Gowns and Lingerie For the Big Day
Check out chic boutiques and a great bridal workout too.
We’ve been obsessed with Rosa Clará’s 2011 bridal collection ever since we saw photos of actress Mischa Barton donning a gorgeous tiered gown at Barcelona Bridal Week. See the entire collection (and why we’re obsessed) at the Spanish-based designer’s new Dallas boutique—the first one in the United States. In addition to designs by Rosa Clará, you’ll find lines by Christian Lacroix and Jesus Del Pozo, as well as bridesmaid and mother-of-the bride dresses. 3205 Knox St. 214-476-9558. rosaclara.es.
Beloved lingerie store Trousseau of Dallas has moved from its West Village locale to the Shops of Highland Park. Expect the same luxurious lingerie and expert bra fittings in the new digs. And if you’re planning a unique lingerie shower, take note. Trousseau will open the store exclusively to you and your friends, so you can shop among all the pretty little frilly things while sipping Champagne and nibbling hors d’oeuvres. 4266 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-520-9333. shoptrousseauofdallas.com.
Trainer Doug Rice has been helping L.A. brides “size down for the gown” since 2005, and now he’s brought his Bridalicious Boot Camp to Big D. With three locations (Plano, Uptown, and the Valley View Sportsplex), you’ll be hard-pressed to find an excuse to miss. But if you do, he has backup. Rice recently launched his Bridalicious Boot Camp DVD set and his online community, where brides get advice, support, and encouragement. Buy the four-disc DVD set ($77) and get a 90-day “Boutique” membership on the site for free. bridalbodyclub.com.
Dallas photographer Thisbe Grace knows every beautiful bridal portrait needs an equally beautiful frame. So she partnered with fellow Dallasite Mary Beaudry of Beaudry Framing to create Glamour Frames. These hand-painted frames are available as add-ons to Grace’s photo packages and feature custom details that complement the color palette of your portrait. From $150. thisbegrace.com.
It’s all about the bride at new boutique The Bride’s Room Fort Worth. Owner Kimberley Gotcher’s focus is on providing exceptional service. “We strive to make sure every bride feels special,” Gotcher says. “It’s truly just about her and her wedding day.” Offering traditional designs with a modern twist, the store features gowns by Paloma Blanca and Priscilla of Boston, plus lines exclusive to North Texas such as Junko Yoshioka and Lea-Ann Belter. 5114 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-737-4100. thebridesroomfw.com.