Spring is finally here and maybe you or someone you know have recently gotten engaged and are planning their party. Alyssa Doorhy, Owner and Stylist at CoChic Styling and our “what to wear expert”,  is back today breaking down all you need to know about what to wear to your engagement party. Check it out.

So, you’re engaged! Congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the most exciting, whirlwind times of your life. As you probably already know, there are lots of decisions to be made between now and your wedding day, and it can be overwhelming. One of the first decisions will be what to wear to your engagement party. Obviously, you want to look your very best, so I’m sharing some tips to make this decision less stressful for you.

Consider styles that you’re comfortable wearing

Don’t choose one of your wedding events to step too far outside your comfort zone because you will be the center of attention and will want to be 100% confident in what you’re wearing. For instance, if you’re someone who never wears dresses, there are plenty of alternative options out there for you. In fact, you’ll be totally on-trend in a jumpsuit or fun palazzo pants. If you love dresses, consider styles that you’re comfortable in, that suit your body type.

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Think about the location of the party

Like your bridal gown, you will need to think about where the engagement party will be held to help determine what you’re going to wear. For instance, is the party at a friend’s house? Or is it at a fancy restaurant? If it’s a more casual affair, you can get away with wearing a more casual outfit. But you are the bride-to-be, so it’s your time to shine! If you want to wear a cocktail dress, go for it!

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Decide if you want to wear white

Some brides-to-be fully embrace wearing the color white, or a varying shade of white, throughout their entire engagement. You only get married once, right? And since wearing white as a guest is a faux pas for other people’s bridal events, it’s fun to take advantage of the opportunity to wear it.

If you’re not into white, wear whatever color suits you! Consider the time of year to guide you with your color choice. For instance, burgundy and other jewel tones are beautiful in the fall, and pastels are pretty for spring.

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Have fun with accessories

Don’t leave shoes and accessories ‘til the last minute! Plan your outfit ahead of time so that you have a cohesive look. If you’re a “shoe person”, you could even create your whole outfit around your shoes! As far as accessories go, this is the time to wear the bling-y bridal jewelry you’ve been ogling over, or go the sentimental route with your mother’s strand of pearls.

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About the author: Alyssa Doorhy is the owner of Chicago-based wardrobe styling company CoChic Styling. CoChic Styling helps people find their personal style through personal shopping, closet clean outs and wedding wardrobe styling. Alyssa loves to help people feel like the best version of themselves, from every day to their wedding day.

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