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The “electric blue” color will make sure you bring all the energy to the room.
When it comes to getting done up for your dress rehearsal, there really are no hard rules.
When it comes to getting ready for your dress rehearsal, there really are no hard rules. Traditionally, the bride always wears white or another very light neutral color to each of her events, in keeping with long-time wedding rituals. However, some modern brides are choosing to be more expressive with their rehearsal dinner frocks—sporting everything from brightly-colored and breezy maxis for coastal events, to eye catching jewel-toned cocktail dresses for dinners with a more sophisticated vibe. And showing your personality isn’t the only reason you might choose to buck tradition. When the season doesn’t lend itself to a white dress, it can also be more comfortable to wear something that is more weather appropriate like a dress in a luxe texture like velvet or festive holiday hue like rich green or burgundy for a December pre-wedding meal. Whatever your preference, these eight gorgeous dresses are sure to help you turn heads.
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This sequin lace midi sheath screams special occasion. Though not white, the teal hue keeps this piece pretty classic.
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If you're a traditional kind of gal, but want to add a little bit of glam to the mix, we suggest this white and silver sequined number.
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We love this light-catching floral fabric in the most classic of silhouettes.
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For a sassier look, try a crop top in an eye catching red lace.
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This long sleeved sheath strikes a nice balance between covered and cocktail-ready.
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Structured fabric makes this tailored dress look ultra fitted—and flattering.
Want to straddle the line between traditional and fashion forward? Here’s a great look to do just that—it’s still white, but with a twist.