There are many other events surrounding a wedding. And when you're the guest of honor, dressing the part shows your hosts and guests that you care. These options work for a variety of places and parties.

Bridal Shower: Elegant Picnic
A lightweight dress and chic sunglasses are all you need to look understated but polished at an outdoor event.

Short organza striped halter dress in black, $149, David's Bridal; Sunglasses, $390, Tom Ford, Saks Fifth Avenue

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