Wedding Trend Alert: The Overskirt Wedding Dress

We take a look at this season's hottest bridal trend - wedding dresses with detachable skirts


If you’re looking to cause a stir as you take to the aisle this 2017, this season’s overskirt wedding dress trend is for you. Prepare to WOW your guests with fabulous volume, explosive textures and on-point style (not to mention its versatility). It’s just the thing for the most special day of your life!


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We’ve gathered some of our favourite overskirt beauties below for you to fall in love with.

Mikaella Bridal – Style 2076

This gown by Mikaella Bridal is the perfect thing for the indecisive bride. Do you go short, or long? Panic not. Do both with its show-stopping overskirt. The tulle overskirt of this dress gives a dreamy illusion of a longer skirt, while the strapless, knee length lace gown with sweetheart neckline peeks out from beneath. Just beautiful!


Demetrios – Style 707

Prepare to exude a touch of Old Hollywood glamour in this wedding dress by Demetrios. The fabulous lace-adorned sheath gown is beautiful in itself, but teamed with its accompanying overskirt it becomes something rather out-of-this-world. We can assure you your husband-to-be will be stunned as you step down the aisle.


Riki Dalal – Style 1904

All hail the detachable overskirt! This intricately embellished gown showcases everything from delicate lace covered in pearls to romantic flowers and detailed beading. The final flourishing touch? Its dramatic tulle overskirt with matching waist belt! Two looks in one!


Paloma Blanca – Style 4710

We adore the silhouette this strapless plunging gown with detachable overskirt creates. Showcasing delicate Chantilly lace with a fit and flare skirt (not to mention a scalloped hem – it’s all in the details), this gown is everything when paired with its tulle companion. A touch of embellishment finishes the look with the gowns removable beaded belt. Just divine.


Gemy Maalouf – Style W17 4794

This dreamy construction of a wedding dress just begs to be paired with tousled locks and fine jewellery. With a structured lace corset, simple ivory skirt and voluminous folds of floral overskirt, this dress has been built to take centre stage. The sweetheart neckline brings a romantic edge to the style, while the overskirt gives the appearance of a voluminous princess skirt.


Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage – Style 8569

For the more playful bride-to-be who wants that classic design with a touch of vintage, Alfred Angelo’s Style 8569 is the one. We love this flirtily short sheath-style dress with traditional sweetheart neckline and bow detail waist. The beauty of its detachable hi-low tulle overskirt means that you can WOW them down the aisle, and then detach it to dance the night away later!

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David Tutera for Mon Cheri – Style 117291 Zerrin

In ivory/dark champagne this gown is already a show-stopper, but add its tulle detachable train and you’ll be chapel-ready in an instance! Prepare to be seduced by the contrast between the rich, embroidered Schiffli lace appliqué on tulle and the volume and movement of the dress’ fabulous tulle attachement! We love the pretty scalloped lace trim on the hemline too.


Stephanie Allin Couture – Annabel

Fall in love with the beauty of Stephanie Allin Couture’s Annabel gown. With its heavily beaded floral lace silhouette and sweetheart neckline, this soft pink fitted gown promises to win the hearts of all your wedding guests. We particularly love how Annabel looks with her detachable train and the way it brings a little more drama to the table.

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Muse by Berta Bridal – Annora

This heavily embellished gown with tulle overskirt is just perfect for the fashion-forward bride looking to make a statement. Prepare to shimmer down the aisle in this fabulously beaded column gown with delicate floral motifs on the bust. The added drama of the gown’s detachable train will just add to its appeal.


Cristallini – Style SKA631 with train SKA639

We love the pairing of this Cristallini sheer-detailed gown and flowing overskirt. With its fitted silhouette, floral appliqué and sheer cut outs, the volume and style of the brand’s overskirt adds the perfect juxtaposition in terms of style for the aisle.


Emily Victoria White

How could one not fall for this ethereal gown from Emily Victoria White? With its illusion top and floral embellishment, it’s a must-have for the bohemian bride this 2017. We love the column-like design, and while the overskirt in this case is a lot softer in style, it creates a flowing silhouette with depth to its layers.


Ellis Bridal – Style 11476

We’re besotted by the slightly grecian nature of this fluted, lace gown. Adorned with an array of subtle sequins, the off-the-shoulder style will definitely be a hit this 2017 with all the Bardot-lovers. Polished off with a fluid detachable train, this look promises everything from romance to glamour, from aisle to dance-floor.


Noya by Riki Dalal – Ellie

Riki Dalal’s Ellie gown brings brides two very different looks for the ceremony and reception. Prepare to meet your loved one at the end of the Church aisle in style with Ellie’s detachable tulle overskirt bringing glamorous volume to your bridal look. For the evening let the gown’s shimmering, asymmetrically-placed sequins catch the light of your venue so you can dance the night away in the limelight.


Olia Zavozina – Rosa

For the modern bride searching for that contemporary twist on the overskirt, Olia Zavozina’s Rosa style will meet your requirements. By pairing the romantic sheer, embellished bodice and trouser with a silk organza overskirt the designer maintains the WOW-factor of this modern, bridal look.


Stephanie Allin Couture – Vania

Epitomising the style of French and Italian cinema in the sixties, the Vania gown is all about glamour. We just adore its French embroidered lace bodice with shimmering bead embellishment and glorious lace shoulder detail. Want to take it to the next level? The bridal label’s glorious detachable silk tulle train is the ideal way to do so!


Gemy Maalouf – Style W17 4845

The versatility of the overskirt is great if you’re a bride-to-be who is looking for two big day dresses, but only has the budget for one. This gorgeous champagne-coloured, fitted lace gown by Gemy Maalouf is shown off beautifully with the use of a contrasting tulle overskirt. Merely detach the train after the ceremony, and suddenly you’ve got dress number two. Genius!


Cosmobella – Style 7864

This strapless lace gown with ruched sweetheart neckline exudes a fabulously romantic vibe with its feminine silhouette and traditional touches. Paired with its accompanying tulle overskirt with decadent embellished belt, it’s a gown that showcases the perfect amount of sparkle, romance and glamour.


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