Picking out a wedding gown should be a total gas. And while the dress you wear on your wedding day should be special, it shouldn’t be so special that you can never wear it again–and we’re not talking about a second or third marriage, either. Luckily, there are plenty of unique wedding dresses and other beautiful gowns that can serve that dual purpose.
1. ’70s Style
If you’re totally smitten with the trendy but eternal look of the 1970s, you’ll love this dress. This beautiful mini dress is white and features dramatic wide sleeves. It has a simple design, but its crochet cutouts on the arms and midsection make it a bit more elegant and subtly sexy. We like a loose hairstyle with this piece that’s not impeded by any veils. Add cork, platform sandals and a small, local bouquet to finish the retro look. After your wedding day, you can easily wear this piece in the early spring and on brisk summer days for years to come. Priced at a more than affordable $148.
2. Blush Maxi Dress
If you prefer a long, flowing dress, this is a great piece to consider. Its light pink hue is gorgeous and gives off a Greek goddess vibe. Add a flower crown and some simple, gladiator sandals and your wedding day look is set. After your wedding day, you can wear this piece to summer cocktail parties and brunches. Priced at $168.
3. Lilac Lace
Lace is always appropriate to wear on one’s wedding day and this piece has it in spades. We love this piece’s light lilac color — although it does come in white — and its swing silhouette. If you want to dress this dress up, we suggest adding a vintage, blush veil, and a cascading bouquet filled with purple and white blooms. Dress it down by opting to go barefoot and carrying a lose bouquet of flowers from your garden. Wear this dress all through the warmer months at any outdoor event. Priced at $168.
4. Wedding Romper
Don’t want to wear a dress on the big day? We don’t blame you. And that’s why we love the idea of a wedding romper. This piece is just as elegant as any wedding gown but so much funkier. Wear it with sandals or clogs and a woven crown. After the wedding it can basically be worn anywhere at any time of day because this piece is that fashionable. Priced at $1,500.
5. Fitted Maxi
If you’re looking for a form-fitting dress, consider this. It features a chest keyhole and a slit up the front. Play up its princess vibes by wearing a subtle tiara and a classic pair of flirty heels. You can wear this dress from the spring, summer, and into the fall by easily adding accessories for extra warmth and different types of shoes to take it from a dressed up look to casually flirty.
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