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What to Wear To A Baby Shower – A Complete Guide

It may have been a long time since you last attended a baby shower, but with friends’ children, nieces, and maybe even your kids starting to have babies, that’s probably about to change. What do you wear to a baby shower as a guest or even when you are the grandmother-to-be? It can be tricky to figure out because everyone dresses so casually these days.

However, a baby shower is still an important milestone in a mother-to-be’s life, so it is important to honor her by putting some effort into your baby shower guest attire.Although there are no hard and fast rules about what to wear to a baby shower, these guidelines will help you look lovely and appropriate.

Baby Shower - Pink Floral Dress

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What to Wear to a Baby Shower

  •  Dress Feminine for a Baby Shower: What could be more feminine than a baby shower outfit? This is the time to bring out your most girly self in pretty clothing that is feminine and flattering.
  •  Keep it Light and Cheery: The thought of a new baby makes us feel happy, excited, and positive. Keep your outfit light and cheery with pretty colors and style to match this mood.
  •  Be Understated: Dress up, but never outshine the mother-to-be who is the event’s star. Lean towards conservative and ladylike outfits, and avoid looking sexy or edgy.

Here Are Some Lovely Baby Shower Outfit Ideas for 3 different Spring/Summer Baby Shower types.

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What to Wear to a Baby Shower at Home?

This is the most casual of baby showers. In the spring/summer, you’ll usually find guests sitting together in the backyard on lawn chairs, grass, back patio, or pool. It can even be a family affair, with the men in one corner of the yard barbequing as the women open gifts and chat to the mom-to-be about the little one on its way.

A casual backyard baby shower calls for a relaxed, simple look, like a cheery sundress in a happy print and sandals. A cute top, a casual skirt worn with sandals, a floral or print top, and some fab accessories look great. A beautiful poolside maxi dress would also work.

Can You Wear Jeans to a Baby Shower?

If it’s a casual spring or summer baby shower, white jeans, cropped pants/capris, and a flowy feminine blouse look lovely. Blue jeans are not as dressy. They’re darker and heavier and don’t fit a baby shower’s light, whimsical mood.

What to wear to a Baby Shower - Yellow Dress

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What to Wear to a Baby Shower as a Guest  at a Brunch or Luncheon

A brunch, lunch, or tea held inside the hostess’s home or at a restaurant is the most traditional type of baby shower. This calls for a more semi-formal look, such as a casual day dress in a light or bright color or a dressy pair of pants and a flowy blouse. Florals or whimsical print dresses, like the one above, are a natural choice.

Jewelry, lovely shoes, and a handbag tie your baby shower outfit to look together. Feminine and ladylike are the keys.

Popular colors for baby showers in general are, you guessed it, soft baby pastels like pink, blue, yellow, peach, and mint green. Bright colors like Fuschia, bright blue, red, and orange are upbeat and look lovely.

Baby Shower Guest Outfit- Blue Floral Top white pants

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Can You Wear White to a Baby Shower as a Guest?

Yes, white and cream are perfectly acceptable and work mixed with pastels or bright colors or worn alone.

Baby shower Guest Outfit -Navy Floral

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Can You Wear Black to a Baby Shower?

There’s no rule against it, but it does seem pretty serious and a downer for a baby shower, which is all about welcoming new life! I think it would be best to stay away. Why not try navy instead with a bright, cheery print?



What to Wear to a Baby Shower at a Country Club or Hotel

A baby shower outside the home is usually much larger and dressier than an at-home one. It is the most dressy of baby showers at a Country club, hotel, or event hall.

This is the time to bring out your prettiest, fanciest day dresses. Lace, chiffon, and embroidered pieces are all luxe and perfect for this event. Stay from tight dresses, sequins, and dark colors that veer into evening cocktail territory. Go ahead and wear your most gorgeous shoes and fanciest bags. Your best jewelry is a must. This is a full-out “wear your finest” ladies’ event.

Plus-size? Check out this baby shower guest attire for plus-size gals.

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