Happy Easter from The White Dress by the shore



Wishing you love and happiness in this splendid new season!

Check in with our EVENTS PAGE to see all we have coming up in the boutique!


Photography & Styling: Beth Champan

Gown: Hayley Paige

Accessories: Haute Bride

Model: Shana (our assistant manager)

Bunny Model: ‘Charlie’ (owned by Shana)


Picture of the Week


We may have a had a bit of winter weather earlier this week but this morning the sun is shinning and it feels like spring has finally sprung! We chose this image as Picture of the Week’ to celebrate the new season- stylist and boutique owner, Beth Champan choose, to pair this gorgeous custom tulle skirt with a teal sparkly shell from Tova’s Vintage shop to create a look that truly says ‘Spring’!

To see more from this shoot, click here or pick up a copy of Southern New England Weddings today!


Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Shoot Design: Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore
Location: The Cottage House at Lord Thompson Manor
Makeup: d.d. nickel makeup studio
Hair: Catie Bane


xoxo, TWD

Spring 2015 Bridal Market Recap


We just returned from Bridal Fashion Week in New York.  Overall, the collections were feminine and beautiful with soft, romantic details.  The Spring 2015 collections are all about options!  It is a wonderful time to be a bride!  Whether your look is demure and romantic, or sophisticated and sexy, there are beautiful options for you!


Last season the illusion neckline emerged as the neckline of the season.  This trend continues for Spring 2015, but in an even more dramatic way.  Many designers were showing skin toned illusion with lace that visually appeared as if the lace was crawling up the neckline or down the back.


Romona Keveza image provided by WWD 

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Kenneth Pool via Instagram


Rivini  image via WWD


There were two extremes on the runway…either demure or sexy!  High lace necks and long and ¾ length sleeves graced several runways.


Marchesa image provided by WWD


Monique Lhuiller image provided by WWD


Marchesa image provided by WWD


 Carolina Herrera image provided by WWD


It is all about “taking the plunge” for Spring 2015!   Plunging front AND back necklines were shown on the runways.  These silhouettes are not for everyone- especially anyone with larger than a B cup.  But, they sure are pretty!

amsale-spring-2015Amsale via Instagram

ivy-aster-bridal-spring-2015 Ivy & Aster image by Beth Chapman

hayley-paige-spring-2015-bridal-marketHayley Paige image by Beth Chapman

A much more universal/subtle version of this trend:

FAITH bridal gown by Modern TrousseauModern Trousseau 

The sheer panels under the arm of this Anne Barge gown is a subtle way to interpret this very bare trend:


 Anne Barge image by Beth Chapman

mix-matchConvertible dresses continued for the Spring season.  Brides can get two looks in one by wearing an overskirt for the ceremony and then removing it for the reception to reveal a sleek sophisticated gown or a flirty short sheath.

This tulle overskirt can be removed to reveal a lace fit to flare gown for your reception:

romona-keveza-legends-spring-2015Legends by Romona Kevza image via The Knot

Hayley Paige introduced a capsule collection called ‘Love Poets Society’.  This collection of 3 short dresses and 3 overskirts  are all interchangeable to create different looks!

hayley-paige-poets-societyHayley Paige image by Beth Chapman

Below is one of my favorite combinations!

hayley-paige-comboHayley Paige image by Beth Chapman


The fabric of the Spring 2015 season is tulle.  It graced virtually every runway in a variety of silhouettes.

augusta-jones-spring-2015Augusta Jones image provided by The Knot

theia-spring-2015Theia White image provided by WWD

Textural lace was also present on several runways.

naeem-khan-spring-2015 Naeem Khan image provided by WWD

EDIE bridal gown by Modern TrousseauModern Trousseau

VERA bridal gown by Modern TrousseauModern Trousseau


We are starting to see the trend move away from lace.  Several designers showed completely clean, very sophisticated silhouettes.

monique-clean-spring-2015Monique Lhullier image provided by WWD

amsale-spring-2014-cleanAmsale image provided by WWD

amsale-nouvelle-spring-2015Nouvelle by Amsale image by Beth Chapman

romona-keveza-spring-2015Romona Keveza image provided by The Knot


Blush Pink continued as the color of the season.  Monique Lhullier made a statement however by showing several gowns in hues of blue.

romonakevezaLegends by Romona Keveza image provided by WWD

monique-blue-spring-2014Monique Lhullier image provided by WWD

monique-blue-2-spring-2015Monique Lhuillier image provided by WWD


The dresses below don’t fall into any one category above, except they are fabulous and unique and were standouts for the season!

