You're getting married, so now's the time to start planning a color palette that you love and that — fingers crossed — will flatter all of your bridesmaids. This is their time to shine, too, and they'll look lovely surrounding you in their finery. For your convenience, we've looked high and low for where to buy affordable bridesmaid dresses that are not only gorgeous but also flattering for every body type, from petite to plus size and in colors ranging from purple to grey to black. We set our price at under $100 (some styles are under $50!), because we know how it all adds up. By the looks of these elegant gowns from David's Bridal, ASOS, Walmart, Amazon and more, you would never know they didn't cost hundreds of dollars.
There are a few go-to retailers brides can always count on for stylish fashion finds, especially BHLDN and David's Bridal. With offerings ranging from dresses and shoes to lingerie and even decor, these two stores have literally got you (and your bridal party) covered from head to toe. If you're in the throes of wedding planning and haven't completed your bridal look yet, don't stress. Thanks to Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on the horizon, there's a pretty good chance you'll be able to score a deal on the wedding dress (or accessory, etc.) of your dreams at these bridal destinations. Last year, BHLDN featured up to 70% off select styles, including gowns starting at $500, bridesmaids and party dresses starting at $100, and accessories starting at $30. Oh, and brides-to-be scored free shipping on their orders. David's Bridal had select shoes and accessories up for grabs from $4.99 to $29.99, 50% off select wedding dresses, $29.95 robes, $99 Donna Morgan bridesmaids dresses, and $299 select Truly Zac Posen wedding dresses. On Cyber Monday and Tuesday, they also gave shoppers 20% off online orders. Suffice it to say, we think this bodes well for 2018 deals. Ahead, we're highlighting our favorite dresses, shoes and accessories on offer from David's Bridal and BHLDN, so get ready to swoon — and then keep an eye out for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. These stunning picks could just be among them.
The mother of the bride holds a highly esteemed position within the wedding party, and she should look the part. That's why we've assembled the best mother-of-the-bride dresses in prices under $250, and we've included plus size, tea length, long length and evening dresses so that your mom will look elegant on your big day. After all, she'll be the second most noticed woman in the room.
There are many bridal options available to moms as they shop for that moment-defining outfit. We've listed flattering mother-of-the-bride dresses that feature an array of tailored touches. Your mother can choose from dresses that include empire waists, flutter sleeves, draping, A-line skirts and strategically placed ruffles. Her attire can exude any mood, from casual to formal, and these styles can take her to any wedding, from oceanfront ceremonies to ballroom events. Shop our favorite finds below.
Once you've found your dream wedding dress, the search is on to find the perfect shapewear to go underneath it. We're not just talking about undergarments that suck you in, either — bridal shapewear is so much more than that. Wedding dresses come in all sorts of fabrics and colors (white being the most popular, of course) that show every dimple and crease, so a supportive foundation garment is key. Whether you're rocking a wedding dress with a plunging neckline, a low-back number or a strapless ball gown, Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales present the perfect opportunity to scoop up bridshapewear on the cheap. Not sure what type of smoother or shaper works best with your wedding dress? Ahead, check out our handy bridal shapewear cheat sheet, where you'll find all the bodysuits, slips, bras and bustiers you should be watching on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
If you're serious about getting flawless skin for your wedding day (and who isn't?), the latest reports on vitamin C in skin care products will make you a true believer. This ingredient isn't just hype; dermatologists have written about it glowingly in medical literature and are stocking their shelves with vitamin C-infused products, too. So we studied the science and found the 15 best vitamin C serums and beauty products to benefit your face.
Dr. Ellen Marmur, a Manhattan dermatologist and founder of Marmur Metamorphosis Skincare, explains the properties that make vitamin C a windfall for skin. "Vitamin C is an essential component in the body's production of collagen and a potent antioxidant that can help rejuvenate aged and photodamaged skin," Marmur says. "Ascorbic acid is one of the many beneficial forms of vitamin C that helps to brighten and even out skin tone."
No pre-wedding brightening regimen will be complete without one or more of these superstar products, many of which contain the antioxidant ferulic acid and can be found at favorite retailers like Amazon, Sephora and Walmart.
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Laurel Burch offers whimsical style with this tote handbag that features a cat design on a cotton canvas construction, interior zi...pper pocket, and zipper closure. This handbag measures 12 in. x 3.5 in. x 8.5 in. read more
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Everyday Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia. The Baggallini Everyday Bagg has an outside organizer pocket for cards, currency, and other q...uick-access items. A roomy main compartment adds to the functionality while the lightweight and water-resistant fabric make this a great everyday bag. read more
Melbourne Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia. Ultra-lightweight and ultra durable. This crossbody has an adjustable shoulder strap to carr...y light and wear it your way. Designed for everyday travel and storing everything you need for it, the Melbourne Crossbody is made from rain-resistant ultra-lightweight nylon and features a quick access phone pocket. read more
Lucerne Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia. Stay organized in a way that works for you. The unique three-stage adjustable strap design of ...the Zurich medium hobo transforms your bagg from a shoulder-length style to two different chic crossbody options. Multi-functional pockets and a removable wristlet give you all the tools needed to tackle life's journey. read more
Basel Hobo Charcoal/Fuschia. Stay organized in a way that works for you. The unique three-stage adjustable strap design of the bas...el hobo transforms your bagg from a shoulder-length style to two different chic crossbody options. Multi-functional pockets and a removable wristlet give you all the tools needed to tackle life's journey. read more
Journey Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia. Brilliantly versatile crossbody travel bag with multiple pockets. A smart choice for airport d...ays—stowing your ticket, passport, inflatable neck pillow, cell phone and more. read more
Mendoza Backpack Charcoal/Fuschia. This convertible bagg can be configured with one strap or two, for shoulder or back. The femini...ne shape and moderate size are streamlined yet roomy. read more
Horizon Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia.
Provence Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia. We’ve packed all our best baggallini features into this bagg. The outer pocket can substitute... for a wallet. Inside, you’ll find more organization, including a key leash and wristlet. read more
Criss Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia. Criss-Cross Apple Sauce!
San Marino Satchel Charcoal/Fuschia. Gold zippers, fasteners, and locks adorn the lightweight nylon San Marino Satchel. Stylishly ...functional and spacious, featuring meticulous interior organization and separate phone pocket. read more
Triple Zip Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia. Tri function…wallet bagg, cross body or waist bagg
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Cross Over Crossbody Charcoal/Fuschia. Zipped compartments that face different directions make organization easy. This crossbody b...agg widens at the bottom, yielding surprising capacity. Exterior pockets hold newer cell phones. read more
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Slim Crossbody Hobo Charcoal/Fuschia. Sometimes you need a bigger bagg. Hold a little more with the Slim Crossbody Hobo. Made from... breathable fabric or water-resistant nylon, you’ll breathe easier too. Comes with RFID wristlet. read more
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Dallas Convertible Backpack Charcoal/Fuschia. The Dallas Convertible Backpack changes from a sling to a backpack for everyday vers...atility. With plenty of multifunctional pockets, interior organization, and a separate phone pocket for quick and easy access, this ultra-lightweight nylon pack will carry you effortlessly through your day. read more
Zurich Medium Hobo Charcoal/Fuschia. Stay organized in a way that works for you. The unique three-stage adjustable strap design of... the Zurich medium hobo transforms your bagg from a shoulder-length style to two different chic crossbody options. Multi-functional pockets and a removable wristlet give you all the tools needed to tackle life's journey. read more