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Top 20 Bridal Wedding Reception Dresses

Are you considering having multiple looks for your wedding day? Then you don't want to miss this list of our top 20 wedding reception bridal looks!

More and more modern brides are opting for multiple looks when it comes to their wedding day style. Most brides will have one look for their ceremony and one look for their reception. This allows you to have a more formal gown for walking down the aisle, and then a casual party-ready style for your reception. One of our favorite things about having two bridal looks, is that it allows you to play with styles a bit more. Maybe you want something more traditional for your ceremony. But then something bold and modern for your reception. The options are endless! So if you are looking for that perfect wedding reception bridal look, then you don't want to miss this list!

01. Christine Nicole: Voluminous Babydoll Dress

Christine Nicole
Christine Nicole

Adorable, yet chic. This first reception wedding dress comes from Christine Nicole Bridal. A chic babydoll silhouette that features trending puff sleeves and all over dimensional floral accents. This dress is the perfect mix of looking so cute and girly, while also being so on trend right now.

02. Katherine Tash: Modern Silk Separates

Katherine Tash
Katherine Tash

If you love the idea of modern bridal separates, but are unsure about wearing them for your ceremony - then your reception is the perfect time to play around with these fun, contemporary looks! And we are just in love with this stretch silk separates style from Katherine Tash. Featuring a chic strapless draped silk satin crop top and the most irresistible matching silk satin pants with trending front leg slits.

03. Sarah Seven: Retro Reception

Sarah Seven
Sarah Seven

Inspired by retro fashion, this wedding reception dress from Sarah Seven is just so chic and adorable. This irresistible dress features a sophisticated high neckline, long sleeves with a slight shoulder puff and the most adorable pearl accented bow. Pair it with some bright colored shoes to make a bold statement at your wedding reception.

04. Sachin and Babi: Barefoot Boho

Sachin and Babi
Sachin and Babi

Your reception is the perfect time to slip into this barefoot ready boho bridal gown from Sachin and Babi. This dress would be an absolute dream for that romantic outdoor summer wedding reception that you have been planning. Keep things formal and traditional for the ceremony, and then let your free spirit shine at your reception.

05. Lihi Hod: Modern Bridal Pant Suit

Lihi Hod
Lihi Hod

Bridal suits are a huge trend for confident modern brides. And even if you are not sure about wearing a pantsuit for your ceremony - your reception is a great time to have fun with a contemporary bridal look like this one. This bridal suit from Lihi Hod features a sexy sheer corset bodice paired with sleek wide leg pants and an oversized jacket.

06. BHLDN: Flirty Ruffles

Anthropology
Anthropology

The most irresistible little wedding reception dress! We are just loving this chic mini from BHLND. This strapless gown features the most alluring texture and voluminous ruffled trim. Easily dress this look up of down by switching up your footwear or accessories.

07. Jenny Yoo: Daring Halter

Jenny Yoo
Jenny Yoo

Most brides are looking for a more casual reception style compared to their ceremony dress. But we love how this gown gives you a little bit of both. It is full length, which makes it feel more formal. Yet the high front slit and dramatic open back give this daring style a more party-ready finish. Paired with the glamorous high halter neckline, this is an absolutely irresistible bridal reception look!

08. The Reformation: Off-The-Shoulder Mini

The Reformation
The Reformation

The look of this next reception wedding dress from The Reformation is absolutely irresistible. Crafted from a sustainable silk alternative, made with renewable wood pulp and repurposed waste - this gown looks good and is good for the environment! Featuring the most alluring off-the-shoulder neckline and full length sleeves, this gown is ultra glam, yet still minimal. And we are loving it paired with tights for colder weather wedding days.

09. Galia Lahav: Midi Length Ball Gown

Galia Lahav
Galia Lahav

A mid length bridal ball gown? Yes please. This irresistible midi length corset ball gown comes from Galia Lahav. The ballerina inspired corseted bodice and feather accented voluminous skirt, will have you feeling like the life of the party. Plus, the slightly shorter length allows you to show off those killer shoes you have planned!

