ModCloth gets into the bridal game

The Windy City bridesmaid dress in pistachio, $75 at ModCloth.
The Windy City bridesmaid dress in pistachio, $75 at ModCloth.

For years shoppers have flocked to ModCloth in search of unique, affordable, women’s clothing and accessories from independent designers. This week the company, founded in 2002, launched its bridal boutique. Styles include everything from floor length and above the knee, as well as bridesmaids dresses, shoes, jewelry and other accessories such as beaded belts,

ModCloth joins the ranks of retailers that have expanded into bridal fashions, including J.Crew, Ann Taylor and Anthropologie offshoot BHLDN, to name a few. But what ModCloth brings to the game are prices that are sometimes hundreds of dollars less than those offered at department stores. Also, in a world where not every bride is a size 2, the collection offers attire in sizes from extra small to 4x.

Shop at Adelé at 805 Chevy Chase Place through Saturday and save 25 percent off one item. The store, which carries home decor, jewelry and accessories, is celebrating it’s five-year anniversary.

Mulberry & Lime at 216 North Limestone will host an exhibit of the late Kentucky artist John Tuska during Gallery Hop, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. A Tuska trunk sale will be held Friday through Sunday. Original art will be discounted 35 percent, with 50 percent off production pieces.

Talbots at Fayette Mall will host an evening of shopping to benefit the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. Shop for spring attire and Polly Singer hats from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 24 and 10 percent of pre-tax sales will be donated to the Center, a haven for rescued horses. To RSVP or for more information, email Nini Edwards at niniedwards0209@gmail.

At a recent White House state dinner for Canada, among the stars of the evening were the beautiful gowns worn by First Lady Michelle Obama and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada.

Trudeau’s purple and orange gown, as well as a red and pink sheath worn at a later event, are by Canadian designer Lucian Matis. The same designs can be found in Lexington at Carl Meyers at 111 Clay Avenue.