Every bride wants to look like she just returned from some sun-kissed Caribbean beach on her big day. But what if your fair complexion is that of a traditional English rose, all creamy porcelain with hints of blush? You know that not even equator-strength sun will produce a natural tan. (Besides, you want to stave off sun-borne wrinkles forever!) Enter the self-tanner: Self-tanners from our mothers' era were renowned for taking the user on a visit to Oompa-Loompaland. Fortunately, modern self-tanners are much improved, but you still need a sherpa to guide you up the mountain of products that promise glow-worthy results. Check out our list of top self-tanners from Amazon, Sephora, Nordstrom and more that'll give brides a soft, natural-looking glow without sun exposure. But before you use any of them, a pro tip: To stay free of streaks, exfoliate 24 hours prior to use, smooth the product evenly over freshly cleansed skin, and wash immediately hands after use. Now, get glowing!
Every beach wedding delivers the basics: salt air, gorgeous views, crashing waves and unmatched tranquility. Beyond those elements, what more do you need? Decor that is fit for a beach bride, that's what! Seaside motifs, whether subtle or over-the-top, can heighten an already breathtaking scene. Among the complementary imagery and materials for a beach wedding are ocean-derived items such as sea glass, starfish, sand dollars, coral fans and clam shells. Some brides can choose to go a little more nautical by incorporating sailor knots, rugged rope, fishing floats and anchors. Placing some palm leaves in strategic locations will up the tropical isle vibe. Check out a treasure trove of beautiful items from Etsy, Michaels, Walmart and more that will enrich your waterfront wedding.
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.
It's time for the bridal shower, that celebratory event during which ladies "ooh" and "ahh" over the dessert bar, the fabulous décor and, most of all, the gifts. There's such fun to be had in watching a much-loved bride and her best gals bestow new goodies to help feather her nest. If you want to bypass the wedding registry, do so with an amazing gift that will leave her in awe. Plus, sometimes the bride leaves something necessary (think: a new tea kettle!) off her registry simply because she doesn't know she needs it. Trust us: She needs one of these chic items. So stop stressing about finding the perfect wedding gift because we found them for you at West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie and more.
Bridesmaids' gifts show your bevy of besties how much you appreciate the support they gave you throughout your wedding prep and the big day. These bridesmaids helped you select a wedding dress, offered a shoulder cry on and laughed with you during the long, fun and stressful wedding day. Giving a fabulous bridesmaids gift is a traditional gesture of appreciation. We love bridesmaids gifts that are stylish, useful and possess universal appeal, particularly if they are cushy "extras" that your bridesmaids typically wouldn't have bought for themselves. So don't fret: We've rounded up the coolest bridesmaids gifts, including pieces from Anthropologie, Amazon and ASOS, to give you a list of gifts they will truly love.
More Great Finds
See Kate Spade's Scallop Smartwatch 2 in action in the new ad campaign, which stars Busy Philipps and her two daughters, Cricket and Birdie.
Instead of wasting time in front of the nail polish wall at your favorite salon, try one of the most popular nail polish colors of all time for your next manicure.
Shopping for jeans can be tough. Here, we did some research and found the best jeans for women with flat butts.
