Ellis bridals embellished dress

12 fabulous second wedding dresses

Wow your guests and your new spouse with a dazzling evening wedding dress!

Your wedding day is your chance to wear a gown like no other you have worn before. Your wedding dress should be your dream dress, even if that means a fishtail that’s a little tricky to walk long distances in or a full princess dress that requires guests to make room for your arrival.


The only downside to choosing pretty over practical is that sometimes a bride finds that the dress can only be worn for short periods of time. As in, less than the duration of a wedding day…

If you suspect you and your dress may be facing this dilemma, then we’re here to help. While a second wedding dress may seem extravagant, there are lots of high street picks that won’t break the bank but will leave you free to whip out your dance moves at the disco.

Of course, a second wedding dress isn’t only for those with larger gowns, they’re also a great idea for brides who are torn between two looks or fancy wowing guests with a show-stopping second gown. Hey, we totally wouldn’t blame anyone who wants to wear two wedding dresses instead of just the one.

For all of you double dress brides out there, we quite happily scoured the shops and boutiques for some of the most stunning evening wedding dresses. We’ve found some gorgeous short length dresses for brides wishing for a sexier evening look, as well as fabulously floaty and light numbers and, of course, shimmering and sparkling gowns that are party perfect.

All you need to do now is decide on your look and whip out your debit card, because you’re going to want to order a selection to try on. Happy shopping!

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Needle and Thread Dress

Super-cute with just a hint of sexiness, this is second wedding dress perfection. Leilah, Needle & Thread at Net-A-Porter, £445

Needle & Thread Wedding Dress

Thanks to Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, sleeves have made a huge comeback and we love this long-sleeved beauty. Eleanor, Needle & Thread at Net-A-Porter, £380

ASOS Wedding Dress

A touch of sparkle is always welcome at an evening do. Sequin cami wedding dress, ASOS, £180

Strapless ASOS Wedding Dress

A modern take on a traditional look, we’re in love with this ASOS creation. Structured bandeau wedding dress, ASOS, £150

Ellis Bridals Embellished Gown

For vintage movie star vibes, this embellished gown is unbeatable. Style 18115, Ellis Bridals, £POA

Ghost Silk Dress

Slinky and chic, this dress is pure simplistic sophistication. Bella, Ghost at Next, £245

Next Lace Bridal Gown

We love this lacy, strapless number – it’s perfect for a wedding abroad! Strapless lace bridal dress, Next, £240

Arlo by Watters

Boho brides will adore this cut-out, flared sleeve floaty number. Arlo, Watters, £POA

Monsoon Wedding Dress

Off-the-shoulder styles are so 2019 and so naturally this stunner makes our list. Grace midi dress, Monsoon, £249

Missguided evening wedding dress

We love an asymmetric shoulder detail. Scuba one shoulder mini dress, Missguided, £32

Alex Perry Dress

This is a total power dress and perfect for city chic weddings. Kira stretch midi dress, Alex Perry at Net-A-Porter, £840

Rasario dress

Who says you need to stick with white or ivory? Not us! We love this silver show-stopper. One shoulder sequinned gown, Rasario at Net-A-Porter, £1,130


Finish the look with beautiful hair accessories for your wedding day.