34 best rehearsal dinner dresses for 2023
A rehearsal dinner or welcome party is the perfect way to kick off your wedding celebrations and a great excuse to buy a new outfit you can rewear on your honeymoon. Whether you're having a relaxed pizza party on the terrace of a Tuscan villa or a formal black-tie affair at a city centre restaurant, your rehearsal dinner dress will set the tone for your wedding weekend.
We're here to inspire you with 34 rehearsal dinner dresses available to buy right now, plus a collection of stylish looks real brides have rocked for their wedding rehearsal dinners. From ivory lace gowns and chic white mini dresses, to floaty floral numbers and modern jumpsuits, you're sure to find a rehearsal dinner outfit you love.
Bonaire V-Neck Embroidered Wedding Gown - Bhldn | Devi cotton-blend guipure lace midi dress - Zimmermann
Anabel semi-sheer sweetheart neck gown - Dress the Population | Somerset cutwork maxi dress - Anthropologie
White rehearsal dinner dresses
There's no dress code for rehearsal dinners (unless you choose to set one) but many brides still favor white as the classic choice. The key is let your personal style shine though and use the venue and destination to help you decide how formal or relaxed to go. Cocktail dresses are the obvious pick, but you can also wear something a little more fashion-forward like a jumpsuit, silk two piece, a flirty mini or a flowing maxi dress. Pick a style you'll know you'll wear again and you'll recall the exciting fond memories each time you put it on.
Hammered satin plissé dress - Sam Edelman | Chiffon and crepe jumpsuit - Vince Camuto
Austin cape-effect sequinned chiffon midi dress - Erdem | Devi embroidered paneled linen mini dress - Zimmermann
Off-the-shoulder guipure lace mini dress - Self Portrait | Mona woven mini dress - Emlila Wickstead
Bow-front cutout midi dress in stretch taffeta - J.Crew | Lara cut-out midi dress - Anthropologie
Ischia shirred floral-print cotton maxi dress - Doen | Vest and shorts in drapey twill - J.Crew
Devi cutout floral-print linen midi dress - Zimmermann | Azaelea guipure lace dress - Self Portrait
Floral print strapless midi dress - Alfred Sung | Ruched square-neck dress - Anthropologie
Floral print rehearsal dinner dresses
If you prefer to save the all white dress wow factor for the big day itself, consider a pretty floral number instead. Floral print dresses are huge for weddings right now and we can totally see why as they're so romantic, feminine and easy to wear. Whether you choose a bold floral gown or delicate ditsy print, it's a style you're sure to turn to again and again each summer. Some of our favourite designers for floral dresses include Reformation, Dôen and Zimmermann.
Floral strapless organza A-line gown - ML Monique Lhuillier | Soleil Maxi Dress - Bec + Bridge
Vitali strapless floral-print linen midi dress - Zimmermann | Off the shoulder A-line dress - Astr the Label
Floral puff sleeve wrap dress - Astr the Label | V-neck smocked-waist dress in Liberty fabric - J.Crew
Casette cutout floral-print linen maxi dress - Reformation | Satin midi dress - Galvin
Bright rehearsal dinner dresses
There are no rules when it comes to rehearsal dinner attire, so if you love bright colours, go for a bold statement dress in your favorite hue. Modern brides are taking the opportunity to break from tradition and express personal style through color. From bold jewel tones to bright shades of pink, red and blue, there's a shade to suit every bride.
Kai evening gown - Dress the Population | Floral one-shoulder gown - Eliza J
Salamanca velvet midi dress - Reformation | Floral halter neck dress - Maggy London
Levi corset ruched satin jacquard side-slit midi dress - Bhldn | Gwyneth V-neck cupro-blend slip dress in stripe
Satin high/low gown - Alfred Sung | Cotton eyelet tiered midi dress - Maggy London