10. Made With Love Bridal: Party-Ready Sequins

Made With Love Bridal
Made With Love Bridal

Iconic and ready to party. This next reception wedding dress from Made With Love Bridal has us falling in love. This chic mini features a corseted strapless top, a fitted mini skirt and matching sheer sleeves. Our brides who like a little extra sparkle out there will love the head-to-toe sequins on this irresistible bridal mini!

11. BHLDN: Dramatic Mini

Anthropology
Anthropology

Make a dramatic entrance into your reception with this chic mini from BHLDN. This youthful style features a delicately embroidered high neckline and a trapeze-cut sheer silhouette that is accented with petal appliqué. This dress is sure to make a statement that will last.

12. Watters: Asymmetric Sheath

Watters
Watters

If you are planning a more formal wedding day, then a cute little bridal mini might not cut it for your second look. But this modern sheath from Watters allows you to dress down a bit for your reception, while still keeping things so glamorous. Wear a voluminous ball gown for your ceremony and them slip into this asymmetric sheath for your reception.

13. The Reformation: Champagne Glam

The Reformation
The Reformation

Ultra glamorous and sexy - this next reception wedding dress would be perfect to bring along on your honeymoon as well. This chic champagne colored mini features a sophisticated halter neckline, low cut back and the most alluring textured fabric. We love it paired with just a few intentional gold accessories.

14. Dress The Population: Sequin Jumpsuits

Anthropology
Anthropology

Jumpsuits are so popular in bridal fashion. But not every bride is sure about walking down the aisle in one. So why not embrace the bridal jumpsuit trend for your reception look? Plus, it is hard to resist this head-to-toe strapless sequin jumpsuit from Dress The Population.

15. Christine Nicole: Luxe Glamour

Christine Nicole
Christine Nicole

The sequin and feather accenting on this next reception wedding dress gives it the most alluring and luxe appearance. This gown may have a modest high neckline and full length sleeves - but modest would be the last word we use to describe it. This bridal mini is to glamorous and chic. And its party-ready style is sure to make a statement at your wedding reception.

16. Katherine Tash: Classy Midi Dress

Katherine Tash
Katherine Tash

Bridal minis are a fun option when it comes to your reception wedding dress. But if you are looking for something with a bit more length, then we are loving this next dress from Katherine Tash. An ultra chic and glamorous midi length gown that is made from the most luxe 100% silk crepe fabric. This gown features a trending high halter neckline and the most alluring draped open back.

17. Yolan Cris: Confident Couture

Yolan Cris
Yolan Cris

This next reception ready bridal look is so confident and couture. Made from the most stunning lace fabric, this statement making mini features full length sleeves and a high neckline to balance out the ultra short and fitted silhouette. And to turn up the drama a bit, this dress is finished with an oversized bow at the shoulder that drapes down to the ground.

18. Watters: Sophisticated Midi

Watters
Watters

We love the idea of a midi length dress for your wedding reception style. Midi's are so on trend, and they allow you to dress down your look a bit, without having to go with a bridal mini. And this sophisticated midi length wedding gown from Watters is just irresistible. Featuring a glamorous high neckline in the front and a low scoop in the back which is finish with a bow. The slim, tailored silhouette is so elegant and timeless.

19. Mira Zwillinger: Statement Sleeves

Mira Zwillinger
Mira Zwillinger

The statement making sleeves of this next reception wedding dress from Mira Zwillinger are so playful and on trend. We love the combination of fabrics with this look. The sleek, crepe dress with its sophisticated square neckline. And then the oversized sheer bell sleeves with floral accents. This look is just perfect.

20. Grace Loves Lace: Classic Slip

Grace Loves Lace
Grace Loves Lace

We are finishing off the list with one of our favorite options when it comes to your wedding reception dress. And that is a classic slip dress. There is a reason slip dresses never go out of style in bridal fashion. And these more casual styles are so easy to dress up or down. But to keep things a little more modern, we are loving this luminescent, textured satin slip from Grace Loves Lace. A timeless silhouette in a more modern fabric!

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