The 28 Best Bridal Shower Guest Dresses for 2024

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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
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Updated Jun 24, 2024
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While a detailed invite can help make dressing for a wedding fairly straightforward, when it comes to pre wedding events, like the bridal shower, it can be tricky to decide what to wear. Bridal shower dresses for guests can range in style and formality depending on the type of event, however, there are plenty of tried and true looks that make perfect go-tos for when the dress code isn't spelled out. Stylish sundresses and tea-length gowns, for example, are always a good bet when trying to strike a balance between being comfortable and dressy. If you're wondering what to wear to a bridal shower to a bridal shower you've come to the right place. We've rounded up 28 shoppable looks for the occasion, plus some of our favorite retailers where you can further your search. Once you've found your pick, check out our guest attire home base to find inspiration and advice to help you nail your look for every wedding-related event.

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How to Choose a Bridal Shower Guest Outfit

Bridal showers are a time honored tradition for brides along with their family and friends. They present an ideal opportunity for loved ones to spend time together in a more intimate setting ahead of the big day. While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to outfits for bridal shower guests, you might consider a slightly more elevated look than what you would wear to say, the bachelorette party, that's not quite as formal as your wedding day attire. A general rule of thumb is to follow a semi-formal dress code to avoid being overly casual or too formal. One tip is to dress as you would for a nice weekend brunch (which makes sense as many bridal showers involve brunch or a tea party). Just like the day of the wedding, you should avoid wearing white to the bridal shower (or any wedding-related event for that matter) as the color is typically reserved for the bride.

What about bridal shower dresses for bridesmaids?

Like bachelorette parties, bridal showers sometimes follow specific attire themes. As a bridesmaid, you should be sure to follow the theme closely to help bring the bride's vision to life. If there's no theme, you might consider wearing the same color as your bridesmaid dress. This can help create a cohesive vibe across all the wedding events. However, if the bride has no specific requests for your attire, you should choose a look that reflects your own personal style. Above all, it's important that you look and feel your best in whatever bridal shower guest dress you choose.

Where to Buy Bridal Shower Dresses for Guests

Finding gorgeous dresses for bridal shower guests doesn't have to be hard. That is, when you know where to look for them. These four retailers are our favorite places to shop on-trend looks for every wedding and pre-wedding event. They offer a wide array of styles at various price points, plus, convenient shipping straight to your door.

REVOLVE: Why spend countless hours browsing dresses on your favorite brands' websites when you can shop them all in one place with REVOLVE? New products are continuously being added to their site, so you know you're always getting the most trendy and current options. With a wide range of styles to choose from, there's a little something for everyone to love.

Petal + Pup: When it comes to semi-formal dresses, nobody does it better than Petal + Pup. Their exciting array of options includes everything from cute and comfortable sundresses for daytime events to eye-catching bodycons for a night out. If you're looking for a midi dress for a bridal shower, they're your one-stop-shop. Use the code 'PETALXKNOT' to take 15% off your order.

ELOQUII: Gorgeous plus size dresses are never in short supply at ELOQUII. Here you can find an amazing assortment of dresses, jumpsuits and separates in sizes 14 through 28, with specific styles going up to size 32. Plus, their pieces are affordable without sacrificing on style.

Nuuly: If you like the idea of wearing a new outfit to every special event, renting is the way to go! Not only is it more sustainable, but your wallet will thank you as well. With Nuuly you can rent 6 items per month for one convenient price (which is great if you're attending multiple pre-wedding events in addition to the wedding itself). The best part? You can use the code 'THEKNOT20' for $20 Off Your First Order from Nuuly.

The Best Bridal Shower Guest Dresses for 2024

Ready to start shopping? You're in luck. We've rounded up 28 of the best dresses to wear to a bridal shower in 2024, making it easier for your to prepare for your upcomng event. Wheather you're looking for a classic floral bridal shower dress or even a sexy slip dress we think you'll find exactly what you're looking for here. So, what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling to browse our picks and seamlessly shop your faves with the click of a button.

Petal + Pup Annabelle Halter Neck Midi Dress in Pink Floral

pink floral midi dress with halter neckline

When a shower is in the forecast, you can certainly expect a bloom. This bold floral midi dress is a standout option for any bridal shower on your calendar. Its crossover halter neckline and slouchy bodice make for a look that feels both classic and unique. Plus, you can snag it for 15% off when you use the code, 'PETALXKNOT'.

