Weddings

What To Wear To An Afternoon Bridal Shower

In case you're stumped about the dress code!

When searching for something to wear to an afternoon bridal shower, use the same styling rules you’d use for a wedding, said Amber Harrison, a wedding etiquette expert at Wedding Paper Divas.

Don’t wear white, she told HuffPost; the bride will likely be in some shade of it. From there, narrow your picks down to something pretty that’s sure to photograph well, she explained.

“As a general rule, stay away from black, white or busy, small patterns,” Harrison said. “Saturated, solid colors with a playful detail, like sweet buttons or an interesting collar or neckline, are a great choice.”

Below, we’ve gathered 22 sweet frocks that fit the bill.

1
Plus-Size Floral Mini Dress
Shop it on Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X)
2
Angled Hem Slip Dress
Shop it on Target for $32.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL)
3
Gardenia Lace Column Dress
Shop it at Anthropologie for $168 (available in sizes 00-16)
4
Plus Size Off the Shoulder Floral Dress
Shop it on Target for $24.48 (available in sizes X-4X)
5
Rita Wrap Dress
Shop it on Urban Outfitters for $59 (available in sizes XS-XL)
6
Fantasizing Flawless Shift Dress
Shop it on ModCloth for $79.99 (available in sizes XS-4X)
7
Patterned Halterneck Dress
Shop it on H&M for $39.99 (available in sizes 2-14)
8
Striped And Floral Print Tunic
Shop it on Zara for $69.90 (available in sizes XS-L)
9
Wiggle Dress With Cold Shoulder
Shop it on ASOS for $67 (available in sizes 12-24)
10
Floral Print Dress
Shop it on Zara for $49.90 (available in sizes XS-L)
11
Button-Down Surplice Mini Dress
Shop it on Urban Outfitters for $54 (available in sizes XS-XL)
12
Lace V-Neck Skater Dress
Shop it from Torrid for $51.67 (available in sizes 00-6)
13
Skyline Wrap Dress
Shop it on Ann Taylor Loft for 89.50 (available in sizes S-L)
14
Floral Pencil Dress
Shop it on Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS-L)
15
Embroidered Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress
Shop it it from Torrid for $66.67 (available in sizes 0-6)
16
Eyelet Embroidery Dress
Shop it on H&M for $99 (available in sizes 2-14)
17
So Sixties A-Line Dress
Shop it on ModCloth for $79.99 (available in sizes XS-4X)
18
Floral Jacquard Dress
Shop it on Anthropologie for $228 (available in sizes 0-12)
19
Cold Shoulder Swing Dress With Key Hole
Shop it on ASOS for $35 (available in sizes 14-24)
20
Softspun Ruffle Midi Dress
Shop it on Gap for $56.99 (available in sizes X-XXL)
21
One Shoulder Ruffle Dress
Shop it at Target for $27.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL)
22
Halter Maxi Dress
Buy it from New York and Company, $35 (available in sizes XS-XXL)