Sexy cutout details accentuate the neckline and short sleeves of this essential slub tee that's anything but basic. We suggest add...ing the stripe version to your collection as well. Cotton, modal Made in USA of imported materials Machine wash read more
"XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Sheer ruffled overlay with knit body Racerback Cotton/poly/viscose/spandex. Importe...d" read more
"XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Racer back tank top Lace trim at top Ribbed texture Heat sealed rhinestones 25" app...rox length; varies by size Cotton. Imported" read more
"XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Tiered ruffles create an asymmetric hem Elastic at top back edge Sleeveless Chain s...traps Poly. Imported" read more
With a distinctive knot front hem, your new slub boyfriend tee is the one to wear this summer and beyond. An everyday essential, y...ou'll want one in every color. Cotton Imported Machine wash read more
Effortless and ready to layer over your favorite denim, this soft, lightweight slub boyfriend tee is cut with a v neckline, roll c...uffs on short dolman sleeves and a twist front hem. Center back seam. Cotton Imported Machine wash read more
This short sleeve slub tee goes beyond basic with sexy neckline cutouts and a straight hem in soft cotton. Cotton Imported Machine... wash read more
This is the slub tee you'll wear all year long with an easy round neckline, sexy cold shoulder cutouts on shorts sleeves and a dis...tinctive knot front detail. Cotton Imported Machine wash read more
A halter neckline creates sexy cutouts on this short sleeve slub tee designed with a straight-cut hem. Cotton Imported Machine was...h read more
Our short sleeve slub tee has distinctive geometric embellishment on the front and a sexy keyhole neckline. Straight cut hem. Cott...on Imported Machine wash inside out read more
This short-sleeve slub tee features a single cold shoulder cutout and strappy details for a flirty knit to layer over everyday bot...toms. It's soft and lightweight for easy spring to summer wear. Rayon Imported Hand wash read more
Your stars align in this easy v-neck, graphic slub tee with short sleeves. 95% rayon/5% spandex Imported Machine wash
A ruched side tie allows you to shape your soft slub top into a conservative or flirty fit. Feathery light, your casual knit tee i...s cut with a round neckline and short sleeves. 50% cotton/50% modal Made in USA of imported materials Machine wash read more
A v neck teases to a ruched knot-front design on a flowy drape front, for a sleeveless knit top that gently skims your curves. It'...s a soft, lightweight tunic for everyday wear. 95% rayon/5% spandex Made in USA of imported materials Machine wash read more
Let this little black knotted tank dress drape your curves to sexy perfection. Designed in an easy pull-on style, this racerback d...ress has a self-tie for a versatile fit. Fully lined. 95% polyester/5% spandex Made in USA of imported materials Machine wash read more
Let the weekend take you anywhere you want to go in our medium wash boyfriend ankle jean with distressed front details, allover fa...de for a vintage look and classic whisker styling. Distressed details may vary. Zip fly/button closure. Belt loops.... read more
Meet your new boyfriend in a chic silhouette with five-pocket styling, whiskered creases and distinctive distressed details. It's ...a must-have hookup. 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex. Imported. Machine wash. read more
Our sleeveless slub tank top features a distinctive left shoulder cutout, making it an everyday essential that's beyond basic. Str...aight-cut hem. Cotton Imported Machine wash read more
We love one-and-done dressing, and this sleeveless, tie-front jumpsuit is super lightweight and features a partial covered button ...front on a v neckline and stylish wide pant legs in a cropped length to show off your favorite heels. Polyester Imported... read more
An exquisite print is set against a vibrant teal backdrop on this twist front, v-neck dress detailed with layered cuffs and a flir...ty ruffle hem. Full mesh lining. By Hale Bob 96% polyester/4% spandex Imported Hand wash read more
Just in time for the holidays, we love this graphic "Mistletoe Snowflakes & Presents" short sleeve tee with an easy round neckline... in a lightweight burnout fabric. Buy one for yourself and your friends. By Chaser 60% cotton/40% polyester Made in USA of... read more
A lace-up embellished placket adds a flirty touch to this sheer lace top, cut with flare sleeves and an easy tie front. Layer this... luxuriously soft top over any of our Beyond Basics camis or tanks. Polyester Imported Hand wash read more
Create a long, lean look in this short-sleeve tee, cut with a v neckline and ruched sides that flatter. It's a soft, basic knit to...p that you'll want in every color. No shelf bra. 95% cotton/5% spandex Made in USA of imported materials Machine wash read more
Everyone needs a cool moto jacket to elevate their street-style looks, so pick this soft leather style in trendy hues for the seas...on. Featuring a classic asymmetric front zip and notched collar, your tailored jacket has quilted shoulder details,... read more
Beyond basic, with sexy cold shoulder cutouts, your new ribbed knit top accentuates your curves in all the right places. 95% cotto...n/5% spandex Imported Machine wash read more