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Charleston’s nuptial style scene is hot to trot this summer with debut collections, chic new spaces, and a few surprises

Images by (The Skinny Dip; left) Mary Beth Thomas & (LulaKate dress; right) Rachel Red Photography


August 1, 2017

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Charleston’s nuptial style scene is hot to trot this summer with debut collections, chic new spaces, and a few surprises


DIVE IN

Grab your gals and get to The Skinny Dip: Charleston Edition (843/872-5610) for some serious shopping. Filled with local lines like Library by Lauren Lail and Charleston Candle Co. alongside national brands (Society Social, Southern Tide, etc.), the King Street stop is a treasure trove for honeymoon attire, newlywed nest décor, and gift ideas aplenty. Post-shopping spree, grab some frosé from Rudi’s Caffé e Vino, located on the second floor of the boutique, and sip it alfresco on the back porch (a bachelorette bash must).


SIMPLY STUNNING

The ladies at Church Street’s Fabulous Frocks (843/754-1855) are at it again!
In addition to their Garnish & Frill line of body suits, add-on bejeweled sleeves, toppers, sashes, and more, they are launching their own line of gowns. Ever Bride debuts this summer featuring classic silhouettes paired with jaw-dropping details—from lace overlays and plunging necklines to lovely low backs, delicate beading, and more.


TOTES, GIRL

Stock up on stylish accessories rife with local flavor at Daufuskie Island-based Spartina 449's new King Street storefront (843/974-4684). From colorful scarves and tassel key chains to water-resistant cotton-canvas bags like their Charleston Tote ($88-$98), the goods are ripe for attendant gifting.


FRESH FASHION

Does anything say summer in the Holy City better than seersucker? We think not, and we are more than smitten with LulaKate's (843/805-7193) new line of flirty frocks and separates in the sensible (read: breathable) fabric. Available in a host of hues—blues, pinks, green, white, and more—and silhouettes, the looks (dresses are $158; skirts range from $98-$178) suit not just maids, but brides, as well—think ready-to-wear ensembles for your engagement soirées and bridal showers. Find the darling collection, which is made in the U.S. and designed by Charleston’s own Katherine McDonald, online only.


SWEET DIGS

A PSA for all gown-hunting brides: Maddison Row (843/720-7979) has moved! Now on the corner of St. Philip and Cannon streets, the new space is clad in smart furnishings (hey there, ghost chairs) and bathed in natural light: a brilliant backdrop for you to play dress up in their A-list gowns from Lela Rose, Sareh Nouri, Monique Lhuillier, and on.


HAT TRICK

Need a zinger for your backyard rehearsal dinner, or a unifying accessory for your bachelorette weekend? In either case, local artist Scott Fitzgerald’s airbrush trucker hats (843/345-9590) fit the bill. Commission a set of custom caps ($25 each) or hire him to live-paint hats at your festivities ($100 per hour)—either way, you and your gang will end up with quirky, one-of-a-kind keepsakes.


HAPPY FEET

Grooms, groomsmen, and wedding-goers alike will love the colorful (and comfy) fun delivered by a pair Charleston-edition Hot Sox (855/655-8137). Adorned with Rainbow Row, the Ravenel Bridge, and Palmetto trees, the socks, which are sold locally at Belk (843/884-2841), make for a perfectly practical souvenir from your Lowcountry wedding weekend ($6 for women’s socks; $12 for men’s).








 

Date: 
2017-08-01 00:00:00