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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 

Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week Runway Favorites

Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week just wrapped up, and watching the beautiful fashion walk down the runway made us sad to say goodbye to the warm weather. The hot colors of the season were orange and yellow. There was also a strong presence of graphic black and white. Crop tops, wide leg pants and jumpsuits and all shapes of skirts – from pencils to flippys – graced the catwalk. The neckline of the season was off the shoulder. In true spring fashion, there were a lot of floral patterns, but we also adored all of the feminine laser cut patterns, appliqués and interesting laces.

Below are a few of our Spring 2015 ready-to-wear runway favorites – some that would translate beautifully to a bridal gown and others that we are coveting for our own closets! We can’t wait to see how these trends are translated to the bridal runway during the second week of October when we head to New York for bridal fashion week!


Michael Kors


Michael Kors


Michael Kors


Zac Posen


Zac Posen


Zac Posen


Zac Posen


Jenny Packham


Jenny Packham


Alice and Olivia


Alice and Olivia


Alice and Olivia


Carolina Herrera


Carolina Herrera


Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren

*All images courtesy of Women’s Wear Daily

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





Spring 2015 Bridal Market Recap


We just returned from Bridal Fashion Week in New York.  Overall, the collections were feminine and beautiful with soft, romantic details.  The Spring 2015 collections are all about options!  It is a wonderful time to be a bride!  Whether your look is demure and romantic, or sophisticated and sexy, there are beautiful options for you!


Last season the illusion neckline emerged as the neckline of the season.  This trend continues for Spring 2015, but in an even more dramatic way.  Many designers were showing skin toned illusion with lace that visually appeared as if the lace was crawling up the neckline or down the back.


Romona Keveza image provided by WWD 

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Kenneth Pool via Instagram


Rivini  image via WWD


There were two extremes on the runway…either demure or sexy!  High lace necks and long and ¾ length sleeves graced several runways.


Marchesa image provided by WWD


Monique Lhuiller image provided by WWD


Marchesa image provided by WWD


 Carolina Herrera image provided by WWD


It is all about “taking the plunge” for Spring 2015!   Plunging front AND back necklines were shown on the runways.  These silhouettes are not for everyone- especially anyone with larger than a B cup.  But, they sure are pretty!

amsale-spring-2015Amsale via Instagram

ivy-aster-bridal-spring-2015 Ivy & Aster image by Beth Chapman

hayley-paige-spring-2015-bridal-marketHayley Paige image by Beth Chapman

A much more universal/subtle version of this trend:

FAITH bridal gown by Modern TrousseauModern Trousseau 

The sheer panels under the arm of this Anne Barge gown is a subtle way to interpret this very bare trend:


 Anne Barge image by Beth Chapman

mix-matchConvertible dresses continued for the Spring season.  Brides can get two looks in one by wearing an overskirt for the ceremony and then removing it for the reception to reveal a sleek sophisticated gown or a flirty short sheath.

This tulle overskirt can be removed to reveal a lace fit to flare gown for your reception:

romona-keveza-legends-spring-2015Legends by Romona Kevza image via The Knot

Hayley Paige introduced a capsule collection called ‘Love Poets Society’.  This collection of 3 short dresses and 3 overskirts  are all interchangeable to create different looks!

hayley-paige-poets-societyHayley Paige image by Beth Chapman

Below is one of my favorite combinations!

hayley-paige-comboHayley Paige image by Beth Chapman


The fabric of the Spring 2015 season is tulle.  It graced virtually every runway in a variety of silhouettes.

augusta-jones-spring-2015Augusta Jones image provided by The Knot

theia-spring-2015Theia White image provided by WWD

Textural lace was also present on several runways.

naeem-khan-spring-2015 Naeem Khan image provided by WWD

EDIE bridal gown by Modern TrousseauModern Trousseau

VERA bridal gown by Modern TrousseauModern Trousseau


We are starting to see the trend move away from lace.  Several designers showed completely clean, very sophisticated silhouettes.

monique-clean-spring-2015Monique Lhullier image provided by WWD

amsale-spring-2014-cleanAmsale image provided by WWD

amsale-nouvelle-spring-2015Nouvelle by Amsale image by Beth Chapman

romona-keveza-spring-2015Romona Keveza image provided by The Knot


Blush Pink continued as the color of the season.  Monique Lhullier made a statement however by showing several gowns in hues of blue.

romonakevezaLegends by Romona Keveza image provided by WWD

monique-blue-spring-2014Monique Lhullier image provided by WWD

monique-blue-2-spring-2015Monique Lhuillier image provided by WWD


The dresses below don’t fall into any one category above, except they are fabulous and unique and were standouts for the season!

The beading of this Theia gown was show- stopping.  This would also be incredible with a  tulle skirt over it for the ceremony!

theia-spring-2015-beadingTheia image  by Beth Chapman

This angora sweater dress from Ivy & Aster stopped us in our tracks!  How incredible would this gown be for a winter wedding?  It was absolutely swoon-worthy!

ivy-aster-sweater-dress-spring-2015Ivy & Aster image by Beth Chapman

 I just about fell off my chair when I saw this darling lace romper from Watters. It comes in ivory or black and can be lined in different hues.

watters-romper-spring-2015Encore by Watters image by Beth Chapman

I adored this very elegant subtly beaded gown by Anne Barge.  It was classic, yet modern at the same time!

anne-barge-ballskirt-beaded-spring-2015Anne Barge image by Beth Chapman

I am a sucker for a bow!  This Modern Trousseau silk Mikado gown with lace bodice had a detachable train with gorgeous architectural bow.

modern-trousseau-bow-spring-2015Modern Trousseau image by Beth Chapman

Stay tuned to the blog for trends for bridesmaids, shots from the meet and greet party for The White Dress in Color at Henri Bendel and for pictures of our staff with our favorite designers!


 xoxo, TWD


Musings of a Stylist: 2014 Oscar’s Red Carpet Fashion Recap


Overall, I felt the fashion this year was a little lack luster.  We look to the Academy Awards Red Carpet every year to inspire us, to push fashion boundaries and to inspire trends.  Many of the starlets this year looked stunning, but so many of the looks were very safe. Perhaps we can blame it on the rain?

