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Introducing: Reinvent the Veil

You may have heard of our fantastic service, Reinvent The Dress, where one of our expert seamstresses takes a vintage family heirloom and creates a modern masterpiece that fits both your shape and style.

Our former manager Alicia, in her mother's wedding gown, re-designed as a short reception dress for her 2011 wedding to husband, Enzo.

Our former manager Alicia, in her mother’s wedding gown, re-designed as a short reception dress for her 2011 wedding to husband, Enzo.

Recently, we have seen a greater shift toward setimentality in weddings,  and more and more of  our beloved brides are presenting us with heirloom pieces that they would like transformed for their wededing day.  In addition to vintage gowns, many of our brides have embraced the idea of  incorporating a vintage or heirloom veil into their upcoming nuptials. That  is how our ‘Reinvent the Veil’ service began to bloom.







Penny, our head seamstress, is a true gem and designs a great deal of the boutique’s custom veils, right here, in her in-house studio. She has the skill set to take your family’s vintage veil and repair and transform it into something you never would have imagined it could become. This could simply be replacing your mother’s 1970’s ‘Juliette’ style capwith a more reasonable (less distracting) option, or going as far as transferring the lace from your grandmothers gown onto a new veil of your choosing.


It is possible to change almost anything about a vintage veil- the comb, the shape, the volume at the crown, or the entire style. We can re-use vintage elements in a way that makes your veil look entirely your own, or just make a few slight repairs on a piece that you would never want to change.


There is something so special about a vintage veil. They are intricate, detailed, delicate and above all, a treasured family heirloom. When you wear your ‘reinvented veil’, you will know that family members (present or in spirit) are a big part of your big day.

To set up a consultation with Penny, please ring the boutique at 860.669.4596.

xoxo, TWD

*Please keep in mind, that depending on the complexity of the design and the volume of alterations at the current time, this process may take anywhere from 1 to 4 months.

**We also offer services to clean and restore veils through Orange Cleaning and Preservation. Prices are quoted individually and range depending on the services chosen and the level of difficulty. Please inquire for more details.



Reinvent the Dress: From Vintage to Modern

As promised, here is the second installment of our new concept and blog series “Reinvent the Dress featuring one of our very own – store manager, Alicia Valentino!  Alicia is celebrating her one year wedding anniversary this very weekend, so we thought it apropos to post it today!

Working with our head seamstress Penny Barone, Alicia re-designed her mothers vintage 1970’s silk organza and Chantilly lace gown to reflect her personal style and todays’ trends, transforming it into the sweetest little rehearsal dinner dress you have ever seen!

Just look at this Reinvention!

You must watch the video our seamstress Penny put together to see even more of the process!


If you attended our In WHITE launch party earlier this week, you were lucky enough to see Alicia don the dress again- and let us just say, it looked just as stunning the second time around!

Like what you see? Allow us to re-think, re-invision and re-invent your dress.

 Stay tuned to see more of our transformations in the coming weeks. Give us a ring to discuss your reinvented dream dress, pricing available upon request. 860.669.4596.

xoxo, TWD

Introducing: Reinvent the Dress!

Have you taken a look at our Sample Sale lately? We have some real stunners at some absolutely amazing prices, thus you’ll be sure to find something you love.

However, please keep in mind that the dress of your dreams doesn’t necessarily come off the rack in its ideal form. Sometimes your perfect gown needs a little tweeking to transform it into the one for you.

That’s why we would like to introduce our new concept, ‘Reinvent the Dress,’ where we work with you to create a one of a kind gown from one that already exists! From sample, to sketch, to reality- we will customize any gown to your desired final form.

With that said, the dress doesn’t have to start with a sample- our in-house expert seamstresses will even transform your mother’s gown into your dream dress, or customize your ordered gown to show off your best assets. Samples and vintage gowns can also be tweeked and tailored to become a fabulous reception or rehearsal dinner dresses. Work with us to create the perfect look for you- the options are endless!

The example below shows the transformation of our fabulous Anne Barge sample, Polly (as seen on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings). We re-envisioned this classic gown and sketched it as a short frock (complete with a little tulle peeking out of the hem)… perfect for yacht club nuptials or a seaside reception. Pair this new dress with classic ivory heels and pearl accessories, and you have a look that is all your own- one not to be forgotten!


Allow us to rethink, reinvision, reinvent your dress.


Stay tuned to see more of our transformations in the coming weeks. Give us a ring to discuss your reinvented dream dress, pricing available upon request. 860.669.4596.


xoxo, TWD

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