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Apr

17

2014

Fashion · In the Press

Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop had the pleasure of attending the Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection runway show in New York City during Bridal Fashion Week this month. As usual, Jenny Packham’s collection is absolutely spectacular, with beaded creations, romantic silhouettes, and impeccable detailing. The buzz of Bridal Fashion Week was how Jenny Packham started and ended the show with two beautiful, curvy models.

Jenny Packham, based in London and favorite designer of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, says that the 2015 Bridal Collection “is inspired by photographs of British society photographer, Madame Yevonde. In the 1930′s, the dawn of colour photography, Yevonde created a series of portraits of society ladies dressed in classical costumes, known as ‘The Goddesses.’ Her stylised images of mythological heroines – Helen of Troy, Persephone, Venus – captured an ancient world of antiquity, within a modern and hauntingly beautiful treatment.”

“The colours Madame Yevonde used; soft, tonal, always romantic, and the feminine way she played with light and colour to create a hazy, neoclassical ambiance, directly influence the design and palate of this season’s collection.”

Soft buttermilks, champagnes and warm blush caramel tones in sumptuous silk chiffon and ethereal tulle compliment traditional classical ivory. Celestial capes, whimsical tiered hemlines and exquisite veils add a romantic, mythical affection to the collection whilst delicate French lace is adorned with signature beading and twinkling crystals in an array of molten golds, antique metallic silvers and rich alabasters.”

A selection of these breathtaking gowns will be available at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver starting this fall. Enjoy the complete Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection!

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Apr

16

2014

Designers Carried by LWD in Denver · Fashion

Reem Acra Spring 2015 Bridal Collection

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Entitled “Mirror, Mirror…”, Reem Acra’s Spring 2015 bridal collection is all about providing quality and variety for any bride’s desired wedding day look. As Reem Acra says, describing the versatile new collection, “Options in silhouette abound…ranging from narrow crepe columns, through sweeping circular cascades of chiffon. Flattering fit and flare, along with more traditional ball gown shapes, allow a bride to fulfill her utmost fantasies. Lastly, and most importantly, the intricate and extravagant embroidery detail, a tradition started by, and now expected in and Reem Acra collection, surpass any girl’s wish list. Bodice, skirt, and train appliqués, accented with pearls and crystal, make a breathtaking entrance for the bride on her special day. Unique, luxurious, always outstanding, all of the elements make Reem Acra the go-to designer for every girl’s dream.

The team at Little White Dress had the opportunity to view the collection up close at the Reem Acra 5th Avenue showroom in New York City during April Bridal Market. We loved the range of choices, all of them with exquisite construction, fit, and detailing. A hand-picked selection of gowns from this collection – chosen specifically with our brides in mind – will be available at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver in fall 2014.

Enjoy the complete Reem Acra Spring 2015 bridal collection!

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Apr

15

2014

Fashion · In the Press · Wedding Inspiration · Wedding Interests

Spring 2015 Bridal Trend Report

Just back from viewing the new collections in London and New York, the team at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver is excited to share all the latest trends straight from the runways and showrooms of the world’s top bridal designers! Selections from these stunning collections will be available at Little White Dress starting this fall, just in time for brides getting married in spring and summer of 2015. In the meantime, enjoy our top picks for Little White Dress brides from this season’s collections!

Nude Lace

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In London and New York we saw several iterations of lace shown with a nude-colored underlay. We love this look – a bit edgy, a bit classic, and it makes that gorgeous lace pop! Accentuated with luxe details like beading, subtle cut-outs, and flattering silhouettes, this traditional fabric is anything but boring as we saw it this season. We were smitten by the nude lace gowns shown by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and So Sassi by Sassi Holford.

Leaf Motif

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Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham

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A new take on nature-inspired themes, the leaf motif was all over the runways for Spring 2015, including on gowns by Reem Acra, RIVINI, and Jenny Packham. In metallic silvers and golds, these leaves put the glamour in the typically feminine floral patterns we’ve seen in bridal fashion for many years. The leaf motif is a brilliant way to bring the beauty of nature into what you wear on your wedding day. If this trend is a little too much for your own wedding dress, we love the idea of bringing the leaf trend to your accessories. Delicate leaf patterns were displayed on accessories by Maria Elena Headpieces and Paris by Debra Moreland.

