Be it an intimate family meal or a lavish welcome celebration, the rehearsal dinner is one wedding tradition we can't get enough of! You have to consider that this party is setting the tone for the rest of your wedding weekend, so making sure every detail is perfect is pretty imperative. We've already given you a rundown on the guest list but now it's time to talk outfits! You've taken the time to find your dream dress for the day but what about the day before? We've been on the hunt for 19 of our favourite dresses, perfect for your rehearsal dinner!

1/ A celestial daydream, the Lucina embellished stretch-mesh mini dress from Clio Peppiatt is the perfect dress for a late-night rehearsal dinner and drinks. Cut in the signature fit-and-flare silhouette, it's made from ivory mesh enriched with four-way stretch, so it won't inhibit your movement when you hit the floor or hit the town!

Clio Peppiatt Lucina Embellished Stretch-mesh Mini Dress

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2/ The Devi shell-embellished cutout scalloped linen midi dress from Zimmermann is the perfect Summer dress for a daytime meal. Cut from airy linen, it's traced with scalloped edges and has skin-bearing cutouts at the pleated waist. Style yours with sandals and a straw tote for a playful picnic in-the-park look or a sleek bun and white heels for something a little more Santorini.

Zimmermann Devi Shell-embellished Cutout Scalloped Linen Midi Dress

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3/ This strapless minidress from Rotate Birger Christensen’s bridal collection is designed with modern brides in mind. Made from a twill weave, it features a heart-shaped neckline with draping at the front and a mini train. If you're blessed with long legs then paying homage to the party dress silhouette that was oh-so-popular in the 00s will make you look and feel like a supermodel. Pair this with a bright chunky platform heel and bag ala Valentino's Fall/Winter 2022-23 collection or keep it classic with something strappy and minimal accessories.

Rotate Birger Christensen Bridal Strapless Ruched Minidress

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4/ Saloni’s Fleur open-back printed silk-jacquard halterneck mini dress is made from silk jacquard woven with subtle polka dots. It’s printed with painterly blueberries and has a high halter neckline and split, open-back. The perfect mix of girly and elegant, this is the dress you wear for a rehearsal dinner at a yacht or golf club with the perfect amount of modesty while still showing off those pins! Because of the green and blue in the dress, you can really style it any way you like, adding more colour to lean into the whimsy of the print or keeping it classic with all-white accessories and a clean up-do.

Saloni Fleur Open-back Printed Silk-jacquard Halterneck Mini Dress

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5/ Part of Rixo’s collection for the contemporary bride, the Candice mini dress is an elegant sixties-inspired shift style crafted from satin-back silk crêpe. It features a Jackie Kennedy-esque roll neckline, an A-line silhouette, and an ostrich-feather trimmed hemline. Like many others on this list, you can change the tone of the ensemble with just a few accessories, adding colour and chunkier details for a more girly, Barbie look or keeping the accessories simple with a clean white shoe and a delicate clutch of the same colour.

RIXO Feather-Trim Candice Dress

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6/ Reformation's Juliette floral-print georgette midi dress is decorated with a pretty 'Riveria' floral print, which springs to life against the white background. Made from airy georgette using certified forest-friendly viscose fibres, it has a corset-inspired bodice that beautifully contours your curves and a stretchy shirred panel at the back. Perfect for a rehearsal lunch on a rooftop or exploring the grounds of a manor house, if you're a Spring bride then this is a must-buy!

Reformation + Net Sustain Kieryn Floral-print Linen Midi Dress

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7/ The Ivory Amur Strapless Ruffle Mini Dress from Reed by Reiss is a unique, tiered design. The strapless silhouette and ruffled neckline flatter the frame, whilst a waist belt enhances natural curves. Reminiscent of a flower or even a mushroom, this fabulous dress makes such an incredible statement you'll want to keep the styling complementary vs competitive.

Reed Amur Strapless Ruffle Mini Dress

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8/ If you're looking for a dreamy, ballerina-inspired mini dress for your rehearsal dinner then you'll love RASARIO's Silk-satin mini dress made from lustrous white silk-satin, It has a corset-style bodice that's fitted with supportive padding and kicks out to a voluminous puffball skirt.

Rasario Silk-satin Mini Dress

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9/ If you're looking for something a little edgier then may we suggest the Panelled denim and stretch-jersey mini dress from Mugler. Using innovative techniques, this mini dress is constructed from panels of denim and stretch jersey to highlight and contour. As for the French label’s hallmark contouring? Look to the exposed seams that work their way down to the thigh-skimming hems, creating a signature carved effect. Pair with boots and a leather jacket for a more casual look or sky-high heels and a Pam Anderson updo for a sexier look.

