27 Wedding After-Party Dresses for Every Bridal Style

Dance the night away in these stunning pieces.

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While your wedding gown is the most important piece in your bridal wardrobe, your after-party dress will undoubtedly be the most fun. That's because after-party outfits are all about sparkly fabrics, shorter hemlines, and carefree silhouettes. Plus, these party-ready dresses are the perfect way to showcase your personal style while hitting that dance-floor.

Shimmering mini dresses in allover sequins and beading are a classic choice for late-night celebrations. Not only are they eye-catching, but they offer the chance to highlight your playful side, especially if you wore a simple or more conservative wedding dress. If pared-back minimalism is more your speed, ultra-chic slip dresses in bridal white and glimmering gold feel polished and timeless. For a bolder after-party moment, go for dresses in bright, poppy colors or jumpsuits with daring necklines.

Whether your after-party is being held at your favorite local bar or under the stars at an outdoor venue, we've found the best after-party dresses for every style and budget.

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Most Bridal: Galvan Sequined-Jersey Mini Dress

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If you want to stick to bridal white for your after-party look, opt for a sequined-embellished little white dress. This flirty mini from Galvan is fun, sexy, and comfy thanks to its soft silk-satin lining.

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Best Mini: Retrofête Draped Embellished Tulle Mini Dress

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No dress is more party-ready than a sparkly mini dress. All eyes will be on you as you hit the dancefloor in this silverly leg-baring number.

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For the Formal Bride: Christopher Kane Cupcake Crystal-Embellished Satin Mini Dress

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Large round-cut crystals frame this structured cupcake dress, for a look that's at once glamorous and architectural. The sleek pockets are perfect for stashing your phone and lipstick in.

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Best Style with Long-Sleeves: Rotate Sequin Embroidered Midi Dress

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This dazzling long-sleeve gown feels very Old Hollywood glamour. Accessorize with a sparkly clutch and a pair of statement-making earrings for added drama.

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Most Show-Stopping: Galvan Mirrored Cropped Rose Gold Dress

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Like liquid rose gold, we love this body-skimming dress for the bride who's not afraid to make a statement. Follow the styling lead and wear yours with bright blue shoes and minimal jewelry.

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Most Pared-Back: Reformation Slip Dress

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Understated and sophisticated, this silky dress would complement a pared-back aesthetic beautifully. Opt to wear a pair of sneakers for an unexpected (and comfortable!) look.

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Best Floor-Length Style: ASOS DESIGN Lattice Embellished Maxi Dress

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This sequin encrusted dress is an utterly showstopping choice for an after-party look. If you're a bride-to-be with a penchant for formal attire, you can't go wrong with a floor-length gown.

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Best Gold Style: LoveShackFancy Avalyn Sequined Mini Dress

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Give them glitz and glam in this shimmering and light-catching mini dress. Go all out and style this stunning number with matching gold accessories and a bold red lip.

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Best for Subtle Color: Cinq a Sept Satin Cerise Dress

Cinq a Sept Satin Cerise Dress

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Looking for an after-party ensemble that feels sophisticated and fun? This feather-trimmed dress in an elegant bronze hue should do just the trick. Delicate gold hoops and barely-there sandals make for chic finishing touches.

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For a Destination Wedding: Aje Chateau Asymmetric Cutout Linen-Blend Mini Dress

 Cutout Linen-Blend Mini Dress

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Not all party dresses have to be covered in sequins and embellishments. If you're throwing a destination wedding, this light-weight dress, featuring a side cut-out, feels especially fitting for your warm-weather nuptials.

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Best for Dancing: Halston Fringed Crepe Dress

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There is perhaps no better dress to dance in than one that's made entirely from cascading fringe. That's because a swishy fringe frock not only screams after-party, it also moves when you move.

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Best Jumpsuit: ML Monique Lhuillier Doutzen V-Neck Jumpsuit

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Every bride-to-be needs a jumpsuit in their wedding wardrobe. They're versatile, chic, and incredibly easy to dance in. This particular style features thigh-high slits and a deep-v neckline for a super sultry vibe

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Most Dazzling: Karina Grimaldi Beaded Mini Dress

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Shine bright in this jaw-dropping dress, featuring mirror-like, sequins that are sure to reflect (pun intended!) your playful and statement-making style.

