These Party Pieces Would Make the Most Traditional Bride Want an Outfit Change

Back in the day, you could say weddings were more of a traditional affair, with one big dress and a rather formal dinner with your nearest and dearest. Now, the idea of how, when and where nuptials should take place is much more fluid. Modern weddings can last anywhere from a couple of hours at the town hall to week-long far-off escapades—you do you, we say. 

But whichever way you choose to celebrate your love—traditional or not—if it involves an excuse for multiple outfit changes, all the better for it in our opinion. Especially when there are so many jaw-droppingly beautiful, out-of-the-box bridal outfits out there now. Everywhere from the high street and more affordable contemporary brands to luxury designers are upping the stakes in bridalwear and adding cute minidresses, sparkles, feathers and fun into their collections—it seems a shame to pick just one style. 


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The chances are you’ll probably be having an evening session at your wedding whatever you’re doing, and (speaking from personal experience) if you’ve chosen a more traditional dress for the ceremony, after a full day wearing it, you may start to feel a *little* uncomfortable. If you’re planning on truly letting your hair down in the evening, it just makes sense to have a little party number to change into as you dance the night away. 

Don’t fret, though—we’re not here to stress you out with one more thing to add to your already overflowing to-do list. If you’re interested in finding a fab wedding evening party outfit, we’ve already done the hard work for you. (You can thank us later.) Keep scrolling, and you’ll find our edit of the very best styles out there right now for an impressive outfit change. Whether you’re into the idea of a shorter style, some added drama, a more relaxed number or even just changing up your accessories, we’ve got you covered. 

1. Minidresses


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Gone long in the day? Why not go mini at night?

2. Feathers & Sequins


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It's a big day, right? You might as well go all out with some drama. 

3. Relaxed Slip Dresses


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Take a weight off and slip into something a little looser for a night you won't forget. 

4. Party Feet


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A simple change of shoes can turn your wedding outfit into a party-ready look. 

5. Wow Accessories


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Don't forget the accessories. Add some sparkle and a cute bag either to your day dress or your new outfit, and it will instantly feel more fun. 

Up Next: The Wedding Wardrobe: A Fantasy Capsule for All Brides-to-Be

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.