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Dolly Couture

Nashville , TN

LOCATION

325 W 38th Street #507
New York, NY US 10018 (map)

PHONE

877-436-5598

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Dolly Couture specializes in short, cocktail-length wedding dresses inspired by styles from the 1950's and 1960's. Our gowns run from $495 - $995 and every dress is fully customizable.... Read more
Dolly Couture specializes in short, cocktail-length wedding dresses inspired by styles from the 1950's and 1960's. Our gowns run from $495 - $995 and every dress is fully customizable. We make dresses size 0 - 40 ! Call or email for your own 1 on 1 consultation. We can't wait to hear from you! Read less
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Who do you provide services for?
Bride
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Shoes, Veils

REVIEWS

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Heather A
Wedding:
9/1/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Dolly Couture. I fell in love with their dresses online and knew I needed to try them on. My bridesmaids and I took a 5 hour road trip to go to the NYC Dolly location. When we got there we were greeted by Yvette who couldn't have been nicer. She helped me try on every dress in the store as well as tell me about different things I could do with the dresses like add of subtract tulle. In the end I ended up with a completely different dress than anything I had pictured myself buying from looking at the website before my appointment. It is literally the perfect dress for me. When I finally made my decision of which dress I wanted Yvette told me to wait to order because she really wanted me to love what I was getting and didn't want me to feel any pressure to buy a Dolly dress. I thought that was a nice touch

A few days later when I was ready to order Montana emailed me all my measurements and sent me pictures of the different color sashes I could order for my dress. She made it extremely easy. I placed my order and was told there would be a 12 week time frame to get my dress....which seeing as I was having two dresses combined into one custom design seemed like a reasonable wait time. However, within 4 weeks I ha a big dolly couture box on my door step. My dress fit me like a glove and I couldn't be happier. It really is the perfect dress and the perfect shopping experience with Dolly couture.
I cannot say enough good things about Dolly Couture. I fell in love with their dresses online and knew I needed to try Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Dolly Couture. I fell in love with their dresses online and knew I needed to try them on. My bridesmaids and I took a 5 hour road trip to go to the NYC Dolly location. When we got there we were greeted by Yvette who couldn't have been nicer. She helped me try on every dress in the store as well as tell me about different things I could do with the dresses like add of subtract tulle. In the end I ended up with a completely different dress than anything I had pictured myself buying from looking at the website before my appointment. It is literally the perfect dress for me. When I finally made my decision of which dress I wanted Yvette told me to wait to order because she really wanted me to love what I was getting and didn't want me to feel any pressure to buy a Dolly dress. I thought that was a nice touch

A few days later when I was ready to order Montana emailed me all my measurements and sent me pictures of the different color sashes I could order for my dress. She made it extremely easy. I placed my order and was told there would be a 12 week time frame to get my dress....which seeing as I was having two dresses combined into one custom design seemed like a reasonable wait time. However, within 4 weeks I ha a big dolly couture box on my door step. My dress fit me like a glove and I couldn't be happier. It really is the perfect dress and the perfect shopping experience with Dolly couture. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how grateful I am to all of the Dolly Couture staff for being amazing and for Dolly's vision in creating the most amazing short dresses. Yvette was a total gas to work with. She made the drive to NYC 100% worth it.

I got bullied by family into a traditional dress that I did not love that came from a local dress maker. I was fat shamed through the whole process and they failed to deliver on the alterations they had promised/swore up and down they could do, after I had given them an ultimatum on refunding me or alter the hell out of the dress. I'm a very curvy hourglass shape, but by no means fat At my 'final' fitting, the damn thing didn't even zip up a week before the wedding, after I had lost 10 lbs and it had zipped previously. They had to have taken it in by 2 inches instead of letting it out. With 2 weeks to go to my wedding I was freaking out.
I broke out into crazy stress hives all over my hands, feet and scalp. My hair started to fall out from the stress. I left the dress shop and cried in my car for 20 minutes in a near by parking lot, while on the phone with my fiancée (now husband).

My bridemaids, MOH and I blew up the Dolly Couture phones and email. Abby was able to help a desperate bride out with an Off the Rack dress (that hadn't even been listed on their website yet). She gave me a discount on top of reduced price of the dress because I had been so abused at the other dress shop. I took it to a local tailor to have the sleeves removed and cinched in a little tighter in the bust and I looked amazing. I was so happy, I cried when I finally put it on after the alterations were done.

