Pearl earrings are a perennial favorite for brides. Aesthetically, they fit the occasion thanks to their glamorous luster and elegant personality. And because they're so versatile, pearl earrings can be worn long after your wedding. In fact, whether they're vintage pearl studs or on-trend drop earrings in a rose gold setting, pearl earrings are a staple of a jewelry collection.
Many lucky brides receive their first cultured or freshwater pearl earrings as a wedding gift. Traditionally, pearls worn as wedding earrings tended to be white, but modern brides can opt for black pearls (which are actually dark gray) or other shades, such as pale pink or nude.
Stud earrings are always a classic wedding look. Some studs are embellished with small diamonds or gemstones for extra glamour. And since a variety of shades are available, you can pick pearl earrings in tones to match your wedding colors. If pearl earrings are your only jewelry, you can also choose a style that is a true statement piece, such as dramatic teardrops or chic chandeliers. One of the best things about pearls is that they always look timeless and ladylike, no matter what the design.
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.
You're getting married, so now's the time to start planning a color palette that you love and that — fingers crossed — will flatter all of your bridesmaids. This is their time to shine, too, and they'll look lovely surrounding you in their finery. For your convenience, we've looked high and low for where to buy affordable bridesmaid dresses that are not only gorgeous but also flattering for every body type, from petite to plus size and in colors ranging from purple to grey to black. We set our price at under $100 (some styles are under $50!), because we know how it all adds up. By the looks of these elegant gowns from David's Bridal, ASOS, Walmart, Amazon and more, you would never know they didn't cost hundreds of dollars.
A man's watch plays many roles: It has to fit his wardrobe, look fashionable and, above all, be functional. Having an array of options is great, but sorting through them is the tricky part. Lucky for you, we did all of the work and found our favorite watches to wow him. And the best part? They're all under $200!
Our watch picks satisfy a range of tastes. Newcomers, like Nixon, deliver style on time and under budget with inexpensive watches that make great groomsmen gifts. Classic style gets modernized with watches from Timex and Fossil. Oceanic tones have come ashore as dazzling blue and green dials make waves.
There are also transparent "skeleton" watches that reveal complex mechanisms; sleek black watches that make the perfect wedding watch for the groom; water-resistant watches designed for adventuring; and smartwatches that are cheap in price but among the best digital styles we've seen. Below are our best under $200 finds, which prove that there's never been a better time to buy a watch.
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.
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Big, small, colored stones or pearls, mix and match earrings are all the rage and the possibilities are really endless.
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Up your earring game with these single earrings that you can mix and match as you please.
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Rose Morganite & White Sapphire Drop Earrings. Frame your face with sparkling stacks of rose morganite, white sapphire and tiny di...amonds. The easy lever backings make for a comfortable, secure fit. 27.3 mm L Morganite / lab-created sapphire / diamond / pink-plated sterling silver Carat: 2.2 tw morganite; 0.3 tw lab-created sapphire; 0.02 tw diamond Color: GH Clarity: I2; I3 Imported read more
Amethyst & Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace & Hoop Earrings. Sparkling prismatic amethyst polishes off ensembles with luxe color a...nd shine from this gleaming sterling silver set. Wear together or stand-alone for a more refined approach. Includes one necklace and one pair of earrings Hoops: 0.06 W x 1.83 L Chain: 18 L Pendant: 0.46 W x 0.67 L Lobster claw clasp Amethyst / rhodium-plated sterling silver Carat: 1.67 tw earrings; 3.34 tw pendant Imported read more
Pink Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace and Stud Earrings. Adding a spark of life to everyday and fancy ensembles, these earrings an...d necklace are crafted in morganite and sterling silver. The elegant setting boasts luxury that's effortless and eye-catching. Includes necklace and earrings Chain: 17 L Pendant: 5 mm L Earrings: 5 mm L Necklace: lobster claw clasp Pink-plated sterling silver / morganite Carat: 1.8 tw morganite Imported read more
Diamond & Sterling Silver Leverback Earrings. Lend your 'lobes some sparkle in this leverback pair, framed with a diamond that's s...haped in the universal symbol of love. 8.5 mm W x 24.3 mm H Sterling silver / diamond Carat: 0.33 tcw Imported read more
Timeless and exquisite, these sterling silver dangle earrings coordinate perfectly with everything from jeans to dresses. A blue c...ultured freshwater pearl and a white cultured freshwater pearl are accompanied by a lovely bead with a floral motif inspired by the Hill tribe. From Novica, in association with National Geographic. read more
Artisan crafted from sterling silver, these Legacy dangle earrings will help you make a memorable impression. Their geometric styl...ing showcases a center diamond-shaped cool ginger jasper cabochon with fine rope-textured details along the border. Ginger jasper barrel beads and a paddle-shaped sterling silver drop complete the handcrafted look. From Novica, in association with National Geographic. read more
Resembling traditional Balinese lanterns, these earrings light up your look with ornate artistry. From Novica, in association with... National Geographic. read more
Drink in the lovely linear design of Nyoman Rena's cultured freshwater pearl dangles. From Novica, in association with National Ge...ographic. read more
Show your spirit in striking sterling silver lapis dangles. From Novica, in association with National Geographic.
