At The White Dress by the shore, you’ll find a stunning collection of classic wedding dresses with a high-fashion twist. Our team has carefully hand-selected our bridal collection of luxury wedding dresses from top bridal designers in the industry, many of which we are honored to carry exclusively at our Connecticut bridal boutique. With luxurious laces, feminine silhouettes, and style sensibilities beyond timeless, our curated collection of designer wedding dresses allows our clients to create a bridal look that is truly one-of-a-kind. Store hours at our beautiful Connecticut bridal boutique are by appointment only in order to create a bridal experience that is highly personalized, intimate, and ultimately, unforgettable.
Wedding dress pricing ranges from $1800-$8000, with the average price of our bridal gowns being $2800. Browse our incredible selection of designer wedding dresses at our Connecticut bridal boutique below to find the wedding dress you’ve been dreaming of!
At The White Dress by the shore, we love that beauty comes in so many stunning shapes and sizes! Our goal is to make every one of our brides look and feel beautiful, no matter what size of fabulous they may be. With our plus size wedding dress collection, we have hand-picked our favorite wedding dresses from our top designers in bridal plus size 16-24+ to give our curvy brides the perfect bridal shopping experience they deserve. Go ahead, browse our gorgeous collection of plus size wedding dresses below - you just might fall in love!
Our experience is everything you’ve dreamed of and nothing you’d expect.
Are you a Connecticut bride looking for the designer wedding dress of your dreams and for a bridal experience that you’ll cherish forever? Located in a quaint antique home in Clinton, CT, The White Dress by the shore offers a curated selection of designer wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses perfect for the bride with chic and couture style sensibilities. Our top priority is to provide all of our beautiful brides and bridesmaids with not only exquisite bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, but also an unforgettable experience that exceeds all expectations with every interaction. Our team of expert bridal stylists is with you every step of the way - offering gracious and knowledgeable assistance to ease any bridal stress and wedding dress shopping anxiety our brides might be facing. We understand that your time is precious, and we do our best to accommodate our bride's wants and needs while helping her navigate this exciting and special process of finding the wedding dress she’s always dreamt of. Whether we’re helping you on the phone, in person, or online, our team is here to support your bridal dream.
Find your bridal persona
Are you a New England bride looking for the perfect wedding dress to bring out your one-of-a-kind beauty? The White Dress by the shore is thrilled to offer our brides an exclusive collection of timeless wedding dresses curated specifically for the bride who sets her own trends! With pricing between $2000- $2850 and bridal sizes ranging from 10-20, this versatile collection has a little something for every bride.
This one-of-a-kind private bridal appointment includes an array of sweet treats, bubbling champagne, and a session with a photographer to capture every magical moment. Our White Carpet brides not only leave with the wedding dress of their dreams and a memory to last a lifetime, but they will also receive a swag bag filled with our favorite things and a gift from our vendor besties! Make your experience even more glamorous by adding videography and limousine services.
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YOU'RE INVITED to celebrate our 17th birthday with us, in the month of February!
This month we wanted to celebrate in a super special way (& who doesn't want an excuse to celebrate all month) We are celebrating by giving you a gift when you buy a gown with us!
There are just a few quick steps that you need to follow first. Head over to our Instagram post from 1/31, linked here, and follow the three steps.
Once you say yes to your dream wedding gown, and have followed these few steps, you will pick a birthday gift at random with us at the boutique. Including one of the following...
-Our Signature 'White' Candle
-A signed copy of TWD owner, Beth Chapmans book, The White Dress Destinations
-A complimentary veil (up to $150 value)
-A complimentary Bridesmaids Soiree
-A Denim Blonde jacket
-Bella Belle wedding shoes
-A pair of our Private Label earrings
-A gift from One Hope Wine
and drum roll please A FREE GOWN! That's right, you aren't dreaming! We will be giving away a free wedding gown (up to a $3,000 value) as one of our birthday gifts!
Need an excuse to find your dream gown in the month of February? I think we just gave you a few. Come celebrate our birthday with us! Click here to request an appointment.
We so are thrilled to announce our second Virtual Bridal Sample Sale taking place on Saturday, March 13th through March 28th. The sale will go live on our website Saturday, March 13th at 10:00 am, EST.
Want to gain access to our Virtual Bridal Sample Sale one day earlier, on the March 12th at 10 am EST? Join our private VIP Virtual Sample Sale Facebook group, linked here.
- The first 50 brides to join our Facebook group will not only gain access to our Virtual Bridal Sample Sale a whole day before everyone else. You will gain access at 10 am EST on March 12th.
- You will also receive a complimentary breathable garment bag with your purchase.
- You will also be able to see new arrivals to the sale before they are online
- Gain helpful tips and tricks on how to measure yourself at home
- You will learn how to be successful during this sale & more!
