The Best Bridal Shower Dresses of 2022
Your bridal shower is one of the many opportunities you'll have to celebrate your nuptials with family and friends—and as with any wedding-related event, you'll need a killer outfit to make the day that much more fabulous. 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, the bridal shower is a great place to show off your unique sense of style.
Here, we break down everything to know about bridal shower dresses. In addition to sharing exactly what to wear to your bridal shower as a bride, we've also curated a roundup of the best bridal shower dresses that you can shop right here.
What to Wear to Your Bridal Shower
In 2022, your bridal shower outfit should reflect your personal style rather than wedding fashion "rules" you think you should follow. After all, bridal fashion has now evolved to be much more personalized than ever before. "Recently, especially amid the pandemic, to-be-weds have been willing to experiment more with their bridal wardrobe," explains Ohad Seroya, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Retrofête. "From pantsuits to two-piece sets and even cutout minis, today's bride is anything but traditional."
Whether you opt for a strapless white jumpsuit or a fun and flirty sundress, your bridal shower outfit should feel like an extension of your personal style. Of course, we do recommend using the theme and venue of your wedding shower as helpful guides when considering what to wear to your bridal shower. (Think: light, breathable fabrics for outdoor affairs and glamorous silhouettes 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.
Accessories can easily elevate your bridal shower outfit too. 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. Ultimately, your bridal shower outfit should make you feel like a polished version of yourself. "Don't be afraid to break the rulebook when it comes to your wedding wardrobe," recommends Seroya. "Your outfits should make you feel confident and radiant."
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
Even as wedding fashion evolves, you simply can't go wrong with a white bridal shower dress. Below, browse a few of our favorite bridal shower outfits in shades of white, ivory, cream and more.
Lulus One-Shoulder Ruffle Midi Dress
With a statement one-shoulder neckline and a layered tulip skirt, this is one of our favorite bridal shower dresses this year. And thanks to its price tag under $80, you just can't go wrong with this flirty midi.
Reformation Besse Dress
If you're not sure what to wear to your bridal shower, consider this the answer to your question. This romantic ivory midi has an elegant scoop neckline that leads into tie straps. Plus, the back features a comfortable smocked material—a dream come true for brides who value style and comfort.
Petal & Pup Zahra Dress
An asymmetrical neckline with thin, barely-there straps makes this bright white wedding shower dress an absolute stunner. Plus, a midi skirt and high leg slit create the perfect combination for showing off a statement pair of shoes too.
Bronx and Banco Madeleine Lace Dress
You'll look effortlessly chic in this white lace bridal shower dress, which has a high rounded neckline and full puff sleeves. Plus, the cutouts of this white lace dress add a flirty touch. The best part is that you can easily rent this look for a few days, making it a great option if you don't want to spend a fortune on your bridal shower outfit.
In The Style Sequin Drape Mini Dress
Need a winter bridal shower dress? We recommend this silvery long sleeve mini, which has a structured bodice and figure-flattering ruched skirt—but the real standout detail is the statement open back.
Elliatt Harley Dress
Want to ruffle some feathers with your bridal shower dress? We recommend this fun frock, which has feather plumes exploding off the neckline.
Retrofête Nikki Dress
Give your bridal shower outfit an '80s twist by sporting a chic set of shoulder pads. This structured long-sleeve mini is dripping hand-embroidered sequins, but the pointed shoulders give this look a trendy and polished finish.
Lulus Heavenly Hues Maxi Dress
Channel a romantic Grecian goddess in this flowy maxi dress. With an A-line skirt full of movement and a plunging neckline, you won't want to take this bridal shower dress off—and we don't blame you.
Reformation Faye Pant
When it comes to bridal shower outfit ideas, you don't have to stick with a dress—or a skirt, for that matter. Two-piece sets are all the rage right now, and we're loving this chic combo from Reformation. The brand's Faye pant has a fitted waist and a relaxed fit through the leg, which pairs perfectly with the slinky Cider top (as pictured here).
