22 Detachable Wedding Dresses

Everyone will want to see the big reveal.
Satin draped one shoulder column gown with front slit
Jaclyn Palermo
by Jaclyn Palermo
Updated Jan 08, 2023
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The wedding day is set. The venue is locked in. What's next? Choosing the right wedding dress for you. If you're looking for a versatile gown that will give you two looks in one, check out one of bridal fashion's hottest trends, detachable wedding dresses. What is a detachable wedding dress? It's a gown with elements you can remove like detachable sleeves, a detachable skirt or a detachable train for multiple outfits. For instance, a detachable train is the perfect solution if you want to convert your wedding gown into a more after party-appropriate dress after you say "I do."

If layering is more your thing, you can also accessorize your wedding gown with an elegant cape or wedding bolero that can be easily worn for the ceremony and taken off for the reception.

We've rounded up some of our favorite convertible wedding dresses from designers we love. Below, shop dresses with detachable elements for every wedding style and budget. Still want more? Check out bridal salons near you to see shop stunning gowns IRL.

Olivia Bottega Swiss Dot Wedding Dress With Detachable Train

Swiss dot dress with detachable long billowy sleeves

Be as stunning at the after party as you were walking down the aisle. Glamorous and versatile, this Swiss dot wedding dress features a detachable train. The boho sleeves are breezy and add a dramatic dimension that is sure to impress.

Demetrios Lace and Tulle Ball Gown

Lace and embroidered ballgown with detachable illusion sleeves

This strapless romantic dress has intricate lace and embroidery along the corset and ball gown. The sweetheart neckline is elegant and the lace embellished detachable sleeves are optional. Slip them on for a Renaissance-inspired look or take them off for a more classic strapless silhouette.

Justin Alexander Signature Flare Gown With Long Sleeves and Sabrina Neckline

Minimalist fit and flare dress with long detachable off the shoulder sleeves

Calling all modern brides. This train wedding dress is the definition of sleek and chic. It boasts a backless style featuring a chapel length detachable wedding train with decorative buttons. Whisk the train away once you're ready to hit the dancefloor.

Adriana Pappell Platinum Strapless Dress With Detachable Bell Sleeves

Strapless dress with A-line tulle skirt and beaded lace bodice and detachable lace illusion sleeves

Boho-glam brides, this one's for you. Featuring a full A-line tulle skirt and beaded lace bodice, every detail is perfect in this strapless wedding dress. The matching detachable bell sleeves add a romantic touch.

Alison Webb One Shoulder Column Gown

Satin draped one shoulder column gown with front slit

Snow Duchess satin draped, this fashion-forward bridal dress will turn heads with its one shoulder silhouette. The removable overskirt and shoulder half bow detail add volume and drama. Remove them to reveal a column gown underneath.

Christina Wu Love Lace, Tulle Ball Gown in Ivory

Lace and tulle gown with off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline

This ball gown with an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline is designed in beautiful lace and tulle. The cap-sleeves are detachable, so that you can convert this gown into an unforgettable strapless dress when the moment strikes.

ÉLYSÉE Atelier Versailles Minimalist Dress

Ball gown with sweetheart neckline and front slit

This dreamy ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and thigh high slit has not one, but two, detachable elements. Detachable thin straps mean you can opt for either a strapless or a spaghetti strap style. Additionally, a removable watteau train gives you the option of a more dramatic silhouette.

Lilian West Flare Dress with Detachable Bows

Fitted gown with chiffon appliqué details and deep V neck

The organic chiffon appliqués adorning this dress are pure magic. Add the fluttery tulle detachable for a whimsical touch. Another thought? Take them off and keep all of the focus on the elegant natural waist and deep V-neckline of this gown.

Moonlight Collection A-Line Gown with Detachable High Neck Jacket

A-line gown with detachable tulle jacket and sweetheart neckline

Timeless and airy, this A-Line gown features a removable high neck soft tulle jacket. If you're having a more formal ceremony, we love the idea of wearing the jacket to say your vows and then taking it off when it's time to party. Bonus: A satin belt keeps your waist defined, despite a billowy silhouette.

