As a bride-to-be, you may not be very familiar with the bridal fashion world. Sure, you have probably daydreamed about what your wedding dress would look like, but as bridal stylists at Lovella, we know that wedding dress shopping can be overwhelming. There are many fashion terms that can be confusing and just trying to decide what style or silhouette wedding dress you want, like a ball gown or mermaid style, can take a lot of research and work. Perhaps in your wedding dress research, you have seen wedding dresses with overskirts. Or perhaps you have no idea what we are talking about! We recently shared advice for how to wear a wedding dress with an overskirt, and now we are back to share some of our favorite wedding dresses that have overskirts. If you're looking for a surprise element on your wedding day or to change up your bridal look, an overskirt might be a great option for your wedding day style!
What Is A Removeable Overskirt?
An important thing to know about overskirts on wedding dresses is that they come in both detachable or removable styles, and in styles that are permanent, meaning they are fixed onto the wedding dress and can't be taken off. For bridal dresses that have a detachable or removable overskirt, this is a great option for brides who want a 2-in-1 wedding day look. Taking off an overskirt completely changes the look and style of your wedding dress, which is why brides who want to change their look throughout their wedding day opt for a removable overskirt. Brides can remove the overskirt for dancing at the wedding reception while wearing the overskirt during the wedding ceremony. Many of wedding dresses with removable or detachable overskirts give you the sense of having two different wedding dresses. The main wedding dress under the overskirt often has a more fitted silhouette underneath, while the overskirt allows you to have the illusion of that princess-style ball gown bridal dress. This overskirt option allows brides to show off their curves while still having a dramatic bridal style.
It is also important to note that the overskirts that are detachable are sold separately from the wedding dress, so brides will essentially be buying two bridal dresses. Keep in mind that if you find a wedding dress you love, but would like to add a bit more drama or flair to your wedding day look, it may be possible to find a separate overskirt that matches the wedding dress style.
How To Wear An Overskirt
If you have questions about an overskirt or are wondering how to wear or remove it, be sure to watch our video on how to wear an overskirt with your wedding dress. One of our brides had questions about overskirt logistics and how to wear one on your wedding day, so we make a video for all of the brides out there who had questions about overskirts. She wanted to know when is best to take off your overskirt and how to best be photographed in your wedding dress with or without an overskirt. We also wrote a blog post on how to wear an overskirt with your wedding dress.
Favorite Wedding Dresses With Overskirts
If you're shopping for a wedding dress and considering an overskirt, we collected a few of our favorite wedding gowns with overskirts from our wedding dress collection at Lovella.
Above Photo: This Berta Privee wedding dress is a gorgeous sparkly bridal dress with a tulle overskirt.
Above Photo: This Martina Liana Luxe wedding dress is a stunning lace fit and flare style with removable overskirt for a 2-in-1 bridal look.
Above Photo: This off-the-shoulder Zuhair Murad wedding dress features a tulle overskirt.
Above Photo: Another wedding dress with lace detailing, this spaghetti strap bridal dress by Sophia Tolli features a lace detailed overskirt that is removable.
Above Photo: This plunging neckline wedding dress with sparkle accents has a tulle overskirt and is a favorite from the MUSE by Berta collection.
Above Photo: This Zuhair Murad wedding dress with long sleeves and a touch of sparkle has a beautiful silk overskirt that is removable.
Above Photo: Another Zuhair Murad wedding dress, this one has lace detailing on the overskirt to match the overall style.
Above Photo: Another long sleeve wedding dress, this Zuhair Murad design is paired with a removable tulle overskirt to give the mermaid style a fuller look.
Wedding Dress Advice
We hope you will consider a wedding dress with an overskirt if you are looking for a bridal style that gives you two looks in one for the wedding day!
For more help with shopping for your wedding dress, we have all the information and help for you. Here are a few wedding dress shopping advice posts to get you started:
- How To Wear An Overskirt On Wedding Day
- The Complete Guide To Wedding Dress Pricing
- What It Means To Be Ready To Buy Your Wedding Dress
- How To Be On Time On Your Wedding Day
If you're shopping for your perfect wedding dress, come visit us at Lovella Bridal in Glendale, CA. We carry wedding dresses in all sizes and styles, including plus-size bridal gowns and a full selection of veils and accessories. Lovella Bridal is the premier, luxury bridal wedding dress shopping boutique located in Los Angeles, California. Lovella features couture, feminine, modern and chic bridal gowns in all sizes from the best wedding dress designers. Schedule an appointment to find the wedding dress of your dreams at Lovella Bridal. We can't wait to help you!
About Wedding Fashion Expert
Our wedding dress shopping tips and advice are from Nayri, Lovella's own, in-house wedding fashion expert. Nayri is truly the expert when it comes to bridal fashion and wedding style. As the Wedding Fashion Expert, Nayri is the top bridal fashion stylist and the best-selling author of the book "I'm Getting Married And I Have Nothing To Wear," the ultimate guide to helping brides find their wedding day style and their perfect wedding dress. You can subscribe to her YouTube channel or listen to her podcast for more helpful and practical advice on wedding dress shopping.