Blue cotton-linen blend textured shirt from YMC featuring a classic collar, a front button fastening, a chest pocket, button cuffs, a curved hem and a textured style.
Weddings offer a rare opportunity to gather all of one's favorite people -- his and yours -- into one room for a fabulous time. Far before the wedding day arrives, you'll have chosen your most intimate friends to take their positions within the bridal party as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Thanking these special bridal party members with a gift is customary. You can do so before the wedding at various points: during the bachelor or bachelorette weekend or at the rehearsal dinner, for instance. Others do it while getting ready for the wedding, especially if the gift is something the guests might use to spruce themselves up, such as earrings or cuff links. Below, we've gathered an affordable selection of wedding party gifts. Believe it: For $10 and under, you can offer your bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts they'll use and enjoy for years to come from Amazon, Etsy, Walmart and other popular online stores.
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.
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!
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 wants to look like she just returned from some sun-kissed Caribbean beach on her big day. But what if your fair complexion is that of a traditional English rose, all creamy porcelain with hints of blush? You know that not even equator-strength sun will produce a natural tan. (Besides, you want to stave off sun-borne wrinkles forever!) Enter the self-tanner: Self-tanners from our mothers' era were renowned for taking the user on a visit to Oompa-Loompaland. Fortunately, modern self-tanners are much improved, but you still need a sherpa to guide you up the mountain of products that promise glow-worthy results. Check out our list of top self-tanners from Amazon, Sephora, Nordstrom and more that'll give brides a soft, natural-looking glow without sun exposure. But before you use any of them, a pro tip: To stay free of streaks, exfoliate 24 hours prior to use, smooth the product evenly over freshly cleansed skin, and wash immediately hands after use. Now, get glowing!
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Ecru white cotton blend textured patch pocket shirt from YMC featuring a collar style, a front button fastening, a curved hem and ...short sleeves. read more
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Blue and white cotton-blend checked shirt from YMC featuring a Peter Pan collar, a front button fastening, dropped shoulders, long... sleeves, button cuffs and a straight hem. read more
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Blue linen blend striped shirt from YMC featuring a button fastening, button cuffs and a front pocket.
Off-white cotton textured sweatshirt from YMC featuring a crew neck and long sleeves.
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Sky blue cotton blend hooded shirt jacket from YMC featuring a flapped V-neck, stitched panels, a kangaroo pocket, a relaxed fit, ...a straight hem, dropped shoulders and long sleeves. read more
Blue and white cotton tiger print shirt from YMC featuring short sleeves, a button fastening and a straight hem.
Light blue cotton 'Bootboy' chambray shirt from YMC.
Red and pink cotton colour-block textured jacket from YMC featuring a high standing collar, a front zip fastening, long sleeves, a... chest pocket, side pockets and a straight hem. read more
Blue cotton star print shirt from YMC featuring a collar style, short sleeves, a front button fastening, front patch pocket and an... all-over white star pattern. read more
Blue cotton and linen blend front pocket shirt from YMC featuring a button fastening, long sleeves and a button down collar.
Blue cotton blend belted shirt dress from YMC featuring a classic collar, a concealed front fastening, a knee length, short sleeve...s and a belted waist. read more
Navy blue cotton and linen blend buttoned shirt jacket from YMC featuring a short length, two front pockets and a classic collar.
Tan brown leather and cotton textured bomber jacket from YMC featuring a round neck, a button fastening and two front pockets.
Grey linen blend waffle button-up shirt from YMC featuring a classic collar, long sleeves, button cuffs and a relaxed fit.