We’ve all been there, daydreaming for years (maybe since we were young) about the “one”-- and no, we’re not talking about our knight-in-shining-armor, we’re talking about our wedding dress! Will it be a classic princess-style ball gown or maybe a more sultry form-fitting fit-and-flare style? Well, what if we told you you didn’t have to settle on just ONE dress!? More and more brides are opting for wedding reception dresses to switch up their style post-ceremony into something a little sleeker, simpler, and more comfortable - but still just as wedding-day chic to dance the night away. In this post, we discuss 4 of our favorite second look options that’ll leave you twirling until the wee hours on the dancefloor.
The Bridal Jumpsuit:
This one is for the bride that dares to be different - with an edgy, 60’s flare. This look is a comfortable yet stylish option that will let you move and shake the night away without a care in the world! No worries about getting tangled up on a long train; you can focus all your attention on your guests and your sweetheart to make your night simply MAGICAL. You can read all about the Bridal Jumpsuit in our blog post HERE. Our personal fave is the long-sleeved Ivory Wedding Lace Jumpsuit which is modest yet still sexy with its plunging neckline.
The Flirty Skirt & Top:
For the young at heart, but still, a trendsetting look, more and more brides are opting for bridal separates as a wedding party option for its ease of wear. It’s a modest look but with a flirty flair, especially when there’s a little peek-a-boo midriff that’s sure to have your new spouse swooning. Take a cue from Katherine and Christian’s autumnal boho wedding in the woods - Katherine’s two-piece look was that effortlessly cool aesthetic all BLUSH brides dream about… and don’t even get us started on the flower crown!
The Sleek Shift:
This minimalist style option is for the no-fuss bride that wants to keep her second look sleek and simple - so she can focus all of her attention on her beloved. We love our Ivory Strap Maxi Dress for that greek goddess toga-inspired look and feel. This look pairs well with hair down and flowy or in a sleek updo and some elegant drop pearl earrings.
Going with a second look option allows you to think outside the box and be a little more daring than the classic white or ivory dresses synonymous with saying “I DO.” After all, by your reception, you’re already a married woman, so why not mix it up with a POP of color!? Of course, you can be more subtle with a blush or peach option like Chloe Brown in her pink chiffon maxi dress, which gives us ALL the autumn wedding feels, or for the very daring, try considering a dark hue (especially great for fall or winter nuptials) … like, black! Yes, we said it. Read our blog post HERE all about how to pull off the black wedding dress look.
When choosing your second look, be sure to consider your venue, the season and temperature, and the climate of your big day. Think about what you’re hoping to get out of your reception - these considerations will help inform you on what the best second dress style will be to suit the party portion of your big day! Still not finding something that’s fitting the bill for your grand outfit change? Consider going the Custom Order route. We’d love to work with you to whip up a whimsical, one-of-a-kind look that’ll make you look as good as you feel on your wedding day. No matter what you opt for, we’re sure you’ll D A Z Z L E and delight.
Stay fabulous, BLUSH Brides!