The White Dress by the shore offers a collection of timeless and classic gowns with a fashion twist. We have hand-selected a collection of gowns from some of the best designers in the industry, many of which we are honored to carry exclusively in Connecticut. Our store hours are by appointment, in order to provide our clients with a personalized, intimate experience. Our gowns range in price from $1800-$8000, with the average being $2800.
We believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and it is our goal to make every bride who visits our boutique look and feel beautiful, regardless of size. We have hand-picked a collection of gowns from our designers that we have sampled in bridal plus size 16 - 24+ to give every bride the perfect bridal shopping experience.
The White Dress by the Shore offers chic couture for brides and maids in the quaint atmosphere of an antique home. Our goal is to provide exquisite style and an extraordinary experience by always offering gracious service and exceeding our bride's expectations with every interaction. We have an understanding that planning a wedding can be stressful. We understand that our client's time is precious and limited and we do our best to be accommodating and to help her navigate through the process of selecting her wedding attire. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations with every interaction- whether it is on the phone, online or in person.
Find your bridal persona
Experiencing a White Carpet Appointment is experiencing luxury. Have the boutique all to yourself for a private shopping appointment. Your experience will include sweet treats, champagne, and a photographer to capture every magical memory. Videography and limousine services are available as an additional level of service.
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We want to start the year off right by supporting and celebrating our Health Care Heroes who have helped others so tirelessly. For the month of January, we are working together with our amazing designers to give our Health Care Hero brides a percentage off their made-to-order gown purchases!
15% off made-to-order Jenny Yoo Bridal gowns and Bridesmaids dresses for the month of January!
Our gorgeous brides
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 |
Treat your bridesmaids to a private shopping experience. Bridesmaids Soirees take place on select Saturdays and Sundays. Soirees include:
- 2 hours of exclusive access to 'chic by the shore', our bridesmaids atelier
- mimosas and cupcakes
- a swag bag for each maid
- If you are a #thewhitedressbytheshorebride, you will receive an additional 5% discount off of your maids purchase
Experience bridal gown shopping from home.
Are you interested in becoming #thewhitedressbytheshorebride, but live too far from us to experience our boutique? Are you a bride whose wedding is too soon to order a gown? Or, are you too busy to coordinate your schedule with ours? Either way, TWD at Home is a perfect option for you!
Up to 3 immediate sale sample wedding gowns will be sent right to your doorstep to try on in the privacy of your home along with at-home try on instructions and a YES sign for when you find "the one".
Keep what you want and send back what you don't! A stylist is available virtually to help with your decision. This service is sample sale shopping, reimagined!
Due to the current health crisis, many weddings have been postponed. We feel that love is to be celebrated, especially today! So, we have created an option for couples to be able to have an intimate ceremony now, while they may be saving their larger wedding celebration for later. Utilizing the talents of our favorite local vendors, we are pleased to offer bespoke wedding packages right in our own backyard - our lush garden, to be exact!
You can still get married! You can still capture the special memories. You can celebrate your love and be safe with those closest to you while still enjoying the best parts of your wedding!