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30 Getting Ready Robes Perfect for Your Wedding Day

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As a bride to be, you’ve had a lot to think about from the dress to the flowers to the seating chart—it never ends! When it comes to your bridesmaids, the checklist continues: What dress will they wear? Will it be the same dress or should you mismatch? What about their shoes? Their jewelry? You get it. For your wedding day, there’s another item to consider: a pretty robe.

Robes are not a required item for your maids, but they make for an extra special touch when you’re all gathered together and getting ready for your big day. If you’re planning on having your ceremony prep be documented, the occasion will become extra photogenic with coordinating robes for the bridal party, whether you opt for candid shots or plan a few posed together as a group. What’s more, a pretty robe makes for a thoughtful bridesmaid gift that your crew can use over and over, long after your big day.

Like bridesmaid dresses, there are several routes you can take with a gorgeous dressing gown. Satin, velvet, or cotton are ideal fabrics weather minimal, lace-adorned or printed. Then comes color: Do you want to stick to your wedding shades? Points for consistency, if so. Maybe you want to channel your own bridal palette with hues like champagne, oyster, or dusty rose. This makes for an ultrafeminine photo op. If you’re getting married in the fall or winter, jewel tones are beautiful either as solids, color-blocks or patterns. Florals are always a popular choice as well. Even if you’re not a flower fanatic, variations run the gamut from petite blossoms to abstract prints. We’re also for channeling the vibe of your wedding theme or location: Ideas like a nautical stripe or cheerful palm print are fun and a little more unexpected.

Ahead, scroll through our assortment of gorgeous robes for your bridesmaids—maybe even for you too! We’re certain there’s a style fitting to your aesthetic and budget.

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51 Bridal Jumpsuits For Every Budget And Style

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There’s a type of bride who can’t be bothered with diaphanous layers of organza, cascading tiers of tulle, swingy fringe, or delicate lace appliqués. She’s fuss-free and on her wedding day, she wants something simple, but elegant. Something she can move in and feel entirely comfortable. Also, she wants something utterly stylish. Enter: the bridal jumpsuit.

A modern one-and-done piece, jumpsuits make a fresh statement for brides on their wedding day. Or, as an option for their bridal wardrobe leading up to the big day (like the engagement part, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner). More and more bridal designers are privy to this type of bride, resulting in a range of all-in-ones from pared-back and minimal to ornate and dramatic (think versions fixed with a train, so-now capes, mega-watt feather detailing or silhouettes that are super sculptural in shape).

If you fall in the traditional camp, lace-adorned jumpsuits are for you whether it’s an illusion neckline, sheer overlay, or dimensional embellishment. All-over lace is beautiful, too—if you’re the conservative type, look for a style with substantial lining to avoid a too-revealing effect.

Myriad jumpsuits are on offer for the minimal bride from sleek crêpe de chine to sumptuous satin. Explore various necklines and shapes if you’re of the mind to pare it back to make sure the result is striking—everything from strapless to one-shoulder to crisscross straps are flattering while immaculate details like pleats and pristine draping denote stellar craftsmanship.

Bohemian brides can look to jumpsuits for a contemporary spin on wanderlust. Textured silk linen organza, dreamy eyelet lace, wistful embroidery, and ruffled macramé are all charming and romantic details. They’re perfect in warm weather, too if you’re planning for outdoor nuptials in the summer months.

White jumpsuits contrasted with black read forward and fresh—whether trimmed with feathers or with a simple waist sash, the effect is at once dynamic and simple. Plus, you can easily wear them again for formal events down the road.

If you think a jumpsuit if your perfect wedding look, or would make for a stylish option at one of your bridal events leading up to your big day, ahead, scroll through 52 versions from under-$100 options all the way to couture takes.

See more: 49 Beautiful Bohemian Wedding Dresses That Range From Glamorous to Super Laid-Back

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8 Fall Dress Trends That Are Perfect for Brides

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Fall is on its way and if you’re recently engaged and planning a wedding during the autumn months, you’re undoubtedly in need of a few new dresses for all of your bridal events. From your engagement party to your bridal shower, bachelorette, and rehearsal dinner, there are a ton of occasions on your calendar to shop for aside from your wedding dress—that’s a whole other task! The season’s latest trends are an easy starting point when it comes to shopping for your bridal wardrobe and fall has eight super-stylish themes in store that make for a fresh and fashionable lineup of looks.

From ultra-feminine to bohemian and daring, new fall trends run the gamut whether you’re a mini, midi, or maxi dress enthusiast. Ladylike tastes will adore moody floral prints as a seasonal update to the lighthearted kind you’ve been rocking all summer as well as vintage-inspired silhouettes from the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s (these shapes so super flattering on a range of body types). Another big focus for fall is romantic dresses á la the Old West (think a cross between Laura Ingalls Wilder and Laura Ashley) featuring puffy sleeves, frilled details, and sweeping maxi skirts—what could be better on an occasion that’s celebrating love? We love this an unexpected route for feminine aesthetics (i.e. a bit fresher than predictable ruffles, florals, and frills).

Bolder brides-to-be will certainly feel drawn to fall’s return to the ‘80s with a smattering of glamorous mini dresses with voluminous sleeves and in opulent fabrics—our top pick for a killer bachelorette look. Then, there’s prints, prints, prints galore! Leopard is an already ubiquitous motif among the style set that’s staying strong in the new season as well as scarf and mixed-print dresses for those unabashed by color and pattern. If you’re the type of bride who wants to set herself apart with a unique bridal wardrobe, these dress trends are definitely the way!

Ready to shop for dresses for your bridal wardrobe? Let these eight fall trends lead the way.

See more: The 9 Fall 2018 Wedding Dress Trends Brides Need to Know

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78 Sapphire Engagement Rings for Every Bridal Taste

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If you’re the type of bride looking to break tradition with your engagement ring, a sapphire engagement ring is a stunning way to do so. Gemstones have been a major trend in terms of unique engagement rings, largely thanks to Kate Middleton who was given Princess Diana’s 12-carat oval blue sapphire ring (complete with fourteen solitaire diamonds in white gold) from Prince William in 2010. Such a regal choice!