Size Range: XS - XL

Lulus Gentle Charm Mauve Floral Print Pleated Tiered Midi Dress

pink floral midi dress with flutter sleeves

From the bridal shower to Sunday brunch, this floral midi dress is sure to become your new go-to for daytime activities. With a sweetheart neckline, flutter sleeves, and a tiered ruffled skirt, is an unmatched choice for the special occasion.

Size Range: XS-XL

Petal + Pup Kitura Mini Dress in Pink Floral

pink floral mini dress with bow detail on waist

Let's keep this *short* and sweet: you'll love this adorable mini dress to wear to a bridal shower (or any occasion for that matter). Its colorful floral print and oversized bow detailing a the waist make it an extra special pick.

Size Range: XS - XL

ASTR The Label Serilda Puff Sleeve Midi Dress in Sky Blue

light blue midi dress with puff sleeves

When it comes to bridal shower dresses, this light blue option takes the phrase and turns it to clear skies. We can't get enough of its puff sleeves, ruched bodice and subtle cutout. Pair it with your favorite set of kitten heels for an effortlessly elegant look.

Size Range:
XS - XL

Arula Willow Tiered Floral Maxi Dress

yellow and blue floral maxi dress with tiered skirt

Heading to a bridal shower this summer? Here's a floral dress that's perfectly fit for the season. With a sleeveless bodice, lightweight skirt and side leg slit, it will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day.

Size Range: 10 - 24

Petal + Pup Kenna Strapless Maxi Dress in Butter Yellow

strapless yellow maxi dress

There's no better way to bring a touch of sunshine to a shower than with a bright yellow dress. This strapless option with a pleated bodice is as classic as they come. Thanks to its simple silhoette, it can easily be dressed up with stilletos, or dressed down with sandals.

Size Range: XS - XL

Reformation Rosi Midi Dress

olive green floral midi dress with short sleeves

This nature-infused green midi dress will become your new best friend for wedding season. Its relaxed fit is elevated by a sweetheart neckline, short flutter sleeves, and a ruffle trim. Throw on a pair of sandals for a casual look, or dress it up with platform wedges.

Size Range: 0 - 12

Lulus Cascading Crush Pink Floral Print Tiered Bustier Midi Dress

tiered floral midi dress with bustier bodice

Heading to an outdoor event? We've got just the look for you. This tiered midi dress' whimsical floral print makes it a perfect choice for spring (but we can bet you'll be reaching for it all year round). Not to mention, it's also made from lightweight materials--perfect for keeping cool under the sun.

Size Range: XXS - XXL

Show Me Your Mumu Jess Ruffle Midi Dress in Neutral Mauve Chiffon

blush pink wrap dress with ruffle trim

Everything we love about casual dresses is all *wrapped up* in this one dress. Its wrap around waist and A-line silhoette offer a more laidback look, while its ruffle trimming on the bodice and skirt adds an elevated touch.

Size Range: XXS - 3XL

Banana Republic Ariella Taffeta Midi Dress in Purple Rose

lavender smocked midi dress

How about something lovely in lavender? This smocked midi dress is a glamorous option for all your wedding-related events, from the bridal shower to the big day. Pair it with your favorite pearl accessories for an even classier look.

Size Range: 2 - 16

ASTR The Label Wisteria Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress

floral printed maxi dress with flutter sleeves

We have major heart eyes for this printed maxi dress. Its colorful floral design, flutter sleeves and assymetric hem are just a few of the key features that make it truly unique. Finish off your look with a dainty gold necklace and a pair of nude-colored kitten heels.

Size Range: XS-XL

Vince Draped Neck Halter Dress

green halter neck midi dress

From its eye-catching color to its lightweight feel, there's so much to love about this stylish midi dress—the fact that it has pockets is just the icing on the cake! Its airy silhouette features a halter neck and an open back, making it ideal for a bridal shower in the spring or summer.

Size Range: XS - XL

ASTR The Label Plisse Cross Bust Top and Tiered Plisse Maxi Skirt

floral crop top and matching maxi skirt

How about a two-piece set that you can mix and match? When worn together, these floral separates offer the perfect look for a bridal shower, but they can also be paired with so many other pieces from your wardrobe, unlocking infinite outfit possibilities.

Size Range: XS - XL

Lulus Flawless Mindset Lime Green Satin Plisse Tie-Back Jumpsuit

green pleated jumpsuit

One thing about bridal showers: There's usually games involved. If the bride is planning to get guests up on their feet for some activities, you might consider a non-dress option. This dressy jumpsuit is a lovely option for the occasion.

Size Range: XS - XL

ELOQUII Mini Fit And Flare Dress

off-the-shoulder pink mini dress with long sleeves

We love the unique touch the bishop sleeves and ruched wasitline bring to this classic off-the-shoulder look. With a comfortable and breathable silhoette, this is one plus-size option that checks off all our boxes.

