20 Colorful Alternatives to the White Rehearsal Dinner Dress
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 Divine Nights lace strapless midi dress, $68, Lulus.com
The Line by K Elio dress, $269, TheLinebyK.com
Norma Kamali Diana one-shoulder ruched dress, $215, Net-a-Porter.com
Lulus Gala Ready off-the-shoulder midi dress, $82, Lulus.com
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 Mayer jumpsuit, $218, Reformation.com
Topshop LA Tuck one-shoulder jumpsuit, $100, Nordstrom.com
Lavish Alice one-shoulder wide-leg jumpsuit, $110, ASOS.com
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 Louise slip dress, $149, TheLinebyK.com
Faithfull The Brand Matilda asymmetric striped midi dress, $190, Net-a-Porter.com
Milly Hexagon floral Jill dress, $100 to rent, RenttheRunway.com
House of Harlow 1960 Leya dress, $248, REVOLVE.com
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 On and Off midi dress, $170, FashionBunker.com
Reformation Venezia dress, $278, Reformation.com
Lulus Wendy leaf print ruffled midi dress, $161, Lulus.com
ASOS Design tiered maxi dress, $119, ASOS.com
Fame & Partners Zora dress, $60 to rent, RenttheRunway.com
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