After a walk down the aisle, heartfelt vows, and finally saying “I do”, there’s just one thing left to do: get down on the dance floor! Turns out, that’s not always so simple to do in floor-length layers of tulle, chiffon, and beading. That’s why so many brides these days are opting to slip into something a little more comfortable for the food and festivities: a reception dress!
To help make your ceremony-to-reception transition as stylish and seamless as possible, we rounded up three of our favorite down-the-aisle styles and paired them with their reception-ready matches. Check ’em out!
On the right, an absolutely confection of a dream dress. Featuring a long A-line skirt replete with embroidered flowers, a sweetheart neckline, and delicate layers of tulle, this dress is the pinnacle of femininity. But once this bride is ready to kick off her (red) shoes, we suggest keeping the ladylike vibe goin’ with a tea-length, strapless stunner with a similarly full tulle skirt. This dress was made for twirling on the dance floor!
More of a free-spirited bride who wants to buck tradition a bit? A gorgeous midi dress featuring cut-outs and embroidery will provide an elegant, ethereal look for the ceremony, while a marvelously mod shift with similar open-work lace embellishments is just the thing to cut a rug in at the reception! Add a pop of color with a pair of raspberry-colored heels, and you’ll be ready to step in the name of love.
Last, but certainly not least — behold the beauty of beading! Say “I do” in a stunning floor-length gown, featuring sparkling silver beadwork and an exquisite V-neck. Then, slip on a fun and flirty li’l shift dress that’s sure to sparkle in the spotlight, thanks to its rosette appliques and sequined stripes! Finish the look with statement-making heels for extra pizzazz. You ‘glow’, girl!
+Which ceremony and reception dress pairing suits your style?