50 Second-Look Wedding Dresses Perfect for Dancing the Night Away

Twenty pounds of beading, a ten foot train—you’ve never envisioned getting married in anything else. There’s just one tiny problem: None of the above is exactly dance floor-friendly. We’re definitely not suggesting you give up your dreams of walking down the aisle in a striking gown, but we are suggesting going all Meghan Markle and changing into something a little more twirl-worthy. Here are 50 second-look dresses that bring the party.

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Ruffle Off-the-shoulder Dress

A different kind of flutter sleeve.

Cinq a Sept ($445)


Strapless Flare Gown

Rock a princess gown for the ceremony, then slip into something less fussy.

Willoby ($995)


Pop-over Midi

Because you want to show off the shoes.

Vince Camuto ($168)


Slit Crepe Gown

Major Angelina Jolie leg vibes.

Dress the Population ($288)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sequin Flutter Maxi

We’d wear this to every party if we could.

Attico ($2,943)


Lace Sheath

Lace = built in ventilation for summer weddings.

Bardot ($119)


Convertible Maxi

Beach wedding? Kick off your heels and dance by the bonfire in a breezy maxi.

Show Me Your Mumu ($184)


Long-sleeve Lace Mini

One word: sultry.

ML Monique Lhuillier ($395)


Off-the-shoulder Ruffle Dress

This is how you do off-the-shoulder.

C/MEO Collective ($225)


Sequin Gown

PSA: Sturdy straps will keep your dress from falling down when your fave song comes on.

Dress the Population ($308)


20s Inspired Midi

That flapper life.

Pisarro Nights ($130)


Pop-over Gown

Just picture those ruffles on the dance floor.

Tadashi Shoji ($828)


Knit Sheath

No jewelry needed.

Marina ($199)

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Column Gown With Leg Slit

Traditional column dresses aren’t super easy to move in. But a high slit changes everything.

Jenny Packham ($273)


Feather Cocktail Dress

New Year’s Eve brides, this one’s for you.

Badgley Mischka ($795)


Plunging Wrap Dress

Swish from one end of the dance floor to the next.

Joanna August ($695)


Tulle Gown

Talk about embellishments.

Pisarro Nights ($248)


Chiffon Midi

Get ready for your Marilyn Monroe moment.

Dress the Population ($198)


Pearl Trim Midi

Ladylike is an understatement.

Gal Meets Glam Collection ($168)

Bergdorf Goodman

Sequin Sheath

Transform the off-white sequins to gold with the brush of a hand. Magic.

Galvan ($1,295)


Color-block Gown

Who says you need to keep things traditional for the party?

Mac Duggal ($398)

Bergdorf Goodman

Front-zip Gown

Edgy brides, we got you.

Alexis ($307)

Bergdorf Goodman

Wide-leg Jumpsuit

We said it before and we’ll say it again: Jumpsuits are a dance floor’s BFF.

Halston Heritage ($475)

Bergdorf Goodman

Sequin Fringe Cocktail Dress

Made for KiraKira on the dance floor.

Oscar de la Renta ($7990)

Saks Fifth Avenue

High-low Gown


Alexis ($1,075)

Saks Fifth Avenue

3d Lace Gown

Show some leg without actually showing leg.

Milly ($477)


Full Skirt Midi

Sparkly belt optional.

C/MEO Collective ($221)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sequin Slip Dress

Art Deco in dress form.

Basix Black Label ($474)


Lace Flounce Sheath

Garden party gold.

Adrianna Papell ($78)


Trumpet Gown

Business below, party up top.

Hayley Paige ($4,670)


Long-sleeve Sequin Dress

You knew the sequins were coming.

Dress the Population ($254)


High-neck Gown

Quite possibly the most flattering neckline of all time.

Laundry by Shelli Segal ($147)

Bergdorf Goodman

Ombré Feather Cocktail Dress


Pamella Roland ($5,390)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Silk Dress

Silk just feels fancy.

Likely ($188)

Bergdorf Goodman

Off-the-shoulder Jumpsuit

You will actually wear this one again.

Alexis ($604)


Sequin Mini


Dress the Population ($198)


Flamenco Lace Gown

As if you needed an excuse to get married in Spain.

Bronx and Banco ($345)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sequin Shift Dress

A little bit '20s and a lot fun.

Parker Black ($538)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Tiered Gown

Twirling mandatory.

Solace London ($1,040)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Lace Racerback Midi

Just as wow-worthy as the first dress.

Jonathan Simkhai ($478)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Asymmetrical Tulle Gown

Do it for the flower crown.

Cinq a Sept ($318)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Eyelet Ruffle Dress

Made for vineyard weddings.

Johanna Ortiz ($539)


Embroidered Sequin Midi

If Posh Spice were a wedding dress.

Nookie ($359)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Strapless Ruffle Dress

Life of the party.

Maggie Marilyn ($530)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Embroidered Sheath

Prim and proper has never looked so fun.

Alberta Ferretti ($809)


Jacquard Fit And Flare

Shine on, baby.

Dress the Population ($208)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sequin Column Dress

A white faux fur shrug is the cherry on top.

Marc Jacobs ($995)


Halter Gown

If this is gown number two, we can’t even imagine gown number one.

Tadashi Shoji ($748)


A-line Gown

Romantic. Ethereal. Comfortable. 

Jenny by Jenny Yoo ($1,100)