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The Celebrity Brides Who Made 2017 The Year of the Second Dress

This year was particularly full of extra-special, extra dresses!

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Being a celebrity bride certainly comes with a few perks: Lavish weddings, A-list wedding guests, and weekend-long celebrations, just to name a few. Another famous bridal benefit? Celebs often have a list of wedding dress designers to outfit them for their big day—often times, twice over! Celebrity brides—and non-celebs alike—are shameless fans of second wedding dresses to dance the night away in at their receptions. And 2017 in particular was full of these extra-special, extra dresses.

With all the stunning second wedding dresses we've double-tapped on the Instagrams of the rich and famous as of late, celebrities have officially made 2017 the year of the second dress.

Here are some of our favorite second dress picks from star-studded weddings this year.

Serena Williams

Photo by Mel Barlow and Allan Zepeda

When it comes to second wedding dresses, Serena Williams' gorgeous gowns truly take the cake. In addition to her stunning princess-worthy Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen ball gown, the tennis star wore a second dress—a slimmer, feathery frock by Versace—to her reception. Then, she changed (again!) into a short, flirty minidress later in the night. Needless to say all three dresses were iconic.

Kate Upton

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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander wed in early November in a beautiful ceremony in Tuscany. The model wore a long-sleeved lace gown by Valentino during the ceremony. For the reception, Upton changed into a second dress by Christy Rilling Studio. The gown was elegantly embellished with pearls and featured a swooping low back.

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich's stunning wedding celebration was made complete by Hough's very sexy second dress. For the ceremony, the bride donned a classic and elegant wedding dress by Marchesa. She later slipped into an embellished sheer frock with a white, lingerie-esque body suit underneath—perfect for a laid back reception.

Keyshia Ka'oir

Keyshia Ka'oir and Gucci Mane married in a luxurious million-dollar wedding in October, so naturally the bride was going to wear two dresses. Her first dress was a stunning fitted gown with a feathery skirt, complete with countless gems. The bride later slipped into a second number, a glitzy gown perfect for a party.

Victoria Swarovski

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The jewelry heiress wore a million-dollar wedding dress designed by Michael Cinco during her wedding ceremony, which featured 500,000 crystals and weighed roughly 100 pounds. (OMG!) She completed the look with a 26-foot lace veil for her walk down the aisle. For the reception, Swarovski changed into a lighter gown, but of course, the frock was still covered from top to bottom in jewels.

Peta Murgatroyd

The Dancing With The Stars pro's first wedding dress was absolutely stunning—Murgatroyd wore a frothy princess ball gown for the ceremony. For the after-party, the bride changed into an edgy white ensemble of geometric lace that featured a high neck with a fold-down collar, zig-zag detailing down the bodice, gathered lantern sleeves, and a flowy Chantilly-lace skirt.

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Kelsea Ballerini

The country star tied the knot to Morgan Evans in early December, and the bride wore not one, not two—but three wedding dresses on her big day. Ballerini wore a Berta gown during the ceremony, then changed into a Grace Loves Lace dress that doubled as a swimsuit as she and her guests took a dip in the pool. At the end of the night, the singer slipped into a Tadashi Shoji jumpsuit, perfect for an after party.

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