The wedding reception dress dates back as early as the 1930s when brides began opting for a second ensemble at the end of the evening when they departed the venue and headed off to their honeymoon.
These days, the reception dress is rolled out for the festivities that follow your nuptials, offering brides a more comfortable and dancefloor-friendly ensemble like a jumpsuit or short number.
And, for those who consider themselves fashion-forward, it’s the chance to showcase their style.
No matter your reasoning or number of desired looks (we’re not here to argue with a more-is-more mentality), we’ve rounded up some of our favourite dresses and jumpsuits perfect for slipping into after the main event.
The Best Wedding Reception Dresses & Jumpsuits To Shop
Rachel Gilbert Xavier Mini Dress, $850 at THE ICONIC
Galvan Pandora Satin Halterneck Midi Dress, $1,658 at Net-A-Porter
Lola Blanc Feather Jumpsuit, $931 at REVOLVE
Cantina Mini Bow Back Dress, $395 at Aje
Ridley Set, $414.95 at Elliatt
Jacquemus Bambino Linen Halterneck Mini Dress, $695 at Net-A-Porter
L’IDEE Renaissance Mini, $299 at David Jones
La Lune Ruched Bodice Maxi Dress in Cream, $520 at Shona Joy
Solace London Verna Off-Shoulder Dress, $666 at FARFETCH
Katie May Boss Lady Dress, $418 at REVOLVE
Safiyaa Layered Strapless Crepe Jumpsuit, $2,2126 at Net-A-Porter
Miami Heat Mini Dress, $399 at Manning Cartell
Sau Lee X Revolve Maria Set, $1,430 at REVOLVE
Retrofête Violet Asymmetric Lace-Up Sequined Stretch-Tulle Gown, $1,133 at Net-A-Porter
Tommy Blazer, $600 at Jillian Boustred
Frenchy Mini in Ivory, $1,390 at Rachel Gilbert
Emilia Wickstead Salma Duchesse-Satin Mini Dress, $1,359 at Net-A-Porter
Maticevski Flute Dress, $1,800 at David Jones
Candice Bustier, $860 and Candice Skirt, $2,200 at Natalie Rolt
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