Saturday, May 23, 2015

2-in-1 Dresses

Tara Keely Style TK2210

Something that has been gaining popularity for the past couple years is brides having two (or sometimes more) dresses for their weddings. Usually this translates into having a larger or more formal gown for the ceremony and more fun/short/casual dress for the reception. BHLDN has embraced the trend by essentially allowing customers to design gowns by offering separate skirts, corsets, camisoles, and toppers  so that brides can mix and match pieces to create looks that are uniquely them.

Quite a few convertible dresses are higher in price than a single look wedding dress

Tara Keely - About $2,000
Angelina Faccenda - $1,898

Alfred Angelo - $1,000
David's Bridal - $1,450

Bari Jay - $168
Bari Jay - $154

The last two dresses are a very reasonable price, but that is because they do not have a train and they are bridesmaid dresses that come in ivory and "vanilla".

One of the easiest ways to get the 2-in-1 dress of your dreams is to go out and purchase a dress that you would love to wear for your reception (something short, slim, simple, etc.) and check out the many, many, shops on Etsy that sell the type of skirt you are looking for (taffeta, satin, tulle, etc.), Watters has some skirts, and also BHLDN.

You can expand your search depending on your budget to also include other stores that may include a skirt that matches your taste and financial restrictions (Like this skirt from Amazon).

Here are some skirts (all under $200) that you could use to change the look of your dress:

Tulle Skirt - $200
Tulle Ball Gown Skirt - $199

Sheer Layers Maxi Skirt - $188
lycra skirt with stitches - $175

Calvin Klein Women's Pintuck Maxi Skirt - $129
Floor length tulle skirt - $120+

tulle maxi skirt - $113
white tulle skirt - $70+

Plus Size French Skirt - $68
Wedding satin maxi skirt - $60

Ariat Women's Canella Skirt - $30
NuoReel Women's Maxi Skirt Set - $26

NY Collection Women's Maxi Lace Skirt - $25
Double Layer Chiffon Maxi Skirt - $17

Do you plan on wearing 2 dresses for your wedding? Would you ever consider purchasing a 2-in-1 dress or adding a skirt to make it more formal? Let me know in the comments!

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