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Your rehearsal dinner is the first official party to kick off your wedding celebrations, and your rehearsal dinner dress will likely be the last outfit you wear before saying "I do" (unless you count your getting ready robe!). Whether you're having a casual backyard wedding or a formal back tie affair, your rehearsal dinner dress will set the tone for your wedding weekend.
When picking the perfect rehearsal dinner dress, keep in mind your budget, the vibe of your venue, and the time of year. A summer or destination wedding calls for light and airy fabrics like linen and crochet lace. If you're having a black-tie winter wedding, experiment with velvet, deep jewel tones, and floor-length dresses. A minimalist bride should go for sleek and structured dresses, suited to complement a modern venue.
From traditional white lace dresses to bold colors to plus size and petite, here are the best rehearsal dinner dresses for all brides, seasons, and venues.
ASOS Design Ruffle Back Dress
A sculptural shoulder ruffle will always add an element of sophistication and whimsy. If you're more of a minimalist bride but are looking for fun details, this dress has got you covered.
Miu Miu Pearl and Crystal Embellished Crepe Mini Dress
We are obsessing over this divine Miu Miu mini dress that features a stunning partially open back and embellishments of crystals and pearls. If this style feels too daring for the rehearsal dinner, it could easily be worn as a reception or after-party dress.
Rat & Boa Plunge Neck Mini Dress
Sexy meets sophisticated, this mini dress boasts a daring neckline and waist-cinching bodice. Pair yours with delicate personal jewelry and a statement-making clutch.
Self Portrait One Shoulder Dress
This one shoulder, puff sleeves, graphic lace look has all of our favorite trends tied together in one dress. At once casual but elevated, this versatile dress could easily be worn to a destination wedding or to backyard nuptials.
ASTR the Label Lace A-Line Midi Dress
If you're going for a more casual look, you can never go wrong with a strappy floral lace dress. A classic neckline like this one calls for delicate personal jewelry to round out the look.
Victoria Beckham Halter Chain Asymmetric Midi Dress
The impossibly chic Victoria Beckham knows her way around an impeccably tailored silhouette and this asymmetric midi dress is no exception. This sophisticated design features a flattering halter neckline and a delicate gold chain that wraps effortlessly around the bodice.