For the bride that just can’t decide whether she wants a solid-colored dress or one adorned with lace, designer Trish Peng is here to help. She’s created a collection of reversible wedding gowns that feature single-colored fabric on one side and a delicate lace pattern on the other. The silhouettes are stylish, featuring details like plunging backs and flowing trains, so either way, the bride is sure to look fabulous. Peng’s ingenuity gives her options, too. The bride can wait until the day of the wedding to decide which look she’ll wear, or she can rock one side for the ceremony and the other side for the reception.
Peng has developed 11 styles that are inspired by, and named after, her brides. The naming choice is a fitting one, as Peng first had the idea to design reversible gowns after a client couldn’t decide between lace or a more minimalist fashion.
Constructing one of these gowns is no small feat, and one seemingly small trim proved the most difficult problem to solve—the zipper. Because a reversible dress hadn’t been attempted before within the bridal industry, there was no supplier that manufactured a delicate dual zipper. The only kind available was what you’d find in a sleeping bag. To remedy this issue, Peng came up with the idea of hand stitching two zippers on each side of the gown.
Peng’s reversible gown isn’t the first time she’s designed something out of the ordinary. In 2016, she made headlines by debuting the longest train to ever hit a New Zealand catwalk—it was a staggering 20 meters (65 feet) long.