Dress Styles Perfect For Any Bridal Shower Guest

As a bridal shower guest, your job is to celebrate the bride, and look great while doing it. Once you've secured your invite and found the perfect gift, the next step is deciding what to wear to the bridal shower. Before exploring all of your outfit possibilities, it's important to remind yourself of any potential bridal shower fashion blunders. First, double-check your invite to see if the bride has specified a certain dress code for the event: it might say something like, "formal attire" or "garden party chic". If there is no specific dress code, check with the maid of honor (definitely don't bug the bride unless you absolutely have to). 

When in doubt, semi-formal attire is a safe and fashionable option. Zola recommends using your best judgment when putting your outfit together: take into consideration where the event is taking place, what season it is, and what activities you'll be doing during the shower. Unless the bride has specifically requested, stay away from ultra-casual attire such as jeans and athleisure.

Most importantly, do not wear white unless you have been specifically instructed by the bride. While there are plenty of antiquated bridal shower traditions that modern brides are leaving behind, wearing white to a bridal event is still a big deal. If you throw on one of your favorite dresses and ask yourself, "Is this dress close to white?" it's best to steer clear. For guests looking for outfit inspiration, we found some of the best dress styles perfect for any bridal shower.

Match your besties in these bright florals

No matter the season, a bright floral pattern will always look great at a bridal shower. From garden party chic to summertime celebrations, you can never go wrong with a festive bunch of flowers. 

We love the coordinated floral dresses that @kericalabrese posted on Instagram; the vibrant colors worn by all the bride's guests makes her own gorgeous white minidress really stand out. Pair any style of floral dress with a strappy heel or a chunky bootie and you are bridal shower ready! 

Be the bride's something blue in this ruffled dress

If patterns aren't your style, consider a textured moment. This tiffany blue ruffled dress posted by Instagram user @oliveandbeanboutique is the perfect option for any bridal shower. 

The three layers of ruffles flatter practically every figure, and the puffed sleeves add the perfect amount of flair. This short hem on the dress is fun and flirty while still appropriate enough to wear while sitting next to the grandmother of the bride. 

This pink wrap mini dress is cute and comfy

If you're looking for a simple dress you'll want to wear over and over again, then this pink wrap dress is for you. @emilieelmireyawn posted a photo wearing a blush-colored wrap dress on Instagram with the caption, "This would make a gorgeous fall wedding guest dress, bridal shower dress, or baby shower dress." We couldn't agree more! The long sleeve and stylish collar are super trendy, while the wrap dress style keeps you comfortable all shower long. 

A textured maxi dress is always a hit

When searching for the perfect bridal shower dress, don't be afraid of a little length. We are loving this red-smocked maxi dress that @femella posted on Instagram. The long hem and flowing sleeves with the textured polka-dot pattern on the outer layer of fabric make it a perfect bridal shower dress for guests looking for something modest without sacrificing style. Pair this romantic shade of red with a pair of neutral-colored heels to complete the look. 

Earthy and gorgeous in this one-shoulder dress

Sometimes, less is more when it comes to the perfect dress. This one-shoulder green dress perfectly captures our vision of a timeless bridal shower dress that is always in style. 

Instagram user @lostandwander posted a photo of this stunning frock, saying, "The simplistic design brings out a classic wow factor for any occasion life brings you." You can easily dress it up with accessories galore, or let the dress to the talking with nothing but a simple sandal and a smile. 

This corseted dress is a cottagecore dream

Fulfill your ultimate "Bridgerton" fantasy with this gorgeous cottagecore dress. TikTok user @sadafd_ shared a video of her fantastic find and we are absolutely obsessed. With this dress, there is no need to choose between comfort and style: the corseted waist and puffed sleeves are extremely high fashion, while the flowing skirt leaves room for all the bridal party shenanigans. Sip tea with the bride-to-be while rocking this stunning pink floral look. 

Look effortlessly chic in a long-sleeved black dress

Pretty pastels and fun florals are great for bridal showers, but not everyone wants a vibrant shade of pink in their wardrobe. For the bridal shower guest that prefers a cooler color palette, we recommend a black babydoll dress. 

Everyone looks great in black, including user @chiaraplastina, who posted her bridal shower outfit on TikTok, pairing her black dress with lace tights, leather boots, and a Chanel bag. Some may say that black isn't appropriate for wedding events, but we say that unless the bride says no, you're good to go!

Show off your curves in this lilac bodycon dress

This dress is total bridal shower goals. @pinkchateau shared their favorite bridal shower look on TikTok: a lilac purple dress with a playful slit down the leg and an asymmetrical hem. 

Throw on a jean jacket or a leather blazer to stay warm in the winter, or strap on a pair of heeled sandals and your favorite necklace for a spring shower. The possibilities are endless when you rock a bodycon dress.

We can't get enough of this cobalt blue lace dress

We love a sleeved dress, and this gorgeous bridal shower outfit is no exception. TikTok user @sideofsequins posted a video showing off the OOTD she'll be rocking as a bridal shower guest. The detailing on this vibrant look is everything: from the lace fabric that drapes around the sleeves to the tiny slit in the skirt, this dress style is a great option to wear while celebrating the bride-to-be. Her confidence totally shines through while rocking this stunning bridal shower ensemble.

You can't go wrong with a strapless satin dress

TikToker @sweetandpetite threw a lemon-themed bridal shower for her bestie, and her outfit is a sweet citrus fantasy! The strapless marigold satin dress lays perfectly, allowing her to move freely as the "hostess with the mostess". 

Whether you're coordinating the festivities or you're just there to celebrate, this vibrant satin piece is a great bridal shower option. Complete the look with a simple pair of heels, a chunky wedge, or even a high-top sneaker for a more casual vibe.