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Fashion Insider February 

New Discovery: Little White Dress

Between trips to the caterer and florist, the last thing a bride-to-be wants to navigate is an overwhelming dress shop. Yet so many bridal shops hang dress after dress, making gown shopping feel like a confusing maze through silk, lace, and gauze. But Castle Rock's Little White Dress is out to change that. The year-old store, run by Cate Malone, who left a career as a paralegal to pursue her love for all things bridal, has a sprawling floor space--each dress is visible as it hangs--and meeting spots (think plush red chairs and magazines) where mom and friends can huddle to offer opinions. Try on a narrowly cut Claire Pettibone gown, accented with custom-designed European lace; a sleek and modern Valentino dress; or one of the six other designers only Malone carries in Colorado. Or if you're shopping on a budget, head upstairs, where Little White Dress sells discontinued styles for $1,000 or less. 611 N. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, 303-814-8972 

Local Line: Body Bark
The forever-classic white cotton tee has finally met its match. Body Bark, a line of long- and short-sleeved undershirts, beats out the tee, not only in softness but also in long-lasting colors. Made from Lenzing MicroModal fiber--a sustainable material derived from beech wood--Body Bark feels like silk, and its natural fibers protect colors (whites, nudes, and blacks) from fading during washing. Denverite Catherine Poirier, a former IT manager and mother of two, is the genius behind the line. Never satisfied with the tees she wore beneath scratchy sweaters, she decided to create her own--and Body Bark's invisible necklines and shapely cuts are the most fashionable answer she could have come up with. Available at Molly's of Denver, 1660 Stout St., 303-825-4415; Mariel, 1428 Larimer St., 303-623-1151 

Moving: Holiday & Co.
After 16 years on the same corner of 11th and Spruce streets in Boulder, Holiday & Co., the go-to boutique for everyday dresses and well-cut women's jeans, is joining the big leagues and moving to the Pearl Street Mall. Wedged between Chelsea Bella and Elena Ciccone, the new Holiday & Co., which opens this weekend, has almost double the floor space of the old location. The extra room has given the sibling shop owners the opportunity to expand their collection of accessible lines, like Lucky Brand, Velvet, and BCBG styles, to include sexy separates by Tea and Honey, Beth Bowley's feminine and flirty dresses, and the colorful, retro-inspired dresses and coats of designer Orla Kiely. Holiday & Co.'s move infuses downtown Boulder shopping with a dose of stylish, realistic fashion. Holiday & Co., 943 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-545-6744 

--Georgia Benjou  


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