21 Vow Renewal Dresses to Suit Any Kind of Celebration

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bride and groom at vow renewal

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A vow renewal has always been one of the most special ways to celebrate your love with your partner: giving yourselves a second chance to stand up in front of family and friends to once again declare your love for each other is fun and romantic. Traditionally, vow renewals have happened on big anniversaries (think 10, 20, 30, even 50 years), but more recently, it's not uncommon to hear about them happening a year or two after a couple tied the knot.

Regardless of the reason behind your vow renewal, you probably need a great dress to wear. While generally still formal, these occasions do tend to be more relaxed than weddings. However, there are no rules! If you didn't get to have a huge wedding the first time around, this might be your chance to do exactly that. In that case, you might be looking for a more traditional wedding gown.

If you want to keep things more on the casual side, there are plenty of options. You can stick with a bridal white, of course, but you could also branch out and wear champagne, ivory, blush, blue, or florals. You can play around with different textures and silhouettes, opt for a two-piece outfit or a jumpsuit, or wear a shorter dress. Have fun with your look and wear something that is comfortable and makes you feel good.

Not sure where to start? Here are our favorite vow renewal dresses to consider.

Best Jumpsuit: Fame and Partners Tassiah Jumpsuit

white jumpsuit

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size Range: 0-22 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester matte satin

A white jumpsuit feels fresh and modern for a vow renewal, and it definitely doesn't have to be super casual. This one is evidence of that: a flouncy off-the-shoulder neckline makes it feel fancy.

Best Mini: Amsale Alix Dress

bow back

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Size Range: 0-16 | Length: Mini | Material: Polyester

This mini shift dress might not be a gown, but it's still extremely elegant and chic. A folded off-the-shoulder neckline leads to a beautiful back bow that makes the whole look fun.

Best Cape: Adrianna Papell Structured Cape Sheath Dress

sheath dress

Courtesy of Adrianna Papell

Size Range: 0-20 | Length: Mini | Material: Crepe fabric

This cape cocktail dress has a fitted silhouette and a cape look on the back that makes it look incredibly chic. Made of crepe fabric, this is a lovely look for a vow renewal.

Best Blush Dress: Callahan Sami Dress

draped dress

Courtesy of Revolve

Size Range: XS-L | Length: Midi | Material: 60 percent tencel, 40 percent rayon

If you're going for a relaxed but glamorous vibe, this drapey dress is a nice choice. With simple jewelry and your hair pulled back, this dress looks incredibly stylish.

For a Summer Vow Renewal: Bronx and Banco Megan V-Neck Illusion Tiered Lace Dress

tiered dress

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Mini | Material: Polyester

The lace illusion and tiered skirt of this dress are both such pretty details. The florals feel fun and make this cocktail dress perfect for a summer vow renewal.

For a Daytime Event: Black Halo 3/4 Sleeve Jackie O Dress

white dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

Size Range: 0-16 | Length: Midi | Material: Lightweight, stretch suiting

If you're looking for something more understated and practical, this aptly-named Jackie O dress was made for you. A thin belt cinches at the waist and the three-quarter sleeves make this versatile for most seasons.

Best V-Neck: Sachin & Babi Emmie Jumpsuit

jumpsuit

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Size Range: Standard 0-16, Plus 16W-26W | Length: Floor-length | Material: Satin

This satin jumpsuit is ideal for a formal pants moment. With flutter sleeves and a square back, it looks just as elegant as any gown.

Best Long-Sleeve Option: ASOS Edition Curve Elizabeth Beaded Bodice Wedding Dress

long sleeve gown

Courtesy of ASOS

Size Range: 12-26 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Lightweight tulle

It's not easy to find a gown with long sleeves. This one, with a beaded bodice and sleeves, is just right for an autumn or winter wedding.

For the Minimalist: Reformation Dusk Dress

simple white dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Viscose

Sometimes a minimalist look makes more of an impact than you would think. This dress seems simple, but an open back, fitted bodice, and detailed sleeves make it anything but boring.

Most Daring: Tadashi Shoji Dawson Gown

low cut

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Size Range: Standard 00-18, Plus 16W-26W | Length: Floor-length | Material: Stretch crepe

Opt for something more daring with this gorgeous low-cut gown. Made of stretch crepe, it features an interesting twist detail, plunging neckline, and high center slit.

For a Beach Vow Renewal: BHLDN Belize Dress

boho gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size Range: 0-18 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester

Subtle beading, floral-inspired embroidery, and a long skirt make this dress feel bohemian and just casual enough. We love the long sleeves that make it feel more versatile.

Best Wrap Dress: Zimmerman Silk Wrap Midi Dress

silk dress

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Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Material: Silk

This drapey wrap silhouette in a lightweight silk is so dreamy and elegant. The ruffled hem and light pink shade are extra romantic.

Most Versatile: Reformation Isaac Dress

midi dress

Courtesy of Reformation

Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Midi | Material: Organ cotton

This midi dress is a step up from casual. The ruched bodice and wrap-style skirt are flattering, and this is another lovely option for anyone looking for long sleeves.

For an Outdoor Celebration: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Lourdes Gown

maxi gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size Range: 0-26 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Lace

This fit-and-flare gown feels bohemian enough for an outdoor celebration, yet still effortlessly chic. The lace appliques have a vintage vibe, and (bonus!) the sleeves are detachable.

Best Halter: Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Midi Dress

halter dress

Courtesy of Show Me Your Mumu

Size Range: XXS-XXL | Length: Midi | Material: Satin

The halter neckline of this dreamy satin dress is unexpected and really works. It's simple and so pretty, and comes in a variety of different shades.

Best Sleeves: ASOS EDITION Curve Winnie Pleat Waist Wedding Dress

maxi dress

Courtesy of ASOS

Size Range: 12-26 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Textured jacquard

This dress appears simple, but is actually made of a subtle floral texture that really makes it stand out. We also love the statement sleeves and overall glamorous look.

Most Unexpected: Sachin & Babi Archie Dress

blue dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size Range: Standard 0-16, Plus 16W-26W | Length: Mini | Material: Polyester

This is a fun one: A very oversized bow in the back leads to a graceful train. It's unexpected and unique, especially in this gorgeous baby blue shade.

Most Romantic: Eloquii Tiered Puff Sleeve Dress

pink

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Size Range: 14-28 | Length: Midi | Material: Polyester

For something more casual, opt for this tiered dress. Puff sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, and a full skirt make it feel romantic and sweet.

Most Unique: BCBGMAXAZRIA High/Low Gown

high low dress

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Size Range: 0-18 | Length: High-Low | Material: Polyester

This dress mixes the glamorous gown with something a bit more casual. The feathered skirt is a really fun detail that makes this one stand out.

Best Pantsuit: Elliatt Honeymoon Blazer & Elliatt Honeymoon Pant

pantsuit

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size Range: XS-XL | Length: Ankle-length | Material: Polyester

This two-piece suit is refined elegance at its best. Statement sleeves on this slightly-flared blazer elevate the look and make this the perfect vow renewal pantsuit.

For a Casual Ceremony: Reformation Nikita Dress

dress white

Courtesy of Reformation

Size Range: 14-24 | Length: Midi | Material: Viscose

Renewing your vows in the summer? This midi dress is what you want. With a ruffled-edge neckline and a trumpet skirt, it is so pretty and has a beautiful shape.

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