, such as your cake tasting, venue walk-through, or even your floral design meetings. We've collected a number of on-trend looks in a variety of formality levels that would be perfect for the events mentioned above, as well as bachelorette parties or even your honeymoon. From casual linen dresses and chic jumpsuits to lace minidresses and full-length gowns, you'll surely find something that meets your criteria!

Take a look at 20 white dresses perfect for pre-wedding events, below. Shop your favorites by clicking each photo!

Susie gal meets glam collection nordstrom white dress bridal shower dress ideas
“Susie” floral organza fit & flare dress, $106.80 (originally $178) by Gal Meets Glam Collectionnordstrom.com

Raquel one shoulder trumpet dress dress the population nordstrom bridal shower dress ideas rehearsal dinner
“Raquel” one-shoulder trumpet dress, $254 by Dress the Populationnordstrom.com

Florence white mini dress bronx banco lace high neck revolve bachelorette party bridal shower dress ideas
“Florence” white mini dress, $415 by Bronx and Banco; revolve.com

"Placid" Dress by Tadashi Shoji from BHLDN
"Placid" lace gown, $650 by Tadashi Shojibhldn.com

"Godshaw Goddess" by Show Me Your Mumu
"Godshaw Goddess" lace-up gown, $198 by Show Me Your Mumushowmeyourmumu.com

"Clara" Midi Dress from BHLDN
"Clara" embroidered floral midi dress, $395 by Mestiza; bhldn.com

"Sweetest Love Story" Dress from Lulus
"Sweetest Love Story" lace high-low midi dress, $88 by Lulus; lulus.com

"Alexandra" Gown by Michael Lo Sordo from BHLDN
"Alexandra" silk crepe gown, $1,610 by Michael Lo Sordo; bhldn.com

"Coley" Mini Dress by Alice + Olivia
"Coley" 1960s-inspired metallic tweed mini dress, $295 by Alice + Olivia; net-a-porter.com

For more advice, discover wedding dress shopping tips here, see beautiful gowns inspired by the royal wedding, and shop these popular bridal shoes.