See Anne Barge Wedding Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week
As a brand built on the notion that good design is timeless, Anne Barge has become the epitome of classic style and distinguished quality within the bridal fashion industry. Anne Barge wedding dresses speak to the feminine bride who values elevated designs infused with a modern sensibility, for a bold yet timeless look. In addition to the original namesake label, the Anne Barge brand has introduced several new labels, including more moderately priced and size-inclusive collections. While brides can plan a shopping experience at the brand's flagship store located in Atlanta, Anne Barge bridal gowns are also available at international retailers.
See every Anne Barge wedding dress from the Spring 2022 collection below.
Anne Barge's Spring 2022 Wedding Dresses
"Romanza" Gown; strapless micro-pleated tulle ball gown with flounced neckline.
"Perola" Gown and Shawl; A-line strapless wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline, twisted draped bodice, buttons on the hem and optional detachable shawl.
"Azzura" Gown and Wrap; strapless corset mermaid wedding dress with matching beaded floral jacquard wrap.
"Amoret" Gown and Cape; deep V-notched beaded Chantilly lace trumpet wedding dress with a matching high-neck cape.
"Endless Love" Gown; French lace appliques accent this illusion tulle ball gown.
"Ravello" Gown and Top; illusion long sleeved lace top sits over this silk satin organza strapless A-line wedding dress with floral embroidered appliques.
"Cherie" Gown; organza vine embroidery cascades down this strapless midi dress with button details.
"Erte" Gown and Veil; trumpet stretch faille wedding dress with draped V neck and embroidered organza floral veil.
"La Femme" Gown; Chantilly lace ball gown with V-notched neckline and sequined appliques.
Designer Anne Barge Signature Style
Anne Barge wedding gowns are often characterized by a "modern classical" style. Inspired by vintage couture, founder Anne Barge Clegg creates dresses that exude time-honored style and grace mixed with design elements that speak to the modern trends. Over the years, Anne Barge has developed a signature look, including style elements like full skirt silhouettes, off-the-shoulder sleeves, statement bows, lace detailing, and an underlying sense of Southern elegance embodied by the founder herself.
A Brief History of Wedding Dress Designer Anne Barge
Anne Barge Clegg got her start in the wedding industry in 1969 while working at the famed design house, Priscilla of Boston. From there, the Georgia native later opened her first bridal store in Atlanta where she worked with local brides for many years before unveiling her debut collection in 1999. Clegg gravitated towards vintage couture as her source of inspiration and soon made a name for herself amongst classic and discerning brides.
Today, Anne Barge Clegg's protégé Shawne Jacobs serves as Creative Director of the company and President of its parent company, where she leads the design of Anne Barge 2022 collections and development of the four labels housed within the brand. Over the past 20 years, Anne Barge has become an institution within the bridal industry and has expanded to serve a worldwide clientele.
Other Anne Barge Labels
Anne Barge is home to four labels including Anne Barge, Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge, Curve Couture, and Anne Barge Black Label. The original namesake label is designed as the epitome of classic bridal style. Priced between $2,000 and $8,000, the signature Anne Barge wedding dress label prides itself on premier craftsmanship with keen attention to detail, from initial fabric selection all the way to embellishments, and every step in between.
Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge was launched in 2012 as a label meant to reach a broader range of brides shopping within a more moderate budget. The Blue Willow bride will find the same signature Anne Barge aesthetic made with more cost-effective fabrics to accommodate the more accessible price point. Additionally, Curve Couture joined the Anne Barge bridal family in 2016 as a rotating trunk show, featuring size-inclusive dress samples from size 16 and up.
The Anne Barge Black Label includes couture evening wear available for special order. The label maintains the classic style of its signature wedding gowns translated into a special occasion look.
Anne Barge Collection History
Although the brand had made already earned a highly regarded reputation for itself in the bridal industry, the label gained further popularity when Anne Barge wedding dresses were selected for the wedding episodes of several popular television series. In 2017, Kerry Washington put the Anne Barge 'Berkeley' gown on the map when her iconic character, Olivia Pope, tied the knot on Scandal's 100th episode. Since then, the Berkeley dress has become one of the most sought-after Anne Barge designs as brides seek to channel Olivia Pope's classic elegance for their own wedding day look. The following year, Meghan Markle's Suits character, Rachel Zane walked down the aisle in the Anne Barge 'Versailles' gown on the series season finale episode, also heightening the gown's popularity.
Famous Anne Barge Brides
Along with several high-profile television weddings, Anne Barge has been worn by many real celebrity brides, including custom designs worn by Leah Pipes, Johanna Braddy, Laura Benanti, and more. The designer is also a popular pick for red carpet events with celebrities like Yvonne Orji, Taraji P. Henson, Amber Riley, and Kristen Cavallari.
Fun Facts About Anne Barge
Anne Barge Clegg's interest in weddings first sparked as a young girl attending ceremonies with her mother, who worked as a concert pianist. She became inspired to start sketching gowns, and the rest is history. While brides can always count on her commitment to classic style, we're excited to see how her timeless aesthetic translates to Anne Barge wedding dresses in 2022.
Previous Anne Barge Wedding Dress Collection
Anne Barge's Fall 2021 Wedding Dresses
"Bliss" strapless corseted mermaid gown with rose lace embroidery and optional detachable illusion bishop sleeves.
"Take My Heart" bateau neck silk satin organza A-line gown with illusion tulle back and cascading floral appliques.
"Kiss Me" V-neck satin column gown with diagonal draping opening to a high leg slit.
"Spellbound" plunging V-neck fit to flare gown in three dimensional embroidered and sequined lace.
"Wish" V-neck crepe gown with illusion side cutouts and square open back neckline.
"Bisous" draped strapless trumpet gown in Mikado Scuba fabric. Available with the oversized origami "Bisous" bow.
"Crazy For You" ball gown with plunging sweetheart bodice covered in draped silk satin chiffon.
"Glory" sweetheart strapless satin A-line gown. Accessorize with an oversized asymmetrical Baroque lace "Glory Bow" and/or a long sleeve jewel neck Baroque lace "Glory Top."
"Sublime" strapless corseted ball gown with metallic embroidered lace and three-dimensional beaded florals.
"Forever Yours" plunging V-neck silk floral jacquard A-line gown with fitted cummerbund and pockets.
"Love Story" off-the-shoulder mermaid gown with draped silk satin elongated bodice and pleated skirt.
Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge's 2021 Wedding Dresses
"Flutter" off-the-shoulder sweetheart mermaid gown of three dimensional floral embroidered lace.
"Day Flower" V-neck floral organza trumpet dress with open back and fabric covered buttons at back.
"Gossamer" chantilly and corded lace trumpet gown with jewel neckline, cap sleeves and scalloped lace hem.
"Kismet" bateau neckline crepe trumpet gown with illusion side cutouts.
"Poetic Light" ballerina neckline ball gown with three dimensional floral lace and spaghetti straps.
"Serendipity" double spaghetti strap sweetheart trumpet gown in beaded embroidered lace.
"Soulmate" sequined embroidered lace mermaid gown with sweetheart neckline and detachable off-the-shoulder straps.
"Star Crossed" corseted A-line gown in tulle beaded with crystal petals.
"Vow" sweetheart strapless mermaid gown with pleated cuff neckline. Optional "Vow" bodysuit to layer underneath with lace illusion cap sleeves and button back detail.
"Whispering" off-the-shoulder draped bodice trumpet gown.
"Wind Dancer" bateau neckline fitted crepe trumpet dress with lace illusion side cutouts.