Every bride breathes in a deep sigh of relief on her wedding day. It may not go smoothly, and that's fine. But between now and then, getting the wedding prepared is a bit of a marathon, and it can't hurt to be physically fit. Sure, there's a lot of pressure on brides to look as good as possible in that wedding gown, and many women find themselves "shedding for the wedding." Whether you're looking to drop a few pounds, simply want to stay toned or are trying to tame your inner Bridezilla with some stress-relieving yoga, we've found 20 high-tech performance leggings to wear in your pursuit of health and happiness. They'll keep you comfy and dry as you work toward your goal, and most importantly, you'll look and feel fabulous on your special day.
Luggage is a purchase you only make once every few years (hopefully), so it's important to shop wisely. While you're of course looking for quality travel gear that's durable and roomy, you don't want to go broke before you've even gotten to the airport. Wedding and honeymoon planning is expensive enough — so avoid spending a small fortune by shopping luggage from stores like Kohl's and Walmart. The luggage sets ahead are functional, fashionable and, best of all, affordable — they're all under $150.
Aside from the bride, the sweetest sight at the wedding is the flower girl. Holding her own with a dainty basket of petals, she is a vision of loveliness when she walks down the aisle. It's such fun to pick out a flower girl dress to blend in with the ensembles of the bridal party, especially for a light and bright spring or summer wedding. Your little princess can be traditional and wear white or ivory, or she can wear a solid color taken from the wedding palette. Some fashion-forward brides may even choose an interesting print that suits the mood of the wedding. Since the flower girl is something of a mascot, she can be command a truly unique aesthetic. Here, we've rounded up some the prettiest flower girl dresses from Nordstrom, J. Crew, BHLDN and more.
Celebrating one's nuptials by the sea provides ample opportunity to choose from an array of effortlessly chic bridal gowns. Luckily, there are nearly as many alternatives to the traditional ball gown as there are grains of sands on the beach. More casual beach wedding dresses make use of sheer panels, openwork lace and ruffles. Simple beach wedding dresses include those with midi lengths that feel easygoing, yet sophisticated. Boho wedding dresses are another choice: romantic and dreamy like a tropical island. Meanwhile, short beach wedding dresses feel cheerily free-spirited while providing wedding-friendly frills.
Look for lightweight materials for your beachfront or destination wedding dress. Silk, cotton blends, crochet, chiffon and lace make for breezy beach dresses. While not explicitly bridal, many white or ivory cocktail dresses will work wonders in a beach wedding, plus they can be worn afterward on the honeymoon. Below, check out 15 alternatives to the heavily embellished wedding gown that instead are easy, breezy and downright gorgeous. Post-wedding, you can relax poolside, confident you were a thoroughly beachy bride.
With Cinderella's dainty slipper in their collective memories, some brides seldom think about comfortable shoes on the big day. But there's no wisdom in wearing wobbly stilettos to an event at which you might actually want to dance. Modern brides are opting for practical wedding shoes that can be worn more than once, as opposed to extremely high-heeled shoes that leave their tootsies blistered on the honeymoon. Also, we get it: Some very tall brides prefer to seek out more sensible heels, including flats, wedges and kitten heels that may also boast cushioned footbeds and supportive straps. So if you, too, want to dance the night away at your wedding, check out this list of swoon-worthy wedding flats that are just as ravishing as 4-inch heels (and much more practical). These styles from ASOS, Nordstrom, David's Bridal and more will take you from the ceremony to the after party in blissful comfort.
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Stay cute as can be when you're hitting the shores in the O'Neill Felix White Swim Cover-Up! Whether you're relaxing in the sand o...r flirting with the lifeguard, this woven cotton number will keep you feeling cool with its triangle bodice, adjustable... read more
"Hold U In control lining for added slimming effect. Shelf bra with soft shaping cups Functional front zip Soft sash halter ties b...ehind the neck Front has decorative belt attached at sides Slight A-line skirt styling By Lascana for Venus" read more
"Mid rise styling bikini bottom is just what you need this season. For printed items; placement may vary Simply stated low rise bo...ttom is worn low and straight across the hips. By Lascana for Venus" read more
"Polished perfection in this tunic! XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Roll up sleeves with button tab and flap pockets... Adjust the casual fitting tunic with the self tie belt that sits low under the bust Semi-sheer rayon is cool and... read more
Balmain implements a 'more is more' philosophy which showed no boundaries in the brand's Spring/Summer '19 collection. Expect a vi...sually rich line-up of opulent fabrics, figure-flattering cuts and stand-out prints. Case and point, this black tropical logo print swimsuit from Balmain featuring a U neck, a tropical print, a low back, black trim and a signature logo print to the chest. read more
Balmain's swimsuit can't instantly transport you to Saint-Tropez or Ibiza, but the feeling comes pretty close. It's printed with a... dreamy tropical scene and '80s-inspired logo, lettering to match the high-cut legs and plunging back. Away from the beach, wear it as a bodysuit with shorts. Outfit 1: Gucci Sunglasses, Sophie Buhai Earrings, Wwake Ring, STONE AND STRAND Ring, Wwake Necklace. Outfit 2: RtA Shorts, Prada Bucket bag, Chloé Sandals. - Multicolored stretch-polyamide - Pulls on - 80% nylon, 20% elastane; lining: 83% polyamide, 17% elastane - Hand wash - Imported read more
