Going shoe shopping for the big day? First stop: Jimmy Choo. The 2016 Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection offers exquisite styles from timeless elegance to Hollywood glamour. You can find ivory satin courts, sleek strappy sandals, or crystals embellished pumps–no matter what you are looking for, you’ll be sure to find all the fashion-forward seasonal designs.
For the Jimmy Choo 2016 Bridal Collection, the emphasis was placed on couture detailing with key new styles: sandals, pumps, and flats adorned with ethereal feathers, Swarovski crystals, lace, beading, and glitter finishes. Basically, jaw-dropping shoes that will steal your heart! You can also find gorgeous evening bags that complement the shoe collection, including clutches, jewel encrusted minaudieres, and elegant wristlets. What more can you ask for?
If you are looking for something exceptionally unique, then you must check out Jimmy Choo’s Made-to-Order service, which provides a range of signature styles that can be custom-made in various colors, textures, and finishes. They can also be personalized to incorporate monogram brass initials, or a number plaque on the sole of each show to commemorate the day of the grand celebration—a great idea for the ultimate keepsake! So, what are you waiting for? Don’t waste any more time and take a peek at the stunning Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection!
We’re obsessed with the trend for bridal capes (thanks Solange!) and we’re so excited that the look has made it off the catwalks and onto the stylish shoulders of real brides in the form of gorgeous, wearable cover-ups.
Super chic, and oh-so-practical too, check out our pick of beautiful bridal capelets with our resident wedding attire aficionado, Bené Eaton.
After swooning over the gorgeous dresses at this spring’s New York Bridal Market and following Elizabeth’s front row musings during this year’s Barcelona Bridal Week, it became clear that a few fashion trends definitely reined supreme.
My favorite trend from this year’s catwalks? Two words—bridal cape. The dramatic cape-like gowns displayed in the Jenny Packham and Pronovias 2016 collections won me over and convinced me that the bridal cape is here to stay.
If you love the look of a cape but aren’t quite sure about donning one on your big day, a bridal capelet is a fabulous alternative. A capelet can polish off any dress (as seen in the Ivy & Aster 2016 collection), and it’s also the perfect cover-up for a more traditional wedding or for an evening affair.
THE 20 MOST STUNNING BRIDAL CAPELETS
I’ve put together a list of the 20 most stunning bridal capelets. If you’re looking to add the final touch to your Wedding Dress, you must take a peek below.
1. SHEER BEAUTY
Capelet by BrideLaBoheme via Etsy | Photo by Lana Ivanova
2. SHOULDER CHIC
Capelet by Carol Hannah (Also available at BHLDN) | Photo by Matthew Ree
3. BOHO BRIDE
Capelet by MarisolAparicio via Etsy | Photo by Lara Lam Photography
4. ENCRUSTED ELEGANCE
Capelet by Badgley Mischka | Photo by Jose Villa via The Knot
5. BALLERINA BLUSH
Capelet by sibodesigns via Etsy | Photo by Brumley & Wells
6. ALL TIED UP
Capelet by Twigs & Honey | Photo by Elizabeth Messina
7. IN THE DETAIL
Capelet by GibsonBespoke via Etsy | Photo by Kurt Boomer
8. LOVELY LACE
Capelet by Chaviano Couture | Photo by Lauren Kinsey via Ruffled
9. PEARLY WHITE
Capelet by KristiBonnici via Etsy | Photo via KristiBonnici
10. FLAPPER GIRL
Capelet by Moyna via BHLDN | Photo via BHLDN
11. THE NEW NECKLACE
Capelet by GibsonBespoke via Etsy | Photo via GibsonBespoke
12. KEEP IT RETRO
Capelet by Moyna | Photo by IYQ Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs
13. EXTREME LENGTHS
Capelet by MarisolAparicio via Etsy | Photo by Yuna Leonard
14. SWEET & CHIC
Capelet by Moyna via BHLDN | Photo by Gracie Blue via Southern Weddings
15. PRETTY APPLIQUÉ
Capelet by KristiBonnici via Etsy | Photo via KristiBonnici
16. STYLISH SPIDERWEB
Capelet by Jenny Packham | Photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty
17. BRIDAL BEADING
Capelet by BrideLaBoheme via Etsy | Photo by Lana Ivanova
18. EVER SO SIMPLE
Capelet by Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge via BHLDN | Photo via BHLDN
19. SHEER TIERS
Capelet by bustle via Etsy | Photo by Grimshaw Photo Effects
20. BEAUTIFUL EMBROIDERY
Capelet by Ivy & Aster | Photo by Michelle March via Style Me Pretty
There you have it, the most stunning capelets I’ve ever laid eyes on!
