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BETH CHAPMAN, owner and fashion stylist, is a veteran of the retail industry. She spent 10 years working in the corporate office of Ann Taylor, where she served as a Vice President of Merchandising. Beth’s love of exquisite fabrics and feminine details, along with her sincere desire to create a memorable shopping experience for brides, compelled her to launch The White Dress by the shore, in 2004. Her expertise in fabrications and garment fit and her love of bridal couture, allow her to assist clients in selecting the perfect attire for their wedding. Recognized for her dedication to her business, family and community service, Beth was selected as one of the 5 finalists for the 2006 Connecticut Working Woman of the Year. Beth’s extraordinary fashion sense has led to her styling photo shoots throughout the world. She is co-author of The White Dress Destinations and  The White Dress in Color, inspirational coffee table books filled with photographs that celebrate the creative spirit through beautiful bridal stories and innovative planning tips from industry experts. Her styling work has also been seen in: Inside Weddings Magazine Grace Ormonde, La Bella Bride, BrideLIFE Magazine, BRIDES Magazine, WellWed Magazine, The Connecticut Bride, Bliss Celebrations, Gala Weddings, Southern New England Weddings Magazine, style me pretty and 100 Layer Cake, among others. Beth loves to share her knowledge of the industry and fashion with others and is a frequent speaker at bridal and business conferences, and has created a network of other bridal store owners called The White Dress Society. She resides in Guilford, Connecticut with her husband Mark, her two children and their dog Pickles. To learn more about Beth’s styling work visit her styling website.

Beth Chapman created The White Dress by the shore a decade ago out of a sincere desire to create the ultimate wedding shopping experience for her brides. It is her belief that shopping for your wedding gown should be an intimate and memorable experience – one that is everything you’ve dreamed of, but nothing you would expect.


The staff at The White Dress by the shore has diverse backgrounds and combined have years of experience styling brides. Whether you are shopping with us for the first time or picking up your gown at your final fitting, each interaction will be filled with excitement and the desire to provide you with exceptional service. We are by appointment so that our talented stylists may provide you with an intimate, personalized experience. It is the goal of our staff to ensure that the day that you select your wedding attire is as memorable the day that you wear it. To get to know our staff click here.