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5 Unique Bridesmaid Color Pairings For A Fall Wedding

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Your wedding dress is undoubtedly the biggest fashion decision you have to make as a bride-to-be—though your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner looks are super important, too. Choosing a color palette for your bridal party is unquestionably the second biggest choice you’ll make when it comes to your wedding day and the pressure is on to make sure you select a color or combination of colors you love. Of course, you’ll want to land on a palette that compliments your style of wedding dress and venue best but also is a mix of shades that you and your bridesmaids will genuinely enjoy.

In the spring and summer months, pastel colors and saturated shades are seasonal hits. Or, you may be into all all-white wedding party look which is gorgeous any time of year. Palettes tend to darken for fall nuptials from luminous jewel tones to autumnal shades like rust, chestnut, and wine and the best part is, many of these hues can feel unexpected yet harmonious altogether. With mixed bridesmaid palettes becoming more and more popular, a blend of fall colors is a perfect solution If you’re the type of bride who’s less than enthused by a one-note bridal party and is craving something dimensional.

If this sounds like your ideal bridesmaid situation, ahead, take a peek at the five unique color combinations that are gorgeous for a fall wedding. Whether your bridal party is small or upwards of five, we’ve curated a range of palettes to suit every size. We’re willing to bet your squad will love you for forgoing a uniform dress. Let’s hear it for modernity! Get inspired.

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5 Fresh Dress Trends To Wear To A Fall Wedding

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Fall wedding season is here! Which means autumnal weddings in the woods, rustic-chic country nuptials, and tented fetes amongst the changing leaves. For all those fall save the dates that are surely rolling in, it’s time to think about what to wear as a fall wedding guest. Putting together a wedding guest look is always fun, but there’s a major advantage to shopping for an ensemble this time of year—fresh fall fashion! And myriad dress trends are new to the market that make for a fresh and fashion-forward wedding guest during the months of October and November.

Fall’s latest trends are a perfect starting point when it comes to shopping for a wedding guest dress and this season is ushering in five super-stylish themes that make for a fresh and fashionable lineup of looks. If you’re a fan of vivid colors, yellow is the shade du jour from buttery hues to bright lemon. Despite what you may think, these rich tones look gorgeous on a range of complexions and offered in a range is shapes from puff-sleeve gowns to classic wrap dresses. Floral prints, while synonymous with spring, come darker for fall in a moody palette that feels at once daring and romantic. For feminine tastes, ruffles remain, but take a turn for the bold. Think asymmetrical designs to sweeping tiers top to toe. Velvet is always in season for fall and into winter, but this year, silhouettes are especially romantic from puff sleeves to voluminous shoulders and elegant ruching. For the sartorially adventurous, ‘80s-style minis are choice for an ultra-glam wedding guest look. New-in styles are done in fanciful fabrics and finished with mega-watt sleeves and striking embellishments.

Whether you’re attending one wedding or several, a wedding guest dress that’s in line with fall’s leading trends guarantees more than a stylish moment on the dance floor—it will be a lasting look in your wardrobe that you can wear repeatedly throughout the season whether at work, for date night, or at a cocktail party.

Ready to shop fall dress trends for the wedding circuit? Ahead, scroll through our edit of 25 dresses with options starting under $50.

See more: 25 Fall Wedding Guest Dresses Under $100

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37 Fall Engagement Party Dresses We Love

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You’re engaged—congratulations! The first order of fashion business for every bride-to-be is without a doubt the engagement party dress. Marking your official foray into fiancé status, an engagement party is a pivotal time to honor you and your betrothed with your most cherished family and friends alongside—and you ought to have an exceptional dress to stand out in on such a momentous occasion.

Jumping right into wedding gown selection may seem like the right move, but an engagement party dress can serve as the first step towards finding your bridal style. Will you be a traditional bride? Maybe modern? Bohemian? Perhaps fashion forward? Countless options abound! But this choice of frock should be fun, festive, and of course, impactful no matter which bridal road you venture down. Trust us, you’re going to have plenty of time to focus on that dress following your inaugural step towards matrimony and many a vision board, Pinterest page, and magazine editorial exists to inspire you along the way.

