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What We’re Loving: Mix and Match Maids + Adrianna Papell Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses

We have always been a huge advocate for mixing and matching bridesmaid dresses, but lately we are in love with it more than ever! With stunning styles from designers such as Jenny Yoo and Adrianna Papell, your girls will look as fabulous as they are unique.

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Jenny Yoo, Adrianna Papell

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Adrianna Papell

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To try on these as well as other mix and match styles in person (and for a closer look at the colors and fabric options) give us a ring at 860.669.4596 or request an appointment online hereOr, to take the bridesmaid shopping experience to the next level, schedule an exclusive Bridesmaid Soiree! Click here for details.

Photography: Eric Foley

Beauty: Simply Gorgeous by Erin

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman

Floral Design: Blush Floral Design

xoxo, TWD


Wedding Day Essential: Pinch Minimergency Kit!

It’s officially wedding season and this kit is an absolute must have for all brides! It’s chock-full of 21 little essentials to save the big day, including extra wedding bands, antacid, and the most compact facial and blotting tissues you’ve ever seen! Come pick up one {or several!} at the boutique – we have them stocked in the below two colors, Champagne Glitter and White/Gold Dot.

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Check out all that’s inside!

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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:

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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.

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Romona Keveza image: Instagram

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Monique Lhuillier image: Instagram

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Modern Trousseau image: Instagram

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Modern Trousseau image: Instagram

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Hayley Paige image: Instagram

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Hayley Paige image: Instagram

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Anne Barge image: Instagram

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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.

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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

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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.

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Theia image: Brides

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Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

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Theia image: Instagram

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD

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We are obsessed with this trend. We love it for both the bridal and bridesmaid categories.

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Elizabeth Fillmore image: Brides

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Donna Morgan image: Instagram

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Donna Morgan image: Instagram

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Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

Naeem Khan Bridal Show

Naeem Khan image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

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Romona Keveza image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

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Last season, it was all about the plunging back necklines. This season, front necklines were taking the plunge!

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Hayley Paige image: Instagram

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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

 


What We’re Loving: Floral-Printed Wedding Dresses

As we head to New York City next week, I am anticipating certain trends that I am excited to introduce to The White Dress! Lace has been popular for several seasons. We are going to begin to see a shift away from lace gowns and will see the introduction of more textured embroidery, appliqués, beading and prints! The hot new trend in bridal will be the floral-printed wedding dress. I have been obsessed with this concept for some time and have been hoarding images on our Pinterest. Below are a few of my favorite inspirational images.

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I had the honor of styling this stunning hand painted gown by Kate McDonald named McLeod. It is currently being featured on the home page of our website as one of our Musings of a Stylist Inspiration pages. Photography by Kat Harris. Flowers by Hana Floral Design.

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Image courtesy of Pinterest | Gustavo Cadile

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Image courtesy of Pinterest

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Image courtesy of Style Me Pretty | Photography by Katie Slater Photography

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Image courtesy of Pinterest | Giambattista Valli

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This stunning fabric was hand painted by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs and was turned into a romantic gown by Chaviano Couture. I had the pleasure of styling it for a romantic shoot that was featured in Well Wed Magazine. Photography by Julie Marowski for C10 Studios.

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Image courtesy of Pinterest

I can’t wait to see what our designers show in New York! Stay tuned to our social media accounts to see the latest trends as they unfold!

xoxo, Beth


What We’re Loving: Jenny Yoo Metallic Bridesmaid Dresses

If you love glitz and glam, then you will be head over heels for the latest trend in bridesmaid dresses! Metallics are having a moment right now, and we are ecstatic that Jenny Yoo has embraced the lustrous colors! From sparkling gold tulle to shimmering silver charmeuse, these dresses are sure to add a glamorous twist to traditional wedding styles. And the best part of all? They can be mixed and matched to create a truly unique look for your bridal party. Below are the glittery additions to Jenny Yoo’s latest collection. Be prepared to swoon! To see these dresses in person, schedule an appointment for our Jenny Yoo 2015 Bridal & Bridesmaid Trunk Show January 29th – 31st. To reserve your spot for this exclusive event, ring us at 860.669.4596 or email info@thewhitedressbytheshore.com.

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Photography: JJ Ignotz Photography

xoxo, TWD


2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet Recap

This year’s Golden Globes Red Carpet provided so much inspiration for the white aisle!  Many of the looks were easily translatable to bridal!  The outstanding trends of the evening were metallics, white and classic silhouettes.  Below is a recap of our favorite looks:

Metallics

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Dakota Johnson in Chanel

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Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead

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Ellie Kemper in Naeem Kahn

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Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

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Julianne Moore in Givenchy

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Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

White

Of all of the white gowns that graced the carpet, these were our favorite!

 

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Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

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Kate Hudson in Versace

Classic Silhouettes

We are firm believers that classic NEVER goes out of style.  These timeless silhouettes had us swooning!

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Amal Clooney in Dior Haute Couture – the gloves were controversial, but they made the outfit for us!

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Katherine Hiegel in Zac Posen

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Felicity Jones in Christian Dior

Best Dressed

Our all-time favorite looks of the evening are below.  These are our vote for The Golden Globes Best Dressed:

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Emma Stone in Lanvin- we adore a jumpsuit!  This one was chic, youthful and had a bow!  What could be better?!

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Until the Oscars!

xoxo, TWD

 images provided by: Getty Images, Vogue, E-online


What We’re Loving: Blingsie, Keep Your Engagement Ring Safe and Sparkling

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Are you newly engaged and worried about damaging your ring? For most of us, the answer is a resounding ‘yes,’ which is why we just have to tell you about one of our favorite inventions! Blingsie is an amazing product that protects and preserves your most meaningful keepsake from life’s messes! Check out the video below to learn how to use it, and then read on for more information!

We first met Carly, the creator of Blingsie, at a Women in Business Event at Chamard Vineyards. Carly is not only a sweetheart, but she is also an entrepreneur who came up with this genius product right on the Connecticut shoreline! Who wouldn’t want to keep their sparkly engagement ring safe and clean!? We love Blingsie so much that we are including it in our White Carpet and Bridesmaid Soiree Swag Bags. To order your own, click here!

xoxo, TWD

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