40 Showstopping Reception Dresses to Dance the Night Away In

October 18, 2017 | nicole

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Whether you’re searching for a dress that allows you to shake your rear or you’re looking for the most gorgeous dress you’ve seen this year, reception dresses should be equal parts comfortable and showstopping. To help with your hunt, we’ve rounded up 40 reception dresses from a few of our favorite retailers that are sure to have your guests’ jaws-dropping (oh – and your new spouse’s too!). From sequins to lace, from mini dresses to jumpsuits, there’s a little something here for every bride.

Mini Dresses

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Dress the Population Claudia Plunging Illusion Sequin Lace Minidress

Zimmerman Maples Tier Dress

Dress the Population Zoe Sequin Minidress

BHLDN Mariposa Dress


BHLDN Goldie Dress


Eliza J Lace Shift Dress

BHLDN Bobbi Dress

Marina Bell Sleeve Lace Shift Dress

Eliza J Bell Sleeve Fit & Flare Dress

Stevie May Olympia Mini Dress

Midi Dresses

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BHLDN Emerson Gown

CO Cotton Broderie Anglaise Shirtdress

BHLDN Felicity Gown

Dress the Population Gia Backless Chiffon Wrap Dress



Foxiedox Lace Halter High-Low Gown

Self-Portrait Azaelea Lace Fit & Flare Dress

City Chic Mesh Floral Sundress

Dress the Population Blair Embellished Fit & Flare Dress

Maxi Dresses

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Tadashi Shoji Off The Shoulder Popover Gown

Heartloom Charlie Tie Shoulder Lace Gown

BHLDN Everly Gown

Morgan & Co. Crosscross Lace Gown

BHLDN Sequined Alana Dress

Willow & Clay Lace Maxi Dress

BHLDN Lucent Dress

Sachin & Babi Noir Sahni Floral Off The Shoulder Gown

Foxiedoxie Dina Off The Shoulder Mermaid Dress

BHLDN Amada Dress

Dress the Population Michelle Sequin Gown

BHLDN Iva Crepe Maxi

Dress the Population Karen Mermaid Gown

BHLDN Cannes Dress


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BHLDN La Lune Jumpsuit

Adriana Papell One-Shoulder Jumpsuit

BHLDN Mara Jumpsuit

Blank Halo Ellie Off The Shoulder Jumpsuit

Dress the Population Charlie Sequin Jumpsuit

BHLDN Knightly Jumpsuit

Dessy Convertible Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit

If you loved these showstopping reception dresses, shop these perfect little white dresses for all your pre-wedding events!

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