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What To Wear To Your Engagement Party

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Congratulations, you're engaged! The engagement party (or parties) is the first of many events where all eyes will be on you as a bride-to-be. That means it’s time to start planning your engagement party outfit(s). Don't stress—use this as an excuse to begin investing in looks you love, and pieces that will set the stage for your bridal style. Remember: There are no hard and fast rules, it's your party. Have fun with your fashion.

Whether your style is fashion-forward and trendy, laidback with a side of sexy, or traditional all the way, here are 7 looks from our most recent Gala No. X and Pret-A-Porter collections paired with our assortment of bridal shoes we're loving for your first official wedding celebration. Calling all 2021 brides: These are the engagement outfits you've been waiting for—and that you can shop right now through our online boutique and have delivered right to your front door.

Metallic Moment

A sequin gown is foolproof for a celebratory party. Start with sexy tailoring, like this illusion corset; then, pair with bold accessories. Case in point: Our Astrid Silver Swarovski crystal embellished slingbacks. The look gets even stronger when elements of visual interest add an extra dose of drama without being over-the-top. This look is for the girl that considers herself chic, sophisticated, and a modern minimalist with a touch of glam—not a princess, a romantic, or a boho bride-to-be.

Studio 54

For a laid back vibe, channel the sartorial minimalism of the ‘90s and the Night Fever ’70s with an easy slip dress and a hint of disco-inspired sparkle with glitzy extras. Thin oversized hoop earrings and an easy-to-wear sandal are the ideal add-ons for an effortlessly sultry vibe that’s sure to have you feeling good on the dance floor until the early hours. Top it off with voluminous waves, or a textured ponytail.

Bohemian Elegance

A soft, goddess-like silhouette gives a bohemian look an elegant polish when paired with luxe accessories. Opt for a jumpsuit with nature-inspired embroidery for a more playful feel–it’s a party, after all. Style the look with foolproof formal accessories, like a pointed pump, sparkly evening bag, and simple drop earrings.

Contemporary Edge

Textured tulle and lace appliques feel undeniably bridal. For a unique twist on a traditional silhouette, opt for a sexy fit-to-flare gown and removable floral embellished coat that feels romantic, ladylike, easy with an edge—and hints at a possible garden wedding to come. Pair with vintage-inspired accessories and a lace bootie-like pump. 


Pro tip: Now is the time to invest in accessories with mileage; don’t think about this event alone, purchase pieces you’re likely to mix in for your bachelorette, rehearsal dinner, welcome cocktails, and more.

Bring the Drama

Here’s your chance to go all out and dress up like a bride before the wedding planning really begins. Amp up a cocktail mini dress with a long detachable skirt and pair with a sleek cutout lace peep-toe pump for a look that is bold, feels fresh—and is undoubtedly wedding-worthy. Statement earrings and crystal extras will complete this powerful vibe. 

Girl with a Pearl

Little to no embellishments don’t have to be boring. Dress up an effortless look with an off-the-shoulder, puff sleeve, crepe gown and pair with satin sandals. Nod to your classic-with-a-twist vibe with modern takes on pearl extras. This look could easily go prim if you opt for hair and makeup that’s too overdone; style it with a sleek, low ponytail, loose waves, or an easy, minimal knot.

Modern Minimalism

Upgrade a slim strapless gown with one that has delicate diamanté beaded embellishments for a mod spin on an otherwise simple silhouette. Style the look with foolproof formal accessories, like a glitter pointed pump, sparkly evening bag, and simple drop earrings.

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Jessica Caplan | November 11, 2020

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