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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.


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Hayley Paige image: Instagram


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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

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Marchesa Bridal Spring 2015

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Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

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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


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Theia image: Instagram

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

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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


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Naeem Khan Bridal Show

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Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

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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


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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 

Incorporating Color Into Your Wedding

Last week owner, Beth Chapman had the pleasure of participating in a Google + chat on incorporating color into your wedding.  Beth was joined by celebrity event planner, Colin Cowie, floral designer, Karen Tran, and the discussion was moderated by founder of From I Will to I Do, editor, Anne Chertoff.

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Below are Beth’s thoughts on incorporating color into your wedding:

I love color! Different colors evoke different emotions and the colors that you choose will set the tone for your entire wedding.  One of the first steps in planning your wedding should be setting the color palate, as this will have an effect on all other aspects of your wedding- from the invitations, to the flowers, to the fashion.

In terms of incorporating color into your wedding attire, for the bride, I say less color is more.  There is a current trend toward color wedding dresses.  If you plan to wear a colored gown, I recommend that you opt for a very pale hue that is just a hint of color.   Accessories are also a great way to incorporate color into your wedding day attire without overdoing it.

The place to make a statement with color is with your bridesmaids!  I also love the idea of using your reception dress as a way to make a statement with color.

To hear more about Beth’s recommendations on incorporating color into your wedding day attire, click on the video below.

xoxo, TWD

Spring 2015 Bridal Market Trends already at The White Dress by the shore

Now that a few weeks have passed after Spring 2015 Bridal Market and we have had a chance to absorb the trends, we got to thinking, “Wait a minute…”, “We already have many of next seasons hottest looks in store now!”

Take a peek at the Spring 2015 Trends post HERE and then look below at the wonderful gowns we have waiting for you to try on now so that you may be on the forefront of bridal fashion on your big day!



We love these looks from Amy Kuschel and Augusta Jones! An illusion neckline is a great way to achieve support but still show off your décolletage on your wedding day!  twd-scroll-break-forblog



David Fielden’s ‘Isis’ and ‘Doris Day’ from Romona Keveza Legends are both swiss dot gowns but they have a completely different feel- go a little bit sexy with ‘Isis’ or achieve a classic look with ‘Doris Day’. You can create a sexy & demure look in the same gown by wearing an sheer long sleeve like that of ‘Gwendolyn’.twd-scroll-break-forblog



Anne Barge ‘Chatham’ is two gowns in one, a sweet shorty and a grand ball gown- this option one of the most popular trends on the Spring 2015 runway! Modern Trousseau offers even more customization with their front slit tulle skirt, put this creation over any gown for a custom, one-of-a-kind look! twd-scroll-break-forblog


Clean and classic was all over the Spring 2015 Runways. With lace dominating for the last few years, it was quite refreshing to the see the reemergence of these sophisticated silhouettes. We can’t get enough of the gowns above from Modern Trousseau, Augusta Jones and Amsale.



Color is a growing trend on the bridal runways and we love our selection of colorful hued gowns, including these from Anne Barge, Modern Trousseau and Hayley Paige (coming soon!). 




Alternatives to traditional lace patterns also graced the 2015 Spring runways. Jacquard prints, stripes, pattern, texture, unique laces- you name it! Above are a variety of one-of-a-kind fabrications already in the boutique from Anne Barge, Hayley Paige, Theia and Modern Trousseau.

twd-scroll-break-forblogjpfThe Spring 2015 Runways were unarguably fashion forward, as are the statement-making gowns above! We love these fabulous gowns from Hayley Paige, Modern Trousseau, Jenny Yoo and Kirribilla.

To try on these trends (and more) ring us at 860.669.4596 to book your appointment!

xoxo, TWD





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