Abby you saved my wedding and DAMN I LOOKED GOOD! Everyone was blown away by how stunning the dress is! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Words cannot express how grateful I am to all of the Dolly Couture staff for being amazing and for Dolly's vision in Read more...
Words cannot express how grateful I am to all of the Dolly Couture staff for being amazing and for Dolly's vision in creating the most amazing short dresses. Yvette was a total gas to work with. She made the drive to NYC 100% worth it.

I got bullied by family into a traditional dress that I did not love that came from a local dress maker. I was fat shamed through the whole process and they failed to deliver on the alterations they had promised/swore up and down they could do, after I had given them an ultimatum on refunding me or alter the hell out of the dress. I'm a very curvy hourglass shape, but by no means fat At my 'final' fitting, the damn thing didn't even zip up a week before the wedding, after I had lost 10 lbs and it had zipped previously. They had to have taken it in by 2 inches instead of letting it out. With 2 weeks to go to my wedding I was freaking out.
I broke out into crazy stress hives all over my hands, feet and scalp. My hair started to fall out from the stress. I left the dress shop and cried in my car for 20 minutes in a near by parking lot, while on the phone with my fiancée (now husband).

My bridemaids, MOH and I blew up the Dolly Couture phones and email. Abby was able to help a desperate bride out with an Off the Rack dress (that hadn't even been listed on their website yet). She gave me a discount on top of reduced price of the dress because I had been so abused at the other dress shop. I took it to a local tailor to have the sleeves removed and cinched in a little tighter in the bust and I looked amazing. I was so happy, I cried when I finally put it on after the alterations were done.

