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

If you have a wedding coming up, you just need one white wedding 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 white is a great way to stand out at all your different wedding events. Ever since I got engaged recently, I’ve been scouring 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 outfit ideas 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:


Summer Lovin' White Floral Print Sleeveless Midi Dress Now and Fleur-Ever White Floral Print Button Front Midi Dress



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


40 % off right now with the code SAVEMORE

Yumi Kim Meadow Maxi in Dutch Roses IvoryBlissful Moments White Textured Floral Midi Dress  Power of Love White Strapless Jumpsuit

Lovers + Friends Kate Mini Dress in White SAYLOR Ren Dress in White

keepsake Motor Jumpsuit in IvoryELLIATT Midnight Dress in WhiteNBD Tori Midi Dress in Star WhiteBardot Ashley Frill Dress in IvoryLa Vie Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Embroidery Linen Romper

Privacy Please Mojave Jumpsuit in WhiteRACHEL ZOE Isabel Dress in Ecru


Affordable alternatives: 

   (only $62!)

Audree White Ruffled Sleeveless Dress 

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*

I wore this Nightcap clothing dress to my bachelorette in Miami and I’M OBSESSED. it’s marked down 75% right now and trust me when I say you should JUMP ON IT.



NBD Girlfriend Material Dress in IvoryBronx and Banco Tiffany Blanc Dress in White

  . Amanda Uprichard Topanga Mini Dress in Ivory Susana Monaco Thin Strap Mini Dress in Sugar

Lovers + Friends Lorraine Mini Dress in French VanillaAmanda Uprichard Kimmie Dress in Ivory

Lovers + Friends Tilly Midi Dress in White  


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


Camila Coelho Milo Dress in Ivory

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

Nightcap Eliza Jumpsuit in WhiteAmanda Uprichard Rimini Cut Out Dress in Ivory

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.

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

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

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

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

How cute is this cover up? On huge sale right now!

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

Love the idea of having everyone wear cheetah print an the bride wear a white snow leopard bikini!

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!

LPA Yvette Shirt in White


The best engagement photo outfits 

Cute 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.  

Bridal jewelry:

Jennifer Behr Constance Dangle Earring in Pearl

8 Other Reasons Daisy Hoops in Gold

Lele Sadoughi Crystal Bubble Drop Earrings in Crystal

Ettika Rhinestone Waterfall Earring in Gold

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

Engagement party dresses for the bride:

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:

Sun Becomes Her Margarita Dress in BlancoSundress Lucia Dress in Precieuse WhiteAmanda Uprichard Annalise Dress in White Bardot Paris Lace Dress in Ivory Amanda Uprichard Mckinnon Dress in WhiteAny Sway, Shape, or Form White Lace Halter DressBEC&BRIDGE Amelie Panel Midi Dress in IvoryHouse of Harlow 1960 X REVOLVE Milo Dress in IvoryLovers + Friends Vinnie Mini Dress in White


cute affordable alternatives: 

Bobi Beach Crepe Maxi Dress in IvoryBlaine White Striped Tiered Midi DressSo Sophisticated White Cutout Skater DressBlissful Moments White Textured Floral Midi Dress

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.

Splurge dresses:

V. Chapman Lily Dress in White

Lovers + Friends This Is It Gown in IvoryMAJORELLE Nelly Mini Dress in IvoryKatie May Pretty Bird Dress in IvoryELLIATT Frida Dress in White 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

Kenna White Crochet Lace Sleeveless Bodycon DressLike a Lady White Backless Midi Dress So Stunning White Backless Midi DressSeason of Fun White Off-the-Shoulder Skater Dress

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

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


Lele Sadoughi Drop Hoop Freshwater Pearl Earrings in PearlLele Sadoughi Crystal Lily EarringsDinosaur Designs Medium Loop Earrings .



or alternatively, these more affordable ones here

Ettika Double Drop Earrings in Gold & Pearl

BaubleBar Beaded Heart Drop EarringsFor Love & Lemons Lucite Daisy Earrings

Deepa Gurnani Deepa By Deepa Gurnani Kacey Earrings

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 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. 

What to wear on your honeymoon for the bride

Flora Nikrooz Gabby Charmeuse Cami & Tap in Ivory


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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