Most famously associated with September birthdays, sapphires are incredibly special stones that signify honesty and loyalty and range in color from royal blue (the most famous of the spectrum) to purple, pink, yellow, green, orange, brown, black, and even white. Many of the lesser known sapphire colors are incredibly rare and often designed with various sapphire shades in combination to create an extremely distinctive piece of jewelry—so perfect for women looking to defy tradition with their engagement ring. If you find yourself partial to a deep blue shade á la the Duchess of Cambridge, your engagement ring can easily serve as a perfect “something blue” on your wedding day—genius, right?!

A favored precious gem in the jewelry world for decades, sapphire stones come in myriad styles from Edwardian, Victorian, and Art Deco to ultra-modern takes like off-kilter settings, geometric cuts, East-West mountings, double bands, two-stone designs, and open rings. If you’re looking for something even more standout (we’re talking not at all cookie cutter!) consider a raw, rough, or rustic cut sapphire, a sapphire ring designed with multiple colored stones, or a sapphire and diamond combo. Or, you go for a sapphire set in a matte or mixed-metal setting.

If you’re all about a classic sapphire, there’s nothing wrong with choosing a super-sparkly style in polished platinum, silver, or gold whether it’s a solitaire stone, three-stone ring, accented with glittering sides stones, or enhanced with a dazzling halo. If you definitely want a traditional diamond engagement ring but like the idea of incorporating sapphires into the design, look for a ring that’s just touched with sapphires whether as side stones, a halo, or a single accent stone.

If you think a sapphire engagement ring is right for you, ahead scroll through 78 extraordinary styles from true-blue to pretty pink and lovely yellow stones.

See more: 36 Trillion-Shaped Engagement Rings for Modern Brides

Courtesy of CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane

CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Double Blue Sapphire Cushion Ring

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Courtesy if Kathryn Bentley

Kathryn Bentley Yellow Sapphire Ellipse Ring

SHOP NOW: Of A Kind, $322

Courtesy of Barbela

Barbela Sapphire Stellan Ring

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Courtesy of Yi Collection

Yi Collection Sapphire Open Ring

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Courtesy of Vera Wang Love Collection

Vera Wang Love Collection Princess-Cut Blue Sapphire and 1/5 CT. T.W. Diamond Bypass Ring in Sterling Silver

SHOP NOW Zales, $599.99

Courtesy of Selin Kent

Selin Kent Defne Ring | Sapphire

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Courtesy of Diamondere

Diamondère Henrietta Sapphire and Diamond Sidestone Ring in 14k White Gold

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Courtesy of Jennie Kwon

Jennie Kwon Ceylon Sapphire Dew Equilibrium Ring

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Courtesy of ILA

ILA Solana In Blue Sapphire And Diamonds

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Courtesy of Lori McLean

Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Cornflower Blue Sapphire Ring

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Courtesy of Blanca Monros

Blanca Monrós Gómez Sapphire Aura Solitaire

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Courtesy of Alexis Russel

Alexis Russel Custom Natural Sapphire Ring

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Courtesy of Allurez

Allurez Blue Sapphire & Diamond Engagement Ring 14k White Gold

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Helzberg Diamonds Shades of Love Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 14k White Gold

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Courtesy of Ceremony

Ceremony Anise Sapphire Ring

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Courtesy of Porter Gulch

Porter Gulch Ferne Ring

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Courtesy of Nora Kogan

Nora Kogan Blue Velvet Ring

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Courtesy of Digby & Iona

Digby & Iona Minue Sapphire Ring

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Courtesy of Gillian Conroy

Gillian Conroy 0.50ct Pear Sapphire & Yellow Gold Diamond Pavé Ring

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Courtesy of Danhov

Danhov Classico Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire Diamond Ring in Platinum

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Courtesy of Megan Thorne

Megan Thorne Venise Sapphire Engagement Ring

SHOP NOW: Greenwich Jewelers, $3,100

IO Collective

IO Collective Bella Ring with a Yellow Bi-Color Malawai Sapphire

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Courtesy of Bonneveine

Bonneveine Sapphire Engagement Ring

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $3,310

Courtesy of Marrow

Marrow Color-Change Sapphire Cluster Ring in Yellow Gold

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Courtesy of Wwake

Wwake Limited Edition Oval Sapphire Organic Crossover Ring

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Courtesy of The One I Love NYC

The One I Love NYC Edwardian The Sapphire Sun Ring

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Courtesy of Brilliant Earth

Brilliant Earth Sapphire Valencia Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold

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Courtesy of Anne Sisteron

Anne Sisteron 14kt Rose Gold Pink Sapphire Ameka Ring

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Courtesy of Eva Fehren

Eva Fehren The Sapphire Auto Ring

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Courtesy of Ken & Dana Design

Ken & Dana Design Delphine Sapphire Peach Solitaire Engagement Ring

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Courtesy of A. Jaffe

A.Jaffe Diamond Studded Designer Engagement Ring in 18 Karat Gold

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Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

Anna Sheffield Bea Three Stone Ring Rose Gold & Blue Sapphire

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Courtesy of Kwiat

Kwiat Vintage Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold

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Courtesy of Mortiz Glik

Mortiz Glik 1.40CT of Diamonds Set and Enclosed in Between a Double White Sapphire Crystal Kaleidoscope Shaker in 18k Gold

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Courtesy of Anita Ko

Anita Ko Evil Eye Ring,

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Courtesy of 1stdibs

White Gold Pear Cut Blue and Pink Sapphire with Diamond Mount Cocktail Ring

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Courtesy of Adel Chefridi

Adel Chefridi Wavy Embrace Ring

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2.08 Carat Oval Sapphire Diamond Gold Three-Stone Engagement Ring

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $5,245

Courtesy of Tacori

Tacori Dantela Ring in Platinum

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Courtesy of Simon G.

