Archive for December, 2011


Friday’s Featured Dress…

Today’s dress ,Sheldon, comes from our newest collection, and she oozes romance. Sheldon has an extremely flattering shape with a natural waist and a-line skirt, but don’t even think of calling her drab! Sheldon is chock full of amazing design details. Her bodice is pleated to emphasize the bust with more pleating at the waist covered with gorgeous hand beading. Even more beauty can be found in the layered organze skirt polished off with chapel train. Sheldon can be found on trunk shows and select stores. Contact us at info@annebarge.com for more details.

Hip Hip Hooray…

After feasting on delicious holiday food for days coupled with feasting on holiday sweets all month, I feel huge. I think I may have a full five to ten pounds to take off in the new year just from this holiday season alone. For the past few days, and the next few to come, I have altered my wardrobe to hide the new problem spots. One of my biggest problem spots in the hips and booty area. A-line skirts, black pants and natural waist dresses are my friend. If hips or booty are your problem area, consider an a-line wedding gown with a natural waist for you wedding.Trust me, a-line is not as boring as it sounds!

New Year Sparkle…

In New York City on December 31st at 11:59p.m. a sparkly one-of-a-kind crystal ball will begin it’s descent into to mark the beginning of a new year. It will cast colorful beams of glittery light in all directions and all eyes will be glued to it’s beauty. Shouldn’t you be just as captivating on your big day? Consider one of these Anne Barge gowns and just add light to shine on your day.

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Friday’s Featured Dress…

Since today is the first official day of winter I thought I would choose a dress that reminded me of this festive season of the year. Today’s featured dress comes from our newest collection, and it’s name is Chandler. Made of glossy silk satin and detailed with sparkly rhinestone beading, Chandler is reminiscent of snow and ice. Chandler begins with a gorgeous strapless notch neckline then shows off the waist with a beaded yoke inset. From there, Chandler flows into an a-line skirt with dramatic train. It’s perfect for all body types and flatters all figures. You can find Chandler on trunk shows and in select Anne Barge stores. To find our more about Chandler email us at info@AnneBarge.com.


Move over Vintage…

One of our retailers, Beth Chapman of the White Dress by the Shore, shared this article on Facebook today.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harmony-walton/the-end-of-the-vintage-we_b_1063926.html#s450838&title=Formal_Wedding_Trend

I loved this article. I loved it not because I have something against the “vintage” wedding, but because I throughouly support your day being about you. Small touches that say something about you, your husband and the love you two share is what makes a wedding special. I also support the comeback of more formal and traditional wedding. Who wouldn’t want to feel like Kate Middleton walking down the aisle?!?! Want some ideas for some more formal and sophisticated gowns? Check these out!

One fabric many ways…

One of the comments I receive a lot when talking to people about what I do it “I can’t believe you can think of that many ways to make a white dress.” Sure, you can change the beading or change the lace, but where’s the challenge in that? I decided to narrow it down even further. Check out all the ways we made a white dress in the same fabric in so many ways. All of the following dresses are taffeta with no beading or lace, and all are 100% original and unique. Amazing!

Tiny Waistline…

We have talked lots about using belts to make your waist appear smaller on this blog, but what if you don’t want a belt but still want a small waist. The answer is in the three dresses above. All of the dresses above use banding at the natural waist to emphasize the waist. By emphasizing this small part of your body you will overall look smaller. Brilliant! Just be sure the band hits at your natural waist and does not hit too far above or below. Don’t know where your natural waist is? Here’s a tip… do the “I’m a little teapot” dance. When you “tip over to pour out” feel the crease on your “handle” side. That crease is your natural waist. Trust me, hit this spot and you will be receiving compliments all night!

Friday’s Featured Dress…

Today’s featured dress is a gorgeous number from our newest collection, Waverly. She is an amazing example of how the right lines flatter your every curve and hide you every flaw. Tailored to perfection, Waverly is between a  sheath and modified A-line. I would almost venture to make a category just for her called structured sheath. Her skirt is narrow with a perfect flair at the bottom, and the bodice, waist and hips hug close to the body. While all this hugging and snugging makes it sound like you have to be 5′ 9″ and 120lbs to wear her the opposite is actually true. All shapes and sizes can wear her for two reasons. First, Waverly is structured and supported holding everything in and up. Second, the bands are strategically placed to highlight good and hide bad. All that sounds so boring and practical though; lets talk excitement. Waverly is different yet classic, romantic yet down to Earth, and sophisticated yet youthful. Honestly, this dress is just anything and everything. Waverly is available on trunk shows and at select Anne Barge stores. Contact us at info@AnneBarge.com for additional pricing, details and locations.

New Ads…

Right now our crack Anne Barge team is in Toronto, Canada shooting our newest ad campaign. It’s light, airy, young and most importantly drop dead gorgeous. We love the model, the gowns and the styling. We hope you love it when we finally get to debut the new images, but to hold you over here is a sneak peak. Shhh…don’t tell I showed you!

Anne Barge on Anne Hathaway…

Anne Hathaway recently made headlines with her engagement to Adam Shulman, and her amazing pink diamond engagement ring.

While no press releases have been issued as to when, where or how the couple will tie the knot; there has also been no mention as to who will design the beautiful Anne Hathaway’s Wedding gown. Might we make a suggestion? Check out just some of the Anne Barge gowns we would recommend for Anne, or should we just do a whole new one?

Perhaps Anne should wear our “Garner” gown to continue her “Catwoman” sleek personna.

Or maybe she should don 612 and go back to her Princess Mia days.

She could go fashion forward in “August” a la Devil Wears Prada,

Or classic like in “Bride Wars”.

Then again…she could just go as Anne in our 617 and take everyone’s breath away!