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Best Separates: Reformation Two Piece Set

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For the unfussy bride who wants a laidback after-party ensemble, this two-piece set is a decidedly chic choice. Since these casual separates don't feel overly bridal, you'll get a lot of mileage out of them long after you say "I do."

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Best Romper: Hayley Paige Drew Sequin Romper

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When it comes to your after-party look, you'll want to make sure you choose an option that's not only stylish but functional, too. Enter: the bridal romper. They're fashionable, fun, and perfect for cutting loose on the dancefloor.

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Best Silver Style: H&M Flounce-Trimmed Sequined Dress

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If your after-party involves a disco ball, then you can be sure that this shimmering dress will catch the light from all angles. Wear yours with matching silver shoes and a pair of statement earrings.

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Best Open-Back: Little White Dress Sequin Dress

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You can never go wrong with a little white dress, especially if that LWD is covered in sequins and boasts a romantic open back. This style could easily be worn to any of your other parties post-wedding.

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For a Summer Wedding: Jacquemus Asymmetric Draped Hemp-Blend Mini Dress

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This achingly chic Jacquemus dress was born to be worn to a destination or warm-weather wedding. Once you slip into this supremely light linen mini, you'll never want to take it off.

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Best Budget: BB Dakota Silver Satin Ruffled Sleeveless Mini Dress

Silver Satin Ruffled Sleeveless Mini Dress

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Metallic dresses are always a fitting choice for a nighttime party look. Pin-thing straps, a pleated bodice, and a flouncy hem set this silvery number apart from the rest.

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Best Puff Sleeves: H&M Sequined Dress

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A sparkly take on a Regency-era-inspired dress, this glimmering midi strikes the perfect balance between romantic and statement-making. Add bold eyeshadow and a bright lip to complete this party look.

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Best Bridal Blue: Dima Ayad Studded Wrap Midi Dress

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For brides looking to forgo bridal white, dresses in shades of blue are a beautiful alternative. We love this dress for its unique studded fabric and waist-cinching bow.

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Most Romantic: Eloquii Blush Dress

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From the gauzy sheer sleeves to the sweetheart neckline and flowing skirt, this ethereal dress is as sweet as ever for the bride who is all about romantic details.

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For a Spring Wedding: The Line by K Midi Slip Dress

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For a spring or summer wedding with a dancefloor set outside beneath the stars, this simple blue slip is an elegant choice. As stunning as it is versatile, this slip is also a sophisticated option for your bridesmaids.

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Best Bold Color: Significant Other Draped Dress

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For the bride unabashed by bold and statement-making colors, this electric pink dress is sure to win you over and stand out on the dancefloor.

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For Petite Brides: Collective the Label Sequin Wrap Mini Dress

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Sparkle your way through the night (and maybe into the morning) in this enchanting wrap dress. A relaxed fit ensures you'll be able to move around the dance floor with total ease.

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Most Unique: Mango Sequined Midi Dress

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Flocked with multi-colored sequins, this glittering dress feels especially unique and playful for a formal after-party look. Keep accessories minimal and let the dress do all the talking.

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For the Classic Bride: Zimmermann Wrap Dress

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We love this softy and swingy Zimmermann dress for the bride whose aesthetic leans classic with a twist. Pair with your favorite block heels or mules for a perfectly polished party look.

Shopping FAQs

Searching for the perfect party dress? We've answered three common questions brides have when shopping for an after-party look.

  • What are some popular outfits to wear for an after-party? While you should wear whatever makes you look and feel your best, sparkly mini dresses, simple slip dresses, and little white dresses feel especially fitting for after-party attire.
  • What silhouettes don't work for after-party dresses? The after-party is all about dancing and letting loose, which can be hard to do if your dress is constricting in any way. So, it might be best to avoid stiff off-the-shoulder dresses that prevent you from raising your arms or tight floor-length gowns that make dancing difficult
  • What shoes should I wear with my after-party outfit? This depends entirely on your personal style but we suggest wearing shoes that are comfortable to dance in like block-heels, wedges, flats, and even sneakers.

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