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Dame Couture

Evanston , IL
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1804 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201 US (map)

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847-866-7599

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Dame Couture offers a curated selection of gowns from independent and eco-friendly designers, plus vintage and restyled vintage wedding dresses and independent and vintage accessories.... Read more
Dame Couture offers a curated selection of gowns from independent and eco-friendly designers, plus vintage and restyled vintage wedding dresses and independent and vintage accessories. Our shop is cozy, welcoming, and down to earth. Our mission is to provide an alternative experience: one that's more down-to-earth, personal, and relaxed than traditional bridal shops. We encourage individuality and promote green business practices.

Designers represented include: Truvelle, Rebecca Schoneveld, Elizabeth Dye, Celia Grace, Cicada Bridal, The Cotton Bride, Dahl NYC, Rose and Delilah, Jillian Fellers, Deborah Lindquist, Kite and Butterfly. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride
Which of the following items do you offer?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Veils

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Holly is an amazing blend of professional & perfect third set of eyes who can get you to see perspectives a little different than your shopping companions'. She is kind while having her own opinions and makes you feel wholly comfortable. She was so accommodating while I was only in town for a few days with a very short window to find a dress. There's a strong chance you'll fall in love with something Holly shows you. And the shop's setting is so warm and personal, you're sure to have a memorable experience. Thanks, Holly!
Holly is an amazing blend of professional & perfect third set of eyes who can get you to see perspectives a little Read more...
Holly is an amazing blend of professional & perfect third set of eyes who can get you to see perspectives a little different than your shopping companions'. She is kind while having her own opinions and makes you feel wholly comfortable. She was so accommodating while I was only in town for a few days with a very short window to find a dress. There's a strong chance you'll fall in love with something Holly shows you. And the shop's setting is so warm and personal, you're sure to have a memorable experience. Thanks, Holly! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Finding Holly was the best thing that could have happened this real-sized, really-anxious bride. I big-time struggle with my weight and confidence and didn't know how I would feel on my wedding day. But wearing my custom dress from Dame Couture made me feel like a trillion-bucks. My husband about lost his mind when he saw me in my dress- and my friends said they've never seen another dress quite like it. Holly knows her stuff - both with her own designs and the amazing collection of designers (all small businesses!) in her shop. She WILL make you look amazing. She WILL make you feel relief and joy. You WILL find your dream dress within your budget. Your experience will be stress-free, fun, and the easiest part of your wedding planning. I personally guarantee it.
Finding Holly was the best thing that could have happened this real-sized, really-anxious bride. I big-time struggle with Read more...
Finding Holly was the best thing that could have happened this real-sized, really-anxious bride. I big-time struggle with my weight and confidence and didn't know how I would feel on my wedding day. But wearing my custom dress from Dame Couture made me feel like a trillion-bucks. My husband about lost his mind when he saw me in my dress- and my friends said they've never seen another dress quite like it. Holly knows her stuff - both with her own designs and the amazing collection of designers (all small businesses!) in her shop. She WILL make you look amazing. She WILL make you feel relief and joy. You WILL find your dream dress within your budget. Your experience will be stress-free, fun, and the easiest part of your wedding planning. I personally guarantee it. Read less
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Miriam
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Holly is a true gem in all ways. Her collections are truly unique - it took me forever to find a boutique like hers! She has several US made, high quality vendors that you won't find other places in Chicago. But the collection is just the start! Holly herself is an extremely talented seamstress, making her own beautiful ensembles or re-making vintage dresses if that's the direction you choose to go. The entire experience at the shop is lovely, and the emphasis is on personal attention as she only takes one Bride per appointment, so you have her undivided attention. She is professional, timely and informative throughout the process. And don't forget the unique accessories! She partners with talented veil designers and ensures your entire ensemble is good to go. I would highly recommend Holly and Dame Couture!
Holly is a true gem in all ways. Her collections are truly unique - it took me forever to find a boutique like hers! She Read more...
