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.
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.
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.
The big day is around the corner and a bride's wedding planning work is never done. But one item you can tick-off your to-do list and feel great about is purchasing gifts of appreciation for all your best gals. A bridesmaid gift is a genuine way to show your love — and apologize for any bridezilla-esque moments! These on-trend, stylish and elegant robes and kimonos are a pretty perfect "thank you" for the whole bridal party. Plus, a silk or satin robe is Instagram-worthy, frequently customizable and fully wearable beyond just the bachelorette party pics or wedding day festivities. Some are even cute outside the bedroom when paired with denim jeans, shorts or even a little black dress! Here are a bunch of our favorite, affordable and fashionable bridesmaids robes you can buy at Macy's, Nordstrom, David's Bridal, Etsy, Amazon and more right now.
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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Memorable moments happen in the BB Dakota In the Moment Wine Red Lace A-Line Dress! Crochet lace covers this lovely little A-line ...dress with a rounded neckline, sheer three-quarter sleeves with flounce cuffs, and a lightly flared mini skirt. Pierced... read more
Light up the night in the Bariano Elle Nude and Silver Sequin Strapless Maxi Dress! A stunning silver sequin pattern covers a stra...pless, sweetheart neckline with darting, lightly padded cups, hidden boning, and no-slip strips. Fitted bodice gives way... read more
Muted florals with a hint of feminine ruffles on a super sexy cold shoulder neckline shape this voluminous maxi dress cut with a c...rossover flutter hem. Partially lined. Hidden back zip. Adjustable straps. Front support boning. Soft cups. By Alexia... read more
Ganni - Tap into Ganni's nonchalant sense of cool with this narrow-waisted black-velvet wrap dress. It's cut with a deep V-necklin...e, elbow-length gathered balloon sleeves and a flowing gored skirt that falls into a directional asymmetric hemline. Take inspiration from the label's lookbook and style with reflective silver boots for an unconventional finishing touch. read more
Black velvet wrap dress from Ganni featuring a v-neck, three-quarter length sleeves, a wrap style front and an asymmetric hem.
There's a lot to love about GANNI's cult wrap dresses, but the best thing is how much wear you'll get out of one. This 'Aldine' st...yle is cut from sumptuous black velvet and has slightly puffed sleeves. Team yours with big earrings and mules, or more casually with sneakers and socks. Another option is to leave it open over jeans and a tee. Outfit 1: STAUD Tote, BY FAR Sandals, Isabel Marant Choker. Outfit 2: Chloé Top, Trademark Bucket bag, Eytys Ankle boots, Chloé Necklace. - Black velvet - Ties at side - 82% viscose, 18% silk - Imported read more
From the Saks It List: The Maxi Dress Luxe velvet silk-blend maxi dress with a chic wrap silhouette. V-neck Three-quarter length s...leeves Pullover style Wrap front tie High-low flutter hem Velvet finish Viscose/silk Dry clean Imported SIZE & FIT A-line wrap silhouette About 56" from shoulder to hem Model shown is 5'10" (177cm) wearing a US size 4. Contemporary Sp - Contemporary Collections. GANNI. Color: Black. Size: 36 (4). read more
82% rayon 18% silk. Made in China. Dry clean only. Unlined. Wrap around front with tie closure. Velvet fabric.
Subtle, shimmering metallic stripes make this swank velour wrap top equally well suited for parties or everyday wear. Style Name: ...Ganni Velvet Jersey Wrap Top. Style Number: 5719786. Available in stores. read more
Ganni - Ganni's white Sonora dress is embellished with sequins which shimmer as they catch the light. It's shaped with a V-necklin...e and puffed half sleeves and wraps around the front, fastening via the slim side ties, before falling loosely to the hem. Channel the Danish label's contemporary mood by teaming it with Western boots and a micro bag. read more
Fabric: Crepe Tonal piped trim Polka-dot print Wrap silhouette Knee length V neck 3/4 sleeves Self-belt at waist Lined Shell: 100%... viscose Lining: 100% viscose Wash cold Imported, India Measurements Measurements from size 38 Length: 40.5in / 103cm, from shoulder read more
Ruffled cuffs add a dash of sweetness to an airy stretch-knit minidress fashioned with a demure jewel neckline. Style Name: Ganni ...Clark Dress. Style Number: 5733964. Available in stores. read more
A sea of shimmering silver sequins sets this rippling, relaxed wrap dress all alight. Style Name: Ganni Sequin Dress. Style Number...: 5719764. Available in stores. read more
Crisp broderie anglaise makes this snowy poplin minidress-styled with retro flared sleeves and a front quarter zip-at once elegant... and casual. Style Name: Ganni Broderie Anglaise Dress. Style Number: 5719760. Available in stores. read more
Fiery blooms add a splash of color to an easy gathered minidress styled with sweet ruffled cuffs and a sultry front keyhole. Style... Name: Ganni Print Crepe Dress. Style Number: 5719749. Available in stores. read more
Orange silk pleated wrap dress from Ganni.
Navy floral wrap dress from Ganni featuring short sleeves, a wrap style front and a ruffled design.
Navy blue cotton blend midi wrap dress from Ganni featuring a wrap style V neck, wide three quarter length sleeves, a flared style..., a front button fastening and stitching details. read more
Fabric: Chiffon Polka-dot print Wrap silhouette Midi length V neck Long sleeves Tie at waist Lined Semi-sheer Shell: 100% viscose ...Lining: 100% viscose Wash cold Imported, India Measurements Measurements from size 36 Length: 47.25in / 120cm, from shoulder read more
Easy-fit wrap dress emboldened by allover sequins. Surplice neckline Long sleeves Self-tie at waist Polyester Dry clean Imported S...IZE & FIT Relaxed fit About 43" from shoulder to hem Model shown is 5'10" (177cm) wearing US size 4. Contemporary Sp - Contemporary Collections. GANNI. Color: Silver. Size: 36 (4). read more
Ganni - Ganni's Calla print combines checks with feminine yellow flowers and is showcased on this romantic black wrap dress. It's ...crafted to a V-neckline with a pleated trim on the shoulders, while the skirt is constructed from two layers and falls to a dipped hem. Layer it over a black T-shirt in colder weather. read more
Ganni - Ganni's black and pink Lindale dress taps into the season's animal-print trend. It's made from lightweight crepe patterned... with a tiger motif and shaped to a flattering wrap style, then falls loosely over the legs to a dipped hem. Style it with chunky ankle boots for a modern daytime ensemble. read more
Dainty dots dance across a floaty dress fashioned with sheer ruffles at the cuffs and hem. Style Name: Ganni Print Georgette Shift... Dress. Style Number: 5785140. Available in stores. read more
Make a date with a luxe look in this wraparound dress that's ribboned at the waist and cut from silk-kissed velvet. Style Name: Dv...f Velvet Wrap Dress. Style Number: 5737434. Available in stores. read more
Red and black polka-dot wrap dress from Ganni featuring a v-neck, long sleeves, a wrap style front and an asymmetric hem.