The Perfect White Dresses & Outfits Every Bride-to-Be Needs for Every Event Leading Up to the Wedding

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If you have a wedding coming up, you just need one white bride dress, right? Ha! Good one. Every bride-to-be knows that a huge part of the fun of being engaged is all of the events leading up to the wedding, like engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and rehearsal dinners. All during which you’re expected to shine in yet another chic all-white outfit or little white dress. And these days, with instagram and social media, you wouldn’t be caught dead in the same dress or jumpsuit twice, so what the heck should you wear to all of these different events?

Wearing a white dress is a great way to stand out at all your different wedding events. Ever since I got engaged, I scoured all of my favorite clothing brands for the absolute best bridal outfit ideas for all of my wedding events, and I have been shocked at how hard it is to find the perfect white outfits for each event! So I’ve rounded up some of my favorite white dresses for brides for every wedding-related event you have coming up, from the bridal shower to the bachelorette party, so you can stand out and glow while celebrating your engagement!!!

Bridal shower dresses

What should you wear as the bride for a bridal shower? Your bridal shower is likely to be during the daytime, so a pretty and classy white daytime dress is best. These are some of my favorite picks for the bride to wear to her bridal shower.

bride-to-be white dresses & jumpsuits:

LIKELY Charlotte Dress in White V. Chapman Praline Mini Dress in White Sweet At Heart White Floral Embroidered Two-Piece Midi Dress(only $78)

Britney White Lace Halter Jumpsuit Just BEE Queen Clare Top in White superdown Natasha Midi Dress in White

ROCOCO SAND Ame Maxi Dress in White    

 NBD Conner Jumpsuit in White

Veronica Beard Galoma Mule in White



how cute is this dress? It’s a little pricey but I see it as a perfect honeymoon dress too so WIN WIN!!!

PatBO X Ranjana Khan Pearl & Silk Flower Earrings in White


FAITHFULL THE BRAND Liya Top in El Marsa Floral Print an adorable option if you don’t want to go full white!

ROCOCO SAND Noi Mini Dress in Off White Amanda Uprichard X REVOLVE Riesling Gown in Ivory

Bachelorette party dresses

How to dress for your bachelorette party totally depends where your bachelorette party is (if you need ideas, check out my post on The Best Bachelorette Party Destinations here), but chances are you’re going to want a mix of some show-stopping nighttime looks, and some great white onepieces and bikinis. Here are my favorite bachelorette party looks for the bride.

Splurge dresses:

*click on the photos to shop the look*

Waimari Vallarta Dress in White Line & Dot Sonia Maxi Dress in White LAMARQUE x REVOLVE Zaina Top in Digital Pink

Amanda Uprichard X REVOLVE Claudia X Back Chain Dress in White JONATHAN SIMKHAI Selena Compact Cut Out Dress in White Nookie Blake Jumpsuit in White

Natalie Rolt Effie Mini Dress in White   Dose of Romance Ivory Satin Halter Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

The Bar Twist Dress in Ivory

ROCOCO SAND Noi Mini Dress in Off White RAYE Valeria Heel in White


Bronx and Banco Tiffany Blanc Dress in White

NBD Girlfriend Material Dress in Ivory Camila Coelho Zita Top in Pearl White

  . Amanda Uprichard Topanga Mini Dress in Ivory Susana Monaco Thin Strap Mini Dress in Sugar Beach Bunny Champagne Nights Mesh Dress in Nude

Lovers + Friends Lorraine Mini Dress in French VanillaAmanda Uprichard Kimmie Dress in Ivory MAJORELLE Run Wild Dress in White

Lovers + Friends Tilly Midi Dress in White  


superdown Brigette One Shoulder Dress in White Susana Monaco Strapless Side Pleat Dress in Sugar

Nookie Temptation Long Sleeve Mini Dress in WhiteTularosa Ellie Maxi Dress in IvoryPrivacy Please Escondido Midi Dress in IvoryFor Love & Lemons Sequoia Lace Mini Dress in White

IRO Cypress Dress in Ecru MILLY Sandrine Mini Dress in WhiteLovers + Friends Vinnie Mini Dress in White


Michael Costello x REVOLVE Carlisle Jumpsuit in White & Black Dot


Affordable alternatives for bachelorette party white dresses under $100: 

superdown Annamarie Halter Mini Dress in White

(only $66!)

Love a chic, simple embroidered bride dad hat to go with your bride-to-be flying outfit like this one.

Bachelorette Party Bride Swimwear

White Bachelorette Party Bikinis & Onepieces for brides:

If you’re going somewhere tropical for your bachelorette party, you’re going to want to stock up on some beautiful bride swimsuits and white swimsuits for a bride.

These are my favorite picks for swimsuits for brides at bachelorette parties:

L*SPACE X TESSA BROOKS Mick Bikini Top in White

This is the gold zip one piece I wore to my bachelorette! I’m wearing a size Small

Love this bride swimsuit! This white with gold zipper one piece swimsuit is what I wore at my Miami bachelorette party!

Baobab Ancla Top in Ivory

Monica Hansen Beachwear Girl On Fire Bikini Top in White

GIGI C Meghan One Piece in White  

Waimari Nicole Dress in Ivory

Love this white with gold zipper one piece swimsuit for a bachelorette party!

