(Closed) What to wear to a bridal shower (not mine)

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would do a cute dress. When I think shower I don’t think skinny jeans

Post # 5
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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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
578 posts
Busy bee

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
10 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would wear a “church-like” dress or a nice skirt and blouse.

Post # 8
1914 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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.)

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