Deciding on the perfect dress for one’s wedding day is a pivotal and exciting task. With hundreds of thousands of styles to choose from, no bride will be left without a match made in heaven. Contemporary styles are ever popular and as of late, vintage inspired dresses are also making a comeback. But there is a new companion on the horizon for blushing brides to be: two piece wedding dresses and they are in high demand.
There are optimal reasons for choosing a two piece wedding dress. One of the most mentionable is that they flatter plus sized and pregnant women. Whereas the traditional wedding dress can be restricting and unforgiving in hotter weather, the two piece ensembles offer breathing room and the ability to move around in comfort. For brides who are expecting, an elastic band can easily be added to the bottom piece for comfort and room.
Ideally, wedding dresses would be specifically and individually tailored right off the rack. Considering the vast differences in women’s bodies and bust/hip/thigh ratios, finding a just right fit in a dress taken off the rack is near impossible. Suppose the bride to be is very small within the bust, but curvy in the waist and hips-finding a one piece wedding dress to complement this gorgeous figure could be challenging. Two piece wedding dresses may be the answer, as the top can be tailored for a snug fit that capitalizes on a slim bust, while the second detached piece could allow room for a more hour glassed figure.
Another advantage of two piece wedding dresses is that it affords the bride the option of mixing and matching different pieces, materials, styles and patterns. For a unique look, one can pair a shimmery haltered top with a chiffon or taffeta bottom half. For the creative brides who want to make a bold statement, playing with different colors-one for the top and another for the bottom is possible with the two piece ensemble. Create a timeless dress or combine eras that are closest to your heart. For example, pair an Elizabethan top complete with a low cut, squared neckline with a Victorian belled and scalloped bottom for a classic look with a contemporary feel.
With two piece wedding gowns, coordinating separates means the sky is the limit. Choose an over lapping style where the bottom half scoops up over the top piece for a nice layered look. Looking for a dress that is sexy? Try a style that allows your mid-section to peek through ever so slightly. For the more conservative, consider some of the popular styles that are bound in the mid-section by a bow or satin sash. This particular style will lend the comfort of a two piece while still maintaining the traditional one piece look.