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The Best Bridal Shower Dresses You Can Buy Right Now

Celebrate your upcoming nuptials in style.
Bridal shower dresses
Sarah Hanlon
by Sarah Hanlon
Updated Oct 08, 2020
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Your bridal shower is your opportunity to celebrate your nuptials with your family and friends—and as with any wedding-related event, you'll need a killer outfit to make your day that much more fabulous and memorable. With so many bridal shower dresses to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down your search. Plus, when it comes to deciding what to wear to your bridal shower, there aren't many rules. You don't have to wear white—choosing a bold color or print is a fun way to spice up your bridal capsule wardrobe. Plus, if you're itching to rock an of-the-moment trend, your bridal shower is a great place to show off your sense of style. 

Here, we break down everything to know about bridal shower dresses. We explain exactly what to wear to your bridal shower as a bride. Plus, to make your shopping experience as simple as possible, we've rounded up the best bridal shower dresses for brides that you can shop right here. 

What to Wear to Your Bridal Shower

Whether you opt for a sleek white minidress or a fun and flirty sundress, your bridal shower outfit should match the theme and venue of the shower. (Think: light, breathable fabrics for outdoor affairs and glamorous looks for five-star events). The time of day can also influence what you wear. A daytime bridal shower look can be more casual if that fits your style and venue, while an evening event should be more formal. If you're not sure about what to wear to a bridal shower, you can't go wrong with a simple white dress or jumpsuit. 

Accessories can easily elevate your bridal shower outfit. Upgrade your look with statement earrings, a trendy headband or colorful heels. You can also play with color if you'd rather wear something unexpected. Don't love bright white? Opt for a subtle print or a soft pastel, like blush or a floral. If pants are more your thing, go for a romper or tuxedo jumpsuit. Your bridal shower outfit should make you feel like a polished version of yourself. 

For even more inspiration, we've rounded up the best bridal shower dresses for brides available now. Check out our top picks, and buy your favorite on the spot.  

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White Bridal Shower Dresses

You can't go wrong with a white bridal shower dress. Embrace your bride-to-be status in any of these frocks. From bold embellishments to simple, clean lines, we've got plenty of gorgeous bridal shower dresses for every style. 

White lace midi dress

It's all about the details on this white lace bridal shower dress. With a round neckline puff sleeves up top, this classic silhouette is covered in delicate lace and has satin piping at the waist and hemline (which is just high enough to show off a fun pair of bridal heels).

Lulus Endless Perfection crochet lace midi skater dress in White, $94, 

Lace midi dress with tie straps and shirred skirt

Searching for a romantic bridal shower outfit? Go for this sweet midi dress, which has a ruffled hem, bows on the sleeve ties and a subtle floral print all over.

Mestiza Clara dress in Ivory, $395, 

White ruched plus size dress

Pretty ruching makes this dress a no-fail option. The surplice neckline and flutter sleeves add just a bit of drama to the top, making this a standout bridal shower look.

Kiyonna Paloma ruched dress in Ivory, $116,

Cream lace midi dress

This off-white lace bridal shower dress is trendy for a reason. With a simple V-neckline and lace overlay, this midi can easily be dressed up with statement shoes or a bridal headband.

ASTR the Label lace midi dress in Buttercream, $89, 

White lace plus size swing dress

This plus size bridal shower dress is a perfect choice for low-key brides. Subtle lace overlay adds a hint of whimsy to this otherwise simple swing frock. 

ASOS DESIGN Curve swing mini dress with embroidery detail and tie back in Ivory, $45, 

White pearl embellished mini dress

Your bridal shower is a great time to wear something bold that you wouldn't choose for your wedding day. Show off your fun sense of style in this embellished mini. Intricate pearl detailing on the floral embroidery makes this a total knockout.

Elliatt Rosay pearl mini dress in Champagne, $280, 

White ruffle wrap dress

A wrap dress is a great choice if you're not sure what to wear to your bridal shower—they're universally flattering and timeless. This luxe ivory design with a ruffled neckline comes in sizes 2XS-3X. And if you're not sold on the white color, it comes in five others, giving you plenty of options.

Show Me Your Mumu Samantha ruffle wrap dress in Ivory Luxe Satin, $198, 

White plus size mini dress with sheer organza sleeves and tie neck

Looking for something utterly chic? Preppy meets glam with this sheer organza sleeve mini bridal shower dress. A dramatic tie detail at the neck makes this look stand out for all the right reasons.

ELOQUII organza sleeve tie neck dress in White, $110, 

White long sleeve eyelet mini dress with ruffled skirt

This easy boho bridal shower dress can easily be dressed up or down depending on the formality of your event. Delicate eyelet details, cuffed wrists and a tiered ruffle skirt come together for a cohesive mini you'll definitely be able to re-wear.

LoveShackFancy Lorelei dress in Ivory, $325, 

White textured midi dress with cap sleeves

Go for the unexpected in a textured dress. Perfect for fashion-forward brides-to-be, this midi bridal shower dress has vintage puff sleeves and a full skirt that's modernized with feathered accents throughout.

