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.
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.
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.
Aside from the bride, the sweetest sight at the wedding is the flower girl. Holding her own with a dainty basket of petals, she is a vision of loveliness when she walks down the aisle. It's such fun to pick out a flower girl dress to blend in with the ensembles of the bridal party, especially for a light and bright spring or summer wedding. Your little princess can be traditional and wear white or ivory, or she can wear a solid color taken from the wedding palette. Some fashion-forward brides may even choose an interesting print that suits the mood of the wedding. Since the flower girl is something of a mascot, she can be command a truly unique aesthetic. Here, we've rounded up some the prettiest flower girl dresses from Nordstrom, J. Crew, BHLDN and more.
It's the most wonderful time of the year — yep, sale time — and no store does holiday sales quite like Nordstrom. The retailer is currently offering serious discounts in every department, but if you're in the market for a special occasion dress, the Nordstrom sale is pretty much a no-brainer, whether you're a bride-to-be or just an attendee. The selection is stocked with every style, including rehearsal dinner options, engagement dresses, bridal shower dresses, wedding guest dresses and even holiday party picks — all for less. Want to check one or more of these off your shopping list? Scroll on for 10 stylish sale picks you'll want to add to your cart ASAP.
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Lovers + Friends Cece Gown - Lovers + Friends Cece Gown in Red. Waltz your way in the body skimming Cece Gown by Lovers + Friends.... Expertly cut from smooth stretch fabric, this floor-gazing silhouette extenuated your figure while the sweeping train... read more
Zac Zac Posen Gown - Color/pattern: black Approximately 64in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 2 and may vary... slightly by size Design details: one bishop sleeve, right side slit Side zipper closure Shell: 65% triacetate, 35%... read more
A sleek ZAC Zac Posen gown with a slinky, figure-hugging silhouette. Curved seams accentuate the tailored profile, and the flared ...hem grazes the floor. V neck and back. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Slinky mid-weight jersey. 95% polyester/5% spandex. Dry clean. Imported, China. Measurements Length: 66.25in / 168cm, from shoulder Measurements from size 4 read more
Zac Zac Posen Gown - Color/pattern: black Approximately 62in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 and may vary... slightly by size Model is 5ft 10in Design details: flocked lace design, cold-shoulder sleeves, ruffle trim Center back... read more
Fabric: Crochet lace Metallic thread Maxi length Tank style Sleeveless Hidden zip at back Hook-and-eye at back Shell: 100% polyest...er Lining: 100% polyester Spot clean Imported, China Measurements Measurements from size 4 Length: 50.5in / 128cm, from center back read more
Purple Clarissa gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a round neck, a high low hem, a sleeveless design, a full shape skirt, a bow on ...the front and a back zip fastening. read more
Pink Leanne gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring an off the shoulder design, a corset waistband, short sleeves, a long length, a flor...al print and a back zip fastening. read more
Black and gshhreen Lindsay gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a deep V neck, a long length, an embroidered floral design, sheer pan...els, a ruffle trimming, a fitted silhouette and a back zip fastening. read more
Zac Posen Zac Ronnie Gown - A sleek ZAC Zac Posen gown with a slinky, figure-hugging silhouette. Curved seams accentuate the tailo...red profile, and the flared hem grazes the floor. V neck and back. Hidden back zip. Lined. Fabric: Slinky mid-weight... read more
Black and pool blue Pilar gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a deep V neck, a bustier structure, a concealed rear zip fastening, a ...fitted silhouette, a flared skirt and a high low hemline. read more
B and rose Charleston gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a boat neck, a bustier structure, a cinched waist, a high low hemline and ...a front fastening. read more
Black Susan gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a square neck, a one shoulder design, a gathered design, a concealed rear zip fasten...ing, a fitted silhouette, a flared skirt and a central front vent. read more
Black Gemma gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a v-neck, an invisible back zip fastening, shoulder straps, a fitted waist, a flared... style and a long length. read more
Black Katlyn gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a v-neck, a front button placket, dropped shoulders, three-quarter length sleeves, ...a dropped waist, a straight fit, a long length, a layered design and a sheer construction. read more
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Black and red Ace gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a round neck, an invisible back zip fastening, long sleeves, a fitted silhouet...te, a long length and an embroidered floral design. read more
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Gold Mary Gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a cold shoulder design, a v-back, a long length and a back zip fastening.
Black Lisa gown from ZAC Zac Posen featuring a halterneck, a rear zip fastening, a fitted silhouette, a long length and a fishtail... hem. read more
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