Bridal party dresses are bigger than ever before and it is easy to see why.
These looks are chic, sassy and ready to dance the night away on your big day. Bridal party dresses are perfect if you are wanting a 2 look wedding day style. A bigger gown for the ceremony, and then a mini, or less formal gown for the reception. Because let's be honest, who doesn't want to make a (second) dramatic entrance? But some brides are opting out of the big gown all together and wearing a chic party dress from beginning to end on their wedding day. There is something for everyone on this list - so dig in and get ready to fall head over heels in love with these 30 trending after hours bridal party dresses
01. Elie Saab: Dramatic Dimensional Florals
Elie Saab starts off the list with this absolutely irresistible sweetheart strapless mini dress. This look is embroidered with all over sequins and beads, and dimensional florals at the neckline and base of the skirt. And if you really want to send this look over the edge, Elie Saab has a matching floral length floral cape that is so dramatic.
02. Costarellos: Modern Shift
Chic, sophisticated and ultra modern. This next bridal party dress comes from Costarellos. A sleek and modern shift dress that features the most stunning and unique draped glittering sleeve accents.
03. Elizabeth Fillmore: Chic Crystals
We are absolutely loving this next bridal party look from Elizabeth Fillmore. A chic two-piece look that features a tulle halter top which is dotted with delicate crystal accents and a matching mini skirt.
04. Yolan Cris: Retro Shift Inspired
We are definitely feeling the retro 1960s and 70s shift dress inspiration from this next bridal party dress. This style from Yolan Cris is made from luxe crepe and is dotted with dimensional florals. We are loving this look paired with lace tights if you want a little more coverage.
05. Viktor Rolf: Couture Party Look
Are you looking for a more surprising, couture look for your bridal party style? Then don't miss this next gown from Viktor Rolf. An alluring off-the-shoulder babydoll gown adorned with dramatic shoulder bows and dimensional florals.
06. Galvan London: Bridal Party Glam
Not all bridal party styles need to be minis. If you are having an ultra formal reception, then this look from Galvan London might be perfect. An ultra glam sequined style with a dramatic high neck halter neckline and double side slits. This gown still feels very formal, yet looks party-ready.
07. Oscar de la Renta: Daring Florals
Oscar de la Renta knows how to make a dramatic party-ready entrance with this next bridal gown. A chic, ultra short bridal mini made from semi-sheer netting with all over large floral embroidery. This look is feminine and modern - and it is sure to leave everyone speechless.
08. Sachin and Babi: Asymmetric Contemporary
If you love modern art and contemporary design - then you don't want to miss this next chic, bridal party dress. An asymmetric shift dress that features a single shoulder cut out and a cutout at the hemline on the opposite side. Crystals line the hem of the cutouts which make them pop even more.
09. Watters: Statement Making Mini
Statement making and chic. This next party ready bridal look from Watters is everything. A bold, off-the-shoulder mini with voluminous balloon sleeves and a modern corset bodice. Chic, sassy and everything a fashion forward bride could want for their reception party look.
10. Ines di Santo: Dramatic Entrance
Make a dramatic (second) entrance with this next party-ready wedding dress from Ines di Santo. This stunning illusion single shoulder gown features all over floral embroidery that is absolutely breathtaking. But what really cranks up the drama on this look is the exotic feathered overskirt.
11. Peter Langner: Mini Balloon Dress
Dramatically short and effortlessly chic. We are loving the unique draped balloon silhouette of this next bridal party dress. This gown is made from delicate lace lined in silk crepe which creates such an alluring texture and style.
12. Elizabeth Fillmore: Lace Train
This next bridal party dress from Elizabeth Fillmore is bringing the drama. A chic lace mini dress with a dramatic V-cut back and a back bustle train that keeps this look feeling very bridal and formal.
13. Yolan Cris: Lavish Contemporary Style
Lavish and contemporary. This next bridal look from Yolan Cris is so alluring. Features an ultra mini silhouette, full length sleeves and intricate lace detailing. But what really cranks up the drama on this look is the fathered trim along the base of the dress and sleeves. This statement making look is definitely party-ready.
14. Costarellos: Overskirt Mini
Bridal party dresses are perfect for your second look on your wedding day. But if you are looking to keep things simple, with a single, less formal look, then we are loving this dress from Costarellos. A chic and sophisticated short wedding style with a training overskirt that adds a feeling of a longer style gown. Perfect for that romantic destination wedding day.
15. Elizabeth Fillmore: Two-Piece Party Look
Looking for a more daring bridal party look for your reception? Then you don't want to miss this two-piece style from Elizabeth Fillmore. Featuring a tulle corset with dramatic cluster jewel accents and a ruched satin mini skirt with a dramatic back train.
