Wedding Dress Trend: Two-in-one Gowns

February 24, 2016

If your dream wedding has you channeling the ultimate princess-at-the-ball moment followed by an all-night dance party, may we suggest embracing the twofer trend.

Dresses with removable skirts seduced the Fall 2016 runways while providing the best of both worlds for your big day. These voluminous, frothy gowns easily transition to reception-ready wonders, ensuring that you’ll make the wardrobe switch without missing out on a second of the action. And, don’t fret about the two-in-one functionality. Not a shred of elegance is sacrificed for the sake of convenience in the latest bridal designs that are nothing short of magical.

Be a quick-change artist with these examples of convertible confections that all show their transformative quality— and get ready for takeoff!

-This piece originally appeared on BRIDES.


Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Indulge in flights of fancy with the Azalea gown (Above) and white ostrich feather overskirt by Monique Lhuillier that exudes elaborate opulence. The jaw-dropping creation explores the allure of a nude and white color palette manifested in Chantilly lace and re-embroidered applique while the racer illusion neckline provides a sensual, decorative edge.


Photo: Courtesy of Amsale

You’ve never seen this side of taffeta before. Amsale’s Linden gown features a slim, strapless silhouette manifested in romantic, corded lace all topped off with that wow-worthy taffeta overskirt. Once the silk ribbon sash is untied and the majestic skirt removed, the streamlined gown remains a study in sophisticated charm.


Photo: Courtesy of Amsale

Amsale also offers another variation on the trend in the Darcy crystal-white dress that is positively pristine. The silken fit-to-flare gown’s simple V-neckline and spaghetti straps is both delicate and feminine while the extra dose of enchantment arrives in the detachable tulle skirt with a ribbon sash.


Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Both dreamy and demure, Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2016 Langham gown will have you floating down the aisle in a flurry of tulle and shine. A perfect way to sidestep the traditional white color palette, the soft rose-gold sheath gown shimmers with all-over embellishment. Once the overskirt is removed, the sculpted bodice and illusion sleeves duly impress with an aura of vintage-inspired glamour.

Photo: Courtesy of Jim Hjelm

Photo: Courtesy of Jim Hjelm

Jim Hjelm’s rose-sequined and embroidered design gives us another interpretation of the trend. What lies beneath the ethereal, removable tulle skirt and its sweeping train is a charismatic little cocktail number that will have you dancing the night away in glittering style.

Share this: