Honestly the whole idea and tradition around having to wear white on your wedding day is an outdated and archaic symbol of the patriarchy. HOWEVER, sometimes a gal just wants to wear a pretty white dress because she wants to. How to Hen (meaning me…) is totally on board with that.
Wearing white on your Hen (Bachelorette) weekend is an indication of this and so I thought I would celebrate this lovely freedom of choice by showing you my favourite white looks for your other special day/night/weekend/ whatever, no matter what kind of Bride you are.
Super Casual / Active
If you’re the kind of Bride who would rather keep it casual and sporty than slinky and glam, that doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in a bit of white – wearing tradition. T- shirt dresses like this one or this one are a popular option these days.
Make it a mesh T shirt dress and you can then add any other splashes of colour or style underneath it to suit your personality.
If you still want to keep it causal but a little less sporty, there are plenty of options.
If you’d like something causal but a little dressier, why not try a beachy maxi dress. Keep it casual white a pair or trainers, or go for sandals or Grecian style wedges for a little more of a glam look. Needless to say, this goes great with a Greeks and Romans theme.
Cute and Sweet
This little puff sleeve number is also very cute, but hints at a little more of a sexy night time vibe too.
Similarly this gorgeous bodycon hugs your curves, while the frills of the Bardot neckline makes it seem soft and feminine.
Dress up or down
I absolutely love a batwing sleeve. This gorgeous dress looks soft and flowy enough on top to wear with trainers for a more casual vibe, but the embellishments and the open back mean it would also look awesome with some bling and your best stilettos.
If you don’t really want your legs out, pair your favourite jeans with a statement top like this one. You can dress it up with accessories and hair or keep it relatively informal with flats and a messy updo
Slinky and sexy
If you are so over being told to be ‘demure’ and want to show the world your bangin’ body on your hen weekend, then look no further than dresses like this sexy cut out number.
This lacy bustier dress is sure to remind your future spouse just how damn lucky they are!
If you want to rock the bodycon look but would love just a tiny bit of help to feel your most confident self, then this midi dress is ideal. It contains a little shapewear to just smooth everything slightly in all the best places. Yasss!
Smart and stylish
Dresses more your thing? Try a stylish plunging neckline in a tie waist dress like this one.
I am also OBSESSED with a cape/cloak sleeve. This dress is stunning and will make you look regal AF, as you should on your bachelorette weekend!
Glam and sparkle
If all you want to do is sparkle, then this glittery skater number is perfect. Okay it’s cream not white, but close enough when it’s this pretty!
Channel your inner Arianna with this tiny little sparkly number.
This sultry dress with a drape accent really lets everyone know that the glamourous bride has arrived.
Or if you have the budget, you could opt for this stunning cut out dress with subtle sparkle in the beaded embellishments
Make a statement
Make a statement with a dress that features a big accent like this one.
Or this one with stunning ‘extreme’ ruffles and embroidery detail.
Grab attention with giant sleeves and pretty lace cut outs in this mini dress
Or stay a little more covered up, but with plenty of show-stopping detail in the lace overlay in this lovely milkmaid midi dress.
Whatever you decide to wear. I know you are going to look just AMAZING. Now you’ve got the outfit sorted, why not sign up for a package on www.howtohen.com so you/ your chief planners can get inspired and plan out the rest of the details.
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maids of honour could get inspired and feel confident in their ability
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