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Your engagement party is the first of many wedding-related events and serves as the perfect opportunity to set the tone for not only your bridal style but also your wedding style to come.
Thinking of a destination wedding in the tropics? Opt for dresses crafted from breezy linen and cotton for your engagement party look. A modern wedding in the city more your speed? There are plenty of chic and striking dresses to make a powerful statement. Or, maybe your wedding will have more of a minimalist aesthetic? We've got you covered with simple slips and sleek styles.
Set the vibe for the rest of your wedding wardrobe (you still have the shower, bachelorette, rehearsal, and, of course, wedding day to contend with) with our curated round-up of the best engagement party dresses for every bridal style and budget.
WAYF Puff Sleeve Lace Dress
We love a puff sleeve and this lovely lace style from WAYF is no exception. This mini dress would be right at home at a backyard bash or a chic city venue.
Self-Portrait Off-the-Shoulder Lace Dress
This one shoulder lace look is at once dressed up and effortless. Wear yours with sandals for a more casual vibe or go with bright accessories for a pop of color.
Erdem Crystal-Embellished Chantilly Lace Dress
This Erdem dress is the epitome of elegance and features unexpected details like black ribbon shoulder bows and glittering crystal embellishments. Sweep your hair up to showcase your shoulders and sophisticated neckline.
Rime Arodaky Embroidered Tulle and Crepe Mini Dress
We are loving this combination of delicate flutter sleeves, floral embroidery, and a crisp minimal skirt. This style would be right at home at an engagement party set in a romantic garden or at a chic city venue.
Brock Silk Organza Maxi Dress
For brides planning to throw a black-tie wedding, this stunning silk-organza style is a gorgeous choice for a lavish affair. Wear yours with shoulder-grazing earrings and metallic pumps.
Lilli Pulitzer Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress
If your personal style lends itself towards a more classic or traditional aesthetic, consider an unfussy yet structured style like this Lilly Pulitzer frock. Not only is a fit and flare silhouette supremely flattering, this style also features an essential detail: pockets.
Bardot Strapless Mini Dress with Ruffles
Fun and frilly, this mini dress is perfect for the bride-to-be who is looking for something short and flirty. We even love this style for a reception or afterparty dress.