Join us at Little White Dress Bridal Shop on Saturday, May 18th for our Love Veils & Accessories trunk show! Meet designer Cori Middlebrooks-Stahl and enjoy selecting the perfect finishing touches for your wedding day. Cori’s beautiful sashes, veils, and hair accessories offer a large selection for any bride’s style, from fun and flirty pieces to more traditional looks, and they come with custom one-of-a-kind options. Even more to love: Love Veils and Accessories are made right here in Colorado. Call us at 303-814-8972 for your appointment!
April’s New York International Bridal Week (known amongst us in the industry simply as Bridal Market) wrapped up recently, and we are excited to share with you all the newest fashions and trends straight from the runways and showrooms of the best bridal designers. While these gowns won’t be available in stores until this fall and winter, we always have our eyes peeled for the latest and greatest looks to bring to our very stylish brides!
We noticed the continuation of several trends from recent seasons – the use of color, peplums, and intricate necklines; looks that are still fresh with each designer’s own signature style. But there are certainly some BIG new styles this season – Great Gatsby, anyone? – that are buzzing around the runways. The designers we carry at LWD are leading the pack (as usual – if we do say so ourselves!) and are right on point for the most up-to-date fashions.
The “Deep-V” is a great way to add drama to an otherwise understated gown. Both Anne Barge and Jenny Packham showed new plunging neckline styles paired with soft and sophisticated draped gowns. We love how both designers added just a touch of sparkle to the shoulder or waist to accentuate the bold neckline.
‘Osmonde’ by Anne Barge
‘Molly’ by Jenny Packham
Backs that Make a Statement
The bold back is still going strong in bridal fashion, which makes us happy – it’s one of our favorite looks. The styles we are seeing from April Market are all about the intricacy. Rivini‘s sheer, metallic embroidery tastefully shows some skin and would leave an absolutely unforgettable impression while walking down the aisle. Claire Pettibone‘s gown frames the back like a piece of art in a halo of Swiss dots and delicate flowers. Gorgeous!
‘Avina’ by Rivini
‘Gladys’ by Claire Pettibone
Lace gowns have been oh-so-popular in the past few years, but you haven’t seen lace quite like this. The classic strapless fit-and-flare style gets an update by Liancarlo with lace in a beautiful, Moroccan-esque Damask pattern. Unexpected takes on the classic material are a wonderful way to bring the wow factor to your gown while maintaining a timeless look.
Style 5852 by Liancarlo
As predicted, the Great Gatsby trend is showing no signs of slowing this season. The neck-to-toe beading reminiscent of the 1920s calls for a shape that doesn’t compete. Enter the Column gown. Jenny Packham and Rivini showed two different takes on this look, with a higher neckline and delicate belt by Jenny Packham and the all-out glamour of a thigh-high slit by Rivini.
‘Jean’ by Jenny Packham
‘Venice’ by Rivini
It’s not just about how the gown looks, but also how the gown moves on your wedding day. After all, you won’t just be standing still on your big day (at least we hope not!). Gowns with textured fabrics and 3-D details are guaranteed to move beautifully, and they create a look that is certainly not for the meek. Both Anne Barge and Liancarlo showed textured gowns with materials that we just want to reach out and touch!
‘Acacia’ by Anne Barge
Style 5859 by Liancarlo
Sheer Straps and Sleeves
Barely-there straps and sleeves graced many runways and showrooms at April Market. Perfect for a spring wedding, it’s also style that works well for brides who want something between strapless and covered up. Claire Pettibone presented a full-sleeved yet unstuffy style. (And who needs bracelets when you have those cuffs?) Jenny Packham showed a version that combines a flattering sweetheart neckline with the delicate V-neck of the straps.
‘Delaney’ by Claire Pettibone
‘Kitty’ by Jenny Packham
Follow us on Facebook for more straight-from-the-runway looks from April Bridal Fashion Week! (Photos courtesy of Style Unveiled, and the designers.)
From April 25th until May 9th, Little White Dress is hosting an extended trunk show for the elegant and sophisticated Sassi Holford bridal collection. Little White Dress is one of only seven bridals boutiques in the United States that carries Sassi’s London-based collection.We are thrilled that brides will have the opportunity during our trunk show to see dresses in the Sassi Holford collection that are only available for a limited time in the United States! Sassi was kind enough to chat with us before the trunk show so we could share with our brides more about her as a designer.
Sassi Holford (image by David Bostock)
Tell us about yourself and your family.
I’ve been designing wedding dresses for over 30 years – I have a “less is more” approach with my designs. I am thrilled to say that earlier this year I won the Best Dress Designer Award with Wedding Ideas Magazine and then just two months later I picked up the Best British Bridal Designer Award with Bridal Buyer – the UK’s two most prestigious bridal designer awards!
My husband, Martin, handles the marketing side of things -so it’s a real home away from home at the office! We have three beautiful children – Charlie is 16 whilst the twins, Missie and Hugo, are both 12 (we recently welcomed another addition into our home – a Shih Tzu-cross who’s almost 11 months old and called Monty – he too comes to the office on occasion!)
I have two boutiques: my flagship boutique in London exclusively offers my Couture Collection and I meet with clients every month there. My other boutique is based where I am in the South West of England and this is where the Signature Collection is available (in addition to selected bridal boutiques in the UK and North America).
Sassi after accepting her 2013 Bridal Buyer’s Award for Best Bridal Designer
How did you get started as a bridal designer?
I had just finished school and a friend was due to get married but had no real budget for her dream dress. I offered to make the dress for her (overnight I might add!) and, whilst I had clearly underestimated the full extent of the task, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment –it was a success and things naturally progressed from there.
The Paola gown (with shrug)
How do you get your inspiration for each new collection?
