Weddings are a magical occasion, but they can also be a whole lot of stress. Not only for the couple getting married but for everyone who’s invited. Between the engagement party, bachelorette party and the big day itself, there’s a lot of money to be spent, presents to be bought and, of course, outfits to be planned. While we all know to go all out for the wedding outfit and to dress for a night on the town for the bachelorette party, we can often end up stumped when trying to think of engagement party outfit ideas. No matter if you’re the bride to be or a guest to the event, deciphering what to wear can be tricky business. Here’s some tips, tricks and ideas to take away the stress and make sure you nail that engagement look.
All White Outfit Ideas
All white is the traditional outfit choice for brides to be at their engagement parties. The pure and classical colour has been worn for many years and offers a timeless quality to engagement outfits. Very bridal in nature, wearing white at your engagement party will undoubtedly keep the spotlight on you for the event. If that doesn’t sound like your thing, however, opting for print or colour instead.
Print Outfit Ideas
Prints are often an excellent way to turn up the style factor on an outfit. In a sea of dresses, you want to stand out, and a print will help you do that. Fun, and often filled with colour, prints are perfect for those summer engagement parties. Choose a more simple cotton print dress for a daytime party or a printed silk number for the perfect after five style.
Colour Block Outfit Ideas
While prints never fail to pack a punch, block colours can often be just as impactful. Bold, striking and more eye catching than the usual black, bright block colours, such as magenta, cobalt, fuschia and tangerine, can really create a standout dress. Likewise, this year’s favourite pastel colours, powder blue and soft pink, can also create eye catching looks that break free from the mould. Just remember, if you choose a block colour outfit, to keep everything else simple and understated, including silhouette, accessories and hair. The colour is your feature element.
Outdoor Engagement Outfit Ideas
As previously mentioned, the location of the engagement party is an essential piece of information for planning what you will wear. Outdoor engagement parties often take place in gardens, backyards, or even at the beach, so you must plan accordingly. Choose outfits that are more casual than formal and wear appropriate footwear. As outdoor parties usually take place during the day, try a simple maxi dress or sundress instead of the usual cocktail attire.
Non Traditional Outfit Ideas
Not every woman wants to wear a dress to an engagement party, and the good news is that you don’t have to. If you feel more comfortable in pants and a top, or prefer the style of a jumpsuit, go ahead and ditch the dress. As long as you still look stylish and dressed to the same degree of formality as the rest of the guests, a non traditional outfit can be the perfect look.
Remember, to enjoy yourself on this happy occasion by dressing confidently and comfortably.