Would you wear one of these beauties on your big day? We’d love to hear from you. Is the cape/capelet trend/cover-up a hit or miss? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Ever since we were little we knew that a beautiful pair of shoes is an essential part of happily-ever-after. If you’re dreaming of a romantic pair of fairytale-inspired wedding shoes to complete your princess-worthy look, our collection below will make the shoe quest easier! We’re head over heels in love with these gorgeous picks, get ready to get a head start on your fairytale day!
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Shoes: Ralph & Russo
Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana | Photo: Nomina Photography
If you’re like me when you’re shopping, certain items, like off-the-shoulder tops and backless dresses, instantly catch your eye — only to leave you confused as to what the heck to wear underneath them. For anyone not into going au naturel, it’s worth taking a look at the weird (and just plain genius) bras you can wear under any outfit.
Though the #freethenips life can be especially liberating and works for plenty of people, I like having a variety of coverage-lending, supportive bras on hand to sport underneath whatever skin-showing pieces I want. If you’re an active person who loves breaking a sweat outside in warmer weather, consider checking out the detailed sports bra that’s the perfect combination of stylish and practical — you can stay cool by wearing it on its own, or underneath barely-there fitness tops. If you love wearing flow-y, boho style dresses in the summer that often show a gorgeous amount of skin, a lace bralette with underwire adds a pretty layer underneath with more support than the typical wire-free bralettes. Read on, snag yourself a few of these game-changing bras, and forever solve your biggest revealing wardrobe dilemma.
Adhesive Backless & Strapless Bra For Back-Baring Dresses
This stick-on bra uses a strong adhesive to stay in place, while its sharply angled shape creates an extra-secure fit — providing comfort and support without the need of straps or a back. It’s a completely smooth and seamless bra, so you won’t need to worry about readjusting pokey edges throughout the night under your favorite barely-there top. Users give this bra top ratings for having adhesive that doesn’t let up, even on chest sizes that are bigger than a D-cup. Pro Tip: Hand wash this bra and air dry to keep the adhesive intact.
Reusable Silicone Pasties For Barely There Coverage
These nude silicone nipple pasties are great for days when you don’t want to wear a bra, but you need to smooth things out underneath your outfit. The reusable stick-ons are so invisible that you’ll forget you have them on, but you won’t have to worry about them falling off while you’re moving around at a concert or event. Bonus: They come in light, medium, and dark skin tones, so they can match a diverse set of beautiful skin tones.
Seamless U-Plunge Bra For Showing A Little Cleavage
If you’re going to a special event and you’re ready to look amazing (but don’t want a cleavage malfunction in your new gown) — snag this U-Plunge brathat offers natural shape and lift with seamless padded cups. As an added bonus, this bra has straps that can be converted to fit your specific dress, whether it’s conventional, halter, or criss-cross. One user raved about this bra as one of the first she’s found that doesn’t dig in or fit awkwardly on her 34DD’s.
Bra Strap Converters For Turning Any Bra Into A Low-Back Bra
For tops or dresses with low-cut backs, these strap converters make it possible to wear your favorite traditional bra — but transform it into a no-show style. They take the bra you already love, pushing it lower on your back. Pro Tip: To wear these straps, simply attach the hook to the back of the bra and bring it to the front of your waist to fasten. This pack comes with three clear strap converters that won’t show through the back of your cute, skin-revealing outfit.
