Rehearsals are an important time for brides and grooms. They’re not just about putting on a show and getting ready for the actual wedding reception; they’re also a bonding experience. Tonight, you’ll be standing in front of all your friends and family members to recreate your perfect day, and this is your chance to make sure that you look like a million bucks.
What should I wear? You’re not exactly sure what to wear to a rehearsal dinner. You want to look nice without looking like you’re trying too hard. After all, this is supposed to be a laid-back celebration! Fear not — we’re here to help. Below we’ve compiled some of our favorite looks for the rehearsal dinner, so you can strut confidently into the event and know that no one will be giving you side-eye for your outfit. If you are a bride.
Table of Contents
- 1. White Bridal Jumpsuits and Heels
- 2. Mini Feather Dresses and Feather Heels
- 3. Elegant Mesh Floral Jumpsuits and Pointed-toe Heels
- 4. Lace Lace-up Maxi Dress and Ankle Strap Heels
- 5. White Lace Bodycon Dresses and Heels
- 6. White Backless Dresses and Heels
- 7. Little White Dresses and Bow Tie Ankle Strap High Heels
- 8. Pantsuits and Pointed-toe Heels
- 9. Deep V-neck Shirts, High Waist Pants, and Pointed-toe Stilettos
- 10. Kimono Sleeve Midi Dress in Floral Print and High Heel Lace-up Sandals
- 11. Embroidered Flowers Wide-leg Jumpsuit and Ankle Strap Heels
- 12. Denim Jacket, Tutu Skirts, and Stiletto Heels
- 13. Creamy Silk Slip Dress and Heels
- 14. Tiered Ruffle Mini Smock Dress and Ankle Boots
- 15. Suit Dresses and Heels
- 16. Velvet Dresses and Ankle Heel Boots
- 17. Black Sequin Dresses and Ankle Strap Heels
- 18. Long Sleeve High Neck Bodycon Mini Dresses and Sneakers
- 19. Retro Puff Sleeve Floral Dresses and Heel Sandals
- 20. Halter Neck Dresses and High Heel Pumps
- 21. Off the Shoulder Mini Dresses and Sneakers
- 22. Ruffled Dresses and Ankle sStrap Heels
- 23. Tiered Midi Dress and Lace-up Sandals
- 24. Backless Dresses and Ankle Strap Heels
- 25. Mesh Sleeves Dresses and Ankle Strap Heels
- 26. Deep V-neck Dresses and Heels
- 27. One-Shoulder Midi Dresses and Heel Sandals
- 28. Vintage Dresses and Mary Jane Shoes
- 29. Wrap Maxi Dresses and Sneakers
- 30. Blue Lace Dresses and Ankle Strap Heels
- 31. Suits and Leather Shoes
- 32. Shirts, Tie, Dress Pants, and Leather Shoes
- 33. White Shirts, Blazers and Dress Pants, and Leather Shoes
- 34. Long-sleeve Shirts, Slacks, and Sneakers
- 35. Second-best Suits
- 36. Shirts, Blazers with Jeans, and Sneakers
- 37. Polo with Chino Shorts and Sneakers
- 38. Sweater over Shirts, Trousers, and Sneakers
- 39. Turtleneck, Khaki Jackets, and Leather Shoes
- 40. Outfits with Trench Coats
1. White Bridal Jumpsuits and Heels
Choose a jumpsuit that evokes feelings of royalty. We love this simple and chic white jumpsuit. Of course, if you’re wearing a jumpsuit to your rehearsal dinner or even your wedding you have to make sure that it’s something special.
You’re already wearing a dress at your wedding, so any additional clothing has to be stunning! A white bridal jumpsuit is exactly what you need. It’s elegant and sexy while also comfortable enough for you to dance the night away with your family and friends. Don’t forget your favorite types of high heels, or do you want something new.
2. Mini Feather Dresses and Feather Heels
This simple white and black mini dress is elegant enough for a rehearsal dinner and could be worn again for your wedding if the time comes. The minimalistic design of the dress is versatile, making it perfect for both formal occasions and casual events.
This dress is similar to our jumpsuit suggestion above choosing white will make you feel like a bride on your big day. However, this dress is very different because it’s shorter than the jumpsuit, and it comes with faux feather detail on the chest. Just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean that it’s time to give up sexy this mini feather dress is perfect for the rehearsal dinner!
