Post # 1
Ive never been to a bridal shower (and I didn’t have one myself.) I’m going to one tomorrow- it’s being hosted at the brides parents house and is a “Bridal Shower Tea Party.” There were formal invitations, but not many details on them. What’s appropriate to wear?! I am thinking of wearing some(tailored) skinny jeans, a nice blouse and a pair of cole haan patent ballet flats, but I’m wondering if that’s too informal? I also don’t want to dress too nicely and “upstage” the bride (she honestly would probably not care, but her other friends might.)
This topic was modified 3 years ago by bkrocks13.
Post # 2
I should add that I don’t have any summery dresses that are not black except maxi dresses (and it’s going to be chilly here tomorrow.) I do have this, which is probably my “fanciest” option that is not all black
Post # 3
I would do a dress like the one you had in the picture. It’s casual and can blend in if everyone is wearing jeans when you get there, but also looks formal enough to stand up to suits and other dresses. Also, when I hear ‘bridal tea party’ I don’t picture jeans.
Post # 4
I would do a cute dress. When I think shower I don’t think skinny jeans
Post # 5
bkrocks13: I don’t love the dress for the occasion. It doesn’t seem appropriate for a tea. I have gone to bridal, baby shower. and any other reason to celebrate teas (it’s a family thing). Typically you wear what you wold wear in church- no jeans, no mini skirts or tight dresses, no strapless/spaghetti straps. Stick with knee length skirts, cardigans, or simple A-line dresses. I’m a huge fan of the wrap-dress. They are flattering on almost anyone, are almost always the appropriate length, and can be dressed up or down as you see fit. If it’s chilly, cropped trousers and jacket with a blouse and fun jewelry are also appropriate. And of course, whatever dress or skirt you wear, you should wear stockings. Look to Kate Middleton for a style icon that knows how to wear stockings.
Post # 6
I agree with sarahalthea. Showers – unless they’re just a “friend’s shower” – are typically dressed for in the same way you’d dress for a day time church event, at least in my circle. I wouldn’t wear something skin tight or with a lot of thigh exposed to sit next to a friend’s grandma. It really does depend on your friend though, but “teas” are usually pretty mature in attire.
Post # 7
I would wear a “church-like” dress or a nice skirt and blouse.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I think the dress you posted is too tight. Look for a an A line dress in a bright color or floral pattern with either some cute flats or wedges.
Post # 9
Maybe you can find a cute, non-black sundress that you’d be happy to have anyway? I feel like it’s always nice to have a semi-formal dress that’s flattering and appropriate to wear to many of these different situations (bridal showers, or even summer weddings and cocktail parties.)
Post # 10
kimmo416: The one I have isn’t as tight as it is on the model, and its longer (almost knee length.) Im still leaning towards it with a bright necklace.
This is another option (its a lot cuter on than on the rack):
I have a bunch of cute, bright colored longer dresses but they’re all halter or spaghetti strap (and wouldn’t look good with a cami.) I’m thinking of going with the one I posted here…