How to Pick the Perfect Rehearsal Dinner Dress

The rehearsal dinner is your chance to welcome friends and family to your big day. If you’ve already picked out your wedding dress, you also have to plan for the rehearsal dinner dress since you’re in the spotlight and you’ll like to look wonderful. If you plan ahead, you have enough time to get an outfit altered if you need to and to splurge on the perfect pair of shoes to show off your dress. If you haven’t picked out the perfect outfit for this special night, keep on reading for our guidelines.

Think outside the white box.

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Traditionally, white is the color for the bride. If white is your flattering shade, you can wear a white rehearsal dinner dress on your special night. However, jewel tones, classic shades, and even bright hues are welcome so you can take a modern stance and wear a color you prefer. Like fashion blogger Jenny Bernheim, you may opt for an elegant red dress teamed with chic pumps, or even a black one that looks timeless and baroque-inspired.

Stay classy and comfortable.

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Regardless how grand or simple the rehearsal dinner night is, wearing a classy outfit is one thing that you can do to honor that. Skip anything too revealing and resort to feminine and timeless details. If you’re hosting a big event where people have picked out expensive clothing, rented hotel rooms, and traveled from far away to share in your big day, go for a classy and glamorous outfit you’re comfortable in. A comfortable dress, skirt-and-blouse, or dressy trousers teamed with chic top combination can be great. Look for ones that feel comfortable for you so you can sit and eat without feeling like your outfit is too tight or too short.

Incorporate season’s color and details.

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Seasonal accents are a practical way to keep your looks creative. If you’re planning a beach wedding on a summer day, think of a pretty sundress or cocktail dress the night before. If you wish to look formal in the summer, a chic dress with yellow and white accents like Jenny Bernheim wore can also be great. On the other hand, fall and winter weddings call for darker colors and heavier fabrics, but certainly don’t mean you’ll be wearing drab wool.

Resort to your wedding motifs.

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Your wedding colors already say a lot about you, so consider incorporating these into your rehearsal dinner attire. A nice dress with a ribbon, embellishment, print, or accent color that matches your wedding motifs keep things elegant. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, you may opt for a lavender dress with floral embellishments to keep everything romantic, feminine, and classy without going overboard. With our guidelines, you’ll be able to have pleasure on your special night.

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