Have you been tempted by the thought of having two wedding dresses, one for the day and one for the night? We understand. We’ve been there. Sometimes though the budget doesn’t allow for the beautiful, traditional day gown and the glamorous glitzy party dress – so why not consider a transformable wedding dress. These two in one wedding dresses allow you to completely mix up your look without having to pay for two gowns – that’s a win win situation!
If you’re looking to really stand out with your bridal look, check out our round up of bridal separates which you can mix and match to create a totally unique look.
Kacey – Enzoani
Looking for an elegant, subtly sexy bridal gown which can also work as a modest wedding dress for a church wedding ceremony? It’s not impossible, we promise. Presenting the Kacey by Enzoani, a sleek, figure hugging gown with a detachable sheer jacket, adorned with gorgeous embellishment. Wear the jacket in the day with an elegant up do before removing it for the evening and letting your hair down.
8613 – Jim Hjelm
Party girls will adore this glittery gown from Jim Hjelm. It comprises of a rose patterned, sparkly mini dress which can be transformed into a traditional princess style wedding dress by adding the floaty tulle skirt. Remove the skirt for the evening celebrations and pair it with a pair of statement heels to really make the most of your look.
Odilie – Luella’s Boudoir
The Odilie from Luella’s Boudoir will appeal to brides searching for the perfect lace wedding dress. The modest gown works perfectly for a ceremony and sit down meal, but you can detach the high neckline for a subtle twist on the look. If you’re worried you look too covered up, this dress has an amazing key hole back.
Azalea – Monique Lhuillier
We are obsessed with this illusion neckline wedding dress from Monique Lhuillier. The warm colour palette will suit all skin tones and the bold ostrich feather skirt adds a really high-fashion feel to your look. You could detach the skirt for a sleek evening look, or go sleek for the day and add the skirt in the evening to allow you to literally shake your tail feathers all night long.
Eleanor – House of Mooshki
This House of Mooshki creation is perfect for brides who want a traditional wedding dress – the long lace sleeves are reminiscent of Kate Middleton’s gorgeous gown (you can find out how to steal her style in our celebrity wedding dresses feature), as is the full skirt. But if you want to go from princess to party, detach the cloud-like tulle skirt to reveal an elegant column wedding dress.
SWG686 – Galina Signature at David’s Bridal
We think the SWG686 by Galina Signature at David’s Bridal is a perfect beach wedding dress for a destination wedding – you can work the full skirted traditional look, made daring with the slightly racy split in the skirt, for your ceremony before removing it to reveal a bridal mini-dress perfect for dancing under the stars in.
Lana – Monique Lhuillier
The Lana by Monique Lhuillier is the ideal choice for daring brides searching for an alternative wedding dress. We love the lace mini that is the foundation of the gown, and how you can totally transform your look with a soft satin skirt that just sweeps along the floor. The bold split in the skirt demands unusual wedding shoes to show off.
Juliette – House of Mooshki
Have you been hunting for the perfect off the shoulder wedding dress which has the potential to look like a dreamy, fairy tale wedding dress from the back and a daring, fashion-forward creation from the front? Meet Juliette from House of Mooshki. A lace pencil dress with illusion sleeves is made traditionally bridal with a full skirt made from clouds of tulle. Shed the skirt to dance the night away without restrictions.
VRS61574 – Veromia
This mermaid wedding dress from Veromia is ideal for glamorous brides. If the idea of a detachable skirt sounds like too much effort for you, why not consider mixing up your look with a lace cape? You can completely alter the appearance of this gown by adding the lace trimmed cape complete with high neckline – ideal if you need more coverage for your ceremony but want to bare your shoulders after.
CMB673 – Oleg Cassini at David’s Bridal
The base of this Oleg Cassini dress, which you can find at David’s Bridal, is an elegant column wedding dress made from exquisitely detailed lace. You can add a satin skirt, complete with sash that ties in a gorgeous bow at the back to add a more traditional twist to the look. We love how the skirt doesn’t completely obscure the stylish gown beneath.
Masie – Belle & Bunty
Brides browsing for the perfect vintage wedding dress – this silky soft creation from Belle & Bunty is a dream come true. We love how the fabric pools around your feet. You can detach the lace detailed sleeves to take you from day to night effortlessly.
Langham – Monique Lhuillier
If you’re searching for glitter wedding ideas, stop for a second to fully take in the gorgeous Langham dress by Monique Lhuillier. This dress looks as though it was crafted from gold – from the warm hue of the gown to the intricate glittering detail. If you’d been on the lookout for a sparkly wedding dress, we’ll give you a moment. You may have just found the one. Remove the dreamy tulle skirt for a 1920s inspired wedding dress that would have Gatsby enthralled.
Sophia – House of Mooshki
Those looking for a transformable wedding dress should really pay attention to vintage inspired bridal brand House of Mooshki – they have created several two in one wedding dresses to suit all styles. This off the shoulder pencil dress would suit a vintage vixen who wants a traditional day look with a twist, and a rockabilly style 1950s wedding dress for the evening.
If this feature has inspired you to be more daring with your bridal look, why not read up on our feature about designing your own wedding dress to help you create a look that’s totally unique to you?