Simon G. Delicate Collection Narural Sapphire Ring in 18k White Gold

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Courtesy of Jacquie Aiche

Jacquie Aiche Blue Sapphire Crown Ring

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Courtesy of Spinelli Kilcollin

Spinelli Kilcollin Sonny Astral Montana Sapphire

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Courtesy of Eli Halili

Eli Halili Blue Sapphire Ring

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Courtesy of Tate Union

Tate Union Sapphire & White Diamond Ring

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Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Soleste Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring

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Courtesy of 1stdibs

2.20 Carat Oval Green Yellow Natural Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $7,350

Courtesy of Mociun

Mociun Peach Sapphire & Pearl Cluster Ring

SHOP NOW: Mociun, $8,450

Courtesy of Mattieu Wiewel

Mattieu Wiewel Blue and Yellow Sri Lanka Sapphire and Grey Gold Ring

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $8,855.41

Courtesy of Monique Pean

Monique Péan Hexagonal Blue Sapphire And White Diamond Ring

SHOP NOW: Marissa Collections, $9,140

Courtesy of Kian Design

Kian Design 18 Carat Three Stones Certified Oval Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $9,680

Courtesy of Single Stone Sawyer

Single Stone Sawyer 1.84ct Cushion Cut Sapphire in 18k Oxidized Yellow Gold

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Courtesy of Diamond Stars Jewlery Inc.

Diamond Stars Jewelry, Inc. Certified No Heat 7.48 Carat Greenish Blue Step Cut Sapphire Diamond Gold Ring

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $12,400

Courtesy of James Allen

James Allen 18k White Gold Doubles Pave Halo Three Sided Pink Sapphire Ring

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Courtesy of Nouvel Heritage

Nouvel Heritage Sapphire Coral Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

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Courtesy of David Gross Group

David Gross Group 3.15 Carat Yellow Natural Sapphire and Diamond Platinum and 18k Yellow Gold Ring

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $13,900

Courtesy of Erstwhile

Erstwhile Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring

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Courtesy of Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor Cirque One-of-a-Kind Large Cloud Swing Ring with Blue Sapphire

SHOP NOW: Jane Taylor, $17,270

Courtesy of Bliss Lau

Bliss Lau Elliptical + Centered Slide Ring Set Diamond Pave

SHOP NOW: Bliss Lau, $17,450

Courtesy of Peter Suchy

Peter Suchy 3.39 Carat Green Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $23,995

Courtesy of Effy

Effy Royale Bleu 18K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring, 6.78 TCW

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Courtesy of Marissa Perry

Marisa Perry Platinum Three Stone Sapphire Engagement Ring with Tapered Bulliets Designed by Douglas Elliott

SHOP NOW: Marisa Perry, $35,070

Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels Motifs Pétales Solitaire Oval-Cut Sapphire

SHOP NOW: Van Clef & Arpels, $68,000

Courtesy of Harry Kotlar

Harry Kotlar The Kotlar Collection Classico Enchanting Deep Blue Cushion Cut Sapphire in Platinum

SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $92,425

Courtesy of Jemma Wynne

Jemma Wynne Prive Diamond and Blue Sapphire Open Ring

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Courtesy of Tomasz Donocik

Tomasz Donocik Electric Night Blue Cocktail Ring

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Courtesy of Martin Katz

Martin Katz 10.95 Carat Cushion Pastel Blue Sapphire Ring

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Courtesy of Harry Winston

Harry Winston Cushion-Cut Sapphire Micropavé Ring

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Courtesy of Bario Neal

Bario Neal Custom Pear Cut Montana Sapphire Lash Ring

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Courtesy of Rebecca Overmann

Rebecca Overmann Pink Cushion Cut Sapphire Ring

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Courtesy of David Yurman

David Yurman DY Capri Engagement Ring with Blue Sapphire, DY Signature Cut

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Courtesy of Malcolm Betts

Malcolm Betts Sapphire Ring in 22ct Gold

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Courtesy of Azlee

Azlee Sapphire Diamond Ring

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Courtesy of Nikos Koulis

Nikos Koulis White Gold Ring with Trillion White Diamond, Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire and Black Enamel

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Courtesy of Luca Jouel

Luca Jouel Viridis Saphir Aster 18ct Yellow Gold Green Sapphire & Champagne Diamond Ring

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Courtesy of Roman Malakov

Roman Malakov Blue Sapphire and Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring

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Courtesy of Mark Broumand

Mark Broumand 1.70ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond and Sapphire Diamond Engagement Ring

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Courtesy of Erica Courtney

Erica Courtney Emani Ring with 2.80ct Orange Sapphire

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Courtesy of Jack Vartanian

Jack Vartanian Spike Solitaire Ring

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36 Trillion-Shaped Engagement Rings for Modern Brides

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There are certain stone shapes that instantly come to mind when dreaming about an engagement ring—emerald, oval, cushion, pear, round, and princess cuts are all-time favorites from platinum and yellow-gold settings to contemporary takes set in rose gold or a mix of metals. Then there are more uniquely shaped engagement rings which have become increasingly popular with modern brides from colored stones to hexagon shapes and east-west settings. If you’re the type to feel drawn to the latter, trillion-shaped stones are a stunning and unique style of engagement ring to consider.

You may be more familiar with trillion-shaped stones as accents to more popular cuts like emerald or square diamonds and gemstones, but the triangular shape—which, fun fact, was originally created in the Netherlands—is beyond striking as the main event whether as a solitaire or multi-stone ring. You’ll find the three-sided stone available with round or pointed edges (aka curved or uncurved) and available in a range of unique settings whether you’re drawn to a two-stone ring, a double band, an off-kilter mounting, or halo accent.

Like with a pear-shaped stone, a trillion-cut stone tends to look larger than it really is due to its shallower cut—if you’re the type of gal who’s set on a sizable diamond or gemstone (no shame in the game!) but may not have the budget to spend on three or four (for five!) carats, a trillion ring is a great way to go. In terms of sparkle, a shallow diamond does typically result in less brilliance which means a trillion cut may not be the glitteriest ring in the bunch, but it will certainly sparkle and shine on your finger.

If you’re a price-conscious shopper, a trillion-cut gemstone or smaller diamond is a great alternative that still feels incredibly special and modern. As the stone shape continues to trend, more and more designers are offering dainty styles from sleek and minimal to those accented by a couple tiny side stones. These restrained versions are likewise perfect for the low-key bride whose all about subtlety but still wants a stylish engagement ring.

