It may have been a long time since you last attended a baby shower. But with nieces, friend’s children and maybe even your own kids starting to have children, that’s probably about to change.
What do you wear to a baby shower when you’re a guest or even a the grandmother-to-be? Here are a few pretty ideas for all the different types of baby showers this spring and summer.
Backyard Baby Shower
This is the most casual of baby showers, with guests sitting around on lawn chairs by the grass, on the back patio, or around the pool. It can even be a family affair with the men off in one corner of the yard, 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 relaxed simple looks like a cheery sundress in a happy print and sandals, white jeans or cropped pants/capris and a flowy feminine blouse, or a cute top and casual skirt worn with sandals a floral or print top and some fab accessories. A pretty poolside maxi dress would also work.
Ladies Afternoon Luncheon
A brunch, lunch or tea held inside the hostess’s home is the most traditional type of baby shower. This calls for a more semi-formal look such a casual day dress in a light or bright color, or a dressy pair of pants and a nice blouse.
Popular colors for baby showers in general are, you guessed it, soft baby pastels like pink, blue, yellow, peach, mint green, white, cream. Brights are happy. Dark colors like navy can work if mixed with a pretty splash of color. As for black, 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! Best to stay away.
Jewelry, lovely shoes and a handbag tie your baby shower look together. Feminine and ladylike is the key.
Country Club/Hotel Baby Shower
A baby shower outside the home is usually much larger and dressier than an at-home baby shower.
A baby shower held at a Country club, hotel or hall is the most dressy of baby showers. This is the time to bring out your prettiest, fanciest, day dresses. Lace, chiffon, embroidered pieces are all luxe and perfect for this type of event.
Just stay from sequins and dark colors which veer into evening cocktail territory. Bring out 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? Here are some baby shower guest attire for plus size gals.
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