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.
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.
If you don't envision yourself in the traditional white gown, then you need to check out these blush wedding dresses. From ball gowns to mermaids we found all the stunning styles in a unique color you're sure to love.
The mother of the bride holds a highly esteemed position within the wedding party, and she should look the part. That's why we've assembled the best mother-of-the-bride dresses in prices under $250, and we've included plus size, tea length, long length and evening dresses so that your mom will look elegant on your big day. After all, she'll be the second most noticed woman in the room.
There are many bridal options available to moms as they shop for that moment-defining outfit. We've listed flattering mother-of-the-bride dresses that feature an array of tailored touches. Your mother can choose from dresses that include empire waists, flutter sleeves, draping, A-line skirts and strategically placed ruffles. Her attire can exude any mood, from casual to formal, and these styles can take her to any wedding, from oceanfront ceremonies to ballroom events. Shop our favorite finds below.
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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"All over sequin gown Sequin striping pattern may vary Adjustable straps Slit at left side of skirt Approx 39" to slit 58" at long...est point. Varies by size Fabric has minimal stretch Poly with poly lining. Imported" read more
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For every occasion, from casual garden parties to formal affairs, this romantic floral maxi dress will take you there in an effort...less pull-on style with a drapey surplice neckline, sexy cold shoulder cutouts on long sleeves and leg-baring side slits.... read more
Tadashi Shoji Anastasia Gown - A perfect concoction of details for a bridal gown. A deep v-neck in pleats followed by a floral lac...e embroidery for the bodice to hips. This silhouette of the bodice hugs your natural curves and finishes in a full sheer... read more
Tadashi Shoji Janey Gown - An illusion overlay of botanical embroidery on tulle crafts a stunning décolletage, enhanced by the v-n...eckline. The high-low fitted bodice finishes just below the hipline, giving way to an ethereal tulle skirt. To try this... read more
Tadashi Shoji Cressida Gown - Embrace a love affair with lace. Our V-neck embroidered a-line gown is easy and effortless. Both com...fortable and travel friendly, this dress is a perfect choice for destination weddings. To try this item on,. Book an... read more
Tadashi Shoji Arabella Gown - Lace embroidery effortlessly drapes over this gown. Features a flattering plunge neckline and slight... cap sleeves for feminine touch. The ivory lace is lined with a petal lining that ends mid thigh and elegantly falls with... read more
Tadashi Shoji Clotide Gown - This virtuosic gown is complete in fleur-motifs. The bodice features a halter neck to accentuate shou...lders and create a casual appeal of handkerchief details. Tulle and lace on the bodice lay atop a nude lining for the... read more
Tadashi Shoji Luz Gown - An exquisite allover embroidered dot pattern hints at crystal-draped chandeliers and art deco elegance. T...he sheer overlay provides alluring coverage to a plunging neckline. The ruffle sleeve exposes the shoulder, and finishes... read more
Tadashi Shoji Mimi Gown - Draped in velvety cotton lace, this gown is at once elegant and chic. The interior is fitted with a tail...or-made stretch jersey lining, creating the perfect fit and ensuring the off-shoulder neckline will stay securely in... read more
Tadashi Shoji Floretta Gown - Sunburst shirring fashions an illusion tulle neckline while alternating lace and chiffon bands deliv...er a delicate ease to this detail-rich gown. Fully lined. Center back invisible zipper. To try this item on,. Book an... read more
Tadashi Shoji Gwyneth Gown - Clean seamlines and a sweetheart neckline convey a sweet elegance in this floral lace gown. The inter...ior is fitted with a tailored jersey lining, constructing a flawless fit. Hand-cut hemline. To try this item on,. Book an... read more
Tadashi Shoji Diandra Gown - The sheer illusion tulle and lace gown enjoys artfully placed rose appliques that gracefully cascade ...down the bodice and onto the lace skirt. A sweeping train, hidden neckline snap, and invisible center back zipper closure... read more
Tadashi Shoji Elanor Gown - Draped in shimmering paillette-embroidery, this gown boasts an alluring keyhole just below the halter ...v-neckline. The skirt's center front slit begins midway between hip and knee. A nude interior lining enhances the... read more
Tadashi Shoji Cadence Gown - For the bohemian inspired bride, this gown is absolutely ethereal and made for dancing. All over croc...het lace with a plunging neck, this gown will be complete with the perfect flower crown. Complete with our signature... read more
Tadashi Shoji Cecila Gown - Romantic in every aspect, the soft iris motif embroidery graces this bridal gown. This sleeveless gown... features a deep v-neck for a feminine touch finished with a full a-line skirt. Fully lined in our signature jersey lining... read more
Tadashi Shoji Athena Gown - Grecian goddess meets the modern bride in this off-shoulder crepe gown. The cascading ruffle is adorne...d with flower appliques, made from hand-cut tulle and embroidered petals. Translucent tulle is draped over the shoulders... read more
Tadashi Shoji Monroe Gown - Captivate like no other in our jaw-dropping evening gown. Hand-pleated chiffon is framed with a bejewe...led neckpiece while the waist is cinched in to create an hourglass silhouette. Approx. Length from Natural Waist to Hem is... read more
Tadashi Shoji Joelle Gown - Rich, tactile laces are combined to create a spectacular bridal gown. The neckline and sleeves barely ...kiss the shoulders, yet remain perfectly in place thanks to ultra-sheer, barely-there tulle. The sweeping v-neckline,... read more
Tadashi Shoji Eryn Mermaid Gown - Accentuate your figure with this curve hugging off-the-shoulder silhouette. Floral lace accents ...and the flair of the tulle trumpet skirt are a dream come true for the modern bride who loves classic details. To try this... read more
Tadashi Shoji Tulsa Appliqué Gown - This texture-rich Tadashi Shoji dress features allover appliqué ornamentation on tulle, flutte...r sleeves, a slightly rounded v-neckline. The skirt's tulle godets create airy and ethereal volume. Approx. Length from... read more
Tadashi Shoji Delphia Ball Gown - Flutter hearts on your wedding day in this romantic floral lace gown. This bridal gown exudes so...phistication with a high neckline with design that slims the waistline. Finished with a fulle tulle skirt and floral... read more
Tadashi Shoji Anika Mermaid Gown - Exquisitely embroidered chiffon with see-through cutouts is paired with stretch crepe to create... a striking silhouette. Hand-cut embroidered chiffon fashions an illusion neckline, cap sleeves and waist-defining side... read more
Tadashi Shoji Floral Embellished Gown - Size & fit: fits large, order one size down body-skimming fit through bust, waist and hips... designed for a floor-sweeping look approx. 63 from back of neck to hem, based on a size 2 model measurements: 5'10... read more
Tadashi Shoji Gown - Approximately 63in from shoulder to hem. Measurement was taken from a size 2 and may vary slightly by size. M...odel is 5ft 10in. Design details: metallic embroidered mesh design, scalloped trim. Center back zipper with hook-and-eye... read more