Dresses for Your Second Nuptials
A few pictures can help you decide on the style for your informal second marriage wedding dress. You can find informal or casual basic white dresses and more colorful sophisticated styles to make your wedding extra special.
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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 scoop neckline, and gorgeous layering. It comes in sizes 2 through 26 Plus and in several colors in addition to classic white, including blue, champagne, periwinkle, and even lime.
When choosing a floor-length dress for your second walk down the aisle, it's best to avoid much of a train. This dress extends down to the floor but doesn't have a train.
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. That doesn't mean it has to be boring or look any less like a wedding dress than a first-time bride's selection. This dress has a long floral-appliqued skirt, ruched bodice, and mesh detail at the neck one would expect from a traditional wedding gown, but it's just as suitable for a second-time bride. It's available in sizes 2 through 16 and would be perfect for a daytime ceremony in a small church, garden, or even on the beach.
Bohemian White Dress
Another way to wear a white dress for a second wedding is to look for one with a casual Bohemian look. You may even get to wear this dress again and again, no wedding necessary. It's lace, but it's also only ankle-length and has a layered, asymmetric hem that isn't typical of wedding dresses. Get it in small through XX-large and choose from white, apricot, rose red, green, or gray. Add a pair of strappy sandals and you'll be ready to say "I do" anywhere from a courthouse to a flash wedding in a fun public place.
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 striped A-line dress is perfect for a woman of any age, who likes to get the most out of any garment she buys. This certainly won't be wedding-exclusive and has a timeless appeal. The simple scoop neck, sleeveless style, and A-line skirt will look great on most body types. It's available in sizes 2 through 16. This dress will be at home in any informal venue you choose, inside or outside.
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. Ladies don't need to worry about bra straps showing, either, as it includes a nude liner beneath the lace on the bodice. It would look lovely at a simple church or garden ceremony.
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 sassy one-shoulder style is available in tangerine, royal blue, cyan, olive green, burgundy, sunbeam, and more. Don it for a festive cruise ship, garden, or outdoor wedding. Sizes include 2 through 26 Plus.
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 soft neutral number is appropriate for a casual ceremony, but it still has a pretty and feminine flair. The jacket is removable, so feel free to take it off for post-ceremony festivities. The sequined set comes in pewter/frost, navy, and plum, in sizes 6 through 18 Plus.
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. A second-time bride who wants to change from a more formal dress to something a little flirty for a reception may find this the perfect solution. It's available in sizes 2 through 30.
Vintage City Sophistication
A knee-length, off-the-shoulder dress has a classy vintage vibe without all the fuss of a traditional ballgown. Get this one in soft pink or blue, or go with a deeper shade like burgundy, red, or navy blue. It's available in sizes 2 through 26 Plus. Wear it to the courthouse, in an outdoor wedding, or in whatever casual environment you'd like to have your ceremony. Then wear it again for date night with your new spouse.
Metallic Sequined Dress
Beaded and sequined dresses look festive at evening weddings and those held around the holidays. Pick up this short, sleeveless sheath style option for an informal second wedding you're hosting at night or even in the late afternoon/evening. It's available in sizes 2 through 16. This dress definitely says "bride" but you'll also be free enough in it to dance the night away comfortably after the ceremony. You could even wear it with a denim jacket if it's chilly.
Dresses with a detailed print often look too busy for a bride-to-be. However, a dress with a stunning watercolor 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 medium through extra-large.
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. It comes in sizes 2 through 20.
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.