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Ivory and White Bridal Reception Dresses

Change up your look from ceremony to reception by getting a second dress for your wedding, comfortable enough for the night of dancing. Wedding reception dresses are an increasingly popular option for brides if a ceremony is held in a very traditional conservative setting, or if they just want to wear something more party-ready after the formal part is over. Madame Bridal introduces a selection of little white dresses and bridal after party looks, hoping to make shopping for a bride reception dress that perfectly showcases your personal style easy and enjoyable experience.

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  1. Jovani 50420 Bell Sleeve Lace Short Party Dress

    This Jovani 50420 off white fitted homecoming dress is crafted in embroidered lace over a nude lining, with slim illusion bell sleeves framing the V-neckline. Scallops trim all edges of this short sheath, jazzed up with tonal beads and heat-set stones.
  2. Jovani 41636 V-Neck Homecoming Dress

    This Jovani 41636 fitted cocktail dress is overlaid with beaded lace, creating zigzagged eyelash trims on the long angel sleeves and knee-length hem. The deep V-neckline complements the zipped-up V-back and the center-back slit. Available in sizes 00 to 24.
  3. Jovani JVN53184 Party Dress

    Showcasing beaded spaghetti straps and a V-neckline accented with a sheer inset, this Jovani JVN53184 short fitted dress is adorned with beaded embroidery. This dress has a semi-open back and a mid-thigh hemline edged with scalloped trim. Available sizes 00-24.
  4. Jovani JVN53390 Cocktail Dress

    Beaded lace appliques adorn the sleeveless bodice and a sheer inset accents the plunging V-neckline of this Jovani JVN53390 short dress with a deep V-back. The box pleated A-line skirt flares from the waistband into an above the knee hemline. Available sizes 00-24.
  5. Jovani JVN53176 Homecoming Dress

    This Jovani JVN53176 homecoming dress features floral beadwork on the keyhole bodice, held with thin halter straps that slide into the semi-open back. This A-line chiffon dress finishes in a flowy short skirt. Available in sizes 00 to 24.
  6. Jovani 51788 Homecoming Dress

    This Jovani 51788 homecoming dress features an A-line silhouette with a box-pleated skirt, detailed with spaghetti straps, deep V-neckline and low back. This short dress is fashioned in metallic lace, with a set-in waistband and scalloped hem. Available in sizes 00 to 24.
  7. Jovani 49816 Cocktail Dress

    This Jovani 49816 two-piece short dress is styled in lace over a nude lining, comprised of an off-the-shoulder crop top and an above-the-knee pencil skirt. The flounced top has scalloped eyelash trims that match the midriff and hemline. Available in sizes 00 to 24.
  8. Jovani 49679 Short Party Dress

    This Jovani 49679 short dress features a flounced off-the-shoulder neckline, detailed with a center-back slit and princess seams going to the knee-length hem. This fitted dress fastens with an invisible back zipper. Available in sizes 00 to 24.
  9. Enchanting by Mon Cheri 217117 Wedding Dress

    Enchanting by Mon Cheri 217117 is a two-strap short wedding dress in allover lace, with a sweetheart bodice and high-low skirt that meet on the beaded waist. This A-line dress fastens with a back zipper under a row of covered buttons, and flares richly with a box-pleated skirt. Available in sizes 0 to 20. It is ideal for your wedding reception or a casual bridal ceremony.
  10. Enchanting by Mon Cheri 117195 Wedding Dress

    Go boho in this crochet lace Mon Cheri 117195 wedding dress. Topped with a plunging V-neckline and wide shoulder straps, its short A-line skirt twirls. We love the intricate pattern of the various types of lace creating stripes. Fitted through the top of the hip, the skirt is made full by shirring and ruffles, and hits well above the knee. An invisible center back zipper fastens it up. Getting married on the beach this short wedding dress ads elegance to your wedding ceremony.
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For every bride wedding is a unique opportunity to go all out on her style and wear a dress that lives up to all she has ever dreamed it would be. Whether it is an exquisite ball gown, or a tightly fitting mermaid dress, it should be the look that will leave everyone attending your wedding speechless. But let’s be honest, even though they are gorgeous, wedding dresses are not the most comfortable outfit in the world. And if you are a bride that would like to dance the night away (it’s your party after all) that might be the problem. That doesn’t mean you should compromise on your dream dress. After the ceremony you can just slip into a reception dress that is lighter, cooler, shorter and movable for all the mingling.

Wearing a Second Dress for the Reception Dinner

The trend of switching up atraditional wedding gown for a second, more relaxed look has become a mainstay in the wardrobe of a modern bride. There is more than a few good reasons for buying a second dress for your wedding. Maybe your ceremony venue has got a strict dress code, but you plan to change into something sexier for the reception. Maybe you have envisioned an extravagant look for exchanging vows, such as a long chapel train, or layers on layers of tulle in your skirt and you need something more comfortable for greeting your guests afterwards. If you plan to spend a lot of time on the dancefloor, a shorter or lighter dress will allow you to move comfortably throughout the night. And of course, you wouldn’t risk messing up your pretty wedding gown or staining it with all the food and wine around.

Cake Cutting Dress for After the Wedding

Our selection of reception dresses features beautiful styles that are fun, flirty and more casual, but also bridal, so you won’t just blend in with the guests. With fabrics like chiffon, satin and tulle keep your attire on par with the occasion, and colors like white, cream or ivory will match your shoes and bridal accessories. Besides, unlike a wedding gown, a reception dress is very versatile. Style it with different accessories and you will get a perfect cocktail ensemble for any occasion.

Browse through our selection of formal and semi-formal styles and find the one that will be perfect for your wedding after-party. Whether you need a long gown for your formal celebration, or a short and sweet frock for the night of partying, we’ve got you covered.

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