16. Sachin and Babi: Sequin Cut-Outs
Ultra glam from every turn. This next party-ready bridal look from Sachin and Babi is absolutely irresistible. A fully sequined ankle length gown that features double side slits, side cutouts and a strappy bodice. We love it paired with chic minimal sandals and statement earrings.
17. Daughters of Simone: Chic Boho Shift
The perfect bridal party dress for our chic boho brides out there. This alluring crochet lace gown features a high front neckline and a plunging backless silhouette. This sexy little shift dress will make all of your bohemian party dress dreams come true.
18. Pollardi: Tulip Skit Mini
We are just in love with this next adorable and chic party-ready wedding dress. This dress featuring a modern tulip skirt that has so much playful volume. And a fluffy draped brocade bolero bow which feels so feminine and couture.
19. Ines di Santo: Sassy Sparkles
Any bride is sure to feel party ready in this next gown from Ines di Santo. A sassy beaded halter mini dress with a dramatic feathered hem and illusion back. This sparkling gown is sure to be the center of attention.
20. Oscar de la Renta: Short and Sassy
We are just loving the short and sassy look of this next bridal party dress from Oscar de la Renta. Featuring a fitted silhouette and a voluminous ruffled skirt that is giving us some major ballerina vibes!
21. Vera Wang: (Second) Dramatic Entrance
One of our favorite things about bridal party dresses, is that they give you the ability to make a (second) dramatic entrance. And what bride doesn't want that? And this next look from Vera Wang is sure to do just that. A chic tulle mini dress with some major ballerina inspiration. But this isn't just any other bridal mini dress. This look features a long, dramatic tulle train to keep things feeling very bridal as you party the night away.
22. Galia Lahav: Draped Tulle
The hand draped silk tulle accent on this next bridal look will have you feeling party-ready, while still ensuring that you are the center of attention. And it has a veil-like appearance to it, which will ensure that your second look still has a very bridal feel to it. Under the dramatic draped tulle is a chic corseted strapless crepe mini.
23. Monique Lhuillier: Pop of Color
If you are wanting to play with some color on your wedding day, your second look is the perfect time to do it. You can keep things white and traditional for the ceremony, and then bust out some color to make a statement for your reception. And we are just loving this look from Monique Lhuillier. This chic strapless mini and matching dramatic train feature all over colorful floral embroidery that is so unique and captivating.
24. Half Penny London: Textured Two-Piece
This next bridal party dress is a two-piece style from Half Penny London. This look features a fitted corseted bodice with off-the-shoulder sleeves. But our favorite part of this look is the textured mini skirt. Made from layers of ruffled fabric, this look is so chic and sassy.
25. Watters: Dotted Pearls
Watters brings us the sweetest bridal party dress with this next look. This adorable mini features all over dotted and pearl embellished that is just too cute to resist. With a flattering square neckline, sheer puff sleeves and a ruffled hemline - this look is absolutely irresistible.
26. Yolan Cris: Party Ready Couture
Just because you are looking for a party-ready look for your reception style, doesn't mean that it can't still be ultra couture. And this look from Yolan Cris is just that. This modern bridal mini combines feathers and ruffled tulle in a dramatic, statement making way. This dress has so much contrast between the ultra short cut of the dress and the long dramatic train accent.
27. Daughters of Simone: Blazer Mini Dress
Blazer mini dresses are so on trend in bridal fashion right now. And we love them as a contemporary bridal party look. The modern boyfriend inspired silhouette of this casual, yet chic, mini from Daughters of Simone is the perfect second look that will have any bride feeling ready to party all night.
28. Elizabeth Fillmore: Crepe After Hours Bridal
We are loving this crepe bridal party dress from Elizabeth Fillmore. This mini features a chic chantilly lace bandeau bodice and an alluring ultra low back cut. The skirt has a slight high-low cut to it and a lace detail at the back that drapes down to the floor - which gives this look a very bridal appearance.
29. Berta: Sweet Little Luxe Mini
We are loving how this next bridal party dress from Berta looks so sweet and feminine, yet it also has a very lavish feel to it as well. This gown features a stunning fully embellished tulle bodice which is paired with a matching tiered and gathered tulle skirt. This look is sure to have any bride feeling like a couture ballerina.
30. Pollardi: Luxe Layers
Chic, sassy and ready to party the night away. This next wedding dress is made from ivory-colored mikado fabric which has an ultra luxe appearance to it. Pair that with the illusion corset and a fitted fishtail skirt with an alluring draped and layered appearance.By Kathryn Schrotenboer