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22 fabulous after party wedding dresses to hit the dance floor in

March 26, 2024

When it comes to the reception and dance party, so many of our 2024 brides are opting for an outfit change. As much as you want QT with the romantic gown you said “I do” while wearing, it’s also so fun to hit the dance floor in a a party dress that shows how very excited you are to celebrate this moment with not only your new spouse but all of our closest people, too. In this shopping guide, we’re here with our favorite wedding reception dresses, from flirty feathers and fringe after party dresses to dramatic bows and head to toe sparkle.

white sequin wedding dress for reception

A recent 100LC bride wore this gorgy sequin cut-out dress and bow heels in her effortlessly cool Austin wedding. So good!

Best after party and wedding reception dresses in 2024

Not on the hunt for a second wedding dress? You’ll still love these picks whether you’re planning for your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette, rehearsal, post-wedding brunch, or even a short wedding dress for the ceremony itself! Seriously, there are so many opportunities to debut these beauties…

Carolina Herrera Faux Pearl-Embellished Heart Wedding Reception Dress Carolina Herrera Heart Dress is a bridal mini dress adorned in hearts made of faux pearls for a sweet party vibe.

Ula Mini Dress SOLACE London brand:SOLACE London Ula Mini Dress by SOLACE London is a short wedding dress with an oversized, floor length bow back and dramatic sleeves… It’s honestly perfect for the ceremony, reception, or both.

wedding reception mini dress with bow
Taylor Renee Photos

Another choice for our fellow bow obsessed brides, the Frankie Satin Bow Mini Dress from Untamed Petals as seen in this Fall Arkansas wedding.

The New Arrivals Ilkyaz Ozel Lilou Ruffled Mini Dress

The New Arrivals Ilkyaz Ozel Lilou Ruffled Mini Dress is simple, yet dramatic, with its sculptural bodice and all over pleats.

Reformation Pike Satin Dress

For an effortlessly chic after party dress, opt for this satin mini from Reformation. Big fans of a mini with long sleeves!

Embellished bow wedding dress

But not all wedding reception dresses need to be minis… The glamorous Mia Long-Sleeve Open-Back Sheath Gown from Anthro features shimmering details, tulle bow ties on the back, and a sheath silhouette.

Elora Sequin Maxi Dress from House of Harlow 1960

Another fun maxi after party dress on our list is the Elora Sequin Maxi Dress from House of Harlow 1960, because can you really go wrong with sequins and feathers?

cutest white bridal mini dress and sprinkle wedding cake

We adored this bride’s Oscar de la Renta embellished floral mini dress—and wait till you see what she wore to the ceremony!

floral embellished long sleeve short wedding dress

This Scalloped Floral Applique Mini Dress gives off a similar floral vibe with its cut-out florals and scallop detail. For a strapless version, this one is fun too.

bride sequin reception dress

Again with the sequins and feathers… Anthropologie’s Sequin Feather Trimmed Mini Dress shows you’re ready to dance the night away.

Pink Wedding After Party Dress -Freya Gown from Cult Gaia

If you love pink but wanted to wear white for your ceremony, the Freya Gown from Cult Gaia is the way to express your playful side while adding a pop of your favorite hue.

BHLDN Ollie One-Shoulder Ruffle Mini Wedding Reception Dress

Everyone loves a good one shoulder mini, and BHLDN’s Ollie One-Shoulder Ruffle Mini Dress is sophisticated, yet playful.

gold fringe dress for wedding afterparty
Betsi Ewing Weddings

Can’t forget fringe as an option for an after party dress! The bride above rocked Nadine Merabi on the dance floor.

NAEEM KHAN Gatsby embellished tulle mini dress

For a similar look with (yet another) a pop of pink, Naeem Khan’s Gatsby embellished tulle mini dress takes the cake!

Shannon Dress - Mini Feather Wedding Reception Dress

Like fringe, feather wedding dresses offer lots of movement for dancing (and the perfect shot!), and the Shannon Mini Feather Dress from Cult Gaia reminds us of the Italy wedding below:

feather bride reception party mini dress
For The Love Of It

Feathers and Nikes, so fun! See this whole (very very stylish) affair in Florence here.

Area Crystal Bow V Neck T-Shirt Dress

This chic Crystal Bow V Neck T-Shirt Dress is making the rounds on Insta right now, and it’s totally perfect for the after party. Also available in pink!

BHLDN Emmeline Strapless Pearl Fringe Mini Dress

For our vintage brides, the Emmeline Strapless Mini Dress offers up pearl-lined fringe in a classic shift silhouette… Again, perfect for those dance party flash pics!

BHLDN Taylor V-Neck Sequined Mini Dress V-Neck Sequin Mini Dress is another top pick for the flirty bride. Love the idea of transitioning to a high pony here, too!

Tadashi Shoji Gia Shag Sleeveless V-Neck Mini Wedding Reception Dress Tadashi Shoji Gia Sleeveless V-Neck Mini Dress takes fringe to a whole new level with its shag texture.

Calin Dress by Ronny Kobo  

Craving something fun, yet elevated? Perhaps you’ll love the luxe Calin Dress by Ronny Kobo with its deep-v and peplum waist.

bridal jumpsuit

We couldn’t talk after party dresses without a few bridal jumpsuits, could we? This lace wedding jumpsuit by Untamed Petals features pockets (yesss) and detachable puff sleeves. We can see this in the ceremony too!

For that disco dance party vibe, opt for Show Me Your Mumu’s Sequin bridal jumpsuit with its deep-v, bow tie, and bell bottoms.

Anthropologie sequin bridal jumpsuit

For our last bridal jumpsuit and after party look, we love this full sequin Jumpsuit with its long sleeves and banded waist.

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