Bridal Separates: Toppers, Capes & Trains

One of the hottest trends for 2017 and 2018 are bridal separates; separates have had a stylish revamp and are a seriously cool option for an alternative bride-to-be who wants an edgy twist on tradition.

This new trend is one of our favourites at Wedding Journal, as they give brides a new-found freedom to mix-n-match their bridal look and creates a style that is unique to their personality, style and body shape!

Transform your bridal look by adding a topper over a plain dress for an evening option, add a cape for dramatic effect for your wedding pictures or opt for a detachable skirt- where you can have a whimsical flowing train by day and a slinky fitted number by night. Separates are extremely versatile and they can be incorporated into any bride’s everyday wardrobe (major bonus!) for any formal occasion or event- adding glamour and longevity to your wedding day style.

If traditional wedding dresses aren’t for you, check out luxe bridal brand Badgley Mischka’s stunning new bridal separates range in their Belle collection for 2017. From palazzo pants, to feather trimmed beaded crop tops and chiffon skirts they have something for everyone…




The Lizzy gown by Badgley Mischka is the ultimate show stopper- a fitted gown with with lace applique, soft pearl and crystal beading and a pleated tulle trim. The dramatic element of this gown is the cascading cape, which mirrors the full hem of the gown also with delicate lace applique.

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Badgley Mischka Belle Collection- Lizzy with Cape


Angel & Annabelle

For dramatic elegance and vintage flair, opt for the Angel or Annabelle gown from Badgley Mischka with matching capes. The Angel gown is a mermaid style crepe fabric dress with intricate and delicate India beading. Two ultra-chic looks in one is made possible by a detachable tulle jacket with embellishments framing the neckline with an ornate geometric design. The Annabelle gown is a figure-flattering stretch fabric dress with exquisite beading for a modern, sexy bridal vibe. This gorgeous bridal look is amplified by the beaded tulle cape, taking vintage glamour to new levels.


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Badgley Mischka 2017- Angel & Annabelle




Draw all the attention from ceremony to reception with this full-length, two-in-one show stopper. An open-front detachable tulle skirt with a sweetly embroidered waistband provides the customizable option of creating the ultimate fairy tale princess look. Underneath the tulle skirt, is a sleek classic and simple gown to bring out your natural beauty and let your style shine, featuring a strapless sweet-heart neckline with modern embroidery.

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Badgley Mischka 2017 Belle Collection- Amal



Ensure all eyes are on you with the stunning April gown by Badgley Mischka, an A-line elegant and timeless dress that is glamorously regal. with sleek satin, V-neckline and India beading this versatile gown features two styles in one. For the ceremony opt for the fairy-tale worthy silk organza ruffled detachable skirt with sweet embroidered waistband, and remove it by evening for dancing the night away at your wedding venue- the best of both worlds!

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Badgley Mischka 2017- April detachable skirt

Bridal Two-Pieces

Ashton Bodice & Adrienne Skirt

A stunning wedding day look for the edgy bride, the Aston bodice and Adrienne skirt by Badgley Mischka is the perfect look if you want to opt for cool separates whilst still looking bridal. The elegant high neck and long sleeves of the lace Aston topper and bralet makes for a gorgeous vintage glam look, whilst the curve-hugging material of the satin mermaid skirt will make it an instant style hit, creating an unforgettable and versatile two-piece look.



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Badgley Mischka 2017- Ashton Bodice with Adrienne Skirt


Amari Bodice & Aidan Skirt

Fun, flirty and undeniably dazzling- this tulle cropped bodice with illusion halterneck and playful feather detailing epitomizes the best in bridal-luxe style. For your wedding day, pair it with the statement Aidan skirt – with pockets!-  for a modern yet functional bridal look. Pair the Amari bodice with some high-waisted chic trousers for a night on the tiles or a formal event- a one of a kind two-piece look.


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Badgley Mischka 2017- Amari Top with Aidan Skirt


Avril Topper with Alex Pant Suit (Palazzo Pants)

Swingy, modern, and undoubtedly unique, these pleated chiffon pants are guaranteed to take your aisle style to impressive new levels. As comfortable as they are lovely, the pant suit can be perfect for a casual bridal look or destination wedding- and can definitely be worn again!. Finished with an invisible back zipper and button closure, they look beautiful accompanied by the Avril bodice, a jaw-dropping beaded bodysuit with endless sparkle and shimmer. The cap sleeve of the bodice adds a timeless and classic element to this look, a perfect contrast to the modern low cut back.

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Badgley Mischka Belle Collection- Alex Pantsuit & Avril Bodice



This simple and elegant strapless sweetheart dress with modern mermaid skirt is the perfect base to be creative when adding your own stamp to your wedding day style. Ensure your bridal look is uniquely you by adding a beautiful topper such as this ‘Ally-C’ jacket topper by Badgley Mischka, a great addition to your evening bridal look if you want to go more minimal for the ceremony.

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Badgley Mischka 2017- Ally


For more information on styles or bridal separates visit Badgley Mischka’s dreamy dress collection here 

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