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2019 at a Glance

This was the year of ball gowns, straps + statement bows! We saw a swing towards “the bigger the better” in the form of full ball gowns + long trains. While strapless gowns continue to set our brides’ hearts aflutter, we saw an increase in brides looking for gowns with straps. And don’t forget the statement pieces, the winner would have to be the detachable bows…what a great way to get two looks in one!

The one thing that hasn’t changed? Our brides are the BEST!!!! A huge thank you to all of our 2019 brides for continually reminding us why we have the best “job” in the world!

1) THE BIGGER THE BETTER

This year it was go big or go home, we have seen some of longest trains + biggest skirts we have ever seen. Talk about the wow factor!

2) STRAPS

Give me the straps! For many years, strapless dominated. These days, brides want to make sure they look different than their friends who said “I Do” before them. That means more brides are requesting some sort of strap. From thin to thick, off the shoulder to detachable, straps were a hit this past year!

3) STATEMENT PIECES

We styled many brides this year who wanted a way of standing out! Statement pieces became a fan-favorite in the form of bows, capes, and unique fabrics.

Interested in any of these looks? Request an Appointment!

Bridal Gowns With Sleeves

You chose your venue + set the date…now it’s time for the gown! One current trend that we could literally wrap our arms around is SLEEVES! Read on below as we walk you through the different types of wedding gowns with sleeves + help you navigate which sleeve you’d love the most!

A NOD TO TRADITION

Carolina Herrera – “Lainey”
A floral-inspired lace sleeve is perfect for the bride who likes a traditional look. For the bride looking to modernize this classic style, we love the laser-cut lace Carolina selected for this gown, which gives it a more updated feel!

SLEEK + MODERN

Suzanne Neville “Adair” | Sareh Nouri “Belle”
Winter whites can pack a punch when they’re done using crisp lines on sleek silhouettes. The ultimate in sophistication…you’ll be the talk of the town, just ask Meghan Markle.

THE HINT OF SEDUCTION

Suzanne Neville “Luella”
The newest trend on the runway is that of subtle seduction, just a peek-a-boo, from a slit in the skirt to an unlined illusion top.

Love the look, but feel it’s a little too revealing? Great news: We can line the bodice and close up the slit.

THE TOUCH OF WHIMSY

Suzanne Neville “Topaz”
A hint of delicate garden-inspired applique, accented with subtle clear beading. This gown is the perfect nod to nature for a bride looking for whimsical elegance, and works equally for a summer or winter wedding!

THE BOLD + THE BEAUTIFUL

Kelly Faetanini “Adair”
When you hear wedding gowns with sleeves, it doesn’t always have to be long, check out this next one! Another laser cut lace, yet this time instead of a floral pattern we have an intricate design, creating a bold fresh look. What’s even better about this gown is it can be done with short sleeves or long. Scroll down for our Real ALSW Bride rocking this gown in a full sleeve!

Real Bride Inspo!

VENDOR LOVE: Bride + Groom: Jackie + Tom | Photography: @robertnormanphotography | Gown: @kellyfaetanini | Venue: Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Suzanne Neville “Nouevau” | Amsale “Angeline”
Not fully committed to a sleeve? No worries…we have detachable options! Many of our designers can make the sleeve from an existing design detachable, or we can layer a jacket over the top of a gown to create a two-in-one look!

Interested in wedding gowns with sleeves? Request an Appointment!

Traveling With Your Bridal Gown

Having a destination wedding can be fun & exciting, yet can cause some stress when it comes to traveling with your gown! After more than seven years of working with destination brides, here are our top 3 tips that we’ve learned along the way!

1. First and foremost….carry your gown with you! We cannot stress this enough, so let us say it again. CARRY YOUR GOWN WITH YOU! You do not want to have to worry about a lost bridal gown in the few days prior to your wedding.

2. Most times if you contact your airline and inform them that you’ll be bringing your gown with you, they will suggest ways of storing it on board. In most cases the aircraft has a coat closet where you can store your gown.

3. Nervous of your gown leaving your sight? We have had brides purchase separate seats for their gowns! While not necessarily the most economical solution, sometimes that extra peace of mind is worth it!

1. ALSW brides receive a complimentary pressing of their gown. However, traveling with your gown can cause some slight wrinkles, causing the gown to need a slight touch up prior to you walking down the aisle. Planning to travel a distance? We can inform you of the dos and don’ts for touching up your gown fabric. When it comes to ironing versus steaming, it’s important to choose the correct method!

2. Call your hotel ahead of time to ensure there is an iron and steamer available. If not, arrange to rent one.

3. Some wedding venues have an in-house event planner that may provide a gown pressing service, so be sure to do your a little research before you arrive.

