You’ve obsessed over your wedding gown – and perhaps purchased a reception dress, too – but have you considered what you’ll wear when you exit your celebration? Whether you’re heading to a suite at a luxury hotel or sweeping straight to the airport to jet off to your honeymoon, you won’t want to step out in a full-length gown. Peruse these chic post-wedding ensembles for brides and see which direction you want your wardrobe to take.
A ladylike shirtdress in a luxurious fabric will take you anywhere you want to go. We love this sweetly demure three-quarter-sleeve dress by Carolina Herrera made in a lovely bubble-jacquard that adds a touch formality appropriate for a bride.
Rompers are all the rage right now, and brides are embracing them for a playful post-wedding look. Monique Lhuillier's "Indie" long-sleeve romper blends the fun silhouette and exquisite white lace for a unique effect that is undeniably bridal.
A white or ivory skirt suit looks particularly bride-appropriate with lace embellishments. The ensemble shown here consists of Oscar de la Renta's "Clover" guipure-trimmed tweed jacket with coordinating skirt, and it couldn’t be a prettier pairing.
More formal than a skirt, a structured dress also looks lovely with a smart matching jacket. Monique Lhuillier’s "Jackie" sleeveless shift dress and coordinating jacket in ivory crinkle jacquard captures the chic and sophisticated statement this ensemble makes.
Cocktail dresses fall into the semiformal category and work best for an evening or late-night wedding exit. This gorgeous quipure-lace cocktail dress by Oscar de la Renta pairs a prim silhouette with unlined sleeves for just a hint of sexiness – the perfect note to hit while en route to your bridal suite.