Trend Alert: Your Dress Has Met Its Match!

Apr 14 2014 - 7:30am

If after reading this, you shelve your Spring dresses (or even start snipping them in two [1]!), we won't blame you. There's something fresher and a bit sexier about these two-piece sets that we've seen on a few of our favorite style setters.

Unlike the matchy-matchy sets of our youth, these are cut to expose just a hint of midriff (and may even sway the crop-top averse) and feel infinitely more sophisticated. Whether you opt for something daytime-appropriate — and perfect for festival season [2] — or select something a little more flashy (we're looking at you, Mindy Kaling [3]!), there's a way to make the trend work for just about every girl out there. Scroll to see how the stars are styling the trend, then shop our favorite sets for yourself!

Beyoncé headed out in NYC in a matched striped crop top and skirt set from Topshop [4].

Jessica Alba [5]'s Tanya Taylor separates give the illusion of one piece, thanks to their coordinating print.

Lucy Hale's bared midriff didn't feel overtly sexy, thanks to Tibi [6]'s flirty crop top and skirt set.

Kim Kardashian [7]'s pastel-hued set packed a sophisticated punch, thanks to a mock-turtleneck and slim miniskirt.

For a festive feel, Mindy Kaling looked to Topshop [8]'s two-piece jacquard set.

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