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Unique and personalized looks are a key consideration when it comes to styling your bridal party. And a super-sophisticated way to do that is to put them in a two-piece outfit instead of a traditional bridesmaid dress. We’re talking mix and match top and skirt styles, convertible or illusion dresses, and pantsuits. According to Dina Gundy, director of marketing at Jenny Yoo, this is a creative way to create a bespoke bridal party style that’s easy to wear—and re-wear—after your wedding day.
Meet the Expert
Dina Gundy is the director of marketing for the New York-based bridal wear label Jenny Yoo. The brand is loved for its bridal and bridesmaid designs which feature luxury fabrics, modern silhouettes, and inclusive sizing with many dresses available up to size 32.
“Going with a two-piece look or separates is actually a very smart style choice,” says Gundy. “We offer a range of very wearable tops and skirts which can be combined to create beautiful bridesmaid looks that flatter every body shape and size. Choosing separates is a fun way for a bride to really add personality to her bridal party.”
We’ve done the work for you and shopped for the best two-piece bridal party styles to suit every wedding, from fabulous and formal to breezy destination beach celebrations.
What to Look for in Bridesmaid Separates
Looking stylish and feeling comfortable is always a key consideration when it comes to your bridal party, and a two-piece style delivers on both fronts. For many, separates are something your crew will feel more at ease in because they’re an elevated version of our everyday. Also, separates can help achieve a more exact fit. If someone is smaller on the top than the bottom (or vice-versa), they can choose pieces in the exact size needed in order to fit and flatter their body.
Separates are perfect for any type of wedding, just choose a vibe that fits your style of celebration. For formal affairs, we love the idea of luxury pieces featuring intricate lace or luxe embellishments.
Two-piece looks can be more cost-effective if you shop smart—but regardless, they’re a great investment because each piece can be easily worn again after the wedding day.
Two-piece outfits are perfect for creating a mix and match bridal party style, as they allow your bridesmaids to embrace more personalized looks!
About the Author
Alison McGill is an award-winning editor, writer, creative producer, media personality, and brand strategist. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Weddingbells for two decades, a role which also included being the Editorial Director of Weddingbells’ sister publication Mariage Quebec. Her work has appeared in The Kit, Fashion, Hello! Canada, The Toronto Star, and more.