40 totally chic wedding dress separate ideas for unique brides

pink striped tulle wedding dress separate

Hello Fashion Blog

Call it the Olivia Palermo effect or call it 2015’s hottest wedding dress look — whichever way you look at it, it’s clear that wedding dress separates are a BIG new wedding trend that brides everywhere are embracing. After all, there’s no wedding rulebook that says you have to wear a one-piece wedding dress on the big day — so why not switch it up and make your wedding day look totally unique?

The best part about wedding dress separates is that you can mix and match to create a perfect look. BHLDN is embracing this trend with their recent “build your own look” boutique of mix-and-match skirts and tops, and it’s easy to find at least one wedding dress separate look in nearly every wedding designer’s most recent collection.

Whether you’re going for a boho crop top lace wedding ensemble or a tulle skirt with a feminine beaded top, there’s no going wrong with choosing a wedding dress separate look this year (or even for the next few years)! So get inspired with these 40 totally unique & chic looks on real brides, and see if this trend is right for you…

Minted Wedding Stationery

cinty hall separate wedding dress

Mia Marionette

vintage lace wedding dress crop top


two piece wedding dress

Riki Dalal via kate

long sleeve white lace boho dress separate

Karen Willis Holmes via Style Me Pretty

lace long sleeve wedding dress

Houghton Bride via The Lane

short prom dresses

Shannon Kirsten Photography

long sleeve crop top tulle skirt wedding dress

Alyssa McElheny Photography via Groupdress

white and pink wedding dress separate

Our Labor of Love via Snippet and Ink

boho lace wedding dress separate

Grace Loves Lace

peach polka dot wedding dress separate

Grace Loves Lace

simple city hall wedding dress separate

Winnie Au via Refinery29

bhldn wedding dress lace separate

Buy at BHLDN

simple white lace wedding separate

Buy it at ASOS Top & Skirt

lace and tulle wedding dress separate

Jana Williams via Style Me Pretty

red and white wedding dress separate

Arina B Photography via Ruffled

winter wedding dress separate anna roussos

Anna Roussos Photography via Style Me Pretty

Les Loups, The Wedding Artist Collective | Snippet & Ink

Les Loups of the Wedding Artists Collective via Snippet & Ink

beaded wedding dress bolero kirste kelley

Kirstie Kelly

sheer blue and white wedding dress

Viva Luxury Blog via Aisle Perfect

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Our Love is Loud via Burnett’s Boards

crop top 2 piece plain wedding dress

Britt Taylor via Style Me Pretty

crop top 2 piece short wedding dress

Jodi Miller Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

simple silk two piece wedding dress

Candice Lee Bridal via Etsy

houghton nyc long sleeve crop top dress

Angela and Evan via Magnolia Rouge

lavender wedding dress separate

Wardrobe by Dulcinea via Etsy

collared wedding dress separate

Campbell Photography via One Fab Day

blue lace wedding dress separate

Campbell Photography via One Fab Day

sheer lacy wedding dress separate

Archetype Studio via Glamour and Grace Blog

peach wedding dress separate beaded

2 Brides Photography via One Fab Day

open back two piece bridal gown


fun short lace two piece cropped wedding dress

Jenna Bechtholt Photography via Ruffled

unstructured lace two piece wedding dress

Grace Loves Lace

flower lace wedding dress separate

Rime Arodaky via French Wedding Style

mermaid two piece wedding dress

Rime Arodaky via French Wedding Style

sarah seven desert wedding dress

Stephanie Williams via Green Wedding Shoes

two piece ruffled lace tank wedding dress

We Heart Pictures via Bespoke Bride

bandeau top wedding dress

Chris Spira Photography via Rock N Roll Wedding

whimsical pink and white tanktop wedding dress

J Wiley Photography

lace long sleeve and tulle skirt wedding dress

Tec Petaja via Once Wed

sequin and tulle 2 piece wedding dress

Raconteur Photography via Brisbane Wedding Weekly

black and pink wedding dress

Charla Storey via Green Wedding Shoes

How pretty are all these wedding dress separates? The best part is that they’re incredibly versatile — you can opt for a casual bridal look with tank top and tulle skirt, or make it extra-dressy with a beaded bolero and strapless wedding dress. Of course, if you go for a skirt/top combo, you can even reuse them later after the wedding day is over!

Are you going for a crop to or two-piece wedding look? Let us know what you think of this trend in the comments!