29 Wedding After Party Dress Ideas for a Stunning Second Look

bride wearing a mini strapless sparkly wedding after party dress with a pair of white satin heels and a box of pizza sitting in front of her
sparkly tulle wedding after party dress: Show Me Your Mumu

You’ve said your “I do’s”, toasted with your nearest and dearest, and polished off your wedding cake — now all there’s left to do is party the night away! And we’ve found the most dazzling, eye-catching, and celebratory wedding after party dresses for the job.

Arguably the most fun outfit in your wedding wardrobe, your second look is what you’ll be wearing as you tear up the dance floor and celebrate your newly minted married status during your wedding after party. So pour the bubbly, cue the tunes, and let’s find your perfect party-ready ‘fit!

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Do you need a different dress for a wedding after party?

bride wearing a sexy sheer rhinestone fishnet white wedding after party dress with fluffy fringe accents while holding a martini in her hand
sheer rhinestone wedding after party dress: Untamed Petals

While you don’t need a different dress for your wedding after party, you may want to slip into something a little more comfortable for all the dancing, toasting, and celebrating you’ll be doing! This is your chance to trade your long train, floor-sweeping skirt, or restrictive bodice for something more dance floor-approved.

And not only are wedding after party dresses practical, but they’re also a great excuse to rock another gorgeous gown on the big day. Because why settle for just one dress when you could have two looks…or even three!

With a wedding after party dress, you can experiment with playful designs and show off your unique personal style — especially if you wore a more traditional or understated wedding gown.

What style of dress is best for a wedding after party?

bride dancing in a white mini tulle wedding after party dress with poofy short sleeves
photo: Indwell Weddings | dress: Selkie

The best style of dress for your wedding after party is anything that’s easy to dance in and instantly puts you in the party mood. Think: glamorous sequin stunners, playful feather designs, and stylish LWD’s!

Shorter hemlines are especially popular for wedding after party dresses, since they’re ideal for showing off your favorite dance moves — and your gorgeous legs.

This is also your opportunity to turn up the glam factor and rock something a little more daring. Have fun with flirty ruffles, glittery embellishments, or unique colors. Remember: it’s your time to shine, so celebrate your newly married status in style!

If you want to rock something a little more non-traditional for your wedding after party look, we also love a chic and stylish bridal jumpsuit or two part set. You can’t go wrong with an ensemble that reflects your rad personal style.

How much should you expect to spend on a wedding after party dress?

sparkly beaded corset wedding after party dress with tulle straps
bride: Sydney Westra | dress: Watters Designs

With so many different styles to choose from, wedding after party dresses come in all price ranges — so you can expect to spend anywhere from $50 to over $500 on a chic second look.

Typically, dresses with more intricate details, such as iridescent beading, glittering embellishments, and party-ready appliqués, will cost a bit more. Understated styles tend to be more budget-friendly, but you can also find stunning (and sparkly) wedding after party dresses that don’t break the bank! Ultimately, the final price tag will come down to your personal style and budget.

Our Favorite Ways to Accessorize a Wedding After Party Dress

cute white backless wedding after party dress with an oversized bow detail with a trailing floor length ribbon
photo: Kate Borrill | similar dress: Lebride Atelier on Etsy

While you may want to keep your accessories more timeless for your walk down the aisle, your wedding after party is the perfect time to try out some fun and flirty trends. Bring the drama with light-catching chandelier earrings, bold statement necklaces, and glittering hair pins!

We also love pairing wedding after party dresses with playful and unexpected accessories, like a pair of sheer bridal gloves or a cute embellished hair bow. The more glamorous, the better!

And let’s not forget the most important accessory of all: your shoes! Your wedding after party is all about hitting the dance floor, so why not let your kicks steal the show? Make a statement with metallic heels, sparkly pumps, bridal sneakers, or sandals with a pop of color. Just make sure they’re comfy enough to dance in all night long!

gold wedding heels

A second dress calls for a second pair of shoes — and here’s our guide for finding your perfect pair! From heels to flats to fun colors, there’s a little something for everyone.

Now, without further ado…the best wedding after party dresses for your statement second look!

