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15 Affordable and Chic Bridal Shower Outfit Ideas

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Looking for a chic but affordable bridal shower outfit for your pre-wedding parties? Check out this epic roundup of styles for every bride!

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Your engagement season should be a fun and joyful time in your life. One of the more exciting parts is all of the celebrations that lead up to the big day! And what’s more fun than picking out the best outfit for a celebration in your honor?

One of these events is the bridal shower where friends and family share their congratulations and often gifts for the newly engaged couple! It’s common for brides to choose to wear white dresses to their bridal showers since your engagement period is one of the main times in life that you’ll opt to wear full white. But don’t feel pressured to only look at white dresses if that’s not your style– feel free to embrace bold color if that’s more true to you!

Below is a sampling of bridal shower dress options for the fiancée to wear to her pre-wedding shower. From little white dresses to white jumpsuit styles and everything in between– we hope this selection inspires your shower ‘fit.

Women’s Casual Dresses for Wedding Showers

Having a laid-back luncheon, a daytime event, or something a bit more casual? Check out these cute but chic styles!

Lulu's Halter Swing Dress - Bridal Shower outfit ideas

Halter Swing Dress

Lulus • $48

A light and flowy mini dress for the soon-to-be bride who can either dress this up with heels and jewelry or dress it down for a more casual brunch/lunch event with sandals and some light earrings or a bracelet. 


Amazon Bridal Shower Dress - Mini Sun Dress

Mini Sun Dress

Blooming Jelly on Amazon • $41.99

If the bride is looking to go more casual and simple for her party, a mini shift dress can do just that. With not much sparkle or design, this dress is minimalistic with a touch of polka dot overlay, giving the option to be worn again. 


altard state bridal shower dress

White Short Dress

Altar’d State • $69.95

Another short and casual bridal shower dress option for the more laid-back bride. This dress can be worn with layered jewelry and fun heels to spice up the look depending on the scene of the party. 


Ruffle Midi Dress bridal shower outfit

Ruffle Midi Dress

ASTR The Label • $81

A simple white flowy dress that is great for a brunch option for a bridal shower. The ruffled sleeve on these white midi dresses is flattering on any body type. And the cutouts give a fun and flirty look. 


Show Me Your Mumu Convertible Skirt Dress

Convertible Skirt Dress

ShowMeYourMumu • $178

This bridal shower outfit can be a long sleeve maxi dress or a maxi skirt! With two options, this can be worn again and again. The floral print of the dress adds a pretty element instead of just being a plain white. 


David's Bridal - Satin Ruffle Dress - Bridal Shower Outfit

Satin Ruffle Dress

David’s Bridal • $199.95

This satin high low style dress is perfect for daytime or evening bridal showers. Comfortable enough you’ll want to wear it again. A deeper v neck giving the dress a more revealing style but still modest with the length. 


Dressy Bridal Shower Outfit Styles

Planning a more formal shower celebration? Make sure your outfit matches the formality of the venue and theme. For evening events or more formal affairs, check out these dressy styles!

lulus bridal shower White Lace Midi Dress

White Lace Midi Dress

Lulus • $78

For the more outgoing bride, this dress works perfectly as a bridal shower dress. With the right amount of playfulness and flowiness to the skirt, she will be comfortable but also chic. A great dress for a daytime or nighttime shower. 


revelry bridal shower satin dress

Satin Dress

Revelry • $185

For the classier bride, satin is a perfect fabric for her. A bridal shower party for the ones who love the night life, a satin dress is fun and inviting for her guests to only say good things about!


nordstrom bridal shower dress

Long Sleeve Polka Dot Dress

Nordstrom • $58

For the winter months, a long sleeve dress might be the right decision for the party. With the puffy sleeves and a higher cut slit, the bride can still feel sexy while trying to stay warm. 


Birdy Grey Satin Midi Dress Bridal Shower Outfit

Satin Midi Dress

BirdyGrey • $99

A neutral color could also be a fun idea for the shower! A satin rose gold dress is one that can be different and memorable for the guests and a comfortable option for the bride. This dress hugs at the waist giving her the hourglass shape. 


Bridal Shower Outfit Ideas You Can Rent

Of course, one of our favorite ways to get gorgeous bridal style on a budget is to rent! Check out these gorgeous white dresses from top designers available to rent for a fraction of the cost from rent the runway! The best dresses are the ones you can wear again and again– but let’s be real… how often will you actually wear a pure white bridal shower outfit? That’s why we love the concept of renting for your showers and pre-wedding events. In fact, the Rent the Runway membership is an amazing value for this time in your life where you wanna look bougie but you’re on a budget. 

parker bruna Rent the Runway

Bruna Ivory Crepe Dress

Parker via Rent the Runway • $40 rental or free with membership

This blouson crepe dress by Parker is the ultimate easy breezy style for your shower. When it comes to ​​gorgeous summer bridal shower outfits, this look takes the cake!


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Leaf Lace Shirtdress

Kate Spade via Rent the Runway • $65 rental or free with membership

Many of you savvy brides are big fans of Kate Spade’s classic styles, with her brand being a best seller amongst our readers year after year. This White lace number is ideal for a luncheon or brunch setting!


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White Floral Bianka Dress

Tanya Taylor via Rent the Runway • $55 rental or free with membership

A classic floral print mixed with a femine ruffle make this Tanya Taylor wrap dress the perfect summer go-to. 


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Striped Seersucker Dress

Tory Burch via Rent the Runway • $50 rental or free with membership

A fluttery overlay you can wear on or off the shoulders furthers the ethereal charm of this tiered Tory Burch dress.


amanda uprichard rtr

Lantern Sleeve Dress

Amanda Uprichard via Rent the Runway • $35 rental or free with membership

This crisp white dress by Amanda Uprichard is framed with puffed lantern sleeves for a very of-the-moment look. We love the blank canvas styled with bold and bright accessories.

On-Trend Dresses for Showers, Parties and More

While there are plenty of all white dresses to choose from for your bridal shower party, don’t be afraid to embrace color if that’s more your style. Like all wedding events, it’s best to match your shower attire with the formality of your event. So consider the setting, vibe, and formality you have in mind when selecting your bridal shower look. 

What are you wearing for your pre-wedding showers? Share outfit inspo with us in the community!


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Looking for a chic but affordable bridal shower outfit for your pre-wedding parties? Check out this epic roundup of styles for every bride!
Looking for a chic but affordable bridal shower outfit for your pre-wedding parties? Check out this epic roundup of styles for every bride!
Looking for a chic but affordable bridal shower outfit for your pre-wedding parties? Check out this epic roundup of styles for every bride!

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