If your engagement falls during Autumn, it’s an exceptional time of year to shop. The fall collections have just dropped and by November, holiday dresses begin flooding the market. This means you’re given ample choice of minis, midis, and maxis to decipher between and fresh trends to motivate a major wow moment.

This season, a range of striking trends are sure to befit any bride-to-be. Voluminous sleeves are chief from ‘80s styles to Victorian inspired. Moody fall florals make their mark from micro prints to vintage-inspired blossoms—the key here is opting for a modern shape to avoid an outdated look. Yellow is the resounding shade of the season in a jaunty palette from Chartreuse to marigold. We love this bold color choice as it’s flattering on myriad skin tones and a bold way to stand out as a bride to be. If you tend toward timeless dresses, these leading styles are fun for pushing you beyond your comfort zone.

Whether you’re looking to embrace fall trends or go full-throttle into bridal mode with a white or cream dress, you’re sure to find an engagement dress that suits your aesthetic in our edit ahead. With many a celebratory festivity on the docket now that you’re engaged (you still have the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner to consider), we’re for going bold with one of these 53 dresses.

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53 Rehearsal Dinner Dresses For Fall And Winter Brides

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An airy palette of ivory, cream, and eggshell has presumably been at the crux of your pre-wedding wardrobe from the engagement party to your bridal shower and bachelorette festivities. And now, it’s time for your rehearsal dinner dress. Whether your taste is classic, daring, or super casual, on the eve of your nuptials, it’s time to up the ante with a show-stopping style.

For those in the mood for bridal white, a cocktail dress that’s minimal, embellished, or touched with lace is exquisite and truly sets the bridal tone. If you’re really paying attention to details, you can opt for a style that mimics your wedding gown by going for a similar neckline, hem, or sleeve shape. Or, you can go in the opposite direction or your wedding dress if you had difficulty choosing between various gown styles.

High-shine sequins or a glimmering metallic frock is party perfect in silver, gold, or shimmering pewter for a rehearsal dinner dress. Even shades of white with a subtle sheen feel distinctive for a celebratory occasion and a little more glamorous if you’ve played it safe with elegant and feminine dresses for your engagement party and bridal shower. We especially love this look for wedding timed for the holidays! For a decidedly fall feel, play with color and texture—jewel-toned lace, sumptuous velvet, or a moody floral print is entirely seasonal with a darkly romantic edge.

Clean lines in timeless silhouettes are ideal for those drawn to versatility—a minimal sheath in any color can be worn time and again while a sophisticated midi dress can be worn on myriad occasions after your wedding festivities. If you want to toe the bridal line with something slightly unexpected, go for a lace number in graphic black and white—the effect with be eye-catching and fresh yet still within the vibe of your wedding. Perhaps you’re in the mood for a little black dress—a modern silhouette or fanciful number touched with feathers will feel stand-out the night before your wedding.

Options are endless whether you want your rehearsal dinner dress to be refined and casual, sexy yet elevated, or entirely glamorous. Whatever you choose, ahead, scroll our edit of 53 rehearsal dinner for fall and winter brides with options under $40 all the way to designer styles.

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56 Stunning Dresses To Wear For A Fall Bridal Shower

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If you’re a fall or winter bride, the months of October and November are prime for your bridal shower. On one of the most exciting days of your life celebrating your wedding with your closest family and friends, you’ll undoubtedly need a gorgeous fall bridal shower dress for the occasion.

Your wedding dress is, of course, the most important look as a bride-to-be, but before the big day, you’ll need a handful of looks from your engagement party to your rehearsal dinner. A bridal shower dress is a moment where you can go ultra-feminine with your look—we recommend saving the glitz and glamour for your bachelorette and rehearsal dinner, but if you’re in the mood for sparkle and shine, by all means, go for it!

If you consider yourself a traditional bride, a white dress touched with lace or in minimal crêpe is classic and so stunning. You can go super simple with a classic silhouette like a sheath or A-line number or embrace the season’s more voluminous styles like a bold, Victorian-inspired or ‘80s-style shoulder—don’t be afraid to experiment with color or texture in these cases.

