If you've received an invite in the mail covered with pastel-colored farm animals, a baby shower is likely in your future. If you're heading to one anytime soon, you're probably wondering what to wear. There are no hard rules like there are for weddings, where white is off-limits, but it can still be tricky to find the perfect dress.
For a little guidance, we enlisted the help of cool fashion girls who filled us in on the styles they always wear. Everything from striped shirtdresses to floral off-the-shoulder silhouettes made the cut—and even jumpsuits for the dress averse. Whether you're headed to a festive garden party or a brunch, you're sure to find some outfit inspiration.
Keep reading to find out what fashion girls wear to baby showers, and then shop our favorite styles.
"Baby shower, bridal brunch—the day's not about you, so it's best to keep the focus on the celebratory occasion. That said, you're sure to be surrounded by girlfriends, and it's the perfect occasion for a printed dress—something elevated but too casual for the evening." — Lauren Santo Domingo
"We tend to choose comfort over all else for most occasions; we're the girls in flats while everyone else is in heels. Baby showers are no exception; we usually pick something easy and light; nothing too formal yet still put together." — Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson
"I love to keep my outfit wholesome yet playful, just like the celebration, and to choose flowy, whimsical dresses in light and playful colors. If I'm feeling more feminine that day, I like to wear pastels and sometimes even incorporate subtle florals, stripes, or polka-dot prints." — Karen Raphael
"I tend to go boho for showers—there is nothing more feminine (and comfortable!) than a flowy dress. To keep it light and airy, stick with florals or a soft color palette." — Lindsey Dupuis
Go on to shop our favorite dresses for a baby shower.