Maggie Sottero, Brinkley Lynette: This delightful mermaid wedding gown features vintage inspiration and decadent detailing. Swarovski crystals and beading bring some extra glamour to the bodice. The V-back and sweetheart neckline are complimented with the beaded illusion sleeves showcasing fresh, cold-shoulder straps. Organza trimmed with horsehair complete the elegant fit-and-flare skirt. Available colors: Ivory over Soft Blush/Silver Accent (pictured above), Ivory/Silver Accent. Available sizes: 0-28.
Maggie Sottero: Ideal for Full-figured Brides
Looking for that magical wedding dress? New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte has the selection and pricing to make sure you find it. Our one-of-a-kind wedding salon offers every style, fabric and color choice from the best bridal designers. One of our favorites is Maggie Sottero. Wedding dresses from this line provide the beauty and divine fit every bride is looking for. This definitely includes their plus-size options, which effortlessly combine comfort and show-stopping style. We would love for you to stop by and try them on. Learn more about the history and philosophy of Maggie Sottero below:
We’re inspired by modern romantics, big adventures, and happy surprises. We aim to create graceful and enduring bridal looks with a fresh and couture aesthetic.
With our launch in 1997, design director Lesley Margaret (”Maggie”) Webster assumed the alias of “Maggie Sottero” in honor of her great grandmother. As our core brand, Maggie Sottero caters to the romantic and ethereal bride with a classic vision for her wedding, honoring Maggie Sottero’s five-generation legacy of passion artistry and innovation in the wedding industry. Discover more at Maggie Sottero
Maggie Sottero, Benicia: Elegance is defined with this sweet Keela Mikado wedding gown. The flowing ballgown skirt and strapless sweetheart neckline create a gorgeous silhouette. Covered buttons cascade along the train, complete with crystal buttons over an elastic and zipper closure. Swarovski crystals capture the light and add a hint of sparkle. Vary your wedding day look with illusion cap sleeves outfitted in Swarovski crystals (sold separately), along with the beaded belt (sold separately). Enjoy the freedom of creating multiple looks for your wedding ceremony and reception. Available colors: Ivory (pictured above). Available sizes: 0-28.
Everything You Need Under One Roof
We believe in extending our inspired designs and popular pricing pledge to every member of the wedding party. Simplify your shopping by making a day of it in our salon. Along with the region’s largest selection of designer wedding dresses, we have dedicated departments for bridesmaid dresses and rental tuxedos. We have a stunning collection of accessories, too. It’s wonderful to see everyone outfitted at the same time. Plus, streamlining alterations and final touches this way removes a lot of stress.
Here are some great tips to help you prepare for wedding dress shopping:
Before you go, get pretty and comfy.
Your chances of finding your dream dress increase significantly if you walk in with a) your cutest jeans and nail color, and b) a generally pleasant state of body and mind. In other words, treat yourself to an acai bowl and a manicure before you go. (Just skip the gloss and eyeshadow, as you’ll be getting in and out of gowns.)
Know the style of your dress might be a wonderful surprise.
It’s important to feel like “you” on your wedding day, but remember, “you” are a beautiful and idiosyncratic bride-to-be. If you find yourself drawn to glitzier embellishments or edgier details than your day-job-self is accustomed to, indulge your curiosity. After all, getting married is an extraordinary thing. Read more at Maggie Sottero
Maggie Sottero, style Riley Marie: This intricate sheath wedding dress showcases beaded lace motifs cascading over sequin tulle. The beaded spaghetti straps provide extra support for this romantic swoop style neckline that compliments the scoop back. Covered buttons finish the zipper closure. Available colors: Ivory over Champagne/Silver Accent (pictured above), Ivory/Silver Accent. Available sizes: 0-28.
NYB&G: The Home of Plus-size Wedding Style
You don’t have to compromise on style to find a larger size at New York Bride & Groom. Our designers make sure every bride can have a beautiful plus-size wedding dress on her special day. Combine this with our selection of bridesmaid gowns, rental tuxedos and accessories, and it’s easy to see why we’re the premier bridal salon in the entire Charlotte metro area. Visit us today, no appointment needed, and bring your camera for pics. We look forward to assisting you.
