The reception dress has been taken to a new level. These days, brides just want to let their hair down and party. After the seriousness of the marriage ceremony, they just want to get down and party. Their choice of second dresses or reception dresses are a reflection of this. These dresses tend to be a bit more sexy than those worn to church. They also are more vibrant in terms of color. While brides stick to the traditional white for the church, they select dresses with bold colors as their second dresses. They also select figure hugging dresses.