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Australian- born designer and creator of Modern Trousseau, Callie Tein, proudly designs and makes her couture bridal gowns with love in the USA. Since launching Modern Trousseau in 1994, the designer has garnered high marks from bridal editors worldwide, and her gowns have been featured in publications such as Inside Weddings, Unveiled, Style Me Pretty, and Martha Stewart Weddings. The designer recently dressed Bachelorette star, Emily Maynard, for her southern-inspired surprise wedding! Each garment is a one-of-a-kind, wearable work of art created to mark that very special moment when a woman becomes a bride.

FAWN bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

Photography by Donald Kennedy

MILA lace veil by Modern Trousseau

Photography by Donald Kennedy

Modern Trousseau uses only the finest quality fabrics from France, Italy, and Spain for both its couture and ready-to-wear collections. Twice a year, designer Callie Tein sources the exquisite laces, silks, and brocades from around the world that define her romantic bridal collections.

The hallmark of a Modern Trousseau bridal gown is customization.

Custom Signature

Photography by Anthony Ziccardi Studios

A couture gown is uniquely constructed and finished by hand at Modern Trousseau’s Connecticut atelier. A bride may select a sample style from one of our flagship showrooms or partner boutiques, and request customizations such as a sleeve, different lace, change of neckline, etc., or the designer will work with the bride to sketch a unique gown for construction in the fabric of her choice. Modern Trousseau couture gowns are lined in 100% silk with an embroidered ‘signature’ inside the dress. A couture Modern Trousseau gown is made to measure for individual brides, guaranteeing a perfect, flattering fit.

BRYTON bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

Photography by Donald Kennedy

MILA bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

Photography by Donald Kennedy

Ready-to-wear styles are created in standard bridal sizing, and often require additional alterations by a seamstress prior to the wedding. These deluxe garments are mass-produced from an approved sample, allowing the retailer to offer a collection at a discounted cost.

Modern Trousseau gowns are available at boutiques worldwide, along with flagship showrooms in New York City, Nashville, and Charleston, SC. For more information, please visit


Modern Trousseau Charleston

418 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

(843)   722-6300

Modern Trousseau Nashville

425 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219

(615)   733-0155

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