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New York Bridal Market Recap: Fall 2016 Bridesmaids Trends

We were thrilled at the assortment of bridesmaid trends seen at New York Bridal Market! Below is a recap of the Fall 2016 bridesmaids trends from stylist, and owner, Beth Chapman:




You have always heard that you can wear your bridesmaid dress again, but with this trend, you truly can!  These stunning beaded dresses from Donna Morgan are red carpet worthy but we are also in love with them for the white aisle! 


Donna Morgan





The hot trend for maids is separates!  The options are endless! These mix and match styles create versatility for all body types and TRULY allow you to recycle the look!  



Donna Morgan


Jenny Yoo






One of my favorite maids collection this market was Jenny Yoo!  I just adore these soft romantic florals.  The watercolor hues were perfect on all skin types and I love  them mixed with the precious sweaters that Jenny designed!





Jenny Yoo




My latest obsession is all white weddings.  There is something so romantic about it.  Several designers offered gorgeous options in shades of white.  My favorite look is when each maid is in a different white dress! 



Jenny Yoo



Like what you see and want to incorporate these trends into your bridal party? Many of the above pieces will be arriving at TWD over the next 3 months, but check in with our upcoming events & trunk shows, as you may be able to get a sneak peak during those times! 860.669.4596

xoxo, TWD

Trend Recap: New York Spring 2016 Bridal Market

We just returned from Bridal Market in New York and we’re in love with all of the current trends. Below is a recap of the Fall 2016 Bridal Market trends from stylist, and owner, Beth Chapman:

It is such an amazing time to be a bride!  There are options for all body types, venues and personal styles.  Below are the trends and some of my favorite gowns.  Look for the * gowns, as those are the ones that will be coming to The White Dress this Spring!





The off the shoulder neckline is one of my favorites! A great alternative to strapless – it is feminine and shows off the decolletage.

* Lela Rose image via The Knot 

anne barge

*Anne Barge image via The Knot 


*Theia image via The Knot 

plunging front necklines




Last season was all about the plunging back. This season is all about taking the plunge to the front!

lela rose fall 2016

*Lela Rose via The Knot

anne barge fall 2016

*Anne Barge via The Knot

reem acra

*Reem Acra via The Knot

Rivini Image via The Knot


We have seen a shift from traditional lace towards more textural fabrics. From embroidery, to appliqués, to beaded laces, this trend is ultra feminine!

lian carlo

*Lian Carlo image via The Knot

hayley hayley paige

*Hayley Paige image via The Knot (This is the designer’s namesake gown – she wore this for her own ceremony this past July!)

Hayley paige fall 2016

*Hayley Paige image via The Knot (she wore this for her reception!)

alon levine

Alon Levine image via The Knot


Berta image via The Knot

*Lela Rose  image via The Knot

floral wedding dresses




The floral wedding dress trend started last season and continues into this one. Romantic watercolor and bold florals graced many runways in New York! 

jenny yoo floral

*Jenny Yoo image via The Knot

romona keveza hydrangea floral

*Romona Keveza image via The Knot

hayley paige floral

*Hayley Paige image via The Knot (Hayley wore a cropped version of this gown for a second garden ceremony!)

lazaro floral

Lazaro image via The Knot 

jenny yoo floral 2

*Jenny Yoo image via The Knot 


Modern Trousseau, photo: Adrian Broom





In addition to elaborate embroideries and large scale florals, many designers also went very clean and simple in their silhouette.  Luxurious crepe fabrics were represented in many collections. This clean and modern aesthetic looked fresh and new!

jenny yoo minimalistic

*Jenny Yoo via The Knot

oscar de la renta minimal

*Oscar de La Renta via The Knot

vera wang minimal

*Vera Wang via The Knot

Halston and Ella sash_2

*Amy Kuschel via the Knot

corset bodices




The hot bodice trend this season is the corseted bodice.  It is a feminine lingerie inspired detail.

jenny yoo corseted

*Jenny Yoo via The Knot 

carolina hererra

Carolina Herrera  via The Knot 

rivini fall 2016 2

 Rivini via the Knot 

detachable trains




This trend allows brides to have two looks in one.  She can have an elaborate train for her ceremony and then remove it to reveal a more sophisticated look for her reception.  It not only allows for multiple looks, but it also considerably changes the weight of her gown so it is easy to boogie down at the reception! Designer Romona Keveza’s entire Legends collection consisted of convertible gowns with either removable trains or over skirts.

berta detachable train

Berta via The Knot 

lian carlo detachable train

*Lian Carlo via The Knot


*Romona Keveza Legends 


xoxo, TWD

Spring 2016 Bridal Market Trends

We just arrived back from a whirlwind trip to New York for Spring 2016 Bridal Market. There were two words that best describe the overall feel of the collections – feminine and pretty. We are so excited about what our designers showed and the gorgeous options that will be arriving in the boutique later this summer! Long sleeves and ball skirts carried over from last season, and several new and exciting trends emerged.

