Keep the Bridal Glam Coming with These 21 Wedding After-Party Dresses

These looks were made to move and groove in.
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Sofia Deeb
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Sofia was a writer for Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine.
  • Sofia studied cultural anthropology and journalism at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Updated Mar 12, 2024
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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 you say 'I do'.

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Wedding After Party Dress Ideas for 2024

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to party. We've searched the internet for the trendiest after-party dresses to wrap up your celebration of a lifetime. Scroll through these 21 of-the-moment looks for every bridal style and budget and get ready to hit 'add to cart.'

Birdy Grey Mia Mini Matte Satin Convertible Dress

Birdy Grey mini wedding afterparty off-shoulder dress
Photo: Birdy Grey

You can ditch that little black dress. This charming ivory mini is guaranteed to become your new go-to. Detachable sleeves make it versatile enough to wear long after your wedding day.

Size Range: XS - 3XL

Nadine Merabi Celina White Dress

Nadine Merabi white one-shoulder wedding afterparty mini dress
Photo: Nadine Merabi

You certainly won't be getting the cold shoulder in this dress. Its eye-catching one-shoulder neckline, draped sash, and all-over embellishments are sure to earn you plenty of compliments.

Size Range: XS - XXL

Sachin & Babi Grace Strapless Back-Bow Mini Dress

Sachin & Babi strapless back-bow mini wedding afterparty dress
Photo: Anthropologie

This strapless mini dress is the perfect way to wrap up your wedding day (literally). Thanks to its oversized bow decal on the back, you'll look like the gift that you are.

Size Range: 0 - 16

Bridal by ELOQUII Sequin Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Bridal by ELOQUII sequin wedding afterparty jumpsuit

The dance floor is calling your name. Answer it in this stylish yet comfortable bridal jumpsuit, complete with a plunging neckline, bell sleeves, and sequins throughout.

Size Range: 14 - 28

Lulus Irreplaceable Cutie White Rosette Sleeveless A-Line Mini Dress

Lulus white rosette wedding afterparty mini dress
Photo: Lulus

Good news: You can snag Sofia Richie-Grainge's wedding reception look for less. This adorable rosette-adorned mini dress costs less than $80 (but you'd never know it by looking at it).

Size Range: XS-XL

BHLDN Arabella Strapless Sequin Fringe Mini Dress

BHLDN strapless sequin fringe mini wedding afterparty dress
Photo: Anthropologie

This festive fringe mini dress was practically made for twirling the night away on the dance floor. Pair it with some comfy bridal sneakers and you'll be all set to show off your moves.

Size Range: 0 - 18

Bridal by ELOQUII Mini Dress With Puff Sleeve Cape

Bridal by ELOQUII wedding afterparty mini dress with puff sleeve cape

Good news: The bridal drama doesn't have to end after you say 'I do'. With detachable puff sleeves and a trailing cape, this convertible mini makes a serious statement.

Size Range: 14 - 28

Meshki Elsie Top and Skylar Skirt

Meshki wedding afterparty top and skirt
Photo: Meshki

This isn't a dress, per se, but it's stylish nonetheless. Seriously, who can resist a sparkly set? The best part is that you can re-wear the individual pieces after your wedding day.

Size Range: XS - 3XL

By Watters Macaron Square-Neck Tulle Embellished Mini Dress

By Watters square neck tulle mini wedding afterparty dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Trust us: You'll love this look long after you say 'I do'. Pair the pearl-embellished puff sleeve mini dress with a set of bridal flats for a dance floor-approved ensemble.

Size Range: 0 - 16

By Watters. Gibson Dress

By Watters mini sequin wedding afterparty dress
Photo: By Watters

What this crystal-embellished mini dress lacks in length it makes up for with style. Dress it up with a pair of pumps or down with sneakers. Either way, you're guaranteed to shine (literally).

Size Range: 0 - 24W

Retrofête Priscilla Feather Dress

Retrofête feather wedding afterparty dress
Photo: Retrofête

An ostrich feather trim takes this classic satin slip dress to the next level. Oh, and we can't go without mentioning that thigh-high leg slit. Talk about a festive fit.

Size Range: XXS - XXL

Sachin & Babi Fete Dress in Ivory Sequins

Sachin & Babi ivory sequin wedding afterparty mini dress
Photo: Sachin & Babi

This little white dress is an instant classic. Its versatile design, featuring a strapless neckline, will have you reaching for it on your wedding night (and post-wedding girls night outs).

Size Range: 0 - 14

Untamed Petals Kit Dress

Untamed Petals sequin and feather trim mini wedding afterparty dress
Photo: Untamed Petals

From the bach party to the big day you're sure to get plenty of use out of this one-shoulder mini dress. A feather trim, bell sleeve, and all-over sequin detailing make it a total stunner.

Size Range: 00 - 24

Showpo Amalya Mini Dress in White

Showpo mini wedding afterparty dress
Photo: Showpo

Here's a pick that's guaranteed to get the party started. Its strapless silhouette, made from tiered tulle and delicate mesh, makes it a look to remember. Oh, and you can't beat that price.