Abby you saved my wedding and DAMN I LOOKED GOOD! Everyone was blown away by how stunning the dress is! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am positively in love with my wedding dress. I always knew that I wanted a 50's era, tea length dress with fun, sophistication and flair - and when I literally stumbled upon the Dolly Couture website - it was as if I found oasis in the desert. Yvette and Montana in the NYC showroom and sales office were perfection. They answered my every question, need or curiosity about purchasing such a meaningful dress. Yvette was kind, a great listener, and delightful. She made sure that I had every opportunity to explore all options. When my dress arrived and I tried it on, I couldn't stop dancing around in my room! It was so comfortable and a perfect fit for this dancer's soul. I only wish I could wear it everyday, it is my dream come true dress. Thank you, Yvette, Montana and all at Dolly Couture!
I am positively in love with my wedding dress. I always knew that I wanted a 50's era, tea length dress with fun, Read more...
I am positively in love with my wedding dress. I always knew that I wanted a 50's era, tea length dress with fun, sophistication and flair - and when I literally stumbled upon the Dolly Couture website - it was as if I found oasis in the desert. Yvette and Montana in the NYC showroom and sales office were perfection. They answered my every question, need or curiosity about purchasing such a meaningful dress. Yvette was kind, a great listener, and delightful. She made sure that I had every opportunity to explore all options. When my dress arrived and I tried it on, I couldn't stop dancing around in my room! It was so comfortable and a perfect fit for this dancer's soul. I only wish I could wear it everyday, it is my dream come true dress. Thank you, Yvette, Montana and all at Dolly Couture! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I ordered my dress (The Cambridge) one month ago, with some custom measurements, and Abby was extraordinarily helpful to me over email. I had a million questions. She was truly a customer service star! I think we exchanged soemthing like 14 emails in one day, and to an anxious bride-to-be, that meant the world. Well they told me to expect the dress in 8 to 12 weeks, but it just arrived today, only 4 weeks later! I have not tried it on yet, because for some reason, I am afraid to do so. Is that weird? I'm afraid that I will snag it, or discolor it, or something. But I can tell you that the quality of the fabric is superb, and the dress is absolutely darling. It arrived inside a very nice garment bag, with an adorable pink polka dot bow tied around the hanger. I had it shipped to my office, and my co-workers are all oohing and aahing over it. I suppose I will gather up the courage to try it on soon, and if I have any changes to my opinion of Dolly Couture, I will write again. But somehow I doubt my opinion will be any less :)
I ordered my dress (The Cambridge) one month ago, with some custom measurements, and Abby was extraordinarily helpful to Read more...
I ordered my dress (The Cambridge) one month ago, with some custom measurements, and Abby was extraordinarily helpful to me over email. I had a million questions. She was truly a customer service star! I think we exchanged soemthing like 14 emails in one day, and to an anxious bride-to-be, that meant the world. Well they told me to expect the dress in 8 to 12 weeks, but it just arrived today, only 4 weeks later! I have not tried it on yet, because for some reason, I am afraid to do so. Is that weird? I'm afraid that I will snag it, or discolor it, or something. But I can tell you that the quality of the fabric is superb, and the dress is absolutely darling. It arrived inside a very nice garment bag, with an adorable pink polka dot bow tied around the hanger. I had it shipped to my office, and my co-workers are all oohing and aahing over it. I suppose I will gather up the courage to try it on soon, and if I have any changes to my opinion of Dolly Couture, I will write again. But somehow I doubt my opinion will be any less :) Read less
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GingerTabby
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I love my Dolly dress! I wanted a cocktail length gown that was high quality, but still affordable and Dolly delivered. I just chose one of their basic designs (the Santa Anita) instead of getting anything custom made. The dress they sent was simple, but still beautiful. I did have to get it let out a bit because it pinched under the armpits, but it was an easy alteration. Since I was buying a gown without ever trying it on I didn't expect it to fit perfectly, though.
I love my Dolly dress! I wanted a cocktail length gown that was high quality, but still affordable and Dolly delivered. I Read more...
I love my Dolly dress! I wanted a cocktail length gown that was high quality, but still affordable and Dolly delivered. I just chose one of their basic designs (the Santa Anita) instead of getting anything custom made. The dress they sent was simple, but still beautiful. I did have to get it let out a bit because it pinched under the armpits, but it was an easy alteration. Since I was buying a gown without ever trying it on I didn't expect it to fit perfectly, though. Read less
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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Run don't walk to Dolly Couture if you are thinking about a cocktail style retro dress!!! I can't put into words how amazing my experience was with them. Montana was so friendly and helpful..my dress got in earlier than expected and I was able to add pockets to my design :)
Run don't walk to Dolly Couture if you are thinking about a cocktail style retro dress!!! I can't put into words how Read more...
Run don't walk to Dolly Couture if you are thinking about a cocktail style retro dress!!! I can't put into words how amazing my experience was with them. Montana was so friendly and helpful..my dress got in earlier than expected and I was able to add pockets to my design :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Dolly Couture made the PERFECT dress for me.

The day before I visited Dolly Couture's NY showroom - I had literally run out of another bridal shop. The owner there kept showing me poofier and poofier dedazzled dresses and after I said I'm looking for a vintage style dress she said - let me go into the back, I know I have some "outdated" dresses. Eeeekk! I ran.

The next day I visited with Yvette at the Dolly Couture NY Showroom. What a dream! I had looked through the dresses on dollycouture.com and had a short list of styles I wanted to try. All of them were just gorgeous in real life. But actually at the end of my short list, Yvette asked if she could put me in a dress she thought would look good. I had seen the dress on the website but didn't think anything of it. Well - it was PERFECT! Yvette was right! And that was my wedding dress! Not only does Dolly Couture offer gorgeous vintage style dresses, but you can also customize the styles! I was thinking about adding lace cap sleeves. Yvette took notes and sent them off and the next day I had drawings of the dress I requested!

I did have follow up questions and Montana and the staff at Dolly Couture were very responsive and quick - answering my last minute panic questions (because you do panic about every little thing) with complete care, patience, and enthusiasm.

And the dress! Well it was just gorgeous, special, and so finely crafted. And actually they took my measurements so well that the dress needed no adjustments whatsoever. It arrived perfect!

Everything with Dolly Couture was just perfect.
Dolly Couture made the PERFECT dress for me.

The day before I visited Dolly Couture's NY showroom - I had Read more...
Dolly Couture made the PERFECT dress for me.

The day before I visited Dolly Couture's NY showroom - I had literally run out of another bridal shop. The owner there kept showing me poofier and poofier dedazzled dresses and after I said I'm looking for a vintage style dress she said - let me go into the back, I know I have some "outdated" dresses. Eeeekk! I ran.

