The Indecisive Bride’s Guide: Choosing the Right Gown the Second Time Around

Attention, brides getting married for the second, third, or even fourth time: yes, you can wear white!

While it’s true that white used to indicate virginity and purity, it has also been a symbol of joy and celebration for centuries. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s uncouth to wear white – that is your prerogative as a bride, regardless of how many weddings you’ve had.

White aside, there are a few rules of thumb to follow when selecting your new dress. Generally speaking, your second dress should be slightly understated compared to the dress worn in your first wedding. Veils are fine, so long as they aren’t the traditional blusher veil which covers the bride’s entire face and is generally a symbol of innocence, purity, etc.

Some remarrying brides rock blush, lavender and champagne coloured dresses in many different lengths and styles. You might even want to consider a chic pantsuit – that’s right, a subtle homage to Carrie Bradshaw for all the SITC fans out there.

The choice is really up to you, and the most important thing is that your outfit reflects your personality, lifestyle and unique taste. Below are some lovely samples of my personal faves for the second time around!