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What to Wear to a Bridal Shower

When it comes to bridal showers, there are really only two rules about what to wear: Consider the bride-to-be’s taste, and do not, under any circumstances, wear white. For the sake of your bank account, though, you might want to add a third rule: Don’t buy something you’re never going to wear again. The easiest way to make all of these rules work together is to buy something that comes in a simple silhouette but a bright color. Scroll down for 14 shower-appropriate outfits that you’ll be able to recycle, from romantic dresses to easy jumpsuits.

The Best Ruffle Dress

ASOS Design Dress
$40 at ASOS

The perfect dress to wear to a bridal brunch and out for drinks later since it’s both fun and flirty.
Available sizes 12–28.

A Classic Jumpsuit

J.Crew Jumpsuit
$130 at Net-A-Porter

A jumpsuit that’s dressy enough for a bridal shower but comfortable enough for kicking around on the weekend? Yes please.
Available sizes 0–12.

A Versatile Wrap Dress

ASOS Closet London Dress
$87 at ASOS

If you’re helping prep for the event, try a wrap dress — the shape is relaxed enough that you won’t mind wearing it while you’re running around.
Available sizes 12–22.

A Mini Dress in Grass Green

J.Crew Mini Dress
$120 at Net-A-Porter

Since this is such a dramatic color, all you need is nude shoes and a bag and you’re done.
Available sizes 00–14.

A Mod Maxi

ASOS Maxi Dress
$76 at ASOS

So sleek and elevated, and only $76.
Available sizes 0–14.

A Trendy Mint Green Option

ASOS Midi Shirt
$60 at ASOS

The color feels very summer 2018, and the length means you can wear it to work, too.
Available sizes 0–14.

A Basic Jumpsuit That Isn’t Black

ASOS Jumpsuit
$48 at ASOS

Jumpsuits are perfect if you want to look like you made an effort without actually, you know, making an effort. The orange shade here is festive, but the silhouette is really easy to wear.
Available sizes 0–10.

If You’re Not Sure How Dressy to Be

Lost Ink Jumpsuit
$78 at Nordstrom

Get around a confusing dress code with a jumpsuit that combines romantic ruffles with a more casual cropped leg.
Available sizes xxsmall–large.

The Best Flowy Dress

City Chic High Low Dress
$99 at Nordstrom

The flowy, sheer top layer feels perfect for summer, and the wrap style means it can be adjusted for larger cup sizes.
Available sizes xsmall–xxlarge.

A Mellow Jumpsuit

Ulla Johnson Jumpsuit
$390 at Net-A-Porter

Praire inspired, breezy, and has great reviews online because it’s so comfortable.
Available sizes 0–10.

The Best Remixed Gingham

Rachel Rachel Roy Gingham Dress
$149 at Nordstrom

If you’re into gingham, this one isn’t so basic, with the mix of of two gingham patterns to make it more shower-appropriate.
Available sizes 0x–3x.

A Melodramatic Purple Option

Gal Meets Glam Crepe Dress
$148 at Nordstrom

The ruffles and the Peter Pan collar are so charming, and the melodramatic purple color feels modern.
Available sizes 8–20.

A Wrap Dress That’s the Opposite of Basic

Marilyn Faux Wrap Dress
$170 at Nordstrom

The soft pink and skinny straps make this wrap dress feel infinitely prettier than the black one you wear to work when you’re running late. Pair it with stilettos and you’ll get plenty of compliments.
Available sizes 14–24.

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What to Wear to a Bridal Shower