Most weddings these days include more than just the wedding day itself. There’s the bridal shower, possibly an engagement party, the bachelorette party or getaway weekend, the rehearsal dinner, maybe a post-wedding brunch, and the honeymoon. With all of these events, you have more opportunities to show off your own personal style to friends and family. You may opt to go a little more classic for your wedding dress, but when it comes to the events before and after the wedding, our advice is to have fun with it.
Eden Boutique is a cute shop located in Denver, Colorado (and ships nationwide), started by Little White Dress because brides were asking where to find stylish and unique options for these events. Kelly Legget, Creative Director at Little White Dress Bridal Shop and a bridal fashion expert, says, “We love helping brides express their own style in what they choose not just for the wedding day, but for all the events leading up to the wedding and at occasions long after the wedding as well. We are frequently asked for style suggestions for different types of events, so we wanted to share a few of our current top picks!”
Below you’ll find some of Kelly’s and her team’s top picks for all of your wedding-related events this season.
Bridal showers are all about your girl gang, so we love opting for styles that are feminine, but with a twist. Going for an unexpected element keeps your look from feeling unoriginal.
The Robbie Dress ($240), pictured above, is tame enough for grandma, but still feels fresh with pops of floral embroidery and sheer detailing at the neckline and waistline. Pair this with a cute wedge and a round rattan purse and you’re all set!
Who says you have to wear white? Blue is a way to still feel bridal without feeling like your dress screams “bride.” This For Love & Lemons ($280) pick, pictured above left, is so chic, and bonus: super versatile long after the wedding!
But, if you want to stick with the traditional white dress, The Tabby Dress ($173), pictured above right, is the perfect combo of sweet and stylish, in an amazing embossed fabric and flutter sleeves. We love this look for any bridal shower, and it could easily double as a dress to wear on your honeymoon. We’re a fan of any dress you can multiple wears out of!
Brides opting for a weekend getaway for their bachelorette celebration will need extra outfit options so they can feel their best whether they’re sipping on mimosas at brunch or hitting up the town for some dancing. This reversible-sequin mini ($163), pictured above left, is like a glass of bubbly in dress form. With a shift silhouette, it’s also super comfy, meaning you don’t have to worry about having those extra margaritas on your bachelorette weekend!
Another option we’re loving is this wide-leg jumpsuit ($198), pictured above right. Jumpsuits can be dressed up or down and they’re the perfect piece to throw in a suitcase for any bachelorette location. The floral print on this one feels like just the right amount of edgy.
This For Love & Lemons Maxi ($280), pictured above, doubles as a poolside lounge dress, or an easy, all-eyes-on-the-bride look for a night on the town. With an open back and plunging-V, it’s definitely a statement but remains tasteful and totally stylish. Consider adding a dainty drop necklace to glam this up a notch!
The night before the wedding is the perfect time to give your friends, family, and soon-to-hubby just a hint at what your wedding day style will be like, without giving away too much. We love the idea of mirroring one element of your wedding day look in your rehearsal dinner attire to tie it all together; whether it’s the dress, the flowers or the venue.
Does your wedding have an Art Deco or glam vibe? The Heloise Dress ($265), pictured above left, would make for the perfect rehearsal dinner look. With rose gold linear sequins and sheer details, it’s refined but unfussy, and could totally be re-worn later on to a cocktail party or to an evening wedding.
If you’re hosting a refined bohemian wedding in the fall, we have just the look! Opt to rock this floral velvet jumpsuit ($299), pictured above center, for the rehearsal dinner and your guests won’t be able to stop raving about how good you look. It’s a total statement piece! And again, totally re-wearable!
Another favorite of ours is this ivory lace dress with pops of red florals and black accents ($198), pictured above right. It is unique, beautiful and memorable, and would be a gorgeous rehearsal dinner look for a destination wedding in Mexico or for a summer wedding that incorporates red florals.
Finally, when it’s time to relax after the stress and craziness of wedding planning, you’ll definitely want pieces that are comfortable, versatile, and easy-to-pack. It’s probably the last time you’ll get to call yourself a “bride” so some extra-special looks are a great way to continue the celebrations.
Pictured above left, is a trendy lightweight swimsuit cover-up ($142) perfect for any warm-weather honeymoon. With an open back accented with beaded fringe, you’ll turn heads at the pool or beach! This cover-up is made with the softest fabric, covered in barely-there gold sequins. It’s effortless and gorgeous.
When you’re out exploring the town or sitting down for a nice dinner with your hubby, this blush maxi with gold shimmer accents ($224), pictured above right, and a tassel-tie back is just what you need! This effortless maxi has a loose fit so you won’t get too hot.
And, if you haven’t noticed, we’re big fans of jumpsuits. They’re comfortable, can be dressed up or down, and easy to throw in a suitcase. Whether you have a honeymoon in the city or on the beach, this sand-colored jumpsuit ($108), pictured above, is great for sightseeing, lounging, and everything in between.
Ready to start shopping?
You can find Eden Boutique in the garden level of Little White Dress, or online at EdenBoutiqueDenver.com. We’ve got you covered for every event, and want to make sure you feel amazing, stylish, and most importantly, like yourself.