Convertible Dress | 2-in-1 Wedding Gown

Have you heard about wedding dresses that turn into reception dresses? A convertible dress is a great way to add a unique touch to your wedding gown! You have seen it at numerous celebrity weddings and wedding celebrations: one dress might not be enough. Many brides decide to wear one dress for the wedding ceremony and a different dress for the reception. Having a different dress can also signal a change in mood – telling your guests you’re ready to party! Choosing two outfits is entirely up to you, but if you want the best of both worlds without breaking the bank, a few alterations to your original dress can have the same effect.

If you want to change things up, see if any of these options would work well with your wedding gown.

Convertible Dress

Convertible Dress – Remove the sleeves

Are you having an autumn or winter wedding outside? It might be a good idea to incorporate removable sleeves into your design. This way you will be warm enough outside but not overdressed on the dance floor.

Convertible Dress – Remove some body

If you have a very heavy and bulky wedding dress you can try and remove the inner skirt if this is possible with the design. Did you decide on a two-piece wedding gown? This would be the ideal situation to remove the long gown and replace it with a shorter skirt that will still match the bodice.

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Two-in-One

Design your dress with the particular functionality in mind. You can do this by starting with the reception dress at the bottom and have certain elements that you add to that dress to make it formal for the ceremony. After the guests had time to see your wedding gown up close, you can then quickly remove the ruffle overlay/lace sleeves etc.

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For more ideas or to check out the original photos displayed in this post and their credits, have a look at our Wedding Dress to Reception Dress Ideas. Maybe you’re just the bride to look at Wedding Dresses that turn into Reception Dresses.

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