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Make a changeup with a fabulous second dress for your wedding reception

It used to be that women would seek out just the one wedding dress, but today brides look for two or even three different outfits for their big day. These alternate “reception dresses” are often less traditional than the ceremony gown. “When brides think of a reception dress they are really thinking of comfort, something a bit more fun and sexier, and definitely a dress that will be great for dancing,” explains Michael Grant, Moda Operandi’s senior buyer and designer of ready-to-wear. A bride may choose to change her look before the cocktail hour, just before the reception, halfway through the party or for the after-party. “It’s important to really tap into the energy levels of the evening and how you want to feel in ea ...