In carbon black with a statement print, this swimsuit is a figure-flattering and ultra-luxe pick from Balmain. The contrast logo o...n the front adds attention-to-detail while the open back makes it subtly sensual and playful. read more
Balmain's Parisian spirit is combined with urban modernity, showcasing clean lines and hard-edged detailing. This Spring / Summer ...19' multicolour cotton tropical hoodie from Balmain features a drawstring hood, long sleeves, elasticated cuffs, a relaxed fit and a photographic tropical beach print. read more
80% polyamide 20% elastan. Made in France. Hand wash. Asymmetric cut out detail on front. Gold-tone signature embossed button acce...nts. Stretch fit. read more
Self: 82% polyamide 18% elastanLining: 73% polyamide 27% elastan. Made in Canada. Dry clean only. Halter neck tie closure. Ladder ...back strap detail. Stretch fit. read more
Blue and white palm tree logo swimsuit from Balmain featuring a stretch fit, a scoop neck, a scoop back, a brief style bottom, a p...hotographic print and a printed logo. Swimwear must be tried on over your own garments. read more
The Balmain muse is a warrior woman. Think feminine yet strong, confident silhouettes and embellishments reminiscent of armour. Th...is off-white and blue striped strap dress features a short length, a square neck, a sleeveless design and a back zip fastening. read more
Olivier Rousteing upholds Balmain's reputation of military-inspired pieces with a rebellious tough-luxe edge as supple leathers, g...old-tone metal hardware and an earthy colour palette continue to define the fashion house. Crafted from leather, these stylish sneakers feature a round toe, a lace-up front fastening, a touch strap fastening, an oversize tongue and a branded insole. read more
Tropic of C One-Piece Swimsuit with String Straps in White, X-Small: Don’t let this one-piece fool you: it’s as sexy as it is flat...tering, and thoughtfully made with the minimalist in mind. It has a square-cut neckline and skinny string straps that never rub or dig. Just add breezy shorts and wear it right off the sand. 65% recycled polyamide, 35% elastane Hand wash cold Model is 5’10.5” with 33” bust, 24” waist, 34” hips and wearing a size S. read more
Balmain - Balmain's blue swimsuit is enlivened with a vibrant palm-tree print reminiscent of the beach motifs in the Resort 2019 l...ookbook. It's shaped with a scooped neck and back and hallmarked with a retro iteration of the house's logo, inspired by Michael Jackson's Thriller album, then framed with white edges. Style it with big earrings for a statement pool-party edit. read more
Multicolour Beach Club printed swimsuit from Balmain featuring a scoop neck, a low back, a brief style bottom, an all-over print, ...a printed logo and a stretch fit. Swimwear must be tried on over your own garments. read more
Stretch nylon one-piece swimsuit featuring graphics printed in tones of blue, white, and green throughout. Logo printed in white a...t chest. Tonal stitching. read more
The designer infuses Balmain's signature glamour and lavish embellishments into classic wardrobe staples, presenting a collection ...of wearable yet striking silhouettes for the fashionable modern woman. This linen vest features a relaxed fit, a scoop neck and a tropical graphic print. read more
Balmain's Spring/Summer '18 collection was thought to be the most eclectic and dramatic yet, as renowned designer Olivier Roustein...g clashes ornate, Victorian era-inspired details with the wardrobe essentials of a glamorous rock-and-roll star. Crafted in Italy from white, black and red calf leather, these logo touch strap sneakers from Balmain feature a round neck, a lace-up front fastening, a touch strap fastening, a panelled colour block design, a branded insole and a flat rubber sole. read more
Balmain's latest collection was an ode to an endless summer, and this swimsuit continues the carefree spirit with a sunny beachsca...pe full of breezy palm trees. Style Name: Balmain Beach Print One-Piece Swimsuit. Style Number: 5782468. Available in stores. read more
With Balmain, the lines between formal, luxe, practical and sporty not only often become blurry, they are actually blended all int...o one. Thus, the resulting unique infusion of elements generates garments that are instantly recognizable and a pleasure to wear. This black Tropical print linen T-shirt from Balmain features a round neck, short sleeves, a slim fit, a long length and a tropical-themed print design. read more
Polyamide blend. Made in Brazil. Hand wash. Knot detail at neckline. Cut out detail on front. Waist tie detail. Stretch fit.
Tropic of C One-Piece Swimsuit with String Straps in Black, Medium: Don’t let this one-piece fool you: it’s as sexy as it is flatt...ering, and thoughtfully made with the minimalist in mind. It has a square-cut neckline and skinny string straps that never rub or dig. Just add breezy shorts and wear it right off the sand. 65% recycled polyamide, 35% elastane Hand wash cold Model is 5’10.5” with 33” bust, 24” waist, 34” hips and wearing a size S. read more
Balmain - Balmain's black swimsuit is printed with a vibrant orange sunset scene which appears in various guises in the house's Re...sort 2019 lookbook. It's hallmarked with a red version of the logo inspired by the album artwork of Michael Jackson's Thriller and shaped with a scoop neck and back. Style it with gold earrings for a statement poolside edit. read more
100% viscose. Made in France. Dry clean only. Fully lined. Rib knit fabric. Gold-tone signature embossed button side accents. Stre...tch fit. read more
Make a sweet and stylish statement for your next trip to the beach in the Keyhole Braided Strap One-Piece Swimsuit from Kona Sol. ...This navy one-piece swimsuit features colorful floral blooms, and it gets an extra dose of style from the keyhole detailing along the neckline. A braided strap that crisscrosses in the back lets you tie it for a comfortable fit. The sewn-in cups offer extra coverage and shaping, and Upf 50+ protection provides confident wear as you spend your day under the sun. Size: Xl. Color: Blue. Gender: Female. Age Group: Adult. Material: Polyester. read more