Confête’s Ultimate Guide for Bride-to-Be Outfits

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So, you’re getting married! Now, what are you going to wear?

Rarely in our lives do we have such an excuse to throw open our closet doors and bring in a fresh, new wardrobe. Once you become a bride-to-be, a whole new world of decisions opens its doors. You’re picking invitations, entrees, venues, and a bridal party. A bride wants to be sure that she has an outfit for every occasion that makes her feel beautiful and confident. With so many moving parts, a bride needs to be able to pull together a bride wardrobe that is chic, comfortable, trend-setting, and of great value.

Each occasion is a chance to make a memory and to show who you and your fiance are together. Your bridal wardrobe plays a large part in this. Here are some tips and tricks to help you find your perfect bride-to-be outfits.

Engagement Photos

Whether you’re getting photos snapped for your Save The Dates or marking a special moment in time, your engagement photos deserve a special outfit (or a few).

When deciding on outfits, many couples choose a neutral color pallete so that their clothing coordinates easily and looks effortless in almost any setting. Plus, with this option, you have the opportunity to show off your first little white dress! Another idea is to give the world a preview of your wedding color palette by incorporating those colors into your outfits. The possabiltities are truly endless!

When choosing your clothing for this photo opportunity, be sure to pick pieces that suit your body, your taste, and makes your feel your best. When you’re wearing a bride-to-be outfit that feels authentically you, posing for pictures may feel more natural than wearing something that you’re not typically used to. It’s also smart to take into consideration the time of year that you are getting your engagement photos taken. Having your photos taken in the summer? Opt for flowy dresses, skirts, and lighter pieces. Getting your pictures taken in the fall? Look for maxi dresses, long-sleeved blouses, and warmer pieces.

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Engagement Party

The engagement party gives friends and family a chance to celebrate the newly engaged couple. As a bride-to-be, you may want to give a soft nod to your upcoming wedding with your outfit. Look for little white dresses that fit the tone of the party. At Confête, we offer a wide variety of bridal event dresses that will perfectly showcase your personality. From sequins and sparkles to satin and lace, we have options for all tastes. Or, look for a soft floral pattern or pastel-colored piece for a more understated bride-to-be outfit.

Bridal Shower

Your bridal shower is a fun time to celebrate your upcoming nuptials and get you ready for the next step in your soon-to-be newlywed life. Many bride-to-bes look for a white dress that reflects their personality and the theme of their shower.

For the boho bride, this may be an opportunity to bring a relaxed and elegant aura to the event with a flowy, lace dress. For a bride with a more fun and trendy aesthetic, 2022 bridal trends call for dresses with dramatic capes and flowing trains. For a classic and sophisticated bride, look for satin maxis or lace midis. Whatever you decide to wear, you’ll be the center of attention in your all-white bride-to-be outfit.

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Bachelorette Party

Your bachelorette party represents your one last hurrah as a single lady! This is the perfect time for the bride to unwind and relax from all of the wedding planning before her big day.

When looking for the perfect bachelorette party dresses, don’t be afraid to look for styles with a little added flair. Opt for fun feather dresses that bring attention or keep it simple with satin or a unique silhouette. With so many styles to choose from, you can wear a new bridal event dress each night of your celebration!

Some fun jewelry and accessories will perfectly complete your bride-to-be outfit. Add a fun pair of earrings to your ensemble or adorn your hair with a cute headband or barettes.

Rehearsal Dinner

Your rehearsal dinner is the final event before the big day! For this bride-to-be who wants to look effortless, a gorgeous white maxi in a stretch fabric says chic and special without being uncomfortable. If the feel of your rehearsal dinner will be more romantic, a glittery dress could be the perfect complement to your night before the wedding. Add some glamorous bridal accessories to your bride-to-be outfit and you have the perfect ensemble to celebrate the last night of your single life before you say “I do”.

newly married couple holding hands outside

Your Wedding Dress

The all-important wedding dress has likely been chosen long before the rest of the wardrobe. If your vision for your day is of something nontraditional, you could choose a short dress with tons of tulle, a fun texture, or a stunning color to suit your taste. The sky's the limit! At Confête, we offer a wide selection of casual wedding dresses that speak to a variety of unique tastes and personalities.

After-Wedding Dresses

Whether you want to wow your guests with an outfit change after your ceremony or you’d like to slip into something a little more comfortable after saying your vows, a wedding after-party dress is the perfect option for you!

If you’re a bride who wants to spend the night on the dance floor, a short feather-embellished dress will give you room to move and look amazing. If the bride isn’t one to boogie all night, a bridal event dress with a little sparkle and a more relaxing silhouette may be for you. Don’t forget to keep your accessories sparkling and on-trend with some glitzy earrings!

Honeymoon Attire

The big day is over, but the fun has just begun! Honeymoons are the perfect opportunity for you and your new hunny to relax and unwind after your big day. This is a fun way to bond over new experiences and grow closer together. Curate a varied, easy-to-pack honeymoon wardrobe with casual dresses, lovely beach coverups, and swimsuits. Don’t forget to check out our tropical-inspired resort wear collection!

Shop Confête

At Confête, we pride ourselves in offering bride-to-bes with gorgeous outfit and accessory options to curate a bridal wardrobe that will last them from your engagement photos to the honeymoon. Explore our entire collection of bride-to-be outfits to find something special that speaks to your unique tastes! Plus, with all orders over $100, we offer free shipping. Let’s dress up!