23 Bachelorette Party Dresses for Every Bride-to-Be
While there’s really nothing that can overshadow the classic WBD (white bachelorette dress), some bachelorette parties just call for a more innovative, personality-filled outfit. After all, it’s a party all about you, so you should be sporting the style you love best! No matter what kind of dress you’re looking for, simple, sparkly or super chic, you’re sure to love these 23 choices we’ve picked for every bride-to-be.
2. Alice + Olivia Short Sleeve Goddess Dress ($208): We had to include at least one reliable WBD. And this simple silhouette with draped detailing is sure to make you feel like a goddess.
3. Zara Low Back Dress ($40): Turn heads without breaking the bank in this orange dress from Zara. Keyhole detailing on the front and a sexy, low back keep things flirty and fun.
4. ASOS Midi Pencil Dress With Ruffle Back ($86): This sleek and sexy backless number is kicked up a notch with ruffle detailing. Perfect for a truly adult occasion.
5. French Connection Waterfront Parade Dress ($160): A crisp, winter white dress like this is seasonally versatile and all but plain. We’re totally into the lace v-neck and square hemline too.
7. Jay Godfrey Nugent Dress ($345): Stand out in the crowd with a bright red number. You’ll be the center of attention all night long.
9. Alice + Olivia Lollie Dress ($446): This is the dress you dreamed of when you were little. Rhinestones, pockets and a full skirt make it the vision of your most creative imagination.
13. Embroidered Strapless Dress ($60): Cream is a great color that flatters most skin tones and looks fab with some coordinating neutral accessories.
14. French Connection Marie Stretch Embroidered Flare Dress ($268): Keep it classy while still showing off your daring side in this LBD.
15. Alice + Olivia Hilta Beaded Dress ($898): This lace and sequin pick has a removable overlay that lets you decide just how glam you want the evening to be.
16. Club Monaco Emily Dress ($369): Jazz things up with this incredible beaded trim. And that low back is definitely going to draw some attention to your crew.
17. Alice + Olivia Devorah Bustier Mini Dress ($698): With a boned bustier for some sexy style and floral lace appliques for a bridal touch, you could totally wear this dress to the bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner.
18. ASOS Coast Paparazzi Dress ($275): If ever there was a night to feel like a princess, it’s the night of your bachelorette party. Keep things magical with a plunging v-neck and shiny gold hue, with all the sequins and tulle you can handle.
19. Tibi Cobra Jacquard Sleeveless Dress ($294): For the urban glam bride, this faux snakeskin jacquard dress features a pleated skirt and a zippered front.
20. ASOS Tall Amazing Embellished Shift Dress ($143): Hey tall girls, enjoy a low-cut frock with a variety of embellishments, all designed to fit your long-limbed needs.
21. Dorothy Perkins Wrap Over Bodycon Dress ($99): Spice up the party with hot pink fabric, an asymmetrical hem and a beaded collar. This look is ideal for cocktails and a night on the town.
22. Strappy Mini Dress ($103): This dress gives off an eye-catching vibe, with a dipping neckline, one shoulder strap and super hot open back styling. We know you’ll want to wear it again and again.
23. ASOS Frock and Frill Double Tiered Dress ($98): Tap into the flapper inside of you with some sequin embellishment and this gorgeous ’20s style.
What’s your favorite bachelorette party look? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com