10 white dresses for every bridal occasion
Dresses to wear to all your wedding-related celebrations
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While wedding planning, you may spend a significant amount of time dreaming about one white dress: the white dress. But don't forget: with so many bridal occasions coming up, you're going to want to indulge in another white dress or two.
Between your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, engagement photoshoot, and rehearsal dinner, there's (more than enough) reason to invest in another celebratory white dress. Choose one that's versatile, so you can wear it no matter the bridal occasion. You can channel your inner bride with a white gown, or see this dress as an opportunity to rock an entirely different vibe. Either way, you're sure to look gorgeous for all of your upcoming celebrations.
Here, we've highlighted ten of the best white dresses for any and every bridal occasion.
1. A midi with a dramatic bow
The ingredients for a white dress you'll love forever include: a timeless silhouette, a fun design feature, and a hint of glamour. This tailored midi has all of those aspects. From the oversized bow to the textured fabric to the crystal straps, the small touches on this dress add up to an exquisite bridal look for all kinds of occasions.
Get the Rebecca Vallance Genevieve Midi Dress from BHLDN for $590
2. A form-fitting cocktail dress
Your guests won't be able to help themselves from gushing about this white cocktail dress. It's that good. Its figure-skimming shape shows off all of your curves in a sexy, sophisticated way -- perfect for all kinds of wedding-related parties. Perhaps the best part of this dress though is that the back of it is just as interesting as the front. Turn around to reveal its plunging v-neck back with exposed double zipper closure.
Get the All In Favor White Midi Dress from Lulus for $59
3. A vintage-inspired dress with fringe
This white dress could have been worn in a Parisian café a century ago, or you could wear it to any of your bridal celebrations. It's vintage-inspired with a classic silhouette and fringe trim, yet still feels fresh and modern. The sweetheart neckline is particularly romantic, as is the midi length, making it a dream to wear to any of your upcoming occasions.
Get the Sarabeth Dress from Reformation for $278
4. A mini dress with ruffles
If you've got it, flaunt it with this v-neck dress. This mini hugs every curve. While simple in its silhouette, there are a couple design features -- the ruffle neckline and buttoned keyhole back -- which adds interest and elegance. This dress would be best for upscale, formal celebrations.
Get the V-Neck Ruffle Short Dress with Open Back from David's Bridal for $109.95
5. A feathered frock
When in doubt, sequins and feathers are always a good idea. Exhibit A: this striking sequined mini dress with a feather hem. It's the ultimate party dress, yet its modern square neckline and barely here spaghetti straps ensure it's not too showy. This would make for a show stopping second wedding dress, one you change into come dancing time, too.
Get the Rebecca Vallance Sylvie Mini from BHLDN for $590
6. A fun and flouncy mini
How fun is this playful mini? So fun and surprisingly versatile. First, wear it for your engagement photo shoot, then show it off around town for your bachelorette party. Perhaps change into it for your reception too! Its corset lacing closure allows you to achieve the best fit, and the Etsy designer allows you to choose between two looks for the sleeves: on the shoulder or dropped down for exposed shoulders. Just try to not twirl in this dress. We dare you.
Get the Bertha Dress from Etsy for $209
7. A sweet seersucker midi dress
For an easy, breezy white dress, nab this seersucker midi from Madewell. It's a perfect match for backyard bridal showers and daytime bachelorette parties. The tie neckline and shirred elastic waist give the dress shape, but otherwise, its airy nature makes it a no-brainer for relaxed warm-weather occasions.
Get the Sophia Midi Dress from Madewell for $128
8. A ruffled lace midi
Whether you wear this dress for your bridal shower or your bachelorette party (or both!) chances are this fit will make you feel on top of the world. Crocheted lace drapes over the entire dress, which also features a sweetheart neckline and sheer fitted waist. It's sexy without being too revealing and shows off every curve in a party-worthy way.
Get the Briarwood White Lace Ruffled Midi Dress from Lulus for $79
9. A satin mini dress
This satin mini dress screams, "Here comes the (almost) bride!" It's a wedding gown in mini dress form -- just what you need for all of your upcoming bridal celebrations. This off-the-shoulder number features a high gathered waist that sits above the mini skirt with an asymmetrical overlapping panel. This dress is ready to party, and hopefully so are you.
Get the Always Celebrating Ivory Satin Off-the-Shoulder Mini Dress from Lulus for $79
10. A floral lace midi dress
We did it! We found your rehearsal dinner dress. (Or engagement party dress or bridal shower dress.) This must-have midi features crochet floral lace atop a beige knit liner, with adjustable slim straps and a straight neckline with a v-neck detail. While it's entirely chic and elegant, the slit and notched neckline add a bit of spice.
Get the Amazing Allure White Crochet Lace Bodycon Midi Dress from Lulus for $59
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