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FashionBride’s Dress Checklist – What to Wear for Every Occasion!

Being a bride-to-be is one of the most amazing experiences a girl can go through – and also one of the most stressful! From seating arrangement charts and minor decor details, to all the outfits you need to put together from engagement party to the big day, it can be a lot to keep track of! That’s why we’ve created this easy bride’s dress checklist to help you navigate through what you’ll need, and what type of frock is fitting for each occasion!

Engagement Photos – Engagement photo outfits tend to be on the more casual side, but it’s important to choose something that is simple and figure-flattering, yet polished. Prints aren’t recommend for they tend to distract from the beautiful romance your photographer is trying to capture! The right shoes, hair, and accessories can make a cute skater dress or simple LBD really pop! Check out our Like You Do Coral Pink DressHeaven’s Adore Light Blue Backless Dress, Home Before Daylight Red Dress, or Share the Love Black Dress for some fun options!

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Engagement Party – The engagement party is the start of many celebrations, so kick it off with something fun and flirty with a chic party vibe! From a fit and flare silhouette to a lacy bodycon, you’ll be sure to look darling with cute numbers like our Flirting with Danger Cutout Ivory DressBB Dakota Princeton Ivory Lace Dress Angel Eyes White Lace Dress, or Cameo Daydreaming Black and Ivory Print Dress!

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Bridal Shower – A sweet, semi-casual, and feminine frock is fitting for the bridal shower! Shorter lengths, flowy materials, and lacy numbers add a ladylike element! Opt for a figure-flattering skater silhouette like our Hot Off the Precious Ivory Dress, or Angelic Arrival Ivory Lace Dress, or our  Shifting Dears Ivory Long Sleeve Dress or Perfect Situation Ivory Long Sleeve Shift Dress for a sweet shift shape!

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Bachelorette Party – Something sultry, fun, and easy to dance in! After all, it’s going to be a wild night with the girls. Try a curve-hugging bodycon or a flirty peplum like our Renaissance Court Lace Ivory DressForeign Film Ivory DressShoot to Score Ivory Dress, or Charm and Lace Ivory Lace Dress, !

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Rehearsal Dinner – With friends and family both in attendance you’ll need a dress that is both elegant, demure, and classic, yet totally chic! Choose a dress that has features like a high neck, long sleeves, or a modest midi-length, but that also brings a bombshell bodycon shape that shows off your figure! Our Top Notch Ivory Midi DressSleeve to Chance Ivory Long Sleeve DressAmong the Stars Ivory Lace Midi Dress, or We Built This Midi Ivory Midi Dress all fit the bill!

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Reception (Or alternative wedding dress) – An extravagant wedding gown for pictures and the ceremony makes perfect sense,  but wearing something restricting, heavy, and uncomfortable for 6+ hours isn’t going to make for a very happy bride. Elegantly float from guest to guest by changing into something light, flowy, and ethereal, or dance the night away in a structured fit and flare silhouette! Try our Make Way for Wonderful Ivory Lace Maxi DressSnowy Meadow Crocheted Ivory Maxi DressKeepsake Divide Ivory Strapless Skater Dress, or Cameo Breaking Hearts Ivory Halter Dress.

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Day-After Brunch – You and your hubby will want to catch a little extra snooze time (and cuddles) in the morning, but also get a tasty meal after such a big day! Brunch with champagne mimosas should definitely be on the agenda for the day-after!  Show off your just-wedded style in one of these romantic dresses: the Wrap-phrodisiac Ivory Dress, Pleased and Thank You Strapless Ivory DressParade Wave Ivory Dress, or Keepsake High Roads Ivory Lace Halter Dress

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Honeymoon Dress – Going somewhere tropical? Think long and flowy maxis like our Ladakh One Love Black Lace Maxi Dress, The Fifth Label Adore You Black Tropical Print Maxi DressTie it Out Ivory and Black Tie-Dye Maxi Dress, or Marl I Will, Marl I Won’t Black Striped Maxi Dress!

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Are you a bride-to-be? Planning on wearing LuLu*s to one (or all!) of your wedding functions? Be sure to upload a photo to Instagram and hashtag #lovelulus for a chance to win a $100 shopping spree to LuLu*s and to be featured on our Instagram!

DIYThe Bradshaw Cocktail Recipe

Named after the beloved show Sex and the City, the Bradshaw cocktail is equal parts sweet and sassy, and all parts sophisticated! Passion fruit liqueur is to thank for this drink’s candy color and flavor, while fresh squeezed lime juice adds just the right amount of zest and complements the citrus undertones in the silver tequila. This simple-yet-feminine cocktail will have you and your girlfriends gossiping for hours!

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Bradshaw Cocktail

Ingredients:

-2 oz Silver Tequila

-1 oz X-Rated Passion Fruit Liqueur

-1 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice

-1/2 oz Simple Syrup

-Lime slices

-Granulated sugar evenly poured onto a plate or saucer

 

Directions:

-Cut a half inch slit into a lime wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass.

-Turn the glass upside down and dip it into the sugar, slowly twisting the glass to ensure even coverage across the rim. Gently shake off excess sugar.

-Add all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well.

-Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

-Best served with your girlfriends over your favorite episode of Sex and the City!

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Which episodes do you plan on watching?

ContestsLuLu*s Party Perfect Contest Winner

‘Tis the season of giving, and we’re excited to announce that we’re giving away a $500 LuLu*s shopping spree to one of our amazing entrants who entered the #luluspartyperfect contest on Instagram! We loved looking at every single one of your glam and gorgeous holiday looks!

 

Annnnnnd the grand prize winner is …. @mopho05! Congratulations! We’re simply smitten with this gorgeous photo and your lovely sequin dress! Get this darling look by shopping our Sequin Shop!

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❤ Looking for another chance to #WIN? Stay tuned for another awesome giveaway coming up next month! XO 

 

 

DIYDIY Gold Dot Champagne Flutes

Whether you’re throwing a swank holiday soiree or looking for easy and unique gifts for your friends and family this season, these chic DIY gold dot champagne flutes are sure to awe! Serve up some sparkling apple crisp cocktails in these bubbly flutes, paired with our favorite bacon wrapped dates appetizer, and your party will be the talk of the town for years to come! Since you can use any household nail polish, the color combinations are totally endless!

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Materials:

-Set of champagne flutes

-Metallic gold or silver nail polish

-Pointed Q-tips (can be found at your local drug store)

-Disposable tray

 

Directions:

1. Shake your nail polish well, then pour a nickel-sized circle of polish into the tray

2. Dip the Q-tip into the nail polish and start to add dots to the bottom of the champagne flute, spacing the dots out more as you reach the top of the glass

3. Let the polish dry and gently hand wash the flutes before serving bubbly in them!

 

*Tip: We recommend only pouring out enough polish for one glass at a time as the polish will get dry and tacky, making your dots uneven!

 

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Note: Be sure to gently hand wash these only!

GeneralSite to See: Drinkify

Whether the drink suggestion site Drinkify is actually better for it’s mixology or it’s wit, it’s hard to tell … but we’re obsessed! How does it work? Simple! Just type in your favorite musical artist, and Drinkify will present you with the appropriate libation. Whether you’re actually concocting these magic mixtures or just having fun, this site is a must-see, and a clever app to play with when you’re hanging out with the family this holiday! (I wonder what mom’s John Denver obsession will turn up!)

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(images courtesy of Drinkify.com)