The annual Diner en Blanc is back in Philadelphia this Thursday! If you’re not familiar with Diner en Blanc, it’s a chic pop-up picnic at a secret location announced on the night of the event. (First time attendees, read our recap and guides!) Attendees must dress in all-white, which reflects the elegance of the high French society where it originated. Since the event is just around the corner, our team is here to provide last-minute shoppers with recommendations on where to find the perfect attire.
“My first recommendation will always be Ellelauri!” says Madison, who wore a white dress by the local boutique last year. It was absolutely gorgeous! Also, though the Philadelphia Premium Outlets are a little bit out of the city, they are also a great place that offers tons of shops for shoes and jewelry at great prices.
Victoria’s go-to Diner en Blanc shopping destination is BCBG (at the Cherry Hill Mall, King of Prussia Mall or Philadelphia Mills outlet). They always have a great assortment of chic cocktail dresses that are nice and breezy yet elegant for summer events. “I can always count on them to carry white since they basically have every color of the rainbow available year-round.” Plus, BCBG shoes, jewelry and accessories are also stunning!
While looking for the perfect white cocktail dress and accessories for the Diner en Blanc event, Juliette quickly heads to White House Black Market (at the Cherry Hill Mall or King of Prussia Mall). “With the color white quite literally in it’s name, it’s no surprise they have a fabulous collection of white and black cocktail attire.” Whether you’re looking for a dress, skirt or pant suit, White House Black Market will have something eye-catching and sophisticated.
Amanda’s favorite store to go to for this event is the Nordstrom Rack on 17th and Chestnut Street. From accessories and shoes to clothing, Nordstrom Rack truly has all of the white pieces you could need — and for a great price! “I never leave empty handed when walking out of this store.” Not only do they have a large variety of quality items, but they also have the latest fashion trends and styles.
While most guests enjoy dressing up, putting together a trendy ensemble is often easier said than done. Rocking an all-white outfit can be difficult, so we hope we made your search a bit easier. Diner en Blanc is one of the most coveted, elegant events of the season so enjoy your night, but more importantly, watch the red wine!
Where are you shopping for Diner en Blanc? Let us know in the comments!