When stylish socialite and reality star Olivia Palermo walked down the aisle in beautiful Carolina Herrera separates, you could feel the shattering of hundreds of years of wedding gown tradition … and hear sighs of relief from thousands of brides looking to finally express their unique bridal style.
The big wedding dress trend that has fashion bloggers excited from The New York Times to the Huffington Post isn’t really a “wedding gown” at all. Bridal separates with two or more pieces finally hands more control back to brides. From couture to off-the-rack, brides and designers embrace this new way to look at wedding dresses.
“Today’s bridal looks should fit in with today’s open-minded approach to the ceremony,” designer Monique Lhuillier recently said, regarding the surge in two-piece bridal options.
We might add that separates became popular with bridesmaid dresses a few years back. It’s only a natural evolution. Why should your bridesmaids have all the “wow” factor of these two-piece designs?
Here’s a few reasons you might want to consider this fashion-forward look for your wedding dress:
Separates give you more Style
Looking at wedding dresses and not really feeling it? Selecting your individual pieces allows more of your creativity and personality to shine through your wedding day style. Separates easily allow for a variety of options from a tailored, waist-defining jacket over a full tulle skirt to a flirty Boho-chic lace top with a slim pencil skirt. The possibilities are endless … but most importantly, they’re yours.
Separates give you a better Fit
There is a good reason designers began offering swimsuit pieces separately. Unless you make your living on the runway, designers’ wedding dress proportions often lead to multiple alterations. How the entire wedding gown falls on the body complicates this process. When looking at separates, all pieces are altered solely on how they fit your body, not a gown’s complex architecture. Wedding dress separates guarantee a fit perfect for your figure.
Separates allow for more Comfort
Maybe we should have started with comfort, because it’s key for your big day! Often, the biggest cases of dress regret are not the look of a wedding gown, but that a bride didn’t consider how she would feel wearing it for hours on the big day. You want to look and feel your absolute best. Whether you want a quick change into a going-away outfit, or simply to dance with unrestrained joy on the happiest day of your life, bridal separates offer ease and wonderful flexibility. You can now sit, hug and groove in ways that brides of the past only dreamed about.
At Elegant Bride, we’re proud to introduce you to this exciting option with the beautiful designs of Martina Liana’s new Separate Together line. One of our experienced bridal stylists can expertly take you through options, including bridal separates. We help you find a bridal style that’s as distinctive and stunning as you are.
Your wedding joins two complex individuals in blissful harmony. Why should your wedding dress be any different?