There is no question that we love Â beautiful gowns, baubles, and all things bridal, but our true passion at The White Dress by the shore is 'styling'
the bride; in other words, we love to transform a gown that would have normally made your eye's water into an ensemble that has you and your guests drowning in happy tears!
There is no greater joy than watching a brides eye's light up as we add the final touches to her ensemble that truly make the gown her own and not just a dress she loved on the rack. Sometimes this means taking specialÂ measurementsÂ and making creative customizations, but other times it can be the simple addition of a sash, sleeve or veil.
For this post, we choose one of our favorite gowns in the boutique Anne Barge's
Â '617' (which we fondly named 'Cassandra') and show you a how to transform it with a few simply-stunning additions.
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Here is the gown as it stands, a fit-to-flaire style with bold lace overlay and nude lining.[/caption]
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One of our favorite additions to make any gown 'shine' is to add a sash. A sash cinches and defines the waist- always a plus for any bride. It also makes for an interesting focal point that truly changes the look of the gown. We adore this piece from Giovan, as it is the perfect addition for a bride whoÂ absolutelyÂ wants to sparkle![/caption]
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A stunning addition to a strapless gown is a cap sleeve! This particular style is now available for order with Anne Barge's 617 gown but we can customize a look like this for any dress! We can't believe how much it changes the entire feel of this gown. We love it for a bride who is looking for an alternative to strapless but still wants to show off her back, or for someone who wants a little more coverage![/caption]
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Another transformative element for this gown is the matching veil (you'll know this if you have watched any bridal show on television). It is the perfect finishing touch that truly takes the look from 'pretty dress' to 'polished bride'. This particular veil has a beautiful lace edge and angel cut that skims the body beautifully.[/caption]
For an appointment to work with one of our stylists ring us at 860.669.4596