Bridal Attire Fashion and Advice from DC Area Experts - Part 1 with Hitched Bridal Couture

This week, we will be sharing Bridal Attire Fashion and Advice from Washington, DC area experts.  We recently had a chance to connect with three of our favorite bridal stores in the area: Hitched Bridal Couture, Carine's Bridal Atelier, and Ellie's Bridal Boutique.  We asked each shop a range of questions; from what should brides consider on their first visit to trends for 2013. Read our mini-interview below with Julia and Carin of Hitched!  And stay tuned to see Hitched on an upcoming episode of TLC's Randy to the Rescue.  If you are near a TV today, the ladies are on WJLA's "Let's Talk Live! at 11am.

Q: What do you suggest to brides who are just starting to look for their wedding dress?  A: The most important thing to do is keep an open mind! Go into your first appointment with a clear vision of things you love and don’t love, but be open to trying new things as well. Wedding gowns look so different on our bodies than every-day clothes; just because you wear V-necks each and every day doesn't necessarily mean you’ll love yourself in a V-neck gown. So experiment! Keeping an open mind also means not being scared by something that surprises you. Your perfect gown is the one that makes you feel like the most fabulous version of yourself and that you can visualize in the context of your big day- it’s okay if that doesn't match the vision you've had since you were ten years old!

Another tip is to think carefully about the people you bring with you to your first appointment. It’s often helpful to keep this group small while you’re shopping around and establishing your ‘style base-line’. Once you have a good list of favorites, then it’s time to roll in the entourage and get their opinions. (This will help prevent a lot of suggestions that don’t necessarily jive with your style).

84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Q: If you could pick a wedding dress for any celebrity, who would it be? What style would you choose? A: If we could choose anyone to dress for their wedding, it would be Emma Stone (so I guess she needs to hurry up and get engaged!). She’s such a funny personality and is also very brave when it comes to her fashion choices. We imagine her bridal look would be something that combines a classic line with a risky twist, like when she wore the Giambattista Valli tie-neck gown to the Oscars a few years back. Women who take fashion risks make adventurous brides!

Amsale - Hudson

Amsale - Hudson

Anna Maier - Felicite


Q: What is on trend for Wedding dresses this year? A: The slimmer silhouette with embroidered detailing; a very 1930’s, art deco look. We’re seeing people who aren’t afraid of a little beading, because ‘beading’ no longer means big, chunky crystals on a huge ballgown. It means delicate metallic embroidery and appliques on a sophisticated and glam sheath.

Lela Rose - Central Park


About Hitched: We offer an exquisite selection of couture bridal gowns from the finest designers. We handpick our collection from thousands of gowns to provide you a variety of options and the ability to choose "who you want to be" on your wedding day. Whether you want to be classic, elegant, sophisticated or romantic ~ we know you will find it at Hitched.