Willowby by Watters, style Levana: Soft Netting combines with Bluebell Lace and Escalera Trim to create an ethereal and romantic wedding gown. This A-Line features a high neckline halter style that shows off the arms and back. Radiate a celestial vibe for your wedding day. Available sizes 00-24W. Pictured above in Ivory/Oyster.
Look Your Best In Your Dress
Every bride wants to look and feel her very best on the wedding day. Planning in advance allows you to create a bootcamp routine with enough time to tone up and look great in your wedding dress. Starting a new fitness chapter will also help you feel energized on your big day and sleep better in the nights leading up to it. Take advantage of TV commercial breaks, lunch breaks and other moments of down time by including some targeted muscle toning moves. Here are a few to get you started:
The Wedding Dress Workout: Shoulders
Side plank: Start in a straight-arm side plank, your body forming a line from head to feet. With a weight in your free hand, lift your arm to the ceiling, then lower it to your side. Switch sides and repeat.
The Wedding-Dress Workout: Back
Superman: Lie face down on the floor, arms extended in front of you. Lift your arms, chest, and legs up two inches. Hold for two seconds, then release.
The Wedding-Dress Workout: Arms
Triceps Dip: Sit on a sturdy chair. Supporting yourself with your hands on the seat, slide your feet and hips forward until your butt is off the chair. Bend your elbows, and lower your butt toward the floor. Straighten your arms. Find more exercises at Glamour
Stella York, style 6639: Off-the-shoulder-sleeves showcase your upper back and arms in a dramatic way. Enchanting Boho Lace captivates with clear beading and graphic florals for a modern and sexy style. The sweetheart neckline is mirrored with the V-dip along the back of this arresting wedding gown. The laser-cut Lace train and full hem complete this fitted dress. Available in a plethora of sizes and fabric options.
Anytime Is The Right Time To Move
We hear great workout stories from our brides-to-be and their bridesmaids all the time. Lots of clients share easy toning tips like taking the stairs, holding plank position during their favorite TV programs and even completing squats and lunges while brushing their teeth. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, if you think creatively you can find a way to get in a little exercise along the way. It all adds up to getting you closer to your fitness goals so stay on it.Madison James, style MJ453: The plunging sweetheart neckline of this dress flows effortlessly into a intricate bodice for a lavish look. Chiffon and beaded embroidery give this gown an extra layer of beauty. Cold shoulder detailing offers support and soft romance to your bridal style. Available colors: Ivory, White, Ivory/Champagne (pictured above). Available sizes: 0-30.
Love Your Body Today & AlwaysAt New York Bride & Groom of Charlotte we recommend ordering your wedding gown in your current size. Brides who intend to scale down a few sizes and order that way will be left unhappy if their diet and exercise plans fail to deliver. You’re gorgeous as you are, but if you do end up losing and toning, our alterations department will have no trouble giving you a perfect fit.Here are more of our favorite bridal bootcamp exercises:
A little bit sexy and a little bit demure, a backless wedding dress can hit the perfect note on your big day. To wow with your posterior as you walk down the aisle, here are a few exercises that tone your back (and backside!).
Work your shoulders, upper back, and deltoids with the bent-over lateral raise.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand, and stand with your feet hips-width distance apart. Keep a slight bend in your knees. Fold your torso forward so your back is almost parallel with the floor and your hands are under your shoulders. Draw your abs in to protect your lower back.
As you exhale, lift your arms out to the side so they are in line with your shoulders. Keep a slight bend in your elbows. To get the upper back working, think of sliding your shoulder blades together. As you inhale, slowly lower the dumbbells back to the starting position. This counts as one rep.
Complete three sets of 10 to 12 reps.
Side Kick on All Fours
Give your butt a lift while toning side muscles with this mat move.
