A Preppy Bride’s Fashion Guide

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To wear white or not to wear white? That is the question! There are so many fun events to plan after your engagement that it can often become overwhelming to find a handful of outfits that are all flattering and appropriate as well as chic. Many brides also struggle with the questions of color: will people be sick of me in white? Does it ruin the specialness of the big day? Is white even in season right now? Well here are 5 different fun outfits you can wear to make sure all your looks for all your events are varied, special, in-theme and in-season. (Hint: they’re not all white!)


 Bridal Shower

More often than not, brides feel as if they have to wear white at their bridal events so that they stand out a bit and are able to feel special. However, white is not for everyone! Especially in the fall and winter months, its hard to find a chic white dress that also speaks to your personal style. We think the bridal shower is a great time to explore a bit more color because of its often intimate, lovely feel. This dress is still feminine and beautiful and will make you feel special, but allows for a bit more personal expression while you’re showered with love from the ladies in your life! If you’re missing your pop of white, try a pair of gorgeous pearls!

Bachelorette Party

The bachelorette party is a fun time to experiment with a bit more figure-hugging designs, so that you feel sassy and sexy on your fun night out with friends. White is a fun option for this night because you’ll be able to stand out in a crowd and your friends will be able to find you amongst the chaos of whatever fun you end up in! Gold is also a fun option for this night and will allow you to stand out in its own special way and could add a bit more of a chic, glitzy feel to the event.

Rehearsal Dinner

We are obsessed with the little pop of color that this rehearsal dinner dress allows. It is an incredibly creative way to allude to your big day dress but still keep things colorful and classic. Pair it with a pair of sassy silver heels and simple earrings and you’ve got a chic, dressy outfit that is still casual enough to leave all the bells and whistles for the next day.

Wedding Day

For a lovely, preppy classic dress that is certain to turn heads as you walk down the aisle, look no further than this simple, streamlined gown from BHLDN. We love a nice, crisp white on the big day but the amazing thing about this dress is that you can add virtually any accessory to make it even more special. We would love to pair it with this mocha colored sash to add a touch of fall to this stunner.


For a bit of a game changer to whip out at the reception, we think it could be super fun to try an off-white lacy, prep romper to show off your gorgeous legs and get the party started! Paired with a fun, autumnal headpiece, this look allows for some creativity and class at your reception while freeing up your legs for the ultimate dancing outfit!


What is more fun than calling your man your “husband” for the first time? We knows he feels the same about calling you his wife so why not have some fun on the plane ride to your honeymoon destination with this “wifey” shirt. Paired with some fun preppy riding pants and a big bag to hold all your travel necessities, this shirt is not only fun to celebrate your newlywed life but its also super comfortable and subtle enough to wear again!

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