Sister Jane oversized midi smock dress with full skirt in texture in Ivory, $130, 

White midi dress with smocked bodice

No-frills brides will love this affordable bridal shower dress. With a simple, loose skirt and smocked bodice, this easy design can be re-worn plenty of times. Dress it up with heels for a slightly more formal event, or keep it casual in a denim jacket and sandals for a laid-back setting.

H&M crinkled dress in White, $15, 

White satin mini dress with one shoulder

Go glam in this sleek one-shoulder mini dress. Knot the shoulder ties and let the ribbon cascade down the side, or arrange it in an oversized bow depending on your personal taste.

Reformation Acacia dress in Ivory, $298, 

White strapless mini dress with bow on back

If you're looking for an unforgettable bridal shower dress, this could be it. Though it looks simple from the front, this ruched mini has a massive bow on the back with cascading fabric down to the floor. Accessories aren't necessary, but we love the idea of pairing it with gold earrings or a large hair clip. 

Nookie Adore 2way dress in White, $369, 

Cotton midi dress with long blouson sleeves

Don't want to invest in a bridal shower dress? Rent one instead. This cotton midi has long blouson sleeves and a large bow in the front to cinch your waistline.

Mara Hoffman Vivica dress in White, from $80 for a 4-day rental,

Winter Bridal Shower Dresses 

If you're celebrating in the cooler months, dress for the weather with one of these winter bridal shower dresses. Longer sleeves and thicker fabrics make these gowns winter-appropriate. Find our favorites below. 

White mini dress with long sheet blouson sleeves

You'll be the center of attention in this mini dress, which has sheer oversized blouson sleeves and a romantic wrapped sweetheart neckline.

Betsy & Adam Caton dress in Ivory, $195, 

Long sleeve plus size white mini dress with embellished sheer sleeves

A winter bridal shower dress covered in icy sequins? Yes, please. With an elegant high neck, this fun frock boasts intricate embellishments, which adorn the sheer long sleeves that are cuffed at the wrist.

ASOS DESIGN Curve luxe high neck long sleeve mini dress with embroidered sequins in White, $119,

Knit plus size off-the-shoulder mini dress

Not only is this elegant off-the-shoulder mini a super trendy option, it's comfortable too. With a stretch knit fabric, you won't sacrifice style for comfort in this bridal shower outfit.

Curvy Sense ribbed off the shoulder dress in Ivory, $36, 

White embellished midi dress with three-quarter length sleeves and feathered hemline

Your bridal shower is a great time to experiment with trends if you want a classic look for your wedding day. This extravagant mini dress has three-quarter length sleeves and circular beading all over, but the standout component is the bold feathered hemline.

BHLDN Maude dress in Ivory, $495,     

Plus size white tux-inspired mini dress

If you prefer clean lines and structured silhouettes, go for a tux-inspired bridal shower dress. This plus size bridal shower dress has a belted tie waist and lapels on the plunging neckline. Peek-a-boo lace along the hemline adds a sultry touch to the menswear-inspired design.

Little Mistress Plus lace detail tux dress in Ivory, $83, 

White mini dress with long sleeves and Swiss dots

Winter is a great season to play with texture. This long sleeve bridal shower dress has delicate white dots covering the chiffon fabric, which adds dimension to the simple style.

Show Me Your Mumu Marvel mini dress in White Clip Dot, $148, 

Long sleeve plus size white midi dress with keyhole cutout

Winter bridal shower dresses should be fashionable and functional. This midi has long sleeves and a high neckline, but fun details like keyhole cutouts and a long tie down the back make it a great option for a day of mingling and celebrating.

ELOQUII keyhole dress with scarf in True White, $100,

Lace long sleeve high neck mini dress

Puff long sleeves and a ruffled high neckline are a chic combination for trend-setting brides. This nude-and-white Victorian-inspired silhouette is ideal for those with an affinity for antique flair.

WAYF Emma puff sleeve dress in Ivory, $99, 

Boho white long sleeve maxi dress

This ethereal maxi bridal shower dress is a great choice for your winter soirée. The long sleeves and skirt are balanced out with a key-hole open back.

Free People Mockingbird maxi dress in Evening Cream, $148,

Floral Bridal Shower Dresses

Not feeling a white bridal shower dress? Go for florals instead. There are plenty of white-based floral print dresses that are bridal shower-worthy. Or, ditch white altogether and go for a colorful ensemble. Here, find the best floral bridal shower dresses for non-traditional brides. 

Blue and white floral maxi dress

Yep, you can wear something blue to your bridal shower. This chiffon lace-up maxi has a blue watercolor floral print, making this an ideal bridal shower outfit for a garden party or summery gathering.

Lulus Celebrate the Day lace-up maxi dress in White Floral Print, $82, 

White and pink floral ruffled mini dress

This flowy mini dress has a flattering empire waistline and V neckline. Plus, with a dominantly white floral pattern, you'll look every bit the bride.

