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If you’ve already found your dream wedding gown, you’re halfway to the bridal-dress battle. Getting married usually means looking for all the events other than the wedding, for example, your rehearsal dinner. This special companion is important because some of your closest loved ones will be present, and as the bride, all eyes will be on you during the festivities. Like the other outfits in your wedding arsenal, your rehearsal-dinner outfit should represent your personality, be easy to move inside and express a mixture of elegance and comfort. But really, no rules are set in stone, unless you set them yourself. After all, you are the bride! It may be less formal than what you plan to wear on your big day, but that doesn’t mean super dressy or casual – the choice is up to you.
Loving the small hemline? If so, consider the 60s-inspired Silk Halter Mini of the Reformation and the thigh-high slit dress of The Atico. Obsession over decoration? For a fun, unexpected fringe detail on the hemline go to Stoud’s mini wrap dress. Or if you want to ignite your inner “Bridgeton” character, V. Chapman’s corset gown will make you feel like the diamond of the season. For conventional routes, a white wedding-rehearsal dress – such as the House of CB’s pleated satin midi or Rosie Asolin’s pearl mini – might be the answer. But if you are an unconventional, pastel shade, off-white option and even floral prints are a suitable competitor for the wedding. This is really important until your final choice makes you look and feel fantastic – and enables you to move around freely so that you can move around at night –
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When choosing your wedding-rehearsal dress, you get to make the rules. Feeling comfortable and stylish? Congratulations, you made the perfect choice! Take a hint from brides who continue to establish their own tradition of white bridal attire, or commit to conventional white attire for a timeless look.
How to style your wedding-rehearsal dress
Bring out the accessories! Whether it’s a gold necklace, pearl drop earrings, or a chain belt, the right pieces enliven your wedding look. You can display a theme like tropical or introduce a visual contrast, such as a smooth white gown with a bold ornate belt. Shoes are also important for creating a memorable entrance. Choose smooth kitten heels, towering stilettos or low strappy flats – the style that speaks to you the most.
Read on for 13 wedding-rehearsal looks for all the bridal style inspiration you need. They may not all be white, but when you are wearing these flashy ensembles, everyone will know you are the star of the show.
– Additional report by Sarah Wasilak