Start on all fours with hands underneath your shoulders and knees under your hips. Keeping the knee bent 90 degrees, lift the left leg until it is parallel to the floor.Keep the left thigh still as you straighten your left knee, kicking your leg out to the side. Don’t let the leg lower as you kick it.Bend the left knee back to 90 degrees, then lower the leg. This completes one rep. Do three sets of 20 reps per side. Check out more exercises at Pop Sugar
With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day, New York Bride & Groom can accommodate multiple brides and their guests with ease. Stop by anytime — no appointment needed — and see why we are the premier wedding salon in the region.
Kenneth Winston, Femme Collection, style 3392: Mikado Silk creates a timeless bridal silhouette in this extraordinary ball gown. Sleek and sophisticated, this wedding dress features a sweetheart neckline and plunging back. Enjoy a little extra sparkle to emphasize the waist. Available sizes: 2-28. Available colors: Ivory/Silver (pictured above).
New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte remains captivated by Kenneth Winston’s Femme Collection. Launched in 2014, these exceptional handcrafted wedding dresses are popular for their customization options and timeless silhouettes. The line is particularly beloved by full-figured brides looking for something extra special. Stop by NYB&G Charlotte (no appointment needed) and fall in love with these gowns. Discover more below:
Beautiful & Confident
Our award-winning Femme by Kenneth Winston collection has been ranked as one of the most sought-after wedding gowns for our full-figure brides. With a range of popular styles and sleeve options, the Femme collection is guaranteed to satisfy in both comfort and style. Learn more from Kenneth Winston
Kenneth Winston, Femme Collection, style 3394: Stylish Stretch Satin combines beautifully with Embroidered Cotton Lace and English Net to create this fitted masterpiece. The wider, visually stunning lace straps add elegant support. Available sizes: 2-28: Available colors: Almond/Ivory Silver (pictured), Ivory/Ivory Silver and White/White Silver.
Style Your Curves, Ladies
Show off whatcha got and love the way you look. Kenneth Winston is one of our many top wedding designers that we love to share with you. Come browse the very best we have to offer and see which bridal silhouette steals your heart.
Read more about the phenomenal Kenneth Winston label:
Part of Private Label by G, a family-run bridal design house, Femme by Kenneth Winston is the perfect collection for curvaceous brides looking for a wow-factor dress.
This collection is the ideal mix of traditional and trend-led design, with gowns crafted from high quality fabrics and with impeccable tailoring. Whichever dress you choose, it’s sure to fit you like a glove! Discover more from Weddings Ideas Mag
Kenneth Winston, Femme Collection, style 3383. This intricate wedding dress features exotic illusion straps that cascade into a decadent lace back. Satin, English Net and Corded Anlencon Lace create a harmonious and comfortable feel. Available Sizes: 2-28. Available Colors: Ivory/Nude (pictured), White/White and Ivory/Ivory.
From Sweet To Sophisticated & Every Style In Between
New York Bride & Groom has an array of exquisite wedding dresses in our extensive selection. Our seasoned team of Bridal Consultants is excited to help you find the perfect bridal gown, so visit our salon today. Browse our popular designer lines and find your perfect wedding dress from Kenneth Winston or any one of our top designers. You never need an appointment to shop with us so drop by anytime it’s convenient for you. We will be here ready to assist you during all business hours. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Kenneth Winston, style ga2316: Lovely embroidered lace combines with Organza for this sweetheart tea length wedding gown. Enjoy the freedom of this flirty skirt and the detailed bodice. Available sizes 2-28. Available colors: Ivory (pictured above) and white.
Shop NYB&G For Tea Length Wedding Dresses
Shorter bridal styles continue to be a popular and cooler choice for many brides. You can show off your sensational footwear and enjoy the ultimate freedom on the dance floor with a shorter wedding gown. Kenneth Winston has a gorgeous line of tea length bridal gowns that we absolutely adore. We invite you to visit our expansive bridal salon at your convenience (no appointment necessary!) to see this beautiful selection for yourself. Learn more about the advantages of a shorter dress below:
And since I mentioned practicality, in case you still have doubts, try on a floor-sweeping gown before you go for a short one. It will help you appreciate all its true benefits.
