Most items on your bride-to-be checklist come with a dose of dread, whether it’s deciding who makes the final cut for your guest list or mapping out seating placement that keeps the reception free of Real Housewives-worthy drama. There’s one little box to tick, however, that requires way less anxiety: finding your rehearsal dinner dress.
Unlike the gown you’ll walk down the aisle in (which, if you’re not careful, you'll spend longer on the hunt for than you did for your S.O.), the look you wear on the eve of your wedding is one of those easy-breezy choices that's way more fun to shop for. Maybe it’s because your options are so open. After all, the rehearsal dinner outfit comes with one commandment and one commandment only: It’s gotta be white. And honestly, even that’s negotiable, thanks to all the pretty pinks, flattering champagnes, and muted pastels in stores right now.
One more reason not to stress? We hunted down 10 looks that aren’t just perfectly appropriate to wear as you meet-and-greet your closest family and friends for your last day of singledom, they’ll work whatever your aesthetic. Take Alice + Olivia’s sleek sheath. The snowy fabric and elegant lines make it clear that you are the bride-to-be, but in a way that doesn’t feel like you’re trying too hard to drive the point home. And then there's Reformation's silken slip-dress, which is so incredibly gorgeous you might wish you'd chosen it for your walk down the aisle too. There's lace, there's chiffon, there's georgette, all in styles that run from classic to very, very right-now.
Reformation "Minerva" Dress
Alice + Olivia "Delora" Dress
Asos Edition Halter Dress
Amanda Uprichard "Andrew" Jumpsuit
Dress the Population "Mixed Media" Dress
Chi Chi London Dress
Elie Tahari "Jila" Dress
Likely "Mallory" Dress
Asos Design Dress
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