Transform your wedding dress in one fell swoop with a detachable bridal accessory. If you want to remix your look between ceremony and reception but don’t want to invest in two outfits (or miss the opportunity to show off your chosen wedding dress for the entirety of your event), wearing bridal separates is a cunning alternative. Simply remove your sleeves, coat or overskirt to reveal the signature craftsmanship of your Galia Lahav gown underneath. This is simple yet effective day to night dressing for your wedding day. Read on to discover eight beautiful examples of bridal separates from our Fancy White and GALA IX collections.
You’d never be able to tell that G-409 is in fact made up of two distinct parts. Its blowsy detachable top with square neckline and embroidered shoulders and cuffs blends seamlessly into the main body of the gown. Don the top for your ceremony for extra coverage. The strapless mermaid gown beneath, which is embellished with numerous sequin petals and 3D floral appliqués, will shine in all its glory at the after party.
The Joanne dress is one of our cleverest transformations. For those searching for a classic ballgown silhouette but want something sleeker to change into later, the Joanne ticks both boxes. A bold detachable skirt with statement train and a bow fixture at the waist adds a traditional shape to the sensual dress underneath. If you’d like to add a fashion-forward edge, show off the Joanne’s thigh-high slit while wearing your detachable skirt. See the Joanne without its skirt below.
Nothing screams contemporary elegance than exquisite women’s tailoring. The Anna gown’s matching cape emulates that chic modern aesthetic. Its bold pleated shoulders and sweeping length pair beautifully with the strapless, structural, silk satin column dress. Meanwhile, the Anna’s hip-high slit and gathered fabric at the waist continue to celebrate feminine curves.
The Meghan coat is a seriously show-stopping accessory from our latest couture collection. Billowing sleeves fasten at the neckline with a statement bow, creating a highly dramatic silhouette over any couture gown. If you’re looking for a bridal coverup for a wedding in the colder months, this is surely the most glamorous solution. The Meghan gown without its coat is pictured below.
Off-the-shoulder necklines are becoming ever more popular – just look at Beyoncé (who wore our Thelma gown for her vow renewal with Jay Z) and Hailey Bieber, who both opted to wear the style at their recent wedding ceremonies. And no wonder; we love the sensual yet demure cut on any bride! The only drawback is it can be tricky dancing in this style – lifting your arms can be dangerous for the connecting seam. Luckily, the G-401 cleverly avoids this risk altogether because its pretty puff sleeves are completely detachable.
The Simone comes with a sheer, flowing, detachable accessory that attaches to its sweetheart neckline and trails behind its wearer. This acts as an up-to-date alternative to the weightless fabric and long train of a traditional veil. Remove the soft tulle attachment when you’re ready for a subtle change and the Simone’s pearl and shimmering sequin embellishments will truly come to the fore.
The Ruth‘s deep-plunging back and mermaid silhouette are instantly made more conservative by its detachable overskirt, which shortens the gown’s U-back and adds opacity to its skirt. This bridal separate is one of our most romantic, made from layers and layers of material covered in 3D petals and glittering details. We love the delicate lavender hue of the Ruth gown and its fluffy detachable skirt. Take a peek below at the corseted dress without its overskirt below – a strikingly contrasting look.
The Judy is one of our most innovative bridal separates yet. The difference between the gown with its overcoat and without is drastic. But you’d never be able to tell the bride is wearing two garments, so perfectly are they made to be worn together. The Judy is a slinky strapless trumpet dress adorned with silver embroidery. When its lightweight coat is added, it becomes a waist-belted, cap-sleeved, open-back dress with a tiered Hi-Lo hem. A stroke of couture genius! See the Judy without its bridal separate below.