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2018 Bridal Trends: New York fashion week recap

The trends that were revealed during New York bridal fashion week were all about classic, feminine details.  For 2018 bridal, it is on trend to be classic…and I could not be happier!  Following are some of the most predominant trends to grace the runways. 

Lady-like feminine details

There were sweet, feminine details in almost every line.  Lace, appliqués, swiss dot, and soft tulle were constants on the runway.  It is hip to be sweet for Spring 2018

Marchesa | Photo By: Jessica Haley 

Mason Hosker | Photo By: Jessica Haley

Monique L. Huillier | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Sachin Babi | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Theia | Photo by: Jessica Haley



I am such a sucker for a bow, so I was giddy to see them on many runways.  To me, bows never go out of style!  They were present on the front of gowns, on the back of gowns, on the shoulder, and even in the hair!  

Carolina Herrera

Ines de Santo | Photo By: Jessica Haley 

Peter Langner | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Sachin Babi | Photo By Jessica Haley 

Viktor Rolf | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Viktor Rolf | Via Beth Chapman

Amsale Nouvelle | Via Beth Chapman

Carolina Herrera | Via Beth Chapman 


Pearls, a bridal staple as far as I am concerned, are the detail of the moment.  They were encrusted on gowns and draped in dramatic strands across the models necks and shoulders.  

Monique L. Huillier | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Naeem Kahn | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Naeem Kahn | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Naeem Kahn | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Reem Acra | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Black Accents

Black accents were featured in many collections, even in those of the most classic designers.  Black adds a touch of drama and certainly can create amazing waist definition. I love the idea of adding a touch of black in an accessory for your evening reception! 

Carolina Herrera

Marchesa | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Peter Langner | Photo by: Jessica Haley


The flirty trend also showed up by way of feathers!  They were featured as accessories, but also incorporated into several gowns.  It was a dramatic touch on the runways and I think is fabulous for an avant garde bride or for a reception look! 

Hayley Paige | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Hayley Paige | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Mira Zwillinger | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Naeem Kahn | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Off-the shoulder 

The hot neckline of the season is off the shoulder.  We are seeing this in ready wear to wear and it has made its way into bridal as well.  This is a wonderful alternative to strapless, as it still allows you to show your décolletage. 

Marchesa | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Mira Zwillinger | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Sachin Babi | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Theia | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Theia | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Antonio Gaul | Via Beth Chapman


Carolina Herrera | Via Beth Chapman

Anne Barge | Via Beth Chapman 


One of the most exciting trends was pants!  These were reflected in jumpsuits and adorable pant ensembles.  This is trend provides amazing options for same sex couples as well as for all of the bride’s wedding related events. 

Carolina Herrera

Viktor Rolf | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Viktor Rolf  | Via Beth Chapman 

Theia | Via Beth Chapman 




Nouvelle Amsale Collection Preview

We are excited to share a preview of the New Amsale Nouvelle Collection


Crafted with couture dressmaking techniques in Amsale’s New York City atelier, 

every gown is a true reflection of the founder’s design philosophy.


Amsale is made for brides with distinctive personal style. Like its wearer,

an Amsale design makes an understated statement through the exquisite power of simplicity.


Aria Front

Aria Back 

Dillon Back 

Gayle Back

Farrah Front

Farrah Back 



Frankie Front

Cris Back

Arielle Detail Back

Arielle Back


“I believe that true style knows no place or time – more than an aesthetic, STYLE is a way of living” – Amsale Nouvelle . 

To book an appointment for our upcoming trunk show June 22-24, ring 860.669.4596 or click to request an appointment.  A 10% discount will be granted on all Amsale Nouvelle purchases made during this exclusive event.  


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

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