If a traditional wedding dress isn’t for you and you’ve exhausted all options looking for an alternative wedding dress to fit the bill, what about bridal separates? Forget the 90s idea of a bridal two-piece, all stiff corset and satin A-line skirt – these are stylish, timeless and can reveal a tantalising glimpse of skin or look like a seamless gown.
We’ve rounded up some of the hottest bridal separates available right now to inspire you!
The 18 piece range of bridal separates from Martina Liana allow brides to build a unique look from scratch – with all the mix and match combinations, you’re guaranteed to find a gorgeous bridal look that’s true to your style.
Brides who want to feel like a princess on their wedding day will adore this combined look which features the Belle bodysuit and the Stevie skirt. If you love tiered wedding dresses, you’ll love how this looks as you walk down the aisle. You’ll then have the bodysuit to wear with different skirts for other glamorous events in the future.
The fabulously ruffled Stevie skirt also works beautifully with the strapless Cayla top which has stunning lace detailing – ideal for a summery wedding.
If you’re not keen on the idea of a long sleeved wedding dress, what about the beautifully detailed Blair bodysuit with ornate straps, seen below with the dreamy Scout skirt. It’s a gorgeous combination for a laidback summer wedding.
The romantic style of the Scout skirt also works with the strapless Carys top for a classic bridal look. Considering strapless? Why not accessorise with a glamorous necklace?
The lace detailed Blake bodysuit is ideal for glamour-loving brides, especially when it’s paired with the Sanja skirt, like below. Illusion detail is a key wedding trend for 2016 so this is a fashion savvy choice!
Boho brides will stun their partner and all their guests in this combination of the Celia top and the Shae skirt. We love the racy split in the skirt which is ideal for showing a hint of leg.
After a tea-length wedding dress? What about the glittery Ciara top, paired with the retro style Sachi skirt. Follow the model’s lead and pair the look with some bold shoes.
This striking combination comprises of the Tyler top, which has elegant detailing and delicate shoulder straps, the Sanja skirt and the James jacket. The jacket is a smart, sophisticated way to add another layer to your bridal look, and the top can be paired with skinny trousers and heels after your wedding.
Belle & Bunty
Are you looking for bridal separates with that romantic, 1920s wedding dress feel? If so, consider Belle & Bunty. Silky soft fabrics and vintage inspired cuts result in an opulent look that feels as though it’s from another time.
The Belle skirt pools on the floor in a whimsical, dreamy way. The lacy Daisy top adds even more romance, whilst the open detailing on the back gives the look edge.
The Belle skirt also looks breath-taking when paired with the silky, slinky Pearl cami. Make the most of the low, V-cut back with a striking hairstyle or a pendant necklace worn back to front.
The Pearl cami has a gorgeous hint of lace at the neckline, which adds to the romantic feel. If you want to be a little more covered on your front and shoulders, consider the ruffled Brook top.
As seen above, the chiffon ruffles on the Brook top also look amazing when paired with the soft, floaty Scarlett skirt.
For those who prefer higher necklines, there’s also the pretty lace Dolly top, paired below with the Blossom skirt.
There are lots of gorgeous, feminine bridal gowns in Paloma Blanca’s collection, but the separates really stand out.
The 4667 has a pretty lace top with sleeves and a classic full skirt with a traditional train. It’s a traditional look which you can add a modern twist to with the tiniest flash of skin around the waistline.
The lace illusion back on the 2053 is really striking. There’s a tiny glimpse of skin at the top of the skirt which adds a sexier edge to the rustic look.
Glamorous brides searching for a striking wedding day look will fall in love with Flora Bride and their sensual, sultry designs, which include a range of separates to be mixed and matched to suit you.
The Aline set has a beautifully embellished lace top, which can be used after the big day, and a romantic floor length skirt with pleating and lace detail around the hem.
The Belle set is a more daring choice – ideal for athletic brides who want to show off their figure. The cropped top is clearly defined and the sheer back leaves little to the imagination. We love the unusual sleeves.
‘Less is more’ perfectly describes the Emma set – there’s a simple cropped lace top with an elegant low back, and a high waisted skirt which ensures you won’t show too much skin.
We are obsessed with boho brand Free People and their dreamy bridal separates. If you’re planning a laidback wedding with a casual, bohemian feel, you must check them out.
The Callie set consists of a slim-fitting lace top which can be used time and time again and a soft, full length skirt designed to sit high on the waist.
The tiered Kari set will definitely appeal to brides who want to channel a 70s look and appease their inner hippy. We love the cute lace edging on each of the layers.
If you’ve fallen for off the shoulder wedding dresses, take a closer look at the Moroccan set which is the dream outfit for the relaxed bride. Why not make your own flower crown to go with it?
If you’re looking for an affordable wedding dress (we’re talking about the chance of getting a wedding dress under £500) consider Indie Bride. Their cool and easy to wear two piece bridal outfits will suit the vintage inspired bride.
The Farrah top has a loose-fitting, edgy look and an irresistible button down back that adds to the retro feel.
If you love lace, the Meryl top could be for you. We’re obsessed with the on-trend eyelash lace edging.
The Jerry top is ideal for brides who definitely want something untraditional but still love the idea of rocking bridal white.
The Marka skirt will work perfectly with any of the above tops and is a great choice if you love the idea of have a train in an unconventional way.
This combo of the Jean skirt and the Celia top would look amazing at a boho wedding – finish the look with a wedding hairstyle with flowers.
If you spend your Saturdays at vintage markets and love old-school style, be inspired by the button-through Holly skirt, paired here with the Jerry top.
Brides searching for a vintage inspired wedding dress with a less quirky feel need to browse Sally Lacock’s separates collection.
The high-neck of the Juniper top is balanced out with the stunning open back. We love how the lacy Cicely skirt pairs with it perfectly.
If you want to show off your waist, and want a chic two piece without flashing any skin, consider the Lavender top with its cinched-in waist line and the Bay skirt.
Those looking for a traditional bridal look with a casual feel, take note of how the Stevia top adds a more relaxed feel to the Bay skirt.
Lovers of lace wedding dresses will adore the Verbena blouse, especially when it’s paired with the Cicely skirt.
Yes, that’s right. Your go-to place for your Saturday night style now has a stunning bridal range too for the edgy, fun bride.
This sparkly top is stunning for a wedding but would also look amazing with high-waisted jeans and towering heels. For a bridal look, pair it with the simple maxi skirt to balance out the glitz.
We can’t get over how cool this combination from David’s Bridal is. The simplicity of the top works so well with the elaborately layered skirt. Brides who want tradition with a twist, this one is for you.
Luella’s Boudoir is a stylish bridal boutique carrying lots of exclusive designs, including some bridal two-pieces you’ll only be able to find there.
The Dagny by Anna Kara consists of a striking top with amazing lace sleeves and a classic style skirt that will billow as you move.
The Bianca by Limor Rosen is a really cool, contemporary style. The textured top with glitter in the light and the simplicity of the skirt keeps it from being too over the top.
House of Fraser
Brides on a budget can look to the high street for amazing wedding dress options and get a gown that looks seriously expensive.
The Gina Bacconi maxi from House of Fraser is a transformable wedding dress – it goes from simple maxi gown to vintage beauty with the addition of the gorgeous embellished top.
Little Mistress recently unveiled its bridal collection and we’re obsessed! If you loved Olivia Palermo’s super cool wedding style this tutu skirt is for you.
Check out our guide to stealing celebrity wedding dress style for even more inspiring ideas – you may find a new bridal fashion icon!