THE WHITE DRESS BY THE SHORE
For impeccable service and an unforgettable experience, in the heart of Connecticut, visit this salon
There’s no other way to say this, but we just love Beth Chapman and her charming bridal salon, The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton, CT. Set in an antique home built in 1763, the salon carries 11 designer wedding gown collections, some of which are exclusive to the salon in the state, bridesmaid dresses, and looks for the mothers of the bride and groom. Brides can dress their entire bridal party, well, at least the women, at The White Dress by the Shore.
The salon carries wedding gowns by Hayley Paige, Amy Kuschel, Modern Trousseau, Thiea, Anne Barge and Jenny Yoo to name a few. And bridesmaid looks by Amsale, Donna Morgan, Lula Kate and Jenny Yoo. Moms can shop for stylish looks from Watters and Watters, Theia and Siri. In addition to wedding gowns, you’ll also find a wide selection of accessories, including veils, headpieces, jewelry and heels. And for winter brides you can buy or rent a selection of fur stoles, jackets, wraps and muffs.
We cater to the classic New England Bride, who appreciates quality products and excellent service, and is looking for a timeless gown that reflects her personal style.—Beth Chapman
What makes The White Dress by the Shore stand out is their impeccable service, which goes above and beyond the day-of shopping experience. After finding your dream wedding dress, the salon offers in-house alterations, styling, day-of dressing services and after the wedding bring your gown back to be professionally cleaned and preserved.
For brides looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, ask about their White Carpet Appointments. The salon will close its doors to all other customers and give you, your mom and friends exclusive access for three hours, where in addition to trying on wedding dresses, you’ll sip champagne and enjoy a sweet or savory menu of bite-sized treats. You can also add the option of a limo chauffeuring you there and home, and a photographer on-site to document the day. And there’s a goody bag too! White Carpet Appointments start at $325.
In addition to the many press clippings the salon and Beth have received over the years, including Style Me Pretty, Inside Weddings and WellWed, Beth is the co-author of The White Dress in Color, an inspirational book filled with wedding-day style ideas and expert advice.