There is nothing old-fashioned about wearing a vintage-inspired wedding gown. In fact, what’s old is new again when it comes to today’s bridal trends. Colorado brides who want to capture the feel and excitement of past decades will delight in several designers that have truly captured the vintage spirit and feel in their wedding gown works of art.
When shopping for your vintage-inspired gown, look for lace, pops of color, pearls and feminine necklines – each of these qualities adds dimension and interest to the gown. Look for ivory, pink, green or champagne color schemes too. Floral accents are also popular for brides channeling old-world styles from the 1920′s, 30′s and beyond.
At Little White Dress Bridal Shop, we couldn’t be more pleased to announce the arrival of the entire 2011 Matthew Christophercollection, along with the designer himself (!), to our shop for the entire weekend! His collection is exclusive to LWD in all of Colorado. Here’s Matthew with Cate, Malea, Courtney and Julie – he’s such a cutie and SO, SO talented!
In one of our past blog posts, The Perfect Dress For Your Perfect Shape, we focused on exactly that – helping you determine the proper styles and shapes that work best for your body type. So what’s the next thing to consider when looking for and finding The One? None other than dress COLOR!
Selecting YOUR best white (or color!) all comes down to your skintone, so once you determine your tone category, get a move on picking your little white dress (LWD!) – be it starck or natural white, diamond white, ivory, champagne, tan…or even pink (think Gwen Stefani)!
FIRST: Determine your skintone! Are you divalicously dark? Medium with glowing yellow undertones? Ostentatiously olive? Light with pretty pink undertones? Or are you the Fairest of The All?
NEXT: Find YOUR white! Here are a few dress suggestions that will work, no matter what color category you are!
1) Dark: Stark white is a great option, but your skintone is one of the luckiest. Why? Almost ANY shade of white will look glam on you, even a pale cocoa or peachy hue! Our Justin Alexander Style 8461 would provide a great contrast, as seen here:
Justin Alexander 8461
2) Medium with glowing yellow undertones: An off-white to creamy, yellow-ivory selection is best for your skintone. With the more recent trend to steer away from stark whites for certain tones, there are a wide array of options for you out there! Here’s one in our store for you – “Madeleine” by Claire Pettibone. CLaire HERSELF will be here for her trunk show, March 25-27, so make your appointment today because they ARE filling up!
Claire Pettibone "Madeleine"
3) Olive skintones: A champagne color or diamond white is best for youf tone, as can be seen here. This is Matthew Christopher’s “Katerina” – and he will also be here IN PERSON for his trunk show, March 17-19.
Matthew Christopher Katerina
4) Fair and pink undertones: In order to balance your skintone, and to bring out your smooth, creamy glow, ivory workes best for you! We’re having a St. Pucci Trunk Show on March 5th, so make an appointment to come in and try on style 541X by Avine Perucci, part of the St. Pucci collection – the front seen here and back seen here.
Now that your on the right path to selecting YOUR white, come visit us in store to REALLY find your perfect Little White Dress! We are more than happy to provide a number of selections that fit beautifully with your shape and coloring to make sure you’ve got a perfect match! The One is calling…
Little White Dress is please to be a sponsor and the first stop on the Hitched in the Highlands – Race to the Alter on Sunday morning.
We are proud to be part of Hitched in the Highlands – An Urban Race To the Altar on February 6th! The event is simple: fifteen engaged couples will race through the Highlands neighborhood in Denver, solving clues and completing challenges to win a $20,000 wedding thrown by over 20 merchants in the Highlands of Denver! As the newest bridal salon in the neighborhood, Little White Dress is contributing a flower girl dress and headband for the winning couple! The event is being organized and hosted by Happy Cakes, special thanks to them for throwing it all together!!
We’re proud have been selected in 2010 for ALL THREE the 5280 Magazine Editors Choice “Best Bridal Shop”, the Wedding Wire “Brides Choice” AND the Knot’s “Best of Weddings” honor by the brides we’ve loved working with. Thanks for allowing Little White Dress to be a part of your special weddings.
Brrrrrr, Denver! If you live nearby, you know ALL about the cold, cold, COLD weather we’ve had this week!
So, while we were going to write about ”Warming Up With Winter Wedding Fabulousity,” our new shipment of AMAZING Liancarlo gowns came in and stole our breath away, and we just had to play Dress Up instead! Here are a few of the pics we took while playing around – these gowns you absolutely MUST SEE to believe. And don’t tell our husbands (who we love immensely!), but we fell in love all over again (and even picked our “vow renewal gowns”!)…and we know you will, too. :)
Let's play! Julie & Malea show off Liancarlo!
Strike a pose!
Seriously - these gowns are stunning in pics AND in person!
Just in time for our fall 2010 brides! Meet one-on-one with delightful Colorado designer Jolene Picone and enjoy access to her entire collection of veils, feathered flowers, Russian Blushers and more! Bring a photo of your wedding dress, or your actual dress, and Jolene will provide her expert advice on completing your wedding day look.
April 11, 2010, Sunday, 12:00pm-4:00pm “Whispers of Spring Wedding Expo” at Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park
Della Terra Mountain Chateau is Estes Park’s newest BEAUTIFUL wedding venue! Little White Dress, along with other selected vendors, will be attending with a collection of our best bridal and special occasion gowns and accessories. Enjoy getting to know a variety of wedding professionals to make your wedding day extra special, in addition to a boutique-like Little White Dress shopping experience! Admission is complimentary and one lucky couple will win a honeymoon to the Island of Aruba! Visit www.tradeshowsbywestwind.com or www.DellaTerraMountainChateau.com for further information.