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!!!

All the best white outfits for your engagement and wedding planning season

If you’re a bride who is soaking in every moment of your engagement and wedding process and you want to make each wedding planning appointment feel special, these are the outfits for you! A few statement pieces like a white designer bag are such a great way to celebrate how special this time is, and each time you use your bag after your wedding it’ll help you remember all the details and special moments of your wedding season. 

 

The perfect wedding planning power suit

This dress would be so cute to wear to tastings or try ons! 

This white tote is the perfect bag for all of your wedding planning appointments, dress try ons, tastings, etc! 

If you’re looking for  splurge statemet piece, I love the subtle white accents of this Gucci bag.This is a piece that you can use for all your bridal occasions and continue to use after your wedding season to remember these special moments! 

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:

V. Chapman Praline Mini Dress in White

ROCOCO SAND Ame Maxi Dress in White

 

 

HEARTLOOM Rory Dress in EggshellNBD Conner Jumpsuit in White

                                                                       

 Amanda Uprichard X REVOLVE Riesling Gown in Ivory

Veronica Beard Galoma Mule in White

FAITHFULL THE BRAND Liya Top in El Marsa Floral Print

This set is an adorable option if you don’t want to go full white!

 

ROCOCO SAND Noi Mini Dress in Off White

 

This dress would be so gorgeous for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner for a fall or winter bride!

 

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:

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Cult Gaia Donna Dress in Off White RUMER Tropez Midi Dress in White

 

Waimari Vallarta Dress in White Line & Dot Sonia Maxi Dress in White BEC&BRIDGE Fleur Asymmetrical Midi Dress in Ivory

Amanda Uprichard X REVOLVE Claudia X Back Chain Dress in WhiteNookie Blake Jumpsuit in WhiteRAYE Valeria Heel in White

The Bar Twist Dress in IvoryNatalie Rolt Effie Mini Dress in White

 

   Amor and Beyond Ivory One-Shoulder Two-Piece JumpsuitROCOCO SAND Noi Mini Dress in Off White

 

Bronx and Banco Tiffany Blanc Dress in White

 

Camila Coelho Zita Top in Pearl WhiteSusana Monaco Thin Strap Mini Dress in SugarBeach Bunny Champagne Nights Mesh Dress in Nude

  . Amanda Uprichard Topanga Mini Dress in IvoryMAJORELLE Run Wild Dress in White

Lovers + Friends Tilly Midi Dress in White

 Susana Monaco Strapless Side Pleat Dress in Sugar

 

This dress would be gorgeous for a nice dinner out for your bachelorette and your bridal shower!

 

The best statement outfit pieces for bachelorette parties:

 

 

This Mrs. denim jacket would be SO fun over a white dress for a night out at your bachelorette! Especially for brides doing Austin or Nashville bachelorette parties it would be so perfect! I also love these white statement boots with it which you could wear long past your bachelorette!

LAMARQUE x REVOLVE Zaina Top in Digital Pink

This feather top would be SO fun for a bachelorette dinner or night out! I love the pop of pink with a white outfit! 

Affordable alternatives for bachelorette party white dresses under $100: 

 

(only $66!)

 

 

 

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

The best casual white daytime outfits for bachelorette parties:

This dress would be perfect to take right from the beach to a casual lunch! 

 

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

 

 

Waimari Nicole Dress in Ivory

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 LPA Yvette Shirt in White

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

SEE MORE: THE BEST BIKINIS & COVER UPS FOR BRIDES TO BE

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 DressAmanda 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:

The Bar Max Dress in BlancELLIATT Pilar Maxi Dress in Ivory

What I wore for my rehearsal dinner!

Bronx and Banco Mademoiselle Bridal Midi Dress in White Bronx and Banco Bedouin Mini Dress in White

ELLIATT Harley Dress in Ivory

 

Katie May New Age Dress in IvoryI'll Love You Forever White Strapless Maxi DressLIKELY Milaro Dress in Ivory

Katie May Pretty Bird Dress in Ivory

 

V. Chapman Lily Dress in WhiteKatie May Glisten Dress in Ivory

 

This statement gown is GORGEOUS for a black tie rehearsal dinner! The back details make it such a show-stopper!

The button details on this gown are stunning! 

Another stunning statement gown if you’re doing a formal rehearsal dinner! 

 

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

 

Wedding Day After-Party Outfits

The after-party is one of the most pure FUN parts of your wedding day so a fun, easy-to-move in dress is the perfect thing to change into to keep the party going!

 

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 CrystalLele Sadoughi Crystal Lily Earrings

SHASHI Jadore Drop Earring in GoldCamilla 14KT Gold Pearl Drop Earrings

 

8 Other Reasons Curved Dangle Earring in Silver8 Other Reasons Curved Dangle Earring in Silver8 Other Reasons Daya Dusters in Clear

 

 

 

This hair piece would be stunning for a bridal shower or bachelorette party when you want something bridal feeling but not a veil! 

I LOVE the subtle white accents of this Gucci bag.This is a piece that you can use for all your bridal occasions and continue to use after your wedding season to remember these special moments!

RAYE Valeria Heel in WhiteAlias Mae Lexa Mule in Ivory

 

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. 

 Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal, Main, color, BRIGHT 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

 

This Beach Riot wrap dress gives me all the tropical honeymoon vibes with just a hint of a bridal feel! 

READ MORE: WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR HONEYMOOON

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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