Seeing White: Stunning Bridal Shower Dresses

Since my engagement, I’ve been taking full advantage of my new role as bride-to-be, wearing white to every wedding-related event. Our engagement party? Searching for our venue? Shopping for my wedding gown? You guessed it — I showed up to each occasion decked out in ivory. I plan on continuing this tradition at my bridal shower next year…with an unexpected twist. 

I am completely inspired by this Kate Spade Wedding Belles Elenore Dress, a splurge at $475. This silk white frock was styled brilliantly with vibrant pink tights and aqua sandals — a look that is certainly a memorable fashion statement. Do I dare try this bold look for my bridal shower?
My indecisiveness has left me in search of more classic (and affordable) options…and what could be more traditional than a lace dress? I personally love the Diane von Furstenburg Zarita Lace Dress, priced at $325. I am slightly biased since my newly-engaged sister, Laura, will be donning this elegant number at her upcoming engagement party.
Here are some affordable options that will allow you to get the lace look without cheating on your wedding budget:
Crista asks: What are you wearing to your bridal shower? Share a photo of your dress with us on Facebook!
—Crista Camerlengo

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Crista Camerlengo is a real bride and the co-founder of Style She Wrote, who will tie the knot in July 2012 with Michael, her fiancé of six years. This chic NYC couple describes their wedding style as “modern romance"—fitting for a pair who had their first date at a quaint seaport and became engaged in the same spot, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. This fashion-forward blogger loves to infuse her traditional taste with unexpected contemporary accents.