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As an extension of our “Ask the Experts” blog series, we have created a new blog category called “Ask Beth”. The White Dress by the shore owner and stylist, Beth Chapman will answer any wedding fashion related questions you may have.
For our third installment of this series we choose to answer a question that is quite common amongst the modern bride relating to choosing between two shapes of gowns.
I can’t decide between a classic A-Line style (that I know my family will love) and a sleeker fit to flare style (that I know my fiancé will adore), which one should I choose?! Thank you for your help! -Lauren”
Here is Beth’s response:
Why not wear both!? Now, I don’t necessarily mean choosing two separate gowns, but rather utilizing the addition of a detachable tulle skirt. Below we have paired a handful of beautiful fitted styles from Connecticut based designer, Modern Trousseau with the separate tulle skirt from the same designer. With the addition of the skirt, the look is totally transformed. As the skirt is tulle, it pairs beautifully with so many different fabrications. Whether you want lace, beading or another interesting texture, this simple addition makes your look only that much more stunning. You get the best of both worlds- a beautiful and classic A-line to wear at the ceremony to please your family and a sophisticated fit-to-flare style for the reception to WOW your husband, all without having to change out of your wedding gown!
Gowns included are as followed: Sage, Pia, Finnley, Edden, Dove, Demi from Modern Trousseau
The French word, “couture” has become synonymous with luxury, particularly in the wedding industry. The real meaning of couture is, “the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.” We are fortunate to have a true couturier, Modern Trousseau , right here in Connecticut.
We were honored to be the first boutique to ever carry the Modern Trousseau label and to be the exclusive retailer of the designer in Connecticut. Modern Trousseau provides our clients a true couture experience. As they are local, our clients (both brides and mothers) are able to work with designer, Callie Tein and her head pattern maker to create a custom, couture gown to fit their body. The video below, by our friend, Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema, captures the entire process of one of our brides experiencing the process of having a custom gown made for her. To see the final product, click here to enjoy Mandy’s wedding photos by Carla Ten Eyck.
To experience true couture for yourself, join us for our Modern Trousseau trunk show this Thursday – Sunday. Callie Tein will be on hand Saturday, as we celebrate her bridal collection and Sunday, as we sip tea and enjoy her eveningwear collection for Mothers of the Occasion. Trunk show hours are: Thursday 12 -8, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 10-2. Ring us at 860.669.4596 to secure one of these coveted appointments.
In case you haven’t noticed, we are giddy about our Rivini Bridal Trunk Show that runs Thursday February 21st – Saturday the 23rd. Canadian based designer, Rita Viniera is one of the hottest designers in the industry at the moment, and we are honored to carry her collection of couture wedding dresses.
Below are a few of our favorite gowns from the latest collection that will grace us with their presence this weekend. All Rivini purchases will be discounted by 10% during the trunk show. If you are lucky enough to get a Saturday appointment, you will have the opportunity to meet the uber fabulous, James Brown, the head of sales for Rivini. James will be on hand to customize your gown and assist you in completing your look for your big day.
Give us a ring at 860.669.4596 to reserve your spot for this exclusive trunk show. Please note, these are couture gowns and retail prices before discount start around $5000.
We know you haven’t forgotten about our Amsale Bridal Trunk Show which begins this Thursday. But, just to jog your memory, we wanted to remind you about what makes Amsale so great! This event is not to be missed! Not only because you have the opportunity to receive a 10% discount on your couture Amsale gown, but because you also get to try on dresses from the latest Fall 2013 bridal collection. Designer, Amsale Aberra’s inspiration for these gowns was the city that she calls home, New York. Each creation is named after a NYC neighborhood or landmark and we think each truly conveys the feeling of their namesake! Greenwich is a little edgy, Plaza is ultra-elegant and Chrysler simply shines. Take a look for yourself and see what you think! There is a gown in this collection for every bride! Ring us to schedule your trunk show appointment at 860.669.4596. But hurry, we are booking quickly!
We just received word that Modern Trousseau designer, Callie Tein, will be bringing some never before seen gowns from her latest collection to our trunk show running this Thursday, October 4th through Saturday, October 6th! Try on these Fall 2013 stunners in our boutique before they have even made their way down the runway! This is an unheard of opportunity, so be sure to book your appointment now to secure a coveted spot this weekend. Not only can you view these never-before-seen beauties, but you also have the chance to customize your look with the designer and receive 10% off your Modern Trousseau purchase. Ring us at 860.669.4596.
The icing on the cake? The White Dress by the shore and Modern Trousseau will be donating a percentage of October’s gown sales to breast cancer research.
And just in case you needed any more of a push to pick up the phone, check out this sneek preview of one of the yet-to-be-unveiled designs. Meet ‘Sheridan’, a fully textured ball gown that looks utterly beautiful- we can’t wait to see it in person.
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 6 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 TEIN | 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, October 4th through Saturday the 6th. Designer Callie Tein will be on hand on Friday and Saturday to work with you to create the perfect wedding day to look to suit your figure and your personal style. 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.
Join us September 20th through 22nd for this not to be missed-trunk-show for the timeless and elegant bride. Be the first to try on the latest Spring 2013 collection from Amsale’s bridal and little white dress collections. Give us a ring at 860.669.4596 to schedule your appointment!
A 10% discount will be granted on any Amsale purchase made during this exclusive event.
If you love Amsale as much as we do, be sure to check out this post that describes our team’s visit to the Amsale design studio last spring. We were thrilled to have lunch with designer, Amsale Aberra herself and to get a sneak peek at her 2013 collection before it hit the runway!