Trousseau Moderne


trous·seau, n. [French, from Old French, diminutive of trousse, bundle. See truss.] The possessions, such as clothing and linens, that a bride assembles for her marriage.

Throughout time, single young women have prepared for marriage by building a trousseau, or hope chest chock full of little luxuries, from bed and bath linens for the new home to honeymoon attire to heirloom jewels lovingly given by family members. Particularly popular in the Victorian era, trousseaux were filled with traveling dresses, evening robes, attire for horse and yacht races, and thousands of yards of fine lace for embellishing dresses. (Are you sufficiently ensconced in Pride and Prejudice mode yet?)

Common still today, a modern trousseau can be made up of many fine things- things which make sense for your lifestyle, trinkets that you love, surprises from the women in your family. Below, just a few fun suggestions of ours:

Sumptuous bed linens…

Pine Cone Hill Ruched Linen

Pine Cone Hill Ruched Linen…

Matouk Linens

Matouk bedding…

Peacock Alley Cleopatra Sheeting

Peacock Alley Cleopatra bedding…

The ultimate dressing robe…

Natori robe

Natori Flora Robe

Natori robe

Natori Sonia Robe


An heirloom quilt from Grandmother to keep you two toasty…

antique wedding ring quilt

antique wedding ring quilt

These are both “wedding ring” quilts, which is so very cute…

The perfect earrings for Saturday supper or Sunday church…

Jude Frances black pearl earrings

Jude Frances black pearl earrings

Lucie Campbell earrings

Lucie Campbell earrings

Anthropologie peony pave posts

Anthropologie Pave Peony earrings

A fabulous hat for the Derby…

Derby hat

Derby hat

Couture Creations derby hat

Couture Creations Derby hat


The finest of little bath luxuries…

L'Occitane lavender soap

L’Occitane lavender soap…

Fresh Waterlily soap

Fresh Waterlily soap

elizabeth W drawer liners

Elizabeth W drawer liners…

The best in tabletop(bedside and buffet-side!) for your newlywed status…

Sabre tortoise flatware

Sabre tortoise flatware…

Juliska Berry Placemat

Juliska Berry and Thread Placemat…

Sterling vanity set

Sterling vanity set…

Match accessories

Match pewter accessories…

Match pewter accessories

More Match pewter accessories…

Antique Sterling Toast Racks

Antique Sterling Toast Racks…

Dabney Lee tray

Dabney Lee Collection tray…

Scents for the home…

Tocca Cleopatra Candle

Tocca Cleopatra Candle

Lowcountry Luxe Candle

Lowcountry Luxe Candle

Resort wear and accessories for your tropical honeymoon…

Patent Passport Covers

Patent Passport covers…

Tory Burch cosmetic case

Tory Burch cosmetic case…

Anthropologie Arabesque scarf

Anthropologie Arabesque scarf…

Hermes belt

Hermes belt…

Bernardo Medieval Woven Sandal

Bernardo Medieval Woven Sandal…

Trina Turk swimsuit

Trina Turk Surf Hipster Bikini…

Milly Chevron Caftan

Milly Chevron Caftan…

Vintage Backgammon Set

Vintage Backgammon set…

Jenni Bick Journal

Jenni Bick journals…

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