5 Fresh and Feminine Spring Bridal Shower Outfits

From bridal white to elegant floral prints to pretty pastels

Updated 05/01/18

When planning your bridal wardrobe, shopping goes way beyond your wedding dress. Before the big day, events range from your engagement party to your rehearsal dinner, but there is one especially fun occasion to dress for in between: your bridal shower! If you’re a springtime bride, it’s a particularly enchanting time to have your bridal shower and plan your bridal shower outfit.

With the change in season comes sprightly weather, a budding landscape, and fresh fashion. Stores have filled up with the latest trends, and this season many of them are entirely fitting for a spring bridal shower outfit. Think romantic detailing like frilled, puffed shoulders, and wispy pastels from lilac to lemon. Also, it’s the return of basket bag season—hurrah!—the most darling accent to the season’s revived take on florals. Vibrant happy hues are also major players for the season—what better way to stand out as a bride-to-be? You can go bold with a single shade worn head to toe or dip your toe in with a punchy accessory.

When planning your bridal shower outfit don’t be afraid to experiment. You can, of course, embrace bridal white and try delicate pieces like a woven sundress or lace-adorned outfit—classic, feminine, and achingly fresh. We’re also fans of injecting color into your bridal shower attire with sorbet shades, cheerful accessories, and lovely floral prints. Another thing to remember for your bridal shower outfit? You don’t have to wear a dress! If you’re a skirt girl, keep that theme going! Spring has gorgeous options from tiered maxis to asymmetrical midi hems. Into pants? Try a jumpsuit! The one-and-done piece makes dressing so simple. If you can’t part with the idea of wearing a dress (which is A-OK! We’re simply offering ideas here), consider a silhouette or detailing you wouldn’t normally go for. Spring is all about renewing and your bridal shower is the perfect time to innovative your look.

To inspire a fresh and feminine bridal shower outfit, we’ve assembled five gorgeous looks ahead, ranging from laid-back and ladylike to elegant and ultra-girly. Made up of versatile and on-trend pieces, you’ll be able to work each item into your spring and summer wardrobe with ease for plenty wears all season long. Can’t beat that!

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Look 1

Nothing feels more suitable for a springtime bridal shower than a crocheted cotton dress with floral appliqués. Raffia accessories are the perfect neutral accents, while yellow floral earrings add punch.

SHOP NOW: Genuine People oversized cotton linen crochet dress, $175; Schutz Glaucia strappy sandals, $240; Jennifer Behr Senna earrings, $295; Forever 21 square straw cross-body bag, $23

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Look 2

Spring’s It-color is lavender, and what better way to embrace it for your bridal shower than with a tonal pairing of a midi skirt and knit? Lace-up espadrilles, an acrylic handbag, and uniquely shaped stud earrings are charming accents.

SHOP NOW: Wilfred Crevier knit top, $85; H&M patterned skirt, $60; Cult Gaia acrylic Lilleth bag in mother of pearl, $318; Castaner Carina Wedge Espadrilles, $130; Bing Bang Louvres studs, $60

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Look 3

Another way to do bridal white is with a lace-adorned jumpsuit. This relaxed fit is perfect for the nonchalant bride-to-be. Her perfect accessories? Easy yet eye-catching slides, a net bag, and sculptural hoops.

SHOP NOW: Twin-Set Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $339; Dear Frances knotted slip-ons, $410; Mango braided net bag, $100; Leigh Miller brass illusion hoops, $230

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Look 4

For the uncomplicated bride in the mood for a dress, a printed linen style with puffed sleeves is sweet as can be. Up the ante with poppy pink heels, a woven bucket bag, and sleek hoops.

SHOP NOW: Zara floral print linen dress, $70; Pamela Munson Petite Isla Bahia basket, $240; Senso Ora heels, $195; Mejuri Editor hoops, $69

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Look 5

For the carefree romantic, a simple white T-shirt with a tiered maxi skirt is the perfect paring. Playful drop earrings, a sleek bag, and lace-up stilettos create a total wow moment.

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