April Showers: What to Wear to a Spring Bridal Shower

No matter what season it is, what to wear to a bridal shower is always a question, and especially if the invite doesn't specify. Go casual or dressy? What kind of shoes? Etc., etc. And since spring is upon us, I thought it'd be nice to take a look at the kinds of outfits that work well during this time of year. 

For Brides-to-be 

As a future bride anticipating a bridal shower, there are a few things you should keep in mind when it comes to the kind of outfit you want to wear.

Do you want to continue the white trend?  It's unlikely that any of your guests will be wearing white, so if you do, you know you'll stand out. As you should!

If the shower isn't a surprise, what kind of venue will you be celebrating at? If you're aware of the bridal shower venue, you have an advantage. Is it a laid-back restaurant? A backyard? A public garden? A museum? The venue's atmosphere will help you decide on how to dress. 

Do you want to be able to wear your dress again? You want your dress to stand out, but you probably don't want to spend lots of bucks on something you won't wear again (unlike your wedding gown). 

Bridal Shower Outfit for Bride

The outfit above is a good example of a look that can be altered to fit a particular style. Make it more casual by adding colorful accessories or take it up a notch with sparkling jewels for a more formal look. 

Earrings by BaubleBar | Clutch by Anthropologie | Short Lace Dress by ieie Bridal | Heels by Loly in the Sky via Modcloth | Bracelet by BaubleBar

For Bridal Shower Guests 

The only real fashion rule (unless otherwise noted) for a bridal shower guest is to steer clear of wearing white. Anything else goes...well, almost anything. You can wear a long or short dress, florals and other prints, pastels or bright colors. Just keep in mind the type of venue the shower is at. 

Outfit for Bridal Shower Guest 

Since we're talking about spring bridal showers, I recommend wearing something fun and feminine like the midi dress below. The peony print sings of spring and the pockets keep it just casual enough, but not so much that it can't be worn to a more formal affair. Pair it with wedge sandals and minimal accessories to keep from cluttering the look.

Dress by Modcloth | Heels by Bandolino Opali via Zappos | Floral Hair Clip by ieie Bridal | Necklace by BaubleBar | Clutch by Asos

What do you think about these outfits? Have they inspired your own bridal shower look? ieie Bridal has a range of formal and casual dresses for both brides-to-be and her best gal pals. Take a look through our special occasion dress collection and find the treasure you've been looking for.

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