More and more brides are taking the leap and opting to wear a white jumpsuit on their wedding day. The chic look has been championed by celebrity brides including Solange Knowles, in her marriage to video producer Alan Ferguson, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who, of course, is married to actor George Clooney.
Knowles actually wore three different jumpsuits by French designer Stéphane Rolland during her wedding weekend, beginning with a sexy ivory-toned version she wore while biking to the ceremony at New Orleans' Marigny Opera House. By the wedding's end, she was dancing in the streets to a brass band while wearing her third jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline.
For the Italian civil ceremony that preceded her wedding, Amal Clooney wore what looked like a white jumpsuit, but was actually belted separates, by Stella McCartney. Clooney, who is friends with McCartney, has also worn a one-shoulder jumpsuit with crochet lace and cropped legs by the British designer, as well as a lace burgundy jumpsuit by Giambattista Valli.
A white bridal jumpsuit is a chic dress alternative that is perfect for the style-savvy bride. As Clooney did, the bride can wear a white jumpsuit to her civil wedding for an unexpected look that is destined to impress. She can also wear a jumpsuit to the wedding ceremony to create a memorable look. As another option, she could wear a jumpsuit to her wedding reception, because this wedding-dress alternative is perfect for hitting the dance floor. Freedom is the vibe of a bridal jumpsuit, and we love 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.
If you don't envision yourself in the traditional white gown, then you need to check out these blush wedding dresses. From ball gowns to mermaids we found all the stunning styles in a unique color you're sure to love.
Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding, so preparing yourself for any potential hiccups that may come your way is always a great idea. Make yourself a bridal emergency kit full of "just in case" necessities that can get you one step closer to the wedding you've always fantasized about.
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.
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This Goddess-Like Gown Showcases A Cross-Front Bodice And Cutout Detail While Tissue-Thin Matte-Jersey Tailoring Is Sumptuously So...ft And Wrinkle-Free. Wear It To A Black-Tie With Stilettos Or Don It With Flat Sandals At The Beach. read more
Badgley Mischka Woman One-shoulder Ruffle-trimmed Sequined Tulle Gown Ivory - One-shoulder Tulle Sequins Dry clean. Imported Satin... trims Ruffled trims Concealed zip fastening along side. 100% Nylon. read more
Paladini Couture Jersey Intarsio Judy Long Gown - Paladini: Couture Collection – Luxury is no longer a fantasy for special occasio...ns, but a daily privilege that enhances the femininity of every woman. The Gianantonio Paladini collections draw... read more
Nicole Miller Devyn Lace Bridal Gown (ivory) Women's Dress - From the walk down to the aisle to the final dance of the night make ...every moment memorable in this matchless Nicole Miller bridal gown. Sophisticated sleeveless gown is fabricated from a... read more
Feminine and flowy this dreamy skirt is perfect for your mixandmatch maids. For a look thats effortless and elegant pair with the ...Libby Top. read more
Feminine and flowy this dreamy skirt is perfect for your mixandmatch maids. Only available at BHLDN Pictured with Cleo Top
. Part of a special collection from BHLDN. For the full assortment, visit BHLDN.com. Feminine and flowy, this dreamy skirt is perf...ect for your mixing and matching. Pictured with Kenzie Top. read more
Feminine and flowy this dreamy skirt is perfect for your mixandmatch maids. For a look thats effortless and elegant pair with the ...Laurel Cami Top. read more
As unexpected as it is beautiful this sculptural tulle and ribbon skirt brings dimensional drama and whimsical movement to your lo...ok. We love it paired with the Laurel Cami Top. From the Wtoo by Watters line Online exclusive Pictured with Laurel Cami Top Ethereal Sweater read more
. Part of a special collection from BHLDN. For the full assortment, visit BHLDN.com. Dreamy, floor-skimming tulle is a great base ...for an original bridesmaid look. We recommend pairing it with the Cleo Top. read more
This lustrous skirt is cut from satin in a full Aline silhouette and finished with a dramatic train. Pair with the Clarice Top for... a complete look. This item is available for tryon in all stores book an appointment at your local BHLDN shop. An exclusive collection from Jenny by Jenny Yoo Only available at BHLDN Pictured with Veridian Hair Clip read more
Biascut viscose offers elegant drape and a subtle sheen to this versatile skirt. An elastic waistband makes for an easy fit while ...perfectlyplaced seams add dimension to the flowing silhouette. Pair it with the Esme Cami Top for a complementary look. Only available at BHLDN read more
Build your own look with this airy chiffon skirt a deep slit is a subtly sexy finish.
Build your own look with this airy chiffon skirt a deep slit is a subtly sexy finish.
This satin skirt gives flirt and flounce with its dramatic highlow hem the perfect way to show off your statement heels. Try it wi...th the Jewel Bodysuit. From the Wtoo by Watters line read more
Understated elegance is captured by this soft charmeuse skirt. Pair it with a beautiful lace corset like the Havana Corset Top. Th...is item is available for tryon in all stores book an appointment at your local BHLDN shop. read more
Crafted from airy chiffon this Aline skirt has a sultry slit we love it paired with a feminine lace topper.This item is available ...for tryon in all stores book an appointment at your local BHLDN shop. Only available at BHLDN read more
We love the versatility of bridal separates for creating a look thats truly your own. This sleek modern skirt look especially love...ly with a romantic textured top. This item is available for tryon in all stores book an appointment at your local BHLDN shop. Pictured with the Leroy Top Only available at BHLDN read more
Create your own bridal look with this frothy textured tulle skirt. We love it paired with a sleek top. This item is available for ...tryon in all stores book an appointment at your local BHLDN shop. Only available at BHLDN read more
Crafted from textured lace this bodyskimming skirt features a scalloped hem and waistline. Pair with the Campbell Topfor a cohesiv...e look. This item is available for tryon in all stores book an appointment at your local BHLDN shop. read more
Pair this voluminous tulle skirt with the top of your choice for a look thats thoroughly you.This item is available for tryon in a...ll stores book an appointment at your local BHLDN shop. Only available at BHLDN read more
Halston Dramatic Flounce Skirt Dress - Halston Heritage - Dramatic Flounce Skirt Dress - Size - 0 - Chalk/Black.