1: Fun + Floaty Wedding After Party Dress

playful white mini wedding after party dress with floating fringed sleeves

bride: @marisaschwerdtfeger_ | photographer: @oliviachristinaphoto

Nothing says fun and festive quite like feathers! They’re trendy. They dazzle in photos (and on the dance floor). And they scream: “let’s celebrate!”

This wedding after party dress does all of the above, plus it’s comfy to boot. The sleeves and high neck are great if you’re tying the knot during the chillier seasons, while the mini hemline gives you the freedom to break out your best moves!

P.S. Looking for more fab feather gowns? We’ve got you covered.

Shop This Fun White Mini Dress

2: Sexy Corset Wedding After Party Dress

sexy strapless corset bodice white wedding after party dress with a sheer skirt

Add a little spice to your wedding wardrobe with this sexy after party dress! It’ll guarantee that ALL eyes are on you, with a strapless corset bodice, sheer lacy details, and legs for days. And the real star of the show? That sheer ruffle skirt!

Style it with a rosette necklace or sparkly pumps for a trendy look with major wow-factor.

Shop This Sexy Intricate Mini Dress

3: Dazzling + Dramatic Wedding After Party Dress

glittery silver embellished mini wedding after party dresses with a corset bodice

photo: Lauren Bailey Photo

The drama is in the details with this flirty mini! It truly has everything we love in an after party dress. Dazzling embellishments. Fun fluttery details. A sexy corset bodice and a dance-ready skirt. It’s THE perfect second look!

And how cute is this dress styled with a pair of blue block heels?! Such a fun way to incorporate your “something blue” into your after party look!

Shop This Sparkly Embellished MIni Dress

4: Effortlessly Cool Wedding After Party Dress

sexy cut out long white wedding after party dress with spaghetti straps and a high leg slit

bride: @meggangrubb

The cool girl version of wedding after party dresses, this silky gown is effortlessly chic. From the asymmetrical cut-out to the shimmery fabric, it totally stands out from the crowd — without looking like it’s trying too hard. And just wait until you see the back!!

Plus, the sleek style of this gown means you can wear it long after the last dance. We’re picturing it for a romantic date night on your honeymoon!

Shop This Shimmery Cut-Out White GOwn

5: Crystal-Adorned Sheer Wedding After Party Dress

v-neck crystal embellished mini wedding after party dress with sheer sleeves and a draped design

Like a glass of champagne in dress form, this mini is bubbly, sparkly, and party-ready! It’s giving us all the Studio 54 vibes, with sheer bell sleeves and a statement plunging neckline. And adorned with over 1,000 crystals, it has no shortage of sparkle!

Style this wedding after party dress with with a pair of groovy shoulder-skimming earrings and a glass of your favorite bubbly.

Shop This Crystal Embellished Sheer Mini

sparkly star-shaped statement earrings

You can never have too much sparkle when it comes to your after party look. Add some extra bling with these statement wedding earrings!

6: Fluttery Ruffle Wedding After Party Dress

tiered pleated tulle mini wedding after party dress with shoulder ruffles

bride: @l_jinsta | photographer: @weddingsbyheidikirn

When it comes to wedding after party dresses, there’s no such thing as too many ruffles. Case in point: this flirty mini! With tiers upon tiers of Swiss dot tulle ruffles, it’ll give you mega volume, with a hint of whimsy. I mean, just look at those fluttery ruffle straps — TO DIE FOR!

Shop This Flirty Tulle Ruffle Mini Dress

7: Fun Slip-Style Wedding After Party Dress

fun flirty white mini wedding after party dress with spaghetti straps and fluffy fringe hemline

photo: @alexismayphoto | model: @stellatrapsh

When you want your accessories to take center stage, this wedding after party dress is the perfect base. With fluttery trim and a sleek silhouette, it’s fun enough to stand on its own, but understated enough to pair with any and every accessory!

Style this silky slip dress with your wedding veil for a fun bridal look, or go glam with a statement choker necklace. Or better yet: do both!

