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.
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.
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.
Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
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.
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Smooth And Faceted Stud Details Lend Opulent Appeal To This Georgette Dress While Fluttering Sleeves And A Ruffled Hem Complement ...The Fluid Silhouette. Finish It With Trainers For A Modern Pairing. read more
A Mixed Floral Print In Ivy-And-White Hues Add Feminine Appeal To This Inherently Chic Dress While A Ruffled Hem Lends Soft Moveme...nt With Each Step. Create An Edgy Yet Elegant Mood With A Cargo Messenger And Wedges. read more
This Chiffon Dress Balances Utilitarian Appeal With Feminine Styling. Rendered In A Camouflage-Inspired Butterfly Print Its Framed... With Ruffles And Features A Ruched Bust. Partner It With A Bomber Jacket And Sneakers On Casual Days. read more
All you need is a floppy hat and the Faithfull the Brand Noemie Yellow Floral Print Ruffled Midi Dress for your perfect day in the... sun! Lightweight woven rayon, in a cream, yellow, and brown floral print, falls from ruffled tank straps into a matching... read more
Self & Lining: 100% cotton. Made in Colombia. Dry clean only. Fully lined. Gathered fabric detail on front with bow accent. Back z...ip closure. read more
Self & Lining: 78% poly 22% elastan. Made in Colombia. Hand wash. Ruffled fabric overlay. Cut out detail on waist.
Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz invites women to celebrate their sensuality and feminine form. Daring and dramatic, the collectio...n captures her energetic Latin American spirit. This beige and orange silk California Dreaming palm print dress from Johanna Ortiz features a round neck, a front slit, long sleeves, a single back button fastening with slit detail, a concealed rear half-zip fastening, a ruffled trim and a long length. read more
Orange and beige cotton bow detail floral dress from Johanna Ortiz featuring a sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, a rear zip f...astening, a long length and a fit and flare style. read more
Orange and beige one shoulder ruffle dress from Johanna Ortiz featuring a floral print and a long length.
White cotton blossoming tree print strapless dress from Johanna Ortiz featuring a bustier top, a long length, a tie fastening, a b...ack zip fastening and a tiered design. read more
Self: 100% viscoseLining: 100% poly. Made in Colombia. Dry clean only. Gathered fabric detail throughout. Back zip and waist tie c...losures. Side welt pockets. Ruffled trim. Jacquard fabric. read more
Cream Sevillana Tan Sonriente fringed silk dress from Johanna Ortiz.
Orange silk printed dress from Johanna Ortiz featuring a one shoulder design, a long length, an asymmetric hem, a flared skirt, a ...short draped sleeve and a bird floral print. read more
Ecru white floral print jumpsuit from Johanna Ortiz featuring a fitted waist, a v-neck, a wide leg and frilled short sleeves.
Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz invites women to celebrate their sensuality and feminine form. Daring and dramatic, the collectio...n captures her energetic Latin American spirit. This yellow silk Etimologia one-shoulder tropical print dress from Johanna Ortiz features a short flounce right sleeve, a low-cut back, an asymmetric hem and a long length. read more
Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz invites women to celebrate their sensuality and feminine form. Daring and dramatic, the collectio...n captures her energetic Latin American spirit. This orange Fable of the Tropics swimsuit from Johanna Ortiz features single straps, a plunging neck, a bow detail to the front, a clasp back fastening, an open back design, gathered details and a floral print. Swimwear must be tried on over your own garments. read more
Cream white cotton-blend insect print tassel scarf from Johanna Ortiz featuring a hanging tassel and printed fabric details.
Johanna Ortiz transformed a Parisian apartment into a floral haven for her Spring '19 presentation, complete with rum cocktails an...d a DJ playing Colombian tracks. Seen on the day and capturing the tropical vibe nicely, this tote is woven from lightweight straw and trimmed long, wispy fringing. Use it to stow your sunscreen, lip balm and magazine when heading to the beach. read more
Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz invites women to celebrate their sensuality and feminine form. Daring and dramatic, the collectio...n captures her energetic Latin American spirit. This white and orange Leyenda one-shoulder swimsuit from Johanna Ortiz features a frilled panel, a cut-out design, a stretch fit, a ruched detail to the back and a floral print. Swimwear must be tried on over your own garments. read more
Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz invites women to celebrate their sensuality and feminine form. Daring and dramatic, the collectio...n captures her energetic Latin American spirit. Made from cotton, this white shirt has a relaxed fit, long sleeves, a round neck and an allover bug print. read more
Johanna Ortiz - Johanna Ortiz's vibrant orange silk-georgette Firefly dress is imbued with the label's Latin American spirit. Craf...ted in Colombia, it features an all-over purple bird and floral print and is shaped to a signature asymmetric style with a single ruffled sleeve and cut-out side, before draping fluidly into a sweeping hem. Heighten the glamorous mood by styling it with gold accessories. read more
JOHANNA ORTIZ Long dresses. chiffon, ruffles, floral design, deep neckline, long sleeves, no pockets, rear closure, hook-and-bar, ...zip, fully lined, dress. 100% Silk read more
JOHANNA ORTIZ Long dresses. crepe, laces, ruffles, solid color, v-neck, long sleeves, no pockets, no fastening, fully lined, dress.... 100% Silk read more
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