6 Cute Outfit Ideas for Your Bridal Shower

You don't have to wear a little white dress if that's not your style!

Discover some cute dress and top ideas that could work beautifully for your bridal shower ensemble!

Photo: Michelle Mosqueda for Samuel Lippke Studios

After getting engaged, many women will begin to stock up on “little white dresses” for the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner. As fun as it may be to dress in semi-bridal attire for each pre-wedding occasion, there is certainly no rule requiring a bride-to-be to don a vanilla-hued frock for her shower.

If you prefer to have a pop of color at your parties, the below looks – all worn at real bridal showers – will provide inspiration for your outfits leading up to the big day. Some of the guests of honor chose to incorporate aspects of ivory into their ensemble, while others eschewed tradition by embracing color. As long as you feel comfortable and confident in your outfit, you will exhibit a bridal glow no matter what shade you wear!

Get ideas for bridal shower décor and activities by clicking each photo to see the rest of the celebration. 

bridal shower outfit, pleated floral dress

Photo by Melody Melikian Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle

bridal shower outfit inspiration, bright print minidress

Photo by Elizabeth Solano for John Solano Photography; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events

bridal shower outfit, green dress with ruffle one shoulder

Photo by Dave Richards Photography

bridal shower outfit, little white dress with blush hem

Photo by EDLT Photo

bridal shower outfit, white skirt suit with sequin gold top

Photo by Boyd Harris Photographs

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