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Runway to Reception: 50 Wedding Reception Dresses

Our curated edit of wedding reception dresses to cut cake and dance ’til dawn in.

As ceremonies fade into dusk celebrations, transform your bridal look with a reception gown evoking decadent nights of revelry. Swap structural fabrics and voluminous silhouettes with fluid silks and alluring details designed for dancing into the early hours.

Unbound by rules, reception dressing brings a spectrum of possibility to suit diversely different aesthetics – modern cocktail dresses, minimalist slips, chic pantsuits or couture-inspired silhouettes in playful lengths.

Drawing inspiration from the runway, we’ve compiled an edit of reception looks, ready to shop now.

Cocktail Reception Dresses

 

Murashka Wedding Reception Cocktail Dress

Murashka

Christie Nicole Wedding Reception Cocktail Dress

Christie Nicole

Experiment with architectural silhouettes in shorter hemlines for a contemporary take on after-party dressing. Sculptural mini dresses are perfect for city settings like galleries, industrial warehouses and rooftops. Embellish with a mini veil for or an oversized panama for effortlessly undone glamour.

Minimalist Reception Dresses

Alena Leena Minimalist Wedding Reception Gown

Alena Leena

Minimalist wedding reception slip dress by Shona Joy

Shona Joy

For an understated look, opt for an exquisite slip dress that is expertly cut to fall in all of the right places. Suffused in lightness, slip dresses are perfect for a balmy summer reception. Effortlessly chic on their own, simple slips need little more adornment than a glimmer of gold or silver with minimalist fine jewels.

Embellished Reception Dresses

A puff sleeved, backless ivory wedding reception dress by & For Love.

& For Love

Houghton

Slink into an alluring oceanic-inspired gown, decadently embellished in iridescent palettes and metallic hues. Exquisite as a standalone statement, keep your skin bare and adorn with barely-there hints of fine silver.

Voluminous, Couture-Inspired Reception Dresses

 

Cecilie Bahnsen smocked white wedding gown

Cecilie Bahnsen

Toni Maticevski

Swap sweeping trains for voluminous gowns straight off the runway from the likes of Toni Maticevski and Cecilie Bahnsen. Look for details in artful, dramatic proportions like sculptural bows, bold ruffled layers and voluminous sleeves.

 

Chic Reception Suits

 

Wedding Reception Suit

Shona Joy

25 Unique Wedding Reception Dresses

Shona Joy

Skip the idea of a reception gown altogether with an elegantly tailored jumpsuit, or keep it playful with a tuxedo-inspired playsuit. Spilling with an undone elegance, a chic suit seamlessly blends form and function so you can move with ease all night long.

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