Chat Recap: Ask a Gown Expert

You had dress questions; this gown guru had answers.

When it comes to picking a wedding gown, it can seem like a maze of possibilities. White versus ivory, beaded versus lace, straps versus strapless. For anyone who’s feeling overwhelmed with options, we’ve got expert help.

Carine Halabi began her career in fashion more than ten years ago when she moved to New York City to join the design team at Aeffe, the parent company of Moschino, John Paul Gaultier, and Alberta Ferretti. She later returned home to Washington, where she specialized in bridal fashion at Vera Wang, Priscilla of Boston, and Saks Fifth Avenue in Tysons Galleria.

In November 2006, Carine’s Bridal Atelier (1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-965-4696) opened its doors in Georgetown, offering wedding-gown expertise and tailored bridal fashion for every body type, personality, and style. Carine’s Bridal Atelier was the fashion sponsor of Sunday’s Washingtonian Bride & Groom: Unveiled wedding showcase, where Halabi presented mother-of-the-bride eveningwear and bridal gowns by Monique Lhuillier.

So when it came to getting Halabi’s expertise last week, we at The Washingtonian were twice as lucky! Not only was she at Sunday’s spectacular show, but we also got some one-on-one time with her during a live Bridal Party chat on Thursday. Losing weight to fit into the dress? A full bust in a strapless dress? Finding a dress for a petite frame? Halabi tackled these issues and many more. If you missed the chat, catch up on all of her best advice here.


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