3. Elegant Mesh Floral Jumpsuits and Pointed-toe Heels
This elegant floral jumpsuit is just what you need to feel confident at the rehearsal dinner. With its elegant design and soft colors, this ensemble is perfect for the bride who may not want to wear a dress but still wants to look fabulous at the dinner. Of course, a white one with floral details and long sleeves looks great for a rehearsal dinner because it’s elegant without being boring! But, of course, these designs look good on a white dress as well.
4. Lace Lace-up Maxi Dress and Ankle Strap Heels
This lace-up maxi dress looks like something straight out of a fairy tale, which is perfect for a rehearsal dinner! The lace-up details add sex appeal while still looking elegant, making this design perfect for a wedding rehearsal dinner. They let you be yourself and still look stylish. They are elegant enough for an event with family members, but they also add an element of fun that will make your big day memorable.
5. White Lace Bodycon Dresses and Heels
This white lace bodycon dress is breathtaking. It’s feminine, sexy, and sophisticated. The lace details make it look like you have an expensive gown on, with sexy thigh-high slit details but the actual silhouette of the dress is no less flattering. It’s not too short, which is always a plus during a rehearsal dinner, but short enough to show off your legs and still pretty conservative; just make sure that you pair it with some heels in case you want to dance!
6. White Backless Dresses and Heels
There’s something about backless dresses that makes them so alluring whether it’s the fact that your shoulders are exposed or the fact that it shows off your curves. Our favorite backless dress is this long and elegant white number. The dropped waist emphasizes the curve of your lower body while still covering up enough to make you feel comfortable which is exactly what you need for dinner!
7. Little White Dresses and Bow Tie Ankle Strap High Heels
Little white dresses are another staple for weddings. They’re simple, cute, and flattering. And, you could probably wear it again! This little white dress is perfect for the rehearsal dinner because of its style it’s feminine and beautiful while still being a practical choice. If you’re feeling especially daring, go with a cutout version like this one but if you’d rather not show too much skin, that’s fine too!
8. Pantsuits and Pointed-toe Heels
If you’re a bridesmaid or guest, you’ll want to wear something that fits in with the rehearsal dinner theme. Brides often choose rehearsal dinners outside of the box, like at an amusement park or a fun restaurant so pantsuits are perfect for this! You can go for subtle details like lace sleeves or be more playful with fun patterns and colors. It will help you look more professional, so you can wear the pantsuit that matches your wedding gown.
9. Deep V-neck Shirts, High Waist Pants, and Pointed-toe Stilettos
A deep V-neck shirt and high waist pants give people the opportunity to see your figure and accentuate your curves. The more practical, comfortable option is this deep V-neck shirt and pair of high waist pants. It’s classy while also being fun all while showcasing your figure and ensuring that you can keep up with all the eating during the rehearsal dinner. Of course, the rehearsal dinner attire can’t be complete without matching shoes, so don’t forget to pick out the appropriate footwear. Pointed-toe stilettos are the best shoes to wear with this outfit.
10. Kimono Sleeve Midi Dress in Floral Print and High Heel Lace-up Sandals
Floral prints are the perfect print to wear at a rehearsal dinner. The lively, cheerful color scheme makes you look and feel happy, which is exactly what the rehearsal dinner is for! This floral kimono sleeve midi dress is gorgeous. It’s cute while still feminine and playful, perfect for an event like this! The lace-up detail on these heels also adds a little bit of edge to this otherwise soft ensemble but they’re still feminine enough that they match the rest of your ensemble.
11. Embroidered Flowers Wide-leg Jumpsuit and Ankle Strap Heels
This wide-leg jumpsuit and ankle strap heels are gorgeous. The embroidered flowers on the front of this outfit make it stunning and they’re unexpected! It’s elegant and playful, which is just what you want at a rehearsal dinner. The embroidered detail adds a little bit of edge while still maintaining that soft and feminine feel it’s perfect for an event where people will be eating all night. In addition, these heels keep the silhouette of your legs looking great all night, so you don’t have to worry about them looking all wrinkled by the end of the night.
12. Denim Jacket, Tutu Skirts, and Stiletto Heels
This denim jacket will be perfect for this rehearsal dinner. The cutout details on the arms and along with the way it fits, prevent it from looking too conservative or too sexual making it perfect for an evening when you want to look stylish but still comfortable. The tutu skirt is fun and femme. It’s an adorable addition to your outfit, adding a touch of whimsy that can take your look from sultry to adorable with just one change! Stiletto heels are another great choice for the rehearsal dinner they always add a bit of edge without going overkill on the sex appeal.
