I received an email from BHLDN a while ago about their mix and match wedding tops and bottoms and thought: That’s a nifty idea! But I didn’t bother to click through because, well, the girls modeling the outfits, while stylish, looked a little rigid and not entirely comfortable.
While I like a Victorian-esque look, generally, I wouldn’t recommend one for a wedding because one’s comfort level is something not enough brides take into consideration.
But I finally clicked through after a few days and was completely taken with the concept of mix and match wedding gowns. It’s such a great way to get your style without paying for the expense of having the dress custom-made. For example, maybe this is your style.
Or maybe you love that top but were looking for something swingier? Then this might suit you.
These mix and match pieces are a great reception dress option too. Keep the top, change the skirt! (Or vice versa.)
The two above options would also be great if an additional reception is being hosted in your honor after your wedding. That way, you can wear the long wedding dress at your wedding and then use part of it for the later reception. You’ll have that wedding-esque look that many seem to strive for at belated receptions without wearing your entire wedding gown.
And that long ruffley skirt doesn’t have to lay around with nothing to do either. Just pair it with a different top and you could totally get away with it at a formal event, no?
I’m really into the idea of wedding separates. I would love it if BHLDN extended its line and other brands started offering separates as well. What do you think? Would you buy wedding separates?
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