Rehearsal Dinner Fashion: What Should the Bride Wear?


The wedding dress is the dress of all dresses. But if you’re an engaged bride-to-be, you’ll soon come to realize that in the time leading up to the big day, you’ll wear many dresses — to bridal showers, brunches, engagement parties, lunches and the rehearsal dinner.

Rehearsal dinners were once simple affairs after the wedding rehearsal, but have since grown into a more all-inclusive, to-do event with pictures, speeches and pomp and circumstance.  Thus, you must dress the part! Traditionally, the bride wears white to the rehearsal dinner because, well, what other time in your life can you get away with so much white clothing? But really, it’s about your personal style and how you want to look as the bride-to-be. Don’t be afraid of color, pattern, pleats, sparkle or even jump suits.

Whether it’s a laid back picnic or a ritzy soiree, we’ve got you covered with some rehearsal dinner outfit inspiration.

Custom Claire Pettibone 'Brigitte' gown in red re-embroidered lace w/ gold silk lining & belt | Photo: Lindsay Madden Photography via the Elizabeth Messina 'A Lovely Workshop' | Floral: Amy Osaba
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nice idea for rehearsal dinner. silk shift instead of sleeves maybe. Pretty jewelry. Shirt must be sexy and light and skim curves though, not "professional"
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Perfect for a bridal shower
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Little white looks for a shower, rehearsal dinner, or city hall
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This chic look from Maje and Synderela is affordable and perfect for a City Hall wedding or rehearsal dinner! | Brides.com
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Be the Best Dressed Wedding Guest, Whatever Your Budget: With invites trickling in, wedding season will be in full swing before you have time to say "rehearsal dinner."
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I would need a little pin tuck above the waste for my shape, but I like the style. jg.
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36 Chic Rehearsal Dinner Outfits | HappyWedd.com
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The Happiest Girls are the Prettiest-Rehearsal Dinner outfit?
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Scallops. (Also bridal shower or wedding rehearsal dress idea + something blue ) More outfit ideas at www.extrapetite.com
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Dresses for the engagement party, wedding shower, bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner- all so pretty!!
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