13. Creamy Silk Slip Dress and Heels
Women have varying confidence levels, and some choose to cover up their bodies, while others are confident enough to show off their assets. Even if you’re in the latter group, accessorizing is still an option to make your look stand out. If you’re looking to flaunt your enviable figure in a low-key and refined manner, a silk slip dress is an ideal choice. However, the exposed back of this dress makes it ideal for those seeking a more provocative and sexy appearance.
14. Tiered Ruffle Mini Smock Dress and Ankle Boots
If you’re the timid type, you could also opt for a tiered ruffle mini smock dress. This look is far more conservative than the previous outfit and makes the wearer appear taller and slimmer. The dress flaunts its feminine cuteness with playful details, like frills and ties. They are perfect for people who are looking for a more playful attire. Ankle boots are pretty much a must-have for anyone attending this rehearsal dinner as they provide enough coverage to keep your legs from getting too cold but also give an edgy feel to your ensemble, which is just what you want at this wedding event!
15. Suit Dresses and Heels
A suit dress and heels go together like peanut butter and marshmallow. This outfit is the epitome of sophistication and sophistication. If you want to be innovative in your dressing for this wedding event, dress up your whole body with a suit dress. Once you’re done dressing up your face by using some eye shadow and a foundation that matches well with your skin tone, apply some mascara on your eyes if necessary to add an extra touch of beauty to them. Now you are an attractive lady!
16. Velvet Dresses and Ankle Heel Boots
Like the elegant style of a suit dress and heels, velvet dresses are also classic dresses that are never out of fashion. Velvet is something that every woman should have in her closet. If you are looking for an elegant outfit for this wedding occasion, then a velvet dress is just what you need! Velvet has long been associated with opulence and luxury in the fashion world. Make an excellent impression with this outfit.
17. Black Sequin Dresses and Ankle Strap Heels
When it comes to elegance, nothing beats a black sequin dress. This outfit is the epitome of sophistication. Make sure you wear high heels with the dress this will complete your look and transform you from a casual to a formal look. This dress is coated with sequins and will make you appear stunning.
From a distance, it seems more appealing because of its basic but appealing appearance. However, it’s a dress with many dazzling embellishments, making it ideal for a wedding rehearsal dinner or an evening celebration. You’ll be ready for any big occasion with this outfit.
18. Long Sleeve High Neck Bodycon Mini Dresses and Sneakers
If you’re attending this rehearsal dinner, you might want to look a little more casual. A high neck bodycon mini dress is sure to bring comfort and style to your ensemble. These dresses are quite versatile as they can be dressed up with a bright red lipstick or paired with some sneakers for a more casual look either way, you’ll look like a confident woman who is sure of herself.
19. Retro Puff Sleeve Floral Dresses and Heel Sandals
If you want to be both sophisticated and edgy at the same time, then a vintage floral dress is just what you need! This will give your outfit a bit of an old-school feel, but it’s still super versatile and easy to wear. Since this dress is so retro, it’s probably perfect for an event like this where people will be cutting loose. This dress features a flattering u-neckline that shows off some cleavage! The dress’s silhouette falls in line with the latest fashion trends, so you can wear it anywhere and look great!
20. Halter Neck Dresses and High Heel Pumps
Another sultry option for the wedding rehearsal dinner is a halter neck dress. This dress with a unique neckline will help you stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression! The sensual and seductive design is sure to pique your interest. This can be a good option for you if you seek something different. In addition, it’s quite easy to wear, and it may help you look good even if you don’t have high heels on!
21. Off the Shoulder Mini Dresses and Sneakers
At the rehearsal dinner, you’ll want to act as the muse. Wearing a mini dress with an off-the-shoulder neckline is a great way to do this. This dress includes a sensual shoulder design, so you can show off your curves. Because this dress is so versatile, it’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for a dress that can be dressed up or down, depending on your style. Let your individuality shine through with this outfit!
22. Ruffled Dresses and Ankle sStrap Heels
This dress is an excellent option if you want to seem more attractive. It’s a dress with many embellishments and frills, making it more appealing. High heels aren’t required for this dress; wear them how you choose! As a bonus, it’s really easy to put on and take off, so you’ll be ready to party all night long! This gown is certain to make you the talk of your relatives and friends.