Whilst I tend to draw on all areas of life and fashion I do find that my brides are a constant source of inspiration when I’m working with them in one of my boutiques. They share their opinions and ideas with me – their passion has always been hugely motivating and inspiring.
Describe your vision of a bride who wears your gowns. What is her personality and style?
My brides are brilliant – they’re savvy, independent career minded women who aren’t afraid to make a statement and show their romantic side.
The Thea gown
How do you come up with the names of your dresses?
They normally stem from brides and people that I’ve met in the past who I feel have characters that match my designs.
What are the differences between brides/weddings in the UK and the US?
I see a lot more brides in the US choosing to have bridesmaids at their wedding and the sheer size of the US, as a country, lends itself to offering so much more in terms of choice and variety – you can get married outside for a start (mind you – you generally have better weather for it…)!
What is your advice for brides looking for their wedding gown?
Try all the dress shapes first and you will just know when you find “the” dress – you’ll look and feel at your most beautiful …but you must never compromise on your comfort!
The Dominique gown (with illusion back)
The Phoebe gown
Thanks, Sassi, for telling us more about your life and inspirations!
Don’t miss the chance to see Sassi Holford gowns that are only available during our extended trunk show between April 25th and May 9th! Call us at 303-814-8972 for an appointment to find your perfect wedding dress!
Brides and industry taste-makers are abuzz this season about the resurgence of glam vintage looks from the 1920s and 1930s, a style we absolutely adore here at Little White Dress. From the hit British-import show Downton Abbey to the Hollywood remake of The Great Gatsby, these Art Deco influences are playing a major role in bridal fashion trends. The New York Times recently featured this bridal style – highlighting one of our favorite designers, Jenny Packham – and we’ve been noticing lately that many brides are coming to Little White Dress specifically seeking out gowns with the Gatsby-era look. We think this is one instance of a trend that is absolutely timeless – after all, it’s been around for almost a century!
Luckily for brides who love that glamorous, romantic style, we just welcomed two of the most stunning gowns EVER at Little White Dress Bridal Shop. The “Esme” gown by Jenny Packham gracefully captures Art Deco sophistication and charm. Esme’s sleeved sister is “Tuberose,” a delicately beaded and incredibly romantic gown, also by Jenny Packham. We think both new arrivals are perfect for brides looking for an alluring and enchanting wedding dress.
Esme by Jenny Packham
Tuberose by Jenny Packham
Close-up of Esme by Jenny Packham
Close-up of Tuberose by Jenny Packham
Several other gowns and designers available at Little White Dress beautifully embody the essence of old-world glamour and grace. Elizabeth Fillmore’s sleek and silky dresses would be stunning on a bride looking for a modern incarnation of Prohibition-era elegance, and Claire Pettibone’s delicate details would wonderfully complement a wedding with a touch of antique style.
Kara by Elizabeth Fillmore
Eloquence gown by Claire Pettibone
Miriam Haskell accessories, also available at Little White Dress, provide the perfect finishing touches for this look. The jewelry and accessories company, which opened its first boutique in 1926 during the heyday of Art Deco influence, today still hand-makes many of the same designs from the 1920s and 1930s.
Little White Dress Bridal Shop wants to help you find your own perfect vintage glam wedding style! Call us at 303-814-8972 to make an appointment.
For more Gatsby Glam wedding inspiration, take a look at our new Pinterest board!
Please welcome the most delightful Matthew Christopher to Little White Dress Bridal Shop during our Matthew Christopher Trunk Show, March 15-17, 2013! Little White Dress Bridal Shop is proud to exclusively offer Matthew’s amazing gowns to brides in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain region!
Matthew’s fabulous gowns often include intricate embroidery and beadwork, and are known for their architectural structure, classic beauty, and old Hollywood glamour. These designer wedding gowns have quickly become favorites for hundreds of brides throughout Colorado.
Matthew will share with us his entire 2013 wedding gown collection, as well as favorites from past collections. He will be here helping each bride find the perfect gown to complete her own wedding day look.
Make an appointment today to visit Little White Dress during our Matthew Christopher Trunk Show, March 15-17, 2013. Appointments are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! Call 303-814-8972 for an appointment.
Here’s a peek at a few of the Matthew Christopher wedding dresses available during our Matthew Christopher Trunk Show. We have a feeling you’re going to fall madly in love with Matthew Christopher!
“I want people to remember how beautiful the bride was, not what a beautiful dress the bride wore.” – Carlos Ramirez
Carlos Ramirez is the designer behind the beautiful and highly-sought-after wedding dress collection known as Liancarlo. Little White Dress is proud to exclusively offer his amazing gowns to brides in Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain region!
Liancarlo dresses are classic yet fresh, flirty yet romantic, and modern yet timeless. Ramirez, who oversees the complete orchestration of each gown from start to finish at his Miami atelier, includes special details and touches that make each dress a true work of art. In fact, two dresses in the new Fall 2013 collection feature a type of lace made by artisans in only one place in the world – the historic city of Lyon, France.
During the Liancarlo Trunk Show at Little White Dress, March 8-10, 2013, brides will have the opportunity to meet Carlos Ramirez and see the new Fall 2013 Liancarlo collection, as well as favorite dresses from past collections. Carlos Ramirez will be helping each bride find the perfect gown to complete her own wedding day look.
Make an appointment today to visit Little White Dress during our Liancarlo Trunk Show, March 8-10, 2013. Appointments are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to reserve your spot soon. Call 303-814-8972 for an appointment.
Here’s a look at a few of the Liancarlo MADE IN U.S.A. dresses available during our Liancarlo Trunk Show, March 8-10, 2013. Get ready to fall in love with Liancarlo!