For many brides, choosing their wedding dress usually starts with deciding which skirt style will suit them best; will it be long or short, full or sheath, mermaid or A-line, taffeta or tulle…and the list goes on. This basic question is one that makes considering wedding separates so smart, and offers the opportunity to build your look from the bottom up, if you wish.
To Tulle or Not To Tulle
The most popular wedding skirt separate is the full, puffy tulle skirt, because you get the wow look without the wow cost. Plus, you can shed the more cumbersome wedding skirt for your reception, revealing another ‘look’. The great thing about the tulle skirt is that it’s popular now to wear with virtually everything. From a chambray shirt for a low key ‘Denim and Lace’ wedding, to an heirloom top for a vintage themed wedding, to a fabulous top or bodice in a color that matches your wedding theme. Even, dare I say, a crop top (how fab for a beach wedding, though). The options are virtually endless, and perfect when you want to be one of a kind.
A completely modern and unique way to use a skirt separate is when wearing a graceful sheer wedding skirt separate over the cutest sexy short wedding dress. Not for the traditional bride, but these days not that much is traditional. A perfect wedding-y look for a second (or third or…) wedding or non-traditional vows. The Bride that wants to be more avant guard can really make this this option work for her look.
Your skirt separate choices are not just in tulle or a sheer, ethereal fabric. Bridal skirt separates are found in every beautiful bridal fabric from silk to taffeta, and this option doesn’t allow for a peek underneath if you have a surprise second look reveal later in your event. It actually is more of a surprise that you are wearing separates when a more opaque fabric is worked in as the bottom of your wedding component ensemble.
Even though there are now designer wedding separates that can cost as much as a complete wedding gown, if you are on a budget this is a way to get a big, big look for less. Even watch sites like Etsy, where independent seamstresses with a creative flair can bring your wedding separates to you – and your budget – on a dime.