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April 19, 2018

Shop Your Closet For Wedding Season: Part 2 - Showers + Rehearsals.

     It's time to talk wedding attire again! More specifically, how to restyle pieces from your own closet for weddings. Today's post will focus on two more important pre-wedding events: bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. 

     Unless each of these events has a specific theme or dress code specified on the invitation, it's a general rule of thumb to wear something nice and seasonally appropriate for the event, but not as nice of an outfit as you'll be wearing for the wedding. I'm personally a fan of really dressing up for weddings themselves, so events like showers and rehearsals are a great time to break out some of your more casual (but still classy) dresses and skirts, or even jumpsuits if you have them! 

Shop Your Closet for Wedding Season: Bridal Showers + Wedding Rehearsals

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Bridal Shower Outfit Idea

     I think that a midi skirt and coordinating top with heels could be such a fun option for a bridal shower! I love printed midi skirts, but sometimes it's hard to find occasions to wear outfits like this to. I would probably wear a different colored blouse than white if I wore this to a bridal shower (just since it's best to avoid wearing white if you're not the bride 😉), but I could definitely see myself re-styling this outfit for a wedding shower. 

Bridal Shower Outfit Inspo - pink outfit

     Here's another skirt and top combo that I loved wearing on the blog that could easily be worn to a bridal shower!! The off the shoulder top paired with such a bold ruffled skirt makes for a really fun outfit. An all-pink outfit just screams "girly things" - and a bridal shower is super girly!

Shop Your Closet for Wedding Season: Bridal Showers + Wedding Rehearsals

     A cute sundress in a summery color like bright yellow could be a darling choice for a summer bridal shower! I styled this look with a turquoise clutch and earrings to add even more pops of color. This dress or one like it would definitely be too casual for a wedding, but could be a great option for a shower. 

Wearing Lilly Pulitzer for Bridal Shower

     You can NEVER go wrong with Lilly Pulitzer for wedding related festivities! Especially those in the springtime. I do find a lot of Lilly dresses to be on the casual side for weddings themselves, but many are perfect for bridal showers and rehearsals. This specific dress is actually still in stock! 

What to Wear for Holiday Bridal Shower

     For holiday or winter wedding events, Lilly or bright colored dresses might not be the best choice. But you can still have fun with your outfits! This look was from a holiday blog post that I did a couple years ago, but I think it would be a great outfit to wear to a winter bridal shower or rehearsal dinner as well. The polka dots and bell sleeves give this dress such a fun twist. A similar dress is available here! 

What to Wear for Wedding Rehearsal

     This was actually what I wore to a rehearsal dinner that I attended last spring! The dress is from one of my favorite fashion lines, CeCe. I added a coordinating cardigan to make it a bit more modest for the church portion of the wedding rehearsal, and then wore it as pictured for the dinner part of the evening. My dress is now sold out, but this one and this one from CeCe would be cute for this season!

     Be sure to check out the first post in this series if you haven't yet, it's all about shopping your closet for bachelorette party outfits. The final post, all about weddings, will be up soon!

     Hope that you're having a great end to your week! My mom is coming to visit me in Virginia this weekend- this will be her very first visit to Charlottesville! Neither of my parents had ever been to this part of the state before, and I came here solo on my job interview trip this winter. My mom is really excited to see where I moved to, and I think she will like it here a lot.

      God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese 



  1. omg your closet is absolutely perfect for this time of the year! i love the idea of shopping in my own closet... too bad my closet is split between two coasts xD

  2. I have SO many weddings coming up and this is so handy! Great idea for a post!

  3. Forever jealous of your beautiful hair. Honestly, I don't think wearing a white top to a bridal shower would be a faux pas but maybe I'm a bad guest haha!

  4. I love this idea! It's not until I actually go into my closet that I realize how much i have to repurpose for weddings! Or even on the flip side, i'm going to a conference next week, and it's been a longggg time since I've gone to a more "professional" conference (i've been to blogging ones but those are different dress i feel like) and it's been fun seeing what I can do with what i have to still make it feel "CEO" but also me ya know lol

  5. LOVE all your tips. You just cannot ever go wrong with any of the options you shared!! Love the floral dress especially.

    Xo Mindy

  6. These are such cute looks and would all be so cute for spring weddings!

  7. Aww these outfits are all so pretty! I love that all pink one! So chic!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  8. So many cute outfits! This is such a fun season. Now that spring is here I can't wait to wear my dresses some more.

    Katie |

  9. Cute options for wedding season festivities, I especially love the printed skirt!

  10. That Lilly P dress or your bright pink pink would be beautiful options for a Spring shower! I've had so many to go to this Spring already between wedding & baby showers, I can't wait for all the weddings this summer!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

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