You’re getting married and it will be wonderful to have your closest girlfriends in attendance. What dress should your bridesmaids wear and in what color? Should they be long or short, strapless or off the shoulder? These are questions that will happily be answered by you with the help of a dress shop employee from one of these great shops.
The Wedding Embassy
1900 Watertown Ave.
Oakville, CT 06779
Megan Dumaine is the owner of The Wedding Embassy who is there for you with a keen eye of detail. You will choose from dresses and gowns by designers like Alfredo Angelo and Bari Jay in this season’s popular styles and color palettes. Champagne Sundays is a perfect way to celebrate the big day with a three-hour private shop that is stress-free. Call for a champagne appointment and more information.
The Plumed Serpent Bridal
295 Post Road E.
Westport, CT 06880
Alison Fischer has been the owner and creative director of The Plumed Serpent Bridal for 10 years. She has experience with traditional as well as couture formal wear. Your bridal party will find high-end gowns and dresses that they will happily wear again, long after the wedding day. Amsale and Monique Lhuiller dress designs can be seen in charmeuse, jersey, tafetta and chiffon. This shop provides service and style along with a distinct atmosphere and finesse.
Julie Allen Bridals
154 S. Main St.
Newtown, CT 06470
Julie Allen Bridals has been in business since 1970. Julie Allen started the shop and now it is run by her daughter Melanie. This salon is one of the largest in the state with 10 dressing rooms large enough to accomodate all your bridesmaids at once. If your bridesmaids cannot make it into the shop, it provides a guide on how to take your measurements yourself. There are three European seamstresses at the shop to handle fittings, as well as many designers and price ranges to choose from.
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254 Main St.
Farmington, CT 06032
Diane Bonney has been catering to brides and their particular needs for 20 years. Stylish Impressions has elegant and romantic dresses with the sophistication of New York style and flair. You and your bridesmaids can choose from almost 500 dresses and gowns in sizes from two to 28. The dress designers include Alvina Valenta, Jim Hjelm, Pretty Maids and more. The shop also carries shoes, jewelry and handbags.
Lucille’s Bridal Shop
236 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477
Antonietta Catania is the new owner of Lucille’s Bridal Shop as off December 1, with over 20 years of experience. She also speaks Spanish and Italian. You will find dresses and gowns designed by Bill Levkoff, Impression and Jordan among your choices on the racks. The stylists can help you narrow down what you are looking for and find the perfect bridesmaid dress. Alterations are done in house. And once you have the bridesmaids squared away, if you’re looking for a flower girl dress, designer wear by Alfredo Angelo and Jordan fashions are available.
Paula Moliver is a noted designer with a specialty in all things related to fiber. She spins and dyes her own yarn and is skilled in weaving and needle arts. She has been widely published in noted magazines including Arts & Crafts, Better Homes & Gardens and the Decorative Painter. Paula is a regular educator at New Pond Farm. She resides in Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.