At White Dress, we’re all about creating an exceptional, exclusive, individualized wedding dress shopping experience for you and your entourage to enjoy. From the moment you book your appointment, our entire process is designed to make sure you are personally cared for and comfortable during this exciting time in your life!
And, while no two bridal appointments (or wedding day styles) are the same, there are some hot topics that seem to be on everyone’s mind recently…
Are colored wedding dresses (blush, champagne, etc.) just a fad? Can they still be timeless?
While we are seeing a return to the classic ivories, creams, and whites, there is no shortage of color at our boutique. And, we love that color is turning up in really creative ways this season. Think blush and misty blue dress linings, champagne laces, and metallic beading in golds, silvers, opals, and rose golds. Your mom’s poofy-sleeved wedding dress may not be “ready-to-wear” today, but, the fact that she wore it makes it special. Your dress, whether it’s a classic, ivory lace ballgown, or a blush beaded mermaid, will carry that same sentimental value twenty years from now. Feeling your best on your wedding day never goes out of style!
Allison Webb (Milwaukee)
Watters (Milwaukee + Lake Forest)
Enzoani (Milwaukee + Lake Forest)
Kelly Faetanini (Lake Forest)
Available By Special Request
Since this is a Fall (or Spring) dress – does that mean it is meant to be worn for that season?
The “season” of a dress refers simply to when the designer premiered the style. There may be elements of a FW18 (Fall/Winter 2018) dress that speak to you and the vision you have for your June wedding… that is totally normal. Designers premier new collections twice a year at the equivalent of bridal “Fashion Week” (once in March/April and once in October). Dresses that premier in the spring are part of the “Fall” collection. We do our best to keep our inventory fresh. When styles are discontinued or more than a few seasons old, they are lovingly moved to our “OffWhite” selection where brides can purchase the dress out of inventory. The most important thing about any dress in the boutique is whether or not you love it!
Martina Liana (Milwaukee)
Chic Nostalgia (Milwaukee)
Mikaella Bridal (Lake Forest)
How can two dresses that look similar be priced so differently?
Price is a reflection of fabric, construction or structure, and branding. One unembellished fit and flare may be a beautiful silk zibeline while the other may be a high quality silk taffeta. The less expensive dress is likely less structured with a less refined finish or seam detail. And, of course, like all things in fashion, there is an exclusivity factor. Some designers price lower because they are a volume retailer. They can sell to boutiques that cater to brides with widely varying budgets. Others are purposefully less advertised, stocked in fewer boutiques, and hand-made one at a time. Thus, they take on a more exclusive or couture ‘feel’. No matter the label or the fabric, when you find yourself absolutely in love with a particular dress, and it’s within your desired budget, that is priceless.
Maggie Sottero (Milwaukee)
Atelier Pronovias (Lake Forest)
See what else everyone’s talking about this Sunday at Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride! So many of our favorite Milwaukee wedding vendors will be joining us at The Pfister… Front Room Photography, Hospitality Democracy (better known as Holey Moley Donuts, Onesto, Smoke Shack, etc.), Blooming Quill, Wisconsin Bride Magazine, Dynamic Events by David Caruso… the list goes on and on!