Wedding reception dress inspiration

Wedding Reception Dress Inspiration  

Wardrobe change! Have you considered a second look for your wedding reception?  

The wedding reception dress… It’s not a new wedding trend but it’s gaining momentum in 2023 and we’re loving it!

Transform your overall wedding look entirely with an outfit change for the wedding reception. If you love sequins, statement pieces, cut outs, feathers or something more elegant and traditional, a reception dress can showcase your style and be something fun and comfortable to help bring your inner dancing diva out to dance the night away. 

Whether you’re having a black-tie wedding or opting for a low-key backyard ceremony, a reception dress fits any wedding style! Here’s some of the trending reception dresses in 2023. 

Short & Sweet

Flaunt those stunning wedding day shoes! Let’s face it, with a long floor length wedding dress your fabulous shoes don’t get much attention and a long train is beautiful but not functional when it comes to dancing. Your reception dress can be more versatile and comfortable for dancing AND show off those wedding shoes! 

Full Volume

If you’re a bride that loves to make a statement, a full volume reception dress is perfect for you. Lots of tulle fabrics are used to add layers of volume. If your wedding gown is more fitted and traditional, you might choose this style to add a statement piece to your overall wedding day look. 

Glitz & Glamour

Do you love sequins and glitter, but feel too overwhelmed by a full sparkle wedding gown? Why not opt for a more razzle and dazzle reception dress?! After all, your big day is your time to shine, and adding a fabulous sequin or glittered number to your wedding day attire will help you do just that! 

Corset Style

Corset style wedding looks are making their way back into fashion. It’ll give you a more sophisticated style with a dress hugs your figure and holds you in, creating a romantic elegant look.

Slip Dress

Effortless, simple and beautiful. A slip dress is perfect for a summer wedding as they are generally made with a light, breathable fabric without too many extra layers, and thin straps, perfect for the heated climate. It could be a short flirty slip dress, or a more dramatic floor length dress. 


A chic jumpsuit is a perfect alternative to a reception dress. Jumpsuits are super stylish and easy to wear making them perfect for the reception or after party. You’ll easily cut the moves on the dancefloor! Jumpsuits can have beautiful, detailed features including an open back, delicate lace, beading or even statement piece neckline. 

Add Colour

If you have a favourite colour that you love but have embraced the traditional white gown for the ceremony, why not have a more vibrant colour for the reception dress? It could be full colour or feature stylish pops of colour. Whatever you’re dreaming of for your reception look, go for it!  

A reception dress allows you create different looks for your wedding and can showcase different parts of your personality. Although, if you prefer to rock your wedding gown all night long go for it! Whatever way you go, happy dress shopping!

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