Britt Ryan Adds Pops of Prep to Party Wardrobes

The designer opens a boutique in her new hometown

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Struck by Cupid’s arrow, Britt Eldridge — the designer behind Boston-based label Britt Ryan — recently packed up for D.C.

Lucky for us, she brought to life her vision of tailored preppy chic inside a stand-alone Georgetown shop filled with her trademark shifts, chevron-print maxis, and feminine blouses.

Good timing: After last week’s ruling, we have plenty more weddings to celebrate (and dress for) this summer.

Summertime in New England and Bollywood collections bring to mind Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill’s iconic trip to India. Rich silks and prints are the rule; think sailboats, elephants, DayGlo florals, and even gumballs. The designer’s sweet side is embodied in an embroidered neon number known as Pop Rocks.

(Sugar) rush the candy store-like display of baubles and cross-stitched bracelets. We adore the one decorated with a pair of dachshunds.

You’ve got to let love rule.

Britt Ryan, 1625 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, between Q Street and Dent Place (202-808-2408 or brittryan.com).

Photo: Kate Gibbs for DailyCandy

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1625 Wisconsin Ave NW
bt Q St & Dent Pl
Washington, DC 20007