Size Range: 0 - 16

Nadine Merabi Sadie White Dress

Nadine Merabi white fringe wedding afterparty mini dress
Photo: Nadine Merabi

Get ready to party like it's 1920. This flapper-inspired mini dress, featuring hand-beaded sequin fringe, will have you ready to hit the dance floor.

Size Range: XS - XXL

Azazie Scarlette Dress in Diamond White

Azazie wedding afterparty mini dress
Photo: Azazie

Why not slip into something a little more comfortable after the ceremony? This airy mini dress, made from lace and chiffon, offers a laid-back vibe you're sure to love.

Size Range: 0 - 30

Sachin & Babi Gemma Strapless Back-Bow Pearl Midi Dress

Sachin & Babi strapless wedding afterparty back-bow pearl midi dress
Photo: Anthropologie

Did somebody say pearlcore? Iridescent pearl detailing and an oversized bow decal on the back make this strapless midi dress a trendy choice for 2024 brides.

Size Range: 0 - 16

By Watters. Tart Dress

By Watters convertible lace wedding afterparty mini dress
Photo: By Watters

This convertible lace mini dress will take you from the reception to the afterparty in style. Simply remove its detachable Juliet sleeves to free up your arms for dancing.

Size Range: 0 - 24W

Rachel Gilbert Frenchy Dress

Rachel Gilbert crystal feather wedding afterparty dress
Photo: Rachel Gilbert

Keep all eyes on you at the after-party with this festive midi dress. With alternating layers of crystals and feathers, it's a wedding second look that will be just as iconic as the first.

Size Range: 0 - 6

Lulus Bubbly Love White Taffeta Corset Mini Dress

Lulus taffeta corset mini wedding afterparty dress
Photo: Lulus

Get ready to accessorize. This simple white mini dress, with a structured corset bodice, would pair perfectly with a set of evening gloves or some statement-making jewelry.

Size Range: XS - XXL

Show Me Your Mumu Eden Midi Dress in White Sparkle Sequin

Show Me Your Mumu sparkle sequin wedding afterparty midi dress
Photo: Show Me Your Mumu

Best believe you'll be bejeweled in this wedding after-party pick. With all-over sequin embellishments, the Eden midi dress is guaranteed to make the whole place shimmer.

Size Range: XXS - 3XL

What to Change Into After Your Wedding Dress

Your after-party dress is a wonderful opportunity to switch into a fun and festive fit to ring in the rest of your celebration. A great way to gain inspiration for your outfit is from the venue itself. For example, if the party's at a hotel bar, you can rock a sleek pantsuit or a bow-topped mini dress. Or, if your after-party leans more casual (like a bowling alley, an arcade or a bonfire on the beach), you can switch into a comfy midi dress or a jumpsuit. The choice of your bridal after-party outfit is completely yours, so the most important thing is to have fun with it!

Choose Your Bride After-Party Dress Vibe

  • Minimalist: If you prefer to keep things simple, a minimalist bridal after-party outfit might be for you. Choose a basic silhouette and dainty accessories to celebrate your newly-wed status.
  • Glitzy: Some view the after-party as a chance to slip into some seriously glamorous attire (think: feather and fringe details, sparkly embellishments, and fun mini dresses). It's the perfect way to use your bridal-after-party outfit as the ultimate bridal fashion moment (and your Insta followers will thank you for it).
  • Romantic: When we think of romantic after-party dresses for brides, we picture whimsical cottagecore and regencycore styles with puffed sleeves, tulle, and lots of tiers. Channel your inner Bridgerton and go for a truly romantic silhouette.

Where to Buy an After-Party Wedding Dress

Continuing your search for the perfect wedding after-party dress? We've got you covered. Check out a few of our favorite online retailers where you can find looks for every bridal style and budget:

  • Anthropologie: Anthropologie is one of our favorite places to find stunning bridal attire for any event. Scroll through their selection of trendy bridal dresses, sets, and jumpsuits for endless inspiration. The best part? Their dresses come in standard, petite and sizes.
  • REVOLVE: For a show-stopping outfit, look no further than REVOLVE's collection of high-end and designer after-party dresses. The site carries tons of stylish bridal-worthy styles, from feather-halter mini dresses to sexy lace numbers.
  • Nuuly: An affordable and sustainable option is to rent a fashionable bridal dress for your after-party attire. That way, you can rock a gorgeous dress while only paying a fraction of the price. One of our top choices is Nuuly, which is the company behind Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban Outfitters. Bonus: Use our exclusive code "THEKNOT20" to save $20 off your first order!
  • Bridal by ELOQUII: We're so impressed with ELOQUII's new bridal collection, and you will be too. The popular plus-size retailer now has a dedicated section of bridal gowns and event dresses for all of your wedding-related festivities, including the after-party.
  • Nasty Gal: Nasty Gal's recently launched bridal shop is one to watch. From dresses with flirty fringe and wispy feathers to silky satin slips, you'll find bridal after-party dresses for every wedding vibe and venue. Scroll through their curated bridal dresses and after-party accessories, including heels, embellished jackets, clutches, and more.

    Monica Mercuri contributed to the reporting of this article.

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