When it comes to bridesmaid dress shopping, it can be tough trying to find a dress that suits everyone and that all the girls are happy in which is why the multiway is so popular! Convertible dresses have really taken off over the years – the bridal party can create a cool mix and match look with one dress worn in different ways and most importantly, each bridesmaid is in a dress that she feels comfy in whether it’s with cap sleeves or a halter neck. Designed so that you can wear them in loads of different ways, multiway dresses are the answer to so many bridal parties shopping dilemmas as each girl can take their pick of the style that suits them best. There’s lots of great brands with their own take on the multiway so we’ve rounded up some of the best below…
Eliza & Ethan
Sister and brother Eliza & Ethan are the duo behind this infamous multiwrap dress. This handy number has solved many a bridesmaid dilemma allowing your girls to twist and style one dress in over 25 different ways so that they feel amazing and comfortable. This particular brand comes in one size and two lengths in 20 colours with a matching bandeau. You can wear it so many different ways (no alterations necessary) – as a one shoulder style, with cap sleeves, back open or covered, grecian style or halter neck!
Where to shop: You can buy these gorgeous gowns in B Couture in Arklow, Wicklow.
Designed so that they can be twisted and tied in endless different ways, twobirds Bridesmaid are all about wearability! They specialise in multiway dresses so that the dress can be worn again and again! They’ve several ranges including their classic convertible which is also available in tulle, lace and with rosettes and they have a convertible jumpsuit too plus separates. Their newest addition, the Party Collection is an 8 piece collection that maintain the twobirds ‘wearability’ philosophy with versatile styles, three of which (Maya, Zoe and Charlie) have convertible design elements so they can be worn in various different ways.
Where to shop: You can pick up these pretty multiway dresses in Little White Dress Bridal Boutique in Dublin.
Dessy Twist Wrap Dress
Dessy is the go-to brand for brides after chic, on trend dresses for their girls. Their stunning dresses come in a range of colours, fabrics, styles and cuts and they too have several multiway dresses so that your girls can pick a style that suits them. Their ‘wrap’ dresses come in various fabrics in two lengths (full length and to the knee) – choose from tulle, jersey and metallic finishes and if you’re after something different, they even have a jumpsuit. See their wrap dresses here.
Where to shop: Dessy is stocked in Love Ellie Bridal in Cavan, Amarra Bridal in Kildare, Diamond Bridal in Cork, Pearls & Lace Bridal Boutique in Donegal and La Bella Sposa in Dublin.
Sorella Vita – Maid Your Way
Aussie bridal house Essence of Australia are behind the gorgeous Sorella Vita bridesmaid collection that are renowned for their glam, trend-led gúnas. They also have their own take on the super popular convertible dress with their ‘Maid Your Way’ gowns. They come in beautiful chiffon and tulle fabrics and feature two streamers on the front and back that can be twisted, draped or wrapped to create more than 18 different looks so your girls can choose the one that they love best.
Where to shop: Sorella Vita stockists include MK Bridal Boutique in Meath and Pearls & Lace Bridal Boutique in Donegal.
Goddess by Nature
Aussie brand Goddess By Nature‘s philosophy is simple: all women are goddesses, and each deserves to feel like one. They strive to create dresses that look gorgeous on every figure. Their signature multiway gown became a big hit back in 2012 allowing bridal parties the flexibility to choose a style that they felt amazing in. The functional design used a soft stretch jersey with a beautiful satin finish that fell flawlessly from the waist and swirled effortlessly with every twirl. The straps can be wrapped and styled over 50 different ways so maids can pick a style that flatters them! Building on its success, they’ve also introduced their fab multiway in various fabrics and finishes such as tulle, chiffon, vintage lace, sequins and they have a long sleeved option too.
Where to shop: Goddess by Nature dresses are available from Alila in Dublin and Runaway Bride in Wexford.
On the High Street…
The high street also stock multiway dresses with Debenhams, Monsoon, Marks & Spencer, Oasis and Coast carrying their own lines.
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