One Day, Two Looks: Reception Dresses

June 30

Double down on your wow factor by wearing two dresses on your wedding day! We've paired lovely ceremony styles with something a little more comfortable for the dance floor later. Maggie Sottero Designs

Ladies, it’s 2016, and weddings are more customizable than ever. Your dream dress might not be “the one,” but more like “the one of two.” Embrace your inner costume-change diva (see Katy Perry’s abracadabra here, Selena Gomez’s Revival Tour here) and double down on your couture wedding look on your big day. We had lots of fun pairing the designs below; be sure to show us your own creations on social!


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Pair a classic A-line wedding dress like Anita with a chic, slinky sheath dress, such as Miela. See more of our favorite reception worthy dresses below!


Classic Brides may opt for a traditional a-line wedding dress like Kamiya by Maggie Sottero After the nuptials, Classic Brides can change it up with a lovely lace gown - Emma Lynette by Maggie Sottero

While we’re all for modern and fashion-forward weddings, there is something to be said for a celebration that will never go out of style. Aiming for that timeless look? Traditional and elegant, classic wedding dresses stand the test of time. Incorporating traditional elements with romantic details, classic wedding dresses hold a special place in our hearts. See some of our favorites, and read more about achieving your timeless wedding day look below. A sleek bouquet of roses, a chic chignon, and elegant pair of diamond drop earring complement your classic wedding day.


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With stunning beaches, endless expanses of white sand, picturesque sunsets, and turquoise water, beach weddings always make us weak in the knees. A sandy beach offers a perfect backdrop for a destination wedding. When planning a beach wedding, choose lightweight fabrics and fuss-free dresses, allowing you to focus on your soon to-be-husband and the sand between your toes. Pair your beach wedding with tousled, relaxed waves, sun-kissed bronzed cheeks, and a subtle coral lip.


After the nuptials, Glamorous Brides can change it up with a slinky regal gown - Blakely by Maggie Sottero Glamorous Brides may opt for a full wedding dress like Jahalia by Sottero and Midgley

From sparkling Swarovski crystal embellishments to breathtaking skirts, dramatic, detailed backs to plunging necklines, glamorous wedding dresses are sure to leave your guests talking about your gown long after the big day. Read our favorite elements of a glamorous wedding dress below. Channel your inner starlet when styling your glamorous wedding dress, choosing contoured cheeks, smoky eyes, and loose curls, parted dramatically to the side.


Marina by Maggie Sottero Gabriella by Sottero and Midgley

From breezy poet sleeves to airy layers of chiffon, bohemian wedding dresses are perfect for the free-spirited bride. These ethereal, whimsical looks are accented by lightweight, barely-there fabrics and streamlined silhouettes. The bohemian bride is laidback and carefree, accenting her wedding with rustic touches… A lush floral crown, natural makeup, and a chunky braid complete your wedding day look.

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Inspired by iconic elements of glamorous Old Hollywood, these vintage style wedding dresses call to romantic brides seeking a vintage twist. These retro-inspired beauties glimmer with geometric metallic embellishments, subtle sequins and opalescent pearls. Drawing inspiration from quintessential elements of the 1920s, these vintage wedding dresses encompass Neo-classic columns, Art Deco designs, and jewelry inspired beading. Vintage inspired capelets offer demure coverage with a vintage flair. Read our favorite vintage inspired wedding trends below.


Prestyn by Sottero and Midgley Hunter by Sottero and Midgley

For the bride seeking a statement wedding dress, look no further than these show-stopping beauties. Complete with intricate back detailing, glamorous skirts, and decadent Swarovski crystal beading, statement wedding dresses are absolutely show-stopping. Pair a statement wedding dress with an elegant updo, accented with an avant-garde hairpiece, and a dramatic cat-eye, mirroring the sophistication of your wedding day.