Dress The Population Elisa Embellished Midi Dress
Bridal shower dresses certainly don't have to be boring. If you're looking for a white outfit with a pop of excitement, consider this beaded fit-and-flare cocktail dress. With multi-dimensional sequins and floral appliqués, your outfit will turn heads for all the right reasons.
LoveShackFancy Rena Mini Dress
With a ruffled skirt and floral eyelet motif, there's no denying this is a great bridal shower dress for summer. And if you've been eyeing a frilly frock for your wedding events, this piece from LoveShackFancy would also work for your bachelorette party or engagement party too.
Petal & Pup Oralie Dress
We're smitten with this pretty off-the-shoulder bridal shower dress for any bride. It features short sleeves with an elasticized cuff, as well as a special ruched detail below the bust.
Aje Cantina Bow Back Dress
Perfect for a bridal shower in warmer weather (or a bridal shower with a tropical theme), this mini dress has a full skirt with an oversized bow on the back. Pair it with your favorite strappy sandals or woven accessories to complete the look.
Adrianna Papell Off-the-Shoulder Crepe Cocktail Sheath Dress
Equal parts classy and timeless, this sleek off-the-shoulder sheath is simply begging to be worn at a swanky hotel or on a rooftop overlooking a bustling city.
Michael Costello X REVOLVE Fabian Mini Dress
Of all the white bridal shower dresses out there, this is one of our favorites of 2022. With one long sleeve and a slit on the opposite side, it's equal parts flirty and sophisticated.
Retrofête Tara Dress
Blouson sleeves are everywhere this year, and this bridal shower dress is proof. With unique oversized white sequins, this long sleeve mini will look great on-camera and in real life.
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.
Lulus Lace-Up High-Low Maxi Dress
ICYMI, high-low dresses are back and better than ever. This ethereal blush maxi emulates a wrap dress silhouette with its crossover front with a ruffle-lined skirt that cascades into full movement.
ASOS Edition Satin Ruched Halter Neck Maxi Dress
Your search ends here for an unforgettable pink bridal shower dress. With an ultra-flattering ruched halter neck, this glistening maxi will elicit plenty of compliments.
VICI Collection Satin Balloon Sleeve Dress
We can't pick our favorite element of this long sleeve satin bridal shower dress. From the bow tie in the back to the ruffled flounce skirt, you'll look like a vision in this selection.
ELOQUII Tiered Puff Sleeve Dress
Searching for the best bridal shower dress out there? This pink frock certainly fits the bill. With gauzy sheer lace sleeves and a whimsical draped bodice, this pink midi is perfect for afternoon brunch or an elegant tea party.
Needle & Thread Amalie Short Sleeve V-Neck Ballerina Dress
Embody your inner prima ballerina with this graceful pink bridal shower dress. Featuring a delicately embroidered bodice that leads into a layered tulle skirt, this stunning gown was made for special events—and your bridal shower is definitely worth the splurge.
Rare London High-Neck Ruched Satin Mini Dress
Fashion-forward brides-to-be, you've met your match with this trendy mini. The cuffed sleeves give off antique flair, which is juxtaposed by a ruffled mini skirt, combining the best of two fashion eras.
Lulus Blush Pink Maxi Dress
If you need a formal dress for your wedding shower, turn your attention to this Lulus pick. With sheer long sleeves and an airy maxi skirt, this look is simply begging to be worn to your special celebration.
ELOQUII Dropped Waist Tie Neck Dress
Can we hear a little commotion for this pink bridal shower dress? If you're looking to push the boundaries and wear something completely unexpected to your soirée, we suggest this hot pink stunner, which has a fun oversized tie at the neck and a twirl-worthy dropped waist.
ASTR the Label Center Cutout Long Sleeve Dress
Ideal as a spring or fall bridal shower dress, this long sleeve pink design has cuffed sleeves and a cutout bodice, along with a wedding-worthy bow on the side.
ASOS Design Floral Embellished Wrapped Maxi Dress
It doesn't get much better than this boho bridal shower dress. We've loving this gown's sheer sleeves and ribbon-tie waist, as well as the patchwork floral embellishments cascading from the plunging neckline.
