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24 Must Have Engagement Party Dresses

Your bridal looks extend beyond just your wedding day. And the first look that you will need to create is a chic style for your engagement party.

Modern weddings are now incorporating more celebrations outside of the wedding day than ever before. From your engagement party to your bridal shower to your post wedding day brunch. And you don't want to save any of your looks for last minute. But finding the perfect dress for every bridal occasion can be a daunting task, with so many options to choose from. That is why we have created this list of 24 must-have engagement party dresses to help you find the perfect look for you. Whether you're looking for something elegant and sophisticated or fun and flirty, we've got the perfect engagement party style for you!

01. Ronny Kobo: 90's Inspired

Ronny Kobo at Anthropology
Ronny Kobo at Anthropology

We are loving the 90's inspired look of this first engagement party dress from Tony Kobo. Featuring a clean square neckline, spaghetti straps and a slim silhouette. But the must-see feature of this gown that we are absolutely loving, has to be the high front slit with a flounced hem.

02. Danielle Frankel: Chic Blazer

Danielle Frankel
Danielle Frankel

If you're a modern bride looking to make a statement, then you don't want to miss this chic bridal blazer mini from Danielle Frankel. A sophisticated and elegant look for your engagement party that is so on trend right now. Both edgy and refined, this trending bridal blazer is sure to leave your guests in anticipation of which style you have coming next!

03. Grace Loves Lace: Classic Slip

Grace Loves Lace
Grace Loves Lace

A classic slip dress is the perfect look for any of your bridal celebrations. But we exceptionally love it for a chic engagement party look. Like this elegant midi length silk slip from Grace Loves Lace that can easily be dressed up or down. Another thing we love about slip dresses is that they can be layered with different pieces to create entirely different looks for different events - or even to be worn again on your honeymoon!

04. Mira Zwillinger: Chic Single Shoulder Lace

Mira Zwillinger
Mira Zwillinger

Feminine, yet modern. We are loving this next engagement party dress from Mira Zwillinger. A chic one shoulder long sleeve A-line dress made from the most alluring semi glossy lace fabric. This look is so sophisticated, yet with a contemporary twist.

05. Anna Campbell: Flirty Separates

Anna Campbell
Anna Campbell

We love the idea of a flirty bridal separates look for an engagement party. Separates are so fun to play around with, and you can mix-and-match them endlessly. This look from Anna Campbell features a chic high neck cropped top with a dramatic open back and a flirty beaded fringe mini skirt.

06. Sarah Seven: Leopard Print Mini

Sarah Seven
Sarah Seven

So chic and adorable. It is hard to resist this next engagement party look from Sarah Seven. This fitted leopard print mini has some major 90's vibes with its super thin straps and fitted silhouette. This look is timeless and trending at the same time.

07. Anthropology: Modern Florals

Anthropology
Anthropology

We are absolutely in love with this next engagement party dress from Anthropology. A chic layered look that is both feminine and modern. This dress features a mini base with a sheer overlay that is accented with textured floral embellishment.

08. Reformation: High Class High Neck

Reformation
Reformation

Chic and elegant. This next engagement party dress comes from the Reformation. This look features a high halter neckline, dramatic open back and an all over crinkle texture. The ivory color tone of this dress gives you a bit of a break from all of the white you will be wearing during your wedding events - plus it is ultra flattering on so many different skin tones!

09. Mira Zwillinger: Modern Statement

Mira Zwillinger
Mira Zwillinger

Shorts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your engagement party look - but this style from Mira Zwillinger is just too good to pass up! This separates style combines chic high waisted silk mikado shorts with a silk organza blouse with an illusion neckline and 3D floral accents.

10. Jenny Yoo: Party-Ready Fringe

Jenny Yoo
Jenny Yoo

The layers of tiered fringe on this next engagement party dress, remind us of the beloved flapper style dresses from the 1920s. This modern interpretation is so fun and flirty, and it would make for the perfect party-ready engagement look.

11. Jenny Yoo: Modern Satin Halter

Jenny Yoo
Jenny Yoo

Modern and elegant, this next bridal dress from Jenny Yoo is sure to make a sultry, yet sophisticated statement at your engagement party. Featuring a modern ultra high halter neckline, an open back and luxe satin fabric. This midi length gown is perfect and effortless.

12. Retrofete: Statement Pearls

Retrofete at Anthropology
Retrofete at Anthropology

Pearls are trending in bridal fashion right now, and we just can't resist this statement pearl accented bridal mini. This chic mini dress features an all over pearl style that is edgy and modern and makes for the perfect trending engagement party dress. And if you are looking for a look you can layer, we are loving it paired with a sleek white leather jacket.

