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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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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.
Considering an overskirt wedding dress? We've answered three common questions brides have when shopping for this style.
- Which wedding dress silhouettes pair best with overskirts? Overskirts work best with fit-and-flare and sheath wedding dresses.
- Are overskirts sold separately? While it varies by designer, overskirts are typically sold separately from the wedding dress.
- 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.