A convertible wedding dress is one that includes a detachable portion or a portion that can be rearranged to create a new look. Convertible wedding gowns were created for brides who desire a chic, classic ceremony look and a fun, fashionable reception style.
Designer Reem Acra created a silver wedding gown with a tulle skirt that can be removed after the ceremony to reveal a sequined mini dress. Designer Demetrios offers a mermaid-style gown with a fitted bodice; after the ceremony, the skirt is detached and a beaded sash added to create a sequined party dress. Designer Hailey Paige produces a wedding gown with a long-sleeved shrug that can be removed after the ceremony for a strapless look. A gown by Oscar de la Renta features a tiered tulle skirt that can be removed from the gown and worn over the shoulders as a cape.