The beading of this Theia gown was show- stopping.  This would also be incredible with a  tulle skirt over it for the ceremony!

theia-spring-2015-beadingTheia image  by Beth Chapman

This angora sweater dress from Ivy & Aster stopped us in our tracks!  How incredible would this gown be for a winter wedding?  It was absolutely swoon-worthy!

ivy-aster-sweater-dress-spring-2015Ivy & Aster image by Beth Chapman

 I just about fell off my chair when I saw this darling lace romper from Watters. It comes in ivory or black and can be lined in different hues.

watters-romper-spring-2015Encore by Watters image by Beth Chapman

I adored this very elegant subtly beaded gown by Anne Barge.  It was classic, yet modern at the same time!

anne-barge-ballskirt-beaded-spring-2015Anne Barge image by Beth Chapman

I am a sucker for a bow!  This Modern Trousseau silk Mikado gown with lace bodice had a detachable train with gorgeous architectural bow.

modern-trousseau-bow-spring-2015Modern Trousseau image by Beth Chapman

Stay tuned to the blog for trends for bridesmaids, shots from the meet and greet party for The White Dress in Color at Henri Bendel and for pictures of our staff with our favorite designers!


 xoxo, TWD


April 24-26: Modern Trousseau Runway Reveal Trunk Show


Click HERE to preview the new collection before you book!

xoxo, TWD

Picture of the Week



We are over the moon about our Haute Bride Trunk Show which starts today! This Picture of the Week highlights the versatility of Haute Brides’ collection, normally described as clean and modern, this image (which was captured in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico) shows off the golden hued vintage pieces from this California based designer. Whether you’re looking for ultra modern glam or a more vintage look, ring us to attended our trunk show running today through Saturday and recrive 10% off of your first Haute Bride piece and 15% off additional items of equal or lesser value.

And for even more fun, follow this link to find out about a special collaboration with Jennie Fresa’s hair team for accessories appointments made on Saturday, the 12th.

Stay tuned next week as more images from this tropical shoot hit the blog!

Credit Reel:

Photographer:  Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Styling: Beth Chapman

Location: Aldea Corazon

Makeup Artist: d.d.Nickel makeup studio

Gown: David Fielden

Jewelry:Haute Bride

Event Planner: Jubilee Events

xoxo, TWD

New Arrivals From Lula Kate Bridesmaids!

We are so excited to welcome our new arrivals from Lula Kate Bridesmaids! If you love preppy, nautical, or classic style then you will adore our newest maids designer! The styles below are a few of our favorites, take a peek and then ring us for an appointment! 860.669.4596

Order before the 15th of May to receive a 10% discount- click here for details!




xoxo, TWD

Haute Bride + Complimentary Hair Trial = Accessories Bliss


Photo credit: carla ten eyck

Spring is in the air which means it’s the perfect time to accessorize for your summer or fall wedding!  An extended version of the accessories from our Haute Bride  collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, headpieces  make the perfect accompaniment to a timeless and elegant gown. Don’t forget, this trunk show provides you the opportunity to receive 10% off of your first Haute Bride purchase and 15% off additional pieces of equal or lesser value!

To make things even better, experience a true treat with complimentary 15 minute mini hair trials on Saturday the 12th from our lovely next door neighbor, Jennie Fresa.  These appointments will take place every ½ hour from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm and our Haute Bride appointments will be on the hour so that you may have your hair in perfect placement while shopping for your adornments (trust us, it makes a world of difference).

Ring us to book your appointment at the boutique (860.669.4596) and be sure to schedule your mini hair trial at this link as they are first come, first served with limited availability!

Every bride who signs up for a mini hair trial will be entered into a drawing to win a full hair trial (1 hour in length and $75 value) from Jennie Fresa!

We will see you there!

xoxo, TWD

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