There’s something about a spring engagement that feels incredibly enchanting—as a newly minted fiancé, the change in season, blossoming florals, and livelier weather becomes all more exalting now that you have a gorgeous ring on your finger. And the first order of business in the style department? Your engagement party dress!
Toasting to your engagement will be your dearest family and friends, which is why a show-stopping number is essential for your engagement party. With a literal spring in your step, shopping for an engagement party dress is super exciting at this time of year—stores are stocked with the newest trends and freshest edit of options to choose from. It’s the perfect first step in your fashion journey as a bride-to-be, allowing you to have fun with your look before jumping right into wedding gown selection which can be a bit more daunting.
When narrowing in on your engagement party aesthetic, options are seemingly endless, but for spring, we say go seasonal with a jaunty floral print, pretty pastel, or vivid hues like Kelly green, cobalt, or yellow. To boot, one of this season’s key trends is clothing imbued with a fresh romanticism—how perfect is that? Darling and feminine pieces are key with this trend—wispy fabrics and sheer and iridescent materials are at the crux of this look while puffed shoulders, corset details, and ruffles are idyllic in terms of silhouette. How impeccable does that sound for a spring engagement party dress?
If you go for a floral print, a mix on offer this season has from micro blooms to vintage-inspired (á la your grandmother’s couch though translated in a modern way) to overblown with a more graphic appeal. As for pastels, lilac is the It color of the season while yellow is another key shade (and gorgeous on a range of skin tones) from soft tones to bold and bright. Interested in a perkier color? This spring is all about happy hues, too, spanning the rainbow—we’re for going super bold in fuchsia, tangerine, or fluorescent yellow. So fun! Polka dots are also big this spring. Retro in vibe, new versions feel freshest in tiered or asymmetric silhouettes or in the form of eyelet or embroidery.
Perhaps you want to go for a bridal look straight away—a frothy white number is a festive choice for an engagement party. Look for special details in this case, like lace detailing, floral appliqué, or beading to feel ultra-special. Your guests will be humming “Here Comes The Bride” in an instant.
Ready to shop for a spring engagement party dress? We’ve pulled together an edit of 55 styles perfect for the season. There’s a beautiful and ultra-romantic option for every budget and style from under-$50 all the way to designer takes. Get inspired.