Shop This Flirty Mini Slip Dress

8: Shimmery Fringe Wedding After Party Dress

sparkly silver fringe strapless mini wedding after party dress with a firework inspired pattern design

Give your disco ball some competition with this bejewelled wedding after party dress! The life of the party, it shimmers and shines from every angle. We seriously can’t get enough of that twirl-approved beaded fringe!!

And for something more classically bridal, this embellished gown also comes in white!

Shop THis EMbellished Fringe Mini Dress

9: Statement Bow + Beaded Botanical Mini

v-neck beaded backless mini wedding after party dress with oversized bow detail in the back and a botanical pattern

Two words: Oversized. Bows. One of our current favorite bridal trends, bow details add such a fun and flirty element to any dress. And this sparkly mini is no exception! We love how the organza bow highlights that sultry open back and matches the vine-inspired embellishments on the gown.

Rock this wedding after party dress with an updo to show off that statement bow — and to keep your hair in place after a night of dominating the dance floor!

Shop This Embellished Backless MIni Dress

10: Old Hollywood Glam Wedding After Party Dress

strapless white embellished mini wedding after party dress with oversized bow detail on the back

Speaking of statement bows….this wedding after party dress is giving us major Old Hollywood vibes, but with a sexy, party-ready twist!

We love love love the oversized bow on the back, which gives the illusion of a mini train. Paired with a leg-baring hemline and sparkly embellishments, this stunner makes you feel like a total starlet.

Style it with a glamorous choker necklace and a bold red lip to complete the Marilyn Monroe-inspired look! 

Shop This Sparkly White Strapless Mini Dress

11: Glittery Embellished Wedding After Party Dress

sparkly silver embellished mini wedding after party dress with floaty fringe hemline

photographer: @maddiestring | bride: @hopeymayo

If you wore a more sleek and understated wedding gown, your after party dress is your chance to splash out with some sparkle. And we can’t think of a better dress for the job than this one-shoulder sequin mini!

It’s a little bit retro, a little bit playful, and A LOT stunning.

Shop This Glittery One-Shoulder Mini Dress

12: Enchanting Beaded Wedding After Party Dress

sheer embellished corset bodice wedding after party dress in a glittering warm metallic hue

photo: Lady Drewniak

This dress = instant seratonin. With swirls of silver and gold beading on sheer fabric, this floor-sweeping gown is like pure magic. If you want to feel like a mystical, sultry mermaid for your wedding after party, this is definitely the dress for you — perfect for a glamorous beach soirée!

P.S. This gown also comes in glittering white!

Shop This Sheer Corset Beaded Gown

13: Elevated Blazer-Style Wedding After Party Dress

cute mini white blazer style wedding after party dress

We love when a wedding after party dress takes inspiration from the venue — and this blazer-style mini would be perfect for a chic city celebration! An elevated take on the classic after party dress, it balances a sophisticated silhouette with sexy details, like a plunging v-neck and mini hemline.

Pair it with some embellished bow tie pumps to complete the uptown vibes, and you’re pretty much golden!

Shop This Chic Mini Blazer Dress

14: Chic Cowl-Neck Wedding After Party Dress

fun cowl neck long white wedding after party dress with high side slit trimmed with floating fringe accents

Your favorite cowl neck slip dress gets a party-ready makeover with this fun wedding after party look! We love the balance of the classy + timeless silhouette with the flirty + trendy floating trim detail. Complete with an oh-so high leg slit, it’s a sexy style that’s made for dancing!

And with sizes XXS – XXL, this eye-catching dress is also universally flattering. We love to see it!

Shop This Sexy Cowl Neck Gown

15: Beautiful Backless Beaded Midi Gown

glittery beaded backless midi wedding after party dress in a cool pastel bluish-grey hue

Mesmerizing would be an understatement!! This wedding after party dress will have your guests (and new spouse!) absolutely starstruck, with a jaw-dropping open back and a curve-hugging silhouette. And the all-over iridescent beading is the cherry on top of this enchanting look!

We’re also digging the midi length of this gown — it gives you a little extra coverage, while still letting you show off a killer pair of kicks. Talk about the best of both worlds!

