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7 chic two-piece wedding dress alternatives for a modern bride-to-be

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Harriet Davey
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There are so many beautiful co-ord bridal styles to choose from – here’s our edit. 

Planning a wedding requires serious planning: spreadsheets, check lists and emails of notes. While you sort out the catering, the venue and the cake, we’re here to help you with the outfit. 

Of course, most people will ask “have you chosen your dress?” but that doesn’t mean you actually have to go for a wedding dress at all. In fact, here at Stylist we’re big fans of a stylish two-piece. 

Be it a top and skirt combo, a trouser suit or even a co-ord that looks like a dress – the two piece is taking the limelight this year. 

The best part is, it’s likely you’ll actually get wear out of the two separates much more than you would a bridal frock. Because, let’s face it, a cream blazer will be more wearable than a full-length tulle dress with a hoop on your Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. Right?

We’ve rounded up our favourite bridal two-pieces, from high street brands to designer boutiques – scroll down to shop the co-ords every modern bride should make “the one” or two, in this case. 

Whistles Ariane lace wedding co-ord

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A full lace look is always a go-to for brides, but this is one with a difference. The asymmetric hem skirt is perfect to show off a statement shoe, while the open back top adds 360 degree picture-perfection. This set is definitely wearable after the big day, too. 

£599, Whistles

Sculpted tailored wedding pant & jacket

Image of Amanda Wakeley wedding suit

If you’re a modern bride to be then a suit may be on your radar. It’s a sleek alternative to a dress and an ideal option for a city wedding. 

This Amanda Wakely set has caught our eye for all the right reasons. The split hem trouser style is not only incredibly chic, it’s also one of this season’s micro trends.

Price on request, Amanda Wakeley

Jenny Yoo Dylan topper and Ruby skirt

Image of Jenny Yoo skirt and top co-ord

The skirt and topper combo isn’t a new option for brides, but we’ve found the perfect set. Jenny Yoo has boutiques in London with a wide selection of different tops and skirts. 

We love the contrast of being jazzy with sequins on top and simple with a straight skirt from the waist down. 

Top £231, skirt £615, Jenny Yoo

Belle & Bunty vest top and Cassidy skirt

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If you want to go the opposite way around and go jazzy on the bottom with an embellished skirt, and sleek on top with a cami then this is the one for you. 

The slight fishtail and effortless pairing is the boho bride’s dream.

Price on request, Belle & Bunty

Monsoon Eugenie corset top and Jane skirt

Image of Monsoon skirt and top

This one could easily be mistaken as a classic strapless dress, but it’s a clever co-ord. The cami top comes with removable straps so you can choose to wear it both ways.

Top £129, skirt £119, Monsoon

Kaviar Gauche daisy longsleeve top and flirty fairy skirt

Image of Kaviar Gauche skirt and top

The Berlin based bridal label luckily ships to the UK. The gorgeous dresses, two pieces and accessories are a go-to for any bride-to-be. 

Top £682, skirt £856, Kaviar Gauche

Giuliva Heritage Collection double breasted blazer and trousers

Image of Giuliva Heritage Collection blazer and trousers

A suit is one of those staple wardrobe pieces everyone should own. Luckily, there are options out there for brides who want to opt for tailoring on the big day. 

This sleek double breasted blazer and tapered trousers are effortless. Note: keep those cuffs rolled up during lunch. 

Blazer £1,710, trousers £925, Giuliva Heritage Collection

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