Photos: Courtesy of vendors; Illustration by Christina Park
According to Fall 2015 Bridal Fashion Week, two is better than one. From Monique Lhuillier and Reem Acra to Houghton and Theia, the wedding world has embraced the fashion favorite "two-sie," a cute term for matching two piece sets. The styles range from glam to cozy; skin baring to conservative. But if you're not into the idea of walking down the aisle in a two-piece look, rock the trend in bridal tones of white, nude, blush or something (baby) blue.
1. Lucy Paris
You don't have to save your something blue for your wedding day. This crop top paired with a fit-and-flare skirt feels '90s and modern at the same time. Channel the Reem Acra show with a peak of midriff, but keep it conservative by adding long sleeves or a modest hem.
"Intarsia" lace crop top and skirt, $116, Lucy Paris available at Bloomingdale's
Prefer pants to dresses or just trying to switch up your look? Take a cue from Naeem Khan's fall show and try a tailored two piece. The jacquard print adds texture and interest while the pink tone keeps it feminine. Pair it with a blush, nude or white camisole and metallic pointy or strappy heels to make it formal.
"Pink Lagoon" tile Jacquard blazer and trousers, $180, Topshop
3. Torn by Ronny Kobo
A boxy top layered over a trumpet dress gives you the illusion of endless ruffles. Minimalist brides who want to keep their look modern will love this look. Pair it with black strappy heels to bring out the graphic black stitching.
"Bernina" boxy top and skirt, $276; over "Britta" dress, $388, Torn by Ronny Kobo available at ShopBop
Not finding the perfect matching set for you? Make your own! A true white is easy to match and mixing textures, like lace and a sleek polyester blend, makes the look more interesting. A peplum top and pencil skirt are a great place to start for a look that screams sophisticated.
"Estelle" long-sleeve lace peplum top, $148; "Grayce" pencil skirt, $198, BCBG