If you’re a more casual bride but still want to wear white, a fall floral print is gorgeous where you go for a simple wrap dress or cotton shift. Modern brides will love a dress with nuanced details whether it’s a white lace with contrasting black accents or an asymmetrical silhouette in a color or print. Polka dots are lovely if you’re in the retro mood—the motif feels classic and feminine without being overtly bridal.

The best part about a fall bridal shower dress is that, more often than not, it can be a style you wear throughout the season after your celebration. Come holiday season, we know you have a multitude of events on the calendar that goes beyond your bridal festivities, which is all the more reason to select a bridal shower dress (and maybe a few extras!) that are versatile enough for multiple occasions.

Whether you’re looking for a fall bridal shower dress that’s classic, bohemian, or fashion-forward, ahead, we’ve rounded up 56 options from ultra-affordable styles (that means under $50!) to designer versions (if you’re interested in spending a little extra). Get inspired!

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34 Long-Sleeve Dresses To Wear To A Fall Or Winter Wedding

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Whether you’re a fan of sheath dresses, figure-flattering wraps, or swingy midis, certain silhouettes always feel fail-safe for a wedding guest dress. Sleeves are a trickier part of the equation, however. Do you need them? Will you look inappropriate without them? What style is most suitable for the venue or wedding theme at hand? So many factors!

When attending a wedding, you obviously want to look your best—it’s an occasion when you can put your most fashionable looks on display. At the same time, you want to look appropriate—especially if you’re attending a conservative ceremony or traditional wedding in a church. A dress with long sleeves is an elegant way to feel polished and appropriate as a wedding guest and in the cooler season, and a number of gorgeous styles are on offer that are sure to feel utterly elegant.

This season, there are myriad long-sleeve dresses available that are gorgeous and versatile for a wedding guest dress from dramatic and trendy puff sleeves to sculptural shoulders and breezier shapes that billow just so at the cuff. These unique sleeves details are a great way to stand out as a wedding guest and are capable of taking a dress from stylish to statement-making in an instant. The thing to remember is that when it comes to long sleeves is there are no set rules. Yes, it’s common practice to cover your shoulders for more conservative venues, but that hardly means style is not a factor. It’s about choosing a sleeve that you feel most comfortable in.

One of our favorite aspects of a dress with long sleeves is that is an elegant reprieve from strapless, off-the-shoulder, and spaghetti strap silhouettes you likely wore on repeat throughout the summer. When there’s a chill in the air—which is likely the case for October and November weddings—a dress with more coverage will help keep you warm with variations available from classic to fashion-forward.

A velvet wrap dress or satin sheath will appeal to those with classic taste while a silk jacquard dress with Victorian-style shoulders with feel fresh for someone with a feminine aesthetic. If you’re craving something bold and directional, look to vibrant shades of yellow for a notice-me-moment, or, go for a minimal, asymmetric silhouette for a subtler take on statement-making style. If you’re all about a little black dress, a square neckline with sheer sleeves adorned with floral appliqués is a romantic way to take the noir into modern territory.

If you think a long-sleeve wedding guest dress sounds flawless for a fall or winter wedding, ahead, we’ve scouted 34 gorgeous versions that are guaranteed to wow, for every budget and style.

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25 Fall Wedding Guest Dresses Under $100

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Fall weddings feel especially romantic—the cool weather, toasty beverages, and autumnal palettes that make for a wedding aesthetic that’s cozy and romantic at once. If you’re finding yourself on the wedding guest circuit this season, you’re surely in need of a few new dresses that befit the season. And even better if you can score one for less than $100, right?

From longer sleeves to rich colors and sumptuous textures, there’s a lot to love about fall dresses. Seasonal hits like velvet, satin, and crepe are surefire hits, and this year, new-to-the-market versions feel fresher than ever in bright-as-can-be colors like yellow, magenta, and red to elegant floral prints and vintage-inspired jacquard. For the trend-forward wedding guest, big, puffy sleeves, ‘80s-style micro minis, mixed-print florals, and bold ruffles are trends worth digging into. Plus, they make for a killer photo opp, which is obviously a necessity for the ‘gram.

Affordable guest attire goes beyond the ceremony dress if you’re traveling for a wedding or are part of a bachelorette weekend ahead of the big day. In these cases, you’ll need a few frocks for the wedding from welcome cocktails to the rehearsal dinner and a post-wedding brunch. Add in the lineup of options you’ll need for various bachelorette festivities and affordability is a serious priority.