From pared-back and dainty to glitzy and glamorous, ahead, peruse our edit of 36 trillion-shaped engagement rings for modern tastes.

See more: 39 Unique Raw, Rustic & Rough Diamond Engagement Rings

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Chic Luggage for Your Bachelorette, Destination Wedding, Honeymoon and Beyond

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Whether you’re newly engaged and taking a pre-wedding vacation, preparing for a bachelorette getaway or planning your dream honeymoon, luggage will undoubtedly be part of the equation. You might even be mulling over a romantic weekend escape, in which case a cute weekender bag and cosmetic cases will certainly be sound for a couple days’ worth of essentials. Wherever your next trip may take you, a new piece of luggage always guarantees a chic travel look, and we know you’re angling to look your best in transit.

If your suitcase has seen its fair share of miles, there’s no better time to invest in a new carry-on or roll away set. There are tons of brands shaking up the luggage game to include technologically advanced models and super-stylish colors and prints like pretty pastels, glamorous metallic shades, and marble motifs. If you find your phone battery runs out all too quickly (basically everyone, no?), a suitcase with a charging dock is definitely for you (it’s way easier than uncomfortably positioning yourself next to a random outlet). Besides, you never know when an unexpected delay may hit and you’re in need of some extra juice. Pro-tip, save yourself some hassle and secure yourself a style with an ejectable battery to comply with airline safety regulations. If you’re all about style, a distinct color or print is up your alley, indeed. Right now myriad brands have everything from pastel shades to bright hues. Those into a more glamorous look will love a metallic suitcase whether it’s trendy rose-gold, sleek silver or gold. Marble prints are super on-trend, too. Of course, if you’re a fan of basic black there are plenty of suitcases on offer for you. If you want to stand out just a little, however, go for a glossy finish or something with a unique strap or handle. For those set on a luxurious piece of luggage, nothing is more iconic than Louis Vuitton. Vintage-style trunks and smaller suitcases you can carry on are also worth the investment in sumptuous leather. Definitely don’t check these, though. You want to keep an eye on them like a prized designer handbag to ensure they don’t get damaged.

To complete your travel look, cosmetic cases are a must whether you opt for coordinating minis, transparent cases that make security a breeze, or a bolder color or print than your regular suitcase. These are perfect on beach getaways, too so you can prevent sand from creeping into the crevasses of your smaller essentials.

Think you’re ready to buy a new piece of luggage? Here, our favorite for every style and price point. Get out of town!

See more: The Prettiest Modern Luggage—Ever

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25 Jewelry Bridesmaid Gift Pieces Perfect for All Your Pals

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As a bride-to-be, you have about a million things to think about for your wedding from dress fittings to the reception seating chart to your honeymoon itinerary. If you’re having a bridal party, the list goes on to include their bridesmaid dresses, accessories, and perhaps even their hair and beauty look. Last but certainly not least, you’ll want to remember a gift for each of your bridesmaids to show your dearest friends and family members how much you appreciate them standing alongside you as you say ‘I do’ and for supporting you throughout your bridal journey.

Bridesmaids gifts don’t have to be over the top gestures but simply a small token of gratitude. Rather than give a gift related to your wedding or a monogrammed robe or pajamas (which are definitely cute, but a little expected), a piece of jewelry that they can wear every day is an incredibly thoughtful gift that they’ll more than love.

Dainty studs and stackable rings are fail-safe trinkets almost every bridesmaid would appreciate (if someone doesn’t have their ears pierced, you can certainly sub in a cool ear cuff or clip-on). Pendant necklaces and signet rings are classic and versatile pieces that you can personalize with your bridesmaids initials or zodiac sign—they also just happened to each be trendy styles at the moment. Another great way to personalize a jewelry gift is to give your bridesmaid a piece of jewelry with their birthstone. Gemstones are another current jewelry trend that feels fresh to wear every day, however, they’re timeless pieces that will stand the test of time in any jewelry collection, too.

By no means do you have to give your bridesmaids uniform jewelry gifts. If one is more of an earring lover and another is devoted to her ring stacks, give them what they want! Just be sure to keep each piece on a similar scale so as not to show favoritism and make anyone feel slighted. If you choose to gift various pieces of jewelry based on your bridesmaid’s various styles and tastes, you’ll prove how well you know each one of them and the individual thought surrounding each piece will certainly be recognized.

If you love the idea of a jewelry gift for your bridesmaids, ahead, scroll through our edit of pieces they’re sure to cherish.

See more: How To Choose the Perfect Bridesmaids Gifts

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39 Unique Raw, Rustic & Rough Diamond Engagement Rings

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We’re going to say something groundbreaking: not every woman wants a giant, super-sparkly diamond ring on her finger for her engagement ring. Who’s shook? If you’re not, then you’ve come to the right place, likely in search of an engagement ring that defies tradition and feels more unique to your personality. Raw diamond rings are a stunning option for you, especially if you’re completely uninterested in a blingy, cookie-cutter ring. Not only are they distinctive, but they’re perfect if you’re on the search for a diamond ring but want one that feels one-of-a-kind and perhaps even organic looking.

Raw diamonds are extremely gorgeous for an engagement ring, but if you’re not quite sure what sets them apart, let us explain. First off, raw and rough-cut diamonds are essentially the same in that they are uncut stones that have not been shaped or polished in any way. The effect highlights the natural shape of a diamond to appear as though it’s a regular stone and not a precious gem (so subtle and chic) and comes in every color imaginable from white, yellow, and gray diamonds to rarer shades of brown, blue, and red. As these stones are in their most natural form, they are cloudy in appearance or, in other words, have inclusions which give each stone a lot more personality than a traditionally cut and polished white diamond. That’s not to say that these stones don’t shine. While raw or rough-cut diamonds don’t twinkle in the traditional sense, many have a more subdued shimmer that catches the light at various angles of the stones uneven surface. The ultimate effect for low-key brides craving a one-of-a-kind diamond.

If this sounds like your ideal ring but you’d prefer something slightly more polished, a rustic diamond is undoubtedly for you. These stones are heavily included and still have a natural look to them, but they’ve undergone a bit of shaping, often as a rose cut.

