Justin Alexander
Hayes & Jarvis
Crawfordsburn Inn

2018 Bridal Trend: Two In One Gowns

Wow your guests and groom with an utterly unforgettable gown and opt for a 2-in-1 bridal dress with an over-skirt for a show-stopping and versatile look.

One of the hottest bridal trends for 2018, opting for a bridal gown with a detachable over-skirt creates a chic and fashion-forward look that adds volume and is totally aisle worthy. Opt for a tulle material for your over-skirt for a ethereal effect to replicate that of a veil or train – a modern way to ditch tradition whilst still look every inch the perfect bride! Go full on drama with the ruffled over-skirt creation by Kaviar Gauche for high-octane glamour.

San Souchi Collection by Kaviar Gauche

However, while brides want the ‘wow’ factor they also want a practical dress that works for the whole day. So, while a fuller gown is ideal for the ceremony, when it comes to having fun on the dance floor at the reception it is not the best choice. Therefore, an over-skirt gives brides the best of both worlds because it can be removed and they can dance the night away in a more sculpted, fitted silhouette, like this Lazaro dress below that gives a beautiful silhouette but with a subtle detachable over-skirt and train.

JLM, Style, 3760 from Lazaro

Another benefit of this two-in-one bridal trend, is that it’s also great for more indecisive brides or for those who want two different looks for their big day but can only afford one dress. With the over-skirt you are essentially getting a two-for-one deal on your wedding dress!

Style 2750 from Tara Keely

Opting for an over-skirt creates a serious style statement, where you can be as delicate or as elaborate as you wish! However, this trend doesn’t have to be for the fashion-forward and alternative bride, opt for something elegant, timeless and classic like this gown by Sottero & Midgley with horizontal striped paneling and clean-cut crisp white tone. Remove the light organza skirt for night for a look that refined and fitted.

A great way to clinch in your waist, opt for a soft over-skirt that comes in high on the body. This style is great for those brides who want to wear the trend but are petite! Avoid being swamped and bring the tulle skirt to the front to draw the eye downwards like this Riki Dalal gown below.

Lily from Riki Dalal


Set Featured Image Credit: Annabel from the Bellissimo Collection by Stephanie Allin

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