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!
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.
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.
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.
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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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
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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
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 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 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 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 Tanya Gown - A wedding gown created for a modern goddess - rose lace is artfully appliqued over elegant, silky netti...ng while lace petals spill effortlessly onto the floor-length crepe skirt. To try this item on,. Book an appointment. At... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Dianna Gown - Hand-stitched rose appliques grace the bodice and waistline. Sheer tulle is gathered into sunburst ple...ating, creating a stunning halter neckline with pleated collar. Translucent tulle adorns the open back. A center back... 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 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 Sassel Overlay Gown - An embroidered tulle trumpet gown with crinkle silk chiffon overlay creates a wedding look tha...t is at once romantic and dreamy. Coordinating petal embroidery trims the overlay's high low-hem into a sweep-length... 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