Whether you’re craving something ultra-feminine, clean and classic, or bold and daring for a fall wedding guest dress, ahead we’ve plucked 25 wedding-perfect styles, all under $100. Even if you only need one wedding guest dress this season, you may find you’re adding a few extra styles to cart to simply have a few extra styles on hand throughout the season. Besides, the holiday party circuit is right around the corner. At these prices? There’s no shame. See what’s in store and stock up early.

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

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The Best Colors to Wear to a Fall Wedding

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With nuptials occurring year-round, a wedding guest dress may be an item on your October and November shopping lists. Yes, new boots, cozy sweaters, and cool coats are likely topping your list, but if you’ve been on the receiving end of a save the date (or two, or three), a wedding guest dress is essential. Whether you’re in the mood for something in sumptuous velvet, with long sleeves, or in an eye-catching print, a great place to start narrowing down your options is with color—and this fall, a number of Autumnal hues and unexpectedly trendy shades will make for a seasonally appropriate look.

When shopping for a wedding guest dress in spring and summer, you’ll likely tend towards an off-the-shoulder silhouette, shoulder-baring midi dress, or lightweight, breezy maxi in a pastel color or ultra-bright shade. In cooler fall weather, however, you’ll probably want to go beyond your go-to sleeveless styles vivid shades in favor of something darker like plum, Forrest green, and burgundy. While we’re all for these seasonal jewel tones for fall, this season, bolder, brighter colors are trending from chirpy shades of yellow to hot pink and upbeat blues. If you’re all about ‘90s nostalgia, brown is another a must-try shade from tawny tints to deep mocha—if you’re the type to favor neutral tones, this color trend is totally for you.

Of course, fall wedding venues run the gamut from woodsy affairs to rustic vineyards and city settings, making the question of what color dress to wear an important one. But something about a trendier shade feels decidedly fresh this time of year—an excellent tactic if you’re angling for best-dressed guest. Plus, trying a shade you wouldn’t normally wear can feel empowering when you’re not typically one to venture outside your comfort zone. So why not go your boldest and brightest this season?

Whether you’d dare to try a fierce shade of fuchsia, are unabashed by marigold, or prefer a pretty shade of plum, ahead, we highlight eight gorgeous colors that are perfect to wear as a wedding guest this fall. It’s time to choose a new hue.

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Indian Designer Anita Dongre Debuts Her First-Ever Western Bridal Collection

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If you’re an Indian bride-to-be or have traveled to India and shopped local designers, chances are you’re familiar with Anita Dongre. The Indian designer is iconic in her native country—Bollywood celebrities and royals are known to wear her clothing—at the helm of four fashion labels, Anita Dongre, Anita Dongre Grassroot, AND, and Global Desi. Under her namesake label, Dongre offers intricately crafted ready-to-wear and fine jewelry with couture bridal wares for Indian brides ranging from traditional lehengas and sarees to formalwear for men. Every piece is a work of art—local Indian artisans are employed to craft each item with beading, dying, and hand embroidery techniques that are incredibly elaborate and one-of-a-kind.

Until recently, Indian brides would have to travel to India to secure Dongre’s exquisite bridal designs, but after opening her first US store in New York City in 2017 with her Grassroot label (which is sustainably produced in India), Dongre made the decision to bring her couture bridal wares to the big apple by opening a second store in Soho under her namesake label. Now, Dongre is taking her bridal business one step further with the debut of her first-ever collection of western bridal gowns called One World, during this month’s Fall/Winter 2019 Bridal Fashion Week.

In honor of this milestone, we chatted with the celebrated Indian designer for an inside scoop as to how her One World bridal collection came to be and why the beauty and glamour of traditional Indian craftsmanship translates for modern brides, Indian or not.

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Why did you decide to start designing western bridal gowns and what served as the inspiration for your first collection?

“I’ve always loved the multicultural vibe of New York City and its inherent sense of fashion. With multicultural marriages on the rise, brides want to have a white wedding as well as a traditional Indian wedding. One such beautifully elegant bride, who managed to find a one-off white gown I had created years ago, urged me to create an entire line. And so here we are in the city of dreams—just in time for New York Bridal Week with a limited edition collection of 25 bespoke bridal gowns.”

