Confête’s Ultimate Guide: What to Wear to Your Wedding After-Party

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 model wearing a bride after-party outfit

You’ve planned a romantic ceremony and a wonderful reception for your wedding day, but you want to keep the party going afterward. How do you prolong the best day of your life? Plan to host an after-party!

If you’ve decided to throw a wedding after-party (which is becoming increasingly popular these days), you might want to change into a bridal after-party outfit that is appropriate for the occasion. We’re thinking shorter hems, a bit of texture, and a lot of fun! Wedding after parties can typically last into the early morning hours, so if you’re wondering what to wear for a wedding after party, we encourage you to find something you’ll want to dance and party in for hours as you continue the celebration of your wedding day!

Check out our curated selection of fabulous wedding after-party outfits!

The Party Minis

model wearing wedding after-party attire

Your wedding after-party attire will likely be more fun and casual than your wedding dress. Wedding dresses are often quite formal – of course – but your wedding after-party dress might be your chance to better showcase your personality!

Regardless of what you decide to wear for a wedding after-party, go ahead and shorten your hemline and select a dress you can easily dance in. If you are a fan of sophisticated, understated dresses with a touch of bling, we suggest our Reem Silky Mini Dress with Rhinestone Straps. This mini dress features a silky fabric with a twist detail at the bust and dainty rhinestone straps. If you’re looking for the ultimate party girl dress that is more on the bolder side, we suggest the Elle Tulle Mini Dress or the Blakely Bow Back Mini Dress. Go all out with layers of poofy tulle, or make a statement with a large bow and a flowing train. No matter which mini you decide on, this bride after-party outfit idea is sure to turn heads!


model wearing wedding after-party tulle dress

Unlike the wedding ceremony and reception, the wedding after-party has only one thing to accomplish – continuing the fun for you and all of your guests! Not sure what to wear for a wedding after-party? Why not go with tulle for your bride after-party outfit? Tulle is a super versatile fabric that can look elevated and add interest to an outfit with its unique texture. For your most dramatic entrance yet, try our White Tulle High-Low Maxi Dress. This number is whimsical and is sure to make a statement. It features a high-low style and tiers of frothy, billowing tulle. 

If you like the short and sweet vibes and want to focus on dancing and movement, we think the Waldorf Tulle Mini dress in cream will be perfect for you. This dress is delicate and features smaller tiers of tulle, putting more of the focus on you. The waist is elasticized, and the skirt hits mid-thigh, making this a bride after-party outfit you can let loose in. Pair it with a fun bridal hair accessory to take this ensemble to the next level!

Sequins & Feathers

model wearing feathered after-party outfit

If you’re deciding what to wear for a wedding after-party that will easily make a statement and speak for itself, we recommend playing with tons of texture. In addition to tulle, we love sequins and feathers when we want to add interest to our eventwear. Sequins are a sparkly dream and look wonderful under bright lights and into the wee hours of the morning. Feathers are soft and offer a bit of movement, giving your after-party outfit delicate and feminine vibes.

If you want to experiment with sequins and feathers in your wedding after-party attire, consider something like the Petrea Dress. This dress has a geometric pattern outlined by bright white sequins. The scoop neckline is balanced out by the feathered trim at the bottom. This dress is an after-party dream. We also love the Lou Lou Ivory Sequin Mini Dress with Feathers. This dress has a sheath silhouette with a v-neckline and a feathered hem. This one gives us all of the 1920s vibes. 


model wearing a fringe after-party dress

If you’re not the biggest fan of tulle and feathers, we have another textured recommendation for you. Wearing a bit of fringe is a low-key way to add a bit of drama to your wedding after-party outfit. 

Consider our Amina Sequin Fringe Mini Dress if you’re looking for simplicity mixed with a major fun factor. This dress is understated yet would pair perfectly with any accessories you choose. Wow your after-party guests with a strapless dress completed with delicate crystal fringe.

Let’s Dress Up

Still wondering what to wear for a wedding after-party? Confête’s got you covered with all the dresses, accessories, and everything else that you need to continue the celebration of your wedding day. We hope this got you excited to pick out your wedding after-party outfit. After all, this is one of the most important days of your life! Shop Confête to celebrate every milestone and for all your special event dresses.