Show Me Your Mumu Virginia dress in Florence Floral Silky Dots, $148, 

Plus size pink floral ruffled maxi dress

With a pink floral print and ruffles along the waist and skirt, this maxi gown is a stunning choice for your bridal shower. Plus, you can definitely re-wear this look after your wedding making it a worthy purchase. 

ELOQUII ruffled maxi dress in Pink Floral Print, $150, 

White floral mini dress with puff sleeves

Puff sleeve smock dresses are having a moment, so this one deserves a spot in your shopping cart. The colorful floral embroidery pops against the stark white dress making it a standout bridal shower outfit.

ASOS DESIGN all over embroidered cotton mini smock dress in White, $76, 

White and coral mini dress with long puff sleeves

Keep it simple in this mini wrap dress, which has eyelet fabric and a subdued floral pattern. If you're wearing this for a spring or summer bridal shower, pair it with woven accessories to complete the look.

Maia Bergman Ines dress in White and Pink Floral, from $40 for a 4-day rental, 

Pink plus size floral maxi dress with long sleeves

With hints of green among the pink floral pattern, this colorful bridal shower dress is an easy option for any bride. Ruffles throughout add texture to the relaxed silhouette.

Neon Rose Plus oversized maxi smock dress with tiered skirt in Ditsy Floral, $64,

Pink floral maxi dress with V-neckline

This regal maxi gown is fit for royalty. The lightweight blush chiffon fabric features an allover rose print, as well as a V-neck and back that leads into a flattering banded waist.

Blush Mark Versailles maxi dress in Blush Floral Print, $39, 

Plus size blue floral midi dress

Select a darker floral print for your bridal shower look if that's more your style. The deep blues of this midi dress are oh-so elegant, as is the V-neckline and wrap skirt.

CoEdition Salome dress in Navy, $120, 

Ivory floral midi dress with 3D flower appliqués

An upgrade to the traditional floral print, this 3D embellished bridal shower dress has charming flower appliqués all over.

Dress the Population Elisa floral appliqué embroidered fit and flare dress in Dusty Pink Multi, $298,

Pink Bridal Shower Dresses

Pink is another great option for a bridal shower dress. If you want to look like a blushing bride on the day of your party, consider any of these pink bridal shower dresses.  

Pink tiered wrap maxi dress with Swiss dots

This deep rosy frock is a great alternative to a white bridal shower dress. Swiss dots, ruffled tiers and a high slit make this fun dress a great addition to your bridal capsule wardrobe.

Lulus Next to You Swiss dot ruffled midi dress in Rusty Rose, $64, 

Embellished mini dress with long sleeves and ruffled neckline

Brides who love the spotlight need a captivating bridal shower dress, and this stunner fits the bill. Clusters of pink sequins will reflect light in any setting—plus, the delicate tulle fabric is airy and light.

Needle & Thread lace-trimmed sequin-embellished tulle mini dress in Blush, $540,

Pink plus size maxi dress with lace bodice and long sleeves

Consider this lace number for a formal affair. The mixed fabrics on the bodice and skirt create a flirty look that's ideal for a day celebrating you.

ELOQUII V-neck lace gown with pleated skirt in Blush, $150, 

Pink ruffled mini dress with tiered skirt

Break the mold with an unexpected pink bridal shower dress like this one. The boho mini has double ruffled flutter sleeves that cascade down the front and back which highlight the elasticated waist. A tiered mini skirt adds youthful flair to this look.

LoveShackFancy Natasha dress in Peony Pink, $295, 

Plus size pink floral maxi dress

With a unique drawstring ruched waist, this maxi will accentuate your best assets. A fluttery surplice neckline and sheer skirt make a gorgeous combo for any bride-to-be.

Veronica Beard Mick dress Melon Multi, $795, 

Blush mini dress with statement puff sleeves

You won't even need accessories to spice up this statement mini dress. It balances a minimalist silhouette with dramatic puff sleeves in a subtle pink hue ideal for any blushing bride.

ELLERY Valeria puff sleeve dress in Pink, from $105 for a 4-day rental, 

Magenta strapless plus size mini dress

Not a fan of blush? Magenta might be the pink shade for you. With a mini skirt, you can rock a bold pair of shoes to complete this unique bridal shower outfit.

City Chic Enchant dress in Framboise, $99, 

Terra cotta mini dress with wrap waist

Celebrate your upcoming nuptials in this belted terracotta mini. With a super-chic high neckline and cinched waist, all eyes will be on you.

ASOS DESIGN split sleeve mini dress with obi belt in Terracotta, $56, 

Blush pink plus size midi dress with one long sleeve

Make a statement in this show stopping one-shoulder midi bridal shower dress. The loose, draped bodice has an airy vibe, while the elongated sleeve cuffs add a vintage touch.

ELOQUII one-shoulder lurex knit dress in Blush, $115,

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