15 beautiful wedding dresses that you can easily re-wear to work
Even though wedding gowns are meant to be worn on a very special occasion, it doesn’t mean they can’t have more than one purpose. Long gone is the expectation of having to wear an elaborate, princess-style gown. With everyday retailers offering more options for affordable bridal wear, your wedding dress is not necessarily fated to have a 24-hour lifespan.
Some gown designs are so versatile, they can be worn to other events…and even to work! The thought of wearing your wedding gown to the office might sound absurd, but trust, with the right additions and accessories, you can take that bridal gown from the ballroom to the boardroom! Plus, if you’re spending $100+ on a dress, you might as well try to wear it more than once!
Our only warning? Skip on bringing leftover spaghetti to work that day, just in case. Here are 15 easy-to-wear wedding dresses that can be easily transformed into the perfect work outfit.
Beloved and Beyond Dress in Ivory, Modcloth, $175.00, 1950s Ivory Delores Sleeved Swing Dress, Unique Vintage, $88, Stop Staring! Plus Size Ivory Billion Dollar Baby Wiggle Dress, Unique Vintage, $162
Fit and flare dresses and pencil silhouettes SCREAM retro. These can give you some Mad Men steeze, whether you’re invoking Betty Draper or Joan Holloway. With these styles you’re instantly ready for the office.
Retro glam and mod-style
Other throwback bridal styles, like the ’50s-era glam gown on the right and the above mod dresses are also very transitional. Add some black tights to the middle A-line dress and you’re set.
Stylish sleeves and sheer necklines
Lace sleeves are subtle detail that can help make a dress either formal or more casual.
Business lace? Sign us up.
Adding a colorful cardigan and statement jewelry will turn your bridal gown into the work outfit of your dreams.
Simple stylish silhouettes
Bright belts will add a pop of color to your gown. Throw a blazer over pencil-cut silhouettes, like the one on the right and you will be the ultimate Wedding Working Girl.