27 Rehearsal Dinner Dresses Fit For Opening Night

So: you’re getting married (mazel tov!) and slowly but surely working your way through a long list of wardrobe decisions. Selecting the wedding dress was a Herculean task that involved the input of a six-person group text, at least one spreadsheet (with formulas), and a Pinterest board featuring every style that you were considering. Now that The Dress purchase is out of the way, you may be on to your next sartorial task — selecting something that feels special for the pre-wedding rehearsal dinner.

Don’t be nervous about this choice — this is an opportunity to have fun. Without a chorus of friends and relatives chiming in with their opinions on what your wedding attire “should” look like, you’re free to let your freak flag fly with a frock that makes you feel completely at ease, before you don the uniform of “bride” the following day. And just like your wedding dress, it can jive with whatever type of celebration you’re having, whether it’s a courthouse lunch or a 200-guest destination affair. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up a group of looks designed to let you express your style and hopefully cut loose a little bit before your big day.


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Anthropologie Hermia Midi Dress$170.00 Buy
Maje Lace Skater Dress$415.00 Buy
Dress The Population Hana Tie Shoulder Cocktail Dress$190.00 Buy
H&M V-neck Dress$59.99 Buy
Stelly Round Up Dress $61.75 Buy
Rixo London Tiered Floral-print Cotton and Silk-blend Dress$430.00 Buy
Tahari ASL Tahari by ASL Short Sleeve Tiered Pebble Chiffon Dress$148.00 Buy
ASOS CURVE Satin Kimono Mini Dress$87.00 Buy
J.Crew Sleeveless Guipure Lace Dress$198.00 Buy
Reformation Butterfly Dress$278.00 Buy
Violeta By Mango Sequin Detail Dress$169.99 Buy
Mango Off The Shoulder Dress$69.99 Buy
Acacia Swimwear Luau Dress$330.00 Buy
& Other Stories Sheer Floral Embroidered Midi Dress$149.00 Buy
Badgley Mischka Carwash Vacation Day Dress$495.00 Buy
IRO Ivanoe Crepe Dress$430.00 $131.00 Buy
Keepsake Wonderland Dress$235.00 $70.50 Buy
Urban Outfitters Tampa Gauze Tiered Ruffle Maxi Dress$99.00 Buy
Farrow Janine Short Sleeve Dress$138.00 Buy
Time and Tru Belted Midi Shirt Dress with Pocket$24.88 Buy
ModCloth Timeless Off-Shoulder Dress$99.00 Buy
Max Studio Cap Sleeve Pleat Dress$128.00 $29.98 Buy
Oh L Point Sleeves And Pleats Dress Lilac$268.00 Buy
Calvin Klein Off-The-Shoulder Crepe Dress$159.00 Buy
Ganni Cotton Maxi Dress$190.00 Buy
Viden Harp Dress$348.00 Buy
Torrid Special Occasion Black Lace & Satin Skirt 2-Piece Set$128.90 Buy
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