A bride style shows in so many other places than down the aisle.
There are so many events that go into planning a wedding that come WAY before the wedding! There are engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette events, rehearsal dinners! So many times to shine and show your bridal style.
Personally, that was one of my favorite parts of the planning process, planning out my outfits for all of the festivities in the months prior to the wedding. Now, some people have tons of these! Tons of showers, tons of different engagement parties hosted by people all over! I only had a few, but still enjoyed the bridal fashion world while I could.
One thing that you want to make sure of, is that you are dressing appropriately for each different event. For example, a bridal shower that takes place around brunch time on a Sunday with your mom and her friends? Very different from an engagement party with your besties from college. These styles are awesome for those events where you want to feel a little classier, and maybe even a little dressed down? The maxi style is a great one to still give it an elevated feel, but also feels more casual than say, a shorter dress or a fancier jumpsuit.
I personally love long sleeve dresses. Especially around early spring. It’s still cold enough that you don’t want to wear anything spaghetti strap, and I know for me… my skin is way to pale to expose anyone to that! The long sleeves give an added level of comfort and class that go great for family-centered events.
I wore the Jocelyn Dress by Show Me Your Mumu because… well, it’s just the best! It is so comfortable and so flattering with the elastic waist, and the length is perfection! Makes it feel a little fancier, so if you did want to wear heels, you could! Or, dress it down with an adorable pair of sandals. If we had an engagement party the summer we got engaged, I definitely would have made this my outfit-of-choice!
Another great thing about this dress? It’s the color!! It is the perfect shade of white without being too… WHITE! It has a creamy or frosting hint to it that makes the color so subtle and beautiful, well, you’ll be fighting off compliments faster than you down that first glass of champs 🙂