What to Wear to a Bridal Shower: Bride Edition

Gentle Fawn Top (s/o in white, same in black and red. similar in white here, here, here) | Gentle Fawn Skirt** (same in black, similar in white here) | Seychelles Wedges (s/o, similar here, here) | Heart Druzy Necklace | Smokey Topaz Earrings | Kate Spade Bangle | OPI Kiss Me on My Tulips Nail Polish

**Get this skirt and your entire order for 15% off + Free Shipping w/code "RiffraffRepLauren" at checkout on ShopRiffraff.com

Bridal Shower Season is upon us, people! Most people get engaged from Christmas to Valentine's Day, so not only are there a plethora of weddings coming up, but a lot of people are beginning their planning! Wardrobe is definitely a part of the planning! Well yes, the wedding dress and such, but also events leading up to that, like showers.

No, you don't have to wear white, you can do whatever you want. Honestly, there's so many different themes and such, you can do nowadays...however, this post will be about how to wear white, in not so typical ways, but still for your classic shower. You only get married once, so you might as well wear the white dress when you get the chance;) Here's 3 things to think about when planning our white, prepping for wedding day, look:

1) Incorporate texture. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, but this is my favorite way to "pattern mix" and is probably the easiest and less risky. I paired the nude/white lace, with the white top and it instantly broke up the white. Now, if you're wearing a dress, you probably can't do this, but when you have a top and a bottom, it is so easy to do and gives an effortless look.

2) Play with silhouettes. There are plenty of dresses these days that aren't your average shift. Now, don't get me wrong...I love a good shift dress, but try something different, if you are looking to mix it up! I added the characteristic of silhouette to my look, via my top. Be careful when you are trying different top and bottom silhouettes, because you don't want to add too much. I made sure to wear a form fitting skirt, because the cape top, adds a lot of body. If you have a flowy top, be sure to wear skinny pants or a tight skirt. If you have flared jeans or a maxi skirt, wear a tighter top. It's all about balance!

3) Throw some shades. Keep your negative comments to yourself and bring on the color! ;) (sorry for the pun) I didn't do much of that here, but it can be super cute! I wore smokey topaz earrings and a necklace, so that was my "pop", because I wanted to keep it neutral. This is the perfect way to spice up your white. Incorporate a wedding hue, or even sport your favorite color, to give a white look, that screams you. Or if you want to give a traditional look, to a non-traditional color, try light blushes, peaches or lavenders, instead of white, altogether.

 What not to wear: Honestly, it's all about you, so I can't tell you what not to wear.  Now, when I write my "what to wear to a bridal shower: guest addition", that's another story...;)

There are so many cute options these days!! You don't have to stick with your normal dress or skirt combo. You can venture into rompers, jumpsuits, playsuits, and even trendy bottoms like flares. I scoured the inter-webs and found a couple white pieces that are so fun! They're perfect for spring/summer, whether you're getting married or not; so, check them out:

Are you getting married any time soon? Are you already married and have advice on what to wear? Let me hear thoughts!

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