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We just returned from bridal market and need to make room for new inventory!  We have been having an online sample sale all week and offering 10% off the lowest price of the sample.  For one day only, this Saturday, April 25th, we will be offering an additional 15% off the lowest price of any sample wedding dress that is left!  Ring us at 860.669.4596 to reserve your appointment!  Don’t miss your chance at an amazing deal!

xoxo, TWD

April 14th – 25th: Online Sample Sale!

We are headed to Bridal Market in a couple weeks and need to make room for new inventory! From April 14th through the 25th, we are offering an additional 10% off of our already reduced sample sale gowns. Designers include: Modern Trousseau, Anne Barge, Rivini, Amsale, Nouvelle by Amsale, Amy Kuschel, Legends by Romona Keveza, Ivy & Aster, David Fielden, Augusta Jones, Jenny YooCoren Moore & Watters Encore. Click here to view the gowns. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment to view gowns, ring us at 860.669.4596. Remember, we can always ship gowns for $50!

 xoxo, TWD

April 28 – May 2: Spring ‘Get Shopping’ Sale

xoxo, TWD

Modern Trousseau: {Trunk Show and Profile of a Connecticut Based Designer}

Modern Trousseau designer, Callie, and The White Dress by the shore owner, Beth Chapman.

We are thrilled to be first store to ever carry the Modern Trousseau brand.  The line, which  epitomizes classic elegance, was launched in our boutique 9 years ago.  We adore everything about it, but most importantly, the fact that it is designed and manufactured here, in our home state. Read on for more background information on this fabulous designer.


Callie has been in love with fashion since her days as a young girl growing up in Melbourne, Australia. Her favorite game of dress-up involved pulling out her Mum’s sixties- and seventies-era evening clothes, and modeling her favorite ensembles. She has marked important or special events in her life through the evolution of her wardrobe — from her first pair of high heels, her first ballgown, prom dress, and — of course — her wedding gown.

An appreciation for the impact fashion makes on our lives inspired Callie to study Fashion Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. And she loved every minute of her time there. Upon graduation, she honed her design skills in women’s and children’s wear for various Australian companies, eventually landing her a position designing wedding gowns. Callie discovered she had a special talent for creating memorable gowns, and fell in love with bridal design.

Modern Trousseau’s couture designs are the ultimate in creativity and construction. Callie loves the luxury of working with fine French and Italian laces, imported silks, and delicate beadwork, and takes great care in selecting the fabrics that bring her 2-dimensional sketches to life. When the perfect fabric cannot be located, Callie will design the intricate lace patterns and unique beadwork for production in the finest ateliers.

Nothing less than perfect is the standard Callie Tein sets for the Modern Trousseau line of bridal gowns and mother of the occasion dresses.  This originates from her belief that one’s wedding day is one of the most special days of a woman’s life, and the bride should remember herself looking and feeling gorgeous. Ultimately, a Modern Trousseau gown by Callie Tein is a one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art created to mark that very special moment when a woman becomes a bride.

Take a look inside the design studio and fitting rooms at Modern Trousseau, these images were shot by our bride and talented photographer, Christine Paluf. It is so wonderful to know that your gown has come from a local space full of people with enormous talent and who love what they do. We love that these images evoke that sense of love and highlight the craftsmanship and attention to detail that each gown receives.


We are honored to be hosting a trunk show featuring Modern Trousseau’s bridal and mother of the occasion collections from Thursday, April 9th – Saturday, April 11th.  Designer Callie Tein will be on hand on Saturday to work with you to create the perfect wedding day to look to suit your figure and your personal style.  She will bringing gowns from her 2016 that won’t be launched until bridal market the following weekend!  (what a treat)  A 10% discount will be granted on any Modern Trousseau purchase made during this exclusive event!


Because Modern Trousseau is right in our own backyard, our clients are able to take advantage of a very special process in which your gown can be custom fit to you by the designer.  This video shows the process of one of our brides taking advantage of this incredible experience.  Come visit us at the trunk show and we can explain the muslin process in more detail.

Ring us at 860.669.4596 to book an appointment for this spectacular event.


xoxo, TWD

April 9 – 11: Modern Trousseau Runway Preview Trunk Show


xoxo, TWD

Save on Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Lace Dresses!


Short, long, strapless, cap sleeves, bateau, metallic…Jenny Yoo is offering $20 off all LACE bridesmaid styles until April 27th! To schedule an appointment at Chic by the Shore, our bridesmaids atelier, ring us at 860.669.4596 or email

xoxo, TWD

Save on LulaKate Faille Bridesmaids Dresses!


Spring is here and LulaKate is offering an amazing 20% off their faille bridesmaids dresses during the month of April! To schedule an appointment at Chic by the Shore, our bridesmaids atelier, ring us at 860.669.4596 or email

xoxo, TWD

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