2009-08-04 08:30:00 by YOUR SHOP GIRL
Engagement, Shower and Rehearsal Party Dress Ideas
Engagements and showers and rehearsals oh my! Brides-to-be, take a deep breath and listen carefully. I will guide you through how to dress the part for any of your upcoming parties, so you are always the belle of the ball.
Attire should be dressy casual. No jeans and no tees. No matter how much money you just paid to have the distressed holes put in your jeans, they do not belong here! Whether this is your backyard or a Michelin star restaurant, don’t be afraid to look fabulous. Also, make sure that your fiancé’s attire is on par with your own. The Brynn JCrew dress (above) will work great on you if you have a warm complexion and want to define the smallest part of your waist underneath your bust. The relaxed fit around the tummy area also means you don’t have to worry about having that nice piece of cheesecake!
All eyes on you! Once again casual dressy applies; unless the shower is held in a hall, wherein you are expected to dress in cocktail attire. I would suggest a professional blow dry as well. This Ports 1961 Sari dress is classic enough to wear again, but with its open asymmetrical neckline it adds the perfect amount of allure. Dress it up with necklaces and fabulous shoes.
Definitely cocktail attire. This may be the last time your hubby sees you before the big day so make sure to leave an impression. If you are looking to minimize the hips try a flowy A-line piece like this ABS Strapless Ombre Silk dress. Just beware of strapless if you are broad shouldered as light reflects light and thus draws all the attention up top.
Things to remember:
- Where and when? Afternoon? Cottons will work. Autumn? Try a satin. Remember to dress appropriately for the time and the place.
- Choose something that you can wear again. This is not your wedding dress ladies! Keep it fairly practical so you don’t have to dispose of it afterwards.
- Take a picture of yourself in your dress before you wear it. This helps you to make sure it is perfect for you and allows you to see what it will look like on camera.
- Make sure your dress(es) reflects your personality. It’s your party and you can shine if you want to. Channel your style icon and don’t be afraid to be fabulous.
Your Shop Girl,
Suzanne Colmer is Toronto's Style & Image Queen. Your Shop Girl will help you reach your potential, so you never leave the house looking any less than your very best.