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What to wear to a rehearsal dinner?

As you’re getting closer to the wedding day, there’s another important event to keep in your diary, the rehearsal dinner. Needless to say, it’s another outfit to think about besides your wedding dress. This event kick-starts your wedding festivities, bringing together your loved ones for an intimate celebration before the wedding day arrives.

Selecting your rehearsal dinner attire comes down to the type of venue you choose. It’s up to you to decide what works in your interest, whether it’s a formal sit-down dinner, an afternoon brunch or a garden bbq. Your venue can influence and set the tone for your rehearsal dinner outfit.

There are no rules when it comes to what you can or can’t wear on the day before your wedding. Of course, dressing in white or ivory will make you look every part the bride, but a white rehearsal dinner outfit isn’t for everyone. It’s a great opportunity to wear a trend you’re loving and consider wearing something completely unexpected and different to your wedding dress to show your personal style.

A striking wide-legged jumpsuit with a sequined or beaded bodice will really make a statement and wow your guests. Blush hues are a great alternative to a traditional white rehearsal dinner jumpsuit. Take it to another level with a metallic jumpsuit with a plunging neckline and belt cinching waist. For a sleeker look, opt for a strapless neckline with a ruffled lace or feathered edge and tailored bottom half. This adds all the drama that you need in a stunning ensemble.

For a contemporary bride, an ivory floral printed fabric is a great option for a brunch and garden rehearsal dinner. Wide-legged jumpsuits and Boho style maxi dresses are made for the occasion. Not only are they elegant choices, they’re also the perfect combination of relaxed but dressed up. If you’re hosting in the middle of summer, a fabulous cocktail dress, fitted mini dress or chic bridal playsuit is perfect for the season.

Classic silhouettes with minimal detailing will always look beautifully elegant for a formal dinner. A satin midi dress with a cowl neckline is a timeless piece that can be worn again and again. Elevate your look with a sheath gown with accents of bead embellishment and sheer blouson sleeves. Play with subtle drapes and flounce on necklines, hemlines and sleeves to add character to your outfit. Asymmetric cuts can add an element of suspense which will definitely draw all eyes on you.

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