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Trend-Spotting: Component and Two-Piece Wedding Dresses

Last month, Hilary Anderson of Alta Moda Bridal  gave us the skinny on short wedding dresses. Today, she shares the scoop on another growing gown trend: component and two-piece wedding dresses. Think corsets, blouses, and sleek sweaters paired with ballgown or body-skimming skirts.

Monique Lhuillier

According to Hilary, this is actually a re-emerging fashion trend: “We last saw two-piece and component dresses about seven to nine years ago,” she says. The trend can be attributed to ready-to-wear influences, with popular shopping websites like Net-a-Porter.com marketing the look.


“Wearing component wedding dresses offers a lot of versatility and personalization,” says Hilary. “Depending on the pieces a bride selects, there’s no gal this trend wouldn’t suit or flatter.” She says the look can be casual and playful, or chic and sophisticated with a Town & Country-type feel.

Vera Wang

I think component and two-piece weddings dresses offer a fun new take on bridal fashion, and I’m excited to see more of it in magazine fashion spreads, on the runways, and on the aisles of real weddings!

What do you think of two-piece and componet wedding dresses? Would you wear one (er, two) on your big day?