What to Wear if You Think You’re Getting Engaged: Our Favorite Proposal Dress Ideas

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Do you have a sneaking suspicion? Have you seen Google searches for engagement rings? Maybe you received a hint that you should get your nails done. This is an exciting time and calls for a little bit of preparation!

If you think you’re going to get engaged soon and you’re wondering what to wear when you get engaged, we have tons of proposal outfit ideas to help you prepare for the special day! Confête is here to help with proposal dress ideas and outfit inspiration for the much-awaited day that you’ll say “YES!”

Bold Color

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Looking for a proposal dress that will allow your personality to shine? Look no further than bold colors to show off your unique and special self! We love bright pinks, oranges, and yellows for a proposal outfit that stands out as much as you. Check out our Clara Ruffle Tier Maxi Dress or our Fanya Dress! Have fun and play around with color for a perfectly memorable and bold look!

Statement Gowns

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If you love glitz and glam and standing out from the crowd, then the best proposal dress idea for you might be a statement gown! Delicate fabric combined with thoughtful details will bring the right amount of drama to your outfit on this significant day in your life. You’ll always remember what you wear when you get engaged, so go all out with the glitter, shimmer, and shine! We love our Sunrise Sequin Party Dress for a fun statement option. This dress photographs amazing — especially if you think you’re getting proposed to at the beach.

Beach Ready

woman wearing beachy proposal dress

Speaking of the beach, if you don’t go for a full-on gown for your proposal, a flowy, laid-back sundress is always a great proposal dress idea! Loose knits, neutral tones, and even light florals look best against the ocean, so try to don something that matches the sandy shores or a rugged coastline. The drama will come from the natural landscape, so you just need a proposal outfit idea that will complement your surroundings! Try our Hannah Ivory Crochet Dress for a romantic and playful style, or check out our Ellyn Long Dress for a classic silhouette that you can bring back for your honeymoon.

Casual Outdoors

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Keep up the casual vibes with a proposal dress idea that works outdoors! You’ll look stunning in a field of flowers, in the middle of a forest, or by the lake in a dress that’s flowy and sweet.

Pastel colors and ditsy floral prints (like our Lilac Floral Dress) look wonderful against a natural backdrop, while a maxi length (like our Martinique Coral Floral Maxi Dress) provides airy and down-to-earth energy that will pair perfectly with trees, grass, and flowers. You can accessorize to add a bit more interest or simply let your proposal dress do the talking.

White Faves

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Give a little preview of what’s to come with an engagement dress that’s all in white! With this proposal dress idea, you’ll look effortless and absolutely bridal in a white dress that features stunning details.

White is always a classic and chic option. This proposal outfit idea also suits every backdrop your partner might have selected to pop the question! Select something effortless and versatile like our Naomi White Pleated Maxi Dress or playfully sweet like our Eliza White Eyelet Midi Dress.

Prep for Proposal Day & Beyond

No matter what you decide to wear when you get engaged, Confête has options that suit everyone’s style! Once you have the ring, be sure to look for outfits and dresses to wear during your engagement pictures, bridal shower, and on your honeymoon! And don’t forget about the bachelorette party! Let’s dress up!