Stay tuned to the blog tomorrow where we will be posting segments from my appearance on Monday’s Academy Award edition of MassAppeal where I weigh in on red carpet trends and how they can be translated to the aisle.


Let’s cut right to the chase….my hands down favorite for best dressed is Lupita N’yongo in Prada.  The color and silhouette were simply stunning on her!  She has been our favorite all awards season and this red carpet did not disappoint! I am dreaming about this silhouette being interpreted into a wedding gown!

lupitanyongo-best-dressed-oscards-2014Lupita N’yongo in Prada | Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP



We are always looking for runway-worthy trends on the red carpet.  This year, little had to be left to translation, as one of the big trends of the evening was pale hues of white and ivory as well as warm metallics.  Below are my faves:

portia-de-la-rossi-oscars-2014Portia de Rossi in Naheem Kahn | Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

This gown is a close second for me.   It is simply stunning and red carpet worthy!

kate-hudson-oscars-2014Kate Hudson in Versace | Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

I love this  architectural silhouette worn by Kate Hudson.  To me, this is what a Hollywood star should wear to the Oscars! I fell even more in love with it when I saw during the show that the gown had a removable cape!  The gown by itself was stunning as well!

kate-blanchet-oscars-2014Cate Blanchette in Armani Prive| Photograph: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Cate Blanchette is always effortlessly stunning.  This romantic gown by Armani did not disappoint. This is such a subtle and lovely way to wear a sleeve.

jessica-beil-oscars-2014Jessica Beil in Chanel | ABC/Rick Rowell

A little known fact about this gown was that it had buttons down the back…which of course, made me love it all the more!

Kristen-Chenowet-oscars-2014Kristen Chenoweth in Roberto Cavalli |  ABC/Rick Rowell

This metallic architectural beauty worn by Kristen Chenoweth was the perfect gown for her stature.  She looked elegant and worthy of an Oscar herself!

jennifer-garner-oscars-2014Jennifer Gardner in Oscar de la Renta | ABC/Rick Rowell

I did not love the top of this Oscar gown.  I think it is a bit ill-fitting and a little dated, but the bottom is absolutely dreamy!

guliana-ranic-oscars-2014Guliana Rancic  in Paolo Sebastian | E! News

Guliana’s gown was aisle-worthy all the way.  This would make a stunning wedding gown!


mm-white-dinner-jacketMatthew McConaughey in Dolce & Gabbana | WENN

I always love a classic ivory dinner jacket and was enthralled with the fact that several men showed this look on last night’s red carpet. My favorite was Matthew in his ivory dinner jacket, black vest and black bow tie. So chic and handsome. I’d love to see this look find its way into more wedding parties.

The few below don’t fall into any particular category for me, except just plain beautiful!


kerry-washington-oscars-2014Kerry Washington in  Jason Wu | Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision

Kerry Washington has become a style icon on the red carpet and this Oscar gown did not disappoint.  And, it was designed by one of my absolute favorite designers, Jason Wu.

emma-roberts-oscars-2014Emma Watson in Vera Wang  |  Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision

This Vera Wang look was youthful and a bit edgy.  It was a perfect choice for Ms. Watson.  She is one to continue to watch on the red carpet!

Chrissy-Tiegan-oscars-2014Chrissy Tiegan (Mrs. John Legend)  in Monique Lhuhllier | E! News

I adore the floral pattern and silhouette of this gown. It looked totally fresh amongst all of the very classic, stately gowns on the red carpet.

What were your favorite looks on this years red carpet? Stay tuned to social media next month as we will be posting directly from April Bridal Market – we’re dying to see if our favorite red carpet trends will be translated to make their way down the aisle.

xoxo, TWD

Latest Bridal Gown Arrivals!

It’s like Christmas in February over here! We have received a slew of new gowns from our favorite designers. Take a peek below and then ring us at 860.669.4596 to book your appointment to try these beauties on.



Here is ‘Caitlyn’ and ‘Pandora’ from Modern Trousseau! You just have to see these two in person- their pattern and texture will take your wedding ensemble to the next level.



If you love the avante garde, then London-based David Fielden is your designer! We have two new lace arrivals ‘Gwendolyn’ and ‘Rhea’ and each is pretty as a picture!



We welcome ‘Evan’ and ‘Khaleesi’ from our newest designer, Hayley Paige! Both gowns bring the drama with a full mermaid skirt and opal embellishments.



San Francisco based designer, Amy Kuschel gives us options! A lovely organza ball gown called ‘Emma’ and a fitted lace dress called ‘Georgia’

5-augusta-jones-skylar-jocelynAugusta Jone’s “wows” us with these two new lace stunners. ‘Jocelyn’s’ pattern is like nothing we have ever seen and ‘Skyler’s’ neckline is so unique and flattering!

xoxo, TWD


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