“I said I do, but I’m far from home, what should I do with the gown now?”

1. After spending a full day in your gown, it has likely collected some dirt throughout the day. The sooner you clean it, the better the results will be! We recommend bringing it back to A Little Something White as quickly as possible.

2. ALSW works closely with an award-winning gown cleaning company. All we ask is that you bring your gown back, pay for the service, and then we will send your gown out to be cleaned and preserved. It’s always good to protect your investment! Even better…as soon as it’s clean, it will be shipped directly to you.

3. Not returning to Connecticut right away? Not to worry…simply designate someone trustworthy to hand carry it back for you or arrange to ship it directly to us. Just give us a heads up if you’re shipping it so that we can be on the lookout for it!

Still haven’t found your gown? Request an Appointment!

Bridal Gowns For a Cause

We are a Proud Partner!

At A Little Something White we believe in the saying “Greatness is not how much you have, but what you give.” Giving back to fellow women and to a cause that is so near and dear to our hearts is so special to us. Our friends over at Brides Against Breast Cancer have been doing something amazing since 1997 by not only helping women to feel amazing on their wedding days, but also giving back to breast cancer research and preventative education.

In 2019, ALSW proudly donated $80,000 worth of bridal gowns to Brides Against Breast Cancer!!

Brides Against Breast Cancer | Pop Up Sample Sale

HOW IT WORKS:

1. Donate your gown and receive a charity donation 501(c)(3) tax receipt.

2. A bride purchases your pre-owned gown at one of the Brides Against Breast Cancer Sample Sales.

3. Proceeds go to breast cancer research organizations and early detection education. Check out their Charity Mission Partners Here!

4. Feel amazing that your donation could save the life of another woman!

As seen on…

“Your kind support allows us to focus on our mission of early detection, awareness, and education to stop the development of breast cancer and save lives.”

Brides Against Breast Cancer
Donate your Dress!

Interested in giving back, but don’t have a gown to donate?

Donate Funds!

or

Be a Volunteer!

Styling the Winter Look!

HOW TO’S FOR ACHIEVING WINTER STYLE PERFECTION! VINTAGE FURS + REAL WEDDING INSPO!

WARM TONES THAT POP!
ALSW Tip: In the winter months tones of grays and whites wash over the landscape so wearing pops of warmer tones ensures that YOU stand out!

Vendor Love:
Bride: Kait | Photo: @beetandblossom | Venue: @lechateau_ny | H&M: @alluretravelingbeauty | Florals: @enza.events | Gown: @pronovias | Fur: @something_old_collection

OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM!
ALSW Tip: Loving the Old Hollywood look, but know how to achieve it? Opt for a lush fur and bold jewels, a starlet never shy’s away from the sparkle!

Vendor Love:
Bride: Allison | Photo: @jennifernevesphotography  | Venue: @graduateprovidence | H&M: @blovelybeautystudio | Gown: @pronovias | Veil: @tonifederici | Fur: @something_old_collection

MONOCHROMATIC WHITES!
ALSW Tip: Looking for that tonal look? Choosing to do a white fur is a timeless look that never goes out of style!

Vendor Love:
Bride: Jessica | Photo: @jennynaimaphotography | Florals: @ashleighsgarden| Gown: @pronovias | Faux Fur: @heideelnora

SHOP OUR VINTAGE FURS!

Marilyn

| Brown Tipped Fox Fur |

This smaller sized Brown Tipped Fox Fur is inspired by actress Marilyn Monroe. Bringing just the right amount of drama and elegance this fur is the perfect way to tie fall into any bridal look!

Features: Wide V neckline, Clasp closure front. Horizontal pelts with diamond detailing back.
RENTAL $375

Audrey

| Oversized Vintage White Fox Wrap |

Say hello to Audrey, inspired by the glamourous Audrey Hepburn, this Vintage White Fox Wrap is perfect for that luxurious bridal look. The creamy tonality is complimentary of a snowy wedding day! Breakfast at Tiffany’s anyone?

Features: V neckline, Clasp Closure Front or Criss- cross option. Horizontal pelt detailing.
RENTAL $475

Lucille

| Vintage Two Tone Brown Chinchilla Fur Shrug |

Perfect for the bride who wants a little contrast in her look, this Brown Chinchilla Fur has the right amount of coverage with just enough peek-a-boo at the neck. Inspired by Lucille Ball, this Vintage Fur brings the old Hollywood glam into the 21st century. You’ve got some explaining to do Lucy! 

Features: High V neckline, Clasp Closure Front, Vertical and horizontal pelt detailing.
RENTAL $385

Katharine

| Brown Tipped Fox Shrug |

Named for the timeless elegance of Katharine Hepburn, this shrug has clean line seaming with a twist, and warm earthy tones to accent any gown. 

