Picture this: It's your wedding day and you've said your "I do"s, listened to the toasts, and torn up the dance floor. The night is winding down and it feels like the end of your special day is (sadly) coming to a close. But not so fast—it's time to change into a wedding after-party outfit and keep the celebration going for a little while longer. Take it from us when we say that after parties are always a good idea, especially if you've got a killer outfit to change into. Trade your wedding gown in for a little white dress, jumpsuit, or a trendy tuxedo-inspired look that will keep all eyes on you for the rest of the night (and make it much easier to move around in). Below, we've rounded up 22 wedding after-party looks that are totally worth a late-night wardrobe change.
Cocktail Dress with Bow
The ruffle details on the hemline, waist, and sleeves give this crepe cocktail dress a flirty, feminine flair. The open back and bow detail add a hint of sexiness to the look.
Adrianna Papell ruffled crepe cocktail dress in Ivory, $175, Adrianna Papell
Midi Dress with Slit
This sleek midi dress keeps you comfortable for your late-night party while also making you look amazing. The fitted silhouette gets a sexy, fashion-forward update thanks to a high slit on the skirt and trendy padded shoulders.
Good American asymmetric neck midi dress in Ivory, $139, Nordstrom
Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress
Channel Old Hollywood glam vibes in this off-the-shoulder midi dress featuring a cuffed neckline that shows off your décolletage. The fitted crepe fabric will hug you in all the right places.
DB Studio short off shoulder cuff neckline crepe dress, $120, David's Bridal
Floral Appliqué Dress
This whimsical wedding after-party outfit features three-dimensional florals and gorgeous embroidery. Consider this sleeveless mini dress for a garden venue or spring wedding.
Payal Jain Archer mini dress, $345, BHLDN
High Neck Midi Dress
For something with a little more coverage but just as much style, this high neck midi dress with a fit-and-flare silhouette is worth a wear. The clean white fabric and open back prove that simple doesn't equal boring.
Milly Penelope high neck midi dress in Ecru, $395, Bloomingdale's
Ditch the wedding dress after the reception and opt for a jumpsuit for your wedding after-party outfit instead. Featuring a sweetheart neckline, adjustable shoulder straps, and flared wide legs, this jumpsuit will keep you feeling (and looking) cool as you mingle with your guests.
Amanda Uprichard champagne jumpsuit, $290, REVOLVE
Lace White Dress
This fit-and-flare lace dress features feminine details like a scalloped neckline and knee-length skirt. Don't limit yourself to only wearing this dress once—it's also a perfect option for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner dress.
Kiyonna Bella lace fit and flare dress in Ivory, $198, Nordstrom
Suit Jacket and Pants
Channel your inner boss lady by rocking an all-white pantsuit. The tailored ankle-length pants paired with the double breasted jacket will make an instant impression. Pair this suit with wedding sneakers for a casual look or add a lace cami underneath for a hint of sexiness.
The Tailory New York x BHLDN Westlake suit jacket and suit pant, from $350, BHLDN
Halter Mini Dress
If you're looking for a wedding reception dress or wedding after party outfit that's flirty and flattering, we've found just the one. The twisted halter neckline and revealing back on this short style create a playful contrast that's bound to capture your new spouse's attention.
Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine halter mini dress in Ivory Luxe Satin, $148, Show Me Your Mumu
Silver Fringe Dress
There's no denying this fringe-filled look is the ultimate party dress. If you're having a New Year's Eve wedding or Great Gatsby theme, this glam silver sequin number is right on par.
Lulus Glitter in the Air sequin fringe bodycon dress in Silver, $68, Lulus
Silk Slip Dress
For something more understated, this nude-hued midi dress is the perfect balance of elegant and laid-back. Take advantage of its simplicity by accessorizing with statement jewelry. (P.S.: Simple slip dresses are one of the latest bridesmaid dress trends we're loving, and this one would be a great fit.)
M.M. LaFleur The Nene slip dress in Champagne, $265, M.M. LaFleur
Ivory Trapeze Dress
This mini dress was made for anyone who wants to dance the night away. The all-over sequins, feathered hem, and flirty silhouette are reasons all on their own to throw a wedding after-party.
Adrianna Papell halter sequin trapeze dress with feather trim in Ivory, $195, Adrianna Papell
Sparkly Maxi Dress
An airy maxi dress is always a good call, especially after you've enjoyed a full plate of your wedding reception food—or wedding cake. This allover sparkly look keeps the upbeat party vibe going late into the night.
Show Me Your Mumu Lilian maxi dress, $178, Show Me Your Mumu
If you want jaws to drop as you enter the room, this shimmering jumpsuit pretty much guarantees you'll be the center of attention. This off-the-shoulder jumpsuit is completely covered in sequin embellishments for a truly fabulous wedding after-party outfit.
Dress The Population Elon sequin off-shoulder jumpsuit, $358, Neiman Marcus
Strapless Crepe Dress
The architectural design of this dress makes it a total head-turner. From the ruffle skirt to the asymmetrical neckline overlay, you'll look polished but far from boring in this second look.
ELLIATT reception dress in Ivory, $170, REVOLVE
This flattering (and comfortable) jumpsuit embodies elegance and luxury. The one-shoulder neckline is accented with a silk charmeuse bow, making the whole look feel effortlessly chic.
DB Studio one-shoulder plus crepe wedding jumpsuit with bow, $220, David's Bridal
Tuxedo Mini Dress
This short dress is a bridal take on the traditional tuxedo. Featuring puff sleeves, lace details, and a plunging V-neckline, it's a fun wedding after-party outfit if you want to make a statement. Pair this with a pair of fabulous wedding shoes and get ready for your big after-party entrance.
ASOS DESIGN puff sleeve tux dress with lace inserts and button detail, $64, ASOS
One-Shoulder Midi Dress
Consider this fitted white dress for a tropical-themed bash or summer wedding after-party. The cutout details—from the spaghetti strap one-shoulder to the leg-baring slit—take this look up a notch.
Cinq a Sept Laurile dress, $395, REVOLVE
Comfort and style meet in the form of this glam metallic jumpsuit. The high-banded waist, deep V-neck, and dramatic wide pant leg all bring the heat to this look made of shimmery golden fabric.
Lulus Turn Up metallic pleated v-neck culotte jumpsuit in Silver, $76, Lulus
Polka Dot High Neck Dress
There's no need to stick to a solid color for your after-party look. This long-sleeve midi dress features an allover polka dot print for a fun alternative to the classic little white dress.
Christopher Kane polka dot high neck dress, $1,195, 11 Honoré
If you're always a step ahead of your friends when it comes to trends, this party-ready cape dress is made for you. The fitted sheath dress is classic and chic, but the cape adds the perfect amount of drama.
Adrianna Papell structured cape sheath dress in Ivory, $160, Adrianna Papell
Long Sleeve Sequin Gown
Turn heads in this floor-length, leg-baring gown that would be perfect if you're having an after-party at a formal venue. Between the all-over sequins, cascading ruffle on the skirt, and low-cut neckline, your guests won't be able to look away.
CoEdition Kristin long sleeves sequins gown, $129, CoEdition