19 Bridal Separates Sets for a Modern Bridal Moment

Calling all fashionista brides!

Updated 03/27/19

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Choosing a wedding dress silhouette is incredibly difficult. You may dream of that fairy-tale princess moment but have come to realize you’d never be comfortable in a full ball gown, and so choose something more figure-flattering. Or maybe you thought a fitted mermaid silhouette was the shape for you, only to gather that a more fluid skirt makes sense for dancing the night away. One silhouette you may not have considered? A two-piece wedding dress, or bridal separates. And yes, this works for myriad bridal aesthetics whether you consider yourself a traditional, modern, or bohemian bride.

Bridal separates are not all midriff-baring styles—though some are—and they range from traditional to ultramodern and are incredibly dynamic. For the confident bride, a crop top and high-waisted skirt are sexy in combination whether you go for a structural silhouette, fluid chiffon set, or modern lace pairing. You can balance out a peek of skin by choosing a style with long sleeves or by opting for a more voluminous skirt to offset a revealed waist.

For more conservative brides, two-piece sets are on offer from matching top and skirts (sans midriff) to traditional gowns with unique overlays. Multiple pieces simply give you the option to mix and match textures and customize your wedding dress for a more distinctive look whether it’s a combination of lace and crepe de chine, a boudoir-inspired bodice tucked into a fit-and-flare skirt, or a tulle gown with a beaded overlay on top.

Romantic options abound for the bohemian bride. Details like beaded silk georgette, fanciful embroidery, and crochet lace are just right. In terms of silhouettes, off-the-shoulder tops with flouncy tiered skirts, crop tops and sweeping skirts, and lace bustiers over draped silk chiffon skirts capture a wanderlust mood.

City-hall brides can try for a two-piece via an abbreviated hem—a set done in all lace or with floral appliqués are traditional and elegant. If you have a minimal aesthetic, pared-back separates feel fresh.

If you think a two-piece wedding dress is right for you, scroll through our edit of 35 bridal separates options ahead.

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Monique Lhuillier Lace Crop Top and Mikado Satin A-Line Skirt

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, top $1,650; skirt $2,310

Willowby Layla Lace Crop Top and Rai Lace & Tulle Skirt

Courtesy of Willowby

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, top $750; skirt $950

ASOS Edition Embellished Blazer and Pants

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, blazer $158; pants $135

Rodarte Leather Puff-Sleeve Peplum Blouse and Ruffle Leather Skirt

Courtesy of Rodarte

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, blouse $4,025; skirt $4,255

BHLDN Girard Corset Top and Effie Skirt

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, top $750; skirt $965

BHLDN Lawrence Top and Gidley Skirt

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, top $250; skirt $400

BHLDN Marian Top and Clarke Skirt

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, top $350; skirt $600

BHLDN Colette Top and Clarke Skirt

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, top $250; BHLDN skirt, $600

Tadashi Shoji Huntley Top and Campbell Skirt

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, top $300; BHDLN skirt $550

Dessy Collection Lace Halter Style Crop Top and Full Length Tulle Skirt

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, top $98; skirt $166

Black Halo Juma Two Piece Dress

Courtesy of Black Halo

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $345

Leanne Marshall Isla Top

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

SHOP NOW: Leanne Marshall, $695

Leanne Marshall Ines Skirt

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

SHOP NOW: Leanne Marshall, $1,980

Grace Loves Lace Perla Two-Piece Gown

Courtesy of Grace Loves Lace

SHOP NOW: Grave Loves Lace, $990

Catherine Dean Itala Top And Delia Maxi Skirt

Courtesy of Catherine Dean

SHOP NOW: BHLDN top, $220; and BHLDN skirt, $800

Lace & Liberty Laguna Long Sleeve Top and Wonderland Skirt

Courtesy of Lace & Liberty

SHOP NOW: Lace & Liberty top, $460; and Lace & Liberty skirt, $980

Anya Fleet Jennis Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Anya Fleet

SHOP NOW: Anya Fleet, price upon request

Danielle Frankel Susanna Top and Eleanor Skirt

Courtesy of Danielle Frankel

SHOP NOW: Danielle Frankel, price upon request

Donatelle Godart Beau Sior & Ballade

Courtesy of Donatelle Godart

SHOP NOW: Donatelle Godart, price upon request

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