Informal Second Wedding Dress Pictures

Amy Hoover
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Dresses for Your Second Nuptials

For many second-time brides, an informal second wedding dress is the perfect choice to wear down the aisle. Brides often choose to go with something a little different when it's their second time around. An informal, casual or unique dress, rather than a traditional ball gown, is a common choice for the bride-to-be. From traditional basic white to colorful dresses to sophisticated gowns, brides have a wide variety of styles to choose from.

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Shirred Chiffon Gown
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Simple Yet Stunning

A floor-length dress can be appropriate while still being informal enough for a bride who is walking down the aisle for a second time. This simple chiffon dress has thick straps, a sweetheart neckline and a rouched bodice. It comes in sizes 0 through 18 and in several colors, including ivory, fawn and gunmetal. A neutral color looks great without emulating a first-time bride.

When choosing a floor-length dress for your second walk down the aisle, it's best to avoid much of a train. The brush train on this dress is the right length - it just sweeps the floor.

Scarlett Sleeveless Lace-Shoulder Gown
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White Dresses

Contrary to tradition, many second-time brides are choosing to wear white. The key to keeping it from looking too over-the-top is to make sure the dress is a basic cut. The short sleeves, sweetheart neckline, lack of embellishment, and barely-there train make this an ideal choice. It comes in sizes 2 through 18.

Purpura Erizo Womens Pleated Halter Neck Chiffon Midi Beach Dress
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Bohemian White Dress

Another way to wear a white dress for a second wedding is to look for one with a casual Bohemian look. The pleated chiffon material on this white dress adds to the Boho vibe without being too trendy, and the overall effect is very casual. This dress, in white, comes in sizes S to XXL. It's a lovely option for a spring or summer garden wedding, or a country/country-western wedding.

Nordstrom - Beaded Pleated Charmeuse Dress & Jacket
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Special Occasion Option

Shopping for a second wedding dress means many brides want one they can wear again. A dress appropriate for any special occasion is informal but still elegant. This pleated charmeuse dress with matching jacket is a beautiful option that can be worn again for another special occasion. It comes in several colors, like gray ombre, almond ombre, and vintage rose, and is available in both petite and regular sizes small through extra large.

Amazon - Kiyonna Aurora Lace Wedding Dress
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Light Lace

Lace is always appropriate for weddings regardless of formality. This ivory long-sleeved number comes in sizes 0X through 4X for the plus size second-time bride. The short length imparts informality while the lace adds elegance. It would look lovely at a simple church or garden ceremony.

Amazon - David's Bridal Women's One Shoulder Chiffon Dress with Petal Detail
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Colorful Options

A second-time bride doesn't have to stick with white, ivory, champagne or other neutrals. Instead, look for a brightly colored dress that suits your personality and wedding location. This one-shoulder dress comes in 20 different colors like apple, peacock, watermelon, and malibu. It's available in sizes 2 through 26 plus. Don it for a festive cruise ship, garden, or outdoor wedding.

R&M Collection 3/4-Sleeve Sequin Lace Jacket Dress
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Civil Ceremony Suit

A pretty suit dress with a jacket is a common option for second-time brides who are having an informal civil service at the courthouse. This light mocha number is appropriate for a casual ceremony, but it still has a pretty and feminine flair. The lace set set comes in sizes 6 through 18.

Clearbridal Women's Tulle Short Prom Party Homecoming Dress With Crystals
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Fun and Flirty Option

A young bride-to-be who is hosting her second wedding many not want to wear a modest dress. Instead, she might opt for a festive dress reminiscent of a party gown. This strapless dress with a full skirt also has a lace overlay, giving it a very fun, bridal look. It's available in sizes 2 through 30.

Amazon - Orifashion Elegant White Long Sleeves V neck Short Dress WDSORJ110
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City Sophistication

An informal dress doesn't have to lack style. The long sleeves and v-neck with waist embellishment on this short dress look perfect for a sophisticated yet informal urban wedding for a bride-to-be the second time around, no matter her age. This white dress comes in sizes 0 through 12.

Amazon - David's Bridal Women's Metallic Chiffon High Low Tiered Dress
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Metallic High-Low Dress

Metallic dresses look festive at late evening weddings and those held around the holidays. Pick up this high-low option for an informal second wedding you're hosting at night. It gives off an urban vibe, so you're sure to feel chic in this number. It comes in metallic petal, mercury, and champagne in sizes 2 through 26 plus.

Eliza J Print Chiffon Maxi Dress
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Print Dress

Dresses with a detailed print often look too busy for a bride-to-be. However, a dress with a basic print in the appropriate setting can be the right choice for a bride's second wedding. This floral dress still looks bridal due to the long length but is casual due to the bright colors and basic print. It would look stunning at a wedding in a formal garden, botanical center, or at the beach. Pick it up in sizes 2 through 16.

Adrianna Papell Cap-Sleeve Illusion Lace Sheath
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Romantic Ribbon Tie

A simple sleeveless knee-length option is informal but interesting with the addition of a shiny ribbon at the waist. Add a bolero jacket to the ensemble if you will be outside in the evening.

Whether you're looking for an informal short or long white wedding dress or something you can wear again and again, there are plenty of beautiful options for your second walk down the aisle.

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Informal Second Wedding Dress Pictures