If women have one big gripe about wedding dress shopping, it’s that it seems a bit impractical and unreasonable to drop a ton of cash on an item that you’re only going to wear one time. Wedding gowns aren’t exactly items that you want to wear on any other occasion; most of the time, they just don’t seem appropriate for anything else.
The key word there? Most. We perused the overwhelmingly dense wedding market and came up with 11 dresses (well, one of them’s an awesome jumpsuit) you would absolutely want to wear again after your big day.
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Vanessa Bruno Athé Shift Dress with Scalloped Neckline ($448)
This dress doubles as a great casual cocktail dress and the most ethereal wedding dress ever.
Sophia Kokosalaki Metis Tulle-Covered Silk Gown ($3,510)
A gorgeous wedding gown turns perfect fancy-evening dress for taking in a play or attending an important family gathering.
J.Crew Feather Flutter Dress ($1,950)
Feathers and a hint of black automatically make this cocktail-length dress more transitional than your average wedding gown.
Roland Mouret Jansen Stretch-Crepe Gown ($3,800)
Mouret’s signature architectural style translates well way beyond the wedding day.
Reformation Isabel Dress ($288)
Opting for a wedding dress in a subtle slate tone instantly makes this dress rewearable on a ton of occasions.
Nicole Miller Merril Bridal Gown ($1,100)
If it has a peplum, you can wear it for multiple events. That’s a rule, right?
Monique Lhuillier Cap-Sleeve Lace Sheath Cocktail Dress ($398)
It’s short, it’s lacy, and it’s perfect for a springtime soirée.
ASOS Lace Back Wrap Front Maxi Dress ($105)
Is it a wedding dress or a casual maxi dress perfect for a summer day? Trick question. It’s both!