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Dame Couture

Evanston , IL
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

847-866-7599

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ABOUT US

Outfitting individualist brides since 2004, Dame Couture offers gowns from independent designers; customizable, made-to-measure designs; vintage and restyled wedding dresses, and... Read more
Outfitting individualist brides since 2004, Dame Couture offers gowns from independent designers; customizable, made-to-measure designs; vintage and restyled wedding dresses, and independent and vintage accessories. Our shop is intimate, welcoming, and down to earth. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
It's not necessary to make an appointment to browse the rack, try on jewelry, or look at headpieces or veils; however, we do require an appointment to try on dresses.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
Six months, though we can sometimes work faster.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
New and vintage.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
Yes.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
Veils, hair accessories, jewelry, and handbags.

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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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Deborah
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about Holly. I am in love with my dress and I can't thank her enough for her professionalism and taking my view, putting it down on paper, and making it a reality! I plan on keeping my dress, hoping one day my daughter will want to wear it! Can't say enough great things! If you are looking for something different, unique, and timeless, go see Holly!
I can not say enough about Holly. I am in love with my dress and I can't thank her enough for her professionalism and Read more...
I can not say enough about Holly. I am in love with my dress and I can't thank her enough for her professionalism and taking my view, putting it down on paper, and making it a reality! I plan on keeping my dress, hoping one day my daughter will want to wear it! Can't say enough great things! If you are looking for something different, unique, and timeless, go see Holly! Read less
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jill
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I wanted a red dress for my wedding. I had a Pinterest page that was all over the place. I wanted vintage. I wanted tea length. I wanted off the shoulder. I wanted black lace...

Working with Holly, my crazy Pinterest page started becoming a reality. I have gotten more comments on how amazing my dress was from everyone, guests and vendors. I did not want to take it off at the end of the night. It was totally my dress. I felt like a bride is supposed to feel.

Holly's attention to detail and perfectionism helped to create the only dress I could've worn on the most romantic, beautiful, important day of my life.
I wanted a red dress for my wedding. I had a Pinterest page that was all over the place. I wanted vintage. I wanted tea Read more...
I wanted a red dress for my wedding. I had a Pinterest page that was all over the place. I wanted vintage. I wanted tea length. I wanted off the shoulder. I wanted black lace...

Working with Holly, my crazy Pinterest page started becoming a reality. I have gotten more comments on how amazing my dress was from everyone, guests and vendors. I did not want to take it off at the end of the night. It was totally my dress. I felt like a bride is supposed to feel.

Holly's attention to detail and perfectionism helped to create the only dress I could've worn on the most romantic, beautiful, important day of my life. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Holly and Megan at Dame Couture was great fun. I loved going to their beautiful store to try on dresses and their amazing selection of head pieces. I ended up making a non-traditional choice and decided upon a red satin gown. It was divine and fit me beautifully. The process of having a custom dress made was amazing and I am so happy that I had the experience of having a piece of clothing made to fit my body perfectly. I highly recommend working with Holly. She is very talented and a lovely person to work with.
Working with Holly and Megan at Dame Couture was great fun. I loved going to their beautiful store to try on dresses and Read more...
Working with Holly and Megan at Dame Couture was great fun. I loved going to their beautiful store to try on dresses and their amazing selection of head pieces. I ended up making a non-traditional choice and decided upon a red satin gown. It was divine and fit me beautifully. The process of having a custom dress made was amazing and I am so happy that I had the experience of having a piece of clothing made to fit my body perfectly. I highly recommend working with Holly. She is very talented and a lovely person to work with. Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I searched high and low for a dress that reflected my style, but every time I walked into a traditional bridal shop I was disappointed - not because the dresses were bad, but because I couldn't see myself in any of the gowns. I am not a big, poofy wedding gown girl. A friend mentioned that I should look into Dame Couture. I was not terribly impressed by the website (it doesn't do an ounce of justice to the shop's cozy, adorable atmosphere), but decided to give it a shot anyway. I was blown away. Not only do you get the saleswoman's complete attention (there is only one dressing room, so this is by appointment-only), but the dresses were perfect. The designs are unique, many are vintage-inspired and completely customize-able. There are samples to try on, and once you pick your gown they work with you to pick the fabrics and assemble your own couture dress. The prices range from $600-$2500 depending on what you want. The best part is that you can bring in your mother's old wedding gown and they can re-cut or incorporate it into your dress. Sometimes you can even snag a "one of a kind" dress (like mine!) - a vintage gown Dame found and re-designed to sell in the store. I can't recommend this store enough - every bride should go if only to see a shop that understands how to do it right.
I searched high and low for a dress that reflected my style, but every time I walked into a traditional bridal shop I was Read more...
I searched high and low for a dress that reflected my style, but every time I walked into a traditional bridal shop I was disappointed - not because the dresses were bad, but because I couldn't see myself in any of the gowns. I am not a big, poofy wedding gown girl. A friend mentioned that I should look into Dame Couture. I was not terribly impressed by the website (it doesn't do an ounce of justice to the shop's cozy, adorable atmosphere), but decided to give it a shot anyway. I was blown away. Not only do you get the saleswoman's complete attention (there is only one dressing room, so this is by appointment-only), but the dresses were perfect. The designs are unique, many are vintage-inspired and completely customize-able. There are samples to try on, and once you pick your gown they work with you to pick the fabrics and assemble your own couture dress. The prices range from $600-$2500 depending on what you want. The best part is that you can bring in your mother's old wedding gown and they can re-cut or incorporate it into your dress. Sometimes you can even snag a "one of a kind" dress (like mine!) - a vintage gown Dame found and re-designed to sell in the store. I can't recommend this store enough - every bride should go if only to see a shop that understands how to do it right. Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Going to Dame Couture was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. I had a specific silhouette in mind, and the Dames helped me find a gorgeous lace that was really one-of-a-kind. The gown helped make my day magical - the guests called it "divine" and "perfect". And I loved that I was putting my money towards a local business, and that my dress was being made by wonderful people. I also bought my veil and headpiece there; the Dames have great taste and helped me with the entire ensemble. The entire process was personal and fun.
Going to Dame Couture was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. I had a specific silhouette in mind, and the Read more...
Going to Dame Couture was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. I had a specific silhouette in mind, and the Dames helped me find a gorgeous lace that was really one-of-a-kind. The gown helped make my day magical - the guests called it "divine" and "perfect". And I loved that I was putting my money towards a local business, and that my dress was being made by wonderful people. I also bought my veil and headpiece there; the Dames have great taste and helped me with the entire ensemble. The entire process was personal and fun. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Holly and the "Dames" at Dame Couture designed a look for my wedding that was so unique and made me feel so special on my wedding day. From the first consultation with Gretchen, I knew I wanted to work with them to create my dream dress.

