Styling: On the Hunt for the Perfect Rehearsal Dinner Dress

Wedding season is in FULL swing. We’ve already been to five weddings this year and we’re barely into June. One wedding I am looking forward to is our friends Caitlin & Alex who will be getting married this August. As Caitlin and I discussed all the fun details of the wedding, she asked if I had any suggestions on where to find a great rehearsal dinner dress.

Locally in Louisville, I know the stylish ladies at Clodhoppers, Blink, Circe, Rodeo Drive, Peacock Boutique and Dress & Dwell could definitely help her pin down a great option – but it’s always good to have some ideas when you’re heading out.  I love the tradition of wearing white to your rehearsal dinner but with a twist. Wearing white also gives you the fun option of wearing bright heels, fun jewelry or even a flower or headband in your hair. So here’s some different options that would make any bride-to-be shine at the rehearsal dinner.

p.s. – any of these would make perfect getaway dresses too!


For the daring bride who loves to shine. Parker Sequined V Neck Dress

p.s. – if you get this dress, you MUST get the shoes too.

The Peplum makes it sassy & sweet. Alice & Olivia Peplum Tank Dress with Ruched Skirt

Love lace for the summer. Jarlo Rosemary Lace Dress

Perfect for something a little more formal. Xscape Ruched Satin Sheath Dress

Switch out the sash with a bold color or keep it simple with the black ribbon. Aidan Mattox Spaghetti Strap Layered Chiffon Dress

A touch of color for an outdoor affair. Lily Pullitzer Delia Dress

Just girly enough. Profiterole Out the Carpet Dress by Max & Cleo

For the trend setting bride to be. Dolce Vita Valentina Lace Dress

For the backyard or beach party. River Island Chelsea Girl Lace Dress

Classic. Black Halo Jackie O Belted Midi Dress

Daisy shift = mod perfection. Olie Daisy Lace Dress by Dolce Vita

Love the simple shape with the sparkles. ASOS Skater Dress With Sequin T-Shirt

Love the front...

... obsessed with the back. Oasis Lantern Dress

Love the hint of color. Shoshanna Lace Matina Dress

For the bohemian bride. ASOS Midi Dress With Mesh And Lace Detail

Going through all these dresses makes me want to throw another wedding (well, kinda – for the fun but I just wish it was free!). You don’t have to be a bride to sport one of these dresses, just make sure you steer clear of wearing them to any wedding festivities.



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    June 11, 2012

    This post is perfection! Who wants to go shopping??! Love you! (yes, I mean it)!