What are the biggest differences you’ve seen between western brides and Indian brides in terms of their desired aesthetic?

“Craft, tradition, and heritage are the biggest differences. A traditional Indian bride is dressed in red and her outfit is elaborately embellished with hand embroidery techniques that date back thousands of years. On the other hand, an American bride is dressed in white with filigree lace, sheer tulle, and a beautiful veil. We’ve drawn inspiration from traditional Indian handcrafts and western silhouettes, creating a collection that is the best of both worlds.”

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How was the design process different for you coming from a background of designing for traditional Indian brides?

“The excitement of working with sheer whites is unparalleled. The sheer delight of all white; the joy of seeing white beads and sequins create a pattern on tulle; the simplicity of cutting silhouettes that flatter the body; the show of skin through embellished tulle; and then the absolute delight of seeing the sketched design worn elegantly on a bride. It’s a different world from the Indian reds and pinks and the creativity and space they both provide is exhilarating.”

Did you have an idealized western customer in mind when designing this collection and do you envision these gowns appealing to modern brides, those who still prefer something more traditional, or both?

“Our first-ever classic white gown was designed almost five years ago and the order queries have never stopped pouring in since. Our signature style is feminine, elegant, handcrafted outfits with an underlining simplicity, and my muse is a woman who appreciates this aesthetic. This urged me to design for a city which is home to cultures from all over the globe. As a brand, we’ve always catered to the global woman and this collection is a marriage of cultures where contemporary western silhouettes meet classic Indian embroidery.”

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How do you think this new collection appeals to Indian brides who are not having a traditional Indian ceremony and want something more modern?

“Our One World collection is comprised of gowns in traditional Indian embroidery and designs, apt for all occasions. It features gowns in pastel hues which are perfect for a day wedding, two cocktail gowns for a glamorous evening reception, and a stunning red gown which is a modern retelling of the traditional Indian red lehenga.”

Do you have a favorite gown in the new collection?

“I truly love the entire collection, but if I have to pick a favorite, it would be the wedding dress with my favorite bird motif. This dress was inspired by a bride who wanted a classic and effortless wedding dress for a small ceremony attended by close friends and family at the registrar’s office. I added my favorite Indian bird motif on sheer tulle—a classic silhouette yet traditional in design.”

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What are some details of the design process that we would not know by simply looking at images of the gowns?

“To New York, we bring a collection of bespoke bridal gowns that is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary—the sleek silhouettes embellished with motifs inspired by the flowers, songbirds, wildlife, and ancient palaces of India, all embroidered by hand with pearls, crystals, sequins, and our signature craft, Gota Patti on rich silks and sheer tulle. Gota Patti is a unique craft of India where tiny hand-cut leaves of gold or silver ribbons are embroidered by hand onto exquisite fabric. Every single gown in this collection is handcrafted and takes time because there are so many people who give it the love and time fashion should deserve.”

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What’s next for your bridal business?

“We will continue to celebrate Indian craftsmanship through contemporary bridal fashion with a focus on cocktail dresses, evening gowns, and red carpet looks.”

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When to Color Your Hair Before Your Wedding

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Whether you have a fuss-free beauty routine or skew a little high maintenance (no shame!), having extraordinary hair color on your wedding day is a big deal for many brides. From hair-coloring enthusiasts to those considering a dye job for the first time, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to dying your hair before a major event such as your wedding.

Regardless of your hair type or color—long, short, thin, thick, dry, oily, red, brunette, blonde, you get it…—it all depends on the type of service you want to have done before the big day, from highlights to a root touch up or possibly a dramatic change. All of these coloring services are totally doable before your I dos, but giving yourself an appropriate amount of time pre-nuptials is key to ensure your locks look their best. You are going to be in the spotlight before your closest family and friends (not to mention, you’ll likely have hundreds of photos taken of you throughout the day), and gorgeous hair color is an important piece of the beauty puzzle to not only enhance your bridal look, but make you feel your absolute best.

