Archive for December, 2011

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 for more details.

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!

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.



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

Start planning ahead for the new year. We have amazing trunk shows coming up in January that you don’t want to miss; make your appointments today!

January 6-7 – Hannelore’s in Alexandria,VA -

January 6-15 -”The Best Of” Collection at Town & Country in LA –

January 13-15 – Kleinfeld in New York, NY. ANNE BARGE APPEARING IN PERSON!!!-

January 20-28 – “The Best Of” Collection in Cloud Nine in Illinois

January 20-21 – Belle Mariee in Houston, TX  -

January 27-28 – Neiman Marcus in Dallas,TX

January 27-29 – Solutions Bridal House in Orlando, FL –

Again, to find out where you can find these gowns email us at











All dresses on our virtual trunk show are available in select stores and reality trunk shows. For information on where you can find these gowns and pricing email us at











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

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 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!

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!