5 Little White Dresses for Every Bridal Event
Super-chic ready-to-wear looks for your pre- and post-wedding events
When we saw Lily James at the Saks Cinderella window launch last week we fell in love with her head-to-toe Dior look. The off-white jacquard silk and white knitted cotton dress from the designer’s Spring 2015 Collection is both feminine and sporty and can be worn to your engagement party, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. And don’t forget the shoes! These black open-toed heels with black rose can be worn to many occasions, bridal-related or not. Exclusively available in-stores. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5th Avenue at 50th St., (212) 753-4000. Photo courtesy of Disney.
Looking for something a bit edgier? Halston Heritage’s Asymmetric-overlay sheath dress comes in both above-the-knee ($445) and floor-length ($595) options. Both sleeveless, round-neck designs come with a detachable belt, and the shorter version has a keyhole back. Available at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Avenue at 58th St., (212) 753-7300.
Exclusive to Barneys New York, this sweet, feminine pink and white leaf-embroidered organza dress by Huishan Zhang is ideal for a summer engagement party, or if you’re saying “I do” in the City before heading off to your wedding at an international destination. $1,115 at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue at 61st St., (212) 826-8900.
ALICE AND OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET
There’s something sophisticated about the black-on-white pattern on Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet’s Pleated Midlength Dress that we just adore. It’s girly but not young. Serious but not boring. We can totally see it on Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, and on a bride at her engagement party or a festive rehearsal dinner. $440 at Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet, 80 West 40th Street at 6th Ave., (212) 840-0887.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Yes, some brides looking for something simple, yet chic, may pick up this DVF Julianna Two-Lace Wrap Dress for a City Hall wedding, but we think it also works for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch. Designed by Diane von Furstenberg, in her signature wrap style, the above-the-knee ivory dress has a scalloped lace detail at the hem and a self-tie belt. $468 at DVF, 874 Washington Street at 13th St., (646) 486-4800.