If there’s one wedding dress trend that can relentlessly be dubbed as chic no matter the style, it’s cropped separates. You may be wondering what this two-piece ‘90s fad is doing in the bridal world, but we’re going to stop you right there—the crop top is highly underrated. No, this isn’t your belly baring Britney Spears version; instead, these show a sexy, yet sophisticated inch of skin, if that.
Seriously, cropped separates are what you make of them. From long sleeve lace tops and fitted skirts to boxy short-sleeve bodices with ballgown skirts, they offer a variety of options. And if you don’t like what you see in a set, remember—they’re separates! Mix and match until you find your dream look.
These brides knew how to rock it.
Real bride Isabelle looks every bit the woodland bride wearing a head wreath of elegant greenery and Zetterberg Couture separates. Texture on top and simplicity on the bottom combine for understated beauty.
Piper’s chic Rime Arodaky cropped separates were the complete opposite of what she envisioned herself in, but she fell in love with the way it balanced simplicity while commanding attention. A crepe top with lace trim and lace paneled mermaid skirt are certainly striking, the latter of which perfectly complements her fishtail braid.
This indigo dip-dyed combo by Sweet Caroline Styles is the perfect choice for a seaside elopement. A voluminous billowing skirt with blue ombre captures the movement of the ocean.
Created by Tel Aviv designer Limor Rosen, this gorgeous dress seamlessly juxtaposes different styles into one. A crop top with geometric beading brings a modern, bohemian feel while a skirt ending in a chiffon train evokes a classic effect, combining for a timeless and contemporary look.
Jessica’s edgy and romantic two piece wedding dress has cool girl written all over it. Not only did she mix separates, but also mixed designers, wearing a floral appliqué crop top by Inbal Dror and flattering skirt by Kittenish with subtle godet pleats.
Let’s just take a moment to applaud this modern take on ‘70s inspired vibes. A two piece dress from White Meadow Bridal has fun with lace in a boxy long-sleeve crop and multi-split skirt to show a little leg. Those platform velvet booties, though, are the real kicker.
Not only is Katie’s dress bohemian chic, it also has a special background story: her groom’s aunt made it from scratch. We’re head over heels for its gorgeous illusion lace and simple skirt, which beautifully complement the bride’s organic bouquet and flower crown.