In soft cream, these Solid and Striped bikini bottoms are the ultimate in youthful attitude with a sculpting fit and a high-leg cut. Mix and match with clashing tops for the coolest contrast.
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.
No need to worry about those annoying tan lines with these strapless and stylish swimsuits. Traveling to a warm, exotic honeymoon destination is a good reason to get new swimwear.
The tea kettle, that humble household necessity, has historically conveyed the notion of comfort. Steeping tea to be served with cookies (or "biscuits", per the English) is a time-honored symbol of hospitality. Then in 1980s America, tea kettles became status objects: Italian architect Aldo Rossi designed a sleek number for Alessi and architect Michael Graves designed his famous kettle topped by a red, chirping bird. It was the whistle heard around the world.
Today, tea kettles are must-haves on any wedding registry. Coveted styles include the retro SMEG design and the super cute kettles from Kate Spade. Even if you don't drink tea, a kettle is a must-have for boiling the water used in a French press for coffee or for hot chocolate. No hostess is prepared without one, particularly while hosting a brunch, a book club or holiday parties. We've rounded up the best tea kettles for your wedding registry from Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma and more. (And don't forget the Fortnum & Mason Wedding Bouquet Blend, a tea developed to commemorate the marriage of Prince Henry ("Harry") of Wales and Meghan Markle!)
Amid the tumult of wedding preparations, there is someone who always keeps a cool head: Mom. Whether she's your mom or your future mother-in-law, she's been there since the beginning for you guys, offering her love and support. So, now's the time to gift her with a treasure she'll always cherish. Traditionally given at the rehearsal dinner or the morning of the wedding, gifts for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom should be substantial, but they don't have to be exorbitant. We've rounded up a list of gifts that cost $50 or less that are unique and memorable: Some are sentimental, others are practical and a couple are glamorous; choose which one best reflects your special lady's personality. We shopped at Uncommon Goods, Williams-Sonoma, Nordstrom and more for these thoughtful keepsakes. No doubt, you'll find something she'll love from this creative assortment!
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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Stay cute as can be when you're hitting the shores in the O'Neill Felix White Swim Cover-Up! Whether you're relaxing in the sand o...r flirting with the lifeguard, this woven cotton number will keep you feeling cool with its triangle bodice, adjustable... read more
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"Polished perfection in this tunic! XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Roll up sleeves with button tab and flap pockets... Adjust the casual fitting tunic with the self tie belt that sits low under the bust Semi-sheer rayon is cool and... read more
"Coverage is contagious! This textured tankini is the stylish sunshine solution. Removable foam shaping cups Comfortable fabric sa...shes tie around neck Textured rib knit fabric Braided trim detail along neckline Casual fit, sits at high hip" read more
The barely-there straps on the sides of these bikini bottoms make them contemporary and sensual - attributes we know and love from... Fella. The black color is versatile - mix and match with bright tops or keep it classy with the coordinating style. read more
We love the fun and youthful aesthetic of Marysia, and these waffled bikini bottoms are high on our list for holiday-ready style. ...The pool color and scalloped trims are perfect against a glowing tan - just add sandals and sunnies. read more
Look to Solid & Striped for sensual swim separates that merge youthful cool with polished finesse - pieces like this blue bikini t...op. The structured fit is sculpting and universally flattering. read more
Styled with a scalloped waistband and soft waffled texture, these olive green bikini bottoms from Marysia are a contemporary choic...e for poolside posing or fun days at the beach. read more
In cool blue, these Solid and Striped bikini bottoms are the ultimate in youthful attitude with a sculpting fit and a high-leg cut.... Mix and match with clashing tops for the coolest contrast. read more
In soft cream, these Solid and Striped bikini bottoms are the ultimate in youthful attitude with a sculpting fit and a high-leg cu...t. Mix and match with clashing tops for the coolest contrast. read more
Pitch black coloring with a flattering high waist informs these super soft bikini bottoms from Solid & Striped. Mix and match with... clashing tops for the coolest contrast. read more
Look to Solid & Striped for sensual swim separates that merge youthful cool with polished finesse - pieces like these merlot red b...ikini bottoms. The higher rise is sculpting and universally flattering. read more
Solid and Striped are the touchstone for sensual but sophisticated swimwear, and these navy, red and white bikini bottoms are the ...ultimate in youthful attitude with a sculpting fit and a low-rise cut. Mix and match with clashing tops for the coolest contrast. read more
A polished texture and a subtle cream hue combine to make this figure-forming bikini top a chic and versatile choice from Solid & ...Striped. Easy to wear with clashing bottoms but just as slick with the matching pair, we love it with a glowing tan. read more
Solid and Striped are the touchstone for sensual but sophisticated swimwear, and this striped bikini top is the ultimate in youthf...ul attitude with a sculpting fit and thick, sporty straps. Mix and match with clashing bottoms for the coolest contrast. read more
Glam and chic in pink, these velvet bikini bottoms from Solid & Striped are the ultimate in effortless sensuality with self-tie bo...ws on the sides that add attention-to-detail. read more
Chic and bold in lipstick red and white, these gingham bikini bottoms from Solid & Striped are an elevating pick with a flattering... silhouette and minimal branding. read more
Youthful and effortlessly cool in stripes, these bikini bottoms from Solid & Striped are perfect for your vacation edit. The high ...waist will flatter your silhouette and draw the eye to your slimmest point. read more
Understated but flattering with a sculpting fit and a low-rise cut, these khaki Fella bikini bottoms are perfect for mixing and ma...tching on your next blue-sky vacation. read more
In sky blue with self-tie bows on the sides, these bikini bottoms are a chic choice from Heidi Klein. From the featherweight textu...re to the minimal branding - they are playful and effortless for styling. read more
Chic and bold in animal motifs, these bikini bottoms are a statement choice from Solid & Striped. Mix and match with clashing tops... for the coolest contrast. read more
Colored in black and styled with a soft waffle texture and pretty scalloped trim, these bikini bottoms are a playful choice from e...ver-chic swimwear line Marysia. read more
We love the fun and youthful aesthetic of Marysia, and these waffled bikini bottoms are high on our list for holiday-ready style. ...The 'lavender' pink color and scalloped trims are perfect against a glowing tan - just add sandals and sunnies. read more
Nothing says summer like a tropical print. Enjoy Onia's "Kate" triangle bottom from its Ratti Collection that features a cool shad...e of green and blue to elevate your holiday style. read more
Colored in 'Antelope' red and styled with a soft waffle texture and pretty scalloped trim, these bikini bottoms are a playful choi...ce from ever-chic swimwear line Marysia. read more
A versatile separate for any bikini top, this black ruched bikini bottom from Ondandemar will accent your side hips. Winged with w...ide side straps, the back cut boasts an individualistic angled look. read more