What's the first thing you think of when it comes to wedding day fashion? For us, it's the wedding dress! The gown that will be the star of your show, and remembered for years to come. It's no wonder why many brides place so much emphasis on the wedding dress and nothing else. However, the gown is only one of many looks that will be the center of attention come your big day. From the engagement photos to the rehearsal dinner and bachelorette party, all eyes are on the bride—meaning, all eyes will be focused on what she chooses to wear.
For actress, singer, producer, and former Glee star, Jenna Ushkowtiz, the wedding fashion journey didn't end once she said yes to the dress. "There are so many [wedding] events (more than you think) and times when people will want to celebrate you," she shares. "For me, I needed a dress for my bachelorette, my rehearsal dinner, getting ready on the day and honeymoon. They were important to me because everyone wants to celebrate YOU and you (hopefully) only get to do this once!"
Luckily, Jenna didn't have to find her bridal looks alone. The actress teamed up with Show Me Your Mumu, an online retailer dedicated to making every bridal fashion dream come true, to help curate the best selection of pre- and post-wedding looks.
Founders Cologne Trude and Cammy Miller launched Show Me Your Mumu as a ready-to-wear online platform in 2010, later expanding into bridal a few years after. "We live in a Pinterest-y world! What used to be casual parties surrounding your wedding are now thoughtful events and life moments that are all creative, unique, and special in their own way. Having an outfit you LOVE for each occasion makes those moments even more special," Cammy tells Brides.
When asked about the fashion "union", Jenna (who's also a personal friend of Cammy) wanted to find looks that would not only speak to who she is as a bride, but looks that were versatile enough "for a bride or bridal party, and then can be flipped into an evening out," she reveals. And that's exactly what Jenna achieved through Show Me Your Mumu's extensive bridal catalog.
Her favorite ensembles? "I particularly love The Olympia Romper for getting ready, The Bride Bach Set for after your night out to feel cozy, The Enchanted Bow Babydoll that I wore for my bachelorette, and The Garden Midi Dress that I am planning on wearing on my honeymoon!" she gushes. "I also love The Eden Midi which is great for a rehearsal dinner or engagement party! And I will wear all of these post-wedding!"
Do not get stuck on something being labeled "bridal" or not. There are so many options out there and if you have a clothing brand you love, they likely have something you will love in white!
While Jenna may have known what specific outfits she needed prior to walking down the aisle, we understand that finding multiple looks may seem overwhelming (after all, planning a wedding isn't easy!). If this happens to be you, Cammy offers some shopping advice to help kickstart your search.
"Wedding outfits are so fun because it can be any variety of "dressiness". The awesome thing is..most of the current brands you already love to shop definitely make amazing white items!", she shares. "Do not get stuck on something being labeled "bridal" or not. There are so many options out there and if you have a clothing brand you love, they likely have something you will love in white!" And we couldn't agree more!
For brides inspired by Jenna's bridal fashion journey, and those looking to expand their own wedding looks, keep scrolling to shop her Show Me Your Mumu bridal wardrobe—perfect for your most special occasions.
For the Engagement Shoot
Engagement photos are a way to celebrate and announce your new relationship status, and this beautiful slip dress and overskirt is certainly a great choice for brides-to-be.
While you don't have to wear white for your photoshoot, many brides opt to wear a bridal-inspired dress to commemorate this special chapter in their life.
SHOP NOW: Tuscany Maxi Slip Dress & Olivia Overskirt
For the Bachelorette Party or Bridal Shower
When searching for a dress to party in (like for your bachelorette party or bridal shower), we recommend a look that fun, flirty, and easy to move in. Another tip? "I tell everyone whenever it comes to any outfit for an event—LOCATION FIRST! Identify the atmosphere before you start dreaming up your look," shares Cammy.
SHOP NOW: Enchanted Bow Babydoll Dress
For the Bachelorette Party Evening
Having something cute and comfortable to wear, after a night out with your bridal squad, is a look you'll want to have ready in your wedding wardrobe. A cozy white sweatsuit, like Show Me Your Mumu's "Bach Set", is definitely a must-have!
SHOP NOW: Bach Set
For the Rehearsal Dinner or Engagement Party
"At MUMU, we work hard for our looks to be super versatile. So the same white dress you might buy for vacation, you could also wear to a wedding event!" shares Cammy. Like this gorgeous Eden midi dress—ideal for a rehearsal dinner, engagement party, and beyond! Styling tip: Pair with strappy heels and delicate jewelry to complete the look.
SHOP NOW: Eden Midi Dress
For Getting Ready on the Wedding Day
Between hair, makeup, and all the details in between, there are many wedding day moments that require an ensemble beyond the wedding gown. Thus, for getting ready the day of, opt for this cute, airy, and chic romper.
SHOP NOW: Olympia Romper