Two wedding looks in one! Designer launches the world’s first range of REVERSIBLE bridal gowns after her client couldn’t decide on a fabric
- New Zealand designer Trish Peng created a line of reversible wedding dresses
- The first of its kind, the collection includes 11 styles that can be worn two ways
- A growing number of brides wear multiple dresses on their wedding day
- Meghan Markle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ellie Goulding all donned two gowns
As a growing number of brides choose to wear multiple gowns on their wedding day, a fashion designer has created the world’s first line of reversible wedding dresses.
New Zealand bridal designer Trish Peng, who splits her time between Auckland and Los Angeles, created 11 unique styles that can be worn two ways, with each design featuring plain white fabric on one side and pale pink overlaid with lace on the other.
Dresses can be changed from one material to another by opening two hand-stitched zips which run down each side of the gown, with prices available on request.
Ms Peng, who has made custom wedding dresses for celebrities including reality star Kristin Cavallari, was inspired to design the collection after speaking to a client who couldn’t decide between an embellished or a modern, minimalist style.
‘The reversible dress idea came to life after one of my custom brides couldn’t decide between a lace or plain dress, but she knew exactly what silhouette she wanted,’ Ms Peng told Daily Mail Australia.
New Zealand fashion designer Trish Peng (pictured) has launched the world’s first collection of reversible wedding dresses
The line includes 11 unique styles which can be worn two ways by undoing two zips which run down either side of the gowns (pictured, the ‘Rosie’ reversible gown)
‘At her first fitting I was like, “why don’t we do both?! I will figure it out!” So the idea of having two dresses in one was born,’ she said.
‘You simply flip it and reverse it, one for the ceremony, the other for the reception.
Ms Peng said reversible dresses offer brides two looks for the price of one, while also making life easier for bridal boutiques who can stock one sample and sell it three different ways, reversible, plain or lace overlay.
The collection was inspired by a bride who knew which silhouette she wanted, but couldn’t decide on a fabric (pictured, the back detail of the ‘Rosie’ gown)
Ms Peng, who splits time between Los Angeles and her native Auckland, says the reversible concept offers brides two looks for the price of one (pictured, the back detailing of the ‘imogen’ gown)
Once reserved for the rich and famous, a growing number of brides are choosing to wear not one, but two dresses on their wedding day.
Typically, a traditional, ornate style is worn during the ceremony, with a sleeker, sometimes sexier number more suitable for dancing used for the evening reception.
Hollywood stars and real life royalty, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellie Goulding and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, all wore two bridal gowns for their respective nuptials.
Trish Peng’s reversible collection debuted at New York Bridal Fashion Week earlier this month.
But it’s not the first time the label has made headlines for groundbreaking designs.
In August 2016, a Trish Peng wedding gown broke the record for the longest train on the catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week.
The designer wowed the audience with an elaborate $7,689 red lace custom gown, which featured a 20-metre-long silk tulle train.
The lace was vintage Christian Dior flown in from France, a spokesperson for the designer told Daily Mail Australia at the time.
The luxurious fabric was embellished with hundreds of sparkling Swarovski crystals, which took a team of four a staggering 120 hours to stitch together.