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10 Wedding Dresses That Don't Feel Overly Bridal

Because you might *actually* want to wear it again.

Design by Dana Tepper

These days, more and more brides are bucking tradition for a little fun (and a lot of money-saving). Think: city hall weddings and party receptions, smaller/more intimate gatherings, and budget Etsy finds. So shouldn't your dress switch things up, too? Instead of one-day-and-done wearing, try one of these gowns, which are beautiful enough for the wedding but don't scream BRIDE when you wear them again. (Which you will.)

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This short, lacy number is absolutely perfect for a garden venue or a jaunt to city hall. 

Long Sleeve Lace Mini Dress, $258; asos.com

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This vintage-inspired number is rose-hued and *gorgeous* on, with its high neck and bead work. 

Adona Dress, $570; bhldn.com

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This two-piece creates the ultimate modern-meets-vintage vibe, and can be split up for future wear. 

Gemini Two Piece, $588; thereformation.com

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A jumpsuit for your wedding? Yes. All the yeses. 

V-neck Lace Jumpsuit, $140; davidsbridal.com

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This tiered tulle gown is fairytale-princess-worthy without being stuffy. Throw on a neutral sweater or a colorful top, and you've got a completely new look. 

A Glimmer of Elope, $350; modcloth.com

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Beach wedding? Check. 

Sleeveless Bella Maxi, $203; flynnskye.com

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Perhaps the most traditional of the bunch, it's still versatile—AKA a quick dye-job and you're good to go post-wedding. 

Lace Maxi Dress, $127, lulus.com

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Strut Walk down the aisle in this flapper dress, swing your hips at the reception, smile knowingly that you and this fab little number have many wears to come.

Feather Flapper Dress, $1,200; jcrew.com

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Hello, bohemian bride! This bell-sleeved dress is great for outdoor weddings and flower crowns—or wear it as the perfect reception (read: dancing) dress.

Love Story Lace Dress, $162; showmeyourmumu.com

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This embroidered number is ideal to go from wedding ceremony to dinner party.

Tularosa X Revolve Cliffside Gown, $348; revolve.com

Design by Dana Tepper
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