Here are some things to know about our sale:
- The sale is taking place online so that we can reach a large audience of brides
- Gowns will be priced at 60-80% off of their original prices.
- All gowns will range between bridal size 6 through 24. (note bridal sizes generally run 1-2 sizes smaller than what you would wear in street clothes)
- Gowns will be from all of our current designers, truly something for everyone!
- There will be curbside pickup and shipping options available. If you opt for curbside pick up, we will contact you to set up a time during our boutique hours.
- We don’t ship internationally, but can assist with coordinating shipping through our local UPS store. Ask for details!
- Our TWD at Home service will be on pause, while our sale is live.
- You will have an option to professionally clean your wedding gown, for $275.
- You will have an option to purchase a breathable garment bag, for $25. Each purchase comes with a plastic covering.
We will also be offering ‘try before you buy’ appointments, here in the boutique, from March 2nd through the 11th
How Try Before Your Buy Appointments Work:
- During this one hour appointment, you will be able to try up to 4 of our sample gowns, that you will select prior to joining us.
- You will be allowed to bring 1 guest with you.
Request a try before you buy appointment here.
This sale is for you if you’re looking for your perfect wedding gown, but need it sooner rather than later, or are looking for a wedding gown for a great deal!
Keep an eye out on our Instagram for more information.
Happy shopping, xoxo
Our gorgeous brides
As a woman of color, I chose The White Dress by the shore not only for their wonderful selection of gowns, but because of their reviews and the TWD Instagram page, which represented a number of black and brown brides to be and models! I had the best experience! Every bride should make this their first and LAST stop. You won’t be disappointed!
My bridesmaids, my mom and I had an absolutely incredible white carpet appointment at The White Dress yesterday. Your boutique and your staff completely exceeded my expectations. It’s the perfect place to find your dress and feel taken care of. You can’t find that combination just anywhere!| Jessica |
I still rave about the level of service, honesty and awesomeness we received from your team. It was honestly the best, shopping experience I have ever had – this coming from someone who was secretly dreading the whole wedding dress picking process!| Kristen |
To say that my experience from start to finish was exceptional is an understatement. You truly helped me and guided me into finding my dream gown and created a memorable experience. You also assisted me in completing my look with a stunning veil, hair piece,earrings and the perfect maids dresses!| Amanda |
Looking to treat your bridesmaid besties to a glamorous dress shopping experience? Book an appointment at one of our Bridesmaid Soirées to give your bridesmaids a taste of luxury as a thank you for their support. Bridesmaid Soirées take place on select Saturdays and Sundays of each month and include:
- 2 hours of exclusive access to 'chic by the shore', our bridesmaids atelier
- Mimosas and cupcakes
- A swag bag for each bridesmaid
- If you’re already a #TheWhiteDressbyTheShoreBride, you will receive an additional 5% discount off your total bridesmaid purchases!
At The White Dress by the shore, we’re all about winter weddings fit for a fairy tale! To keep our winter brides warm and looking festive, we offer a variety of fur jackets, wraps, muffs, and stoles for sale and rent. Keep those warm and fuzzy feelings going at your winter wedding in our selection of furs at our Connecticut bridal boutique!
Experience bridal gown shopping from home.
Are you dreaming of becoming a #thewhitedressbytheshorebride but live too far from our Clinton, CT bridal boutique to make a day trip? Are you a bride with a wedding right around the corner looking for a wedding dress in a pinch? Or, is your to-do-list too hectic to coordinate your busy schedule with ours? No need to panic - our TWD at Home is the modern solution to your bridal troubles!
With TWD at Home, you can choose up to 3 of your favorite wedding dresses from our immediate sample sale collection to be sent right to your doorstep for the ultimate convenience. Try on your bridal gowns in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and sign a YES when you find “the one!”
Keep what you want, send back what you don’t! Our stylists are available virtually to help you with your decision and support your shine. TWD at Home is sample sale shopping, reimagined!
With our current health crisis pushing many brides and grooms to postpone or even cancel their weddings, we at The White Dress by the shore wanted to create a service to help our brides celebrate their love story even in unprecedented circumstances. Perfect for couples wanting to have an intimate ceremony now and postpone their large celebration for later, we’ve opened our beautiful backyard garden to brides searching for the perfect venue for a Zoom wedding, micro wedding, or socially distant ceremony. Utilizing the extraordinary talents of our favorite local vendors, we are so pleased to offer bespoke wedding packages in our lush backyard garden at our Connecticut bridal boutique.
With our Garden Ceremony packages, you can still create unforgettable moments, say your vows, and celebrate your true love while keeping you and your wedding guests safe. Enjoy the best parts of your wedding from a healthy distance with an intimate Garden Ceremony at The White Dress by the shore.