Congratulations on your engagement! Your engagement party is the first official opportunity you have to celebrate your love with family and friends before the serious business of wedding planning begins. We've put together some ideas on what to wear to your engagement party to kick off your wedding adventure in style.
Your engagement party is a great time to start experimenting with dress silhouettes, color palettes and themes that you might like to carry through to your wedding day. For your engagement party we like the idea of taking these ideas and making them more casual; for example choose a short dress and pair it with strappy sandals or flat shoes and a headpiece for a look that instantly says 'bride to be'.
Keep it casual for a garden party, brunch or picnic and add a streamlined headband to for a chic and casual celebration.
Cayetana Silk Bow Headband, Needle and Thread dress
Gucci shift dress, Clemence pearl head tie
Lucrezia pearl headband, Dion Lee pleated mini dress
Or turn up the glam for a cocktail party and add a head-turning headpiece or fascinator. A birdcage veil is a great party piece for a bride to be and adds undeniable sophistication to a cocktail dress.
Serena birdcage veil, Ulla Johnson midi dress
Jonathan Simkhai lace dress, Maxima silk orchid headband
Constance feather flower fascinator, Dolce & Gabbana strapless dress
Marchesa Notte ruffled dress, Danica birdcage veil fascinator
Use your engagement party as a chance to experiment with color and patterns. We especially love pastel pinks, blues and greens for a spring engagement party, or celebrate the spring season with a lovely floral print. A matching pastel or white headpiece will keep your look decidedly bridal.
Self Portrait, Giovanna large headband,The Vampire's Wife
Dolce & Gabbana, Clementine blush pink lace headpiece Dolce & Gabbana
For more engagement party dress, headpiece and decor ideas visit our Engagement Party Dresses Pinterest board.