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After flipping through hundreds, no, thousands of glossy wedding magazine pages and dragging your squad out for, not one, but two shopping trips, you've finally found the wedding dress of your dreams. You've got the veil, shoes, and day-of jewels on lockdown, so you can check your bridal ensemble off of your to-do list, right?
Not so fast! Aren't you forgetting every other pre-wedding soirée between now and the big day? From your bachelorette party getup to your rehearsal dinner dress, there are tons of other bridal looks you'll be rocking along your journey to the altar. But no need to get your bustle in a bundle! This year's runways were full of wedding-ready looks to celebrate in! Gucci's colorful Spring 2016 show for instance paved the way for an explosion of whimsical party wear, inspiring our collection of rainbow-hued pieces.
Who ever said that the bride needs to wear white to every pre-wedding celebration, anyway?
Crystal-encrusted leaves and gilded petals around your neck are way more dramatic than a bohemian flower crown — and much more party appropriate! If you want to add a dash of tradition, pair it with a white sheath for a luxe rehearsal dinner ensemble. ("Drama Flower Leaf" necklace, $350, Marchesa available at Nordstrom)
You'll be wearing white all day long at the wedding, so why not end your single gal life with a fashionable bang? (Trust us when we say that you'll get your fill of the snowy hue.) A pop of bold red will put all eyes on the bride during her rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. (But really, where else would they be?) (Sueded dress, $480, Zimmermann available at ShopBop)
Save those towering heels for the wedding day! You're going to be dancing till dawn during your bachelorette party and your feet will thank you come morning if you're toting a pair of comfy shoes. Embellished T-strap flats are chic enough for all the festive fun, while still preventing stumbles after a margarita or two. (Embellished T-strap velvet flats, $178, Boden)
Trust us — you're not going to want to be lugging around your everyday tote bag when it comes to bachelorette bar hopping. Leave your luggage-sized purse with your hubby at home and grab a chic crossbody bag to hold the essentials when you go out with your girls. (Leather and suede bag, $1,750, Chloé available at Bloomingdale's)
Keep it glam for the bridal shower with metallic wears that are grandma-approved formal, but still show off your fun side. Consider this swishy, gorgeously glided skirt from J.Crew your golden ticket. (Metallic midi skirt, $128, J.Crew)
6. Rebecca Taylor
Who said a bride can't be pretty in pink? A flirty, bloom-hued top is the perfect thing to pack for your girls-only bridesmaids getaway. Poolside mimosas, anyone? (Embroidered top, $550, Rebecca Taylor)
7. Claire Pettibone
Save the bridal bauble for the "I do's." Accessorize your celebration looks with a glitzy pop of color in your pre-wedding gems. The lovely lavender hue of this romantic ring is enough to make us fall in love. ("Grace" kunzite ring, $3,550, Claire Pettibone for Trumpet & Horn)
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