The next day I visited with Yvette at the Dolly Couture NY Showroom. What a dream! I had looked through the dresses on dollycouture.com and had a short list of styles I wanted to try. All of them were just gorgeous in real life. But actually at the end of my short list, Yvette asked if she could put me in a dress she thought would look good. I had seen the dress on the website but didn't think anything of it. Well - it was PERFECT! Yvette was right! And that was my wedding dress! Not only does Dolly Couture offer gorgeous vintage style dresses, but you can also customize the styles! I was thinking about adding lace cap sleeves. Yvette took notes and sent them off and the next day I had drawings of the dress I requested!

I did have follow up questions and Montana and the staff at Dolly Couture were very responsive and quick - answering my last minute panic questions (because you do panic about every little thing) with complete care, patience, and enthusiasm.

And the dress! Well it was just gorgeous, special, and so finely crafted. And actually they took my measurements so well that the dress needed no adjustments whatsoever. It arrived perfect!

Everything with Dolly Couture was just perfect. Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved my Dolly Couture dress! After finding the online store via Pinterest I visited the Tarzana location to try on dresses. I was pretty confident that I would find my dress there since very few other dress designers do the 50's-style, tea-length dresses I was looking for, but I just fell in love with the Avila Bay as soon as I put it on. Our wonderful helper at the store was able to recommend a few tweaks to the design of the dress to make it fit me perfectly. The dress arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It was very well constructed and the fabric/workmanship was of excellent quality. I received so many compliments from my guests on the day of my wedding. I can't imagine a more perfect dress!
I loved my Dolly Couture dress! After finding the online store via Pinterest I visited the Tarzana location to try on Read more...
I loved my Dolly Couture dress! After finding the online store via Pinterest I visited the Tarzana location to try on dresses. I was pretty confident that I would find my dress there since very few other dress designers do the 50's-style, tea-length dresses I was looking for, but I just fell in love with the Avila Bay as soon as I put it on. Our wonderful helper at the store was able to recommend a few tweaks to the design of the dress to make it fit me perfectly. The dress arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It was very well constructed and the fabric/workmanship was of excellent quality. I received so many compliments from my guests on the day of my wedding. I can't imagine a more perfect dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had a winter Australian wedding and after walking up, down, in, around and all over the streets of Sydney, 30 odd shops later not only did I drive my sister mad, but I was unable to find ANYTHING that was "me" OR "wintery" OR anything under $3000. After this massive let down I hesitantly ventured online and found Dolly and her perfect dresses. I wanted all of them. But I settled on the Cambridge with its classic, elegantly timeless design. I cannot heap enough praise on Abby who dealt with all my emails! She was friendly and professional but most of all, made the whole experience stress free and made sure all bases were covered to ensure I got exactly what I was expecting with my added personal touches and customisations, Abby did be sure to let me know that while the dress makers go with your specifications, it's always a good idea to have a quality dress maker on standby at home to just make any final just in case adjustments (basically in lieu of a "final fitting" if you were to get your dress from an ordinary bridal store). Her good advice came in handy when my sleeves were a touch too big around my arms, I had them adjusted in no time and at very little cost - the rest of my dress fit like an absolute dream. Not bad for 10000 miles away! My dress was beautiful quality and my dress maker couldn't believe I'd ordered her online - apparently other online retailers aren't quite as reputable! It arrived exactly when I was told it would and was packaged beautifully. I have been so impressed by the quality of product and service (nothing is a problem or hassle!) that I would recommend Dolly to anyone!
I had a winter Australian wedding and after walking up, down, in, around and all over the streets of Sydney, 30 odd shops Read more...
I had a winter Australian wedding and after walking up, down, in, around and all over the streets of Sydney, 30 odd shops later not only did I drive my sister mad, but I was unable to find ANYTHING that was "me" OR "wintery" OR anything under $3000. After this massive let down I hesitantly ventured online and found Dolly and her perfect dresses. I wanted all of them. But I settled on the Cambridge with its classic, elegantly timeless design. I cannot heap enough praise on Abby who dealt with all my emails! She was friendly and professional but most of all, made the whole experience stress free and made sure all bases were covered to ensure I got exactly what I was expecting with my added personal touches and customisations, Abby did be sure to let me know that while the dress makers go with your specifications, it's always a good idea to have a quality dress maker on standby at home to just make any final just in case adjustments (basically in lieu of a "final fitting" if you were to get your dress from an ordinary bridal store). Her good advice came in handy when my sleeves were a touch too big around my arms, I had them adjusted in no time and at very little cost - the rest of my dress fit like an absolute dream. Not bad for 10000 miles away! My dress was beautiful quality and my dress maker couldn't believe I'd ordered her online - apparently other online retailers aren't quite as reputable! It arrived exactly when I was told it would and was packaged beautifully. I have been so impressed by the quality of product and service (nothing is a problem or hassle!) that I would recommend Dolly to anyone! Read less
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Kari
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Dolly Couture provided an outstanding service experience for me. I was very unsure of what I wanted in a wedding dress and struggled throughout the whole process. Initially, I wanted a fully custom design, so I was given a sketch of the dress and went with that. Then I visited the NYC showroom and changed my mind in that I wanted a combination of two of their existing styles. When the custom dress arrived I had some concerns and was able to send it back for adjustments. Once I made it to the day of my wedding, I was overjoyed! It was exactly what I asked for and the anxiety just cleared away.

