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You've counted down the days, minutes, seconds, and now the moment has finally arrived: It's the morning of your wedding! You can't wait to get this day underway and, as many wedding days begin, yours will start in your bridal suite where you'll get ready with your girls while sipping champagne and snapping plenty of pics. Do you know what would make those getting ready photos even better? Matching outfits for you and your bridesmaids.
Just think about how cute you and your girls will look, huddled together in your pre-wedding outfits! But with so many bridal parties opting for getting ready robes, it might seem as if variations on those frilly, floral robes are the only options out there. While we do love a pretty posy robe (especially because your bridesmaids can definitely wear it again), with so many brides buying matching getting ready robes for themselves and their bridesmaids, we can understand if you're on the hunt for something a little more unique.
That's why we've curated this collection of getting ready outfits that aren't robes. Here, you'll find an array of getting ready outfits from rompers to pajama sets and oversized shirts to suit any bridal party and any budget.
Here, the best getting ready outfits for your bridesmaids.
Best Button Down: E.L. Riley Gifts Set of 5 Monogram Button Down Shirts
Cheers to these effortless chic and crisp oxford button-down dress shirts! With over 20 colors to choose from and the option to personalize with a monogram, these shirts will make for seriously fun photos.
Best Vintage-Inspired: Day of Bloom Floral Print Set
For the bride who covets all things vintage-inspired and is looking for a floral print that stands apart from the rest––this wildflower-patterned set is for you. Choose from five different retro floral looks.
Best Long Sleeves and Pants Set: Le Rose Gifts Set
Not only do you want your bridal party to feel stylish and confident in their getting ready outfits, but if you're throwing a wedding in the winter months, you'll also want your bridesmaids to stay warm. So opt for a chic, cozy, and comfortable look like this long-sleeve and pants set––your bridesmaids will thank you!
Most Versatile: Piyama Pippa Palm Rompers
We're picturing these effortless chic rompers alongside a summery beach venue or at a destination wedding. They also make for the perfect bathing suit coverup.
For a Destination Wedding: Piyama Palm Tree Set
Whether you're having a backyard wedding or a destination event, put your bridal party in instant vacation mode with this summery set flocked with palm trees.
Most Comfortable: Piyama Pandora Hydrangea Shirts
We're loving the ease of these soft shirt dresses flocked with pastel hydrangeas. Flowy but slightly tailored, this style comes in a wide range of sizes to accommodate everyone in your bridal party.
Best Striped Shirts: Show Me Your Mumu Striped Shirt Dress
For a completely carefree and relaxed look, opt for shirt dresses. Not only is this style from Show Me Your Mumu insanely comfortable (especially if you're throwing a summer wedding), but the pastel stripes look flawless when mixed together.
Most Sexy: Show Me Your Mumu Swiss Dot Romper
Your bridal party wants to feel and look good on the morning of the big day, especially if you're planning on taking getting ready photos, so consider a sweet and sexy style like this frilly swiss dot romper.
Looking for the perfect alternative to bridal party robes? We've answered three common questions brides asked about shopping for getting ready outfits that aren't robes.
- Do bridesmaids need getting ready outfits? While it's definitely not a required item for your wedding day, coordinating getting ready outfits make for an extra special touch and look great in photos.
- What do you get bridesmaids instead of robes? Some great alternatives to bridesmaid robes are rompers, pajama sets, over-sized shirts, flannels, and dresses.
- Does the bride buy the getting ready outfit? Typically the bride gives getting ready outfits to her bridesmaids as a gift. Not only will your bridesmaids appreciate them while they're getting their hair and makeup done, it's also a nice way to thank your bridal party. If buying bridesmaids outfits for your whole bridal party isn't within your budget, you should check with your bridesmaids to make sure they feel comfortable covering the cost.