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2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP’s Mass Appeal



Earlier this week, TWD owner and stylist Beth Chapman appeared on WWLP’s Mass Appeal where she highlighted top 2017 bridal and bridesmaids trends. 


Spring 2017 Bridal Trends 

This Spring is all about femininity!  Florals, feminine details and flowy fabrics are hot right now in bridal!  Below are the top bridal trends for Spring 2017: 

Flowy skirts  –   Silhouettes are getting softer for Spring and we are seeing lots of flowy skirts being shown by designers.  This gown by Anne Barge has a long sleeve lace bodice with a plunging v-neck.  Sleeves are appropriate for spring and summer, as long as the fabric weight is light enough.

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Jacquards and textured fabrics– Last season we talked about watercolor prints being a trend (and that continues). This season, designers are showing floral patterns embossed into the fabric with Jacquards and burnouts.  This one from Jenny Yoo is in a soft flowy fabric and just screams spring.  It is perfect for a garden wedding! 

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

3 dimensional textures-  Designers are taking this floral trend one step further and showing gowns with 3 dimensional flowers.  This one is from Carolina Herrera

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Textural laces –  We have seen lace for several seasons- it has really become a staple in bridal.  Designers are using more unique textured laces, like this one from Made with Love.  This lace is similar to a Guipure lace, which is a crocheted lace.  This gown has a plunging v neckline, which continues to be a hot trend. 

Capes- We have seen capes on the red carpet and now they are making their way down the white aisle. I love this as an alternative to a veil!  It is such a sophisticated and elegant look! The one below is from Augusta Jones.

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Billowy sleeves – Last season was all about the long sleeve. This season those sleeves have a little twist with the introduction of the billowy sleeve. I adore the Winnie gown from Hayley Paige – I think this type of sleeve has more of a spring-like airy feel!  Sleeves are totally appropriate for spring if they are in a lightweight fabric such as tulle or organza. 

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Spring 2017 Bridesmaid Trends 

It is a great time to be a bridesmaid.  There are so many great trends – and the best trend is not look like a bridesmaid!  It is still all about mixing different silhouettes, pattern, and textures within the same bridal party. There are some exciting silhouette trends happening for Spring 2017:

Interesting necklines-  it’s all about NON-STRAPLESS dresses! Designers are showing all kinds of interesting necklines that flatter all different body types. This one is from Theia

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Off the shoulder is currently a hot in ready to wear and we are also seeing that trend for bridesmaids.  It is a very romantic silhouette and provides coverage at the top of the arms, which most women appreciate! Below is a style from Amsale.

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Flutter sleeves-  This is a  very romantic trend an a great option for a maid who wants more arm coverage.  

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Jenny Yoo

Long sleeves–  We are seeing a lot of long sleeve gowns in bridal and the trend has also emerged for maids.  It is a very chic, sophisticated look.  It is one that would also work for a young mom!

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal


Embroidery/floral patterns–  Last season we talked a lot about prints and mixing them in a bridal party with corresponding solid colors and even lace. This season, bridesmaid designers are combing the floral trend with the trends we are seeing in bridal toward texture, and showing floral embroidery.  

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Jenny Yoo

Jumpsuits! – Again, this is a trend that we have seen evolve from every day fashion into the bridal realm.  How fun would this be to wear as a bridesmaid?!  We also love this look for the bride for all of her wedding-related events. 

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal


xoxo, TWD 


Mix & match Theia bridal separates for 2 unique looks in 1!

We have always been a huge fan of mixing & matching bridal separates to create 2 looks in 1, especially for those brides who have difficulty deciding between a full vs. more fitted style! These pieces from Theia allow a bride to wear a more traditional bridal skirt for her ceremony, and then do a lickety–split change into a more fitted, sexy number to show off her shape (and dance the night away!)

Mix & Match Theia Bridal Separates

Theia Ada top paired with Tilly skirt

Mix & Match Theia Bridal Separates

Theia Ada top paired with Ines skirt

Love this idea? Give us a ring at 860.669.4596 and let our stylist help you make the most out of your wedding day ensemble! 

xoxo, TWD 

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

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