A dress isn’t always a traditional dress, meaning all one piece. The two-piece dress look is actually fairly common some places and can put a nice spin on things especially if your bridesmaid aren’t really the girly-girl type. You can convince them to wear anything by saying it’s actually a skirt and top because it sounds a lot more casual and easier to wear than a dress. Just because it’s two pieces though doesn’t mean it is any less feminine or formal, there are tons of great two-piece styles to flatter any figure and look perfect in your precious photographs.
Corset bodice and skirt
An old-fashioned corset bodice style is popular. This works well on bust sizes of all sorts because the ties in the back or the corset let each woman adjust the bodice to fit their chest as they desire. You can also make the decision to push the boobs up or push them down. With the corset style the skirt is usually one that flairs out with loose pleats or darts.
Halter and skirt
A halter top is great for smaller busted women as it can create the illusion of a larger bust for those seeking more and they are more easily able to get away without wearing a bra. The halter can be one with thick straps or thin straps but the whatever is chosen should also be mimicked in the waistband styling of the skirt. For thinner women a drop waist with a loose waistband is stylish so that just a little bit of skin shows and it is made clear that the dress is a two piece not one. The showing skin look is very trendy and popular with the younger crowd.
There are two ways that pants can work as a two-piece dress. First the pants can be flared so much that they meet in the middle of the legs and look like a skirt pleating itself. In the second fashion the pants have a sheer chiffon layering over them that looks like a flowing skirt. As the girls move the layers blend together and create a full look but give them all the freedom and ease of movement that comes from wearing pants.
Strapless and bolero
Another unique two-piece look is a strapless dress and matching bolero. These can be found in several stores and are great for nighttime weddings or weddings during the spring and fall seasons where the weather changes a lot during the day and the ladies may need some covering for their shoulders to stay warm.
Ruffled top and high-waisted skirt
The sexy business dress look can translate to the wedding aisle well. Choose a ruffled top and a high-waisted skirt to tuck the top into. Avoid the bulky look of tucking the top in by cutting it just two inches longer than where the skirt hits so there’s no excess material.