Below is a recap of the top trends from Spring 2016 Bridal Market:


Last season, it was all about the bare, dramatic, plunging backs. This season, the options were a bit more demure with sheer skin-colored illusion backs and backs with unique feminine details.


Romona Keveza image: Instagram


Monique Lhuillier image: Instagram


Modern Trousseau image: Instagram


Modern Trousseau image: Instagram


Hayley Paige image: Instagram


Hayley Paige image: Instagram


Anne Barge image: Instagram


Floral details and textures were the belle of the ball this bridal market. They graced virtually every runway. These textural options are a wonderful alternative to the traditional lace gowns that we have been seeing for so many seasons.


Hayley Paige image: Instagram

Austin Scarlett Bridal Spring 2016

Austin Scarlett image: WWD

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2015

Marchesa image: WWD

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD


This is a trend that is certainly not for every bride, but it is an interesting option nonetheless. We personally prefer this look for a shower or rehearsal dinner versus a walk down the aisle.


Theia image: Brides


Ivy & Aster image: Instagram


Theia image: Instagram

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD


We are obsessed with this trend. We love it for both the bridal and bridesmaid categories.

Elizabeth Fillmore

Elizabeth Fillmore image: Brides


Donna Morgan image: Instagram


Donna Morgan image: Instagram


Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

Naeem Khan Bridal Show

Naeem Khan image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD


Last season, it was all about the plunging back necklines. This season, front necklines were taking the plunge!


Hayley Paige image: Instagram


Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2016

Anne Barge image: WWD

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2015

Marchesa image: WWD

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2016

Monique Lhuillier image: WWD

Leave us a comment and let us know which trend is your fave!

xoxo, Beth


As Seen In: Mass Appeal – Spring 2015 Bridal Trends

Earlier this week, TWD Owner Beth Chapman appeared on WWLP’s Mass Appeal where she highlighted Spring 2015 bridal trends.

Below is a recap of Beth’s top trends:

We are seeing two extreme trends in bridal fashion right now – very classic and very non-traditional.

The neckline of the moment is the back neckline. Designers are taking the plunge with very low, very open backs, and brides are showing a lot of skin on their wedding day! The gown in the segment by designer Augusta Jones is a little more on the conservative side, as it is has illusion .

On the more conservative side, long sleeves are back en vogue! It is wonderful to have an alternative to strapless. Kayla modeled a gown from CT based designer, Modern Trousseau. It has 3/4 sleeves and a very interesting lace patterned bodice with a romantic tulle ball over skirt.

For accessories, the trend of the season is gold and rose gold. The segment features accessories by Haute Bride. We are seeing more gold and rose gold accessories emerge as an alternative to silver. They work beautifully with all of the blush tone gowns that are being shown.

Speaking to the unconventional trend, Paige modeled an adorable lace romper from Watters. Jumpsuits and rompers have become popular in ready-to-wear and now we are seeing them make their way into bridal. The romper is a great option for a civil ceremony or as a second look for a reception!  It is also a perfect choice for wedding related events, such as a shower or the rehearsal dinner.

We can’t forget bridesmaids! We are seeing two trends for the bridal party – mismatched dresses where all of the attendants are in different dresses, as well as metallics. Metallics – particularly gold – are a predominant trend in wedding decor, and now also in maids attire. The dresses in the segment include a metallic dress from Jenny Yoo, an all over beaded dress from Adrianna Papell, and a beautiful chiffon dress with a metallic lace bodice also by Jenny Yoo. The different dresses play off each other beautifully and create such a unique story.


xoxo, TWD

{Tis the Season} Wedding Fur Rental


change furs to thisimage by Carla Ten Eyck, styling  by Beth Chapman, beauty by d.d. Nickel

As the weather turns colder, we wanted to remind you that we offer Wedding Fur Rental.  Below are the styles that are available for rent.  They are the perfect way to keep warm on a chilly fall or winter day. And they sure do look lovely in the photos.  Contact us for further rental information!

And be sure to ask us about our fur muffs for rent! 

xoxo, TWD

We’re Headed to 2015 Bridal Market

*image courtesy of Jubilee Events

It’s that time of year again! We are headed to New York for October Bridal Market where we will uncover all of the latest and greatest trends that our designers have to offer for 2015. And the best news? We will be taking you with us! Follow us closely on facebook, twitterinstagram and pinterest to stay in the loop and voice your opinion on all of the looks straight off the runway. We will be posting, tweeting and instagramming in real time from the runways from Saturday, October 11th through Monday, October 13th, so keep your social media close at hand!

Also be sure to stay tuned in after night fall as we attend Bridal Market parties put on by the likes of ‘the knot’ and the fabulous Martha Stewart Weddings team.

xoxo, TWD 

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