20 Colorful Alternatives to the White Rehearsal Dinner Dress

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Colorful Alternatives to the White Rehearsal Dinner Dress
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Updated Feb 05, 2019
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Wearing white for your rehearsal dinner may be tradition, but it's by no means necessary. The rehearsal dinner is the last party before the big party, so wearing all white can be a cute nod to your wedding day look—but it can also be a chance to shine in something completely different. Just keep in mind the venue and formality of your dinner when you're choosing your outfit. From bright suits to patterned slip dresses, we've rounded up 20 options to replace your LWD.


There are no rules when it comes to your rehearsal dinner style, so regardless of the color you wear, the most important thing is to choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. Make a statement and go for a bright color or opt for softer hue for a more bridal feel.

Lulus midi dress rehearsal dinner outfit

Lulus Divine Nights lace strapless midi dress, $68, Lulus.com

The Line by K dress rehearsal dinner outfit

The Line by K Elio dress, $269, TheLinebyK.com

Norma Kamali ruched dress rehearsal dinner outfit

Norma Kamali Diana one-shoulder ruched dress, $215, Net-a-Porter.com

Lulus off-the-shoulder midi dress rehearsal dinner outfit

Lulus Gala Ready off-the-shoulder midi dress, $82, Lulus.com

Zara satin dress rehearsal dinner dress

Zara satin dress, $70, Zara.com

Jumpsuit or Romper

Depending on your venue and the formality of your dinner, take the opportunity to experiment a little. If you're wearing a voluminous white gown to your wedding, your rehearsal is the perfect time to try a sleek jumpsuit or suit in a fun hue.

Reformation jumpsuit rehearsal dinner outfit

Reformation Mayer jumpsuit, $218, Reformation.com

Topshop  one-shoulder jumpsuit rehearsal dinner outfit

Topshop LA Tuck one-shoulder jumpsuit, $100, Nordstrom.com

Lavish Alice one-shoulder wide-leg jumpsuit rehearsal dinner outfit

Lavish Alice one-shoulder wide-leg jumpsuit, $110, ASOS.com

Zara crepe blazer and cigarette pants rehearsal dinner outfit

Zara crepe blazer, $90, Zara.com
Zara cigarette pants, $40, Zara.com

ASOS DESIGN tailored jacquard blazer and pants rehearsal dinner outfit

ASOS DESIGN tailored jacquard blazer, $95, pants, $64, ASOS.com


Instead of being the only person at your rehearsal dinner to wear whitThe Line by K Louise slip dress, $149, TheLinebyK.come, reverse the tradition and ask your guest to don all white while you wear a bold printed or patterned ensemble. It's a great way to ensure you're the center of attention.

The Line by K slip dress rehearsal dinner outfit

The Line by K Louise slip dress, $149, TheLinebyK.com

Faithfull The Brand asymmetric striped midi dress rehearsal dinner outfit

Faithfull The Brand Matilda asymmetric striped midi dress, $190, Net-a-Porter.com

Milly dress rehearsal dinner outfit

Milly Hexagon floral Jill dress, $100 to rent, RenttheRunway.com

House of Harlow 1960 dress rehearsal dinner outfit

House of Harlow 1960 Leya dress, $248, REVOLVE.com

Cami NYC dress rehearsal dinner outfit

Cami NYC The Sandra vintage dot, $288, CamiNYC.com


Fun floral prints have taken over ready-to-wear and bridal runways recently, making it the perfect trend to incorporate into your rehearsal dinner look. When you're choosing a floral dress, keep color in mind—a muted palette works well with a formal setting, while brighter shades have a casual vibe.

C/MEO Collective midi dress rehearsal dinner dress

C/MEO Collective On and Off midi dress, $170, FashionBunker.com

Reformation Venezia dress rehearsal dinner outfit

Reformation Venezia dress, $278, Reformation.com

Lulus midi dress rehearsal dinner outfit

Lulus Wendy leaf print ruffled midi dress, $161, Lulus.com

ASOS Design tiered maxi dress rehearsal dinner outfit

ASOS Design tiered maxi dress, $119, ASOS.com

Fame & Partners dress rehearsal dinner

Fame & Partners Zora dress, $60 to rent, RenttheRunway.com

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