Acacia Swimwear Crochet Humuhumu Top in VanillaNorma Kamali x REVOLVE Side Cut Out Bishop One Piece in WhiteLovers + Friends In My Head High-Waisted Bottom in WhiteL*SPACE Flashback Top in White

Marysia Swim Antibes Bikini Top in Coconut

lovewave Santeria One Piece in White

F E L L A Dylan Bikini Top in White


lovewave Skyla Duster in White 

also obsessed with this cover up for a bride-to-be!

Bananhot X REVOLVE Beach Pant in White

LPA Yvette Shirt in White


Engagement Photo Outfits

The best engagement photo outfits 

Cute bride dresses for engagement photos



I love a bold color like pink or red for an engagement photo because it really POPS, but if you’re looking for a subtler look, you can’t go wrong with white or light blue, or a light floral. This goes-with-any-backdrop white dress and stunning flowy blue dress for an engagement photoshoot would be absolutely perfect.  

Engagement party dresses

The engagement party is likely much more casual than the wedding, and they’re usually day-to-night parties, meaning you’ll need a great casual-yet-elegant dress to take the party right through sunset. Here are some of my favorite looks for brides-to-be for their engagement party.

cute white engagement party dresses for the bride-to-be:  

Katie May Pretty Bird Dress in Ivory One Wish White Lace Midi Dress

Sundress Lucia Dress in Precieuse WhiteAmanda Uprichard Annalise Dress in White  

Rehearsal Dinner Dresses

Rehearsal dinner dresses for the bride-to-be:

It’s the night before your wedding – and all eyes are on you! You are going to want to GLOW in a beautiful, elegant white dress. Here are some of the absolute best looks for a bride-to-be for her rehearsal dinner.

Beautiful white bride dresses for a rehearsal dinner:

ELLIATT Pilar Maxi Dress in Ivory

What I wore for my rehearsal dinner!

JONATHAN SIMKHAI Selena Compact Cut Out Dress in White


Bronx and Banco Mademoiselle Bridal Midi Dress in White Bronx and Banco Bedouin Mini Dress in White SOLACE London Lenna Midi Dress in Winter White

ELLIATT Harley Dress in Ivory


I'll Love You Forever White Strapless Maxi Dress

LIKELY Milaro Dress in Ivory Katie May Pretty Bird Dress in Ivory

SOLACE London Lenna Midi Dress in Winter White

V. Chapman Lily Dress in White

Katie May Pretty Bird Dress in Ivory

Lovers + Friends This Is It Gown in Ivory Katie May Glisten Dress in Ivory

Katie May New Age Dress in Ivory 



Affordable alternatives for a rehearsal dinner bride dress: white dresses under $100: 

Girl Can't Help It Ivory Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress

Wedding Day Getting Ready Outfits 

What to wear while getting ready on the big day!

wearing my favorite Homebodii cami set

And of course a Kenny Flowers bridal lace kimono on top!

PS – check out out this post on what kimonos to get your bridesmaids for getting ready

Bride-to-Be Jewelry & Accessories

The cutest bride-to-be accessories for the wedding weekend, or any wedding-related events before

Jennifer Behr Juliette Earring in CrystalJennifer Behr Juliette Earring in Crystal

PatBO X Ranjana Khan Pearl & Silk Flower Earrings in White

Camilla 14KT Gold Pearl Drop Earrings

8 Other Reasons Curved Dangle Earring in Silver

8 Other Reasons Curved Dangle Earring in Silver

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Lele Sadoughi Drop Hoop Freshwater Pearl Earrings in PearlLele Sadoughi Crystal Lily Earrings  .


Ettika Double Drop Earrings in Gold & Pearl SHASHI Jadore Drop Earring in Gold

BaubleBar Beaded Heart Drop EarringsFor Love & Lemons Lucite Daisy Earrings

Deepa Gurnani Deepa By Deepa Gurnani Kacey Earrings

8 Other Reasons Daisy Hoops in Gold

Lele Sadoughi Crystal Bubble Drop Earrings in Crystal

Ettika Rhinestone Waterfall Earring in Gold

RAYE Valeria Heel in White

How cute are these Keds x Kate Spade!! The perfect shoes for a wedding after party!

I’m obsessed with Tamara Mellon heels – ever since Oprah dubbed them the comfiest heels on the planet! I can’t help but agree, and these chic white ones are just perfect for any bridal events. 

Alexandre Birman Clarita Sandal in White Alias Mae Lexa Mule in Ivory

 Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal, Main, color, BRIGHT WHITE LEATHER Rumor Sandal, Main, color, WHITE SNAKE PRINT

 Avani City Sandal, Main, color, OPTIC WHITE LEATHER

I always love Cole Haan’s super-soft leather sandals, and these ones are just amazing. They’re $150 on Nordstrom. Also check out all of the best bridal shoes here. 

Honeymoon Outfits

What to wear on your honeymoon for the bride

Flora Nikrooz Gabby Charmeuse Cami & Tap in Ivory


Bridal Robes


Can’t wait to see you all rocking your engagement parties, bachelorette parties and more in these stunning bridal looks!!! If you wear one of the dresses I recommended, tag me on Insta!! I’d love to see!!! <3 

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