An engagement party is an exciting first step to your wedding and is the first celebration of many, so it is necessary to dress for success for the engagement party. Whether you are celebrating at an intimate garden party or amping up the glam for a more formal evening, our Montique stylists have curated our favourite dresses for the Bride-to-be and her guests of honour to wear at the celebration.
Top Tips for the Guests
1. Dress comfortably and confidently
Dress for the occasion with confidence and with comfort in mind. This will let you enjoy your time and celebrate in style.
2. Follow the dress code
You can check the dress code on the invite, or by asking your host. Decoding the dress code will give you a better understanding and idea of what others will be wearing so that you won’t feel out of place. A cocktail dress code calls for a knee-length dress and high heels, while a formal or semi-formal dress code lends itself to a full-length gown.
3. Let the location inspire you
Knowing the location of the engagement party will help you decide how to dress. Celebrating at a garden or in someone’s home? Opt for a more casual dress code, like flowing floral dresses. Located at a formal restaurant or function space? Choose a more refined gown or cocktail dress and pair with heels.
Luxe Beaded Glamour
For a formal soiree, opt for a beaded gown. This choice is perfect for the bride because you will command attention and turn heads as you sparkle with every step! Our Juliette is also perfect for the Mother of the Bride or Groom and has been our best seller this season for our guests of honour.
Floral prints are playful and perfect for a barbecue or garden engagement party and are ideal for guests and brides-to-be alike. Paired with a lightweight chiffon fabric, floral prints offer luxurious comfort and the opulent prints bring colour and texture to your look. Play off the floral motif with a bold lip colour.
Animal prints are a timeless yet emerging trend this season, which makes it a stylish choice for the bride-to-be or any guest - the Animal print can be rocked by any generation!
Block colours are an impactful choice, as they are bold and eye catching. Colours like red, teal or wine create a standout dress. Remember to tone down the accessories and heels - the colour is the feature element of your engagement party outfit.
Just for the Bride
For the bride who would like to follow tradition, there is no better choice than a beautiful white piece. This classic hue means you can find a dress that will match your silhouette, length, fabrics and vision. Choosing white means you will give your guests a sneak peak of how you will look on your wedding!