June 26th, 2012 / posted by paularath

Umee's little strapless dress is ideal for an Island bridesmaid.

My favorite scene in “27 Dresses” was the closet scene, when Kathryn Heigl flipped through 27 of the most excruciating dresses ever sewn. Costumey to the hilt, the Southern Belle, Little Bo Peep and Carmen Miranda numbers stood for all the nightmarish get-ups bridesmaids have always had to to put up (and shut up) with to please the bride.

Island bridesmaids no longer have to suffer the torture of a really bad dress. Enter Umee, chic little dresses designed and made in Hawaii. Designer Deena White Tearney created Umee (named after her Japanese grandmother) following the desperation she experienced when she tried to outfit her family members for her Kahala Resort and Hotel wedding. She couldn’t find anything appropriate – so she designed a line herself.

Umee has a subtle island vibe with sassy sophistication. Deena uses high quality fabrics and notions that wash well and wear beautifully. I can vouch for them, as I wear Umee often.

Wear your Umee bridesmaid's dress to lunch or out on the town.

If you are a bride to be, or a bridesmaid, be sure to join Deena and the girls at The Bridal Boutique Thursday, June 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for “Happily Wear Me After.” Deena will show you how to style an Umee dress to take you down the aisle, then out on the town. There’s just no reason to don an ugly dress any longer.

Phone The Bridal Boutique at 597-8893 or email info@bridalboutiquehonolulu.com to reserve a spot.

– Paula Rath

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