We have very exciting news for Colorado brides! Claire Pettibone has announced the launch of Romantique, a line of bridal gowns with classic Claire Pettibone style and quality, all made in Los Angeles and all retailing for UNDER $3,000! In the lightest laces, sheer layers, and untraditional silhouettes and lengths, the Romantique bridal collection is perfect for destination weddings, rustic outdoor weddings, bohemian styles brides, or for any bride wanting the distinctive Claire Pettibone look at a lower price. A selection of these gowns will be available soon at Little White Dress Bridal Shop in Denver! We’re already envisioning how gorgeous they’ll look on our brides at their beach, backyard, and mountain weddings.
Little White Dress was at the official launch and boho-fabulous runway show in New York, where models with loose, beachy hair adorned with baby’s breath floated down the rustic wood-floored runway. Enjoy your first look at Romantique!
Queen Anne’s Lace
Rosemary – shown with a Romantique tattoo!
Designer Claire Pettibone at the end of the Romantique runway show
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!)
Tis’ the season of giving, so what better than to receive a gift of glorious, glamorous, sparkle-n-shine inspiration to help spread plenty of holiday cheer this season? Whether you’re planning a holiday party, or sprinkling on the final sugary details to your winter wedding, we hope to help inspire you to make every little detail an absolute delight!
Bling in the holidays with a few of our favorites from the winter blog wonderlands aplenty…
Think 'Pretty in Pink' Cheer!
The Perfect Party Dress is a MUST!
And don't forget a mistletoe-ready mane!
Ring in the Bling!
Prance like a Party-Perfect Princess!
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and VIXEN...
A graduate of St. Martin’s College of Art in London, British designer Jenny Packham is known for her glitzy evening wear. A favorite among celebrities and socialites – and previously NEVER before available to Colorado brides - Packham favors dramatic silhouettes and elegant details in her beloved designs.
Are you ready for Runway Highlights from our trip to New York International Bridal Market last week???
Here, for your fashionista indulgence, are the TOP SIX 2012 Bridal Fashion Trends from the runways…
Hints of color! While ivory remains the color of choice for most all bridal gown designers, some colored embroidery, fabric, lace and ribbons added here-and-there was a delightful sight in upcoming 2012 bridal gown styles. Claire Pettibone’s use of “toile”, a French antique fabric/pattern that typically depicts a picnic scene by the lake, in her new 2012 Beau Monde collection is the perfect touch for that special hint of color!
Claire Pettibone 2012 Collection
Lace! Kate Middleton’s wedding gown has certainly influenced the 2012 collections with a beautiful selection of all lace wedding gowns in all silhouettes (ballgown, A-line, fit-and-flare, and mermaid), options for full lace, and ¾ or cap lace sleeves on a variety of styles from most all designers.
Badgley Mischka 2012 Collection
Sashes! What began as THE accessory in 2011, continues in full force in 2012! The same wedding dress can have multiple different looks – appealing to completely different brides and their weddings – just by changing the sash. Several new sash/accessory-only designers presented at market this year, but wedding gown designers who also make their own sashes seem to take the cake for having the most WOW-factor. The sashes by Sassi Holford, Badgley Mischka, and Liancarlo are AMAZING!
Badgley Mischka's 2012 Collection, with a sash
Matching Veils! Designers are catching on that the perfect veil can most definitely complete The Look for today’s bride, creating a head-over-heels gown AND veil experience that creates the ultimate Must-Have situation for brides. It’s true! Adding the perfect veil is an emotional experience, and more designers are including a selection of veils in their new 2012 collections to ideally match up with their favorite gowns. Check out the Must-Have gowns and matching Must-Have veils arriving at LWD in January/February!
Badgley Mischka 2012 Collection with Matching Veil
Jackets, portrait collars, one strap options, wraps! Similar to the sash, adding a jacket, portrait collar, strap or wrap can individualize each bride’s wedding gown to create her very own look and style on her wedding day. These “accessories” are becoming key pieces in the 2012 collections. Check out the St. Pucchi jacket below!
St. Pucchi 2012 Collection
Hi-low skirts! (hem-lines hitting just below the knee in front, transitioning to the traditional longer skirt and train in back) Not yet an official “trend” for 2012 bridal styles, but definitely introduced and VERY well done in Claire Pettibone’s 2012 collection, so it’s a new trend to watch. It makes sense – fabulous SHOES (colored, vintage, boots) are SO popular with today’s bride, so hi-low skirts on wedding gowns show them off in grand style!
High-low Hemlines for 2012
Want more from the runway???
Please join us at LWD on November 8th starting at 6pm for Front & Center, where we’ll unveil MANY MORE HIGHLIGHTS, fashion trends, photos, videos, designer interviews and more from the front lines of the fashionable New York runways. Please RSVP to 303.814.8972!