Bridal fashion designers started showing separates a few seasons back, but in 2016 separates seemed to be more of a staple than an afterthought in their collections. "I see separates gaining 'normalcy' because brides can really personalize their look," says Christy Baird, founder and creative director of LOHO Bride in California. With multiple pieces, brides can easily change their look from the ceremony to the reception without spending a lot of time or money. And with so many options, brides can create a look that's truly their own. "The skirt doesn't have to go with just one matching top, thus, they don't have to look like the stock photo. They can style up separates to be their own."