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.
Monique Lhuillier Cap-Sleeve Lace Sheath Cocktail Dress ($398)
It’s short, it’s lacy, and it’s perfect for a springtime soirée.