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 the bright hue altogether and go for a colorful ensemble. Here, find the best floral bridal shower dresses for non-traditional brides.
Reformation Andee Dress
There's no denying this bridal shower dress silhouette evokes the same vibe as Meghan Markle's reception look—but with an off-white background and a pink floral print, it's the perfect choice for a garden-themed soirée.
Mac Duggal Indy Chiffon Dress
We get all the Bridgerton vibes from this pink floral bridal shower dress. Lush ruffles at the shoulder and hem add a romantic touch to this floaty chiffon gown, but we're all about the unexpected lace-up open back.
Needle & Thread Shimmer Ditsy Long Sleeve Gown
Tulle, ruffles and ribbon galore! Decorated with multi-colored floral cluster motifs, this exquisite bridal shower dress is certainly one to remember.
ELLIATT Astrid Dress
"Veri Peri" is Pantone's color of the year, which is why this periwinkle bridal shower dress is particularly appropriate for 2022 celebrations.
Adrianna Papell Chiffon High-Low Dress
The warm, sunset hues of this design make it a lovely fall bridal shower dress selection. Its chiffon high-low skirt is the standout detail. And, because this gown is so versatile, you can certainly wear it the next time you're a wedding guest too.
Reformation Nikita Dress
Why not incorporate "something blue" in your bridal shower dress? We can't get enough of this blue and white style from Reformation, from the tie straps to the ruffled neckline and the trumpet skirt.
V. Chapman Margherita Dress
Heading to brunch for your bridal shower? Opt for this uber-romantic tiered floral dress. We can't imagine sipping mimosas in any other outfit.
ELOQUII Bubble Hem Jacuard Mini Dress
There are no rules about what to wear to your bridal shower, which is why we're all about this wow-worthy dropped hem mini. Wear your hair in an updo to show off the statement oversized tie at the neck.
Polo Ralph Lauren Floral Printed Dress
It doesn't get more classic Americana than Ralph Lauren. If your bridal shower will be a preppy fête, we suggest donning this summery white and purple floral print midi with flutter sleeves. After all, it's the perfect look for enjoying juleps and finger sandwiches.
MAJORELLE Penny Dress
Looking for an easy, no-fuss white wedding shower dress? This choice has a simple warm-toned floral print with ruffles along the neckline, making it a no-fail choice for your summer bash.
Other Bridal Shower Dresses We Love This Year
Bridal shower outfit ideas don't end there. If you're not feeling white, pink or florals, we've rounded up a few alternative looks that are sure to wow.
BHLDN Cali Satin Charmeuse Midi Dress
The cowl-neck satin midi has been a longtime favorite silhouette of brides and bridesmaids, so it certainly deserves a spot on our list of the best bridal shower dresses. Available through BHLDN, this size-inclusive design comes in a whopping 19 shades, from "Midnight Blue" to "Sedona Sunset."
Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Mini Dress
You'll shine from all angles in this shimmery bias-cut mini dress, which has a wrapped halter neckline and a dramatic open back. Up the sparkle factor by wearing your favorite glittery heels or accessories.
In The Style Sequin Tiered Mini Dress
This alternative bridal shower dress is good as gold—rose gold, that is. When it comes to great bridal shower outfit ideas, think outside the box... especially when it comes to color, fabric and silhouette. While this glittering rose gold mini might be an unexpected choice, it's perfect for someone looking for an unforgettable outfit.
Sachin & Babi Melody Dress
You'll look as radiant and luminous as ever in this satin crepe midi dress, which has a flattering twist on the bust and flowy blouson sleeves.
Abercrombie Asymmetrical Strappy Ruched Midi Dress
How about a little black dress for your bridal shower? Break the mold with this moody midi, which has a figure-hugging ruched material. As a bonus, the strappy neckline will make this LBD stand out from the others in your closet.
ASOS Edition Sequin Cutwork Mini Dress
Evoking elements of the Art Deco aesthetic, this feathered mini dress will rightfully put you as the center of attention at your bridal shower. The intricate embellished detailing leads into a feathered mini skirt that's perfect for showing off an equally-showstopping pair of shoes.