Top Ten Wedding Reception Dresses

Thinking of making the big switch? Many brides decide to ditch the train for a shorter dress so they can enjoy a night of dancing at their wedding reception. And with the popularity of two day weddings and next day barbeques, finding a gorgeous dress for the after party is pretty high on our 'to do' lists. Here are ten of our absolute faves!


If you want something just as special as your gown, Louise Kennedy is your woman. We love this lace blush number. It's just bridal enough to be appropriate, but you'll definately wear it again. (Perhaps not to someone else's wedding though!)

Monsoon have some great options for brides looking for a short option or a second day dress. Equally, if you're having a more casual wedding or a civil ceramony, their range of smart white pieces is worth checking out. 

We're slightly in love with this pleated Hoss Intropia dress from Anastasia. The perfect next day/night before/rehersal dinner dress that you can pull out again a year later for your anniversary. 

This Kelly Ewing number from Ruby Rouge is preeeeeeetty special. 

Check out the sheer panel detail on this Simone Rocha dress from Havana. Noice!

You might think that wearing a Coast dress on the evening of your own wedding is a little risky, with the threat of a guest showing up in the same thing. But if someone rocks up to our nuptials wearing a white, sheer, appliqued dress like this, we're making them go home to change anyway. 

Simone's Daddy also has an offering at Havana. This John Rocha dress works for the whole day or as an evening option.

This Hobbs number would be super cute for a destination wedding on a beach or a next day barbeque if the weather plays ball. 

Wedding or no wedding, we want this smart pencil shift from M&S

Last, but not least is this simple, lacey piece from La Redoute

Are you planning on changing on your wedding day? Let us know in the comments section below.