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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Plus sizes: 1X (18-20), 2X (22-24), 3X (26-28) Sleeveless tank style with racerback... detail Printed versions; print placement may vary Ruching at side seams Hits at at the knee 40" Rayon/spandex. Imported... read more
"XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Plus sizes: 1X (18-20), 2X (22-24), 3X (26-28) Ruffle sleeve detail Hits above the ...knee 37" Fabric is lightweight Poly/spandex. Imported" read more
"XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Plus sizes: 1X (18-20), 2X (22-24), 3X (26-28) Sleeveless tank style with racerback... detail Ruching at side seams Maxi length 58" Rayon/spandex. Imported" read more
"Maxi 58" Kimono sleeves Viscose with cotton lining and cotton trim. Imported"
Ganni Woman Gathered Printed Broderie Anglaise Mini Dress Ivory - Printed Broderie anglaise Concealed zip fastening along back Ful...ly lined Machine wash. Imported Gathered. 100% Viscose. read more
Skirt Printed Broderie anglaise Shirred Slips on Partially lined Scalloped hem Machine wash Imported
From the Paradise Collection. Eyelet embroidery and puff sleeves add an airy, feminine quality to shirtdress silhouette. Point col...lar Three-quarter puff sleeves Button cuffs Front button closure Chest flap pockets Fitted waist Cotton Machine wash Imported SIZE & FIT Mini silhouette About 34" from shoulder to hem Model shown is 5'10" (177cm) wearing US size 4. Contemporary Sp - Contemporary Collections. GANNI. Color: Black. Size: 38 (6). read more
Fabric: Broderie anglaise Mini dress cut Collared neck 3/4 sleeves Spread collar Buttons at front Patch breast pockets Unlined She...ll: 100% cotton Wash cold Imported, India Measurements Measurements from size 34 Length: 33in / 84cm, from shoulder read more
Mini length Broderie anglaise Fully lined Concealed hook and zip fastening at back Non-stretchy fabric Mid-weight fabric Dry clean... Imported Dress read more
Dress Mini length Voile Broderie anglaise Buttoned cuffs Fully lined Concealed zip fastening along side Hand wash Imported Pom-pom... trims Ruffled hem read more
100% cotton. Made in India. Machine wash. Unlined. Button front closures. Breast flap pockets. Eyelet lace fabric. Semi sheer.
Blouse Printed Broderie anglaise Scalloped trims Bell cuffs Concealed hook and zip fastening along back Non-stretchy fabric Mid-we...ight fabric Machine wash or dry clean Imported read more
Broderie anglaise Lattice trims Fringed trims Concealed hook and zip fastening along back Fully lined Dry clean Imported
Fabric: Mid-weight eyelet lace Geometric print Waist-length style Mock neck Elbow-length sleeves Zip at back Two button cuffs Unli...ned Shell: 100% cotton Wash cold Imported, India Measurements Measurements from size 36 Length: 22.75in / 58cm, from shoulder read more
Broderie anglaise Button-fastening keyhole at back Slip to line Dry clean Made in Italy Cotton-blend Draped Asymmetric hem Scallop...ed trims read more
Cotton Broderie anglaise Concealed zip fastening along side Concealed button fastening at front Partially lined Asymmetric hem Han...d wash or dry clean Imported read more
Zimmermann Woman Meridian Broderie Anglaise Cotton Dress Ivory - Cotton Broderie anglaise Concealed zip fastening along side Conce...aled button fastening at front Partially lined Asymmetric hem Hand wash or dry clean. Imported. 100% Cotton. read more
Ganni - In true Ganni style, the feminine appeal of this black Sandrose dress is juxtaposed with exaggerated proportions for a dir...ectional slant. Crafted from cotton with intricate floral broderie anglaise, it is cut with billowing blouson sleeves and flares out from the waist with a centre godet panel for a whimsical note. Toughen it up with chunky boots for a darkly romantic take on garden-party dressing. read more
Mini length Broderie anglaise Cady Embroidered Paneled Adjustable straps Open back Button fastening at neck Button fastening along... back Partially lined Slightly stretchy fabric Mid-weight fabric Dry clean Imported Two-tone read more
IRO Woman Gail Pleated Broderie Anglaise Mini Dress Black - Mini length Broderie anglaise Buttoned cuffs Long sleeves Partially co...ncealed button fastenings through front Dry clean. Imported. read more
Wide-leg pants Printed Broderie anglaise Embroidered trims Elasticated waistline High-rise cut Pull on Scalloped hemline Non-stret...chy fabric Lightweight fabric Machine wash or dry clean Imported read more
Nicholas Woman Layla Broderie Anglaise Cotton Mini Dress Red - Mini dress Cotton Broderie anglaise Detail on the sleeves Elasticat...ed cuffs Drawstring waist Removable slip Hand wash or dry clean. Imported. 100% Cotton. read more
Dress Cotton Broderie anglaise Bell sleeves Partially lined Concealed hook and zip fastening at back Flared hem Imported Mini leng...th read more
Dress Mini length Stretch-crepe Broderie anglaise Front slit pocket Concealed zip fastening along back Stretchy fabric Mid-weight ...fabric Dry clean Made in Italy read more
Mini length Broderie anglaise Buttoned cuffs Long sleeves Partially concealed button fastenings through front Dry clean Imported