30 Showstopping Reception Dresses to Dance the Night Away In

January 18, 2023 | riley

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There’s nothing more exciting than being able to wear a beautiful gown on your wedding day. So why not take it a step further and wear two! More brides are opting for an outfit change for the reception so they can get down on the dance floor comfortably and wow their loved ones. Plus, who doesn’t want an excuse to wear multiple stunning ensembles?

Whether you’re searching for a dress that allows you to dance the night away 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 dress hunt, we’ve rounded up 30 reception dresses that are sure to have your guests’–and your new spouse–jaws drop. From sequins and lace to mini dresses and jumpsuits, there’s a little something here for every bride.

Mini Reception Dresses

Mini dresses are a fun and flirty way to dress down for your wedding reception. Although they are shorter in length, they don’t shy away from being glamorous. These dresses are perfect for spring and summer weddings when you know the temps are going to be warmer.

For Love & Lemons Emerie Cutout Dress

Katie May Boss Lady Dress

Lulu’s Love Swept White Lace Dress

Amanda Uprichard Calabra Dress

Katie May Elle Mini Dress

Midi Reception Dresses

Midi dresses are all the rage right now for bridesmaids, so get in on the trend as a bride with these midi reception dress options. From retro-inspired pleating to feminine lace to sexy satin, there’s a great fit for every fashion sense.

Samantha Ruffle Wrap Dress

Elliatt Reception Dress

BHLDN Cali Satin Midi Dress

ASTR the Label Brayden Strappy Back Midi Dress

Reformation Besse Dress

Amanda Uprichard Evalina Dress

Bronx and Banco Mademoiselle Bridal Midi Dress

Maxi Reception Dresses

If you’re not quite ready to part ways with the traditional long wedding gown, but you still want an outfit change, consider one of these maxi dresses. The long length still gives them the classic wedding look while the detailing like sparkles, bows, and beading gives them a little extra pizazz.

LA FEMME One-Shoulder Jersey Gown

AW Bridal Lathan Wedding Dress

Lulu’s I’m All Yours Ruffled Maxi Dress

For Love & Lemons Bustier Gown

BHLDN Eleanora Sequin Column Gown

Elliatt Aisle Dress

Mac Duggal Long Sleeve Sequin Faux Wrap Gown

Estelle Celestial Wedding Dress

Camila Coelho Evelyn Gown

LoveShackFancy Ryan Dress

Reception Jumpsuits

Last, but certainly not least, are bridal jumpsuits. There is nothing we love more than a good jumpsuit or pantsuit option. Hello, glamour and comfort! These jumpsuits will ensure you’ll be able to break it down to your favorite songs all night long.

Halston Sequin Jumpsuit

Nookie Glamour Jumpsuit

Enamored With You White Lace Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

Bronx and Banco Lola Blanc Feather Jumpsuit

Zhivago L’Artiste Jumpsuit

Now that you’ve got your reception dress picked out, it’s time to pick out matching wedding reception shoes that won’t kill your feet!

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