Size Range: 14 - 32

Petal + Pup Kocoa Long Sleeve Midi Dress in Denim

long sleeve denim dress with belted waist

Your favorite pair of jeans might not fit the event's dress code, but that doesn't mean you can't still rock denim for the day. This long sleeve denim dress has a dynamic silhouette that can seamlessly be dressed up or down for any occasion. We love this look for a fall or winter event.

Size Range: 2 - 14

Kachel Floral Bias Cut Dress

Colorful patchwork floral midi dress with short sleeves

If you don't plan on re-wearing your bridal shower guest dress, consider one of the gorgeous rental options available from Nuuly. This floral maxi dress, with vintage patchwork in all different colors, is just one example of the trendy styles that could be yours for the day.

Size Range: 0 - 12

Mac Duggal Long-Sleeve Chiffon Cutout Mini Dress

blue mini dress with long sleeves and side cutouts

Here's a mini-length option that will certainly get the party started. With long puff sleeves, side cutouts and flouncy ruffled detailing throughout, this bright blue mini dress was practically made for dancing. It's the perfect option if you're looking for a dress that's both festive and flirty.

Size Range: 0 - 12

ASTR Midsummer Dress

tiered floral midi dress

We love this floral midi dress for a semi-formal occasion. The tiered look, which features a sweetheart neckline and eyelet lace, strikes the perfect balance between style and comfort and can easily be dressed up with heels or worn casually with sandals.

Size Range: XS - XL

Timeless Touch Green Floral Print A-Line Midi Dress

green floral midi dress

Bridal shower dress codes are often more casual than the day of the wedding, so why not slip into something a little more comfortable? This floral midi dress features an airy A-line silhoette--perfect for playing outdoor games or tearing it up on the dance floor.

Size Range:
XXS - XXL

ASTR The Label Zirconia Tie Strap Tiered Dress

tiered floral midi dress in pastel pink

Talk about looking pretty in pink. We can't get enough of this flirty midi dress. The pink floral print and lightweight chiffon fabric give it an elegant feel that's perfect for a bridal shower.

Size Range: XS - XL

V. Chapman Lily Ruched & Ruffled Stretch Satin Midi Dress in Rose Dust

blush pink ruffled midi dress

Bring on the pastels! Between its figure-flattering silhouette, ruffled detialing, and ribbon-belted waist, this charming mini dress certainly makes a statement—and we're totally here for it. Available in several different color and pattern options, you'll love this look for your next bridal shower.

Size Range: 0 - 20

Slate & Willow Eyelet Tiered Mini Dress

yellow eyelet lace midi dress

For a boho option that won't break the bank, consider renting this yellow midi dress from Rent The Runway. Thanks to it's breathable design featuring spaghetti straps, eyelet lace and a cutout on the bodice, it's guarunteed to keep you cool and comfortable at an outdoor event.

Size Range: XXS - XXL

Park & Fifth Sullivan Dress in Olive

olive green satin slip dress

No matter the occasion you're dressing for, simple is always in style. This understated satin slip dress is a great choice for any event (especially a bridal shower). Plus, it's available in a wide range of sizes, colora and prints.

Size Range: XXS - 3XL

Ranna Gill Linen Scallop Romper

pink floral romper

Rompers are always a fun alternative to dresses where casual dress codes are involved. This colorful option, in a festive floral print is guaranteed to turn heads for all the right reasons. Top off your look with your favorite pair of heeled boots.

Size Range: XS - XL

Park & Fifth Rennie Mini Dress in Something Blue

light blue tiered midi dress with elbow-length sleeves

Here's a dress that will quickly earn itself a place in your everyday rotation. With a comfortable silhouette that can easily be dressed up or down, we guarantee you'll love it for years to come. Choose from a variety of sizes, colors and prints, including this pastel blue option.

Size Range: XXS - 3XL

Reforamtion Tagliatelle Denim Midi Dress

denim midi dress with bustier bodice

We love this denim midi dress for a semi-formal occasion. The versitle look, which features a square neckline, bustier bodice and pockets, strikes the perfect balance between style and comfort and can easily be dressed up with heels or worn casually with sneakers.

Size Range: 00 - 10

Torrid Midi Studio Knit Surplice Wrap Dress

black wrap dress with white flowers

Why go for a one-time-wear when you can have a dress you'll wear again and again? This casual midi dress will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe. Available in sizes 10 through 30, you'll love this plus-size option for a bridal shower.

Size Range: 10 - 30

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