5 Best Dresses to Wear to Your Own Engagement Party
You may be headed up the aisle – but first things first – you have an engagement party to attend! Celebrating that new ring on your finger can be anything from a low key cocktail party to a formal dinner. We’re here to help you figure out what to wear in any instance.
Choosing a color is important. You may choose white to reinforce that you’re the bride-to-be – and that’s a great option. You could also select a light delicate shade. That could be gold, blush, taupe, champagne.
The aim is to create an elegant evening look that just highlights you at your best. If you’re throwing a relaxed cocktail party, go for a shorter dress or even pencil skirt/blouse combo. If the engagement announcement is to be more formal, a long gown should be considered.
Whatever you’re wearing, choose a silhouette that flatters your figure. Reflect the formality of the occasion with the right dress style and finishing touches. It might be a good idea to wear your hair up and add some sparkling jewels for a formal engagement event.
Add muted accessories to complete your engagement outfit. Neutral toned heels will complement any outfit you choose. A matching clutch and natural makeup is a simple, sophisticated way to complete your look.
Ready to start dress shopping? Here are 5 of our favorites..
Top 5 Engagement Party Dresses
This taupe dress is perfect for almost any engagement party, besides something really formal. Its boat neckline shows off a sliver of shoulder bone, and the sleeve length is so elegant too. This drop to around knee length and has an un-fussy silhouette.
This design is covered in sparkling embellishments that form unique shapes. This luxurious and glittering detail makes you the focal point at any event. The light taupe shade is also endlessly flattering and suits most skin tones.
Look closely at this dress and you’ll notice it has a subtle sheer neckline. An under-lay reveals a peek at a sweetheart shape. This detail adds so much depth and makes you take a second look.
Team this dress up with nothing more than patent nude heels and a silver sequin clutch bag. Loose, sleek hair and a bronze smokey eye illuminates you with a glamorous finish. Add a silver bracelet on your wrist – close to your new ring!
If you and your hubbie-to-be plan to celebrate in style, this sheer dress is perfect. Wow at any engagement dinner with this sheer and embellished look. It’s light and opulent, perfect for a sophisticated and formal toned event.
This design features a sheer nude underlay which forms the neckline and holds this piece together. This is used as the backdrop for the gorgeous gold detailing. From above the knee, this embellishment becomes sheer and the tail flares in pleats.
The hem of this dress is completed with another layer of detailing. This will appear to almost hoover along around you as it’s laid on transparent fabric. We love this modern and unique take on evening wear.
Team this up with a pair of gold strappy sandals. Add chandelier earrings and a loose, side-parted hairstyle. A gold-flecked smokey eye will add to the glamour.
This light gold dress has a soft, bridal inspired look that makes you the center of attention. However, with its shorter hemline, it’s perfect for a more relaxed fixture. This design features an embellished neckline and waistline, as well as a sheer lace overlay.
The lace connects to a halterneck style neckline that holds this bodice together. The sheer lace reveals a simple sweetheart neckline beneath. This is a fitted look until after the waist belt.
The skirt then flares flatteringly, with pleats creating volume and great movement. This has the classic fit and flare look that is feminine and suits almost any body type. The light gold shade is also universally suitable, teaming up with any skin tone.
Dress this up with a pair of tan sandals and a braided hair crown to give it a boho makeover. Alternatively, add gold heels and a fully up hair-bun. Pretty pink makeup in close to natural shades is essential.
Blush is a great color choice for an engagement party. It’s soft and feminine, while also not being entirely bridal, so you can save that for your big day. This blush gown ticks all the right boxes for an engagement party surrounded by friends and family.
The cap sleeve design and simple neckline are two of our favorite refined features. This piece gently hugs your curves, featuring sparkling silver embellishment throughout. That includes leafy tiny white florals that appear all over.
The end of this dress flares just slightly, creating a gorgeous hourglass silhouette. It also means it’s very comfortable to wear. From behind, there’s even a short train to add to the formal aspect.
Team this up with midi frilled white sandals and a simple white clutch. Opt for loosely curled hair and a dove grey eyeshadow to stay on the same color palette. Statement earrings are all the extra sparkle required.
If you’re having a low key party with friends, this gold strapless mini-dress hits the perfect note. It’s very fashion-forward, with diamond-shaped embellishment all over. It’s a simple clean shape, with a short hemline and folded neckline.
This effortless and yet very sexy silhouette is elevated with the gold elements. These glitter under the light and take this in a high fashion direction. The amazing detail is nothing short of couture quality and is perfect for the bride-to-be.
This versatile gold dress will suit a relaxed engagement party best. If you’re simply having drinks with friends or headed to a local bar to celebrate, wear this. All it needs is a pair of sexy heels.
Complete the rest of your styling with a red lipstick and a beige or gold clutch. Wear your hair in a half up-do hairstyle and tie your hairstyle together with a gold clip. A neutral manicure adds a polished finishing touch.