Since raw and rough-cut diamonds are inherently unique, their one-off shapes make setting them a major task for jewelry designers. Whether you go for a sleek solitaire or vintage-style cluster, this means your ring requires a lot of technique to make it extraordinary. Can’t argue with an incredibly well-made ring, right? While a lot of work goes into setting a raw or rough-cut diamond, they tend to cost much less than their polished and cut counterparts since those steps are not part of the equation. So if you’re a girl on a budget who’s seeking a diamond ring, raw and rough-cut diamonds just might be the answer.

If you think a raw or rough-cut diamond is right for you, we’ve compiled an edit of 39 different styles for every taste and budget. Scroll through for one-of-a-kind inspiration.

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35 Bridal Capes For The Dramatic (or Extra) Bride

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Certain brides want to embody a timeless look on their wedding day, choosing a classic gown that flatters their figure just so, perhaps topped with a veil, and finished with a beauty look that’s simple but elegant. Others consider their wedding day the ultimate time to shine (which it is!) veering in a dramatic direction with their wedding dress, makeup, and accessories. For this type of bride, we’re all about the cape trend.

Oscillating between whimsical and theatrical, bridal capes are a modern alternative to the veil and have been a fixture in wedding collections for the past couple of seasons with designers like Ines Di Santo, Zuhair Murad, Berta, and Naeem Khan leading the way. A statement-making trend, bridal capes range from ultra-glamorous to demure, meaning there are styles to suit myriad bridal tastes whether you’re the extra type, entirely minimal or frilly and feminine. From glistening beads to delicate lace appliqués and pearl or feather adorned, bridal capes deliver on drama for those unabashed by extravagance. If a quieter statement is more your speed, sheer silk and tulle options are on offer both in full-length silhouettes and cropped capelets.

A cape is perfect for the bride looking to enhance her wedding dress but it’s also ideal for those in need of an extra layer either for the sake of appearing modest for a church ceremony or in chillier weather. Shorter capes give certain wedding dresses a vintage feel which is great for the bride channeling a retro vibe. If your dress is on the simpler side, a cape is an enchanting touch and perfect if you want the option of a glitzier layer but don’t want to commit to it for your entire wedding. You can go full-on dramatic, however, with an intricate gown and equally ornate cape. The sky’s the limit—it’s all about what suits your bridal aesthetics best.

Think you’re into a bridal cape for your wedding day? Here, we’ve plucked 35 versions to push you toward yes from straight-off-the-runway versions to affordable finds. Cue the theatrics.

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83 Colorful Wedding Dresses That Prove You Don't Have to Wear White

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We have championed the beauty of colorful wedding dresses for a long time. White will forever be classic and beautiful, but there’s something undeniable about the appeal of an unexpected hue in a sea of ivory, cream, and eggshell.

More and more, extraordinary non-white gowns grace the bridal fashion week runways and everyone is taking notice. Take, for example, Hayley Paige’s Spring 2018 collection. Classic silhouettes like mermaid skirts and A-line waists were transformed by the designer’s use of stunning shades like chardonnay, orchid, and blush, as well as holographic details.

Mira Zwillinger also colored in their Spring 2018 runway show with frocks in hues like powder blue and mint green. So dreamy…

Vera Wang has a storied history with color showing everything from a graphic black and white collection in the spring of 2014 to a pink collection later that year in the fall and most recently, a rainbow assortment of gowns for her spring 2019 collection, incorporating everything from yellow to purple and fiery red. Naturally, her more affordable White by Vera Wang line at David’s Bridal has followed suit with offerings ranging from moody black to lavender and a sterling shade of grey.

Bold colors like these always make a big splash, even catching the attention of celebrities. Stars like Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani, and even Elizabeth Taylor have all donned gorgeous gowns in vibrant hues when they tied the knot.

But don’t let the stars have all the fun. Brides with fun-loving, whimsical personalities will similarly fall in love with the multitude of colored wedding dresses that have popped up this season. From Sareh Nouri’s new ultra-romantic mauve gown to Naeem Khan’s glitzy gold top-and-skirt set, the best non-white dresses feel perfectly bridal while bringing personality and individual style to the forefront. They can also become a wedding centerpiece and dictate the entire style and color palette.

Love the idea of a wedding dress that’s saturated in color? Scroll on to see the most beautiful wedding dresses and gowns in living color.

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76 Strapless Wedding Dresses For Every Bridal Style

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Whether you’re a classic, modern or bohemian bride, figuring out the most flattering silhouette for your wedding dress is a serious challenge. Taking your body shape into consideration is a great starting point whether you’re hoping to accentuate your favorite feature or aiming to conceal a few trouble zones (or both!). One timeless silhouette we’re in favor of no matter your shape or size is a strapless wedding dress. With the ability to highlight your arms, shoulders, and neckline (and in some cases, even your décolletage!), it’s the sort of silhouette that’s incredibly flattering for the upper body and versatile on the bottom.

If you’ve decided that a strapless wedding dress is right for you, the next step is identifying what shape you want the rest of your dress to be. A full ball gown, A-line or tiered skirt is perfect for those craving a fairytale moment (these options are all great if you’re not in the mood to showcase your hips, legs or booty, too). A structured bodice that nips in at the waist is complimentary to these voluminous shapes as well. For a feminine and figure-flattering look, a trumpet or mermaid silhouette is stunning as is a fluid skirt with an elongated bodice to reveal the waist and hips. If you’re somewhere in the middle, a sheath or slim column dress is probably for you, skimming your figure just so without putting too much focus of your lower half.

Next is style. Strapless wedding dresses are designed for every aesthetic (seriously, there are so many options!). If you’re the fuss-free type, a minimal style is certainly up your alley while versions with structure will be appealing if you tend more modern. Everything from lustrous silk to matte crêpe is stunning in a pared-back silhouette. Feminine styles with boning or corset detailing are perfect for feminine tastes and appear super romantic whether you go for an embellished bodice or one detailed with lace. You can take it one step further and go for beading, rhinestone accents or delicate appliqué if a bit more glamour is attractive to you. A dress with a large bow sash, peplum detail or extended train is certainly right for those craving a dramatic element. If you’re in the mood for something sexy, a strapless wedding dress with side cut outs, a plunging neckline or low back is for you. Or, you can go for the corseted look and opt for a style that’s a bit sheer for a lingerie effect. Want to dial it up even more? An illusion dress is most definitely the answer.

