Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: 24 Dresses Perfect for Your Rehearsal Dinner

Run to the mega sale!

Updated 07/20/18

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Forget the wedding dress—the real tough-to-find look for your wedding festivities is the rehearsal dinner dress, and that's where the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 comes in. You want to look AMAZING, obviously, but what if the oh-so-fab look overshadows your actual wedding dress? The rehearsal dinner dress walks a fine line between being just formal or casual enough — depending on the type of party you're planning — and just fabulous enough to set the stage for your wedding weekend fashions without stealing your wedding dress's thunder.

This, future brides, is exactly why the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has your back. With no shortage of discounted bridal-worthy frocks at varying degrees of formality and reduced prices, this is truly the best time and place to shop for your pre-wedding dress needs. And, these aren't last season's slim pickings that have been left for dead—this sale features brand new discounted inventory that will bump back up to full price after August 5.

We know how much time and energy you've spent planning every detail of your wedding weekend, and we're here to take finding the perfect rehearsal dinner dress off your plate. We scoured the racks of the beyond buzzy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to get you the most fashionable look at a price that doesn't add yet another layer to your complicated wedding budget. From sophisticated cocktails dresses, to more casual wrap mini numbers with a bohemian vibe, we found something for every type of occasion. Having an elegant seated dinner at the coolest restaurant in town? We found the perfect lace cocktail dress! Planning a rehearsal dinner that sets the stage for a rustic wedding? There's a boho dress for you in the mix! We've even got a super cool metallic short sleeve dress that, well, goes with every type of party!

Scroll through to see our favorite finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018, just perfect for your rehearsal dinner.

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Alice + Olivia Imani Ruffle Hem Metallic Textured Dress

Courtesy of Alice + Olivia

Be the star of the show with this incredibly glamorous mini dress, complete with a peplum skirt and short sleeves. A texture this magnificent means your guests will able to spot the bride-to-be from a mile away.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $219.90, was $330

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A.L.C. Michaela Silk Wrap Dress

Courtesy of A.L.C.

For a more laid-back rehearsal dinner look that still denotes your presence as the guest of honor, turn to this flirtatious wrap dress. We're loving the fresh, red take on the leopard print trend.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $349.90, was $525

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Charles Henry Floral Sleeveless Wrap Dress

Courtesy of Charles Henry

Nothing screams romance better than florals, hence why it's the perfect print to rock at your rehearsal dinner, even for fall and winter.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $71.90, was $108

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Chelsea28 Ruffle Detail Plaid Sheath Dress

Courtesy of Chelsea28

This cool plaid number from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 puts a modern, edgy spin on the feminine ruffled dress look.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $98.90, was $149

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Tahari Sleeveless Crepe Crop Jumpsuit

Courtesy of Tahari

Ditch the rehearsal dinner dress in favor of an ever-flattering little black jumpsuit, with cropped pants to flaunt your favorite heels and side-tie bodice.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $91.90, was $138

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Chelsea28 Ruffle Lace Sheath Dress

Courtesy of Chelsea28

This blue and lace floral combo is incredibly appropriate to sport for your rehearsal dinner, no matter the venue.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $98.90, was $149

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DVF Silk Asymmetrical Ruffle Hem Dress

Courtesy of DVF

This may seem too casual a frock to don the night before your wedding, but think again. The asymmetrical hem dresses up the entire silhouette, especially paired with a pretty flower print.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $332.90, was $498

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Eliza J Faux Wrap Midi Dress

Courtesy of Eliza J

Sprinkle some color, courtesy of a yellow backdrop and plenty of blooms, into your rehearsal dinner look for a truly stand-out ensemble.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $104.90, was $158

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French Connection Ellette Crepe Faux Wrap Dress

Courtesy of French Connection

Pretty pleats, loose sleeves, and a tie waist step this up from your average, everyday mini.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $125.90, was $188

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Fuzzi Button Hem Tulle Maxi Dress

Courtesy of Fuzzi

Say hello to the ultimate sophisticated maxi. Not only is the pattern and sleeveless neckline enough to make this dress a pre-wedding wardrobe must-have, but buttons running up the side of the skirt also allow you to play with the gown's hemline.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $389.90, was $665

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Maggy London Ruched Floral Midi Dress

Courtesy of Maggy London

This dress is designed to flatter your figure at your rehearsal dinner, with a high-low hemline and ruched bodice.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $98.90, was $148

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Joie Angeni Leopard Print Puff Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of Joie

Cool-girl brides, this one's for you. Turn heads at your rehearsal dinner through a black and white leopard print and modern sleeves.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $218.90, was $328

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Madewell Posy Cactus Flower Dress

Courtesy of Madewell

Planning a simple backyard get-together in lieu of a formal sit-down rehearsal dinner? Say no more—this dress has your name written all over it.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $98.90, was $148

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NSR V-Neck Ruffle Blouson Dress

Courtesy of NSR

Many brides stick to white rehearsal dinner outfits, but break from the norm with a fresh, bold hue. Pair with your favorite heels or flats for an effortless look.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $54.90, was $82

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O’Neill Misty Asymmetrical Dress

Courtesy of O'Neill

We bet you've never seen a halter dress quite like this before, and chances are your guests haven't, either. All eyes will be on you sporting this fun and feminine ruffled number.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $41.90, was $64

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Sam Edelman Floral Midi Dress

Courtesy of Sam Edelman

Opt for a chic LBD from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Whimsical florals, a ruched bodice, and tie sleeves make this a truly one-of-a-kind frock.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $91.90, was $138

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Surplice Jumpsuit

Courtesy of Surplice

Pretty in pink! Brides with personal styles that err on the more feminine side will look gorgeous in this loose, yet flattering jumpsuit.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $38, from $59

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Self-Portrait Tiered Scalloped Lace Dress

Courtesy of Self-Portrait

This light blue hue looks almost white, making it all the more bridal-worthy at your rehearsal dinner to give guests a sneak peek of what's to come.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $374.90, was $560

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Theory Nophella Poppy Sharkbite Hem Silk Dress

Courtesy of Theory

Sophistication meets style in this asymmetric silk dress. Black, blue, and white create a cool contrast.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $263.90, was $395

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Topshop Bold Floral Midi Dress

Courtesy of Topshop

Hello, fall rehearsal dinner look. There's no better way to channel the wonders of autumn than having leaf motifs splashed across your outfit.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $62.90, was $95

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Topshop Stripe Jumpsuit

Courtesy of Topshop

Even the popularized luxe pajama trend can make an appearance at your upcoming pre-wedding celebration. Pull it off in style with vintage-inspired stripes and a flattering waist tie.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $79.90, was $130

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Vince Ditsy Bouquet Print Pleated Camisole Dress

Courtesy of Vince

A pleated midi dress gets the rehearsal dinner stamp of approval with mini white flowers and a cinched waist.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $216.90, was $325

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La Vie Rebecca Taylor Veronique Ruffle Sleeve Dress

Courtesy of La Vie Rebecca Taylor

Flower power has never looked better printed on such a statement silhouette. Ruffles and ties take this collarless dress to the next level.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $197, was $295

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Ted Baker London Sayda Iguazu Shift Dress

Courtesy of Ted Baker London

A shift dress is always a good idea for any occasion, especially one with statement sleeves, a pretty muted hue, and an intricate floral design.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $196.90, was $295

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