Mugler Paneled Denim and Stretch-jersey Mini Dress

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10/ The off-white Mimi dress from Amur reimagines the timeless halter-neck shape with an ultra-feminine outlook. The maximalist frill detailing and elegant open-back design create one of the dreamiest mini-dresses we've ever seen! Crafted from a loose, pleated fabrication, this dress skims the frame for a flowing silhouette. Pair this mini-length option with heeled sandals to get rehearsal dinner ready.

Mimi Amur Halter Neck Frill Mini Dress

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11/ Make a striking entrance in Khaite’s Candita gown, adorned with hand-painted lips. The body-skimming silhouette boasts an elegant keyhole back and is accompanied by an elongated scarf. If you fancy yourself a maximalist then this is a must-have for your special occasion wardrobe, not just for your rehearsal dinner!

Khaite Candita Gown

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12/ When we think about the perfect dress for a chic, high-class, city-centre rehearsal dinner we think of the Duna Ruffled Wool-Blend Mini Dress from Jacquemus. This fitted mini is made from a stretchy wool blend with frayed oversized ruffles that hang off the bra-top bodice; giving you the perfect mix of high fashion and old-money luxury, all rolled into one stunning mini! We highly suggest taking a page out of Sofia Richies' book and keeping the styling simple, elegant and refined; think a sleek bun, soft natural makeup and fine gold jewellery.

Jacquemus Duna Ruffled Wool-Blend Mini Dress

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13/ The ivory Giana High Neck Draped Midi Dress from Reiss is an elegant option, meticulously tailored with a draped front and fitted through the hips for a sophisticated figure. The midi-length skirt wraps around the frame, resulting in an asymmetric finish. When it comes to styling you me see a trend but we suggest keeping things simple and classic and letting the dress speak for itself. Think a pair of gold earrings and your hair down and pushed away from the face.

Giana High Neck Draped Midi Dress

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14/ A silhouette that is sure to wow your guests, Emilia Wickstead's 'Drusilla' dress has an exaggerated bow at the back that drapes past the mini hem. It's cut from ivory cloqué that has just the right amount of stretch and is fully lined for a smooth fit. Live your Blair Waldorf fantasy in this elegant but high drama mini!

Emilia Wickstead Drusilla Bow-detailed Cloqué Mini Dress

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15/ Dorothee Schumacher's Emotional Essence dress recalls the neatly tailored designs of decades past. It's made from white Punto Milano in a fit-and-flare silhouette with off-shoulder lapels and a double-breasted front. A sultrier take on what we like to call, Madam President chic, this dress would look incredible at a black tie rehearsal dinner, playing with the details of a suit while holding true to the bride-in-white tradition. Pair this with a red lip and some red bottoms and you'll feel like a million bucks!

Dorothee Schumacher Emotional Essence Off-shoulder Midi Dress

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16/ The Wendell minidress from Danielle Frankel embodies the label’s whimsical approach to bridal fashion. Made from soft tulle, the semi-sheer style is suspended from thin straps, falling into two layers that feature wavy edges and floral lace appliqués.  Pair this baby with some silver heels, bouncy curls and big hoops for a glamorous Studio 54 look. Now talk about a dress for dancing!

Danielle Frankel Bridal Wendell Minidress

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17/ Dazzle in this white corded lace mini-dress from Self-Portrait, with diamante detailing around the bodice. The skirt is cut from heavy crepe for its satisfying structure and smooth feel, with a daring front split to show off the legs. This is the ultimate it-girl dress, and we guarantee you'll feel like an it-girl when you wear it! The styling to go either way, to be honest, stick to a sleek pony and simple heels for a refined and elegant look or go full party girl and pair it with a big blowout and matching stone heels to feel like a modern Marylin!

SELF-PORTRAIT Crystal and lace-embellished twill mini dress

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18/ If you're planning a garden party rehearsal dinner then the 'Guaba' dress from Agua by Agua Bendita is the perfect pick! Crafted from linen by local artisans in Colombia and beautifully embroidered with colourful flowers, the high neck and puff sleeves give this stunning mini a romantic look that's perfect for sipping prosecco amongst the hydrangeas on a warm summer's day. This dress is a statement in its own right but unlike other dresses on the list, we think it would pair beautifully with a colourful heel and bag, pull a colour or two from the embroidery and plan the accessories around them for a cohesive and polished look.

Agua by Agua Bendita Guaba Embroidered Linen Mini Dress

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19/ 16Arlington’s Michelle dress is trimmed with a flurry of ostrich feathers at the cuffs that have become a signature of the label. Impeccably cut from crepe, this mini style is tailored to a refined long-sleeved silhouette and is crowned with an elongated point collar. Not only is this a gorgeous dress for a modern cocktail bar rehearsal dinner, this might be the perfect dress for a civil ceremony or reception!

Arlington Michelle feather-trim mini dress

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- Gráinne