You’ve celebrated saying “yes” at your engagement party, been showered with gifts at your bridal shower, had your last hurrah during your bachelorette party, and now, it’s time to dine with your dearest family and friends at your rehearsal dinner before you finally get married. Yes, it’s almost time to wear your dreamy wedding dress, but first, you’ll need a gorgeous rehearsal dinner dress for the night before and for summer brides, that means a warm-weather style befitting balmy weather.
Whether you’re getting married by the beach, in a blossoming field, atop a mountain, or at a charming country club, summer weddings often equate to warm weather and sunshine. This means you’ll need a rehearsal dinner dress to suit the season, and this year, gorgeous options abound from playful trends to classic silhouettes and romantic styles with a retro twist.
For the classic bride, a white rehearsal dinner dress in lace will feel totally timeless whether you’re throwing an elegant dinner that calls for a cocktail number or a casual gathering where an easy wrap dress or simple crepe style will do. If you’re feeling an unexpected moment before the big day, a fringe-adorned sheath, feather-trimmed slip, or tuxedo-style mini will feel playful and fresh while relaxed silhouettes with feminine accents like eyelets, lace trim, or crochet will suit bohemian aesthetics. Vintage-inspired floral prints and polka dots are perfect for the trendy bride with a retro spirit while bold color blocking and voluminous sleeves will suit the modern fashionista. If your taste is ultra-feminine, tiered skirts, ruffled accents, and bow-tie straps are perfectly romantic.
Whether you wear bridal white, a bold color, or pretty floral print, the most important thing to remember is to have fun! Summer’s warm weather already sets a cheerful tone, so why not embody it with your rehearsal dinner dress?
From under-$100 styles to indulgent designer versions, ahead, 28 stunning rehearsal dinner dresses for summer brides.
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