If you happen to have two major dates in your future — a baby's due date and a wedding — well, soon-to-be Mrs. Mom, you have much to celebrate. But first, take a deep breath and pick the wedding dress. Size your maternity wedding dress according to what your due date will be on your wedding day, and size up to cover your bases: It's always easier to tailor a larger dress. Then the sky's the limit! You can a choose a silhouette that includes a flowing A-line skirt and a high empire waist or, in the opposite direction, a form-fitting style that shows off your great legs and features a flattering neckline. If your bump will be small on the big day and you would prefer to hide it, a peplum waist is the perfect camouflage. (Bonus: In some cases, you can double dip by using your wedding dress as your baby shower gown.) No matter how far along you are, your wedding will be a celebration of love and life. We've rounded up some gorgeous maternity wedding gowns from our favorite online shops, including Etsy, Nordstrom and David's Bridal. Cheers to you!
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.
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 white ball gown remains the iconic wedding dress for a princess bride. Think: Cinderella, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. Such wedding gown imagery is bound tightly within our collective memories, yet modernity has brought many a twist to the time-honored silhouette. One is the wedding jumpsuit. Another recently popularized style is the two-piece wedding ensemble, a new choice for the iconoclasts among us. The two-piece bridal outfit allows a bride various options. With a crop top and skirt combo, fit brides can subtly (or not so subtly...) flaunt their washboard abs. A voluminous skirt paired with a simple, structured top creates a stunning display. A slinky skirt and form-fitting top can allow for movement within structure. Here, we've made it a cinch to find your two-piece wedding gown by listing amazing options from Nordstrom, Etsy, David's Bridal and more.
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.
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Lovers + Friends Chasity Gown - Lovers + Friends Chasity Gown in Fuchsia. Hand wash cold. Fully lined. One shoulder styling. Ruffl...e trim. Hidden side zipper closure. Asymmetrical hem. Constantly inspired by the laid back Los Angeles lifestyle in which... read more
Blue silk metallic evening dress from Galvan featuring a one shoulder design, a backless design, a metallic sheen and a long lengt...h. read more
Galvan London Sash Evening Dress - Four strong, confident ladies from across the globe took London by storm with their contemporar...y evening-wear label, Galvan. The collection combines sleek and minimal silhouettes with impeccable construction. This... read more
Black satin evening dress from Galvan featuring spaghetti straps, a v neck, a backless style, a pleated style and a long length.
Gold-tone Phoebe bustier evening dress from Galvan featuring a bustier top, spaghetti straps, an empire line waist, a flared skirt... and a side zip fastening. Inspired by the Golden Globes dress made for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this style is a true showstopper. Combining a fitted bodice that cinches the waist with a full skirt, this dress accentuates the female form. read more
Red spaghetti strap evening dress from Galvan featuring spaghetti straps, a backless design, a long length and a back slit at hem.... read more
Silver-tone silk blend Roxy long evening dress from Galvan featuring a one shoulder design, a side zip fastening, a sleeveless des...ign and a flared style. read more
Pink satin halterneck evening dress from Galvan featuring a halterneck, a back tie fastening, a flared style, a long length and a ...satin finish. read more
JS Collections Metallic Soutache Evening Dress - A bateau neckline and sheer three-quarter sleeves give a profile of elegance to t...his floor-sweeping gown with ornate soutache that glistens under the moonlight. read more
Gold-tone silk-blend Roxy one-shoulder evening dress from Galvan featuring a one shoulder design, an asymmetric neckline, a flared... style and thin stripes to the back. A sophisticated and striking evening dress that is sure to turn heads. Made from glossy metallic satin, this bias-cut style sweeps along the lines of the body before flaring into a dramatic skirt. read more
Inspired by the unconventional glamour of '70s Berlin, this gown gets an energetic sense of movement from mismatched stripes and a... soaring, ruffled slit. Style Name: Galvan Taja Ruffle Long Sleeve Evening Dress. Style Number: 5847627. Available in stores. read more
Aidan Mattox Metallic Evening Dress - Silver metallic evening dress from Aidan Mattox featuring a plunging neck, a back zip fasten...ing and a fishtail hem. Material:Spandex/Elastane/Polyester. read more
Mac Duggal Triple Band Beaded Waist Metallic Evening Dress - A classically inspired bodice features plunging necklines and a trio ...of jeweled bands encircling the ribs on this glittering gown, slit thigh high at the front. read more
Midnight blue metallic maxi dress from Galvan featuring a front slit, a fitted silhouette, a sleeveless design and an asymmetric s...tyle. read more
Galvan London Corset Knitted Lamé Mini Dress - Galvan - this silver mini dress from galvan takes a classic style and reworks it wi...th contemporary verve as expressed through the structured corset bodice. Exclusive to matchesfashion. Com, it's cut to a... read more
Mac Duggal Embellished Bodice Metallic Evening Dress - A brushed-metallic ball skirt deftly conceals a full-length front slit, whi...ch reveals a metallic mini beneath-and that's just part of this gown's daring allure. Atop the gleaming skirt is a... read more
Silver Estrella spaghetti strap dress from Galvan.
Four strong, confident ladies from across the globe took London by storm with their contemporary evening-wear label, Galvan. The c...ollection combines sleek and minimal silhouettes with impeccable construction. This silver and white Pinwheel sequins slit dress features a round neck, long sleeves, a two-tone design, a knot detail and a side slit. read more
Silver Estrella cap sleeve dress from Galvan.
Gunmetal Estrella cap sleeve dress from Galvan.
Mac Duggal Beaded Evening Dress - Look like you just stepped off the red carpet in this dazzling gown vine-patterned in glittering... sequins and beads. A bateau neckline becomes a deep V-back that pairs with a trailing hem for a head-turning exit. read more
Galvan - Galvan's navy Dusk dress appears in the sophisticated Resort 2019 lookbook, which embodies the label's modern approach to... occasion wear. It's crafted in the UK from shimmering metallic jacquard and trimmed with sheer tulle inserts around the edges, then is shaped for a figure-skimming fit accented with a dramatic slit hem. Dial up the glamour with towering stilettos. read more
Eliza J Embroidered Evening Dress - Shimmering metallic sequins are embroidered all over a dazzling floor-length gown designed wit...h a gently flared trumpet skirt. Fit: this style fits true to size. Hidden back-zip closure. V-neck. Sleeveless. Lined.... read more