13. Sachin and Babi: Elegant Bridal Separates

Sachin and Babi
Sachin and Babi

Bridal separates are blowing up on the bridal scene. And it is easy to see why. Their ability to mix-and-match makes their versatility endless. You can create all of your bridal event looks from rotating just a few pieces. Plus, separates make it easy to rewear pieces after your wedding day. This look from Sachin and Babi features a dramatically embellished crop top and an elegant pleated skirt, for a match made in heaven.

14. Danielle Frankel: Short & Sassy Couture

Danielle Frankel
Danielle Frankel

Your engagement party is a great time to play around with some more daring bridal styles. Like this short and sassy couture bridal mini from Danielle Frankel. This organza mini dress features a dramatic oversized floral bodice with soft boning for structure and an ultra chic sheer organza bubbled skirt. Dramatic, flirty and couture - what more could a modern bride want?

15. Anthropology: Sophisticated Pearls

Anthropology
Anthropology

Sophisticated, yet contemporary. We are in love with this next engagement party dress from Anthropology. This sleeveless midi dress features the most alluring sheer overlay with dramatic pearl detailing. We love it paired here with flats for a more casual look, or dress it up a bit more with a pair of ivory sandals or pumps.

16. Jenny Yoo: Bridal Alternative

Jenny Yoo
Jenny Yoo

Looking for an alternative to a dress for your engagement party look? Then this look is for you. Bridal jumpsuits are so on trend right now, and they make for the perfect chic, modern look for bridal events. And we are loving this luxe satin jumpsuit from Jenny Yoo with a flattering boned bodice and wide leg pants.

17. Anthropology: Modern Mini

Anthropology
Anthropology

Bridal are loving mini styles right now, but it you aren't planning on having multiple looks on your wedding day, then a mini may not cut it as your main gown. But your engagement party is the perfect time to play around with some chic bridal mini looks. And we are loving this modern structured mini dress with oversized dimensional floral accents from Anthropology!

18. Danielle Frankel: Chic Bridal Suit

Danielle Frankel
Danielle Frankel

A bridal suit makes for an ultra chic alternative to a dress for your engagement party. And if you are a modern bride who is looking to embrace some more edgy looks during your wedding events, then you don't want to miss this lace detailed silk bridal pantsuit from Danielle Frankel. The extra long blazer and ankle length pants are so chic and sophisticated.

19. Bronx and Banco: Edgy Bridal Mini

Bronx and Banco at Anthropology
Bronx and Banco at Anthropology

Looking for an edgy, statement looking piece for your engagement party? Then you don't want to miss this next one from Bronx and Banco. This dramatic layered tulle mini dress features an edgy, textured silhouette that is finished with a glam belt for a girly touch. Perfect for showing off that edgy, fashion-loving side of your personality.

20. Mira Zwillinger: Dramatic Tulle

Mira Zwillinger
Mira Zwillinger

Make an exciting statement at your engagement party with this next dress from Mira Zwillinger. This crepe mini dress features a trending square neckline and dramatic tulle sleeves with embroidered flowers. We are loving how the tulle sleeves add a dramatic cape-like appearance to the look.

21. Elizabeth Fillmore: Sassy Feathers

Elizabeth Fillmore
Elizabeth Fillmore

Show off your sassy side with this next engagement party dress from Elizabeth Fillmore. This adorable silk charmeuse mini features a dramatic plunging neckline with lavish beading and feathered accents. Pair that with the open back, and this sexy dress is party-ready for you to celebrate your engagement.

22. Houghton: Wear Again Engagement

Houghton
Houghton

Modern brides are looking for more ways to be sustainable when it comes to their wedding style. And a great way to create a more sustainable look, is to simply pick pieces that you will wear again. And that is why we love this next engagement party dress from Houghton. This ultra chic wrap style dress features trending puff sleeves, structured fabric and even pockets! And this is a dress that you can easily wear again to brunch with the girls, or on that post wedding date night with your husband-to-be.

23. Rachel Gilbert: Modern Florals

Rachel Gilbert
Rachel Gilbert

Modern, yet feminine, this chic shift dress from Rachel Gilbert is engagement party ready. This look features a sleek form-flattering silhouette with a high neckline and all over dimensional florals to add some dramatic volume. Dress up or down to create your perfect engagement party style.

24. Anthropology: Vintage Inspired

Anthropology
Anthropology

We are loving this next dress from Anthropology for engagement parties happening in colder weather months. This dress gives you a bit more coverage with its layered style, while still keeping things ultra chic. This vintage-inspired column gown features a sleek mini that is layered under sheer long sleeve floor length topper that is accented with delicate beading.

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