Ready to shop for a strapless wedding dress? Here, we’ve culled an edit of 76 styles for every taste and budget. Get inspired.

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33 Slip Wedding Dresses For the Unfussy Bride

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There is the bride-to-be whose all about a glamorous wedding dress whether that’s a princess-style ball gown, dramatic illusion dress or an embellished bohemian style. Then there’s the bride whose not about bells and whistles when it comes to her wedding dress but still wants a gown that’s equally elegant and equally eye-catching. Enter: the slip wedding dress. Proof that glamour and ornamentation are not mutually exclusive, the body-skimming silhouette is simple and sleek but entirely show-stopping on your wedding day.

There are a variety of slip dress styles on the market from vintage-inspired silhouettes á la Old Hollywood to modern cuts with a ‘90s spirit. While it can be assumed that all slip dresses look alike—aka with pin-thin straps and a straight skirt—silhouettes run the gamut from cowl necks, halters, square high-neck shapes and plunging V-neck cuts to asymmetrical hems and slits, midi-length skirts, and versions with a slight train. The back is a part of the dress where you can go for a bit of drama, too. Certain styles come cut with a down-to-there scoop, unique strap detail, or with a draped finish.

Slip dresses come in a range of fabrics from lustrous satin to matte crêpe. For the bride-to-be who wants something super pared back, unadorned styles in these fabrics are perfect. For those in love with a simple slip but want slightly more embellishment, detailed versions in lace, with unique seaming, or touched with a few glimmering accents will feel spot on.

The key with a simple slip dress on your wedding day is a precise fit. With a style that hugs your body just so, you want to ensure each seam, strap, and finishing detail is tailored to perfectly enhance your figure. Another thing to keep in mind is that slip dresses are often more affordable than more ornate wedding dresses, making them a great option for price-conscious brides.

From stark white, cream, and ivory shades to metallic versions in silver or champagne, a slip dress is a timeless and elegant wedding dress choice whether you go for the cleanest version or one with a little more style. Here, we’re spotlighting 33 slip wedding dresses for the bride who thinks simplicity is key.

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24 Casual White Dresses for Brides

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Many a bride-to-be finds ultra-romantic, whimsical, and eye-catching creations impossible to resist, but others simply don’t identify with this aesthetic, especially when it comes to building a bridal wardrobe for the events leading up to the big day—the engagement party, bridal shower, welcome drinks, rehearsal dinner, and bachelorette party. But when you need a handful of casual white pre-wedding dresses for all of your events, there is a way to narrow in on styles that coincide with relaxed tastes.

When shopping for an engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette or rehearsal dinner look, the casual bride is anti-drama with her attire. Instead, she’s in favor of a simple dress sans bells and whistles. Especially if said pre-wedding festivities are taking place in warmer weather—unfussy is the ultimate goal. For this type of bride-to-be, it’s all about the fabrics—we’re for linen, cotton, knitted styles, easy slip dresses, and low-key lace (this might sound a bit fancy, but stick with us). For the engaged gal uninterested in dressing up too much, simple shapes are fair game. We do suggest choosing a silhouette with a bit more structure like a fit-and-flare design or A-line style that nips in at the waist. For those willing to step it up a notch or two, cotton, linen or knitted dresses with added interest are all easy ways to dial it up—think a frilled hem, slightly puffed sleeve or bow-tie straps. For the casual woman keen on embracing a more feminine silhouette, options instantly feel more relaxed in linen, cotton or a knit but maintain an elevated effect.

If dressier fabrics aren’t intimidating, that’s where slip dresses and low-key lace styles come in to play. A laid-back vibe is still achievable so long as the silhouette feels easy like a shirt dress just touched with broderie anglaise, a kaftan-inspired mini in all-over white guipure or a body-skimming slip in the most minimal form. Of course, accessories have a lot to do with the effect, too. For the ultimate in ease, stick to a neutral sandal, heel or espadrille and keep jewelry to a minimum. After the wedding, each style is perfect for your honeymoon whether it’s a tropical getaway or European adventure.

If you’re ready to shop for a low-key bridal wardrobe, ahead are 24 easy-breezy casual white dresses for every event on your pre-wedding calendar.

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5 Wedding Accessory Trends You Can Wear To Every Summer Wedding

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Dressing up for a wedding requires a lot of thought. First, what style of dress are you going to wear—a bold print, a one-shoulder style, a little black dress? Or, perhaps you’re not the dress type at all (or you’re simply not in a dress mood) and want to try a jumpsuit, sleek separates or a suit. So. Many. Options. Whatever your preference, it starts with the clothes. Then, it’s all about the accessories And we’re all for the statement-making kind to give your look a fresh feel.

While every wedding is an opportunity to go you outside your cocktail comfort zone, summer ceremonies somehow bring out your boldest side—we’ll chalk it up to the sunny weather and warm evening breezes. With the urge to go more playful, seasonal trends are a great way to experiment and figure out what new pieces you can acquire to enliven your wedding guest wardrobe. This season, a host of spirited accessories are hitting big from bold-as-can-be statement earrings (we’re talking super glitzy, incredibly colorful, and extraordinary shapes) to the most darling basket bags (seriously, if you don’t have one of these, you’re definitely not living your best summer) and nostalgic resurgences like beaded handbags and seashell jewelry (a sophisticated version of the puka shell necklace you wore back in middle school).

Whether you’re the flashy type or not, a statement-making accessory (or several) will they do the work for you in terms of achieving an ultra-stylish wedding guest look (you are competing for best-dressed, right?!), whether you’re sprucing up a simple slip or amplifying a bright color or print. It’s that extra pop that will take the most pared-back of looks and drive them into fashion-forward territory (with minimal effort, we might add). What’s not to love?

Here, we’re breaking down five of summer’s most standout accessory trends from handbags to shoes and jewelry. If you’re in the mood to give your wedding guest attire a boost, look no further. Every piece will make an impact.

