Dancing the night away has never been so chic. Brides are wearing multiple looks on their wedding days and opting for the ultimate bridal afterparty look for their receptions, and we couldn’t be more here for it.
Feather detail, refined embellishment, sleek silhouettes, swaying fringe, dramatic capes, and all interpretations of afterparty looks have been gracing the runways, perfect for a night of dancing. An afterparty look is another opportunity for the bride to express her style on her wedding day, as well as opt for a silhouette better suited for dancing than the voluminous gowns and veils often seen at the wedding ceremony.
From mini dresses to separates, your options are infinite. There are a variety of options both off-the-rack and made-to-measure. For wow-worthy photos on the dance floor, consider embellishment that will reflect light and the flash of the camera, or playful fringe with plenty of movement. Cascading capes are a must for drama, and sometimes removable, if desired.
Looking for touches of color? Consider a floral dress by Monique Lhuillier or your favorite designer’s non-bridal collections. Wanting something a little more sultry? Try barely there sheer gowns, cut-outs, shorter hems, or slip silhouettes.
Whether you’re looking for a flirty mini dress, a cool girl matching set, or all-out drama, scroll to discover our favorite bridal afterparty looks of the moment.
Three-Dimensional Floral Mini Dress with Cape, Tatyana Kochnova
White Jacquard Dress with Crystal Trim, Markarian
Draped Corset Column Gown with Cascading Pearls, Vivienne Westwood
Silver Column Gown with Floral Appliqué, Monique Lhuillier
Embellished Mini Dress with Train, Georges Hobeika
Botanical Appliqué Mini Dress, Oscar de la Renta
Mini Semi-Sheer Corset Dress and Feather Cape, Alon Livné
White Sequin Side Cutout Top and Wide Leg Pants, Markarian
Corset Mini Dress with Glove Sleeve, Monique Lhuillier
Tulip Bead and Fringe Gown, Oscar de la Renta
Pearl Embellished Midi Dress, Jenny Packham
Sequin Fringe Mini Dress, Naeem Khan
Mini Corset Dress with Lace Papillon Jacket, Monique Lhuillier
Embellished Midi Dress with Crystal and Feather Detail, Hamda Al Fahim
Fringe Crystal Grid Slip Dress, Oscar de la Renta
Floral Embroidered Mini Dress with Cape, Monique Lhuillier
Corset Mini Dress with Three-Dimensional Floral Skirt, Tatyana Kochnova
Embellished Crop Top and Skirt Set, Miu Miu
Glass Beaded Fringe Gown, Katherine Tash
Corset Tulle Dress, Tal Kedem
Embellished Jumpsuit, Tal Kedem
Embellished Long Sleeve Gown, Chana Marelus
Beaded Cut-Out Cocktail Dress, PatBo
Sequin Gown with Embellished Cape, Jenny Packham
Embellished Chiffon Mini Dress, Naeem Khan
Embellished A-Line Mini Dress, Viktor & Rolf
Crystal Embellished Mermaid Gown with Choker Collar, Elie Saab
Pearl and Fringe Mini Dress, PatBo
Feather Trim Mini Dress, Oscar de la Renta
Satin Twill Mini Dress, Danielle Frankel
Crystal Fringe Mini Dress, Lee Petra Grebenau
Floral-Embroidered Mini Dress, Viktor & Rolf
Floral Embellished Sheer Mini Dress, Oscar de la Renta
Crepe Column Gown with Slit and Sheer Embellished Skirt, Galia Lahav
Sequin Tulle Crop Top and High Waisted Skirt, Sarah Seven
V-Neckline Open Back Jumpsuit, Galia Lahav
Pearl Embellished Mini Dress with Bow Train, Viktor & Rolf
Fringe Mini Dress, Tal Kedem
Chantilly Lace Sequin Corset Mini Dress, Lee Petra Grebenau
Embellished Shift Dress with Feathers and Pearls, Mira Zwillinger
American wedding planner based in Paris, France curating unforgettable experiences with art de vivre in Europe and the United States.
As seen in leading publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Raela has serviced weddings and brands both stateside and abroad, from the sun-drenched hillsides of Southern California to the resplendent châteaux of France to the lemon trees of Positano. With unparalleled attention to detail, Raela’s specialty lies in creating unforgettable, exquisite, sensory experiences.