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Can you believe that I'm wearing my wedding dress in this post? The best part is that I didn't spend a dime on tailoring to be able to wear it post ceremony! If you're wondering how this is possible the answer is simple; bridal separates! Today I'm giving you the scoop on my favorite wedding trend, why you should consider a two-piece wedding gown, and some of the amazing benefits they offer. Let's get started!
LET'S TALK COST
First of all, wedding dresses are SO expensive. Investing in a piece that can actually be worn again will minimize your cost per wear AND you can even sell the skirt afterwards if you don't have the storage space! Sites like preownedweddingdresses.com, oncewed.com, and Nearly Newlywed are all great for re-selling dresses. If you have a small budget for a gown, you can splurge on one piece and save on the other. BHLDN has so many budget-friendly options for both tops and skirts and I would highly recommend taking a look at their site!
SO MANY UNIQUE PAIRINGS
I loved my two-piece wedding gown so much that my sister-in-law and little sister both chose bridal separates for their own ceremonies too! One of the best parts about bridal separates is that there are so many different styles to choose from. We all ended up going with a bustier top because they are ultra flattering and feminine. Even though we all wore a similar silhouette up top, our gowns looked completely different and complimented the theme of each wedding. My sister-in-law Kelly went with a beautiful embellished top and floaty ethereal skirt for her farm wedding, and my sister Karly chose a laid-back lace corset with a twirl-perfect full skirt for her wedding in Mexico!
NO NEED TO BUY TWO DRESSES
If you want to change it up for your reception and slip into something more comfortable for getting your groove on, bridal separates are the way to go! While guests were being served at our wedding, I slipped into the bridal suite and changed into a shorter tulle skirt and sparkly Sergio Rossi booties. You'll be way more comfortable in a shorter skirt, it will look like a completely different dress, AND you can show off your shoes. That's a win-win-win if you ask me!
WEAR IT AGAIN
With a two-piece wedding gown, it's easy to re-live the magic of your big day for any event or even a simple date night! I went with a tailored short for a romantic night out with Mr. Jones, but you can also pair your top with a midi skirt, wide leg trousers, or a flowy maxi skirt! The options are endless!
Will you or have you re-worn your wedding gown?! I'd love to hear from you in the comments below if you enjoyed today's post! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!