Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
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.
There's no rule book that says a wedding gown must be white. Modern brides are embracing color, a trend possibly first sparked by Gwen Stefani's custom dip-dyed and hand-painted pink ombre wedding gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior back 2002. After Gwen's rule-breaking move, Reese Witherspoon got married in a pale pink gown by Monique Lhuillier and Jessica Biel wore a blush-toned Giambattista Valli creation for her marriage to Justin Timberlake. Sure, white and ivory will remain the wedding gown go-tos, but many other colorful dresses have us swooning, particularly for summer weddings. Here, we've rounded up a variety of wedding dresses in shades of blush, metallics, yellow, blue and beyond from David's Bridal, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and more. It's our ode to the rainbow, and we think you should go for it!
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.
Cyber Monday is a great day to stock up on discounted holiday gifts for family and friends, but it's also an opportunity to score stylish honeymoon necessities for yourself. And the online destination that should serve as your starting point to prep your for your first trip as newlyweds? Why Nordstrom, of course. The department store's sales are the stuff retail legends are made of, and the Cyber Monday sale is certainly no exception. Last year, Nordstrom offered online shoppers an additional 20% off select sale items — which means this time around you've got the potential to scoop up a whole bunch of essentials that make for a chic honeymoon (without having to overpack). From cozy plane-worthy pants to sunglasses you'll wear long after you return home, these are the deals we think are worth keeping an eye on (and adding to cart) this Cyber Monday.
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Lulus Exclusive! The allure of the Lulus Olivia White Sequin Strapless Maxi Dress is absolutely irresistible! Sparkling white sequ...ins create an Art-Deco-inspired design atop this elegant gown with a strapless, sweetheart bodice (with no-slip strips and... read more
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Crepe cutaway shoulder gown with radiating pleats and cascading ruffle
Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion Cascading Ruffle Gown - Size & fit: fits true to size, order your normal size fitted bust, waist and hi...ps stretch fabric designed for a floor-length look approx. 62 from high point shoulder to hem, based on a size 4 model... read more
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Color/pattern: black Approximately 61in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 and may vary slightly by size Mod...el is 5ft 10in Design details: plunging neckline built-in soft cups center slit at front hem Center back zipper with... read more
Color/pattern: navy Approximately 60in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 and may vary slightly by size Mode...l is 5ft 10in Design details: one-shoulder design, pleated left side with draped detailing, ruffle trim, inner gripping... read more
Color/pattern: cobalt Approximately 63in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 2 and may vary slightly by size Mo...del is 5ft 10in Design details: embroidered mesh cold-shoulder cape sleeves Center back zipper with hook-and-eye closure... read more
A ripple of satin ruffles cascades down the shoulder to the daring slit of this breathtaking gown that trails to a floor-sweeping ...finish. Style Name: Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion Ruffle Gown. Style Number: 5612573 1. Available in stores. read more
Color/pattern: navy Approximately 60in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 and may vary slightly by size Mode...l is 5ft 10in Design details: pleated and draped detailing, overlapping front panel at skirt Center back zipper with... read more
Color/pattern: navy Approximately 60in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 and may vary slightly by size Mode...l is 5ft 10in Design details: lace design, sequined embellishment, sheer mesh neckline, vented back Center back zipper... read more
Color/pattern: blush Approximately 60in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 2 and may vary slightly by size Mod...el is 5ft 10in Design details: off-the-shoulder lace design beaded bust built-in padded cups Center back zipper with... read more
Color/pattern: cranberry and gold Approximately 59in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 2 and may vary slightl...y by size Model is 5ft 10in Design details: jacquard design, pleated detailing Left side seam zipper with hook-and-eye... read more
Color/pattern: navy Approximately 62in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 and may vary slightly by size Mode...l is 5ft 10in Design details: ruffled cascade with satin underside, vented front hem Center back zipper with hook-and-eye... read more
Color/pattern: black Approximately 61in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 and may vary slightly by size Mod...el is 5ft 10in Design details: V-neck, flutter sleeves, bead embellished detail at neckline and waist Center back zipper... read more
stretch crepe column gown with cascade ruffle from shoulder
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Color/pattern: navy/gold Approximately 37in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 6 and may vary slightly by size... Model is 5ft 10in Design details: embroidered sequin design, elbow-length sleeves Center back zipper with hook-and-eye... read more
Carmen Marc Valvo Carmen? Marc? Valvo? Infusion Pleated One Shoulder Gown - Color/pattern: ivory Woven dress One shoulder sleeve G...athered at shoulder Pleated bodice Gathered at back hem Tonal top stitching and panel seaming Hidden side zipper closure... read more
Vibrant floral embroidery enlivens a beautifully fitted cocktail sheath styled with a V-neck and flouncy, romantic cuffs. Style Na...me: Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion Embroidered Sheath Dress. Style Number: 5467720. Available in stores. read more
Color/pattern: black & white Approximately 41in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 and may vary slightly by ...size Model is 5ft 10in Design details: ruched left waist, waterfall front with contrast satin underside Center back zipper... read more
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Color/pattern: black multicolor Approximately 40in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 2 and may vary slightly ...by size Model is 5ft 10in Design details: embroidered design sheer neckline vented back Center back zipper with... read more
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