6 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for Second-Time Brides (PHOTOS)

wedding dressEven though the season is halfway over, summer nuptials are still in full swing -- which is great news if you love cake and the occasional toss of a bouquet. And in the heat, I always give summer brides credit -- it's no easy task trumping down the aisle in those big, bustly, and heavy wedding gowns.

The dress is, after all, why we go to a wedding. Picking the right one is a HUGE deal. And it's just as important for brides who walk down the aisle for a second or third time.

You don't want something too frumpy, too frilly, or too reminiscent of your first gown. Right? Right. And you don't want to look like an overstuffed cream puff, either. Your dress should capture your new stage of happiness. So in the spirit of the season, check out six of our favorite fashionable and feminine wedding gowns that make any try at happy ever after a pretty one.

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Would you wear something without all the bells & whistles to walk down the aisle a second time?

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aReal... aRealteenMother

The only one I liked was the beaded lace, but I guess if this is for a second wedding, it's probably for a woman older than me lol.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

If you're wearing a white dress for your second wedding then I have a good idea why your first marriage failed...

kelli... kelli0585

Why, Rhonda?  

court... courtneyrachel

Or, Rhonda, you could have just been a stupid kid and married someone absolutely wrong for you and didn't have a wedding so you didn't get the dress of your dreams. Now you're marrying Prince Charming and want to look like a princess, as in my case. How about we lighten up on the judgement a little and understand relationships aren't always meant to be?

DebaLa DebaLa

#1 and #3. Elegant and sleek. And I would have worn them as the 1st wedding dress.

Mandago Mandago

Rhonda's comment was a joke, meant to imply that a second-time bride in a white dress never consummated her first marriage. Lighten up, guys!

Eques... EquestrianMom

Shoot, for my first marriage my ex was too cheap to let me buy a "real dress" I wore a white broom skirt and a button up long sleeve shirt, I felt STUPID on my wedding day! And when He was drunk before we walked down the isle, I was way close to calling it off. Hindsight is always 20/20!

 This time around, I am engaged again, and yup, I am buying a "real" a line, ballgown, sweetheart necklined dress! An honest to goodness, make me feel purty, dress :) Cause I can! And I'm wearing white, with bright red shoes, cause why not :P

George Keel

Those dresses are stunning!Thanks so much for sharing them with us.I have some dresses and accessories on my website. If you are interested, you can visit it (www.umybridal.com):-)

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