28 Trendy Wedding After-Party Dresses for the Chic Bride

Change into a fun ensemble after your reception.
three wedding after-party dresses for the bride
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
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Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated May 13, 2022
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For many couples, the party doesn't stop at the reception. Cue: the wedding after-party. Whether the plan is to rent a room at a themed bar or throw a bonfire on the beach, it's also the perfect moment to slip into another celebratory bridal outfit. Like a wedding reception dress, a wedding after-party dress lets you experiment with a completely new style—which could be anything from a casual white midi to a sparkly, statement-making mini. Below, we've rounded up the cutest after-the-wedding dresses worthy of a second (or third!) look. From sleek and sophisticated silhouettes to festive and frilly frocks, read on for our favorite after-party outfits that'll keep the party going long after your reception.

1. Seven Wonders Marloe Dress in White

Seven Wonders white wedding after-party dress with one-shoulder puffed sleeve

We can't decide which element of this white wedding after-party dress is the most eye-catching. From the one-shoulder puffed sleeve to the side cutout lined with ruffled details, this festive frock is the epitome of fun and flirty.

2. ELOQUII Ruffled Tiered Mini Dress in Pristine

ELOQUII ruffled tiered mini dress for the wedding after-party

The voluminous tiered ruffle mini skirt isn't the only wow-worthy aspect of this plus-size wedding party dress. Together, the ruffled shoulders, classic V-neckline and cute waist sash form a stylish bridal-worthy ensemble to celebrate your newlywed status.

3. Lulus Remarkable Lace Dress in White

Lulus wihite bridal after-party dress with sheer lace and fitted silhoutte

Here's a spectacular lace bridal number that was made to stand out. The white lining, combined with romantic sheer lace, creates a layered two-piece look that means business. And with a scalloped high neckline and fitted silhouette, it's a trendy wedding after-party dress you'll want tons of pics in.

4. ASOS LUXE Curve Embellished Gemstone Mini Dress With Faux Feathers in Blue

ASOS Luxe Curve something blue wedding party dress for brides with feathers

Slip into something blue and dazzling post-reception. From the sparkling metallic embellishments and plunge neckline to the faux feather straps, this bejeweled bridal outfit is a total showstopper. Better yet, this plus-size wedding after-party dress comes in sizes 12 to 26.

5. ASTR The Label Medford Cowl-Neck Satin Mini Dress in White

ASTR The Label satin bride party dress with cowl neckline

ASTR The Label is one of our go-to brands for stylish occasion dresses—just look at this cute satin party dress. The sleek white mini has a draped cowl neckline, low-cut back and slim cross straps. It's a chic option if you want to show off some skin.

6. Lein Sacha Mini Dress in Ivory

BHLDN ivory fringe mini bridal dress for the wedding after party

This ivory fringe mini dress is so fashion-forward that it deserves its own moment. The confetti fringe, side cutouts and flirty two-piece design make this one of the trendiest wedding after-party looks yet. Style it with a fun pair of wedding pumps and a sparkly clutch for a memorable outfit.

7. Adrianna Papell Fringe-Trim Halter Short Cocktail Dress in Ivory

Adrianna Papell flirty fringe wedding after-party dress with chic halter neckline and fringe details

Want even more flirty fringe? We've got you covered. Celebrate with a Roaring '20s-inspired wedding after-party dress that'll keep the festivities going. This fun design has a chic halter neckline, fitted bodice and open back.

8. Needle & Thread Anais Sequin Dress in Champagne

Needle & Thread sequin wedding after-party dress in champagne

This dreamy masterpiece will have your guests swooning at the after-party. Why? It's embellished with champagne sequins in a vintage French-inspired lace pattern. It also comes in three different skirt lengths: mini, ballerina and gown. Trust us: It's a beautiful dress to take with you from the dance floor to the classy hotel bar.

9. Reformation Michaela Dress Es in White

Reformation bridal after-party dress with square neckline and trendy puffed sleeves

After your formal wedding, change into a low-key outfit that's equally as captivating. This bridal after-party dress is defined by the trendy square neckline, double puffed sleeves and full mini skirt made for twirling. Another plus? It'll get plenty of rotation in your spring and summer wardrobe after your big day.

10. ASOS DESIGN Petite Embellished Cami Mini Dress in White Oversized Disc Sequin

ASOS Design sequin-embellished after-party wedding dress for brides

Get ready to sparkle all night long in this sequin-embellished after-party wedding dress. The petite frock is covered in oversized white sequin discs for a dramatic effect. Plus, the plunging neckline and adjustable cross-back straps elevate this already chic mini.

11. Katie May Elle Tulle Minidress in Ivory

Saks Fifth Avenue bridal tulle mini dress for after the reception

This jaw-dropping tulle mini dress was made for the fashion-forward bride who isn't afraid to take a fashion risk. Pair this strapless number with some statement earrings and a bold lip to take your wedding after-party look up a notch.

12. Mango Buttoned Wrap Dress in Off-White

Mango wedding after-party wrap dress with buttons

For a refreshing take on a wedding after-party outfit, try this menswear-inspired wrap dress from Mango. The off-white frock boasts a wrap neckline and gilded button accents that'll shimmer all night long. And if wearing white's not your thing, you can't go wrong with the alternative: black.

13. Gabrielle Union X FTF Skai One-Sleeve Cutout Dress in White

Fashion To Figure one-sleeve white after-party dress for brides

Want a spicy body-hugging option? This one-sleeve white after-party dress for brides will take your party to the next level. We love the fitted, sexy silhouette, but the side cutout and high leg slit are the icing on the cake.

