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
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
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
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
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
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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