NYC style blogger Mary Orton in gold lame Marchesa Notte one shoulder gown
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Rehearsal Dinner

We all have go-to dresses for big events. But what about when it’s your big event?  Today’s 30 Dresses in 30 Days occasion is all about rehearsal dinner style when it’s THE rehearsal dinner that matters most.  Fall/Winter brides, I’m looking at you.

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MARCHESA NOTTE

One Shoulder Draped Lamé Gown (similar HERE and HERE)

STUART WEITZMAN

Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal (similar style HERE)

INGE CHRISTOPHER

Featured Bag Soldout (similar HERE, HERE and HERE)

CHAN LUU

Featured Earrings Soldout (similar styles HERE, HERE and HERE)

The Vibe:
Styling Tips:
NYC style blogger in gold lame Marchesa Notte one shoulder gown with clutch
NYC style blogger in gold lame Marchesa Notte one shoulder gown with clutch in front of large New York building
NYC style blogger in gold lame Marchesa Notte one shoulder gown with clutch and red lip

What To Wear To Your Rehearsal Dinner:


Styling yourself for your rehearsal dinner is in (some) ways even more exciting than selecting your dress for the wedding itself.  It’s your chance to be a little more bold, have a little more fun, and (gasp!) maybe even
not wear white?  Photos from this event will not necessarily be framed all over your house forever like photos from the big day, so the pressure is off.  The main focus is to find a celebratory dress you feel amazing in. This Marchesa Notte’s one-shoulder draped lamé gown fit the bill for me.  It’s the right move when you want to make a statement and maybe also live your dream of dressing like an Oscar statue.

MARCHESA NOTTE

One Shoulder Draped Lamé Gown (similar HERE and HERE)


STUART WEITZMAN

Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal (similar style HERE)

When selecting your rehearsal dinner dress, don’t go with something that’s too similar in style and silhouette to your actual wedding dress.  Also, you’ll want to tailor (no pun intended) your dress to your venue, so obviously this look may not be quite the right move for an outdoorsy farmhouse dinner—unless of course the farmhouses you frequent are fancier than the farmhouses I frequent.  In general, you want to go for a dress that is comfortable (remember, there will be lots of standing and hugging) and makes you feel amazing in the moment—your moment.

 

INGE CHRISTOPHER

Featured Bag Soldout (similar HERE, HERE and HERE)


CHAN LUU

Featured Earrings Soldout (similar styles HERE, HERE and HERE)

NYC style blogger in gold lame Marchesa Notte one shoulder gown with clutch side shot
NYC style blogger in gold lame Marchesa Notte one shoulder gown with clutch, red lip and earrings

Rehearsal dinner dresses get less of our headspace than the dress worn the next day, for obvious reasons.  But finding a dress for this special night that you’ll look back on and love forever is nothing short of a golden opportunity.  

Apologies for that final pun.  These things just come out sometimes and I can’t stop it.

Check out all of my favorite rehearsal dinner dresses for the bride below!

 

MARCHESA NOTTE

One Shoulder Draped Lamé Gown (similar HERE and HERE)


STUART WEITZMAN

Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal (similar style HERE)

2 thoughts on “Rehearsal Dinner”

  1. Lots of beautiful suggestions, but my vote is for the Marchessa Notte Off-the-Shoulder Embroidered Floral Gown. Gorgeous!

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