Marrying pretty finesse with airy ease, See by Chloé is a go-to brand for summer - and this black and white printed top is a wardrobe essential. Lightweight in a cotton-blend finish, the rope straps are an effortless touch we love.
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.
With Cinderella's dainty slipper in their collective memories, some brides seldom think about comfortable shoes on the big day. But there's no wisdom in wearing wobbly stilettos to an event at which you might actually want to dance. Modern brides are opting for practical wedding shoes that can be worn more than once, as opposed to extremely high-heeled shoes that leave their tootsies blistered on the honeymoon. Also, we get it: Some very tall brides prefer to seek out more sensible heels, including flats, wedges and kitten heels that may also boast cushioned footbeds and supportive straps. So if you, too, want to dance the night away at your wedding, check out this list of swoon-worthy wedding flats that are just as ravishing as 4-inch heels (and much more practical). These styles from ASOS, Nordstrom, David's Bridal and more will take you from the ceremony to the after party in blissful comfort.
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.
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!
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.
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A sleek topper in cotton, this navy and white checked coat from Vanessa Seward is a suave and sophisticated layer that won't date ...from one season to the next. The boxy shoulders and double-breasted front are a nod to classic mannish tailoring - we love them contrasted with skinny denim or a fitted pencil skirt. read more
In black leather with a skinny and sculpting silhouette, these butter-soft pants from Haider Ackermann are a sensual but youthful ...choice with bright yellow print. The elasticated waist keeps them comfortable and versatile. read more
In pristine white with a square neckline, this sleeveless top is a figure-flattering choice from Balmain. Elevated with the brand'...s signature embossed buttons in glossy gold-tone, wear this slim silhouette through all four seasons. read more
Every wardrobe needs jersey leggings - whether you wear them for lounging or body-con cool - and we're sold on this navy blue pair... from Joseph. The versatile color promises you'll reach for them again and again. read more
Natasha Zinko and contemporary femininity are a natural fit - and this floral dress proves the point with a blooming print and an ...effortlessly elegant midi length. Lightweight and fluid in silk, the knotted scarf at the neck adds ladylike finesse and volume to the pigmented colors - from fuchsia pink to vibrant violet. read more
In navy blue with a youthful print, this cotton skirt is a feminine choice from A.P.C. From the modest knee-grazing length to the ...playful self-tie bow on the front - it's a versatile choice for day or night. read more
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