Zoomer-Friendly: The Wedding Boutique That Suits Brides of All Ages
With the royal wedding just a few weeks from now, Meghan Markle is probably feverishly working away on the colossal task of acquiring her wedding day trousseau. Presumably at this stage, the designer of her dress has been selected, fittings organized and the hunt is on for all the right accessories.
Of course as she toils away under a cloak of secrecy until her Big Day when she ties the knot with Prince Harry – she has a small army of royal assistants helping her to pull the lengthy list of details together.
But for other second-time brides, their trek down the aisle this spring doesn’t have to be an organizational nightmare or as stressful as the royal couple’s. The solution to keeping things simplified – at least when it comes to the matrimonial wardrobe – is a one-stop retailer for gown, shoes and accessories.
You may remember Le Chateau from your youthful days as the place where you got your your prom dress, but today, it’s also a retailer where you can get a wedding dress.
The trendy Montreal based retailer is still standing, despite the competition of international fast fashion mega brands. But the range of merchandise have expanded over the last few years to include a robust special-occasion department, which includes the Wedding Boutique.
Whether you are the bride, the mother-of-the-bride, the groom or guest at an upcoming wedding, you can find everything to style yourself for this occasion at select Le Chateau stores. From gowns, headpieces, wraps, jewellery and shoes for the big day, this retailer with stores across the country and an ecommerce site, has everyone in the bridal party covered.
The Zoomer aged would find it suitable since they include a range of sizes, body-friendly styles ( pockets! sleeves!) and reasonable prices. A large percentage of the dresses are also made in Canada.
We peruse the Wedding Boutique on their website for a selection of Zoomer friendly pieces suitable for the Big Day.
All photos courtesy of lechateau.com
If you’re a second time bride opting for white, this retro style gown is a perfect choice. The long sleeves provides coverage – for those who prefer to keep their arms under wraps – but the key hole neckline gives the gown a sensual touch. But the simplicity of the design also ensures this could be a gown that lives on in your wardrobe for other occasions. Chiffon gown, $350.
This chic champagne coloured dress with cape sleeves could work for any member of a bridal party – second time bride, mother-of-the-bride or wedding guest. Featuring lace and sequins, this cocktail length dress, is one of several styles from Le Chateau featuring the Made-In-Canada label. Sequin and lace v-neck cape dress, $250.
Since most event dresses for summer are sleeveless or feature bare shoulders, some women like to throw a chic shawl around their shoulders. This black chiffon poncho is a stylish alternative to the wrap for a summer wedding. It’s elegant and you don’t have to worry about losing your wrap while kicking up your heels on the dance floor. Chiffon poncho cover-up, $49.95.
Why not try a white pant suit instead of a gown for your nuptials? It’s suitable for tying the knot at City Hall. Or take it to a destination wedding, since it’s easier to pack than a gown. And a white suit is a classic which you can pull out for other summer events. Double Weave open front blazer, $169 and matching pant, $89.95.
Like Meghan Markle, you too can make that second trip to the altar a regal affair. Put your best foot forward in a glamorous jewel encrusted pair of bridal shoes. Satin peep toe pump, $150.
The royal wedding will bring out all manner of hats. But if a hat seems a tricky proposition for the small wedding you’re attending this summer, why not try a fascinator? Available in both white and black, this feather and tulle fascinator offers a dollop of whimsical style. Birdcage veil and fascinator, $39.95.
Some second-time brides forgo a bouquet of florals. This clutch with a star-burst of crystals is a glittering alternative. Clutch, $69.95.