Nov. 14, 2011, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

2012 Wedding Dress Trends: Two in One Wedding Dresses


Next up in our coverage of 2012 wedding dress trends is on that is close to our hearts as ladies who love a good deal. One of the 2012 trends we’ve seen pop up of late are 2 in 1 wedding dresses. How smart is this?

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With more and more brides changing into a shorter reception dress after the ceremony, this trend lets you do it without having to buy 2 completely different dresses. The wardrobe change is easier, and with our picks, it’s much easier on the pocket book!

We’ve found 6 gorgeous 2 in 1 dresses from $400 to $3000, to help you get this trend for less!

Not your style? Check out our coverage of other 2012 wedding dress trends:

2012 Wedding Dress Trends: 2 in 1 Wedding Dresses

Boutique Sample David Tutera Fergie Wedding Dress: $400
If you want a figure hugging wedding dress, but like a bit of extra drama through stylistic accents, check out this size 10 boutique sample David Tutera Fergie wedding dress. The floral details at the knee add some extra style, and stay on even when you detach the skirt. Regularly $1200, this brand new dress is just $400.

David Tutera Fergie wedding dress

Boutique Sample Justin Alexander 8478 Wedding Dress: $400
Prefer a more sleek and sophisticated figure hugging wedding dress? This size 8 boutique sample Justin Alexander 8478 wedding dress gives you just that. Plus, when the skirt below the knee detaches, you’ve got a dead sexy dress for dancing the night away! Originally $1200, this dress is now $400.

Justin Alexander 8748 wedding dress

Designer Sample Adele Wechsler Petal Wedding Dress: $1800
If you want a touch of floral accents, this blooming petal gown from Adele Wechsler transforms from a blossoming full length gown to a sassy short and sweet gown. This Adele Wechsler Petal wedding dress boutique sample is regularly $3650, but is available, unworn and brand new in size 6 and 10 for $1800.

Adele Wechsler Petal wedding dress

Designer Sample Adele Wechsler Essence Wedding Dress: $2000
Also from Adele Wechsler is this brand new sample 2 in 1 Essence Wedding Dress, also available in size 6 and 10. From her eco collection, this 100% vegetable dyed silk with 100% natural cotton guipure lace wedding dress translates from a full gown with sweep to short dress for reception with dipped back. Regularly $4850, this dress is now $2000.

Adele Wechsler Essence wedding dress

Badgley Mischka Mallory Wedding Dress: $2300
If you’ve got a bit more money to spend and want a full skirted ball gown for your ceremony, but a fitted cocktail dress for the reception, consider this size 12 Badgley Mischka Mallory wedding dress. Already dry cleaned, this $5500 dress is now available for $2300.

Badgley Mischka Mallory wedding dress

Badgley Mischka Daisy Wedding Dress: $3000
Another Badgley Mischka 2 in 1 option is this size 10 Daisy wedding dress. Elegant, sexy and stylish, the bottom of this dress detaches into an adorable and fun little party dress so you can dance the night away in style! We especially love the Swarovski crystal detailing along the bust and drop waist for some extra bling. Originally purchased for $7000, get this designer dress for $3000.

Badgley Mischka Daisy wedding dress