Features: V neckline, clasp closure front and vertical back detailing.
RENTAL $400

Want to see more? Request a Styling Appointment!

Winter Wedding Inspo // A Touch of Woodland Whimsy

Featured in Bliss Celebrations Magazine, this Newport, RI. styled shoot is one of winter splendor! The mix of woodland whimsy with a hint of glamour is truly one to write home about. The gold accents in the glassware and the lace sleeves of the Sareh Nouri gown are the perfect accent to the whimsical details, from the fur table runner to the antlers.

We’re loving the mixture of textures!

VENDOR LOVE

Photos: @mstudiosri | Florals: @stoneblossom | Decor: @exquisiteeventsplanning | Beauty: @salonmoshiek + @robinmakeup | Rentals: @peakeventservices | Gown: @sarehnouri | Suit: @aldos_formals | Publication: @BlissCelebrations | Catering: @blackstoneri

Amsale Trunk Show: November 21st-24th

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WHAT IS A TRUNK SHOW?
We curate our everyday gown selection to reflect our brides’ unique yet timeless styles. Naturally, there are gowns from our designers that we don’t carry in store on a daily basis, because we only purchase a subset of each designer’s collection. The beauty of a Trunk Show is that our designers send us their new collection along with best sellers from past seasons. During the event our brides have an even larger selection of gowns to purchase from. As an added bonus, sometimes the designer or a member of the design team are present for the Trunk Show to work one on one with you. Trunk Shows make the shopping experience even that much more special and memorable! Request an appointment today!

“I believe that true style knows no place or time – more than an aesthetic, STYLE is a way of living.”
– Amsale Aberra

AMSALE | PRICE RANGE $3,400 -$6,800

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THE COLLECTION

A reflection of Amsale Aberra’s founding philosophy of elegant simplicity, each design is delicately handcrafted with couture dressmaking techniques in Amsale’s New York City Atelier. With an understated glamour, and unwavering attention to detail, each and every Amsale design exudes modern femininity, and becomes a true reflection of the wearer’s distinct, and unique, personal style. Our philosophy today honors Amsale’s lifelong pursuit of enduring style that evokes feeling and connection—an indelible legacy that is felt in every design.

Founded by Amsale Aberra and Neil Brown, The Amsale Group is one of the world’s leading luxury bridal houses, and often regarded as the inventor of the modern wedding dress. Headquartered in New York City with a salon on Madison Avenue, the collections including Amsale, Nouvelle Amsale, and Bridesmaids, carried in some of the finest bridal salons and specialty stores worldwide.

We’re Giving Gifts of Appreciation this Thanksgiving weekend!

We’re Giving Thanks + Gifts of Gratitude!

Thanksgiving weekend is a time for us to show appreciation for what we hold near and dear to our hearts + we want to show how grateful we are for YOU! This White Friday + Small Business Saturday, purchase a gown over $2,000 + choose a gift from “The Giving List”.
Limit 1 per customer.

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Sareh Nouri Trunk Show: November 14th-17th

SAREH NOURI TRUNK SHOW | NOVEMBER 14-17TH

A Little Something White will be hosting a Sareh Nouri Trunk Show! During the event we will be highlighting gowns we have in store, view best sellers from past seasons along with faves from the 2020 Collection! Appointments are required. To request an appointment, please visit our website or call us at 203-309-5110!

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“The Spring 2020 Collection is inspired by royal princesses – we named the gowns after princesses from around the world.”
SAREH NOURI

“My passion began when I designed my own gown.”
SAREH NOURI

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Sip + Style Event | November 14, 2019

SIP & STYLE EVENT | NOV. 14, 2019 | 5PM – 8PM

A Little Something White will be hosting a SIP & STYLE EVENT – Receive a complimentary hair trial by the J. Kinford Beauty Group & 10% OFF ALL accessories (Jewelry, veils, sashes & headpieces). Each appointment consists of a half hour mini hair trial and one full hour to shop our accessories. Please contact us on our website or at 203-309-5110 to request an appointment!

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“I ALWAYS SEE THE DEEPER BEAUTY IN WOMEN; SEE THEM FOR THE FRECKLES, CURLS AND SMILE LINES. SMILE LINES MEAN YEARS OF LAUGHTER, FINE LINES MEAN YEARS OF WISDOM AND FRECKLES MEAN YOUR FACE HAS FELT THE SUNSHINE. THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL AND YOUR FIANCE LOVES THEM, SO LET THEM SHINE THROUGH!”

 – JENNIFER KINFORD
Owner of J. Kinford Beauty Group