(Closed) Wearing white to a bridal shower?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@marhino:  I would say no white. If it was a white shirt it might be different, but I would feel strange wearing a white dress to a bridal shower.

Post # 4
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it’s fine! No stress girl. I think your outfit will look cute with a denim jacket too. The look won’t be as bridal with the jacket, so you’re good!

Post # 5
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

It’s a bridal shower.  I wouldn’t even notice or care if someone wore white to mine.  Plus, you’re wearing a jacket with it.  No big deal.  The wedding is a different story though.

Post # 6
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d say it’s okay as long as you wear the jacket!!


Post # 7
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d say no. Is there a Target nearby where you could find a cute dress? They open relatively early!

Post # 8
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012


Etiquette Snob here.

And I am pleased to tell you that there are NO RULES of Etiquette for Bridal Showers… or other Wedding Events (just the Wedding where NO WHITE / NO LIGHT is the standard… Because of how it can effect the Wedding Photos)

Sure Brides in recent times have been choosing to wear White Outfits / Dresses* to many Wedding Events… (Engagement – Showers – Rehearsal) but it is hardly a strong trend (hence not a rule maker) yet.

*Lol, I myself wore a Cream Dress to celebrate my First Engagement in back in 1980… who knew I’d be the leading edge of a trend ?

Hope this helps,


Post # 9
1214 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think it’d be fine as long as you wear the jacket, and maybe some colorful accessories to play down the white?

Post # 10
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

wear the dress. I doubt the bride will notice!

Post # 11
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wore a white dress with black polka dots to my friend’s bridal shower and I don’t think she minded (but the theme was purple and white and everything purple I own is winter clothing, and it was the middle of summer). I’ve only ever been to one bridal shower where the bride wore white.

Post # 12
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Of course you can wear it.. it’s a wedding shower … it’s basically a party just to open presents. Why can’t you wear white? Will the bride be wearing her wedding dress?

Post # 13
2152 posts
Buzzing bee

As long as it’s not a wedding gown, you can wear it to any wedding related event.

Post # 14
2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It’s fine a lot bridal showers I been too in the spring or summer people end up wearing white or light pastels/cream colors too. The bride doesn’t own white for the whole length of her engagement.

Post # 15
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t, but I guess it depends on what kind of a bride she is!

Post # 16
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wouldn’t…

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