For a professional take on the right time to color your hair before your wedding, we tapped two industry experts, Adrian Wallace, a colorist at the Rita Hazan salon in New York City and Chase Kusero, co-founder of IGK Hair Care. From bright highlights to rich all-over color, read on for their pro-advice, plus the best products to use to maintain a gorgeous mane.

The most popular hair color requests before a wedding.

Adrian Wallace: “Typically women want to go lighter for their wedding. They want to look softer and brighter.”

Chase Kusero: “Most women come in for root maintenance and we get a lot of requests for highlights for a pop of light and color dimension.”

When to book an appointment if you’re getting a routine service.

Chase: “Come in two weeks before your wedding for a routine color to give it time to settle, look more natural, and to make any adjustments if necessary.”

If you’re considering a drastic color change.

Adrian: “When women want to go lighter and it’s a drastic change (like brunette to blonde), the time frame is around six months or at least four salon visits.”

Chase: “Be clear with your colorist on the end result you’re looking for and bring photos for inspiration. Figure out what he/she thinks about timing and set out a plan for how often you’ll come in. You want to start as soon as possible to give your hair time to adjust to the new look and to make any changes. Especially for big color changes, your hair needs time to go through all the processes.”

Coloring service to avoid before your wedding.

Adrian: “Going a solid shade (like highlights to one even color) or going red if you are not one already.”

Chase: “Don’t make a drastic change too close to the wedding. Give yourself enough time. And don’t go too trendy with your look. These pictures are forever, so you want to make sure you’ll still like your style years from now.”

If you’ve never colored your hair, but might want to.

Chase: “Start a few months out to give time for adjustments. Start close to your natural color and make small adjustments until you’re comfortable making a bigger change. Make sure you have a thorough conversation with your colorist so you’re on the same page and have the same goal in mind.”

If you have your color done before your wedding, but you’re unhappy with it.

Chase: “You can always say if a style isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, or if you wanted something more subtle or with more impact for your wedding. At the end of the day, colorists are professionals and in the customer service industry—they want you to be happy with your color and will understand if you want to make a change. A corrective color appointment could be okay—it will depend on your hair type and what needs to be done. Your colorist would be able to advise.”

If you’re considering a new colorist.

Chase: “It’s not usually a good idea unless you’re able to go a few months before your wedding. It’s best to stay with your current colorist who already knows how your hair responds to color and treatments. Everyone is different.”

If your hair is dry and vulnerable to a lot of breakage.

Adrian: “Women with fragile hair should get color that is not much lighter than their own. Tone-on-tone highlights are the way to go. The lighter you make it, the more damage can happen. Ask your colorist to add B3 bond builder in the color to protect the hair from such damage. Also, do protein treatments regularly, like the Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy.”

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Chase: “For hair that’s prone to dryness, go easy on the highlighting or lightening. Bleach will only dry your hair out more. Try to space out your appointments more too, so you’re not applying color too often. Use hydrating and repairing products when washing or styling. IGK Bad & Bougie Amla Oil Deep Repair shampoo and conditioner rehydrate, protect, and repair even the most dry, damaged hair. Then, use Expensive Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat glaze in place of or in addition to your conditioner once or twice a week—it acts as an in-shower gloss treatment to protect and enhance color, adds intense shine, and deeply softens hair. When styling, use products like Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm to soften, reduce frizz, and add shine, and Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel to add light hold and nourish hair.”

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The best products to use to maintain your color.

Adrian: “I like Inphenom shampoo and conditioner. It’s sulphate free and nourishes the hair and makes it soft. Use Rita Hazan Triple Threat before styling to protect the hair from heat and get smooth results. You must use great products to protect your investment—your beautiful color!”

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Chase: “Always use a sulfate-free shampoo. All of IGK’s products are vegan, gluten-free, and free from sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, and mineral oil. Always use heat protection before you use any hot tools. I love Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray—it gives a high-shine, frizz-free blowout with 450°F heat protection. Most importantly, protect your hair from UV rays—they can make hair go brassy or dry quickly, so be sure to wear a hat or a UV protective product when in the sun. All IGK products protect from UV rays. For extra protection, use Blocked Water-Resistant Hair Shield whenever you’re in the sun—it seals the cuticles to protect against chlorine, wind, sweat, water, and UV rays.”

