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Article: 3 Ways to Create a 2-in-1 Wedding Dress by Lauren Elaine

3  Ways to Create a 2-in-1 Wedding Dress by Lauren Elaine

3 Ways to Create a 2-in-1 Wedding Dress by Lauren Elaine

What's the number one request we're hearing from our brides? A 2-in-1 wedding look! For many of our brides, a second wedding look is a top request- BUT it’s also hard to imagine wearing such a special and sentimental gown for only a short amount of time on their wedding day. The solution? Customize your Lauren Elaine wedding gown to create a 2-in-1 bridal look!

Read on as we delve into a transformative trend that combines elegance with versatility: the 2-in-1 wedding dress. Because who says you can't have it all on your big day? From ceremony grandeur to reception-ready fun, here are three fabulous ways to transform your wedding dress and wow your guests with every look.

Scroll for a look at how the Lauren Elaine "Siren" Gown goes from Mermaid to Mini! See more SIREN here!

1. The Magic of an Overskirt

An overskirt is like a fairy godmother for your wedding dress—one swoosh, and voila, you've got a second look. From full overskirts that transform your form fit or trumpet wedding gown into a full blown ball gown or a-line, to a more demure 3/4 overskirt that adds glamour and drama with volume, here are some ways our brides have customized their gowns to feature overskirts for a second look! Tap a gallery image below to see more!

Bride Natalie wears a detachable tulle overskirt on a satin mermaid wedding dress by Lauren Elaine.
Bride Natalie's Custom "Epiphany" Gown with Detachable Overskirt + Train
Scroll above to reveal Bride Britney's custom "Chauntry" Satin Trumpet with Detachable Ball Gown Overskirt!
Custom satin corset trumpet wedding dress with detachable overskirt 2-in-1 style by Lauren Elaine
TAP TO WATCH THE VIDEO FEATURE OF THIS 2-in-1 WEDDING DRESS!
A model wears a 3D floral applique lace wedding dress with slit and detachable overskirt by Lauren Elaine Los Angeles.
TAP TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF OUR "ILLUMIA" PAIRED WITH DETACHABLE OVERSKIRT
Bride Tiffany wears a 2-in-1 wedding dress by Lauren Elaine for her seaside wedding in San Diego
TAP TO WATCH BRIDE TIFFANY'S 2-IN-1 "DOVE" Ballgown CONVERT TO AN A-line WEDDING DRESS

Pro Tip:

Customize your overskirt with a unique waistband that features the same lace appliqués or detailing of your gown. This ensures a seamless transition and keeps your look cohesive.

2. The Detachable Skirt or Train: Double the Fun

Detachable skirts and trains are another brilliant way to achieve that 2-in-1 effect. They offer the versatility of a second look but with a slightly different twist. Almost any of our wedding dresses can feature detachable trains that can easily be completely removed for a reception or second look. Our detachable trains also eliminate the need for bustling.

In addition to detachable trains, many of our mermaid gowns can be made to feature fully detachable mermaid skirts, to take our brides from full length to mini! For example, our "Siren" gown goes from dramatic mermaid with the option for a detachable train + the option to have a full removable mermaid skirt- transforming this stunner into a flirty dance floor worthy mini.

Convertible mermaid to mini wedding dresses by Lauren Elaine Bridal of Los Angeles.
TAP TO WATCH OUR "SIREN" GOWN CONVERT TO A MINI!

Pro Tip:

Choose a detachable train or fully detachable skirt if you're looking to maintain the overall aesthetic of your gown. A detachable train or mermaid skirt will preserve the overall look of the main body of your gown, but enhances the wow factor.

3. Bold Accessories

For the bride who loves to make a statement, consider bold and unique detachable accessories. From sleeves to bows, bridal accessories go the distance in transforming a bridal look and creating the illusion of a completely new dress. Here are some of our favorite detachable accessory options, all fully customizable to match any Lauren Elaine wedding dress.

Detachable ostrich feather sleeves for wedding dresses by Lauren Elaine Bridal
Detachable sparkle orchid bow for wedding dresses by Lauren Elaine
ADD A DETACHABLE SPARKLE ORCHID BOW
Tulle Bridal cape with crystal collar for wedding dress by Lauren Elaine
Watteau tulle veil sleeves for wedding dresses by Lauren Elaine

Pro Tip:

Balance your accessories. If choosing dramatic sleeves for your ceremony, opt for sleeve spaghetti straps for the reception to really create distinction and contrast between the two looks.

Incorporating these expert strategies will ensure your wedding dress is as dynamic and memorable as your special day. Whether you choose an overskirt, a detachable skirt, or accessories, each option provides a unique avenue to express your style.


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Boho Bridal Style: Unique Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses and Accessories
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Boho Bridal Style: Unique Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dresses and Accessories

Long sleeve lace wedding dresses are a timeless choice for boho brides, offering both grace and sophistication. This style represents a romantic, bohemian look with detachable lace sleeves for adde...

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