Style 911: How Do I Dress For A Bridal Shower?

I’m getting married next fall and I haven’t a clue what to wear to the three of four bridal showers between now and then. Any ideas? – Moira

When you’re planning your outfits, keep in mind that this is the bridal shower, not the bachelorette party. By which we mean your mom and several other people old enough to have birthed you will probably be there, so dress like an adult. Just make sure it’s a really cute adult by choosing something conservative in shape and whimsical in details.
Your dress doesn’t have to be this cutesy, but take note of the shape and pretty waist-cinching bow for inspiration! [$355, Kate Spade]

With a colorful dress, try not to weigh the look down with a bunch of black accessories. A bright contrasting clutch will do the trick better than a heavy, dark bag. [$298, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom]

This is your day and, thus, the perfect excuse to buy new shoes. Keep in mind that you’re going for classy, not vampy, and choose something tailored. We like the small bow on these because it ties into both the clutch and the dress. [$161, Stuart Weitzman, Bluefly]