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30 Printed Wedding Guest Dresses That Aren't Florals

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When you think of wedding guest dresses, floral prints are likely one of the first styles to come to mind. Feminine, romantic, and whimsical, everything from tulips to daisies and lilac motifs is perfect for every wedding guest, right? Wrong! The reality is not everyone is totally into florals for spring, summer, or any time of year. We know, groundbreaking. If you fall into this camp, stick with us.

This season, a variety of print trends abound that are perfect for the anti-floral wedding guest, all of which are cheerful, fun, and fresh to wear to a wedding. For classic tastes, polka dots and gingham prints are major, coming with a retro mood that, at once, feels achingly modern. More than black and white spots, polka dots are available in a range of colors from mocha-colored (which give us major Pretty Woman vibes) to red, purple, and multi-colored variations. Super fun and graphic whether you go for a ‘90s-style slip or ladylike midi dress with sleeves. On the gingham front, this look is best for casual, daytime or rustic weddings like an intimate garden setting, a vineyard or barn venue, or nuptials hosted in a backyard. Despite not being a floral print, gingham still reads feminine and sweet, especially silhouettes with ruffle detailing, a flounced hem or flutter sleeves.

For the fashionably brave, bold stripes in a rainbow palette are on deck this season. Likewise for charming fruit motifs, tropical designs, and animal print. Each of these styles is flawless for an unexpected wedding guest look. To ensure an incredibly elegant effect, be sure to go for sophisticated silhouettes like sheaths, wrap dresses, minimal slips, and A-line cuts as each style definitely skew more flamboyant than subdued. We love these prints for weddings by the beach from tropical destinations to the Amalfi coast where spirits are high and the mood is cheerful. Of course, you can rock these at any venue, too, so long as you’re unafraid to be a stylish focal point.

Ready to shop for a non-floral wedding guest dress? Ahead, we’ve assembled an edit of 30 dresses sure to please with options for every budget—under-$50 finds, included!

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56 Rehearsal Dinner Dresses For Summer Brides

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Whether you’re a summer bride or planning a warm-weather destination wedding later in the year, a rehearsal dinner dress that befits balmy weather is just right the night before your wedding. From bohemian to classic to fashion-forward, your rehearsal dinner dress should feel ultra-special but appropriate for the season (meaning nothing too stuffy). After all, the sunny weather is all about a relaxed and cheerful mood, so why not embody that with your rehearsal dinner dress?

As the last outfit you’ll wear before you say ‘I do’, you, of course, want to make sure it’s a hit for your soon-to-be husband or wife and all of your wedding guests whether your wedding is by the sea, at a rustic venue or at a vineyard. For brides-to-be who love a good theme, choosing a rehearsal dinner dress that embodies the vibe of your wedding dress is a thoughtful way to narrow in on a style. Or, you can go the opposite route if you had a hard time choosing a wedding dress and want to explore another aesthetic.

If you’re a bohemian bride, unique embroidery, laid-back lace, and relaxed ruffles capture a wanderlust spirit in fabrics line wispy chiffon, lightweight linen, and cotton. For feminine types, a dress with frills, eyelet detailing or a lacy number reads timeless whether you go for a strapless A-line shape, figure-flattering mid-length dress or an ankle-grazing sheath. Silhouettes with flouncy hems or a fitted bustier-style waist are also incredibly flattering for a range of body types and read ultra-feminine. Prefer a sleeker look? A body-skimming slip dress, minimal sheath or a tiered midi dress cut with clean lines are all pared-back options that still make a statement. For the alternative bride, why not go for color? A pretty pastel or vivid shade is unique and keeps the spotlight on you. If you’re into prints, a polka dot or floral motif is romantic—bonus points if you’re bold enough to don rainbow-colored spots or a watercolor palette. Fashion-forward brides will love unexpected details like elegant cutouts, asymmetric silhouettes, and voluminous sleeves. If you want to go glam, sequins are undoubtedly the answer (we’re for a ‘90s-inspired slip this season).

Ready to shop for a summery rehearsal dinner dress? Ahead, we’re spotlighting 56 styles for every bridal aesthetic and price point with lots of options under $50 and $100. Designer diehards, don’t worry, there are styles for you, too. Your perfect rehearsal dinner dress awaits!

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68 Summer Sandals For All Of Your Bridal Events

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As a bride to be, pretty much any occasion to dress up and show off your fiancé status is an exciting one. From your engagement party to your bridal shower and bachelorette getaway, a soon-to-be-wed look is a perfect way to channel your excitement. You know, an all-white outfit with on-theme heels, jewelry, and that just-engaged glow? Yep, it’s exciting and puts a spring in your step if you’re not usually one to dress up very often. In the warmer months (or for those who live in a perfect climate year-round…#goals), summer sandals are idyllic for punctuating a bridal look with an easy, breezy effect, from comfortable flats to easy-to-wear block heels and wedges.

While we love super festive sandals with pompoms, embroidery and in bright colors in the summer, the bridal sandal is best and most versatile when you keep it rather simple (and no, this does not equate to boring). Think minimal or classic silhouettes and pared-back designs—this is especially key if you plan to wear the same pair of sandals with several bridal-themed outfits. Right now, lace-up sandals are particularly on-trend for the season as well as toe-ring shapes and ‘90s-inspired square-toe silhouettes. In white, tan, beige or metallic shades, a simple sandal will feel perfectly bridal while exuding a stylish and sophisticated vibe no matter what you wear it with. A neutral espadrille is another winning and versatile choice that channels the ease of summer in a feminine way (it’s great for your wedding guests, too!).

For brides-to-be craving a sandal with more impact, subtle pops of color and print, crochet and lace detailing, or embellishments like bows and sleek hardware will feel extra-special and not as though you went overboard with your footwear. Trendy PVC is another style to consider that’s both on-trend and versatile with any outfit you throw on while sandals made from raffia will set a particularly sunny tone—our pick for brides with a wanderlust spirit.

While sandals are an excellent footwear choice for all of your wedding-related events ahead of the big day (heck, you can wear them under your wedding dress, too!), they’re also perfect for packing in your suitcase for your honeymoon. How’s that for justifying a few new pairs?