Savannah Miller Wedding Dress With Detachable Plisse Chiffon Fan Sleeves

Simple column gown with detachable tulle sleeves

Want to look like a goddess on your big day? You will look statuesque in this fashion-forward, column-like gown with detachable plisse chiffon fan sleeves. More streamlined silhouettes? Simply take the sleeves off.

Val Stefani One Shoulder Soft Sweetheart Bridal Gown with Cathedral Train

Fitted mermaid gown with detachable tulle off the shoulder sleeves and applique

Looking for something timeless with a modern twist? This form fitting mermaid dress has a detachable one-shoulder neckline made of waterfall netting. Remove it for a more straightforward strapless look.

Abella Sparkle Tulle Dress with Detachable Overskirt

Sparkly fitted gown with spaghetti straps and detachable overskirt

Fashionistas, take note. Imagine yourself making a statement in this sensational wedding dress. The exposed boning along the bodice and detachable overskirt will have everyone swooning.

Danielle Frankel Studio Harley Wedding Gown with Pleated Tulle

Slip dress with detachable tulle jacket and spaghetti straps

This ultra-feminine style by Danielle Frankel Studio gives you the best of both worlds: The sultry feel of a slip dress and a more modest, vintage-inspired topper. The detachable tulle shirt is both delicate and timeless.

Allison Webb Snow Mikado Midi Dress

Strapless mini dress with detachable off the shoulder puff sleeves

It's all in the details with this chic, strapless midi dress. This versatile style features an exposed dramatic silk taffeta bow in the back and detachable puff sleeves. We envision it at a courthouse wedding or intimate ceremony.

Lela Rose Tulle Overlay Crystal and Pearl Wedding Dress

Column dress with pearl and crystal detachable overlay

It's no secret the minimalist wedding dress trends of the '90s are back, and this column gown is proof. A pearl and crystal embellished tulle overlay gives an otherwise simple style some subtle shimmer. Remove the overlay for a more relaxed feel.

Markarian Helene Ruffled Bodice Midi Dress with Detachable Train in Ivory Silk Faille

Silk midi dress with detachable train and ruffle bodice

Made from 100% silk, this midi dress with an intricate ruffle bodice is exquisite. The detachable ivory train alone makes it a statement piece. Remove the train for a more pared down style you can wear long after your wedding is over.

Honor NYC Silk Taffeta Violet Print Tulip Gown

Strapless gown with floral pattern with detachable tulle cape

Feeling bold? Be unconventional in this gorgeous printed strapless ball gown. This alluring fashion-forward dress features a removable tulle bolero with lace trim.

BHLDN Watters Marlina Wedding Dress

Mini dress with off the shoulder sleeves and detachable train

If you're looking for something with drama and elegance, we've got you covered. This beautiful tulip-shaped gown with detachable skirt is sure to turn heads. Plus, the high low silhouette gives you the opportunity to show off a killer pair of wedding shoes.

Jenny Packham Embellished Carris Removable Cape

Embellished crystal gown with detachable cape

Not into veils? Consider opting for a cape instead. You'll glide down the aisle in this couture, embellished crystal design. We're also swooning over the bridal dress underneath, which features a boned bodice with elevated crystals.

Martina Liana Luxe Off The Shoulder Wedding Dress

Off the shoulder illusion sleeves and corset bodice with lace details

If you're in the market for a fashion-forward wedding dress, this might be the one for The detachable lace and tulle jacket give a strapless silhouette a unique upgrade. Bonus: Covered buttons and sheer details make the back just as striking as the front.

Monique Lhuillier Tiered Embroidered Bridal Dress

Halter top dress with tiered design and sequins

If you are fascinated by period dramas, keeping up with the British royals, or simply love vintage details, the Monique Lhullier bridal gown with multiple tiers and a halter neck brings an air of nostalgia to your bridal look. The detachable self-tie satin sash is very chic and gives you a couple of silhouette options to choose from.

Paloma Blanca Ball Gown Wedding Dress With Draped Bodice

Minimalist A-line gown and off the shoulder detachable straps

One word: Classic.This simple ball gown defies the trends and will look timeless for years to come—what's not to love about that? The scoop neckline and detachable draped crepe sleeves are both elegant and flattering.

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