(Closed) Convertible Gowns/Removable Skirts

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I tried on two in the past 3 weeks. It’s been very difficult finding them however.  One is a Carolina Herrera (approx $2,500) that I haven’t been able to track down a photo of.  The other is a brand new dress called “Ball” in the Ines Di Santo line that is STUNNING! with removable corset. It is pricey though (over $5,500). 

For the DIY bride, I’m told that if you go with a well designed ruched style dress, a skilled seamstress/designer can “install” a removable skirt.  Prepare to spend $600 – $1000 for the alterations.

I’m still searching, so I’ll check back from time to time with updates! Good luck and congratulations!

 

Post # 4
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54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Martina Liana also has a dress like this. I havent tried it on but its on her website and its gorgeous.

Post # 5
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

UPDATE:

After much searching, I’m having my dress made.  I did find out that David Tutera has created a line of dresses thorugh Faviana and 2 of them are convertible.  The one I loved was Fergie, but there’s also one called Cameron.  http://www.faviana.com

Post # 6
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19 posts
Newbee

Suzannediego, where did you get the price estimation for altering a dress to have the removabel skirt? I’ve got a dress (see below) that has several layers and I need it shortened, so I’m pretty sure they’d be cutting off the bottom layer and adjusting it up anyway. You can see the dress below. Does anyone have any idea how much that could cost to have them sew in a button/zipper/velcrow attachment option?

 

Thanks!

Post # 7
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi. My first wedding dress pick was a Bari Jay bridesmaid’s dress in ivory: http://barijay.com/style.php?showid=523

It’s not officially a wedding dress, but it looks pretty bridal in ivory with fun ruffles and fully detachable skirt (there’s a row of buttons under one tier of ruffles).

I chickened out of wearing it after Fiance said, “You’re wearing a bridesmaid’s dress…aren’t those supposed to be UGLY?”

But sometimes I wish I were braver and stuck with my original choice. It’s a very fun and festive dress for under $300 and the detachable skirt is fabulous! (Much nicer than pics.) I would’ve taken the top part on my honeymoon and/or worn it for anniversary celebrations.

Good luck finding what you’re looking for.

 

Post # 8
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19 posts
Newbee

Jadeblue, that is an awesome dress! Honestly, I think there needs to be a list somehwere of all the detachable skirt dresses so we can browse through them. I would add this one to the list. Sometimes it just takes the right accessories (pendants, beading, sash, veil, etc) to make a simple dress a bridal gown. I hope you enjoyed whatever dress you did wear!

Post # 9
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ misstandem: Thanks! I ordered another dress that I hope I’ll enjoy wearing (it hasn’t come in yet for my July wedding). With this one, I started thinking I’d add a sweep train and a beaded sash and some trim … it finally occurred to me that I should probably just go for a ‘real’ wedding dress instead of trying to make this dress into one. I think the detachable skirt would have been way fun though. I posted it in case it’s the right dress for another bride or her maids.

Post # 10
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116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I  tried on the Maritna Liana one…it was really fun. They actually had the bottom skirt attached with velcro, which I thought was interesting.

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