A short wedding dress is so much more comfortable to move and dance in, not to mention the toilet experiences — no assistance needed, thank you!
You get to show off your fabulous shoes (a short dress actually allows over-the-top shoes to be seen, so have them covered in crystals, sequin, feathers or rhinestones — the more spectacular, the better).
You get to show off your sexy legs — this requires intensive workouts in the months before the big event, but hey, you want to expose killer legs from under that hemline, right?
A short dress will definitely cost you less than a long one and, on top of that, you can wear it again on special occasions.
Should you get married abroad — as many brides do today — you will find it a breeze to transport a teeny dress compared to a fluffy meringue one.
If you decide to go for a short wedding gown you can choose between a tea-length (that’s when the hemline falls around or below your knees), or a mini (a sexier length that ends above your knees or skims the top of your knees). More info at Wedding Dash
Kenneth Winston, style ga2300: All-over Chantilly Lace defines this ultra-feminine tea length wedding dress. Broader lacy straps offer eye-catching support. The slightly scalloped hem provides the perfect finishing touch. Available sizes: 2-28. Available colors: Ivory/Silver (pictured above).
We Are Your Bridal Style Headquarters
It is always fun to see a bride who is 100% convinced she knows what dress features she likes and dislikes do a complete 180 when she’s open-minded enough to step out of her comfort zone! Our professional and friendly team of Bridal Consultants at New York Bride & Groom Charlotte has the latest bridal fashion choices on hand so you can experiment until you find your unique bridal style. If you have never considered a tea length wedding dress, we hope you will embrace the opportunity when you visit our salon. Read more about this delightful option below:
Such dresses are ideal solutions for ladies, who have wide hips and for those, who want to create an hourglass shaped figure with it. Still, brides having apple shape figure need to avoid this type of dresses. On the contrary, those having shapely legs can also go for tea length dresses without worrying about creating a wrong look.
The way the wedding is going to be organized also matters when picking a tea length dress. Thus, brides may pick these dresses if the wedding is planned to be organized for daytime or in a casual environment. As for the style inclination, retro glam is the most suitable and exact form that can be picked for combining it with tea length bridal dresses. Read more at Fashionisers
Kenneth Winston, style ga2313: This detailed wedding gown features Embroidered Lace, Organza and Satin for a dramatic entrance. Decadent lacy patterns captivate and enchant. Available sizes: 2-28. Available colors: Ivory (pictured above) and white.
Retro and Vintage Brides Will Love These Styles
From beach weddings to vintage chapels to destination glamour spots and everything in between, tea length wedding gowns may be a new option to discover. We will be thrilled to share with you some of our favorites next time you are in the store. Everyone at New York Bride & Groom looks forward to seeing you soon.
Tea length dresses are a gorgeous alternative to traditional floor length gowns and have become more and more popular as brides have opted to dress to suit their own style, rather than in what others expect them to wear on their wedding day.
When we think of “tea length” dresses, the gathered calf-hitting, circle skirt usually comes to mind — a style which is often puffed out and made full and flirty with the help of a tulle underskirt. Nowadays, however, many designers and brides include skirt lengths such as ballerina and above- and below-the-knee when they think of “tea.” Pencil, pleated, tulip and godet skirts also come under the umbrella of the tea length, meaning that a huge range of styles can be referred to when one describes this alternative style of dress. Continue reading at Weddings Online
We look forward to seeing you and your entire wedding party soon. Our no-appointment policy makes shopping at NYB&G easy, fun and relaxed. Just the way wedding dress shopping should be. Be sure to check out our separate tuxedo rental department while you’re here taking care of your bridesmaids’ dresses at the same time. We also offer a stunning array of accessories to help you put the finishing touches on your day. Come see why New York Bride & Groom is the premier wedding salon in the Charlotte metro region.