Your rehearsal dinner is like the sound check to your wedding — it's the first time anyone will see you in an official capacity during your wedding weekend, and like a singer who needs to prepare their vocal chords, it's a great opportunity to flex your fashion muscle. Your dress for the night is a taste of what's to come during the rest of your wedding weekend, so it should make a statement. Plus, it provides an opportunity for brides who are walking down the aisle in a more traditional wedding dress to wear something a bit bolder and unexpected.
To help you make a good first impression, we've rounded up a slew of stylish rehearsal dinner for different types of brides and every kind of budget — from sleek sheaths with slits for the modern bride to a bow-tied tulle number for the classic future Mrs. and a shimmering gold fit-and-flare dresses for the glam girl.
Bridal industry favorites like BHLDN, Donna Morgan, and Marchesa offer more classic looks like a breezy blush satin number or a lacey, midi-length illusion number. If you're looking for something a bit more boho, retailers like Topshop, ASOS, and Shopbop offer looks featuring three-dimensional embellishments, sharp lines, and voluminous ruffles. For the fashion-obsessed bride-to-be, we threw in a few luxe designer looks from Carven, Halston Heritage, and Elizabeth & James that you're sure to wear again.
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