Here, we rounded up 68 gorgeous summer sandals that are perfect for every bridal event on your agenda from the engagement party to the rehearsal dinner and maybe even the wedding, too! Whether you’re the metallic-loving type, are on-board with the minimalist trend or want something feminine and classic, we’ve included options for every desire. Oh, and we found a plethora of affordable options, starting at just $10 (yes, $10!) with designer variations in the mix as well. You’ll probably want to scoop up a few pairs, you know, for good measure. Now go show off that pedicure!

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5 Fresh Wedding Guest Dress Trends To Wear Right Now

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Whether you have a go-to formula or mix it up every time, finding the perfect wedding guest dress is always fun. From the dress to the shoes, handbag, and jewelry, it’s the perfect excuse to treat your to something new and fresh trends are a great place to start if you need a little inspiration.

While we’re still in the thick of summer, your weekends are likely filled with weddings aplenty whether you’re traveling to a far-flung destination or attending a local ceremony. This means, summer dresses are still a prefect choice as a wedding guest, though, it doesn’t hurt to consider trends that are at once big for the warm-weather season and carrying into fall (we’re all about getting you the most bang for your buck!). Yes, channeling your personal style and choosing wedding guest dresses that make you feel the most confident and comfortable is important, and we support that! At the same time, however, acknowledging trends each season is a great way to step outside your comfort zone if you’re feeling the need to try something new—no harm in a little inspiration every now and again. If you’re already the trend-following kind, there’s no greater feeling than putting your signature stamp on the newest looks (and seeing all the ‘likes’ roll in on social media after posting a photo of your extraordinary ensemble—no shame in the game).

To keep you super stylish for every wedding you have on your calendar now, through the end of summer, and into fall, ahead, we’re breaking down five fresh trends that make for perfect wedding guest attire. From the next big color to the ultra-flattering silhouettes the fashion crowd is obsessed with, you’ll stand out in these fashionable dresses.

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40 One-Shoulder Wedding Guest Dresses That Will ‘Wow’

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There are certain silhouettes that are fail-safe when it comes to a wedding guest dress—a wrap dress, a sheath, an A-line midi, a tiered maxi, and so forth. All are gorgeous, versatile, and often universally flattering options for a range of body types and sizes whether you prefer something fitted or loose and breezy. When it comes to sleeves, there are no set rules (though it’s common practice to cover your shoulders for more conservative venues), making it a prime detail to experiment with if you’ve worn a few of the same silhouettes several times over. Enter: the one-shoulder wedding guest dress.

Elegant and eye-catching, a one-shoulder wedding guest dress is perfect for those who want to show a little décolletage (but not too much) and at the same time still have enough support on top from a single strap. While strapless silhouettes are still a major yes in our book, we’re more than familiar with the woes the shape can bring for bustier ladies. Then there are those who may be feeling strapless dress fatigue (it’s a real thing), in which case a one-shoulder dress serves as a fresh alternative with modern appeal. After all, asymmetry has been a big trend in fashion over the past several seasons from sleeves to hemlines and embellishments and shows no signs of slowing down. So, why not go for a dress that captures the mood of the moment?

There are variations of one-shoulder dresses from classic to fashion-forward. A simple sheath, pared-back mini or body-skimming midi will appeal to those with more classic taste. For a bohemian spirit, billowing midis and maxis in floral prints are whimsical for a wedding while voluminous single shoulders and uneven hemlines will appeal to a more directional aesthetic. If you’re craving something ultra-feminine, look for a one-shoulder dress with frilled detailing like ruffles or bows—both are incredibly romantic for witnessing ‘I dos’. If you’re all about a little black dress, a one-shoulder is the perfect way to take the look into modern territory—bonus points if you go for a festive fringe hem or delicate lace fabric.

If you think a one-shoulder wedding guest dress sounds flawless for your next wedding, ahead, we’ve scouted 40 gorgeous versions that are guaranteed to wow, for every budget and style.

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49 Wedding Guest Dresses Under $150 (That Look So Expensive)

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We may be midway through summer (aka wedding season), but we can only assume there are still myriad weddings on your social calendar now, through Labor Day and into the early fall. Which means you’re in need of a wedding guest dress that works in warm weather (fingers crossed for a never-ending summer!) and better excuse to shop for a few more summer dresses before the season ends?

While a stylish, summer-perfect dress is high on your list when it comes to weddings this time of year, an affordable price tag makes shopping for one (or two, or three!) a lot less stressful. Besides, it’s more than just the dress! Attending a wedding is a commitment in the accessories department, too. Though we are for having a versatile pair of neutral heels on standby that you can wear with any type of dress whether you’re a bridesmaid or a wedding guest. If you’re traveling for a wedding and need to pack a few looks in your suitcase (you know, for welcome cocktails, the rehearsal dinner, and post-wedding brunch) or you’re attending a bachelorette getaway ahead of the wedding, then affordability is a serious priority for your wedding guest attire, and we’re here to help.

Right now, cheerful colors from pastel shades to saturated colors are major for the season. Purple and yellow (from pale to bright) are definitely hero shades of the moment while fuchsia, Kelly green, tangerine, red, and aqua are all key players on the vibrant end of the spectrum. In terms of prints, florals are always in style, but the most stylish iterations this season come vintage inspired from micro-motifs to abstract blossoms. Polka dots, vivid stripes, and gingham print are big, too if you’re into prints. Spots are done with both a retro and ultra-modern aesthetic while stripes are all about color. Gingham is perfect for feminine tastes needing a break from florals. Lace and linen fabrics are key in warm weather, too—both will ensure more breathability if you’re attending a wedding outdoors under the sun. If you’re going the lace route, an open weave is much breezier than more classic variations.

Whatever mood you’re in for end-of-summer weddings and beyond, we’ve plucked 49 party-perfect dresses, all under $150 (they look a lot more expensive than their price tags, too!). Peruse our edit ahead and earn the title of best-dressing wedding guest without breaking the bank. We promise, no one will know what a deal you scored, unless you’re the bragging kind. No shame!

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