If you enjoy joining up with outdoor running clubs in your neighborhood or bootcamp workouts at the local park, you’ll want a cute and reliable sports bra that you can rock on its own, or can be worn underneath a workout top. This one’s lattice back detail mixed with active support and a quick-dry fabric makes it the ultimate cool and practical sports bra to keep you killin’ it during your workout. Bonus: This bra is even machine washable, so you can easily have it clean for whenever you want to break a sweat.
These adhesive push-up cups are reusable, easy to apply, and work great on larger cup sizes that want lift without settling for a bra that shows under more revealing outfits. According to users, the cups are comfortable and the adhesive holds up — even in warmer temperatures. Bonus: The cups feature a convenient front closure detail, and you can select the thickness of material that you prefer (from normal thickness to double thickness).
One of my favorite ways to show skin is by wearing tops with a low, V-cut back. But anyone who’s worn one of these tops knows you can’t just throw on any regular bra underneath — you’ll want to add one with a fun detail that adds a thoughtful touch without being uncomfortable. This wire-free detailed bralette is tagless for added comfort, and it offers just the right amount of seamless support without padding. You can even choose from 17 other variants of style and color, too — including a festival-ready ivory crochet triangle top.
Convertible Bra With Tech-Savvy Cup For Cooling Support
This full coverage bra uses smart cup technology to lift and shape at the bottom of your cup all the way the area under your arms. The power band in the back keeps the bra in place (no matter what you have on your schedule for the day), so you’ll never have to pass on the opportunity to wear a cute strapless top or dress again. One user calls this the best strapless bra she owns because it doesn’t cut across the chest to create that obvious strapless bra outline. Bonus: This bra can be worn with straps, too, for when you want a little more support.
This dreamy lace bra is the perfect layering piece for underneath a flowy, boho summer dress. Unlike most bralettes, this one features a supportive underwire and thick durable straps that will hold up for bigger cup sizes. The floral lace fabric is stretchy and has an extra mesh lining to give you additional coverage. You’ll love throwing this on underneath all of your laid-back pieces, even a simple white V-neck — giving the whole look an instant touch of style.
You just picked up a cute new athletic top for your day trip to an amusement park with your squad. This plunging, push-up sports bra is great for underneath your top and gives full support and natural lift to larger cup sizes. It also features cute eyelet details on the straps and on the back of the bra, so you won’t mind wearing it by itself when the sun really starts to get hot. Bonus: It’s safe for machine washing, so you can simply throw it in with your laundry when you’re tired at the end of the day.
Halter tops and dresses are on the rise again, so the time is right for getting one of these comfortable lace halter bralettes into your bra drawer. The stretchy material is unpadded and wire-free, and it has a traditional durable back closure that won’t un-hook beneath your outfit. With pretty lace, you won’t mind if this bralette peeks out. Pro Tip: Hand wash this piece to keep the lace feeling soft and looking brand new.
Stretchy Bralette With Front Detail For Slouchy Tops
For anything from a slouchy workout top to a pretty low-front tee, this stretchy bra gives you a cute front detail that adds coverage without sacrificing style. This bra is completely seamless and not padded, so it’s great for girls with a smaller cup size who don’t need as much support. Users love this bra for its stretchable comfort and fashionable fit — plus, you can pick your preferred color from 28 different options!
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Ladies, there are a couple of ways to approach accessories. You may make the dresses the focus and choose understated accessories ordecide to go with simple dresses—of which there are more inexpensive choices—and focus on shoes, sashes or belts, scarves, wraps, bags, etc. Either way, there are a variety of techniques for stretching the budget.
1-4) Any fashion diva knows shoes deserve a special mention! Consequently, they get a post of their own. Click over to The Secret to Finding Inexpensive Wedding Shoes for four footwear-specific ideas.
