Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tips for Choosing Your Engagement Party or Bridal Shower Outfit

Tips for Choosing Your Engagement Party or Bridal Shower Outfit

The warmer weather means that wedding season is upon us. Thanks for the great start to the season Harry and Meghan! With the most recent royal wedding and when watching William and Kate’s I was struck by the style. It was so much fun seeing the wedding gown and also the guest attire. But when you are planning a wedding, the dress is often the biggest cause of stress. However, before you can get to that, you need to find the perfect outfit for your engagement party and your bridal shower. This will likely be the first chance you have to celebrate your engagement with your friends and family, and many pictures will be taken so it’s important that you choose an outfit that you love and you are comfortable in (and that shows off your new sparkler). If you’re not sure where to start, then here are a few tips to ensure you sparkle as bright as your ring.

Figure Out Your Party Formality & Vibe
Before you can figure out your outfit, you need to decide the level of formality the party or shower. Although many engagement parties have a cocktail party feel, every couple is different, so you might want to go for something a little more formal, like a sit-down dinner at a fancy restaurant. On the other hand, you might prefer to host a barbeque in your backyard.  

Take Time Choosing The Color
You need to find a color that compliments your skin tone and fits with the theme of the party, so make sure that you take your time before settling for a specific hue. Many women prefer to go with a white dress out of tradition, but there are still different shades you can pick from depending on what compliments your complexion like cream, ivory, or bright white. If you’d rather save these colors for the big day, then go for whatever suits you best and makes you feel beautiful.

Choose What Suits Your Style
Your engagement and bridal shower is all about you, which means that your outfit should be too. Because of this, you should pick whatever suits your style and love of fashion. If you like to stand out, then go for bold colors with lots of sparkle. If you’re into boho, then choose something long and flowing, with plenty of flowers. If you’d rather not wear a dress, then wear a jumpsuit, or even dressy shorts. It’s completely up to you.

Tips for Choosing Your Engagement Party or Bridal Shower Outfit

Don’t Distract From The Ring
Since the party is all about you getting engaged, you should try not to distract too much from the ring. Of course, it is possible that you haven't chosen one yet, in which case you could visit a site like 77 Diamonds for some inspiration. Once you’ve got the perfect rock, you should make sure to keep other rings to a minimum, and instead accessorize with earrings and a necklace. You should also opt for neutral nail polish to really let that gorgeous ring shine!

Remember That Comfort Is Key
During the party, you’re going to have to walk around a lot and mingle with other guests. Depending on the type of party, you may even have a dance or two. Because of this, you need to make sure that you’re comfortable in your outfit. Sure, a tight fitted dress and killer heels may look great in photographs, but you’ll be in pain all night, and this will take away from the fun. Instead, find a balance between comfort and style that suits you.

Tips for Choosing Your Engagement Party or Bridal Shower Outfit

Hopefully, these tips will help you plan the perfect engagement party or bridal shower outfit!


  1. You always have the BEST tips for anything!! Smart and Beautiful!

  2. Although these days are behind me I love the tips - great advice as always! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. That ring is gorgeous. Love reading these tips.

  4. I remember those days, they were so fun! These are great tips!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  5. Although I know it's not the point of this post - I love that manicure color. :) Can you believe I don't think I've ever attended an engagement party? But these sound like solid tips to my inexperienced perspective!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  6. Great tips!!! Oh how I wish I had these tips 25 years ago when I got married! Great job my friend!

  7. These are great tips and they sure take me back! This post is also making me think about what I should wear to an upcoming wedding next month... I'm just a guest, but still, it's a hard decision!

  8. These are such great ideas, Laura!!

  9. Thanks for sharing, what a lovely happy post. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  10. Such great tips! I never had an engagement party, but I've been to one for a cousin.


  11. Lovely tips dear! Indeed, comfort is key. If you want to enjoy your day, might as well wear something you can move around freely.

    Jessica |