Shop This Beaded Midi Wedding After Party Dress

16: Romantic Rosette Wedding After Party Dress

ruched one shoulder rosette mini white wedding after party dress

Turn heads with this bold and romantic wedding after party dress! Rosettes are having a serious moment right now, and this white mini takes the feminine trend to new heights — literally! With an oversized rosette detail on the shoulder, it’s a flirty look that’s perfect for fashion-forward babes.

Shop This Asymmetrical Ruched White Mini Dress

17: Glittery Halter Neck White Mini

sparkly embellished white halter neck mini wedding after party dress

Sequins will ALWAYS be in vogue for wedding after party dresses, and this glittery white mini is proof! Despite its more understated silhouette, this dress brings major wow factor. And as a bonus, it also features built-in cup support — a must with the statement open back!

Rock this sparkler on its own for a timeless look, or have some fun with playful accessories like these embellished gloves or these shoulder-grazing earrings. There are no wrong answers here!

Shop This Sparkly Halter neck White Mini

bride wearing sheer embellished bridal gloves

The ultimate after party accessory? A statement pair of bridal gloves! We’ve rounded up the best styles to complete your glamorous second look.

18: Cute Bubble Hem Wedding After Party Dress

corset bodice mini wedding after party dress with bow straps and a cute bubble hem

There’s just something SO FUN about a bubble skirt. Like a dreamy cloud, this wedding after party look will make you feel like you can float away at any second!

We especially love that this bubble hem dress is paired with a structured corset bodice to balance out the full, bouncy skirt. It’s equal parts whimsical and sexy, and we’re totally obsessed!

Shop This Flirty Corset Bodice Mini Dress

19: Bejeweled Wedding After Party Dress

glittery embellished tulle mini wedding after party dresses with a small leg slit

A dress this dazzling deserves its moment in the spotlight!

The crème de la crème of sparkly wedding after party dresses, this beaded beauty is bejeweled with thousands of glittering embellishments. It will truly make the entire place shimmer when you walk in the room. And what more could you ask for on your big day?!

Shop This Sparkly Beaded White Mini Dress

20: Fairytale-Inspired Wedding After Party Dress

tulle mini wedding after party dress with a sheer corset bodice and statement sheer billowy sleeves

For a wedding after party dress that says “happily ever after,” look no further than this beauty!

Like something out of a fairytale, this LWD oozes romance. It’s giving us fun and flirty regencycore vibes, with a sheer corset bodice (complete with feminine flower appliqués), a twirl-ready tulle skirt, and those whimsical sheer sleeves.

All it’s missing is a glittery wedding crown to add some sparkle to the romantic look!

Shop This Fairytale Tulle White Mini Dress

21: Feminine Tulle and Chiffon Ruffle Gown

white ruffle tulle halter neck long wedding after party dress

photo: Amavi | venue: The Sixpence Wedding + Event Space

If your only goal for your wedding after party is to dance to as many ABBA songs as possible, then this fluttery dress is a need, not a want!

With tiers of wispy tulle ruffles layered over soft sparkly chiffon, it’ll make you look AND feel like a dream as you twirl, sway, and live your best Dancing Queen life.

P.S. This gorgeous gown also comes in a flirty mini version if you want to show some leg for the after party!

Shop This Feminine Ruffle After Party Gown

22: Flirty Flower Embellished Skirt + Top Combo

two part embellished tulle wedding after party dress with 3D flower appliques and shimmering metallic accents

When it comes to wedding after party dresses, more is more. And this sparkly two-piece definitely understood the assignment! It wows with sparkly silver embellishments, flirty botanical appliqués, and a long twirl-ready skirt. And how cute is that pop of skin at your midriff?!

Complete the look with equally maximalist accessories, like some chic rhinestone heels or a bedazzled hair bow.

Shop THis Sparkly Two-Piece After Party Dress

23: Show-Stopping Silver Wedding After Party Dress

sparkly silvery white embellished mini wedding after party dress with spaghetti straps

photo: The Crakes

If you wore white for your walk down the aisle and want to switch it up for your wedding after party, this silver dress is a no brainer! It still gives you statement bridal vibes with the fluttery white appliqués on top, balanced with the fun glamour of the silver embellishments on the bottom.

Finish the look with this fluttery white clutch to match, and let’s get this party started!!