The Sashes or Belts
5) Make your own belts or sashes. Both generally cost much less to create yourself than buy, and you can accomplish the project with only a few sewing skills. Research first to figure out what look you want and which will work with your or the Bridesmaids’ dresses. You may decide to choose satin, organza, tulle, lace, or other special-occasion fabric for your base material. Various styles use beaded ribbon, satin, wide ribbon with a finished edge, lace, and embellishments such as pearls, beads, or rhinestones. You can purchase supplies online or at local fabric stores, eBay, or craft stores. (Alternately, one of our affiliate merchants often has bridal belts and sashes for under $30.)
7) Buy from a wholesale-priced merchant or get an unadorned veil and dress it up yourself. In either case, you can find very inexpensive veils such as these, each under $20.
These are entirely optional but can come in handy to hold personal supplies such as energy bars, tissues, lipstick, or tampons.
8) Choose the bags ahead of time and then wait for sales at the already low-priced stores. This can work well if you need more than one of a kind. Watch the bridal brands online. (Brands such as Nina, Coloriffics, and Touch Ups, and others, for example, have handbag styles as of this writing). Or, look for special-occasion bags at your local stores. Look for coupon savings as well.
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9) Buy-one-of-a-kind or non-matching clutches from multiple sources. When items do not have to match, this opens the door to finding savings from more than one retailer or auction site.
Bonus idea: You could also try to make your own clutch. That sounds scary to me, but it’s your call.
Wraps and Scarves
A wrap or scarf around the shoulders can provide warmth during a cool-weather wedding or add interest to a simple dress. Wraps can generally be found in the same places you look for the wedding gowns. Other options include:
10) Look for faux fur wraps or other special-occasion coats during cool-weather clearance, usually January or February. I’ve also seen the women in the wedding party—even the bride—wearing nice cardigans.
11) Make a lightweight wrap or scarf. This style is simply a rectangular piece of fabric either draped over the shoulders and through the arms or secured in front with a brooch, clasp, decorative pin, or other closure. After experimenting with dimensions, you could simply finish the edges with a piece of lace or other material, perhaps add a fastener, and you are done. For the narrower varieties of wraps, table runners may also work, depending on the material and style. (OK, I admit, that last is a long shot but the point is, think outside of the box!)
It’s not a secret that even the smallest accessory could make you look amazing, but only if it’s appropriately combined with your clothing. Very fashionable are the flowers in the hair which give tenderness and grace to your appearance. The single colored or multiple colored headbands decorated with crystals and flowers could make you look perfect. These accessories could be also worn after the wedding day.
Useful advices for the bride’s veil:
1. The color of the veil should go well with the dress. Do not choose an ivory veil if your dress is white. Even if the color difference seems minimal to you, it will not look well. The white color depends on the material which is used, that’s why you should be careful even if you are going to get a white veil for a white dress.
2. The decoration on the veil should also go well with the decoration on the dress. For example, if the dress is decorated with pearls, the veil should be decorated with pearls too.
3. Conform the veil’s length to your personal figure. The tall ladies could wear any lengths, but it’s important for the shorter ones to choose a shorter veil. A two layer veil and a lifted hair are appropriate for the shorter brides. This way they could look optically taller. In case you are taller than the groom, you should avoid elongated hairstyles and long veils.
4. When you choose a veil and a tiara, make sure that you could handle their weight. Be aware of the fact that you are going to wear them for a long time. These accessories are being attached to the head with combs. If they are too heavy, they could ruin your hairstyle, which could lead to ruining your mood too.
5. If you are going to wear a luscious veil, but you think that you wouldn’t handle it through the whole wedding, you should get one that could be taken off any time you want. This way, you could leave only your tiara on your head and feel more comfortable while you dance for example.
6. Another thing that should be taken into consideration while choosing a veil is the tiara. It should go well with the dress too. If the wedding is more official, the tiara should be more spectacular. If the ceremony is more informal and simple, the tiara should be more simple and elegant too.
