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 a bride

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:

x Jetset Christina Olive Midi Dress x Jetset Christina Olive Midi Dress

x Jetset Christina Carly Mini Dress x Jetset Christina Carly Mini Dress

Bronx and Banco Casey Mini Dress in Beige Ulla Johnson Camilla Dress in Cowrie

Waimari Bromelia Mini Dress in White ROCOCO SAND Leiko Maxi Dress in White

V. Chapman Praline Mini Dress in White

ROCOCO SAND Ame Maxi Dress in WhiteSAYLOR Darian Dress in Star White



Tularosa Lucianna Mini Dress in IvoryNBD Conner Jumpsuit in White


 Amanda Uprichard X REVOLVE Riesling Gown in IvoryBronx and Banco Megan Mini Dress in Blanc


Tularosa x Jetset Christina Carly Mini Dress in Summer 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!


Camila Coelho Reyna Maxi Dress in Pearl WhiteROCOCO SAND Noi Mini Dress in Off White


L'Academie Avena Dress in IvoryTularosa Ryland Dress in Cream

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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retrofete Susana Feather Dress in White SAU LEE Mae Dress in Peacock Blue

SIMKHAI Darby Fringe Midi Dress in Ivory

Auteur Manon Mini Dress in White  Cult Gaia Mara Dress in Off White Fringe

Show Me Your Mumu Martina Jumpsuit in Iridescent Sequins MAJORELLE Matteson Gown in White AMUR Reed Pleated Shell Dress in Ivory


Image 1 of Zimmermann Raie Lace Flower Mini Dress in Ivory

Bardot Willow Midi Dress in Orchid White Line & Dot Flor Sleeveless Appliqué Minidress

Image 1 of Maygel Coronel Veranera Dress in Off White PatBO Flower Applique Midi Dress in IvoryADRIANA DEGREAS Vintage Orchid Cut Out Midi Dress in Off White

RUMER Tropez Midi Dress in White

Alexis Alfi Dress in French Ivory

LIKELY Winsley Dress in Silver I love the idea of a fun sequin dress vs. the traditional white dress for one night out with your gals!


Waimari Vallarta 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 IvoryLisa Mini Dress in White


   Lola Blanc Mini Feather DressROCOCO SAND Noi Mini Dress in Off White


superdown Tiff Mini Dress in WhiteFor Love & Lemons Mimi Long Sleeve Mini Dress in White

MAJORELLE Enzo Romper in IvoryBronx and Banco Tiffany Blanc Dress in White


Susana Monaco Thin Strap Mini Dress in SugarBeach Bunny Champagne Nights Mesh Dress in Nude


Lovers + Friends Tilly Midi Dress in WhiteROCOCO SAND Elna Dress in Off White

 Susana Monaco Strapless Side Pleat Dress in SugarLovers and Friends Devon Dress in WhiteHEARTLOOM Adora Mini Dress in Eggshell


NBD Kieran Jumpsuit in White

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!

L'Academie The Alix Top in Ivory Cream

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: 


superdown Tiff Mini Dress in Whitesuperdown Jillian Asymmetric Midi Dress in White




Bride Embroidered Wedding Party Cotton Baseball Dad Hat

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:

L*SPACE Santorini Dress in CreamL*SPACE Nico Dress in CreamMAJORELLE Wesley Midi Dress in Ivory Daydream

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:

THE SANTORINI White Floral Jacquard Underwire Bikini Top THE SANTORINI White Floral Jacquard Underwire One Piece  

LPA Irene Top in White



THE SANTORINI White One Piece Gold Zipper

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!

THE SANTORINI White Floral Jacquard Underwire Bikini Topeberjey So Solid Loreta One Piece in Ecru



Tularosa Nico Midi Dress in IvoryBEACH RIOT Kelsey Bikini Top in WhiteTHE SANTORINI White Floral Jacquard Underwire One PieceNorma Kamali Marissa One Piece in White





Tularosa Cher Top in WhiteBeach Bunny Haute Summer Top in White



Tularosa Peek A Boo in White superdown Talulah Knit Mini in White

also obsessed with this cover up for a bride-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:  

Off-White Flower Maxi Dress


Katie May Pretty Bird Dress in Ivory Amanda Uprichard Annalise Dress in White

Image 1 of Maygel Coronel Veranera Dress in Off White

Amanda Uprichard Calabra Dress in IvoryAmanda Uprichard Talita Dress in Ivory

RIME ARODAKY Jax belted lace-trimmed crepe mini dress



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 Bruna Dress in Cream

The Bar Max Dress in BlancBronx and Banco Paros Gown in WhiteELLIATT Pilar Maxi Dress in Ivory  


  Nora Choker - Pearlpair it with this choker – which I wore on my rehearsal dinner (below!)

My dress is sold out now but similar is available here and here.


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

NBD Lisa Mini Dress in White ELLIATT Harley Dress in IvoryAmanda Uprichard X REVOLVE Davina Jumpsuit in Optic White


Katie May New Age Dress in IvoryLIKELY Milaro Dress in Ivory

Katie May Pretty Bird Dress in IvoryBronx and Banco Lola Blanc Mini Feather Dress in WhiteKatie May Mary Kate Gown in Ivory


ELLIATT Aisle Dress in WhiteV. Chapman Lily Dress in WhiteKatie May Glisten Dress in Ivory


SAFIYAA Celestia Draped Stretch-Crepe GownSAFIYAA Celestia Draped Stretch-Crepe GownELLIATT x REVOLVE Larina Maxi Dress in Pearl

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

RASARIO Lace-Up Duchesse-Satin Midi Dress in WhiteRASARIO Lace-Up Duchesse-Satin Midi Dress in White


The button details on this gown are stunning! 

GALVAN Santorini Draped Satin Halterneck Gown in White

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

MICHAEL LO SORDO Alexandra Silk Crepe De Chine Gown in IvoryRETROFÊTE Tilly Belted Sequined Chiffon Maxi Dress in White


Wedding Day Getting Ready Outfits 

What to wear while getting ready on the big day!

Homebodii Camisole & Shorts Pajama Set in White

wearing my favorite Homebodii cami set

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

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!

16ARLINGTON Ava Off-The-Shoulder Feather-Trimmed Crepe Mini Dress in Ivory


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 Gold


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




Ofrenda Studio Natura Hair Piece in Off WhiteDeepa Gurnani Isha Tassel Drop Earrings in White


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!

RAYE Ange Heel in WhiteSam Edelman Yanelli Sandal in Modern Ivory



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 LEATHERSol Sana St. Sana Camilla Mule in Natural



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 Ivoryeberjey Naya Double Inset Teddy in IvoryThe best bralettes for every cup sizeCosabella Magnolia Longline Underwire Bra in WhiteJournelle Natalia Bodysuit in Alabaster

Hanky Panky Victoria Lace Chemise with G-String in Light IvoryKAT THE LABEL Ivy Bodysuit in White

 BLUEBELLA Marseille Wired Basque in WhiteHanky Panky Peek-a-Boo Lace Side Tie Panty in Ivory

BEACH RIOT Salty Wrap in Palm

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


Bridal Robes

Beach Cover Ups & Bridesmaids Robes

This palm-printed silk kimono is SO chic and what I wore on my wedding day! 

Flora Nikrooz Rosa Kimono in Ivoryhomebodii Helena Long Robe in White

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 

Wedding Planning Outfits

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. 


NONchalant Label Fabi Wide Leg Pant in WhiteFavorite Daughter The Favorite Pant in Ivory

The perfect wedding planning power suit! 

L'Academie Danica Midi Dress in Ivory

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! 

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