Shop the 11 Best Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Dresses for Brides

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All brides-tobe! With wedding season in full swing, it’s time to secure some last-minute style staples. If you’ve said “yes” to the dress of your dreams, then you’ve already gotten the most stressful shopping out of the way. That doesn’t leave your rehearsal dinner look.

This outfit is an important fashion element of your wedding weekend. It’s often overlooked, but it is vital. Unlike your wedding dress, there aren’t strict rules with a rehearsal dinner ‘fit. “It’s your party, you’re the bride and you can whatever you want,” The Stylish Bride founder Julie Sabatino told Today. “This is your real fashion moment.”

The Knot agreed: “Your rehearsal dinner is a great opportunity to go bold with your fashion choices. You can express your personality in a rehearsal dinner dress that is different from your wedding gown. If your dress is traditional (lace and long sleeves, for instance), go for something more contemporary for your rehearsal dinner (like a sleek jumpsuit) to show off a different side of your style.”

How we picked the best wedding rehearsal dinner dresses

While I’ve never been a bride myself, I have attended my fair share of weddings over the years. So, I’ve gotten a taste of a wide range of rehearsal dinner dresses in person — not to mention all the garments that have graced my Instagram feed and TikTok For You page! Some brides choose fashion-forward pieces such as structured jumpsuits or feathered frocks. Others keep it simple and chic with elegant midis or flowing maxis. The color white is the most common thread.

We made sure to choose a variety styles that would suit different body types when choosing the rehearsal dinner attire. Since it’s summer, these looks are especially appropriate for warm weather, but we’ve included long sleeve and maxi options too. These outfits can be worn in front of family members and friends. They are stylish, comfortable, and cute.

It could be a rehearsalThese 10 dresses (and a jumpsuit) can be worn for dinner. These 10 dresses (and one jumpsuit!) are perfect for dinner. Showstoppers. These stunning bridal looks will kick off your wedding weekend with a bang!

1. White Ruffled Maxi Dresses – How to Love It

Marriage to the Max(i).

Lulus

According to one shopper, this dreamy maxi dress is “perfect for summer wedding events” — especially a destination wedding on the beach. The lightweight, woven fabric and high slit allow for breathable, fluid movement. We’re smitten with all of the delicate details, from the ruffled adjustable spaghetti straps to the cinched bodice and subtle cutout. “It is beautiful and super high quality!” another customer raved. “10/10 recommend!”

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It’s Amazing!

Available at: Lulus

2. Floret Studios Lace Mini Dress

Lovely in Lace

lace midi dress
Nordstrom

This classic lace frock is flattering and timeless. This form-fitting midi dress is made with textured lace and soft inner lining. It features a structured bust and a scalloped hem. “This dress fit amazingly, I received so many compliments,” one shopper said. “It was absolutely so well-made and beautiful!” 

Pros:

  • Style that is timeless
  • Flattering

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You should see it!

Available at: Nordstrom

3. Elliatt Pallas Dress

Don’t Get Cold Feet — Give the Cold Shoulder

off-shoulder-dress
Revolve

Perfect! Stunning! Comfortable! Flattering! Unique! These are just a few words that reviewers used when describing this asymmetrical dress. This frock stands out with its off-the shoulder silhouette and ruched crepe fabric. For a designer dress, we’re shocked at how relatively affordable this maxi dress is!

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  • Some shoppers feel that this dress is too large. So, size down. 

Available at: Revolve

4. Fiemaoves Satin Slip Maxi Dress for Wedding

Silky Smooth

satin slip dress
Amazon

This satin slip dress is only $36, making it the most affordable item on our list. But you’d never know that this stunning maxi was such a steal! This silky dress is lightweight and comfortable, and drapes beautifully across your body without highlighting any trouble spots. “Hands down one of my favorite dresses,” one reviewer reported. “So flattering and comfortable.”

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Flattering

Cons:

  • Some places run a little loose.

You Must See It!

Available at

5. Lulus Love Poem Ivory Lace Mini Dress

This Dress Makes the (Wedding) Cake

lace halter mini dress
Lulus

According to countless reviews, this mini dress is absolutely “perfect” and fits like a glove. This white frock, which features crochet floral lace and a high neckline, is both elegant and casual. Both your future spouse and grandma will be delighted. Bonus: wear this dress to any bridal event — your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party or honeymoon trip. 

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You should see it!

Available at: Lulus

6. Calvin Klein Off-the–Shoulder Ruffle Sheath Dress

Rehearsal Dinner Ruffles

ruffle off-the-shoulder sheath
Macy’s

This elegant off-the shoulder sheath will make a statement at your rehearsal dinner. This midi dress is a statement piece. Meghan MarkleYou would wear. Instantly iconic! “This dress is a one-of-a-kind look!” one shopper proclaimed. “I would advise anyone to buy this dress for that WOW look!”

Pros:

  • Stunning silhouette
  • High quality

Cons:

  • A little more expensive 

Available at: Macy’s

7. Elliatt Reception Dress

Strapless Stunner

strapless ruffled dress
Revolve

Can we hear some commotion about the dress? This strapless midi is hot right now. This chic style is made with crepe fabric and features a boned bodice featuring a pleated overlay and a non slip neckline strip. “HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!” one bride-to-be exclaimed. “Perfect for any body shape and SO excited to wear as my rehearsal dinner outfit!”

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Available at: Revolve

8. Lulus Be The One-Shoulder Satin Faux Wrap Minidress

One-Shoulder Wonder

one-shoulder mini
Lulus

This stunning satin mini-dress will make you stand out on your wedding day. This frock is stunning, from the one-shoulder neckline and the fluttery sleeves. One bride-to-be gushed, “I love my dress. It’s so cute and it’s perfect for my size. Love the shoulder detail, it is the perfect length for me.”

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • One-of-a-kind

Cons:

  • One customer said it runs a little small

You should see it!

Available at: Lulus

9. Heartloom Tyler Mini Dress

Off-the-Shoulder Ivory

off-the-shoulder lace dress
Revolve

Long sleeved lace is a great option for a formal dinner. This mini-dress is a great choice for a bride! “This felt so high quality and fit like it was made for me!” one bride-to-be wrote. “I was so worried it would be too long since I’m 5’2’’, but it looks amazing on. I can’t wait to wear it for my rehearsal dinner.” Classy and comfortable!

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Work in cold or warm weather

Cons:

  • Some shoppers didn’t love the fit

Available at: Revolve

10. Adrianna Papell Tuxedo Sheath dress

Luxe Tux

tuxedo sheath dress
Macy’s

A tuxedo dress is like a blazer dress’ cool older sister. This sheath style is both sophisticated and elegant. The dress is a hit with custmers. “This dress is very well made and absolutely gorgeous,” one shopper said. “I received so many compliments. It is well worth the price.”

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  • Some people believe that the zipper is oddly placed in the back.

Available at: Macy’s

11. Lulus Power of Love White Strapless Joggersuit

Jumping for Joy

white jumpsuot
Lulus

This white jumpsuit is a flattering choice for a fashion statement. This sophisticated one-piece is perfect for any weather. It’s soft and stretchy, making it a great choice. “I received so many compliments while wearing this jumpsuit!” one shopper shared. “It hugs you in all the right places.” Another reviewer declared, “Perfect for a rehearsal dinner, date, night out, etc. Looks fabulous.” 

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It’s Amazing!

Available at: Lulus

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