After walking down the aisle in their dream wedding gown, many brides opt for a dress change before the wedding reception. Oftentimes, their ceremony dress is a heavy and voluminous creation that doesn’t serve well for hours on the dance floor. For fashion lovers, debuting a second look is simply a way to indulge their love of couture and showcase another side of their personality. From traditional cuts to unexpected fashion twists, here are seven current second look ideas from some of our readers’ favorite designers.
1. Bold and Beautiful
When it comes to being unapologetically feminine and sexy, BERTA excels in celebrating a bride’s sensual side. These sheer, daring, and leggy styles make a bold statement while being tempered by beautifully delicate details. They practically beg to be worn during a wedding reception in Miami or Monte Carlo.
2. Red Carpet Glamour
The Spring/Summer 2020 collection by Elie Saab features several ballgowns that ooze red carpet glamour and serve as a perfect second look for black-tie receptions. Asymmetrical draping, laser cuts, and playful pockets give these gowns a modern touch.
3. Back to Black
The little black dress takes a backseat to Georges Hobeika’s stunning lineup of black eveningwear. Sultry and sophisticated, brides en noir are sure to stand out at their wedding reception and afterparty when donning a tulle masterpiece.
4. Champagne Dreams
A second look gown from Yolancris is fitting for brides who prefer more traditional silhouettes, but with an updated edge. Making a dress change into a champagne number is an easy transition from bridal whites, while high-shine fabrics, romantic textures, and flirty fringes add interest.
5. Full Volume
Looking to make a dramatic entrance at your wedding reception? Zuhair Murad pumps up the volume with a collection of gowns featuring full skirts for a head-turning dress change.
6. Second Skin
Brides will feel like a work of art when slipping into a second dress by Jean Louis Sabaji. The designer’s daring details, bright colors, and gorgeous textures are complemented by body-skimming cuts that show off curves.
7. Short and Sweet
Sometimes, a bride just needs a short and stylish little number for dancing the night away. Naeem Khan’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection is filled with second look options in the form of little white dresses – an ideal pick for swanky city weddings!
Find more of our favorite second look and eveningwear picks in the Spring/Summer 2020 print issue of Wedding Style. Click here to order your copy.