Get your own kind of glow on with ethereal moonstone earrings designed by India's Shanker. From Novica, in association with Nation...al Geographic. read more
Celebrate your style's many facets with impeccably detailed dangle earrings anchored by garnet gemstones. From Novica, in associat...ion with National Geographic. read more
Life's daily victories deserve delightful accessories, like these glossy garnet earrings by Neeru Goel. From Novica, in associatio...n with National Geographic. read more
These delightfully uncomplicated, yet decidedly elegant earrings by Shanker are of the pop-on-and-go variety. From Novica, in asso...ciation with National Geographic. read more
Like nothing else you own. These interesting, openwork earrings certainly aren't your average hoops. They're artisan crafted and b...eautifully unique. From Novica, in association with National Geographic. read more
These exotic sterling silver dangles are dripping with personality. Two small beads are joined by a larger pyramid-shaped bead to ...create the stunning accessories fit for an up-do. From Novica, in association with National Geographic. read more
Fool your friends into thinking that you retrieved these gorgeous sterling silver dangles during some exotic vacation. An engraved... multi-petal lotus design stands out with an oxidized finish. From Novica, in association with National Geographic. read more
One word--mesmerizing. Skillfully crafted by hand from sterling silver, the polished spiral design of these earrings is sure to dr...aw attention, and keep it. From Novica, in association with National Geographic. read more
Joy comes in many forms--like the graceful lines of these cultured freshwater pearl earrings. From Novica, in association with Nat...ional Geographic. read more
Anchored by pear-shaped onyx, these lovely leaf design dangle earrings add an earthy elegance to any ensemble. From Novica, in ass...ociation with National Geographic. read more
Shine on in these star-studded sterling silver earrings that boast a brilliant burst of cubic zirconia Diamonique simulated diamon...ds in canary yellow. From Judith Ripka. read more
Twice as nice as simple studs, these dangle earrings delight with diamond-shaped designs on the post and drop. The versatile style... also includes a hook on the back of the drop so you can add an accessory (not included). From American West Jewelry. read more
Read and initial. Sign off on these tailored dangle earrings. Your monogram establishes a binding agreement that a customized look... suits you. Sterling Silver or 14K Yellow Gold-Plated Sterling Silver. Add these earrings to your Shopping Cart to access the personalization screen. read more
Boho beauty. These sterling silver teardrop-shaped dangles show off a beaded border with a center vine design. The delicate shephe...rd's hook creates just-right, face-framing movement. From Novica, in association with National Geographic. read more
Make any ensemble blossom with these dangle earrings. From Or Paz(R) Sterling Silver Jewelry.
Bring the attention up top with these face-framing sterling silver stunners accented with creamy cultured freshwater pearls. From ...Or Paz(R) Sterling Silver Jewelry. read more
A lovely leaf design makes a sensational setting for a cabochon gemstone and a smaller gemstone in a coordinating color. From Or P...az(R) Sterling Silver Jewelry. read more