What to Wear to a Baby Shower, Decoded

While some occasions with explicit dress codes, such as a black-tie wedding, are easier to know how to dress for, other more ambiguous gatherings can leave you a bit confused. As you could have guessed, such is the case with the subject of today’s post: the ever-elusive baby shower. Often taking place during the day, with no definitive dress code, the baby shower is one recurring event even we have failed to nail down—at least from a guest perspective—so we thought we’d bring in an expert to help us all out. Enter Anita Patrickson, a celebrity stylist with a client list that includes Chanel Iman, Julianne Hough, Michelle Rodriguez, and more, who broke down for us the dos and don’ts of baby shower attire etiquette.

Scroll through to read her tips, and then continue to shop some of our favorite baby shower–approved pieces.

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