12 Gorgeous, On-Trend Two-Piece Wedding Gowns

The white ball gown remains the iconic wedding dress for a princess bride. Think: Cinderella, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. Such wedding gown imagery is bound tightly within our collective memories, yet modernity has brought many a twist to the time-honored silhouette. One is the wedding jumpsuit. Another recently popularized style is the two-piece wedding ensemble, a new choice for the iconoclasts among us. The two-piece bridal outfit allows a bride various options. With a crop top and skirt combo, fit brides can subtly (or not so subtly...) flaunt their washboard abs. A voluminous skirt paired with a simple, structured top creates a stunning display. A slinky skirt and form-fitting top can allow for movement within structure. Here, we've made it a cinch to find your two-piece wedding gown by listing amazing options from Nordstrom, Etsy, David's Bridal and more.

La Femme Stretch Lace Two-Piece Scalloped Gown photo

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La Femme Stretch Lace Two-Piece Scalloped Gown

Simply breathtaking when accessorized with some pearl-and-crystal earrings, this two-piece gown is made of form-fitting stretch lace with scalloped details. The neckline is a sweetheart style while the back dips into a deep V. The crop top is a slipover style that pairs perfectly with the trumpet skirt, which reaches the floor. ($390; neimanmarcus.com)

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Galina Signature Beaded Lace and Organza Two-Piece Wedding Dress photo

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Galina Signature Beaded Lace and Organza Two-Piece Wedding Dress

The high-low skirt of this two-piece ensemble sends billows of organza ruffles in a bride's wake, leading to a chapel train. The result of a skirt crafted from 35 yards of organza? Drama with a capital "D." Then there's the plunging V-neck bodice, which is made of lace that has been encrusted with 3,000 beads and sequins, and structured with side boning for a tailored fit. All eyes will be on the bride who wears this stunner. ($500; davidsbridal.com)

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Jive Top & Hampton Skirt photo

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Jive Top & Hampton Skirt

Part of a special collection from BHLDN, this ultra-femme blouse is crafted from delicate floral lace that reveals a pattern of lush roses over a nude camisole liner. Elegant, yet easy, this blouse features half sleeves and a bit of stretch. We love it when paired with the Hampton skirt by Jenny Yoo for BHLDN, as seen in this photo. But it would look equally elegant with other skirts from BHLDN, including the Park Avenue skirt. ($60, $80 and $650; anthropologie.com and bhldn.com)

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Lady Bird Top & Park Avenue Skirt photo

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Lady Bird Top & Park Avenue Skirt

Cut from sleek crepe for a crisp feel, this sleeveless top features a slightly boxy fit that is understated and modern. It's a chic option for the minimalist bride who sticks to the classics. We love it paired with the Park Avenue Skirt, a fitted silhouette that features a floor-length hem and a detachable bow at the waist. This two-piece ensemble creates a beautifully tailored look for the modern bride. ($275 & $650; bhldn.com)

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Melissa Sweet Beaded Blouson Two-Piece Sheath Wedding Dress photo

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Melissa Sweet Beaded Blouson Two-Piece Sheath Wedding Dress

This two-piece sheath wedding dress, covered in beads, will sparkle in the afternoon sun at a wedding this is more low-key than high-toned. The blouson silhouette of the bodice gives it a slightly Bohemian wedding vibe. The designers have added a hint of romance via the beaded and embroidered tulle fabric layered over a lustrous satin slip. The flattering details include cap sleeves and a V-neckline, plus a dainty chapel train. ($862.20-$907.20; davidsbridal.com)

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Amsale Sia Satin Two-Piece Gown photo

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Amsale Sia Satin Two-Piece Gown

For a bride who craves a high-fashion look, this two-piece gown by Amsale is the answer. Effortlessly elegant, this two-piece silk-satin gown pairs a sleeveless drop-waist top and bias-cut column skirt. Hand-sewn embellishments along the neckline give a sense of couture. The graceful train is equally magnificent, accented with a line of dainty covered buttons as it pools gracefully behind the bride. The blouse and skirt are made of high-quality silk. This gown is surely meant for a modern princess. ($4,700; nordstrom.com)

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Angela Bridal Two-Piece Bridal Gown photo

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Angela Bridal Two-Piece Bridal Gown

The straightforward, sleeveless top reveals a hint of waistline while reveling in the details of a v-shaped neckline at the back, as well as a lace overlay. It pairs excellently with the voluminous multi-layered skirt in tulle. Bonus: This ensemble can be made in an array of colors, so ask the seller about that option. ($170-plus; etsy.com)

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Tadashi Shoji Campbell Top & Campbell Skirt photo

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Tadashi Shoji Campbell Top & Campbell Skirt

This is such a fabulous duo for a sporty bride. You know her: She's that ├╝ber-tall friend who slays everyone in basketball and volleyball. Sculpted like a Greek goddess, she can show off all of her assets in this Tadashi Shoji fitted top crafted from textured lace with a scalloped hem and high neckline. Paired with the body-skimming Campbell Skirt, it presents a cohesive picture of grace and strength. ($250 & $550; bhldn.com)

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After Six Metallic Lace Two-Piece Gown (in Cameo) photo

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After Six Metallic Lace Two-Piece Gown (in Cameo)

We love the addition of Mylar in this two-piece ensemble, as it lends a luminous sheen to the metallic Rococo lace. The v-neck blouse is topped with delicate spaghetti straps and the skirt sweeps the floor. We love this ensemble in the blush color (called "cameo") for a unique wedding look, as it's a fresh spin on traditional ivory. ($263; nordstrom.com)

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Midnight Memories White Lace Two-Piece Maxi Dress photo

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Midnight Memories White Lace Two-Piece Maxi Dress

Easy and breezy, this two-piece maxi dress is perfect for informal weddings, beach nuptials and engagement photos. Made of floral lace, the roomy, cropped blouse reveals a sexy sliver of the bride's waist. The flowing maxi skirt is made of a comfortable woven fabric and features a side slit and a bit of elastic at the back. Multiple happy reviewers have raved about this ensemble for its delicate, light touch. ($112; lulus.com)

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DB STUDIO Lace Wedding Crop Top with 3/4 Length Sleeves photo

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DB STUDIO Lace Wedding Crop Top with 3/4 Length Sleeves

One aspect of the two-piece wedding ensemble is being able to wear the separates long after you say "I do." This crop top, designed by DB Studio, features 3/4 sleeves and a boatneck style in floral lace; it will work its way into your wardrobe again and again. For the wedding, add a white maxi skirt for a two-piece bridal look that is wholly unique. ($50; davidsbridal.com)

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Anna Skoblikova Two-Piece Boho wedding dress photo

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Anna Skoblikova Two-Piece Boho wedding dress

This two-piece wedding dress is a confection of tulle, satin and lace. The open and incredibly detailed pattern of the lace creates a stunning blouse to pair with the bias-cut skirt. We love the top's delicate flutter sleeves, as well as the delicate cropping for a show of midriff. The skirt features a wide belt and corset tape lacing at the back. ($530; etsy.com)

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