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All Dressed Up, With Places to Go

What to Wear to Your Bridal Shower

Silk dress with shirring detail (top left)
($550 by Abaeté, at Bloomingdale's Soho, 504 Broadway, nr. Broome St.; 212-729-5900).

Spruce silk dress (bottom left)
($425 by Shipley & Halmos, at Earnest Sewn, 821 Washington St., nr. Gansevoort St.; 212-675-0553).

Travis jacket and Nanetta skirt (on model)
($365 and $265 at Diane Von Furstenberg,, 874 Washington St., nr. 14th St.; 646-486-4800).

Multi-handkerchief-collar mini-dress and buckle belt (top right)
($550 and $250 by 3.1 Phillip Lim, 115 Mercer St., nr. Spring St.; 212-334-1160).

Silk plum ombré dress (bottom right)
($1,195 by Doo.Ri, at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave., nr. 61st St.; 212-754-7940).

Where to Have Your Bridal Shower

1. Reserve the retractable-roofed garden of girlish Nolita restaurant Elizabeth for a brunch for up to 50 ( Prix-fixe menu options include croque madames and johnnycakes with peach compote and honey butter (from $25 per person). Or order truffle Bloody Marys, cotton candy sundaes, and more, à-la-carte. Inside, open gifts on comfy banquettes by the fireplace.

2. Magnolia Bakery’s Upper West Side location has a private room where you and about a dozen of your girlfriends can have a Champagne-and-dessert-fueled cupcake-decorating session ( The $750 party setup ($25 for each additional person you squeeze in) includes a dessert like banana pudding or peanut-butter-icebox pie; bring your own bubbly.

3. Book an overnight stay at Soho House and spend the afternoon with ten friends at their Cowshed Spa, drinking Champagne between manicures and massages ( Their new Pretty Parties package ($295 per person) includes two treatments and a private dinner. The slumber party is extra (double-occupancy rooms from $525 a night).


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