18 Second Wedding Dresses Perfect For Your Rescheduled COVID Wedding
COVID has changed a lot about weddings in 2021, and fashion is no exception. If you've rescheduled your wedding due to the pandemic, you might find your original dress no longer works for the vibe of your new nuptials, or perhaps you're planning a minimony, elopement or sequel wedding that calls for more casual or festive attire. Whatever the reason, if you've significantly altered your wedding plans, an additional dress or even a complete change of wardrobe could be necessary. Finding a wedding dress for a second wedding may seem like an added stressor in already stressful times—but don't fret—we've got some pretty fab ideas. Below, a guide to choosing the right second wedding dress, plus our fave looks you can add to your cart right now.
Editor's Note: In our day and age, the term "second wedding dress" can actually be a tricky one, and can take on a variety of different meanings. What we've rounded up in this article are gowns for your rescheduled COVID wedding, but if you're looking for a different definition of a second wedding dress, we've got you covered there too:
Second Wedding Dress Etiquette
There are no strict rules when it comes to choosing a second wedding dress. Bottom line: A rescheduled wedding doesn't mean you can't wear the dress of your dreams. First and foremost, choose a dress that reflects your unique sense of style. If you're looking for more guidance, your venue and wedding theme can also be super-helpful in narrowing down your ideal look. For example, if you're making it official with your toes in the sand, you'll probably want a lightweight, unfussy gown. Tying the knot in an upscale hotel? A grand ball gown could be your dress. It's also important to keep your budget in mind. Decide how much you want to spend on a second wedding dress and stick to it—and don't forget to factor in shoes and other accessories (like a veil, if you're wearing one).
Second Wedding Dresses You Can Shop Now
Feeling a dress for a second wedding right now? Check out 18 chic, shoppable options for a range of venues and styles below.
Elevated outdoor weddings have become more popular post-COVID. The relaxed fit and gauzy chiffon fabric of this gown make it ideal for seaside or rustic nuptials.
Lulus I'm All Yours cream ruffled maxi dress, $78, Lulus.com
Calling all hopeless romantics. Intricate laser-cut petals, sparkling beads and a cream-to-pink ombré effect give this dress a seriously whimsical feel.
Theia Emma gown, $2,195, BHLDN.com
She's a classic. This lace gown with long sleeves and a ribbon tie at the waist is equal parts elegant and timeless.
Reformation Hestia dress, $598, TheReformation.com
This midi-length second wedding dress gives you the best of both worlds. Thanks to off-the-shoulder sleeves and a short train, this polished number works for both formal and semi-formal events.
Markarian Celeste Off-the-shoulder silk gown, $3,295, ModaOperandi.com
It's no secret that the slip dress is experiencing a bridal fashion revival. This one made of breathable linen fabric is made for low-key "I dos" somewhere warm.
Jacquemus Open-back cutout linen gown, $955, Net-a-Porter.com
If you're on the hunt for a second wedding dress with some added flair but don't want the hassle of voluminous silhouette, consider a gown with a layered skirt. This style adds volume and dimension—but not bulk.
Lulus Molinetto White Lace Ruffled Tiered Sleeveless Maxi Dress, $85, Lulus.com
The best part of this stunning feather gown with a high-low hemline? The shorter front means you can still tear up the dance floor without sacrificing any high fashion drama.
Cult Gaia Emi feather-trim high-low dress, $1,998, Saks.com
You can't go wrong with an A-line gown in delicate lace. This versatile second wedding dress with a fitted bodice and skinny straps works for almost any setting or time of year.
Costarellos Calla Gown, $1,995, BHLDN.com
Can you say, va va voom? A deep V neckline plus a deep V back equals one sultry silhouette.
Reformation Geranium dress, $598, TheReformation.com
Yas, Queen. This luxurious duchesse satin ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice is totally regal.
Emilia Wickstead Diamond duchesse-satin gown, $5,775, Net-a-Porter.com
If you've been bingeing Bridgerton and are in the market for a vintage-inspired gown, look no further. This silk jacquard dress with a high neckline and bishop sleeves has a distinct heirloom quality.
RIXO Clementine Silk Jacquard Maxi Dress With Train, $2,065, Rixo.co.uk
Modern and glamorous, a bejeweled cutout waist elevates this streamlined silhouette of stuctured silk-faille.
Monique Lhuillier Sleeveless cutout faille gown, $2,995, ModaOperandi.com
This flowy frock with flutter sleeves and sunflower-inspired embroidery has destination affair written all over it.
LoveShackFancy Norma Dress, $595, LoveShackFancy.com
The "it" fabric of Bridal Fashion Week, crepe is structured but lightweight enough to work for any season. Just add ostrich feathers and a high slit for a showstopping effect.
Sometimes more is more. Lustrous crinkled silk, a voluminous tiered silhouette and a removable bolero overlay bring the drama.
Johanna Ortiz Corazon Coraza convertible silk gown, $3,950, ModaOperandi.com
Channel Caroline Bessette-Kennedy's iconic bridal style in this streamlined silk gown with a scoop neckline and plunging back.
RIXO Carlotta Silk Maxi Dress With Low Back, $1,389, Rixo.co.uk
Simple—but still striking—a corded lace gown with an illusion neckline is all about subtle sex appeal.
Wtoo by Watters Philomene Gown, $1,400, BHLDN.com
Clean and crisp, this one shoulder gown fllatters the upper body. Pair it with a sleek low bun to put all the focus on the gorgeous shoulder detailing.