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9 Second Wedding Dresses To Change Into

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Lots of our brides now search for two distinct looks for their wedding day. For many, the ceremony befits a simpler, more demure style, while the reception provides an opportunity to amp things up in a second wedding dress. End your search here. Below, we’ve created an edit of the best Galia Lahav styles to change into for your reception. Selected from our new couture and GALA collections, Fancy White and GALA IX, there’s a design here to tick every after-party box.

The Ruth

If you’ve chosen an understated design for your ceremony and are now looking for a second dress that makes a more sensual statement, our Ruth gown might be the answer you’ve been looking for. With its daring slit and plunging sheer corset, this dress will make jaws drop.


If you want to move away from the traditional bridal aesthetic after your ceremony, the G-406 could be the one for you. An A-symmetric sleeve and relaxed open back give this dress a highly contemporary edge. Its waist-high slit, anchored with sparkling bows, speaks to womanly self-confidence.

The Joanne

The Joanna is a ballgown with a twist. Make an entrance in the detachable skirt, then surprise your guests by removing it to dance the night away. (Alternatively, your could wear it at your wedding ceremony and take it off before the reception.) With its collar-inspired sweetheart neckline, the French-lace Joanna already plays with the idea of black-tie dressing – perfect for a formal celebration.


G-412‘s stylish tailored silhouette provides a striking outfit change. With its structured corset, smart bow belt and sweeping textured horsehair skirt, this dress is made for a modern princess. What’s more, the delicately pleated skirt’s volume allows room to move, so go ahead and give that dance floor all your best moves.

The Margaret

This Oscar-worthy gown is nothing short of show-stopping. The Margaret is fashion-forward, regal and sexy all at once (what more could you want?). If you’d like to take your guests by surprise by choosing an unconventional yet oh-so-glamorous second wedding dress, this is it.


The romantic G-410 shimmers as it catches candlelight; one of the reasons we so love it for an evening celebration. This, paired with its wintry wrap design and long-sleeves, makes the G-410 particularly lovely for changing into on a cold night.

The Sampaio

An avant-garde bride is well-suited to the couture Sampaio. This hyper-unconvential bridal style is in fact a short jumpsuit with hand-embroidered Swarovski crystal-embellished neckline and long sleeves, and it’s made for a party. Simply drape over the swirling hand-beaded skirt for dinner, then remove it when the real fun begins.


Lightweight, sheer and flowing, the G-408 is beautiful and practical at once. Ethereal fabric is adorned with 3D embellishments to make the dress stand out while limiting adding bulk to the design. Ideal for a bride who wants to feel free – and like a goddess – in her second wedding dress.

The Meghan

This is bridal couture at its finest. The billowing Meghan coat features balloon sleeves and a statement bow that fastens at the waist, meaning it sits perfectly over any of our couture gowns. On a cool day or evening, as you move from one venue to the next, simply don this spectacular garment for a dramatically different look. Trust us, it’ll make you feel instantly magnificent.

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Lauren Hepburn | October 30, 2019

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