Archive for August, 2011


Every once in a while something comes along which must be emulated. We came up with this gorgeous draped skirt with the gown Reece. Upon seeing the perfection, we used it again with different bodices so more brides could wear it. By changing the bodices and slightly altering the pleats we were able to give this skirt multiple personalities. As you can see, all the dresses are completely different except the skirt. Why does this skirt need to be repeated? Simple, it looks great on everyone and it is a great alternative to big skirt. It is a fitted a-line. Perfect for showing just the right amount of curve. Everyone looks statuesque, taller and more regal in this skirt. What’s not to love?

Reece (The one that started it all.)

Blaine

Harper

Leighton

Today we got in this beautiful Devereaux gown custom made in black. The lining, lace, horse hair, tulle and flowers were all made in black with the beading left in silver. The result is a stunning evening gown fit for the red carpet or any black tie event. Just think, you can do custom colors with any Anne Barge gown; imagine the possibilities!

At last night’s VMA’s on MTV, stars from all walks of celebrity rocked the mini dress. They came in all shades and textures, and legs were the must have accessory. (Sorry Justin Beiber, but the snake was not a good accessory choice!) The personalities of the minis were as varied as the celebrities who wore them. There was lace, beading, sheer panels, cut-outs and feathers. No two looked alike. Just take a look at some of the minis worn on the black carpet last night…

Kelly Rowland

Katy Perry

Katie Holmes

Victoria Justice

Zoe Saldana

Do you love this rockstar look, or just have a great pair of legs you want to show off? Try these Anne Barge short gowns and rock your aisle on your big day, or wear short to your rehearsal and rock that too!

Here is another idea. If you don’t see a short dress you love, you can order a custom long dress made to be short. We can customize ANY gown to be a mini! Just check this example out!

So, take a cue from the rocker ladies of Hollywood, and dare to go short!

It’s Friday! Not only does it proceed Saturday, but it is also the day we highlight one of the gorgeous dresses from our collection. Today we have chosen to show you Drew. She is a beauty encapsulating whimsy and romance. Made of tulle, Drew has a rouched strapless bodice and ballgown skirt. The skirt is tucked and draped in multiple layers to create texture and interest. She has a natural waistline and sweetheart neckline which makes her extremely forgiving and flattering,and if all that wasn’t enough we have added a beaded belt on velvet ribbon. She is perfect for all body types, all times of year and all locations.  Drew is on select trunk shows and in select Anne Barge retail stores. To find her near you or for more information email us at info@AnneBarge.com.

At Anne Barge we love using materials in a new and unconventional way. One such item is bridal horsehair. Horse hair is a stiff mesh band that comes in different widths from small to wide. Typically horsehair is put into hem to hold the skirt out and strengthen the hem. Usually you cannot see the horsehair as it is in between the fabric and lining, but we have pulled it out of hiding and made it a focus! We loved how the stiff mesh made our tulle skirts ruffle and move, and we also love how it emphasized the multiple layers of our skirts. Put onto the tulle, it blends in with the texture, but emphasizes the unique cut of the skirt. Don’t you love the effect! Who knows what we will use next!

It’s getting to be that time of year again when we pack our bags and hit the road to bring the latest and greatest Anne Barge gowns to you. We strongly encourage you to come and see us at your nearest Anne Barge retailer. Not only will we have tons of fun together, but we will put you into your dream dress! Don’t see a store on our list near you? Email us at info@AnneBarge.com and we will point you in the right direction.

SEPTEMBER

2 – 3 Malindy Elene, FL – http://malindyelene.com

9 – 17 Guffey’s , Atlanta, GA – “Best of Anne Barge Collection” – http://guffeys.com/

9-10 Divine Designs , OR – http://divinedesignsbridal.com/blog.html

9-10 The White Room , AL – http://www.thewhiteroombirmingham.com/

16-17 Belle Vie, IL – http://belleviebridalcouture.com/

16 – 17 Berrybridge, MO – http://www.berrybridgebridal.com/

23 – Oct 1 White Magnolia, FL – “Best of Anne Barge Collection” – http://whitemagnoliabridal.com/

23 – 24 Marina Morrison, CA – http://www.marinamorrison.com/

23 – 24 Destiny’s Bride, AZ – http://destinysbride.com/

30 – Oct 1 Hannelore’s, VA – http://hannelores.com/

30 – Oct 1 Ivory, TX – http://www.ivorybridalhouston.com/

OCTOBER

7 – 15 Zita’s, WI – “The Best of Anne Barge Collection” – http://www.zitabridal.com/

7 – 8 Chic Parisien, FL – http://www.chicparisienbridal.com/#/en/Home//

7 – 8 White Toronto, Canada – http://dev.studiocartogram.com/

14 – 15 Wedding Shoppe, PA – http://www.wedding-shoppe.com/

21 – 29 Anne Gregory, PA – “The Best of Anne Barge Collection” – http://www.annegregorybrides.com/

21 – 22 Hayden Olivia, NC – http://haydenolivia.com/

21 – 22 Plumed Serpent, CT – http://www.plumedserpentbridal.com/

28 – 29 Neiman Marcus, TX

28 – 30 Kleinfeld, NY – http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/

We got these gorgeous photos from our bride Erin this morning. She looked amazing in her custom LF199, and we love the bright bold colors of her wedding. Thank you so much Erin for being a great representative of Anne Barge and for showing us your pictures!

Today’s dress comes from a past Anne Barge collection, but it truly a unique beauty. She is a meeting of contemporary and traditional. A gorgeous square neckline with dropped waistline enhances your gorgeous curves, and the sash at the waist nips in the waist to draw everyone’s eye to your smallest point making you look tiny. This tailored bodice supports and holds you in, and it is one of our most structured bodices in the entire collection. To add impact you have a large princess skirt with lace around the hem. To keep this dress from swinging into the too traditional category, the lace is a gorgeous black and ivory blend. (It does come in all ivory too!) This gown is flattering on everyone and goes with any season. She is available at Anne Barge retail stores and by request. Please feel free to contact us for more information, pricing and details at info@AnneBarge.com.

The past few seasons have been all about the belt. Simple elegant gowns adorned with gorgeous lace or flashy beads have graced every runway and have walked many aisles.  Don’t get us wrong, we love belts, but sometimes they can get a little pricey, and some brides also don’t want the flash of a belt. So, what other option do you have? How about a simple sash. You can do any color, width or fabric. Sashes enhance the waist making you look smaller and curvier. They are a great alternative to the belt. Just check out some of these Anne Barge sashes.

For most of the wedding ceremony your guest see one thing, your back. So, why not make the most of it. You can have a dress with a breathtaking front and a jawdropping back. You can have it all. Check out some of these Anne Barge gowns with amazing backs! Who wouldn’t want to stare at these through the whole ceremony?