I was a crazy bride when it came to my dress, and I owe it to Dolly for saving my sanity! Thank you Dolly for having outstanding service and products that stand above the norm!
Dolly Couture provided an outstanding service experience for me. I was very unsure of what I wanted in a wedding dress and Read more...
Dolly Couture provided an outstanding service experience for me. I was very unsure of what I wanted in a wedding dress and struggled throughout the whole process. Initially, I wanted a fully custom design, so I was given a sketch of the dress and went with that. Then I visited the NYC showroom and changed my mind in that I wanted a combination of two of their existing styles. When the custom dress arrived I had some concerns and was able to send it back for adjustments. Once I made it to the day of my wedding, I was overjoyed! It was exactly what I asked for and the anxiety just cleared away.

I was a crazy bride when it came to my dress, and I owe it to Dolly for saving my sanity! Thank you Dolly for having outstanding service and products that stand above the norm! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved my Polka Dot Dress! I had a great time at the Dolly Couture showroom in New York City and loved the dress. Yvette was very helpful and made sure I left with all the information I needed to order/customize the dress exactly the way I wanted it. I highly recommend Dolly Couture if you want a short, reasonably priced wedding dress.
Loved my Polka Dot Dress! I had a great time at the Dolly Couture showroom in New York City and loved the dress. Yvette Read more...
Loved my Polka Dot Dress! I had a great time at the Dolly Couture showroom in New York City and loved the dress. Yvette was very helpful and made sure I left with all the information I needed to order/customize the dress exactly the way I wanted it. I highly recommend Dolly Couture if you want a short, reasonably priced wedding dress. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
They were absolutely WONDERFUL to deal with and have an AMAZING selection of fun, vintage, flirty (and affordable!) dresses. The staff was very accommodating and they are very willing to modify their dresses for a custom order for very little extra. Dress was delivered on time and fit perfectly. I would absolutely recommend them to any bride looking for a dress that's a little different!
They were absolutely WONDERFUL to deal with and have an AMAZING selection of fun, vintage, flirty (and affordable!) Read more...
They were absolutely WONDERFUL to deal with and have an AMAZING selection of fun, vintage, flirty (and affordable!) dresses. The staff was very accommodating and they are very willing to modify their dresses for a custom order for very little extra. Dress was delivered on time and fit perfectly. I would absolutely recommend them to any bride looking for a dress that's a little different! Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Buying my dress was the easiest part of getting married. After trying on a few long dresses that were too formal (and would have dragged in the dirt) for my outdoor wedding in the mountains, I decided to go for a 1950's style cocktail length dress. Dolly Couture provided a fun consultation in Manhattan for me, my mom and my husband's mom. I fit into one of their standard sizes, but I asked for some custom alterations (the neckline of one standard dress with the skirt of another standard dress.) The dress arrived in the mail from Asia six weeks later (I was expecting it to take at least two months) and looked exactly like I wanted it to look. It didn't even require any alterations when I got married ten months later.
Buying my dress was the easiest part of getting married. After trying on a few long dresses that were too formal (and Read more...
Buying my dress was the easiest part of getting married. After trying on a few long dresses that were too formal (and would have dragged in the dirt) for my outdoor wedding in the mountains, I decided to go for a 1950's style cocktail length dress. Dolly Couture provided a fun consultation in Manhattan for me, my mom and my husband's mom. I fit into one of their standard sizes, but I asked for some custom alterations (the neckline of one standard dress with the skirt of another standard dress.) The dress arrived in the mail from Asia six weeks later (I was expecting it to take at least two months) and looked exactly like I wanted it to look. It didn't even require any alterations when I got married ten months later. Read less
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Deja
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience with Dolly Couture matched pretty much every review I read before deciding to purchase my dress from them. Once I had landed on that decision, I gathered my bridesmaids up and planned a roadtrip from my home in San Francisco to her shop in Los Angeles. I tried on a couple of their in-shop samples and landed on the Avila Bay. There were a few changes I wanted to make right away, based on the Real Brides photos I'd seen on Dolly's Facebook (which is an absolute must-join - the photos lead to inspiration I never would have come up with on my own). My girls and I discussed at the salon while I was wearing the sample. We'd change this, lengthen this, add this, shift this, etc. I decided, though, not to place the order right then and there. I figured it would be smart to sleep on it. Over the next month, I tossed and turned thinking about the changes I felt I got talked