Shop This Glamorous Silver Embellished MIni Dress

24: Whimsical Fluttery Wedding After Party Dress

halter neckline white mini wedding after party dress with wispy ostrich appliques

The whimsy of it all! With dozens of wispy ostrich appliqués, this wedding after party dress looks like it came straight out of dream. It’ll give you the prettiest movement as you float across the dance floor and twirl with your other half!

It’s truly no wonder this Cult Gaia mini has gained a cult status. Bold and soft at the same time, it’s the definition of a show-stopper!

Shop This Fluttery White Mini Dress

25: Playful Embellished White Mini

sparkly embellished mini wedding after party dress with sleeves and a high neck

photo: Alexis May Photo

If you loved the look of dress #1 on this list, but want something with a bit more bling, then you can stop scrolling now. Because this is the wedding after party dress for you!!

This mini has the same high neck and flirty trim as the other gown, but this time with WAY more sparkles. Because it’s your party, and you should shine if you want to!

SHop This Sparkly White Wedding After Party Dress

26: Cool + Classy White Wedding After Party Dress

chic white blazer style mini wedding after party dress

If glitzy embellishments and ultra feminine ruffles aren’t your jam, this blazer-style dress will add the ultimate cool and classy edge to your wedding after party look!

It adds a touch of sophistication to the typical little white dress, with a menswear-inspired design that’s nothing short of iconic.

And peep the pearlcore button details — such a dreamy touch!

Shop This Classy White Blazer Dress

27: Timeless Meets Trendy Asymmetrical Gown

classy long gown with a draped asymmetrical neckline with off the shoulder elements

It’s all the little details that make this classy wedding after party dress so jaw-dropping. From the eye-catching asymmetrical straps to the elegant draped neckline to the flattering wrap silhouette, it’s a total show-stopper.

And don’t even get us started on the strappy low back! Accented with traditional button details, this floor-length gown is the perfect mix of timeless and trendy.

Shop THis Floor-Length WEdding After Party Dress

28: Comfy + Cute Wedding After Party Dress

strapless tulle white mini wedding after party dress with ruffle details

photo: Annie Ryan | venue: The Sixpence Wedding + Event Space

After hours of wearing a restrictive, floor-sweeping wedding gown, we wouldn’t blame you for wanting an after party dress that’s just as comfy as it is cute. And that’s where this flirty mini comes in! With a mini hemline and layers of flowy fabric, it’s breathable, beautiful, and SO fun.

Style it with some cute bridal sneakers for a look you can rock all night long!

SHop This Strapless White Flowy Mini Dress

29: Crystal Embellished Off-the-Shoulder White Mini

white off-the-shoulder mini wedding after party dress with a crystal trimmed bodice

It’s the sleeves for us! We love any detail that makes a wedding after party dress more fun to dance in, and these exaggerated sleeves definitely check that box.

Whether you’re slow dancing with your S.O. or throwing your hands in the air like you just don’t care, this LWD will make it a moment to remember.

And just wait until the light of the disco ball hits those glittering crystal embellishments — pure bliss!

Shop This Embellished WHite Mini Dress

couple holding hands in Vegas with woman wearing a fitted white mini wedding after party dress with embellished straps and a cut-out detail
photo: Aimlee Photography | bride: Hannah McKennett | similar dress: Conféte

No matter where you are in the wedding planning process, we’ve got the guides to help!

Now that you’ve said “yes” to the perfect wedding after party dress, complete the rest of your bridal wardrobe with these rehearsal dinner gowns. Because there’s no such thing as too many outfits for your wedding weekend!

And don’t forget the finishing touch to every look: your beauty. We’ve rounded up the best bridal makeup looks and inspo for your walk down the aisle!

Speaking of walking down the aisle, find your dream runway with our list of the coolest wedding venues in the US. We’ve also rounded up some seriously epic DIY backdrops to make your “I do’s” extra memorable!

And finally: your wedding soundtrack. From your wedding recessional to your first dance to your mother/son and father/daughter dances, we’ve found the best songs to complete all these special moments.

What’s next on your wedding planning checklist? Let us know in the comments below!