10 Little White Engagement Dresses To Wear Before You Say I Do

It's that time of year again: wedding season. If your partner recently got down on one knee and you agreed to take the plunge into monogamy together, congrats! While the wedding may be far off there's still thankfully plenty of festivities to be had before.

Though the wedding dress only gets one big day to shine, you don't need to wait till the big day to wear a chic white dress. Photo announcements, bridal showers, and other pre-wedding celebrations call for gorgeous engagement dresses. There's no better time to wear a LWD, and we found 10 dresses to wear as you celebrate lovey stuff all season.

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Reformation Dolci Dress

Looking cool and collected for engagement photos on a hot summer day can be challenge, so paying attention to fabric is key. White already reflects light, but a breathable linen fabric will help disperse heat and wick away sweat. This linen Reformation dress has a romantic feel with a fit and flare silhouette, a smocked back for a perfect fit, and a sweetheart neckline for hanging with your sweetheart. ($248; reformation.com)

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Aidan Mattox Promenade Dress

Nothing says "party dress" like tiers of fringe! An engagement celebration calls for family and friends, popping bubbly, and dancing. Twirl on the dance floor with a dress that gives great movement like this Aidan Mattox number. The bodice is sophisticated with a clean, halter neckline, while the bottom has layers of fun fringe that will flutter and flow with every step you take. ($190; bhldn.com)

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Line & Dot Wrap Dress

Less is more, and this dress proves it. If your personal style is more understated, don't wear anything to your engagement parties that doesn't feel like you. Though it runs on the simple side as far as design goes, it's the small touches that give a big impact in this Line & Dot wrap dress. The wrapped bodice, gathered hem, and stunning fabric make this stylish number stand out. Accessorize with some simple jewelry and sandals to let the dress take mainstage. ($113; revolve.com)

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Billie Battenburg One-Shoulder Dress

For the boho bride who's more interested in an intimate backyard gathering than an over-the-top affair, we've got you covered. This sweet cotton swing dress by Free People can be dressed up or made casual, depending how you style it. We personally love the unique one-shoulder strap neckline, and the crochet accents throughout make it ideal for summertime wear. Have fun with this look and let your hair down with some fun accessories and platform sandals to show off your recent pedicure. ($128; freepeople.com)

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Lulus Gimme Some Flair Bodycon Dress

Your wedding dress won't be the only outfit serving some drama. Lead up to the big day with this sassy bodycon dress. Out of our other engagement dresses we think this short and sassy number would be amazing for a night out on the town with your entourage for your bachelorette celebration! Toss aside the tacky veil and sash, this figure-flatterer with flounce sleeves will tell everyone you're the bride-to-be. ($59; lulus.com)

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ASTR The Label Lace Midi Dress

We envision this dress looking astounding at a bridal shower brunch. Picture it: a table spread with peony floral arrangements and a variety of pastries with bottomless mimosas. This feminine midi dress will look right home at this celebration that's just for the bride. The lace overlay over the mini dress is a sweet design detail that keeps this dress classy without being too stuffy. ($67; nordstrom.com)

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& Other Stories Mini Shift Dress

When the prices start adding up for the wedding (especially after that gown, veil, shoes, and jewelry purchase), a chameleon-like engagement dress that you can style multiple ways is extremely appealing. Don't settle for something blah that you don't love but can wear again. A shift dress like this elegant one from & Other Stories is one you'll want to wear over and over. Designed in Paris, this modern, mini shift has single shoulder pleats and a keyhole button-back closure. Dress it up with heels and a designer clutch for your engagement party, loafers and a blazer for work, and sneakers with a cardigan for the weekend. ($89; stories.com)

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Endless Rose Lace Mini Dress

Nothing gets us more excited then finding a fabulous dress at an unbelievable price. With the amount of detailed lace, gathered crisp bell sleeves, full lining, and open back, we couldn't believe this dress was less than $100. Wear this timeless dress for your engagement photos to accessorize with your new bridal bling. ($98; shopbop.com)

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Asos Edition Cross Back Midi Dress

Give them some cold-shoulder in this open, flowing Asos midi dress. Strapless dresses can be annoying for the obvious reason, there's no straps to hold it up. This dress gives you the openness of a strapless dress with the security of delicate straps that cross in the back. Make sure to zoom in to see our favorite element: the organza check fabric. Stroll through a wildflower field photoshoot with your fiance, or wear to a candlelit celebration dinner. ($190; asos.com)

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Lilly Pulitzer Melani Shift Dress

You've probably worn a Lilly Pulitzer printed dress or two for a tropical vacation, college graduation, or Mother's Day lunch. While the brand's hand-painted prints are iconic, we're particularly interested in its white dress selection. This Lilly shift is decorated in lace appliques over lace fabric for a striking dimensional texture. This sporty shape is comfortable, easy to move in, and a style you can wear 10 times over. ($228; lillypulitzer.com)

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