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June weddings are amazing, and we’ve all fantasized about them at least once while growing up, but if you have a fall wedding planned (and those have become almost even more sought-after), this summer season is ALL about your bridal shower and bachelorette. From classy brunches to even classier bachelorette parties / “take me backkkk” weekends away with the ladies, if you’re the bride, you’ll want to wear something special for each of them. And we know exactly where to get them from: David’s Bridal. The nation’s #1 special occasion retailer has an amazing assortment of LWDs and party dresses that are so appropriate for these festive kind of fetes. We picked out a few of our favorites, so scroll on down and see which styles get you pumped.
In fact, we’re kind of loving that over the last few years, “LWDs” have become less literal and more inspired looks. A high hem doesn’t qualify a little white dress anymore, it’s more about the overall relaxed or celebratory vibe of the couture itself. These days, instead of straight-up skater skirt-shaped dresses or halter-style trends, modern jumpsuits, midi-length dresses, and illusion lace designs are what’s hot for brides with sophisticated, mature perspectives on what they want to wear for their pre-veil parties.
Because nothing screams “I’ll wear this only once.” Whether you use it for your bridal luncheon or your bachelorette, you’ll find plenty of other occasions to rock the dress long after your I Dos are done, we promise!
Because LWDs have totally eclipsed LBDs, if you ask us. The David’s Bridal LWD options are awesomely affordable, while at the same time they’re expertly styled and meticulously designed. So, not only will you want to wear the dress again and again, you actually can. #PoweredUpRewearPotential. Not just for little black dresses anymore...
Because no one will mistake you for anyone other than the girl getting married when you’re wearing one of these stand out styles in a bride’s signature shade.
A chic look for a modern wedding or any wedding event, this flattering draped crepe jumpsuit features a crystal-embellished rose gold belt and a sleek, angular racerback. We bow down to any bride who strolls into her bridal shower in a jumpsuit, obvi, but it’s also really fun to bachelorette in - especially if you have the rest of the crew in black jumpsuits…
Want to forgo the traditional dress and walk down the aisle in this trend-forward, wide-leg crepe jumpsuit instead. We’re behind you 100p!! Meanwhile, the drapey charmeuse bow tops the one-shoulder neckline and a removable sash adorns the waist, making the jumpsuit a fresh and totally-feminine frock-alternative for your bridal shower. Just pair with a Bellini and some epic statement earrings.
Covered in tulip lace, this casual-cool high-neck dress is perfect for a bridal shower, a city hall ceremony, or an after-party look. Illusion panels on the bodice, waist and skirt, in addition to a halter-created open back, give this pretty pick so much edge. Plus, if you’re planning to coordinate with your bride squad, the lace is a great choice for you, while the rest of the girls show up in adorable floral prints. The halter necks tie the whole tribe togeth!
You know the bride when you see her. As much as we’re fans of the bride arriving to her party once all of her guests are there to greet her, we’re kind of loving a bride like this who gets there first - sits down - and shocks her friends and fam when they walk in. Mic drop moment! The graphic floral lace pops against a beige lining, with an illusion mesh inset at the plunging, scalloped neckline; while a contrasting grosgrain ribbon belt and open back provide stunning, dynamic details. It feels really Meghan Markle to us, modern, clean, and incredibly chic.
Perfect for a bridal brunch or a casual reception, this short-and-sweet illusion lace sheath dress charms with 3/4-length bell sleeves (our favorite part, for sure). Slim grosgrain trim details the waistline and sleeves to give her a streamlined, vintage vibe, and once the brunch is over - she can go right out to dinner with her soon-to-be mister or missus and show off those legs!! Orrrr wear it to her bach and style with higher heels and a sassy, ✌️out-for-the-night updo. Either works!
In love yet? Well here’s something else to ensure those 😍😍😍 - sooo many of these styles are offered in sizes S-XL and even up to 26, so brides of all body shapes/types can indulge and feel great about it. It's also something that DB prides itself on working on ALL the time, so brides will never have to look high or low to find something in their size (they've already got it!).https://www.youtube.com/supported_browsers?next_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DoF_sGEQIcwg&feature=youtu.be
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