23 Picture-Perfect Proposal Dress Looks

For every style, season and budget.
lace midi dress with cutout details
Jaclyn Palermo
by Jaclyn Palermo
Updated Jan 31, 2023
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When you picture yourself getting engaged, what are you wearing? It may seem like a simple enough question, but your proposal dress is an especially important outfit—especially if photos are being taken. If you sense your partner is about to pop the question, it's a good idea to be prepared with a chic dress option that both feels like your style and you wouldn't mind ending up all over Instagram. After all, you never know when a trip to the beach or an evening out might end up being that special moment. We rounded gorgeous dresses for every style, season and budget from designers we love like Fame and Partners, Show Me Your Mumu and Loveshack Fancy. Scroll down and get your wishlist ready—these proposal dresses are picture perfect.

The Best Dresses to Get Engaged In

Endless Rose Mini Sweater Dress

short sweater dress with gold buttons and black trim

Look elegant and chic in this short sweater dress with ruffle trim. Pro tip: This style runs large, so size down.

Tie Waist Long Sleeve Knit Midi Dress

long sleeve midi dress with gathered waist

Opt for this long sleeve midi dress with a gathered waist for a modern look. It also doubles as a cocktail dress.

Lulus Romance Abounds White Swiss Dot Puff Sleeve A-Line Midi Dress

swiss dot midi dress with puff sleeves

The name says it all. This dress is utter romance. The swiss dot pattern is a super-chic choice for an engagement photo dress—it's subtle and sophisticated. Wear it to a park or on a picnic.

City Chic Isla Maxi Dress Producers: Please use rosey colorway

wrap dress with floral print and long sleeves

This timeless wrap dress in a pink floral print is available in plus sizes up to size 24. Balance out the vibrant rose color with minimal accessories.

Camille Ruffle Dress

midi dress with tiers of ruffles, short sleeves and bows

Regencycore fans, this is the proposal dress for you. The Camille ruffle dress by Saloni has frothy tiers of ruffles and sweet bow details. And, the pistachio color will photograph beautifully.

One You Want Blazer

tweed matching blazer, crop top and mini skirt set

A matching set in a mint green hue is the ultimate look for a daytime proposal. Shop the entire set or pair the blazer and miniskirt with a button down of your choosing.

Petal and Pup Lauren Dress Producers: Please use white colorway

lace midi dress with cutout details

This lace dress is a best seller for a reason—its summery, fun and can even make a lovely engagement party dress. The cutout details are just sultry enough.

Eloquii Eyelet Tie Front Full Skirted Maxi Dress producers – use the pink colorway

eyelet midi dress with puff sleeves and tie in front

Elloqui's pink eyelet flowy dress has a full skirt and cute tie knot at the bust. It's perfect if you want a more feminine look for your photoshoot.

ASOS DESIGN Pluff Sleeve Midi Dress with Asymmetrical Neckline

puff sleeve midi dress with slit

This versatile puff sleeve midi dress would also make a great wedding guest dress. Wear yours with minimal accessories to put the focus on the statement sleeves and saturated color.

Fame and Partners The Rocco Dress

floor length empire dress with spaghetti straps

If you're anticipating a more formal proposal (say, at a fancy restaurant or during a night on the town), wear this Rocco dress in emerald green and your engagement photos will be sure to impress. The empire waist and thin straps are right on trend.

Free People All You Need Is Lace Midi

boho maxi dress with lace details and puff sleeves

Calling all boho girlies. Picture yourself wearing this boho maxi dress at a vineyard or in a field of flowers—we swoon. Pair it with casual sneakers for a more relaxed look.

The Reformation Maves Dress

long sleeve off the shoulder silk mini dress

One word: Drama. This off the shoulder long sleeve mini dress is equal parts flirty and sophisticated. Accessorize it with black sheer hosiery and heeled booties.

Kiss The Sky Floral Sweetheart Mini Dress

floral mini dress with sweetheart neckline and ruffle hem

This mini dress has a sweetheart neckline and a cute floral print, perfect for a daytime proposal in the summer. Style yours with low block Mary Janes.

DKNY Plus Size Print Fit & Flare Dress

A-line midi polka dot dress with short sleeves

Get ready to pose for all the pics in this classy plus size belted A-line dress by DKNY. The polka dot pattern is so classic.

La Double J Juliet Floral Print Mini Dress

floral mini dress high neck and 3/4 sleeves

A retro dream, La Double J's mini dress has a graphic floral print and long sleeves. Wear this vintage-inspired fit with strappy high heels for a romantic dinner.

Mach and Mach Cutout Mini Dress with Crystal Bows

long sleeve mini dress with crystal details and high neck

Lucky for us, Mach and Mach has branched out from their highly coveted shoes and has tapped into ready to wear. This wedding-worthy white dress with crystal bows is a splurge, but it will certainly get you noticed.

Ulla Johnson Estela Dress

maxi boho tiered ruffle dress with thin straps

The ultimate boho white dress with tiered ruffles, this whimsical number also works as an evening dress or a bridal shower dress. Style yours with floral accessories.

Show Me Your Mumu Best Bow Dress

floral mini dress with bow on front

An oversize bow plus a pastel floral print bring on the romance in this sweet white dress. We picture it working for a springtime engagement in Central Park in New York City.

LoveShackFancy Norma Midi Dress

lace midi dress with ruffle cap sleeves

It doesn't get more wedding-worthy than this white lace midi dress. Another thought: This dreamy option also makes a gorgeous destination wedding dress or bridal shower look.

Mara Hoffman Lucienne Ribbed Organic Cotton-Blend Midi Dress

fitted knit midi dress with long sleeves and black line details

Looking forward to a fall proposal? Mara Hoffman's white knit sweater dress will photograph very well thanks to its curve-hugging silhouette and it's perfect for cooler temps. Plus, the black piping accentuates all the right places.

Banana Republic Giulia Midi Sweater Dress

fitted sleeveless sweater dress with high neck

Look like a million bucks (without spending it) in this chic fitted dress by Banana Republic. Bonus: This dress is sustainably made from renewable wood sources.

Milly Fit and Flare Rib Dress

mini knitted dress with ruffle hem and long sleeves

This flouncy, short dress with a ruffle hem speaks volumes. Wear it with a sleek pair of heels and you are good to go!

Diish Gina Olive Linen Dress

maxi linen dress with flowy cap sleeves

Hoping a romantic walk on the beach turns into a proposal? We've got your outfit covered. This flowy dress made of linen is totally breathable and looks effortlessly put together.

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