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11 best bridal separates: From tulle skirts to slinky satin camis and more

How to mix and match full skirts, flattering tailored sets, capes, and more perfect pairings for your wedding day!

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Jayne Walsh
Jayne WalshLifestyle Content Writer
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Bridal separates are the perfect way to tailor your dream wedding silhouette to your body and to your exact vision. Whether you're looking for voluminous skirts, slinky satin camisoles, embellished corsets, and capes or tailoring, now you can encompass it all!

From Nicola Peltz's Dior wedding suit when she married Brooklyn Beckham to Vogue cover girl Olivia Palermo's dreamy tulle high-low trailing skirt and knitted top, we can't get enough of this underutilised wedding style. Amal Clooney's chic tailored two-piece for her Italian civil ceremony with George Clooney and Portia De Rossi's Zac Posen gown when she married Ellen DeGeneres are being reimagined by Coast, Whistles and many more retailers right now.

bride wears voluminous skirt and jumper next to groom

Olivia Palermo's dreamy mix-and-match ensemble

Keep scrolling to shop our favourite bridal separates and fall in love all over again…

Best lace bridal separates

model wears an ivory lace top and matching long skirt

Ariane Lace Wedding Co-ord, £599, Whistles


The 'Whistles Wedding' collection includes this stunning ivory scalloped lace skirt and top. The 'Ariane Lace' top has flattering long sheer sleeves and an open back that comes together at the nape of the neck.

model wears a lace corset top with thin straps

Extro & Vert Bridal Lace Corset with Detachable Straps, £45, ASOS


This corset looks like a designer piece with its full boning and lace detailing. The individual cups and structured bodice will provide maximum support so that you can easily detach the straps to suit whichever skirt or trousers you choose to wear on your special day.

SEE: 21 rebellious celebrity brides with unconventional dresses that broke tradition

Best short bridal separates

model wears a long sleeved white lace crop top and matching mini skirt

Saylor Bernie Set, £328, Free People


Free People's puff-sleeved, intricately laced white mini skirt set strikes the balance between traditional bridal and wearable. We can imagine a bride rocking this at her civil ceremony before heading to the reception at a cool city bar.

model wears an ivory mini dress with trailing cape

Embellished Detachable Cape Mini Dress, £390, Selfridges


Rotate Birger Christensen's new collection boasts this exquisite sequin embellished ruched gown with a fully detachable floor-sweeping cape. This silhouette, with its high neckline and padded shoulders, guarantees a showstopping entrance.

Best satin bridal separates

model wears an ivory satin bias cut skirt

Satin Midi Skirt Co-ord in cream, £24, ASOS


Vila Bridal's affordable slinky high-rise satin skirt looks so flattering on the waistline and the discreet knee-length slits at either side will allow brides to glide along static-free.

model wears an ivory satin cami

Keeva Satin Cami Top, was £98, now £50, Reiss


Reiss's Italian-made satin camisole top features adjustable delicate straps to ensure that the cowl neck drapes perfectly for you. Dress it up with a full tulle skirt or tuck it into your satin trousers...

model wears a santin bandeau tucked into trousers

Victoria Bandeau Top, £175, Siena Pant, £442, Lola Tara


Lola Tara's bright and slinky satin designs are all available in an ivory or blush hue. We love the female-led brand 'Victoria Bandeau' top paired with the 'Siena Pant' which has a fitted waist and loosely folded flowy design that looks almost like a skirt.

model wears ivory satin duster jacket over trousers

Victoria Duster, £442, Lola Tara


There are multiple combinations of satin separates available at Lola Tara, including the sleeveless floor-length 'Victoria Duster' which also sits beautifully over the slim leg 'Victoria Pant.'

SHOP: 14 stylish bridal jumpsuits for all modern brides in 2023

READ: Why Princess Kate's iconic wedding dress was such a big gamble

Best tulle and organza bridal separates

model wears a sheer ivory organza wrap blouse

Organza Wrap Top, was £79, now £55.30, Coast


This organza tulle wrap top from Coast could add the final flourish to any bridal ensemble. Sheer enough to showcase what lies underneath, and lavish enough to elevate any look.

model wears a floaty ivory tulle skirt

Lace & Beads Bridal Full Maxi Skirt Co-ord in Ivory, £55, ASOS


The ivory tulle layers maxi skirt from Lace & Beads falls into place so nicely with its neat waistband that is perfect for tucking in a blouse or delicate knit like Olivia Palermo or Sarah Jessica Parker.

bride wearing ivory suit poses with groom

Channel Millie Mackintosh or Bianca Jagger

Best tailored bridal separates

model wears an ivory waistcoat and trousers

Tatum Tailored Waistcoat, £158, and Trousers, £198, Reiss


Princess Kate often relies on Reiss for her impeccably tailored coats and their suits are worth a look too. The white Tatum waistcoat and trouser set is so sophisticated and there is even a matching Tatum Blazer to make a full ensemble.

models wear grey loose suits

Double Breasted Relaxed Blazer, £69, and Wide Leg Trousers, £40, River Island


Fall in love all over again with this dove grey suit. The multi-pleated, wide-leg trousers fasten beautifully at the waistline with side slit pockets and the low V-neck double-breasted blazer with fabric buttons looks effortlessly cool.

MORE: Princess Kate's lacy gown is a bridal dream

SEE: Royals' rarely-seen something blue: From Zara Tindall's pedicure to Meghan Markle's heels

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