With wedding season come bridal showers aplenty, and if you’re stuck wondering what to wear to one of these gatherings, you’re definitely not alone. There are some obvious rules to follow (e.g., no matter how casual the event may be, jeans are too laid-back), but of course there’s more to it than that. To get you inspired, we’ve rounded up some looks from celebs who have mastered the art of daytime dressing, along with shower rules to keep in mind. From Emmy Rossum’s pink-lady attire to Jessica Alba’s feminine take on trousers, there’s something here for everyone. Keep reading to find the appropriate bridal shower attire for your style and shop pieces that will help you achieve the look.
Don’t wear white. This may seem archaic and silly, but it’s the bride’s moment to shine, and it’s more than likely she will be wearing white. Let her stand out on her special day. Steer clear of a solid white by sticking to pastels. This monochrome pink getup worn by Emmy Rossum is an excellent go-to.
Bright colors are your friends. Yellow is a popular choice this spring, and here, Poppy Delevingne shows us just how chic it can be when worn with neutral heels and a cutting-edge snake-print clutch.
Although head-to-toe black is always chic, you’ll want to avoid this look at a bridal shower. Sure, a pop of black is fine, whether it’s on your shoes, your skirt, your trousers, or your top. But ultimately you want to keep your look light and optimistic. Too much black will make you look like you are ready for a night out or a funeral, and this is a happy celebration. Try an edgy leather skirt, and class it up with a feminine blouse, as seen here on Lily Aldridge.
Avoid wearing something that’s too revealing. It’s not a night out with the girls, it’s a day with the girls (and the bride-to-be’s family). If you’re showing some leg, make sure the hem meets your fingertips or falls anywhere below. A short dress and heels can become a sophisticated look in seconds with the addition of a blazer.
Wear neutrals, and polish off your look with a pair of statement heels. Here, Jaime King coordinates her camel-colored dress with animal-print pumps, a beautiful combination for spring.
Find a dressy top if you’re opting for trousers. Not everyone is a fan of skirts or dresses, and if this happens to be you, fear not! Pants can easily translate into ladylike style by simply throwing on a pair of heels and a classy blouse.
Play with prints. Kate Bosworth is a pro at dressing prints up and down. Take a cue from her style by adding metallic strappy sandals into the mix to make your daytime look a bit fancier.
Which of these looks is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!