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.
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.
Gone are the days when you rolled out of bed in your pajamas and hopped on a plane. Today, every step of the honeymoon is documented, including your flight! Make sure you're ready to kick off your honeymoon with these on-trend, travel-ready outfits that are definitely Instagram approved.
When a suitcase and carry on just aren't enough opt for a trendy tote to pack even more honeymoon essentials. These eight on-trend totes will take you from everyday use to honeymoon seamlessly!
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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A Feminine Piece For Day Or Night This Lace Dress Is Embroidered With Floral Appliques And Mini Studs. Understated Leather Accesso...ries Are All You Need To Complete The Look. read more
Coral is the color of summer, so wear this beautiful long sleeve v-neck dress to your next soiree. Crafted with a partial button f...ront, our voluminous boho dress has lace and mesh embellished flare sleeves and a sexy embellished lace neckline. Fully... read more
A sexy v-neck front mirrors the back on this sleeveless sheath dress in chunky lace that teases to a peekaboo flutter hem. Partial...ly lined. Hidden back zip. By Alexia Admor Polyester Imported Dry clean read more
"Please size up for a more relaxed fit Center back invisible zip Adjustable spaghetti straps Mermaid hem Sleeveless Lining hits ab...ove the knee 37" Midi length at longest point 48" Poly. Imported" read more
The night will be full of unforgettable memories and you'll be picture-perfect in this Bardot Mila Lace Dress. Party dress in a fl...attering A-line silhouette. Solid colorway on a gorgeous lace fabrication. Mock neckline. Sheer yokes and short sleeves. Ruffled trim at neck sleeves and hem. Piping detail at waist. Concealed zipper closure at back. Dress is lined. Fluttered hemline falls above the knees. 100% polyester; Lining: 95% polyester 5% elastane. Hand wash and line dry. Imported. Measurements: Length: 37 in Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size. read more
The mila lace dress features a high neckline, keyhole cutout at the center back crafted in a blue lace with contrast lining.
The mila dress features a high neckline with ribbed band, sleeveless styling, long line silhouette and built in corset belt with l...ace up front. read more
Quatrefoil-patterned lace adds an exotic touch, especially at the captivating cap-sleeved bodice, on this party dress styled with ...a peekaboo sweetheart neck. Style Name: Bardot Mila Lace Party Dress. Style Number: 5799752. Available in stores. read more
Go from day-to-night in this Bardot Mila Dress. Sleeveless dress in a sheath silhouette. Solid colorway on a stretch viscose-blend... fabrication. Round neckline. Corset style lace-up detail at front of banded waist. Concealed zipper closure at back. Straight hemline falls at knees. 70% viscose 25% polyester 5% elastane. Hand wash cold inside out and dry flat. Imported. Measurements: Length: 36 in Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size. read more
The lace dress features three quarter sleeves, a V-neck front and invisible zip closure to the center back.
A scalloped, sheer and asymmetrical hem draws attention to a beautiful lace dress fashioned with a ribbon that accentuates the fit...ted waist. Style Name: Bardot Asymmetrical Lace Dress. Style Number: 5683454. Available in stores. read more
Geometry goes girlish and glam on this minidress of circle lace marked by ruffle-trimmed angles that are always complementary. Sty...le Name: Bardot Fae Lace Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive). Style Number: 5588613. Available in stores. read more
Textured trim sweeps down the front and nips in the waist of a dark and sophisticated lace sheath with a subtle front slit and dee...p V-neckline. An unlined hem and back make the look especially alluring. Style Name: Bardot Lace Sheath Dress. Style Number: 5720279 1. Available in stores. read more
Ladder stitching draws the eye to the high neck and tailored bodice of an elegant lace sheath dress with delicate eyelash edges. S...tyle Name: Bardot Lace Sheath Dress. Style Number: 5410386. Available in stores. read more
The germaine lace dress features thin adjustable shoulder straps, scalloped v-neckline, fitted waistline and fully lined skirt.
The tricolor lace dress features a triangle cup look, thin straps in a multicolored lace.
The snake lace dress features a high neckline with lace neckband, long sleeves and mesh panels, plunging v-neckline with sheer lac...e overlay, stitched detailing across the waist, lined skirt with lace and mesh overlay and exposed metal zip closure to the center back seam. read more
The Sapphire lace dress features thin adjustable straps, v-neck front, waist panel detailing and an invisible zip closure to the c...enter back. read more
Midi dress with bell sleeves center back split and exposed metal zip closure
The Morgan lace dress features a v-neckline to the front and back, contrasting lace throughout and button closures to the back and... center front split. read more
The Pierre lace dress features thin adjustable shoulder straps, v-neckline, darts through the bodice with boning and partially lin...ed skirt with sheer lace overlay. read more
The flora lace dress features off the shoulder styling, sheer trumpet sleeves, lined bodice with mini length skirt and invisible z...ip closure the center back seam. read more
The lace panel dress features sleeveless styling, with a high neckline, exposed metal zip closure to the center back. The dress al...so features a small center back split. read more
The pencil lace dress features a fitted silhouette with a V-neck front, thin adjustable straps and scalloped lace hem.