23. Tiered Midi Dress and Lace-up Sandals
This dress is a perfect option for you if you’re looking for something a little more formal and stylish. It’s a dress with a lot of embellishment, so it will make a good impression on the attendees! With this dress, you no longer have to worry about wearing the correct size. You don’t have to worry about it either, since it’s adjustable in various sizes! You’ll appear even more assured at your particular occasion with them when worn with lace-up sandals!
24. Backless Dresses and Ankle Strap Heels
This dress is bold and sophisticated and an excellent choice for a wedding rehearsal dinner. The length of the dress falls just below the knees and is made with high-quality material that should be cared for properly. It’s also quite versatile, so you’ll get more use out of them than you ever would have imagined!
This dress will make you feel and seem more feminine. You may wear it with confidence since there are no buttons or ties in its design. This dress is made to be worn with high heels, so you may have the self-assured appearance you want on this occasion.
25. Mesh Sleeves Dresses and Ankle Strap Heels
This dress is a perfect choice for you if you’re looking for something that can be worn on multiple occasions. A mesh dress will give your outfit an edgy, trendy look, which is sure to make you the most attractive woman at the rehearsal dinner! In addition, you’ll appear more sophisticated and stylish when wearing this dress. You never know what you’ll discover if you attempt something new. So consider this outfit for your next special occasion. Because this dress stands out from the crowd, it is an excellent choice for those seeking something unique.
26. Deep V-neck Dresses and Heels
Dresses with V-necklines are popular among ladies. The deep V neck will provide off-the-shoulder detail, which will draw attention. It’s a dress that will match many different colors for the perfect amount of color. If you wear high heels with this outfit, you’ll exude confidence since you’ll be the center of attention. This is a popular option for the rehearsal dinner, and it looks stunning when accessorized with your favorite jewelry, like bracelets and stud earrings.
27. One-Shoulder Midi Dresses and Heel Sandals
This is the dress for you if you’re searching for something a touch less flamboyant than a cocktail gown. If you’re looking for something delicate and refined, this is the dress for you. I think this clothing is ideal for the occasion in question. With these dresses, you don’t have to forget about the accessories that fit your style and color. Dresses may be embellished by adding beads, or you can even wear shoe jewelry that matches your outfit.
28. Vintage Dresses and Mary Jane Shoes
This dress has a slightly retro and vintage feel, which is sure to set you apart from the rest of the crowd. You’ll look and feel like a confident woman who’s ready to have fun at your next special event. It features a stretchy waistline that allows you to move freely while flattering your curves. This dress even comes in different lengths, so there are plenty of options for you. If you like this option but don’t want ankle-heel sandals, then try a Mary Jane shoe!
29. Wrap Maxi Dresses and Sneakers
If you get an invitation to the rehearsal lunch directly, you are expected to dress in formal attire, but you may wear anything you choose. For the rehearsal dinner, this wrap maxi dress is a terrific option. In this dress, you’ll be able to relax and feel comfortable because of its loose fit. So now is the moment to show off your physique with the proper wrap maxi dress. Those who don’t have heels can wear sneakers instead. You may not have to worry about matching the right shoe, as most sneakers come in such a variety of colors and styles that you’re sure to find one that goes with your outfit.
30. Blue Lace Dresses and Ankle Strap Heels
Blue lace dresses tend to be a bit more formal and demure than other dresses in the wardrobe, but they’re a good choice for the rehearsal dinner or the wedding rehearsal, especially if you wish to focus on attention. If you don’t want your outfit to be too flashy but rather reserved and elegant, this dress is perfect for you. You may wear awesome heels with this outfit, boost your confidence even higher by wearing earrings, and more!
31. Suits and Leather Shoes
If you are a groom, suits are an excellent choice. However, remember not to choose the suits you will wear to the wedding. They can be worn for various occasions, including the rehearsal dinner and the wedding rehearsal. There’s nothing like a sharp and classy suit to make an immediate impression. Suits are a great option for the rehearsal dinner. If you get invited to the wedding rehearsal and dinner, consider being serious, formal, and mature. It’s ideal to be comfortable and confident in your outfit when you wear a suit at the rehearsal dinner. You’re sure to be noticed instantly when wearing a suit as part of your outfit. A pair of leather shoes is a must, but if you want something a little different, we have 20 types of men’s shoes available: stylish and comfortable.
32. Shirts, Tie, Dress Pants, and Leather Shoes
This attire is quite popular among men. The color is versatile, so you can wear them with various outfits. Dress pants give you a polished look, which is good to have when attending an elegant event like a rehearsal dinner or wedding rehearsal. It can be worn with a stylish tie and leather shoes for an otherwise casual look. However, if you’re looking for something else in this outfit category, consider choosing plaid trousers and wearing dressy shoes that complement the occasion at hand.
