Haight - Based in Rio de Janeiro, Haight is a swimwear label that takes a minimalist approach to vacation dressing, as seen in the clean silhouette of this rose-red bikini. The top is crafted with a deep V-neck and soft triangle cups alongside a square back, with low-rise briefs shaped with high-cut legs to accentuates natural curves. Wear it under a diaphanous kaftan for a beachside stroll.
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 tea kettle, that humble household necessity, has historically conveyed the notion of comfort. Steeping tea to be served with cookies (or "biscuits", per the English) is a time-honored symbol of hospitality. Then in 1980s America, tea kettles became status objects: Italian architect Aldo Rossi designed a sleek number for Alessi and architect Michael Graves designed his famous kettle topped by a red, chirping bird. It was the whistle heard around the world.
Today, tea kettles are must-haves on any wedding registry. Coveted styles include the retro SMEG design and the super cute kettles from Kate Spade. Even if you don't drink tea, a kettle is a must-have for boiling the water used in a French press for coffee or for hot chocolate. No hostess is prepared without one, particularly while hosting a brunch, a book club or holiday parties. We've rounded up the best tea kettles for your wedding registry from Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma and more. (And don't forget the Fortnum & Mason Wedding Bouquet Blend, a tea developed to commemorate the marriage of Prince Henry ("Harry") of Wales and Meghan Markle!)
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.
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.
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.
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Stay cute as can be when you're hitting the shores in the O'Neill Felix White Swim Cover-Up! Whether you're relaxing in the sand o...r flirting with the lifeguard, this woven cotton number will keep you feeling cool with its triangle bodice, adjustable... read more
"Hold U In control lining for added slimming effect. Shelf bra with soft shaping cups Functional front zip Soft sash halter ties b...ehind the neck Front has decorative belt attached at sides Slight A-line skirt styling By Lascana for Venus" read more
"Mid rise styling bikini bottom is just what you need this season. For printed items; placement may vary Simply stated low rise bo...ttom is worn low and straight across the hips. By Lascana for Venus" read more
"Polished perfection in this tunic! XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Roll up sleeves with button tab and flap pockets... Adjust the casual fitting tunic with the self tie belt that sits low under the bust Semi-sheer rayon is cool and... read more
Haight - Cut is essential to Haight's considered aesthetic, as illustrated by this copper-gold bikini. The triangular top is shape...d with a deep V-neckline and soft cups that feature angular darts for a snug fit, while the briefs are cut to a low-rise silhouette that offers minimal coverage and are lined with black stretch fabric. Save it for a long and relaxing beach day, slipping on a fluttering kaftan at lunchtime. read more
Haight - Haight's ever-understated approach translates in the muted khaki hue and flatteringly simple cut of this bikini. The top ...is fitted with soft triangle cups, slim straps and gunmetal hardware, while the low-rise briefs are finished with a gently ruched seam at the back. Wear it with an oversized shirt for a nonchalant vacation ensemble. read more
Haight - Haight crafts its swimwear styles from double-layered lightweight stretch fabric to sculpt and lift the figure. This soft... triangle bikini is shaped with a deep V-neck, a square back and slender under-bust panel, while the low-rise briefs are cut with high legs and a foldover waistband. Style yours with this season's micro sunglasses and leather slides. read more
Haight - Haight crafts this raspberry-pink bikini for a streamlined and figure-flattering effect. The top is cut with soft triangl...e cups and adjustable skinny shoulder straps for a personalised fit and the elasticated edges and under-bust panel offer gentle support, while the low-rise briefs are softly ruched at the back and cut high on the legs. Team it with a gauzy oversized shirt and leather sandals for a low-key beach look. read more
Haight - Brazilian label Haight's low-rise triangle bikini is crafted from a rich cinnamon-red stretch fabric and framed with tona...l topstitching. The top is cut to soft triangle cups and adjustable skinny shoulder straps for a personalised fit, complemented by the elasticated edges and underbust panel with centre-back clasp fastening. The low-rise, high-leg briefs provide minimal to medium coverage. read more
Haight - Take a minimalist approach to vacation dressing in Haight's teal-blue bikini. It's made from double-layered stretch fabri...c for opacity in and out of the pool, with a soft-cup top shaped to a plunging V-neckline. Consider it a modern match to oversized aviator sunglasses. read more
Haight - The harmonious cream and terracotta tones of this Haight bikini play out across a fully-lined soft-cup triangle top and l...eg-lengthening low-rise briefs. It's crafted from double-lined stretch fabric for opaque coverage wet or dry and a sculpted silhouette. Wear it on boat trips, styled with gold jewellery and an open kaftan. read more
Haight - Haight's teal-green bikini balances a flattering cut with understated details. The top features soft triangle cups and a ...deep-V neckline, while the briefs are shaped for a low-rise waist that is shaped with a wide waistband - note how it can be folded over for a custom fit. Style it with small sunglasses and an oversized sunhat for a vacation beach day. read more
