Don’t wait until the last minute to figure out what you’ll be wearing to greet the bride-to-be. Here are some simple guidelines for what to wear to a bridal shower and still look your best without dinging your budget.

Color coach

The palette is simple. Let the bride wear white and save black and red for the bachelorette party. Think pinks, yellows, blues and greens. BHLDN is our favorite place to get ideas for sophisticated party attire, especially for a shower or a wedding.


Dress for success

You don’t want to be the most underdressed lady present. Talk to other invitees in advance about what they’re wearing. This provides the best forum for discussing complementary attire and will spark dialogue with guests you don’t know well. Or when in doubt, error on the side of overdressed for a shower or wedding.


Accessory lady

Never underestimate the power of accessories. If you’re on a budget, a scarf, fab earrings or a statement bangle will turn “meh” into marvelous! Stores like Charming Charlie, H&M and Forever 21 have the best trendy baubles at amazing prices.

A blowout affair

A bad hair day can really put a chink in the armor of your festive mood. Eliminate flat hair and flyaways with a blowout before the event. Drybar, which is nationwide, will tame your mane for under $40.

Cheryl Najafi | CEO & Creative Catalyst | Everyday Dishes & DIY “Keep in mind that Easter and Passover are around the same time as the wedding season begins. Consider searching for an outfit you can use for both events.” – Cheryl