33. White Shirts, Blazers and Dress Pants, and Leather Shoes
Men are generally more comfortable when they wear blazers. This is perfect if you’re looking for something timeless and traditional. Another great outfit idea if you’re a groom is wearing a white shirt and blazer. A white shirt can be worn with dress pants, giving you a polished look that’s perfect for the rehearsal dinner. If you don’t have white pants for the wedding rehearsal dinner, consider wearing the other trouser color.
34. Long-sleeve Shirts, Slacks, and Sneakers
This is the ideal outfit option for men who want to be at ease but still look great. A long-sleeve shirt is a classic, which is why it works so well for the rehearsal dinner or wedding rehearsal. You can even choose a long-sleeve shirt in a bright color to stand out and make a memorable fashion statement that’s sure to be admired by many. So, if you’re not looking for something overly formal and would prefer something more laid back, this outfit option is just what you’re looking for.
35. Second-best Suits
Suiting up is an excellent alternative for any occasion when you seem smart and attractive. A black or blue suit offers you a more formal image and might give you an air of confidence. If the invitation specifies cocktail attire, you may find yourself digging out your second-best suit; save the tuxedo for the wedding day! If you’re willing to invest a little money, this stylish set is a must-have. This one is readily re-wearable. You can go for a classic look in a suit. You can also go for dark colors if you prefer something more formal and old-fashioned.
36. Shirts, Blazers with Jeans, and Sneakers
It seems that you are the sort of person who only wears jeans on occasion. As a consequence, you may struggle to decide what to wear to the rehearsal dinner if you are unaware of the event’s expectations. Wearing jeans is OK if the invitation indicates that the event would be casual with no dress code, but only if you stick to the rules. For example, if the couple’s wedding is more casual than a traditional feast, the rehearsal dinner will likely be a more laid-back occasion. An all-purpose outfit includes a pair of jeans and a pair of shoes.
37. Polo with Chino Shorts and Sneakers
You just purchased a new pair of shorts and want to wear them to the rehearsal dinner? You seem to be in a celebratory mood. Bear in mind, though, that they are not the kind of shorts you would wear to a club or bar. The beauty of this ensemble is that it can be worn to any event without seeming excessive. Summer is the greatest season for guests to wear this informal rehearsal dinner dress. Whether it’s a casual BBQ or a seaside brunch, a breezy polo shirt paired with trendy chino shorts will have you feeling right at home.
38. Sweater over Shirts, Trousers, and Sneakers
The wedding season is often autumn when cold breezes blow; therefore, a sweater is a classic look for any male. This shirt type is basic in design, comfortable to wear, and the ideal option for the person who prefers a more casual look. To prevent monotony, you should wear them indoors with a collared shirt. This is one of the simplest methods for anybody to coordinate handsome men’s clothing. You will need a sweater and a shirt. Simply take notice of the two objects’ harmonizing usage of bright and dark hues to create a more balanced ensemble.
39. Turtleneck, Khaki Jackets, and Leather Shoes
You’re a man of refined taste. If you should be invited to a rehearsal dinner or wedding rehearsal, this outfit is right for you. A turtleneck is ideal for the upcoming season. There are different colors and designs of turtlenecks. They are also available in various materials, including cashmere, wool, and cotton.
Khaki jackets are an excellent alternative for any occasion when you seem smart and attractive. There’s no need to limit your choices to a black or blue suit; there are different colors that will allow you to wear suits that suit your personality and face shape well.
40. Outfits with Trench Coats
You only have a few days to prepare for a wedding rehearsal dinner or rehearsal dinner that you are about to attend. If this is the case, try pairing your clothing suit with a trench coat. A trench coat is functional, warm, and worn on different occasions. For example, you can wear it with a shirt and tie, a sweater underneath and black trousers with leather shoes if you attend a more formal occasion.
Hope you have chosen the right outfit for your rehearsal dinner. If you aren’t sure about the appropriate attire for such an event, look to our sources above for inspiration and ideas. Remember that people will expect you to dress up when they invite you, so they might get disappointed if you do not follow their instructions.
Do not forget to wear your accessories, such as your watch and belt buckle. You can also wear a simple silver tie to bring out the color of your suit. After all, appearance matters and everyone wants to attend a wedding where both the bride and groom are beautiful.