Bridal Shower Attire

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

Hi!!  My shower is tomorrow too, yay!!  I am not wearing white.  I’ve never heard that the bride should wear white to the shower (and have never seen it done), just that it’s traditional to wear white to the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner.  I’m wearing a coral/gold halter dress from Lily Pulitzer.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

White to all prewedding events is a recent trend. It is a thing but not traditional etiquette. Sounds like you found the perfect thing to wear. 

Little concerning though that it was easier to find a Mardi Gras pantsuit than white dress…

Post # 6
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Honey bee

None of my friends or family members have worn white to theirs.   If I have a shower I don’t intend to wear white.   I don’t wear white the other 364 days of the year and literally do not own a single article of white clothing – even socks.   Why start now?   Everyone who would be at the party knows why they are there and who is getting married.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

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bibliophilacticbee :  So very true, and though I’ve now found my rehearsal dress (also Lily Pulitzer, they just had good stuff when I went) it was SO HARD to find a white dress that wasn’t way too youthful looking! (I’m a 35 year old bride.)  I found myself shoulder to shoulder with high school/college grads looking for graudation dresses, LOL.  I put on one that I didn’t realize had a handkerchief hem and looked in the mirror and was like “This is ridiculous, it shouldn’t be this hard.”  I like to shop when I’m able to browse, but when I’m on a mission it’s inevitably frustrating!!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper

This is one of those things I’ve only seen here. It’s not at all a thing in my circles, nor is it traditional or expected in any way.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I wore white to my shower, bach party and rehearsal dinner, and have seen other (but not all) brides do the same in my circles. I think PP may be right in that it’s a recent trend which probably became more popular due to social media. Although I love white anyways, and wear it frequently in summer when these events were held. And I never posted photos from these events on social media anyways! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Agree it’s a recent trend (thanks, Instagram influencers) but certainly not tradition or etiquette. Most of my friends and I all got married right before Instagram happened and none of us wore white. Well I wore an ivory to my rehearsal dinner but only because I loved that dresss…I didn’t go out looking for one in the whites family. 

 

But it it seems like the last few friends who’ve gotten married more recently have all done all white to shower, Bach, rehearsal, etc.  

 

If you love your pantsuit, rock it! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

lmao the last bridal shower I was at the bride wore denim shorts and a tank top and then was upset no one had told her to dress up more as everyone was in skirts/dresses/nice pants and a dressy top. 
LOL

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I think the wear-white-to-all-wedding-events is a trend created by Hollywood and bolstered by Pinterest/other social media.  

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a shower where the bride wore white.  (I wore black to mine!).  

I think I’ve been to o e rehearsal dinner where the bride wore white, but she was someone who actually wore a fair amount of white anyway and it was a sundress she already owned, paired with a pretty, colorful, embroidered wrap. (And I wore purple to our rehearsal dinner!)

 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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MsJ2018 :  There is no “should” about what the bride should wear to her shower, other than something suitable for the venue and the level of formality.

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