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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 summer wedding or a formal winter wedding, 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.
Pleated Lace Mini Dress
Shoulder bows were very popular on the Fall 2020 Bridal Fashion Week runways. Join the trend with this ruched lace mini dress complete with black shoulder ribbons. Wear your hair up to really showcase this sweet detail.
Nude Velvet Dress
Having a winter wedding and waiting to wear white until the big day? Enter this elegant soft blush velvet dress. Sophisticated and refined, this dress is perfect for a black-tie vibe.
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Lace Trim Cotton Dress
Feminine and lacey, we love this cotton dress for a summer or beach wedding. Elevate the look even more by wearing a colorful block heel or a statement earring.
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Cotton Plus Size Dress
A linen dress and a destination wedding go together like love and marriage. Perfect for a beachy rehearsal dinner and sitting poolside on your honeymoon.
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Diamante Crystal and Ostrich Feathers Caftan
This pure silk caftan embellished with ostrich feathers and diamante crystal is to die for. If you're looking for something fashion-forward and different, then this look is for you. Pair the caftan with pants or an ultra-chic slip.
Feather Bodice Jumpsuit
This is not a dress, but we couldn't help ourselves, this jumpsuit is too chic!
Looking for an alternative to the dress? Check out this round-up of gorgeous white jumpsuits.