So what does one wear to a rehearsal dinner when it’s not your wedding? We’ve all been there, and while outfits for the actual wedding and bachelorette party are a bit easier to plan, deciphering what’s appropriate for a rehearsal dinner can be a bit trickier. There are the location and climate to contend with, not to mention the fact that the rehearsal dinner is usually the kick-off event of all wedding festivities.
To start the weekend off on the right foot, first and foremost you’ll want to avoid anything that risks looking too bridal. White is definitely out, as are any super-soft shades of beige, pink, or anything that could be mistaken for white. Second, we recommend googling the location of the rehearsal dinner. This will give you the overall vibe and help you gauge what’s appropriate or not. Below you'll find our top picks for everything from a traditional cocktail party to a formal dinner.
Ultra-chic with a pair of statement earrings and simple clutch.
Available in sizes 00 to 16.
An unexpected accessory is always a good move.
You can't go wrong with these as an investment shoe.
Available in sizes 4 to 12.
Long sleeves are always a good option if your event is during the winter months.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
These clustered studs will add a classic touch to your ensemble.
An easy to wear shirt dress that looks ultra-elevated.
Available in sizes XS to L.
This dress captures one of the season's most popular silhouettes.
Available in sizes XS to M.
A conversation starter in a handbag.
The tulip shape and drape effect make this dress versatile.
Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
Keep it easy and add these on-trend earrings to a simple black dress.
For a sleek and formal look.
Available in sizes 2 to 12.
While quite the splurge, this bag is so chic we had to include it!
Dress this simple tie-front mini up with statement shoes.
Available in size 2 to 12.
Mules are a great way to avoid the dreaded heel-rub, when you need to wear heels for several hours at a time.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 10.
Available in rose, yellow, and white gold.
Formal affair on a budget.
Available in sizes S to L.