14. Showpo Madrina Strappy Cross-Back Sequin Slip Midi Dress in Iridescent Ivory

Showpo iridescent sequined midi dress for sexy wedding after-party outfit

Two words: disco queen. The iridescent sequins, V-neckline and figure-hugging silhouette make this sexy wedding after-party dress a guaranteed head-turner. Add sparkly wedding shoes for an allover glistening bridal outfit that commands attention.

15. LIVD Patty Maxi Dress in White

LIVD strapless white wedding after-party dress for brides

This beautifully draped strapless dress for your wedding after-party is stunning in its simplicity. The knitted fabric will glide along with you—whether you're hitting the dance floor or posing for photos. And with that affordable price, it's a budget-friendly pick you can't pass up.

16. Reformation Aigio Dress in Ivory

Reformation elegant lace wedding party dress with plunging V-neckline and gorgeous open back

There's no doubt you'll be the life of the party in this elegant lace wedding party dress. The plunging V-neckline and gorgeous open back aren't even the best parts; It has a partially sheer lace maxi skirt with a high back slit that exudes romance.

17. Petal & Pup Percie Off-Shoulder Dress in White

Petal & Pup classic tea-length off-the-shoulder bridal dress for the wedding after-party

If you're a classic bride in search of a second wedding dress, you can't go wrong with this timeless tea-length number. Elevated with an off-the-shoulder design, sweetheart neckline and short puffed sleeves, it's the epitome of elegance and romance.

18. ASTR The Label Lainie Cutout Long-Sleeve Midi Dress in Pearl

ASTR The Label bridal after-party dress with twisted front and side cutouts

This impressive bridal after-party dress has a sweetheart neckline that flows into a twisted front and side cutouts at the waist. We're also loving those bold statement shoulders for the perfect touch of drama. Another thought: This pearlescent frock is also a great rehearsal dinner dress.

19. DB Studio Flutter-Sleeve Satin Plus-Size Dress With Ruffle in Soft White

DB Studio plus-size ruffled after-party wedding dress

Boho brides, look no further than this cascading ruffle after-party wedding dress. There's no doubt you'll be stylish and comfortable in the stretch-satin fabric. It's the perfect outfit to wrap up your tropical beach wedding.

20. Amanda Uprichard x REVOLVE Samba Gown in White Sequin

REVOLVE glamorous sequined after-party wedding gown

All we can say is wow. Take a cue from Old Hollywood and wear this glamorous sequined maxi dress for your after-party wedding gown. The halter neckline, subtle draping and high side slit add red carpet-worthy drama—so all eyes will land on you in this lavish ensemble.

21. City Chic Bright Nights Dress in Silver

City Chic sequin embellished silver wedding after-party dress

Talk about a standout bride party dress. As if the scoop V-neckline and short puffed sleeves weren't enough, the allover sparkly sequin embellishments really kick this shimmering frock up a level. We also have to call out the sexy ruching on the bodice and form-fitting mini skirt.

22. Club L London Tall Embellished Cowl-Front Nini Dress in Ivory

ASOS Club L London tall-friendly after-the-wedding party dress with rhinestone embellishments

You'll stun in this tall-friendly after-the-wedding party dress. We're captivated by the cowl neckline, allover rhinestone embellishments and strappy open tie back. You'll be dressed to impress with a margarita (or mocktail) in hand.

23. ELLIATT Rachel Feather-Hem Cocktail Minidress in Ivory

ELIATT eye-catching feather bridal after-party dress

We love how eye-catching plumes can elevate your bridal look in an instant. The feathery accents on the hem of this wedding cocktail dress offer a playful contrast to the plain silhouette. Style it with large gold hoops, a pair of chic block-heel bridal shoes and a colorful clutch.

24. Show Me Your Mumu Hampton Wrap Dress in Ivory Luxe Satin

Show Me Your Mumu beach after-party wedding dress with self-tie wrap skirt

If you're having a destination wedding, this after-party dress is giving us beach bar vibes. The ivory satin ensemble has a versatile self-tie wrap skirt, giving you control over how loose or tight you want the skirt to fit. Throw on some chic sandals, then enjoy the rest of your wedding night!

25. Sachin & Babi Sierra Satin Midi Dress in Ivory

BHLDN wedding after-party outfit with plunge neckline and cutout button back

Minimalist brides, this outfit's for you. The plunge neckline, cutout button back and silky smooth fabric offer an effortlessly chic vibe while still feeling bridal-worthy. Pair it with statement earrings and timeless pearl bridal shoes to complement the simplistic style.

26. HATCH Collection The Ivy Eyelet Midi Dress in White

HATCH Collection maternity bridal after-party dress

For a stylish maternity option, look no further than this cute pregnant bridal dress for after the reception. Made with 100% cotton, the charming frock is defined by the cap sleeves, smocked back and intricate eyelet detailing throughout. Psst: It also comes in a super dreamy Blush shade too.

27. Showpo Fancy a Spritz Square-Neck Mini Dress in White Embroidery

Showpo embroidered after-wedding dress with allover floral accents

Grab this embroidered after-wedding dress, then head to the hotel bar for refreshments. What makes this mini dress so special are the flared angel sleeves, square neckline and allover floral accents. Heighten your look with colorful bridal mules, then have some fun.

28. Lulus Flower Up Sleeveless Lace-Up Wide-Leg Jumpsuit in Ivory

Lulus white bridal floral jumpsuit with slim shoulder straps and princess-seamed bodice

If you're looking for something different from the typical white bridal dress, we found a winner. This floral jumpsuit has slim shoulder straps, a princess-seamed bodice and a lace-up back. Plus, the lightweight chiffon fabric makes it an exceptionally comfy after-party outfit that certainly doesn't risk style.

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