into by my girls. So I reached out to Dolly's staff to see if I could work out a few changes of my own. Not only were they happy to walk me through my ideas, but before I placed the final order, Dolly sent me a sketch of the dress I'd designed. It was exactly what I wanted. I placed the order and impatiently waited for the notification that it shipped. When it arrived, in the pretty white box, I was eager to pull it out and try it on, but I arranged a more formal try on with some bridesmads and my Mom. I tried it on, and I was in love, except for the neckline. It was just.... wrong. I took several photos of me in the dress, and compared them to the sketch. When I finally decided that I wouldn't be happy with it, I sent a photo of me in the dress and the sketch to Dolly's staff. I explained what I felt was wrong with the neckline, and that I hoped something could be done. I immediately received a response from her staff agreeing that the neckline was incorrect. They instructed me to UPS the dress back to their shop, and send them the total for the UPS cost so they could reimburse me. She said
My experience with Dolly Couture matched pretty much every review I read before deciding to purchase my dress from them. Read more...
My experience with Dolly Couture matched pretty much every review I read before deciding to purchase my dress from them. Once I had landed on that decision, I gathered my bridesmaids up and planned a roadtrip from my home in San Francisco to her shop in Los Angeles. I tried on a couple of their in-shop samples and landed on the Avila Bay. There were a few changes I wanted to make right away, based on the Real Brides photos I'd seen on Dolly's Facebook (which is an absolute must-join - the photos lead to inspiration I never would have come up with on my own). My girls and I discussed at the salon while I was wearing the sample. We'd change this, lengthen this, add this, shift this, etc. I decided, though, not to place the order right then and there. I figured it would be smart to sleep on it. Over the next month, I tossed and turned thinking about the changes I felt I got talked into by my girls. So I reached out to Dolly's staff to see if I could work out a few changes of my own. Not only were they happy to walk me through my ideas, but before I placed the final order, Dolly sent me a sketch of the dress I'd designed. It was exactly what I wanted. I placed the order and impatiently waited for the notification that it shipped. When it arrived, in the pretty white box, I was eager to pull it out and try it on, but I arranged a more formal try on with some bridesmads and my Mom. I tried it on, and I was in love, except for the neckline. It was just.... wrong. I took several photos of me in the dress, and compared them to the sketch. When I finally decided that I wouldn't be happy with it, I sent a photo of me in the dress and the sketch to Dolly's staff. I explained what I felt was wrong with the neckline, and that I hoped something could be done. I immediately received a response from her staff agreeing that the neckline was incorrect. They instructed me to UPS the dress back to their shop, and send them the total for the UPS cost so they could reimburse me. She said Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
So glad I stumbled across Dolly Couture's website in my wedding dress hunt! They made me a perfectly fun tea-length dress for my summer wedding! Before visiting the California store (I live in NM) - Nicole Scates worked with me in coming up with various designs. I finally was able to visit the store and am so glad I did because what I thought I wanted ended up not looking quite as I had envisioned and I found an even more perfect dress. The only downfall was because I didn't live in CA I had to find a seamstress in town for my alterations - but that wasn't so bad. All in all Dolly Couture was super easy and pleasant to work with and I was extremely happy with my dress!
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So glad I stumbled across Dolly Couture's website in my wedding dress hunt! They made me a perfectly fun tea-length dress for my summer wedding! Before visiting the California store (I live in NM) - Nicole Scates worked with me in coming up with various designs. I finally was able to visit the store and am so glad I did because what I thought I wanted ended up not looking quite as I had envisioned and I found an even more perfect dress. The only downfall was because I didn't live in CA I had to find a seamstress in town for my alterations - but that wasn't so bad. All in all Dolly Couture was super easy and pleasant to work with and I was extremely happy with my dress! Read less
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Breeezie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding dress was THE prettiest wedding dress I have ever seen. Not that I'm biased or anything. ;-) But seriously, Dolly Couture is awesome! I visited their showroom in Tarzana, and I was in dress heaven. I wanted everything! The tea length, vintage styles were so unique and refreshingly different than the typical traditional "gowns" I kept seeing elsewhere. Nickie Scates, Sales Extraordinaire, let me try on as many dresses as I wanted (and I really wanted them ALL) until I narrowed it down to a final few. I finally chose the "Verona" style with a scoop neck, and I had it customized with long sheer sleeves and a cute pink sash. I placed my order, was told it would arrive in about 8 weeks, and we were on our way.