Light as Air

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Dreaming of a comfortable wedding dress that doesn’t forgo style? We were excited to see light, flowy, make-you-want-to-twirl gowns from Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, and Charlie Brear. In luscious silk crepes, chiffons, and tulles, these light as air dresses are just as flattering as they are luxurious. And an added bonus – with minimal embellishments, they’re available at very sensible prices.

Layered Lace

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Liancarlo, RIVINI, Liancarlo

If you look closely, you’ll see that these laces are layered under chiffon, beading, or another style of lace. The layered lace we saw from several designers, including Liancarlo and RIVINI, adds beautiful dimension and intricacy to wedding gowns for that added touch of uniqueness. Perfect for brides who are understated and classic yet wouldn’t dream of having the same thing as everyone else.

Shimmering Sequins

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Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, Jenny Packham

From subtle to show-stopping, all-over sequins were on wedding dresses this season by designers Charlie Brear, Sassi Holford, and Jenny Packham. Different from the large-motif beading and embellishments that are still also popular, these shimmering sparkles add a whole lot of glamour and illuminate a glowing bride.

Linear and Lattice Design

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Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, RIVINI

We noticed several versions of linear and lattice design, whether in intricate detail or on larger patterns that work like contouring for the body. (We’ve all heard that stripes are slimming, right?) The best versions we saw, by Jenny Packham, Naeem Khan, and RIVINI, show impeccable craftsmanship with beading, embroidery, and even leather ribbons.

Illusion and Low Back Details

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It’s no surprise that the illusion and low back trends continue to be popular in the bridal fashion world. In fact, nearly every designer is showing a selection of gowns with either one or both of these details. And brides continue to love it! This season some of the prettiest and most unique versions we saw of these trends were by Liancarlo, RIVINI, and Reem Acra.

Fashion for All Figures

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We must admit, our favorite trend this season was Jenny Packham‘s genius decision to present her new collection on women in a variety shapes and sizes. We hope that more designers will do the same in the future. We always pick our gowns with our many types of brides in mind, and we’ve always known that Jenny Packham gowns look fabulous on women with curves. Now the whole world knows it too! Her beautiful, curvy models were truly the talk of Bridal Fashion Week.

Which trends do you love and which would you leave behind? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Apr

10

2014

Events · Fashion

London Bridal Market Mini Recap

We’ve just returned from London, where we had a fabulous time attending White Gallery and visiting some of our favorite London designers. Before we head to New York later today for Bridal Fashion Week (no time for jet lag!), we wanted to share a few photos from London. Stay tuned for the full London and New York recaps next week!

Spring in London!

The Jenny Packham showroom in London

Inside our private tour of the stunning Jenny Packham showroom

LWD at White Gallery, the UK’s premier bridal fashion event

The secret garden entrance to the Charlie Brear showroom

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The presentation of Charlie Brear’s beautiful new bridal collection

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The end of a successful day at White Gallery

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The presentation of Sassi Holford’s exquisite new collection

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Lovely London in the springtime!

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Mar

31

2014

Events · Fashion · Updates

LWD to Attend White Gallery London!

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We are delighted to announce that Little White Dress is headed to London! In our never-ending quest to bring the world’s best wedding dress designers to Colorado brides, LWD’s Sales Manager, Tayler, and Director of Marketing, Kelly, will be attending London’s White Gallery, the UK’s premier bridal fashion event. White Gallery brings together over 70 bridal designers from London and around the world to present their new collections to an exclusive list of bridal retailers, and we are thrilled to be attending for the first time. While we’re in town we will also be stopping in to say hello to our favorite London designers, Jenny Packham, Charlie Brear, and Sassi Holford – and of course we’ll see the sights along the way!

So, why London? Well, we’ve always had a little (ok, a big) crush on London style – and so have our brides. From the beginning, we’ve carried bridal gowns from UK designers and have found that there’s just something about these talented designers that Colorado brides are smitten with. So this year we decided to go straight to the source and add London to our two New York Bridal Fashion Week trips in 2014.

Starting Wednesday, follow our journey across the pond here on our blog, on Facebook and on Instagram. (And we’re off to New York Bridal Fashion Week immediately after our return from London – so lots of excitement to watch in the coming weeks!)

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