What are you going to wear to your engagement party? What about your bridal shower or your rehearsal dinner? Brides who want to look and feel like the bride at all of their wedding events are turning to one of the biggest trends in wedding fashion: the little white dress. After months of anticipation, we're absolutely thrilled to reveal something we've been working on here at The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton, CT! We are launching a private-label collection of sustainable Little White Dresses called “The One.” These mini, short bridal dresses are all made in-house and are the perfect fun and flirty alternative to a traditional wedding dress.
“The One” capsule collection of one-of-a-kind little white bridal dresses are sized 4 to 20 and are available to try on anytime at our boutique with a Little White Dress appointment. Whether you are planning a courthouse wedding, or need a fabulous outfit for your bridal shower, or bachelorette weekend, we are sure that our new collection will have the perfect little white dress of your dreams!
Here is a a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of The Ethel Dress from "The One" Collection:
Mini Dresses Are On Trend
A current trend in bridal fashion is for brides to wear a mini, short, or little white bridal dress to all of their wedding-related events. (For more on trends, be sure to read our wedding fashion trend predictions from bridal fashion week in NYC!) Brides don't want to be the bride on just their wedding day only! They deserve to feel like "the bride" throughout their entire engagement period and many times that means wearing a special outfit, like a little white dress to their engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, and the after party.
As bridal stylists, we love the mini wedding dress trend and always love having the chance to help brides select outfits for all of their wedding events, not just their wedding dress or wedding day outfit. To help our brides even more and meet the growing demand for fun, flirty and short bridal dresses, we are launching a collection of little white dresses that in addition to being super stylish, also have a special impact.
Sustainable & One-Of-A Kind
After celebrating our 19th anniversary of being in business, we have had to say "goodbye "to our long-time seamstress, Penny Barone. She decided to retire from altering wedding gowns but still has a passion for the craft. She has always dreamed of designing her own collection of dresses. She approached us and suggested that she create a collection of little white dresses from the remnants of fabric that we had collected in our alterations studio over the years.
Penny has designed a capsule collection of 20 little white bridal dresses called "The One." Each bridal dress in the collection is unique, as she is only making one bridal dress in each style and size. Our sweet Penny is able to pursue her dream and creative passion of creating a line of short wedding dresses for our brides!
To make each short bridal dress even more special and individualized, they are made from wedding dress material from our shop. We love that these mini wedding dresses are sustainable and eco-friendly because they are using bridal fabric that may have otherwise been discarded.
We also love that each bride who purchases a little white dress in "The One" collection will be the only one to EVER wear that bridal dress in that fabric.
From fitted and beaded, to short and flowy, take a peek through "The One" collection of little white wedding dresses designed exclusively for The White Dress by The Shore. See behind-the-scenes of the dress-making process from start to finish hand sewn by our retired seamstress Penny Barone. Without a doubt, there is a little white dress style and size for every bride-to-be!
A behind the scenes peek at the making of The Gabrielle Dress from "The One" Collection:
See The White Dress by the Shore’s “The One” little white dress collection featured in CT Insider, The Middletown Press, and the New Haven Register.
If you're interested in checking out the new mini wedding dress collection "The One," be sure to book a little white dress shopping appointment with us in our Clinton, CT bridal store. We can wait to help you find the little white dress of your dreams!
Thank you to the following wedding professionals for helping with these preview photos of "The One" collection:
Photographer: Jennifer Conti Photography
Hair & Makeup: Simply Gorgeous by Erin
xoxo, TWD Lovelies