10 Chic Little White Dresses for Brides That You Can Buy Right Now
You need to shop for more than just your wedding dress.
White-dress shopping doesn't begin or end with the ultimate hunt for your wedding gown. There are a lot of other pre (and post) -wedding ops for you to step out in the classic bridal color: Celebrating your engagement is your first chance to show up in wedding white, and fun events like your shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, and a day-after brunch often call for a bridal look too. Luckily for you, this season (despite the winter weather fast approaching!) was jam packed with white, beige, ecru, and ivory options—all of which are perfect for brides-to-be. The best part about these snow-toned designs? You'll be able to wear them long after you say "I do."
Alex Perry White Dress
High-relief silk is an innovative alternative to lace, while a flirty skirt feels just right for dancing.
Alex Perry "Lea" dress, $1,495, farfetch.com.
Alexis White Dress
A tiered raffia skirt with frayed edging feels elegant yet effortless. Keep it sweet with a pair of flats, or pump up the volume with a pointed-toe pump.
Alexis "Zlata" raffia dress, $693, neimanmarcus.com.
Joseph Altuzarra White Dress
Joseph Altuzarra was inspired by Truman Capote's muses—or "swans" as they were called—for his Fall 2015 collection. Exhibit A: this sexy-yet-sophisticated cocktail dress in ladylike lace, complete with a thigh high slit and Victorian neckline.
Altuzarra "Keith" lace dress, $2,295, net-a-porter.com.
Stevie May White Dress
Crochet and tassle touches on this long-sleeved mini will help you embrace your inner boho bride.
Stevie May dress, $221, asos.com.
Calvin Klein White Dress
For formal rehearsal dinners that require a gown, stick to something sleek and slim to maximize the impact of your full-skirted dress for the aisle.
Calvin Klein open-back crepe gown in Milk, $2,995, bergdorfgoodman.com.
Erin Fetherston White Dress
A collared neckline with a full skirt is both chic and cheeky. To keep your neck looking long and lean, wear your hair in a ponytail or top knot.
Erin Fetherston "Jane" dress, $495, erinfetherston.com.
Finders Keepers White Dress
A racer-front ruffled top works double duty to show off toned arms and whittle your waist.
Finders Keepers "Move On" sheath dress, $150, bloomingdales.com.
J.Crew White Romper
Not the type to always wear a dress? A sparkly romper is a fun option for your bachelorette party or after-party.
J.Crew Collection sequin romper, $695, jcrew.com.
The Reformation White Dress
For outdoor affairs, pair beachy waves or a boho braid with dream-like off-the-shoulder swags and a sweeping chiffon maxi skirt.
Reformation "Constance" gown, $588, thereformation.com.
Rosetta Getty White Dress
Not a lace-and-sparkle kind of bride? This asymmetrical silhouette feels sparing yet standout and gives you free reign when it comes to which shoe you choose to show off.
Rosetta Getty bouclé midi dress, $3,400, net-a-porter.com.