From the engagement party to the bridal shower to the rehearsal dinner, every bride-to-be has a lot of outfits to plan for that center around her wedding. Of course, the wedding dress is the biggest piece of the puzzle and the most exciting item to shop for, but styling a handful of bridal-themed looks in honor of your special day is exhilarating. One bridal occasion that tends to be overlooked in the outfit planning process is the post-wedding brunch. After an evening of dancing the night away with your newly minted husband, family, and friends, it’s a great way to kick back with your nearest and dearest in a more relaxed setting— and after you’ve had a chance to catch a few z’s to feel more refreshed.
Your wedding brunch outfit can range from casual to elegant, it all depends on what kind of brunch you’re planning to host. If you’re in the mood for a laid-back hang, sipping mimosas poolside or having an informal spread at home are both easy-peasy in terms of planning and the perfect occasion to wear a light and airy frock in white (to keep the bridal theme going, of course) that can be simply accented by a gorgeous sandal and fun earring.
If you’re hitting a hotel buffet or dining out at a restaurant, you may want to spiff up a bit more. For this, we love a white dress with a delicate floral print and tonal accessories to brighten up your look or a neat white jumpsuit with raffia add-ons. Both fun, fresh, and super summery. If it’s a nicer spot, go for a little white dress with special details like frills or an eyelets fabric—with an easy heel or elegant sandal, you’ll be just polished enough without feeling like it’s overkill.
If you’re planning a post-wedding brunch, we put together five outfits ahead in a bridal white palette to inspire your look from casual to sophisticated—all with festive accessories to get you in the mood for your warm-weather nuptials. With most pieces costing less than $100, you can scoop up a few outfits and have options for more bridal events on your calendar or to simply add to your spring and summer wardrobes and wear all season long.
An eyelet dress that hits at the knee screams brunch attire and this wide neckline with voluminous sleeves feels forward and fresh. Keep accessories easy and try nude lace-up sandals with a too-cute wicker bag and colorful pompom earrings for a splash of color.
Stray from all-white and try a ditsy floral print in a tiered maxi silhouette. Keep accessories streamlined yet impactful by picking out a hue from the pattern and go tonal—we’re for of-the-moment yellow this season. Comfy ballet flats are a darling finish.
SHOP NOW: Dress, Boohoo, $58; Earrings, Jennifer Behr available at Anthropologie, $328; Shoes, Dôen, $198; Bag, Freya, $610
If you’re a jumpsuit girl, this nautical-inspired style is just right. Graphic accessories ensure elegant effect—in raffia, they make for a seasonal touch in warm weather.
If you’re craving comfort with ultra-stylish flare, look no further than this voluminous multi-tiered mini dress. With colorful slides, a straw cross-body bag, and unique stud earrings, the look reads fuss-free yet directional.
For an elegant post-wedding brunch, an eyelet lace dress is breathtaking. Raffia bow sandals, a woven bag, and floral hoops exude “just married” vibes.