Eat Drink & Be Mary: What To Wear: Bridal Shower


What To Wear: Bridal Shower

blue and white floral dress

Blue and White Floral Bridal Shower Dress

In high school I found the dress code to be quite annoying.  Why, just why?  But now I've entered the "real" know where I've been forced to hold a job & adult (adult; v. how you must do life from now on ; see also, do I really have to).  And it turns out these dress codes follow you around no matter where you go or how "adult" you are.  So it's time I learn to deal with these dress codes, and share my tips for what to wear to a bridal shower.  

THEMED.  Is there a theme to your bridal shower?  If so, see if you can coordinate with the theme.  
[Ex. "Something Blue" >> wearing (you guessed it) a dress something blue incorporated.]  

earrings + sunglasses | Charming Charlie

WHITE.  It is a celebration of you the bride-to-be.  While wearing white isn't a must, definitely consider it.

WHO'S INVITED?  Consider who's invited.  Will your Grandma be there?  Make sure you'll be wearing something you'll be comfortable wearing in front of her, and all other attendants.  
[Ex. Covered in the front to avoid cleavage - as if I have any - but party in the back with the open back.]

Bridal Shower Dress

WEATHER.  Whether your shower is in the dead of Summer or during one of the chilly, Winter months, you will be miserable if you aren't dressed for the season.  Not to mention a sundress in December just doesn't sound right.

PICTURES.  Keep in mind there will be a lot of taking pictures, and pictures being taken of you.  Wear something you feel comfortable, pretty, comfortable in.

Basically, what I'm saying is this dress is what you should be wearing to a bridal shower.  I'm all about royal blue lately, and this dress certainly satisfies that obsession.  Not to mention the buttons and open back.  Seriously, the dress is the perfect amount of modest, flirty, floral (totally in right now) and Spring-y.  

Now that I think about it, this "all day soiree" dress would be perfect for a Summer BBQ or family picnic as well.  Why limit yourself to only bridal showers?  Although you can't blame me for having all-things-wedding on my is wedding season after all.  

Monogrammed Weekender Bag - The Preppy Pair

Earrings | Charming Charlie (similar)
Sun Glasses | Charming Charlie
Weekender Bag | The Preppy Pair
Boots | Watsonatta

Luckily, for you The Mint Julep Boutique is giving one of you the chance to win T W E N T Y F I V E dollars credit to their store.  #winning.  Literally.  My suggestions...well hands down I'd chose this All Day Soiree dress, again.  But my other choices would be : one | two | three | four
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  1. that dress is absolutely perfect for a bridal shower, especially if it's yours :)

  2. That dress is darling!! It looks perfect on you!

  3. Oh my gosh I love that dress!!! The one I bought for mine is a very similar style but all white!

  4. Such a beautiful dress, and loving the open back bow :)

  5. Love this post! And that dress is adorable, I think that is the dress I would choose too!

  6. Great tips and that dress is too cute!

  7. Love the coral romper, even if I can't pull off rompers- so cute!

  8. You are absolutely adorable, LOVE the dress Mary!

  9. I love everything about this dress!

  10. I think I might buy that dress! So cute!

  11. Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs InMay 18, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Omg, I love that bag! And the name of both of these boutiques, and all of their gorgeous stuff. My wallet sure is in trouble!!

  12. I'd pick the "Don't Be Squared" dress

  13. I love the real deal purse in light natural!

  14. I loved that dress! The back is perfect. I knew I wanted some white in my dress, but also something that tied in our wedding colors, these tips are great!

  15. Chelsea WilliamsMay 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    What a cute little dress love it!!

  16. I love how you dressed down the dress with the boots! Considering I live in Virginia I really need to get myself a pair.

  17. I'd pick a really cute dress!!! Which one?! I can't make those sort of life choices right now!!!

  18. The dress looks beautiful on you! You are right about choosing something that you will be comfortable wearing and taking pictures in. :)

  19. Thanks Andrea. Oh yes, I love pictures and will definitely want lots taken and it would be silly to wear something I don't like myself in.

  20. Haha, I understand. It's such a hard choice with all their cute stuff!

  21. Yes, I love wearing my cowboy boots every once in a while. And I love how they paired with this dress.

  22. I love the back. It's definitely my favorite part. I wanted a little white as well, and I think we both found great dresses to meet those requiremnts. :)

  23. Thanks love. The back was definitely my favorite part. :)

  24. Don't you just love everything they have?!

  25. I really like that one as well; oh and right now they have 40% off site-wide! Don't miss out.

  26. I couldn't agree more Lindsay. Although, there are sales everywhere right now. The Mint is currently having a site-wide sale 40% off is your time to buy!

  27. You should, I'm in love with mine. AND they're having a 40% off site-wide sale right now.

  28. Thanks love. I'm obsessed with the back of this dress and how spring-y it is. Do you shop at The Mint much? Right now they're have a site-wide sale..can't beat it.

  29. I am ALL about rompers lately. I have so many I've had to talk myself from buying several more, haha.

  30. Thanks Brittany! They're having an awesome memorial day sale right now, 40% off site-wide. Don't miss out..there's so much cute stuff to choose from!

  31. Well you must have good taste ;). I'm so loving it, and practically everything else on their site as well, haha.

  32. The back is seriously too cute. It's hands down my favorite part. You would look so cute in it too (and they're having an awesome memorial day sale right now!).

  33. Great minds think alike. :) I also bought an all white from them for our couples shower. You could say I love their boutique just a little. ;) Have you ever checked them out?

  34. Thanks love. I'm quite fond of it myself. You should check out what they's all on sale right now.

  35. It is. ;) The bridal shower is this weekend and I can't wait to share all about it!


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