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What to Wear to the NEXT Bridal Shower!

 What to wear to the NEXT Bridal Shower.

When I got my friend’s invitation to her Bridal Shower, the instructions said “Dress to Impress… don’t forget your hat!” I envisioned a glamorous vision of pearls, red lipstick, and a fabulous black hat that Jennifer Lopez might wear. Notice what’s missing from my vision? What I couldn’t see was my dress. How many invitations have you gotten and you thought to yourself, what am I going to wear?

One hopes that you’d get instructions from the invitation to know what degree of fabulous you should be for the event. If you’re lucky you can look up the venue on the Internet to get an idea of how much money might be spent on food. You might have a friend who is also going to the event and you can bounce ideas off of each other. Sometimes, though, you get no help and you have to go with your gut.

Hats at Bridal Showers, Yes!
Fun accessories like hats can create a festive atmosphere at a shower.

Chances are you’re like me and you look in your closet, which might be already filled with endless possibilities and find nothing to wear.  You look through your latest stack of mail and remember that the coupon you had to your favorite store was taken away in the trash yesterday. You scan your email in-box and find not one but three different stores to find outfits for your latest soirée. You’re in business now and off to the store you go.

A black clutch from Ann Taylor LOFT
Taking inventory of what you have before you leave the house will help you save money on your overall cost of the Bridal Shower attire.

I love this skirt but is it appropriate? These pants look amazing on me but will I wear them again. This maxi dress is nice but its simple. This fits great but the color is all wrong! This would be perfect if it weren’t for the fact that it’ll be 1000 degrees that day. We’re not going to the club. Do you hear voices too when you try on clothes? This is typically the conversation I have when I go to the store looking for something specific. It always seems when I don’t have an occasion I find great pieces to wear to this party or that wedding. Those pieces seem to hide though when I need them to be on a rack. LOL You to?

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting at a table with some snazzy looking ladies at my friend Shari’s bridal shower. I figured I might not be the only one out there that has a hard time of finding ideas of what to wear. I asked these lovely ladies if I can take their photo to help all of the ladies still shopping for what to wear. See if anything catches your fancy!

Bridal Shower outfit
Melonie is wearing a soft gray dress with feminine detail. The hot pink sweater helps pull the rest of her accessories together. A fun head piece is an alternative to the hat recommendation.


A patterned dress from The Limited
Arelis, that’s me, picked this dress from The Limited because the pattern helped camouflage areas she wanted to hide. The fit also helps show off her assets.
what to wear to a bridal shower
Alisha shows us a soft color with pattern can be kicked up a notch with a bright complementing accessory like a necklace.


what to wear to a bridal shower
Adara is wear a black polka dotted skirt from Ann Taylor LOFT and a black strapless top from Target. Her silver heels add a touch of sparkle.


Bridge Paker and DjRelat7
Here I am with the Bride-To-Be in a beautiful dress containing her favorite color, Hunger Green! Isn’t she lovely!
Cupcake display in the shpae of a dress
This dress is not edible but isn’t this cupcake display just ADORABLE! Taking notes…

I hope you got some inspiration if you’re still searching for your outfit. Shari looked gorgeous didn’t she?! She’s normally the one I run my outfits by but since it was her event … I think I did OK, though. What did you wear to the last Bridal Shower you attended? Do you have any tips or tricks up your sleeve?

Until then,


4 replies on “What to Wear to the NEXT Bridal Shower!”

Yes Raquel, I got some great ideas of what to wear to the next bridal shower I have to attend. When I went to get my cupcake, I thought it was a great display and had to share! Thanks for stopping by Raquel and sharing your thoughts!

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