At first we were dismayed, then we were intrigued, and now, we’re in love.

Yes, the crop top wedding dress trend is here to stay, and while we admit it was a bit of a grower, we couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of bare midriff brides.

Crop tops might be incredibly cool. But they can also be pretty classy. If you wear them right.

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Dress, Hayley Paige, Photo via The Knot

With the rise in popularity of bridal separates, billowy skirts, sexy corsets, and soft cardis are all being mixed and matched for a bespoke wedding day look. As are crop tops.

No longer simply to be paired with some 90s denims and a plaid shirt, teaming something as casual as a crop top with a dramatic ballgown skirt is a bridal style statement with major wow factor.

A great style for showing off a slim waist, this is a versatile look for adding curves to athletic silhouettes, accentuating hourglass shapes, and elongating petite figures.

Follow these rules for an elegant twist on the trend:

  • Keep your bare midsection to a minimum with just discreet flash of skin.
  • Opt for a looser crop top to avoid looking like you’re wearing a sports bra.
  • Take advantage of more delicate fabrics and features like lace and scalloping.
  • Wear a high waisted skirt, you want to bare your narrowest section, not your hips or bellybutton.
  • If you’re nervous about baring skin, opt for a sheer midriff panel instead.
  • Keep it classy with a high neckline.

Be inspired with some of our favourite crop top wedding dresses this season…

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Dress, Elizabeth Stuart, Photo via The Knot

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Dress, Theia Couture, Photo via NY Mag

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Dress, Dior Couture

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Dress, Rime Arodaky

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Dress by Houghton Bride

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Dress by Houghton Bride

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Dress by Houghton Bride

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Dress by Houghton Bride

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Dress by Daughters of Simone

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Dress by Anya Fleet Brides

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Dress by Grace Loves Lace

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Dress by Grace Loves Lace

So let us know what you think? Would you dare to bare on your big day, with a crop top wedding dress?

For more chic wedding dress inspiration, check out Designer Collections + our Wedding Dress Pinterest board.