Haight - This red Haight bikini is imbued with the Brazilian label's rustic, naturally-charged energy. It's crafted from lightweig...ht stretch fabric featuring a brown leaf print, and cut to a flattering shape with soft triangle cups and a high-rise waistband. Wear it with a woven straw hat for days spent reclining on warm sands. read more
Haight - Look to Haight for ultra-flattering swimwear styles that feel modern as they do feminine, such as this mahogany-brown bik...ini. The top is shaped with a deep V-neck and soft triangle cups alongside a square back, while the panelled composition of the high-rise briefs accentuates natural curves. Throw on a bold kaftan for a poolside lunch. read more
Haight - Haight's warm-peach and terracotta leaf-print bikini is a figure-flattering style with a minimalist edge. It comprises of... a soft-cut triangle bikini top suspended by adjustable skinny shoulder straps and high-rise briefs that flatter and sculpt. Style it with a colourful turban hat and drop earrings on your next vacation. read more
Haight - Designer Marcella Franklin envisioned a minimal yet profoundly feminine aesthetic when founding Haight a few years back, ...and this red Taping bikini is the sophisticated result. It's made in Brazil and has a triangle top and low-rise briefs with gentle gathering at the back. Style it with a black maxi skirt and gold-tone accessories for a laid-back lunch by the sea. read more
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Haight's bikini can be styled multiple ways - the top has long straps that can be tied at the neck ...or back, crossed over or left straight. It's made from the brand's signature stretch fabric that's double lined for opacity. The deep scarlet hue looks great against gold and tortoiseshell accessories. Wear it with: Le Specs Sunglasses, Jennie Kwon Designs Necklace, Natasha Schweitzer Necklace. - Scarlet stretch-polyamide - Ties at neck and back - 74.9% polyamide, 25.1% elastane; lining: 84% polyamide, 16% elastane - Hand wash - Designer color: Pitaya - Lotion, sunscreen, oil and chlorine can cause discoloration of this item; this is not a manufacturing defect. Please follow care instructions to keep your swimwear in the best condition - Imported read more
Haight - South American swimwear label Haight executes this petrol blue Beca bikini with a sculptural, sporty aesthetic. Its brale...tte-shaped triangle top has a smooth supportive fit that's free from padding, whilst the high-rise briefs have a Brazilian-cut back that offers flattering, medium coverage. Team with a tonal wrap skirt and metallic sandals for a day spent island hopping. read more
Haight - Haight's khaki-green Taping bikini encapsulates the contemporary elegance of the Brazilian label. The set has a triangle ...top with adjustable straps and hipster briefs that are softly ruched at the back for a flattering shape. Wear it with an oversized linen shirt and drop earrings for poolside lunches. read more
Haight - Haight's cinnamon-brown Taping bikini encapsulates the Brazilian label's modern aesthetic with a subtle activewear edge. ...The triangle top is accompanied by skinny straps that can be adjusted, whilst the briefs are softly gathered at the back. Wear it with a fluid maxi skirt as a confident beachside edit. read more
Haight - Elevate your vacation edits with Brazilian swimwear label Haight's blue Taping bikini. It features a triangular cupped bi...kini top with narrow shoulder straps and low-rise briefs with a ruched back. Choose it as a vibrant option for poolside days. read more
Haight - Reworked in chic burgundy for the new season, Haight's multi-strap bikini demonstrates the label's clean-lined aesthetic ...with stylish aplomb. It's shaped with a flattering V-neck and square back that secures in place with tie-fastening straps - letting you choose the perfect supportive fit - and is accompanied by low-rise briefs. Complement the colourway with khaki-green trousers. read more
The styles in Haight's 'Classic' line are carefully designed to adapt to the figure, ensuring maximum comfort and flexibility. Thi...s antique-rose bikini has a triangle top that's free from fastenings for a smooth finish, while the briefs have a wide waistband to flatter your hips. Wear it with this season's micro sunglasses while lounging poolside. Wear it with: Paloma Blue Dress, Nannacay Tote, Castañer Espadrilles, Gucci Sunglasses, Albus Lumen Hat, Chan Luu Necklace. - Antique-rose stretch-polyamide - Slips on - 84% polyamide, 16% elastane - Hand wash - Lotion, sunscreen, oil and chlorine can cause discoloration of this item; this is not a manufacturing defect. Please follow care instructions to keep your swimwear in the best condition - Imported Small to size. See Size & Fit notes. read more
Stretch nylon jersey triangle bikini top in black. Adjustable shoulder straps. Elasticized hem. Slide-lock fastening at back. Gunm...etal-tone hardware. Tonal stitching.Stretch nylon jersey bikini briefs in black. Elasticized waistband. Gathering at back. Tonal stitching. read more
Haight - Striking a balance of sporty and sophisticated, Haight's burgundy Amanda bikini is cut from figure-sculpting stretch fabr...ic. It has a squared neckline, mirrored by the clasp-fastening back, and has wide shoulder straps to complement the high-rise briefs. Add layered pendant necklaces to create a subtly bohemian beach-ready look. read more
Haight - It's the dusty pink hue that lends Haight's Taping bikini set a particularly feminine feel. Crafted from flexible stretch... jersey, the panelled triangle-shaped bikini top suspends from adjustable straps with glossy gunmetal tone hardware, while the hipster bottoms sit low on the waist with a ruched accent at the back. Style it beneath an airy shirt for a spontaneous poolside lunch. read more