Dating back to the 1600s, cufflinks have long been the choice of nattily-attired men for securing the French cuffs on their dress shirts. These small ornamental clasps, once called "sleeve buttons," were made of silver and gold that was often encrusted with precious gems.
Today, one needn't be a true gentleman with an estate and butler to wear cufflinks to a special event. In fact, for a wedding we'd expect no less: After all, cufflinks are a must-wear, especially if yours is a black tie wedding. Plus, they're a great way to add a commemorative piece of jewelry to the occasion. They can announce his style, celebrate your bond or underscore his passion for a movie, book or vehicle.
More and more brides are taking the leap and opting to wear a white jumpsuit on their wedding day. The chic look has been championed by celebrity brides including Solange Knowles, in her marriage to video producer Alan Ferguson, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who, of course, is married to actor George Clooney.
Knowles actually wore three different jumpsuits by French designer Stéphane Rolland during her wedding weekend, beginning with a sexy ivory-toned version she wore while biking to the ceremony at New Orleans' Marigny Opera House. By the wedding's end, she was dancing in the streets to a brass band while wearing her third jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline.
For the Italian civil ceremony that preceded her wedding, Amal Clooney wore what looked like a white jumpsuit, but was actually belted separates, by Stella McCartney. Clooney, who is friends with McCartney, has also worn a one-shoulder jumpsuit with crochet lace and cropped legs by the British designer, as well as a lace burgundy jumpsuit by Giambattista Valli.
A white bridal jumpsuit is a chic dress alternative that is perfect for the style-savvy bride. As Clooney did, the bride can wear a white jumpsuit to her civil wedding for an unexpected look that is destined to impress. She can also wear a jumpsuit to the wedding ceremony to create a memorable look. As another option, she could wear a jumpsuit to her wedding reception, because this wedding-dress alternative is perfect for hitting the dance floor. Freedom is the vibe of a bridal jumpsuit, and we love it.
Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and more.
In an era of personalization, your love story can be customized with a unique wedding band. Sure, the engagement ring is the bling that grabs the initial attention, but the wedding band is the ring that truly symbolizes a lifetime union. Make it as special as your relationship by putting a personal spin on your wedding band. You can set your wedding ring apart by choosing from various metals, including yellow, white and rose gold rings. Those on a budget can even choose diamonds set in sterling silver, stainless steel or tungsten. Beyond diamonds, there are many gemstones that add color to a wedding band. We have scoured the inventory of unique rings to make our list of wedding bands that cost less than $500, including rings from Saks Fifth Avenue, Amazon and Neiman Marcus.
Here's the thing about your wedding day makeup: It's going to look incredible. And aside from maybe the heavy powder and false lashes, you're going to want to replicate and incorporate what the makeup artist did into your daily (or evening) routine. So, when you do your beauty run-through, work with your stylist to find out the exact products and colors she's using or go online and choose them together. A pretty eyeshadow palette can take a bride from her wedding day, to the evening reception, the honeymoon, and all the way to her first anniversary celebration (and beyond!). Here, we've chosen some of our favorite bridal eyeshadow palettes from Sephora, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and more.
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From the Belmont Curb Link Collection Sterling silver and 18-karat yellow gold Chain, 17" long Pendant, 21mm
The Elo Gold Necklace features cutting-edge design in a modern and sophisticated necklace.
The dramatic spirals that wind around the Spiral Gold Necklace showcases its beauty and modernity.
Cool and fresh, the Link 18k Gold Necklace features two color gold and an adjustable chain for wear with different lengths.
Elegant collar necklace with a glossy onyx pendant. Onyx.18k gold. Sterling silver. Length, about 16" with 2" extender. Necklace drop, about… 1.8".Pendant drop, about 1.5".Lobster clasp. Imported. read more
Tamara Comolli chain necklace. 18-karat yellow gold hardware. Approx. 26.3"L (60cm). Spring ring clasp.
The key (get it?) to an effortless smoking experience. This classic pendant 18k Gold Key Roach Clip Necklace or keyring doubles as a roach c…lip with a hidden spring to elevate your next smoke break. Choose between 18K gold vermeil or black rhodium. read more
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The 18k Gold Occulus Necklace showcases bright textures and geometric details with recycled 14k white gold, a flush set 1.8mm Canadamark dia…mond, and a beautiful 18" curb chain. read more
Tiny turquoise balls dot this necklace at intervals. Turquoise.18k yellow goldplated sterling silver. Length, about 36".Lobster clasp. Impor…ted. read more
Show your love with this delicate 18k Gold Amour Heartbeat Necklace. Wear it alone or with the matching earrings and ring, if you're really …feeling the love. read more
Ippolita necklace from the 18K Cherish Collection. 18-karat yellow gold. Intertwined link stations. Approx. 36"L. Lobster clasp. Imported.
The geometeric style and playful approach to cool jewelry will have all your friends asking where you got this Flash Gold Necklace.
A simple rose gold chain is transformed into a message of the strength of love and its bohemian, rebellious spirit with the 18k Gold Bullet …Necklace by avant-garde jewelry designer Sabina Kasper. With multiple semi-precious stone pendants adorning the chain, the tapered gems dance and catch the light as a reminder of the bliss and joy in your every day. read more
Marco Bicego collar necklace from the Lunaria Collection. 18-karat yellow gold with signature hand-engraved finish. Signature graduated peta…l-motif stations. Approx. 18"L. Lobster clasp. Handcrafted in Italy. read more
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18-karat solid rose gold. Five, round bezel-set diamond stations. Cable chain necklace. 0.23 total diamond carat weight. Necklace, 16-18"L. …Lobster clasp. read more
Pendant necklace by Roberto Coin. 18-karat white or yellow gold. Integrated bar pendant with pave diamonds. Rolo chain necklace. 0.1755 tota…l diamond carat weight. Necklace, 15.5" to 18"L. Pendant, 1 5/8"W. Lobster clasp. read more
Fernando Jorge multilayer necklace. Polished 18-karat gold hardware. Four multi-length chain layers.
Our signature Aurora necklace is the perfect addition to your jewelry drawer. Hanging at 18", this beauty will liven up any outfit with its …hand-hammered texture that will glimmer in the sun. read more
ONLINE ONLY. This beautiful necklace feature a lustrous 18K rose gold construction with a high-polished finish.18K rose gold. Solid fill. Lo…bster clasp. Imported. SIZE. Length, about 20".Width, about 0.07". read more