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Fall 2017 Bridal Trends from New York Bridal Fashion Week

We just returned from New York Bridal Fashion Week and below are our favorite Fall 2017 bridal trends:

Billowy Sleeves

We have seen sleeves for several seasons, but this season the trend was all about the bloussant sleeve with a little more fullness. We love when a classic stands out as a trend!


Hayley Paige, image: Jessica Haley


Rivini, image: Jessica Haley


Dany Mizrachi, image: Jessica Haley

Flowy Silhouettes

Soft is in!  Many designers showed soft flowy skirts, mostly paired with a lace or delicately beaded bodice.


Hayley Paige, image: Beth Chapman iphone


Anne Barge, image: Jessica Haley


Necklines have taken the plunge. It is all about the v-neck!  We saw many versions, from classic to plunging!


Anne Barge, image: WWD


Alon Livne, image: Jessica Haley

Something Blue

Blue is the new blush.  Several designers showed blue gowns on their runway.


Ines Di Santo, image: Beth Chapman iphone


Francesca Miranda, image: Jessica Haley


Kate McDonald Bridal, image: Beth Chapman iphone

High Necks & Long Sleeves

A recurring silhouette across many collections was a high neck, long sleeve lace bodice. This was often created by a jacket that could be removed for the reception to reveal a sleeveless silhouette.


Ivy & Aster, image: Beth Chapman iphone

Carolina Herrera Bridal Fall 2017

Carolina Herrera, image: WWD


Legends Romona Keveza, image: Beth Chapman iphone

Two extremes:  Intricately detailed  or Clean & simple

We saw two extremes this season, and often in the same collection!  Either clean and simple, or intricately detailed with embroidery or floral appliqués.  We adored both!  We love that brides have so many options.


Ines Di Santo, image: Jessica Haley


Anne Barge, image: Beth Chapman iphone


Jenny Yoo, image: Beth Chapman iphone


Pronovias, image: Jessica Haley

Bridal Capes

This trend started last season and continued into this one.  We love the bridal cape.  We view it as a modern alternative to the long veil.  And who wouldn’t love to wear a cape?!


Pronovias, image: Jessica Haley


Ines Di Santo, image: Beth Chapman iphone


Berta, image: Jessica Haley


Stay tuned to the blog to get a sneak peek at the gowns that we already have in store that represent these trends!

xoxo, TWD

Spring 2017 Trends already at the boutique!

We just returned from New York Bridal Market and uncovered some fabulous new trends!  We wanted to share with you some of the hottest trends that we already have in stock at the boutique!

Plunging necklines


Anne Barge, Langham

Hayley Paige, Hayley


Ivy & Aster, Secret Garden

Texture & Appliques


Ivy & Aster, Argonne


Anne Barge, Versailles 

Clean silhouettes

theia daria

Theia, ‘Daria’


Legends by Romona Keveza‘Bette Davis’

Halston and Ella sash

Amy Kuschel, Halston’

Detachable skirts


Jenny Yoo, London gown with London detachable skirt


Legends Romona Keveza L6138 ballskirt and L6139 gown

Watercolor florals (for maids and brides!)

ivy-and-aster-love in bloom

Ivy & Aster, Love in Bloom


Jenny Yoo, Maia


 Jenny Yoo, Nyla


 Jenny Yoo, Arabella printed skirt

Separates (for brides & maids!)


Theia, Poppy crop top & Marlena skirt


Jenny Yoo, Ellie Top


 Jenny Yoo, Perla sweater 


lucy skirt-jenny-yoo

 Jenny Yoo, Lucy printed skirt & Paisley sweater


Ring us at 860.669.4596 or request an appointment here to give these trends a try!


xoxo, TWD

Spring 2017 Bridal Trends

We just returned from New York Bridal Market and are excited about the Spring 2017 Bridal Trends!  Following are some of the standouts!

Something Blue:

For several seasons, Blush has been the key color.  This season, soft blue emerged as a color trend in bridal.  It is certainly an easy way to incorporate your ‘something blue’.


Angel Sanchez


Hayley Paige


Sleeves are in!  Long sleeves graced virtually every runway.  Spring and summer brides can still embrace this trend, as long as the weight of the fabrication is taken into consideration.


Anne Barge


Legends Romona Keveza


Several designers showed clean and sophisticated trouser looks. We adore this look for a modern bride, a rehearsal dinner look, or even for mother of the occasion!

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2017

Carolina Herrera 


Lela Rose 

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2017

Monique Lhuillier 

Plunging Necklines:

Designers once again took the plunge this season with necklines! We saw this trend incorporated in everything from ballgowns to fitted silhouettes.


Legends Romona Keveza 

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2017


Floral Appliques & Jacquards:

Lace is becoming less prominent on the runways and instead we are seeing other variations in textures, including floral appliqués and Jacquards.

modern trousseau

Modern Trousseau 


Hayley Paige 

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2017


Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2017

Mira Zwillinger

High Low Hems:

We are in love with this sophisticated and modern trend.  It is perfect for a less formal wedding or a flirty look for a reception!

Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2017

Anne Barge


Legends Romona Keveza

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2017

Monique Lhuillier 

Clean and simple:

One of the most refreshing trends was gowns in clean fabrications like crepe, taffeta and silk shantung.  When there is no fabric interest, designers can have more fun with design details in the gown and beautiful architectural seaming.


Carolina Herrera ccc

Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2017

Anne Barge 


Lela Rose 

Images courtesy of The Knot, Women’s Wear Daily and The White Dress Instagram 


xoxo, TWD

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

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