Wedding Wednesday: Best Dressed Bride




With my very first bridal shower coming up this weekend {eek!}, I've been giving a lot of thought to what I want to wear. I have the added constraints of it being January, and cold. I also like to only buy things that I feel like I can wear to work, or at least another event, even though I love the idea of never repeating an outfit...which is so not happening.

I fully support brides who choose to wear white to every wedding-related event throughout their time as the bride-to-be. But I'm not 100% convinced that will be me! Plus, a lot of my events are pre-Easter/when it's still cold, and I just can't get past the traditional rule of not wearing white after Labor Day/before Easter.

I like the idea of mixing it up--some white {especially when it's spring and I'm tan, and definitely the rehearsal dinner!} but also some dresses in colors that coordinate with the wedding's color scheme. If you love the color of the bridesmaids dresses you can always wear that color to a pre-wedding event since you won't be on the big day. An inspirational option could even be matching the event's invitation {which might be a hint about my outfit choice this weekend!}.

This is one time in your life where you will have tons a pictures taken and be buying a lot of clothes for special events, so use it as an opportunity to pick out stunners that you may not normally have purchased or to purchase an investment piece.

These are a few white dresses I love:

Skater Dress with Sequins from ASOS, $45
All Over Lace Shift at Belk, $168
Could work with boots or nude pumps
for more seasons!
Caroline Bow Dress, Laroque, $298

Here are a few colorful dresses I'd love to wear:

Bow Back Fit & Flare, now $34.80
Eliza J Floral Print with Sash, $44.50
BB Dakota, Nordstrom, $88
I always love an Eliza J dress, for a bride or a guest! Same goes for Lilly Pulitzer, and their LWD {or Little White Dress} collection for the bride, and the always playful prints for guests.