A day or so later, I got a sketch via email that Dolly herself made of what my dress was going to look like. It was so exciting to have a visual, and I couldn't wait for it to arrive!

The dress arrived about 4 weeks or so later - which was WAY ahead of schedule, and it was GORGEOUS! Like, totally, completely a one of a kind masterpiece. For real! I wanted to make a minor(?) modification though, but I didn't want to be annoying. I asked them if there was any slight chance that they'd be able to possibly change the neckline style. The scoop neck wound up not being the look I was after (ugh, picky brides, I know!). I was told that the in-house seamstress, Irma, could do that for me, no problem! Wow! And she did! She was REALLY good and super sweet. I brought the dress back, she designed a V-neck style, and had my dress ready for me in about a week. NOW it was perfect. Truly.

I love Dolly Couture, and everyone who works there. :-) They exemplify true professionalism, fantastic customer service, and Dolly's dresses are a work of art.
My wedding dress was THE prettiest wedding dress I have ever seen. Not that I'm biased or anything. ;-) But seriously, Read more...
My wedding dress was THE prettiest wedding dress I have ever seen. Not that I'm biased or anything. ;-) But seriously, Dolly Couture is awesome! I visited their showroom in Tarzana, and I was in dress heaven. I wanted everything! The tea length, vintage styles were so unique and refreshingly different than the typical traditional "gowns" I kept seeing elsewhere. Nickie Scates, Sales Extraordinaire, let me try on as many dresses as I wanted (and I really wanted them ALL) until I narrowed it down to a final few. I finally chose the "Verona" style with a scoop neck, and I had it customized with long sheer sleeves and a cute pink sash. I placed my order, was told it would arrive in about 8 weeks, and we were on our way.

A day or so later, I got a sketch via email that Dolly herself made of what my dress was going to look like. It was so exciting to have a visual, and I couldn't wait for it to arrive!

The dress arrived about 4 weeks or so later - which was WAY ahead of schedule, and it was GORGEOUS! Like, totally, completely a one of a kind masterpiece. For real! I wanted to make a minor(?) modification though, but I didn't want to be annoying. I asked them if there was any slight chance that they'd be able to possibly change the neckline style. The scoop neck wound up not being the look I was after (ugh, picky brides, I know!). I was told that the in-house seamstress, Irma, could do that for me, no problem! Wow! And she did! She was REALLY good and super sweet. I brought the dress back, she designed a V-neck style, and had my dress ready for me in about a week. NOW it was perfect. Truly.