Holly is a true gem in all ways. Her collections are truly unique - it took me forever to find a boutique like hers! She has several US made, high quality vendors that you won't find other places in Chicago. But the collection is just the start! Holly herself is an extremely talented seamstress, making her own beautiful ensembles or re-making vintage dresses if that's the direction you choose to go. The entire experience at the shop is lovely, and the emphasis is on personal attention as she only takes one Bride per appointment, so you have her undivided attention. She is professional, timely and informative throughout the process. And don't forget the unique accessories! She partners with talented veil designers and ensures your entire ensemble is good to go. I would highly recommend Holly and Dame Couture! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was the bride that had been dreaming of my wedding dress since I was a little girl. So when I got proposed to I was ecstatic to find the dress of my dreams. I'd tried on 75+ dresses before going to Holly and nothing compared to the magic that was in store for me. In fact I was quoted saying that maybe I just wouldn't have the crying moment of finding my dress but... when I walked into Dame Couture I knew this was the place I would finally find THE DRESS! With her patience and guidance we realized that my dress didn't actually exist and it would have to be custom made. It was like something from a tv show, but when found the right shape and added lace to my satin PRESTO... magic was made. From sketching, to fittings, to final pick up Holly and her staff at Dame Couture was a dream to work with. Every girl looking for her dream dress, and not something that everyone else has, should go to Dame!
I was the bride that had been dreaming of my wedding dress since I was a little girl. So when I got proposed to I was Read more...
I was the bride that had been dreaming of my wedding dress since I was a little girl. So when I got proposed to I was ecstatic to find the dress of my dreams. I'd tried on 75+ dresses before going to Holly and nothing compared to the magic that was in store for me. In fact I was quoted saying that maybe I just wouldn't have the crying moment of finding my dress but... when I walked into Dame Couture I knew this was the place I would finally find THE DRESS! With her patience and guidance we realized that my dress didn't actually exist and it would have to be custom made. It was like something from a tv show, but when found the right shape and added lace to my satin PRESTO... magic was made. From sketching, to fittings, to final pick up Holly and her staff at Dame Couture was a dream to work with. Every girl looking for her dream dress, and not something that everyone else has, should go to Dame! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Holly was great to work with. She provided a personal experience and was very understanding of my budget and timing restrictions. Her studio is great and provides a personal and unique experience. I loved her selection; very unique when compared to the big retail spaces and makes it easier to shop if you are looking for a unique dress. Her accessories are great for those looking for a retro/unique dress.
Holly was great to work with. She provided a personal experience and was very understanding of my budget and timing Read more...
Holly was great to work with. She provided a personal experience and was very understanding of my budget and timing restrictions. Her studio is great and provides a personal and unique experience. I loved her selection; very unique when compared to the big retail spaces and makes it easier to shop if you are looking for a unique dress. Her accessories are great for those looking for a retro/unique dress. Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
1/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Holly is amazing and made my little girl dreams come true wearing my moms wedding dress yet keep in that classic feel. I have never had so many compliments in my whole life. It was amazing! You are in good hands with dame couture
Holly is amazing and made my little girl dreams come true wearing my moms wedding dress yet keep in that classic feel. I Read more...
Holly is amazing and made my little girl dreams come true wearing my moms wedding dress yet keep in that classic feel. I have never had so many compliments in my whole life. It was amazing! You are in good hands with dame couture Read less
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Psihogios
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Walking into Dame Couture was the best wedding decision I made! I was able to find the most perfect refurbished 1950's gown and Holly was amazing at every step of the way. She carefully worked on the dress to make it just to my vision (including adding a complicated black wedding belt to compliment my spooky Halloween theme). I looked forward to every fitting because she always made me feel so relaxed and beautiful. The dress looked amazing on and photographed even more magnificently. If you are looking for a unique or vintage (non-big box wedding dress) Dame Couture is for you! Absolutely the best in the Chicagoland area!
Walking into Dame Couture was the best wedding decision I made! I was able to find the most perfect refurbished 1950's Read more...
