20 Overskirt Wedding Dresses for Two Bridal Looks In One

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We're not entirely sure what it is about a two-in-one motif that feels so satisfying, but when you apply this concept to bridalwear—overskirt wedding dresses, to be precise—the entire outcome feels ultra enticing.

What Is an Overskirt Wedding Dress?

An overskirt wedding dress is a bridal gown that features a detachable skirt, which is typically removed after the ceremony.

These types of versatile gowns allow brides to transform their look without actually changing into a different dress. For many, walking down the aisle feels more romantic and bold with a voluminous skirt worn on top. But for the reception, when you're dancing and walking around to visit with friends and family, taking off a layer and revealing a dress that's more mobile can make all the difference. It's a two-for-one kind of a deal, you might say.

Ahead, see and shop our favorite overskirt wedding dresses of the moment featuring swaths of gorgeous tulle, delicate lace, and everything in between.

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For the Playful Bride: Hayley Paige Drew Romper and Winona Overskirt

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If you’re on the hunt for a bold reception look, consider this gorgeous white lace romper with an overskirt for the ceremony. It’s the perfect way to get the best of both worlds.

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Best Budget: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Breakers Overskirt

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Breakers Overskirt

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If you’re after a simple overskirt sans dress, this option from Jenny Yoo is a solid choice. It could style well with a minimal gown or a lacy dress.

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For a Garden Wedding: Rebecca Schoneveld Carolina Wedding Dress

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For a look that's both figure-hugging and regal, check out this Rebecca Schoneveld creation. Remove the airy tulle skirt to reveal a floral embroidered fit-and-flare gown.

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For the Fashion-Forward Bride: Galia Lahav Fitted Lace Wedding Dress

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Galia Lahav is known for her intricate design details, which is why this overskirt silhouette from the designer is so strong. Volume up, please!

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For the Casual Bride: Floravere Five Layer Tulle Overskirt

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It’s no surprise that bridalwear label Floravere makes the most stylish overskirt. Wear over your dream wedding dress for the perfect pairing.

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For the Classic Bride: Anne Barge Reese Overskirt

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Anne Barge is a go-to for clean, classic design and her riff on the overskirt dress reflects these sensibilities. To complete the look, try a soft updo and natural makeup. P.S. Underneath this skirt is a matching mini!

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For a Courthouse Wedding: Savannah Miller Mildred Jumpsuit

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Who says overskirts are reserved for wedding dresses? Here, a jumpsuit is made extra bridal with the addition of the tulle skirt.

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For the Simple Bride: Amsale Maya Wedding Dress with Overskirt

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This overskirt by Amsale adds a soft touch to an otherwise flirty gown. We can only imagine how nicely this tulle skirt will float down the aisle—and how perfect the dress underneath will look on the dance floor!

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For the Sexy Bride: Galina Signature Floral Illusion Plus Size Bodysuit Wedding Dress

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An illusion dress is among the more alluring bridalwear details and it also happens to complement an overskirt quite nicely. All that’s left to find is the perfect pair of satin heels.

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For the Glamorous Bride: Provonias Brie Wedding Dress

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Contrast a plunging neckline with an overskirt for a gown silhouette that’s A+. To finish, go for soft curls and sparkly earrings.

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Most Unique: Rivini Fawcett Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of Rita Vinieris

An overskirt is exciting enough but this iteration takes the layer to a whole new level. Tulle, ruffles, and texture galore.

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For a Traditional Wedding: Peter Langner Vichy Wedding Dress

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Though overskirts tend to be crafted in lighter fabrics like tulle and lace, the motif also translates well to thicker textiles as well—especially if the aesthetic is minimal.

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For the Daring Bride: Ines di Santo Flirty Wedding Dress

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If you’re searching for the kind of dress that’ll turn heads as you make your way down the aisle, this might be it. With a slim lace silhouette in front and a ruffled overskirt on top and in behind, it’s the definition of a memorable wedding gown.

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For the Romantic Bride: Anne Barge Walton Overskirt

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Lace on lace on lace! Here, the overskirt is proof that this gown can flawlessly transition from day to night—or in your case, ceremony to reception!

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For the Minimal Bride: Amsale Darcy Wedding Dress

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Courtesy of Amsale

For a dress with fluidity and movement, go for this clean and classic overskirt gown. To finish, consider a bright shade of lipstick for a stylish contrast. 

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For the Non-Traditional Bride: Alexandra Grecco Shadow Ruffle Overskirt

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Not only do overskirts some in different fabrics, but they come in different shapes, too! This ruffle overskirt was truly made for the playful bride.

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For the Ethereal Bride: Berta Wedding Dress

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This overskirt gown is ideal for the lover of texture and attention to detail. Romance, coming right up.

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For an At-Home Wedding: Galina Signature Brocade Plus Size Wedding Romper with Overskirt

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An overskirt is a clever way to show off your legs while still playing with a longer hemline. Queue the fun heels!

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For the Elegant Bride: Rebecca Ingram Carmen Dress

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For a slightly bohemian vibe, go for this ivory beaded and lace motif gown featuring a detachable tulle skirt. It’s the kind of piece you’ll feel elegant moving around in all evening long.

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For the Princess Bride: Oleg Cassini Lace Plus Size Sheath Wedding Dress with Overskirt

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

Upgrade a classic strapless dress silhouette with an overskirt for more dimension. The final result feels elevated but not over the top.

Shopping FAQs

Considering an overskirt wedding dress? We've answered three common questions brides have when shopping for this style.

  1. Which wedding dress silhouettes pair best with overskirts? Overskirts work best with fit-and-flare and sheath wedding dresses.
  2. Are overskirts sold separately? While it varies by designer, overskirts are typically sold separately from the wedding dress.
  3. How long can my wedding overskirt be? The overskirt can be any length—and luckily overskirts come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. If you'd like to wear a dramatic train during the ceremony, choose an overskirt that is longer, then remove it for the reception.

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