Your wedding day is important, and so are all the celebrations leading up to it. That includes, of course, your wedding shower. But much like you probably don’t have a wedding dress or formal tux lying around, you may not have the perfect wedding shower attire, either. That’s why we’re here! We’ll help you figure out the perfect wedding shower attire in just four questions. Of course, these questions won’t tell you the exact dress or skirt or pants to wear. But they will help narrow down your search, so finding the perfect outfit isn’t as difficult.

To find that perfect outfit, you’ll have to ask yourself some questions about your shower. This may be challenging for some couples, however, as members of your wedding party and/or your parents may plan part or all of your shower. It’s a common tradition, and nothing to worry about! If you don’t know where or when your shower is, ask whomever is planning it to give you feedback based on these guidelines.

For example, they can tell you that the venue is formal or that the weather should be warm. And if you don’t like to leave things up to chance, you can tell your friends or family what kind of wedding shower you’d like. Tell them if you want a lavish ceremony or a simple afternoon celebration. That way, you can decide what to wear with confidence.

What Is the Venue Like?

Much like your wedding attire, you want your wedding shower attire to fit in with the venue without blending into it. That means nothing too ornate at your backyard wedding. And certainly nothing too simple at your embellished cathedral nuptials.

Bonus Tip: Inform your guests of any dress code, and then you don’t have to fret over how the venue perceives itself.

One way to gauge the overall environment of the venue is to see how the staff dresses. Are they more casual or more formal? You can also look through the place settings and decoration options to get a feel for the location’s aesthetic.

What Will the Weather Be?

Weather affects our daily lives a lot—especially during important events like a wedding shower. Dressing for the weather is one of the best ways to ensure that you’re comfortable at your shower. For example, if it’s going to be hot and humid, we recommend avoiding lots of layers and thick materials. Short sleeves and breathable fabrics like linen are your friends!

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On the other hand, if it’s going to be cold and rainy, you should bring a jacket and dress a little warmer. The weather isn’t the ultimate decider of what you wear to your wedding shower. But it does help narrow down your options before you even start looking.

What Are My Wedding Colors?

We get it—it’s so tempting to wear all white every day until you’re married. (And we certainly won’t tell you not to do that!) But if you’re not sure what to wear, or don’t want to give your future spouse a sneak peek at you in all white—go for color! Choose a color from your wedding palette and find a dress that matches perfectly. While the wedding shower decor usually resembles that of the wedding, wearing a matching dress will give guests a clear look at your big day.

If you’re looking for a more subdued look, stick to neutral colors and add colored accents to tie in the wedding day theme. You can add some on-theme accessories or even incorporate your wedding colors into your makeup and nails.

What Is My Personal Style?

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If you’re really, super stuck on choosing wedding shower attire, forget the wedding theme and the color palette for a moment. Step back and ask yourself, “What do I want to wear?” Now, maybe you’d like to wear pajamas, but you know that’s not the most formal clothing. So what’s second best to pajamas? Would you feel more comfortable in a dress or a suit? Is the outfit bright and colorful or is it simple and elegant?

Bonus Tip: Your wedding is all about you and your soon-to-be. Don’t forget that!

Use your vision (and the tips in this post!) to craft your perfect wedding shower attire. After all, this is your day, and it’s important that you’re comfortable. If you’re uncomfortable, you won’t be able to enjoy your shower as much, and that’s not good! We want you to have fun at every stage of the wedding process.


Choosing the right wedding shower attire isn’t nearly as much work as choosing your wedding dress or tux (or anything in between!). But it’s still an important choice so that you can be comfortable and confident while you’re celebrating your upcoming nuptials. These four questions will make the decision easier, so can focus on planning and having fun.

Do you plan on wearing white to your wedding shower? Or are you opting for a colorful outfit?