11 Casual Bride Dresses for the Post-Wedding Brunch

Modern weddings can carry on for days and feature multiple events, including the post-wedding brunch. This delightful event is more than an occasion for drinking mimosas and eating eggs Benedict: It's a stress-free occasion that takes place the day after the wedding when the newlyweds have experienced some much-deserved rest. The post-wedding brunch allows for out-of-town guests to say a longer goodbye and it ensures that everyone can discuss what they loved about the wedding.

So, what's a bride to wear to wear to the post-wedding brunch? We love a post-wedding brunch dress that's casual, fresh and lovely. We prefer ivory or white, whether it is a solid white or a white backdrop that features a delicate floral print. White keeps the bridal theme going, but it can have many incarnations, from a breezy sundress to to an elegant lace dress to a lightweight dress featuring embroidery. Here, we've made a list of gorgeous brunch dresses from Anthropologie, ASOS and Nordstrom. They range from casual to sophisticated, and any one will keep you chic during your post-nuptial bliss.

Bride and Groom at wedding lunch
Anthropologie Petunia Shift Dress white and floral photo

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Anthropologie Petunia Shift Dress

A 1960s-style shift, this sweet style is perfect for a post-wedding brunch with friends. It is a sleeveless dress made of cool cotton with a rayon lining that features a halter-style neck and scalloped trim at the arms and hem. Threads of yellow and chocolate are embroidered to create a botanical line drawing that reaches across the front of the dress to the back. So clever. This design is refined and flattering. ($190; anthropologie.com)

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Ted Baker London Karsali Elegance Scallop Skater Dress with florals photo

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Ted Baker London Karsali Elegance Scallop Skater Dress

Similar to Kate Spade in the U.S., Ted Baker London is a quintessentially British brand famous for its use of classic silhouettes that feature distinctive patterns and colors. True to the brand, this flattering skater dress is designed with charming details. We love the enchanting watercolor blooms that float across the white fabric. Another stylish feature, the scallop-trimmed edges, are incorporated at the hem and arms. And the short skirt length is flirty while retaining some modesty. ($279; nordstrom.com)

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Davids Bridal Studio Illusion Lace Dress with Black Contrast Ribbon photo

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DB Studio Illusion Lace Dress with Contrast Ribbon

If you like your style infused with some sex appeal, then this dress from DB Studio is for you. The sheath silhouette hugs the curves in a classic way, plus it features an illusion mesh inset at the plunging, scalloped neckline to keep the look sexy-yet-classy. We love how the graphic floral lace pops against the beige lining and how the contrasting grosgrain ribbon belt highlights the waist. Bonus: The open back shows some skin. ($170; davidsbridal.com)

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ASOS Design Double Layer Midi Embroidered Dress with Long Sleeves photo

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ASOS Design Double Layer Midi Embroidered Dress with Long Sleeves

This ASOS dress is an absolute masterpiece as a post-wedding brunch style. We love that its foundation is a lightweight, ivory chiffon that floats like a summer mist. The classic cut features a scoop neck and there are delicate lace inserts on the outside of the sleeves, at the waist and on the hem. Our favorite detail is the bold floral embroidery that is created from gorgeous shades of pink, red, purple, yellow and olive. ($119; asos.com)

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Bloomingdales Parker Herley Asymmetric Floral Dress photo

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Parker Herley Asymmetric Floral Dress

This is no ordinary dress, but we wouldn't expect ordinary from New York-based Parker clothing, which produces elegant dresses with a hint of edginess. The silhouette of this dress is so unusual, with its offset front slit and asymmetrical hem. The look is heightened by a dainty floral print created from red, pink, olive, yellow and lilac flowers. Made of refined silk, this dress features shirring and a keyhole detail at the neckline. Bonus: The sleeveless blouson bodice and elasticized smocked waistband will keep you comfy as you sip your mimosas. ($388; bloomingdales.com)

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Farm Rio Eloisa Floral Dress photo

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Farm Rio Eloisa Floral Dress

The Farm Rio brand began at a Brazilian fashion fair booth, but it has grown into one of Brazil's most recognizable labels for dressing for the sun. The brand's trademark feminine details are embedded in this exclusive Anthropologie dress. Made of a diaphanous polyester with a viscose lining, this dress features a easy-breezy silhouette and a loose floral pattern. The v-neck is trimmed in crochet details and the elasticized waist allows for the ease of pullover styling and total comfort. ($230; anthropologie.com)

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Maya Sheath Dress with white lace photo

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Maya Sheath Dress

This Maya Sheath dress manages to be both sexy and sweet, which makes sense, as this is the forte of Lilly Pulitzer designs. The bodice is tailored to hug every curve, and the ladder lace details create flattering lines amid the floral lace. The feminine flutter sleeves and knee length keep this dress ladylike enough for a wedding brunch held anywhere, from a Michelin-starred restaurant to your parents' backyard. ($248; lillypulitzer.com)

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Fraiche By J Ruffle Midi Dress photo

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Fraiche By J Ruffle Midi Dress

This dress is perfect for the most laid-back of post-wedding brunches. It's such a light and airy frock in snowy white that it oozes easygoing charm. We love the lightweight fabric and delicate ruffles in this longline sundress that ties at the shoulders. The scooped neck with front keyhole will keep you cool while the elastic waist means it's great to slip on if it's hot out. Still, it's lined in rayon to be less revealing. The silhouette floats over the body and the dress doesn't cling to any spot. ($99; nordstrom.com)

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Charles Henry Crepe Off-the-Shoulder Short Sheath Dress photo

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Charles Henry Crepe Off-the-Shoulder Short Sheath Dress

Meredith Fisher, the young designer behind Charles Henry, creates collections that are always feminine without being frilly. That vibe comes to life in this off-the-shoulder sheath dress made of crepe fabric. It is elegant and sophisticated, and it features a graceful off-the-shoulder flounce. This is the perfect dress to accent with some stiletto sandals and glitzy earrings. ($60; davidsbridal.com)

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Antonio Melani Ada High Neck Lace A-Line Midi Dress photo

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Antonio Melani Ada High Neck Lace A-Line Midi Dress

Private label Antonio Melani, created by the late designer Vince Camuto, always produces high-quality pieces that combine elegance, attitude and pure style. This midi dress features lace fabrication in a pretty white tone and an A-line silhouette that's universally flattering. We love the additional flourishes of a mandarin neckline and elbow sleeves; together they elevate this dress to a higher level of sophistication. ($219; dillards.com)

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DB Studio Tiered Lace Short Dress with Illusion High Neck photo

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DB Studio Tiered Lace Short Dress with Illusion High Neck

This lace dress from DB Studio provides some swingy movement in the tiered skirt, which is so romantic. But the top is more tailored, featuring an illusion lace neckline over a princess silhouette lining. We love the scallop finish of the mandarin collar, which is so fashionable for summer. In soft ivory, this dress is the perfect blend of comfort-meets-chic. ($160; davidsbridal.com)

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