What to Wear to an Engagement Party Right Now

It's that time of year where everyone is getting engaged or married, and there seem to be a million other events on your social calendar that you need to dress up for (spring racing, anyone?). Over the next month, we're going to help you navigate this busy season, starting with engagement party dressing. 

So what do you wear to an engagement party? It all starts with where it's going to be held. It's easy to just reach for the first pretty dress you find, but you'll feel more comfortable if you consider what it is you're doing before choosing your look. 

We've narrowed our list down to five types of engagement parties, and the perfect outfit to wear to each. Right now, fashion is all about feminine shades of pink, plum, red, and burgundy, so keeo that in mind when picking out your look. 

Keep scrolling to peep five engagement party-perfect looks and bookmark this page so you can keep referring back to it.

A relaxed garden party calls for a relaxed outfit. Go for long floaty pieces, and make sure you opt for either flats (we love a pair of slides), or a block heel so you don't sink into the grass. 

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WHO: Aimee Song

The relaxed shape and exposed shoulders make this dress perfect for a sunny weekend adventure. 

A block heel is perfect when you know you're going to spend the day on grass.

Once you have this slung over your arm, you'll never want to take it off.

A cocktail party is your opportunity to err on the side of sexy. If you're wearing a slinky slip, add a coloured silk bra underneath to keep the look fun. Ankle boots will dress it down, and a sling bag will keep your hands free for canapes and champagne.

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WHO: Sarah Ellen

The thigh-high split on this dress is surprisingly super flattering (it works to lengthen your leg). 

It's always a good idea to have a handful of coloured bras for layering.

The '90s staple is well and truly back. Did you keep yours?

If you're spending a day by the ocean, go for soft florals and neutral colours. Why? Well, we can already imagine the perfect Instagram shot against the blue hue of the sea. Plus, florals + spring = perfect combo. 

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WHO: Sarah Rutson

You'll hold onto this timeless dress forever.

Don't just wear it solo, layer it up with other gold necklaces.

If the enagement party falls on a Sunday, its generally a more low-key vibe, but that doesn't mean you need to slum it in your casual duds. A matching two-piece set and chunky heels is the perfect way outfit to end the weekend in. 

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WHO: Olivia Palermo

Wear your off-the-shoulder top with it's perfect match (a choker).

We can imagine wearing this to work with a white shirt, and on weekends with a silk cami.

If you zoom in, you'll be able to see the designer has imprinted fingerprints onto the cuff.

An update on the perfect pair of black heels.

Here's your opportunity to go all out and wear the most special piece you can find. This is your chance to wear sequins without feeling overdressed, so embrace this moment.

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WHO: Giovanna Engelbert

You might outshine the bride in this number, but hey, it's worth it.

The modest heel means you'll be able to walk in these all day.

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