I was blown away that it was possible to have a couture dress made just for me right here in Chicagoland at a price comparable to the typical route of going through a bridal salon and ordering from a designer.

I had several appointments to leading up to the final fitting and each time they gave me their undivided attention and care. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome and I got SO many compliments on my beautiful dress.

Having my dress made by the wonderful ladies at Dame Couture was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding and I would recommend it to anyone.
Holly and the "Dames" at Dame Couture designed a look for my wedding that was so unique and made me feel so special on my Read more...
Holly and the "Dames" at Dame Couture designed a look for my wedding that was so unique and made me feel so special on my wedding day. From the first consultation with Gretchen, I knew I wanted to work with them to create my dream dress.

I was blown away that it was possible to have a couture dress made just for me right here in Chicagoland at a price comparable to the typical route of going through a bridal salon and ordering from a designer.

I had several appointments to leading up to the final fitting and each time they gave me their undivided attention and care. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome and I got SO many compliments on my beautiful dress.

Having my dress made by the wonderful ladies at Dame Couture was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding and I would recommend it to anyone. Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
There really aren't any words to describe how helpful the ladies at Dame Couture were. They truly gave me the dress of my dreams in the budget I had. Not only were they flexible and met all of the visions I had in my head but they talked me through the entire process. My wedding would not have been the same without the ladies from Dame Couture
There really aren't any words to describe how helpful the ladies at Dame Couture were. They truly gave me the dress of my Read more...
There really aren't any words to describe how helpful the ladies at Dame Couture were. They truly gave me the dress of my dreams in the budget I had. Not only were they flexible and met all of the visions I had in my head but they talked me through the entire process. My wedding would not have been the same without the ladies from Dame Couture Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The girls at Dame Couture were amazing and made me a beautiful wedding dress based on a single picture of one that I liked. The dress was spectacular and fit perfectly. I had so many compliments and so many people asking who the designer was of the dress. I'm so happy I decided to use them.
The girls at Dame Couture were amazing and made me a beautiful wedding dress based on a single picture of one that I Read more...
The girls at Dame Couture were amazing and made me a beautiful wedding dress based on a single picture of one that I liked. The dress was spectacular and fit perfectly. I had so many compliments and so many people asking who the designer was of the dress. I'm so happy I decided to use them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Just absolutely the best! I could have not been happier with the service and end results of my wedding dress. Thank you!
Just absolutely the best! I could have not been happier with the service and end results of my wedding dress. Thank you!
Just absolutely the best! I could have not been happier with the service and end results of my wedding dress. Thank you! Read less
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