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57 Exquisite Cushion-Cut Engagement Rings

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There’s many reasons why cushion-cut engagement rings are so popular. Classic and versatile, a cushion-cut diamond looks just as good as a solitaire as it does set in a halo or three-stone setting. Defined by their rounded corners and 58 brilliant-style facets that resemble a pillow shape, no two cushion-cut diamonds are exactly the same. While some rocks are a bit rounder, others tend to look more like a square and some can even come in oval shape.

Cushion cuts, once known as “old mine cuts,” have been favored by brides-to-be ever since the 19th century. Only in recent years has this style soared back into the hearts of newly engaged women—Kim Kardashian’s 15-carat cushion-cut diamond engagement ring on a thin diamond pavé band from husband Kanye West may have spurred this resurgence. Talk about a mega-watt stunner.

Aside from looking gorgeous in a variety of settings and metals from antique to ultra-modern, the unique shape and rounded corners of cushion-cut stones increase the facet size which means a lot of sparkle. In other words, get those sunglasses ready, because these stones are extra brilliant or blingy, if you will.

Since it is an older style, cushion-cuts are pitch-perfect for a vintage-inspired setting (which, have also become really popular lately), but easily look right at home in a more contemporary setting like East West, two stones, and double bands. The rounded edges undoubtedly make this style a softer one, so while this stone looks great in platinum or white gold, it can just as easily shine in a romantic rose-gold setting or mixed-metal ring.

Whether you think a classic cushion-cut ring is for you or perhaps a version with a modern edge would better suit your tastse, ahead, scroll through our edit of 57 of the prettiest cushion-cut engagement rings on the market now.

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91 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

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When De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd. (better known now as just De Beers) needed a way to advertise their diamonds in the midst of the Great Depression, their clever marketing team came up with an idea: convince the public that the only way for a man to prove his love was to buy an expensive diamond ring for her. The ad was so successful that it became only customary for brides to expect a radiant sparkler when being proposed to—over three-quarters of American brides wear diamond rings.

But because it’s 2018 and we’re (for the most part) millennials, we know better than to think the only way our S.O. can show us love is through their bank account (and consequentially carat size). Thanks to understanding retailers, the options for affordable engagement rings are almost unlimited. So, we picked out 91 of the most beautiful and unique engagement rings under $5,000, so you won’t break the bank with any of these options—and there are countless styles to choose from.

And you don’t necessarily need to sacrifice size for the smaller price tag. Take De Beers classic yellow gold princess-cut ring in yellow gold, which has all the classic glamour of your traditional solitaire diamond engagement ring. Or if you prefer a non-traditional gemstone, Retrouvaí’s diamond channel band ring with a barrel sapphire is a unique touch of color that will still look sizable and engagement-worthy on your hand. If you’re on the search for the perfect antique ring, Erstwhile’s Art Deco diamond engagement ring is flawless.

Looking for something a little different? This selection also features rings with modern settings, multiple stones, and trendy enamel, like KatKim’s floating diamond double ring, Gillian Conroy’s East-West set pear white diamond Sophia ring, Sofia Zakia’s Pleiades ring, and Nora Kogan’s enamel Cate ring.

No matter your style, these rings are proof that it’s not only possible to find your engagement ring on a budget, but that your dream ring doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. After all, the whole expensive diamond engagement ring trend was an advertisement anyway!

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84 Yellow Gold Engagement Rings For Every Budget & Style

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Yellow gold engagement rings are having a renaissance of sorts from shiny styles to matte finishes—this is likely a result of gold jewelry trending in the jewelry market from pendants to stackable rings and hoop earrings. While platinum and white-gold rings are certainly still a popular choice, a lot of modern brides prefer for their engagement ring to feel cohesive with the rest of their everyday jewelry, which for many, tends to be yellow gold. There’s nothing wrong with a mixed-metal look—in fact, we’re for it in engagement ring form, too. If you think a proposal is coming your way and feel yourself in need of some inspiration, yellow gold engagement rings are impeccable whether your taste skews classic or contemporary.

The yellow gold trend kicked off in the engagement ring market thanks to the resurgence of unique vintage and retro-inspired styles. Whether you want an artfully etched band with micro-pavé accents, a classic round-cut diamond set on a slim gold band, or an elegant emerald-cut ring festooned with side baguettes, any stone looks good with the Midas touch.