Walking into Dame Couture was the best wedding decision I made! I was able to find the most perfect refurbished 1950's gown and Holly was amazing at every step of the way. She carefully worked on the dress to make it just to my vision (including adding a complicated black wedding belt to compliment my spooky Halloween theme). I looked forward to every fitting because she always made me feel so relaxed and beautiful. The dress looked amazing on and photographed even more magnificently. If you are looking for a unique or vintage (non-big box wedding dress) Dame Couture is for you! Absolutely the best in the Chicagoland area! Read less
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Andy
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I found Dame Couture through yelp and saw all of its' wonderful reviews. So I scheduled the initial consultation appointment to have Holly (the owner) look at my wedding dress. I got married in October and wore my Mom's wedding dress which my Grandma made for her back in 1969. Mind you, my Mom is tiny and the dress is decades old and had been in a plastic bag for years. Holly and I met and we agreed on a vision for the dress. Holly drew up different sketches of dress ideas (I was so impressed!!). At the first fitting I finally decided on the sketch that I wanted. I say that because Holly did not rush me with anything. I could keep going on and on about how impressed I was of Holly's customer service!! A+++++ Also, her attention to detail is outstanding! My dress turned out so BEAUTIFUL! I was speechless!
Also, the shop has beautiful reworked dresses by Holly and beautiful accessories. The shop feels really cozy and welcoming. Also, Holly's assistant (sorry I can't remember her name) is really cool. If you have a vintage wedding dress that needs some work done, please check out Dame Couture. You will be amazed!
I found Dame Couture through yelp and saw all of its' wonderful reviews. So I scheduled the initial consultation Read more...
I found Dame Couture through yelp and saw all of its' wonderful reviews. So I scheduled the initial consultation appointment to have Holly (the owner) look at my wedding dress. I got married in October and wore my Mom's wedding dress which my Grandma made for her back in 1969. Mind you, my Mom is tiny and the dress is decades old and had been in a plastic bag for years. Holly and I met and we agreed on a vision for the dress. Holly drew up different sketches of dress ideas (I was so impressed!!). At the first fitting I finally decided on the sketch that I wanted. I say that because Holly did not rush me with anything. I could keep going on and on about how impressed I was of Holly's customer service!! A+++++ Also, her attention to detail is outstanding! My dress turned out so BEAUTIFUL! I was speechless!
Also, the shop has beautiful reworked dresses by Holly and beautiful accessories. The shop feels really cozy and welcoming. Also, Holly's assistant (sorry I can't remember her name) is really cool. If you have a vintage wedding dress that needs some work done, please check out Dame Couture. You will be amazed! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Holly of Dame Couture is amazing! Easily the one decision that I never, ever doubted. I was hoping for a vintage-inspired, tea-length dress that was gorgeous but still fun and lighthearted. She delivered and then some. I loved her ideas and trusted her wholeheartedly to make me look and feel beautiful. (Not always an easy task. What can I say, I'm insecure.) Plus, she was such a delight to work with. I'm already scheming opportunities for her to make me another dress!
Holly of Dame Couture is amazing! Easily the one decision that I never, ever doubted. I was hoping for a vintage-inspired, Read more...
Holly of Dame Couture is amazing! Easily the one decision that I never, ever doubted. I was hoping for a vintage-inspired, tea-length dress that was gorgeous but still fun and lighthearted. She delivered and then some. I loved her ideas and trusted her wholeheartedly to make me look and feel beautiful. (Not always an easy task. What can I say, I'm insecure.) Plus, she was such a delight to work with. I'm already scheming opportunities for her to make me another dress! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not have had a better experience working with Holly at Dame Couture to make my wedding gown. She was professional and responsive throughout the entire process, and she always made me feel comfortable while getting my dress fitted. Holly went above and beyond to ensure that my dress was perfect and suited my style and personality. She is wonderful at what she does, and I would recommend Dame Couture over and over again!
I could not have had a better experience working with Holly at Dame Couture to make my wedding gown. She was professional Read more...
I could not have had a better experience working with Holly at Dame Couture to make my wedding gown. She was professional and responsive throughout the entire process, and she always made me feel comfortable while getting my dress fitted. Holly went above and beyond to ensure that my dress was perfect and suited my style and personality. She is wonderful at what she does, and I would recommend Dame Couture over and over again! Read less
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