There's no rule book that says a wedding gown must be white. Modern brides are embracing color, a trend possibly first sparked by Gwen Stefani's custom dip-dyed and hand-painted pink ombre wedding gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior back 2002. After Gwen's rule-breaking move, Reese Witherspoon got married in a pale pink gown by Monique Lhuillier and Jessica Biel wore a blush-toned Giambattista Valli creation for her marriage to Justin Timberlake. Sure, white and ivory will remain the wedding gown go-tos, but many other colorful dresses have us swooning, particularly for summer weddings. Here, we've rounded up a variety of wedding dresses in shades of blush, metallics, yellow, blue and beyond from David's Bridal, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and more. It's our ode to the rainbow, and we think you should go for it!
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.
Contrary to popular belief, mother of the bride dresses don't have to be matronly. These gorgeous gowns will make any mom feel elegant, beautiful, and stylish. Ditch the traditional dress and jacket combo, and let your mom shine in a mother of the bride dress that fits her personality and style.
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.
Once you've found your dream wedding dress, the search is on to find the perfect shapewear to go underneath it. We're not just talking about undergarments that suck you in, either — bridal shapewear is so much more than that. Wedding dresses come in all sorts of fabrics and colors (white being the most popular, of course) that show every dimple and crease, so a supportive foundation garment is key. Whether you're rocking a wedding dress with a plunging neckline, a low-back number or a strapless ball gown, Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales present the perfect opportunity to scoop up bridshapewear on the cheap. Not sure what type of smoother or shaper works best with your wedding dress? Ahead, check out our handy bridal shapewear cheat sheet, where you'll find all the bodysuits, slips, bras and bustiers you should be watching on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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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
. Part of a special collection from BHLDN. For the full assortment, visit BHLDN.com. Soft and lacy crocheted vines in a platinum h...ue are the perfect complement to the soft aqua lining beneath. Sheer scallops at the sleeve and hemline add to its Art Deco allure. read more
Mini dress Floral-print Crepe Detachable belt Side slit pocket Concealed zip fastening along back Partially lined Machine wash Imp...orted read more
Fuzzi Dress - Stretch fabric dress. Black and white floral pattern. Composition: 100% polyamide. Made in italy. Model size: m.
Dress the Population Fiona Sequined Dress - Dress the population fiona sequined dress.
Anjuna Long Dress - Lace, leather applications, solid color, round collar, long sleeves, no pockets, no fastening, contains non-te...xtile parts of animal origin, dress. 40% Cotton, 40% Polyamide, 20% Polyester, Soft Leather. read more
MSGM Short Dress - Lace, solid color, v-neckline, sleeveless, ruches, no pockets, lined interior, rear closure, zip closure, stret...ch, dress. 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester. read more
Pinko Dress - Terms New: with label Clothing Type dress main Color white season Spring / Summer Made In Italy Gender Woman Size: I...T Composition polyester : 100%. read more
Pinko Dress - Terms New: with label Clothing Type Taglieur main Color white season Spring / Summer Made In Italy Gender Woman Size...: IT Composition polyester : 100%. read more
Pinko Dress - 3/4 sleeves short dress, lace inserts at the neckline and at the sleeves, zip closure back, decoration velvet bow ba...ck. Made in: Romania. Material:100% polyester. read more
Raoul Long Dress - Crepe, rhinestones, beaded, solid color, round collar, sleeveless, no pockets, fully lined, rear closure, zip, ...large sized, empire style. 100% Silk. read more
Alexis Linzi Dress - Alexis linzi dress in neutral. Size m (also in l) self: 100% nyloncontrast fabric: 100% polylining: 95% poly ...5% elastan. Made in china. Dry clean only. Fully lined. Embroidered lace knit fabric. Hidden back zip closure. Ruffled trim. read more
Shoshanna Sheath Dress - Color/pattern: optic white Approximately 36in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 an...d may vary slightly by size Model is 5ft 10in Design details: crisscross halter neck, ruffled hem Center back zipper with... read more
Genny Short Dress - Crepe. Solid color. Deep neckline. Sleeveless. Embroidered detailing. Sequins. Multipockets. Fully lined. Side... closure. Zip. Dress. Small sized. 50% Viscose, 50% Acetate. read more
Marchesa notte Long Dress - Tulle, crepe, embroidered detailing, solid color, round collar, sleeveless, no pockets, fully lined, r...ear closure, zip, stretch, dress. 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane. read more
Tory Burch Christie Dress | 100 | Other Dresses - The graphic bands on our Christie Dress are inspired by legendary designer David... Hicks — geometrics were one of his signatures. Made from silk georgette, the strapless gown has a high waist, delicate... read more
Reformation Jacinta Dress - Something to show off your calves. This is a fully smocked dress with puff sleeves and a straight neck...line. read more
Halston Long Dress - Cady. No appliqués. Basic solid color. Round collar. Sleeveless. No pockets. Dual side vents. No fastening. D...ress. 75% Triacetate, 25% Polyester. read more
ADEAM Long Dress - Crepe, geometric design, short sleeves, round collar, fully lined, flared style. 100% Polyester.
Charo Ruiz Imagen Dress - Fabric: Voile / lace. Sheer lace panels. Side slits. Crisscross lace-up back. Cover-up dress. A-line sil...houette. Maxi dress cut. V neck. Sleeveless. Hidden zip at back. Snap at back. Open back. Shell: 90% cotton/10% polyester.... read more
Alexis Parisa Dress - Designed with notes of etherealism and edginess, the alexis parisa dress was made for the classic woman who ...yearns for that extra something special. Cut in a plunging silhouette, this feminine lace dress is highlighted by metallic... read more
KENZO Short Dress - Crepe. No appliqués. Cartoon print. V-neck. Sleeveless. Multipockets. Fully lined. No fastening. Flared style.... 100% Silk. read more
INTROPIA Long Dress - Crêpe, solid color, square neckline, sleeveless, beaded detailing, no pockets, side slit, lined interior, re...ar closure, zip closure, dress. 100% Viscose, Glass, Copper. read more