For classic tastes, pear, oval, emerald-cut and cushion-cut diamonds are gorgeous in a yellow-gold setting. Pearls are a gorgeous diamond alternative that is equally classic in a yellow-gold setting, too.

You can take the yellow gold engagement ring look a step further and opt for a colorful stone—another big trend in the engagement ring market. In a yellow-gold setting, the effect is full-on vintage—you can even consider a raw, rustic, or rough-cut diamond if an antique look suits your taste. For a royal-inspired look á la Kate Middleton, why not go for a sapphire stone in yellow gold? So regal.

If a contemporary ring is up your alley, consider a super-modern style like an East-West setting, two-stone ring, hexagon shape, or trillion-cut diamond. Each of these styles is perfect for modern brides who want a less-than-cookie-cutter engagement ring.

Whatever your taste—or budget!—we found 84 stunning yellow-gold engagement rings to inspire you from glamorous and diamond-dusted styles to sleek solitaires and vintage-style silhouettes. We’re confident we scouted the perfect yellow-gold engagement ring for every kind of bride-to-be.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Double Blue Sapphire Cushion Ring

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Kathryn Bentley Yellow Sapphire Ellipse Ring

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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

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Selin Kent Defne Ring | Sapphire

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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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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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Blanca Monrós Gómez Sapphire Aura Solitaire

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Alexis Russel Custom Natural Sapphire Ring

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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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Ceremony Anise Sapphire Ring

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Porter Gulch Ferne Ring

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Nora Kogan Blue Velvet Ring

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Digby & Iona Minue Sapphire Ring

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

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Danhov Classico Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire Diamond Ring in Platinum

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Megan Thorne Venise Sapphire Engagement Ring

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

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Bonneveine Sapphire Engagement Ring

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Courtesy of Marrow

Marrow Color-Change Sapphire Cluster Ring in Yellow Gold

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Wwake Limited Edition Oval Sapphire Organic Crossover Ring

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The One I Love NYC Edwardian The Sapphire Sun Ring

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Brilliant Earth Sapphire Valencia Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold

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Anne Sisteron 14kt Rose Gold Pink Sapphire Ameka Ring

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Eva Fehren The Sapphire Auto Ring

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Ken & Dana Design Delphine Sapphire Peach Solitaire Engagement Ring

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

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Anna Sheffield Bea Three Stone Ring Rose Gold & Blue Sapphire

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

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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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Anita Ko Evil Eye Ring,

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

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Adel Chefridi Wavy Embrace Ring

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2.08 Carat Oval Sapphire Diamond Gold Three-Stone Engagement Ring

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Tacori Dantela Ring in Platinum

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

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Jacquie Aiche Blue Sapphire Crown Ring

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Spinelli Kilcollin Sonny Astral Montana Sapphire

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Eli Halili Blue Sapphire Ring

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Tate Union Sapphire & White Diamond Ring

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Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Soleste Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring

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2.20 Carat Oval Green Yellow Natural Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring

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Mociun Peach Sapphire & Pearl Cluster Ring

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Courtesy of Mattieu Wiewel

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

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $8,855.41

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Monique Péan Hexagonal Blue Sapphire And White Diamond Ring

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Courtesy of Kian Design

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

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

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

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

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Nouvel Heritage Sapphire Coral Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

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

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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

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Bliss Lau Elliptical + Centered Slide Ring Set Diamond Pave

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Courtesy of Peter Suchy

Peter Suchy 3.39 Carat Green Sapphire Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring

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

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

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Van Cleef & Arpels Motifs Pétales Solitaire Oval-Cut Sapphire

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

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Jemma Wynne Prive Diamond and Blue Sapphire Open Ring

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Tomasz Donocik Electric Night Blue Cocktail Ring

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Martin Katz 10.95 Carat Cushion Pastel Blue Sapphire Ring

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Harry Winston Cushion-Cut Sapphire Micropavé Ring

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Bario Neal Custom Pear Cut Montana Sapphire Lash Ring

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Rebecca Overmann Pink Cushion Cut Sapphire Ring

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

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Malcolm Betts Sapphire Ring in 22ct Gold

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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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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!

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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.

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