7. You should also decide where exactly to place the veil. If it’s going to be attached to the back of your head, it should look simpler and weigh less. A tiara that is going to stay on top of your head could be more decorated and weigh more. Do not forget that all these accessories are being attached with combs and hairpins.
To the uninitiated, choosing a veil seems rather straightforward. We soon learn, however, that the veil can be one of the hardest decisions. Short or long? How short? How long? How many tiers? What shape? Blusher or not? Edging or not? If so, what kind? What color? Embellishments? Shimmer? The choices seem endless. Veil length is one of the most important factors in how a veil looks, so it’s best to begin there.
You can have a veil customized to any length, but many veils are described in reference to where they fall on the body (shoulder, elbow, or fingertip for example). Where the veil actually falls will depend on your height and where you attach it.
To find out how long your veil should be, stand straight and have someone measure you from where you will attach it to where you want the longest tier to fall. This will give you an idea of the length of veil you are looking for.
The shorter veils are typically between 18 and 50 inches long and fall somewhere from shoulder to fingertip. Longer veils can range in length from the waltz veil (falling down the back to below the knee and above the floor) to the royal veil, trailing up to five or six feet behind the bride. But don’t get too caught up in veil names, as lengths can vary depending on the source. What’s important is choosing a veil that falls where you want it to. Veil length terminology you may find while shopping are listed below.
Shoulder length. This veil is sometimes called a flyaway when there are multiple layers. It is commonly around 20 inches long, but can range from 18 to 30 inches, depending on where you purchase it. The shoulder veil works well when you want to show off the back of a gown. Although this length is a bit out of favor at this writing, it is traditionally worn at informal and daytime weddings.
Elbow length. This veil generally ranges from 25 to 36 inches long and should end below a low backline but above the top of the skirt. The elbow length looks good with gowns with no train or those with a full skirt.
Fingertip or wrist length veils. These veils range in length from 36 to 50 inches, depending upon where they are designed to fall, and are versatile, as they can be worn with both short and long gowns.
Knee, waltz or ballet length veil. These veils fall somewhere between the knee and ankle, with knee length generally 45 inches. The waltz or ballet length is usually 54 to 60 inches long and falls between the calf and ankle.
Chapel or floor length veil. This veil reaches the floor and may fall six inches or more past the train. It is usually tiered and ranges from 60 to 90 inches long. It is considered a formal veil, appropriate for formal and semi-formal weddings, although some like these for beach weddings for the dramatic effect when caught in the ocean breeze.
Cathedral or royal veil. This is a dramatically formal veil, trailing up to two feet or more behind the bride. The length ranges from 96 to 132 inches or longer and looks stunning with a cathedral train gown.
While the length can be considered a style, there are a few styles based on structure-related features. You may find these when researching your veil:
Birdcage veil. This veil is very short (just long enough to frame the face) and worn alone, without additional tiers or a separate blusher. The birdcage is generally made of coarse Russian-style netting rather than typical fine-mesh veil fabrics. Most brides attach this short, circular veil to a fascinator, ornamental comb, or headband for a more decorative effect.
Blusher. Depending on the context, the blusher is either a short face veil, such as the birdcage described above, or the portion of a longer veil that covers your face during the ceremony. The length of the latter generally ranges from very short to shoulder-length or longer. Standard length is about 18-25 inches but longer blushers are also attractive.
Mantilla. This is a one-layer, circular veil with a scalloped edge, often made of lace. The mantilla is most often worn so the lace edges softly frame your face and upper body. Or, for a blusher effect, attach the center of the veil to the crown of your head so the front hangs around your face. Folded back, the veil will create two layers.
Tiered veils. A tiered veil is one with more than a single layer. Because each layer adds thickness, more tiers generally equal more volume, so choose with the overall effect in mind. While four-tier veils exist and are useful to add visual interest or balance out a relatively simple gown, double- and triple- tier veils are most common.