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Stunning Second Looks for Your Wedding Day

After inching down the aisle in a look that took the combined effort of your entire bridal party, switch into something more comfortable for the reception. A stunning second look for your wedding day can change the way you enjoy the reception and festivities.

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Romona Keveza

 You’ve seen your favorite celebrities execute the trend of having multiple looks on their big day. The idea of having a traditional wedding gown for the ceremony and portraits; then changing into a party dress for the reception is on the rise.

By switching looks, it gives the bride an additional opportunity for self expression, along with wearing something that is more comfortable for the reception festivities. This concept is practically a must for brides that are planning outdoor wedding receptions and destination weddings.

Think that the idea of a second wedding dress is just for celebrities? Well, you might be surprised and delighted to learn that obtaining a designer reception dress can fit into your theme and hopefully your budget. Unlike shopping for your ceremony gown, the reception dress leaves more room for creativity.

Explore our top second looks!

The Romper

Ultra Sleek and minimalist, wearing a romper as your second look is 100% on trend. Paired with minimal jewelry and metallic tones this Stéphane Rolland look will make a statement no matter where your reception maybe. Perfect for a bride that loves a pant this look is a no brainer.

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Stéphane Rolland

The Mini Dress

Looking for a romantic second look? With stunning 3-d flowers, off the shoulder design and short hemline this mini dress from Oscar De La Renta is the perfect way to end your romantic evening.

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Oscar De La Renta

Two Piece Pant Set

Modern and classic, this lace jumpsuit from Monique Lhuillier is an easy and effortless second look. Made of stunning lace with scalloped edges, the bride will shine in this look. Perfect for a destination wedding or even a reception on the water, this look will make your second look one to remember.

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Monique Lhuillier

Relaxed Sleek Silhouette

Va-Va-Voom! Hugging your curves in all the right places, this Givenchy dress will make a statement as you enter your reception. Simple yet sexy, this look is for the bride that wants to showcase her assets.

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Givenchy

Cropped Top & Skirt

A soft silhouette meets modern, feminine and delicate detailing in this Elizabeth Stuart cropped top and skirt ensemble. Embodying the lite and airiness of springtime, this look is sweet and sassy.

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Elizabeth Stuart

The High Low Dress

Playful, beaded, with lace and an asymmetrical skirt, this stunning dress from Ines Di Santo is radiant. Equal parts drama and party this look will make dancing the night away a breeze.

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Ines Di Santo

Which second look trend do you love? Share your comments below and on social media at @blackbride1998!

Elaina Vaune

Elaina Vaune, is the Fashion Editor for BlackBride.com and Black Bride Magazine. Elaina is also a Fashion & Lifestyle expert and owner of Vaune's View LLC, a fashion editorial & marketing consultancy firm based in NYC. Keep up with Elaina Vaune on Twitter & Instagram here: @elainvaune!

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