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The Two Wedding Dresses Trend

11/08/2015 16:33 BST | Updated 11/08/2016 10:59 BST

You may be finding it hard enough finding one wedding dress, but believe it or not, there is a new trend around, the two wedding dresses trend.

As weddings are becoming more lavish, a lot of brides-to-be are having wedding celebrations over several days or even two weddings. Poppy Delevingne wore Chanel couture for her London wedding and then opted for a totally different, but equally as beautiful Pucci bridal gown when she had another wedding in Marrakech.

Even if brides-to-be are only having one wedding, they can still choose to have two wedding dresses i.e. one more formal bridal gown for the ceremony and another more relaxed outfit (even wedding trousers) for the reception.

When Beatrice Borromeo married Princess Caroline of Monaco's son Pierre Casiraghi recently, she wore a Georgio Armani wedding dress for the religious ceremony and then changed into another dress by the designer later on for the reception.

Beatrice Borromeo is not only the high profile figure who changed into another wedding dress for her reception. Did you know the Duchess of Cambridge changed into another Alexander McQueen wedding dress for her reception?

Nobody can forget her absolutely stunning dress that was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen for her ceremony to Prince William. However, you may not remember that she changed into a strapless gown by the same designer later on in the evening. The ivory satin gown was strapless and featured diamanté detailing around the waist. She wore a white angora bolero too. She also changed her hair and wore it completely down with no tiara or hair accessory.

One of the reasons why I think this two wedding dresses trend has come about is not only because weddings have become more lavish, but I also think it is because most brides-to-be have dispensed with the 'going away outfit' that they used to change into at the end of the reception before leaving for their honeymoon. Nowadays brides don't need a 'going away outfit' as they party on late into the night at their wedding reception and generally stay overnight before departing for their honeymoon the next day. I personally used to love the 'going away outfit' as it gave brides another opportunity to wear a dress or suit that was very elegant and obviously very different to what they wore ever day.

If you also loved 'going away outfit's but know it is not practical to wear one on your big day, we think you should definitely embrace the two wedding dresses trend. OK, to wedding gowns may dent your bank balance, but if you opt for a shorter dress, you could definitely wear it on your honeymoon too!

And even if you don't want to wear a shorter dress and just like the idea of having two wedding dresses on your big day, we think you should definitely embrace the trend. After all, if you do, not only will you be 'on trend,' but your 'engaged friends will undoubtedly follow in your footsteps

After all, who wants to be a fashion follower when you can be a fashion leader.