If there’s one trend we’re obsessing over this season, it’s the overskirt wedding dress. Beloved for their versatility, the overskirts are often detachable, allowing brides to transform their wedding dress look on a whim. Can’t decide between a fitted silhouette or a princess ballgown? The overskirt can take care of that. Want to bring drama to the ceremony, but want room to move at the reception? Overskirt on for a dramatic statement down the aisle, overskirt off for simplicity and ease on the dance floor.
It also mimics the same cascading effect as a veil or train—fashion-forward brides will love the chance to skip tradition while still looking bridal.
Whether it’s flouncy tulle or a glimmering net, the overskirt is an utterly glam look, bringing volume without the weight. It’s the perfect two-in-one option for indecisive brides or brides who want the best of both worlds.
Besides, who doesn’t love an element of surprise in their wedding—especially when it’s such a stylish one? Switch up your look with one of these designs.
Alyne by Rita Vinieris' amazing dress certainly lives up to its name, with a minimalist design that calls upon classic 1950s glamour. A sheath silhouette peeks out beneath a detachable voluminous overskirt with a waistline bow and bateau neckline, all in understated elegance.
This Mira Zwillinger creation has a metallic gleam thanks to a sequin overlay that adds a bit of shimmer to the lace underneath in a strapless, body-hugging fit, peeking through a light tulle overskirt of a breezy, whimsical feel.
A modern take on Renaissance style, Peter Langner's Amber gown glistens with opulent embroidery weaved with sequins and netting. An airy full illusion tulle overskirt completes the ethereal quality in this A-line dress.
This beauty exudes stylish romance, beginning with a strapless sweetheart neckline and finishing with a tulle overskirt complete with pockets. Lace accents and 3-D embroidery bring the final bridal touch in this Elizabeth dress by Randy Fenoli for Kleinfeld.
Francesca Miranda's Séléne lace confection has an effortless vibe, with a plunging scalloped V-neck and trumpet silhouette. An organza overskirt embellished with Swarvoski crystals promises to billow down the aisle.
This number (Style 18-15) by Berta is fit for a queen, with a heavily embroidered overskirt that shimmers along the hemline. Take it off to reveal a handmade illusion strapless dress with lace embroidery and a sparkling net underlay.
Illusion lace comes together in both a sheath silhouette and dramatic overskirt for a look that is utterly princess in this Reem Acra stunner. Gauzy detached sleeves complete the dress with whimsical romance.
This sweet strapless number from Rebecca Ingram combines two of our favorite trends, overskirts and a slight champagne tint. This wedding dress goes from a-line to classic sheath (complete with an illusion scoop back embroidered in lace), by simply detaching the tulle overskirt.