The Perfect Little White Dress for the Summer Bride
Today's post is in honor of my bridal shower this weekend. I'm so excited to see what my mom and bridesmaids planned. The only thing I'm not looking forward to is being the center of attention. I prefer to sit back and observe but I'm getting myself together to be the life of the party on Sunday.
One step in getting ready for being the bride with all eyes on me is seeking out the perfect white dress. Of course I would start with the clothing! Shopping for white dresses has been one of my favorite parts but also a little bit on the tricky side. The key is shopping RIGHT NOW. This was a total oversight on my part when I first got engaged last summer (it'll be one year ago tomorrow!). White dresses are easy to find right now with every sort of style and fabric you could imagine: shift, mini, midi, eyelet, lace, even chambray. When I shopped for an engagement party dress last fall, I was met with some seriously slim options. Summer really is the best time to scoop up a little white dress.
Most stores have a white dress option but I started at a department store to get the most options from designers like Marc Jacobs and Donna Morgan. I will always love Anthropologie for their unique styles, though they can be pricey. Club Monaco is simple, classy, and always has gorgeous options. For online shopping, Shabby Apple is great for really feminine styles perfect for the bride.
I can't wait to share what little white dress I wore to my bridal shower later. Only a month and a half to go to the big day!