I love Dolly Couture, and everyone who works there. :-) They exemplify true professionalism, fantastic customer service, and Dolly's dresses are a work of art. Read less
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LAUREN
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing 50's style tea length dress from Dolly Couture! It was unique in that it was an ivory lace over a light pink/peach underlay. It looked amazing in the sunset and the length was PERFECT for a beach wedding! I had so many complements! Thank you so much Dolly Couture, Montana and Yvette!
I had an amazing 50's style tea length dress from Dolly Couture! It was unique in that it was an ivory lace over a light Read more...
I had an amazing 50's style tea length dress from Dolly Couture! It was unique in that it was an ivory lace over a light pink/peach underlay. It looked amazing in the sunset and the length was PERFECT for a beach wedding! I had so many complements! Thank you so much Dolly Couture, Montana and Yvette! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Montana and the Dolly Couture team. I went to the NY showroom with my sister because I wanted something "different." I tried on several dresses, got suggestions from the saleswoman, had my measurements taken, and was shown a number of different options. The stellar service really came from my emails with Montana though - I wanted something a little more custom, and she was great getting me sketches of my dream dress. Every time I wanted something changed, she responded promptly with a new drawing. When my dress finally arrived, it was perfect. Thank you Dolly Couture!
I can't say enough good things about Montana and the Dolly Couture team. I went to the NY showroom with my sister because Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Montana and the Dolly Couture team. I went to the NY showroom with my sister because I wanted something "different." I tried on several dresses, got suggestions from the saleswoman, had my measurements taken, and was shown a number of different options. The stellar service really came from my emails with Montana though - I wanted something a little more custom, and she was great getting me sketches of my dream dress. Every time I wanted something changed, she responded promptly with a new drawing. When my dress finally arrived, it was perfect. Thank you Dolly Couture! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I ordered my dress from Dolly's NYC showroom. Yvette did a wonderful job - had lots of recommendations for what looks good on my body type but also listened to what I wanted. She also took my measurements and when the dress arrived it fit perfectly - didn't need a single alteration! The dress was very well made and I felt absolutely beautiful in it all day. It came sooner than expected also. I loved my dress and so did my husband!
I ordered my dress from Dolly's NYC showroom. Yvette did a wonderful job - had lots of recommendations for what looks good Read more...
I ordered my dress from Dolly's NYC showroom. Yvette did a wonderful job - had lots of recommendations for what looks good on my body type but also listened to what I wanted. She also took my measurements and when the dress arrived it fit perfectly - didn't need a single alteration! The dress was very well made and I felt absolutely beautiful in it all day. It came sooner than expected also. I loved my dress and so did my husband! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I said...Yes to the dress! Three things convinced me to have my dress made from Dolly Couture: 1) Dolly Couture has great reviews, 2) I love the vintage style dresses that Dolly Couture designed, 3) I even checked out Dolly Couture Facebook and saw REAL women of all sizes wearing their pretty DC dresses. So I decided to contact them with my questions about having my own custom dress made. One of the DC sales team, Nicki, worked with me and made the online order experience very easy for me being that I lived so far from California. She was so kind in helping me with my questions and ease my concerns about ordering a custom dress online, and using my beautiful Sari silk fabric.

At first, I was hesitant and nervous that my complicated Sari silk fabric may be too difficult for DC to make into a pretty vintage style dress and matching bolero. Nicki assured me that the dress designers are skilled to do these types of fabric. There was excellent communications exchanged throughout the process of my custom order. The DC team transformed my detailed sketch and written specifications into a one-of-a kind dress that I wanted. I was VERY impressed! I got my dress in about 8 weeks and I can't get enough of looking and touching it! And how lucky I am that it fits me like a glove and needs no alterations! I thank Dolly Couture and its team for their professionalism and hard work! The dress turned out gorgeous and SO well made. Dolly Couture designers are OUTSTANDING! The party dress is absolutely amazing! Ladies, I highly recommend Dolly Couture! If you are hesitant about ordering a custom dress online than ask good questions and have a clear idea on what you want. DC sales team are friendly and there to help you. A shout out to Nicki, and the DC team, YOU ROCK!! I am happy that I made the right choice and hope you will too!
I said...Yes to the dress! Three things convinced me to have my dress made from Dolly Couture: 1) Dolly Couture has great Read more...
I said...Yes to the dress! Three things convinced me to have my dress made from Dolly Couture: 1) Dolly Couture has great reviews, 2) I love the vintage style dresses that Dolly Couture designed, 3) I even checked out Dolly Couture Facebook and saw REAL women of all sizes wearing their pretty DC dresses. So I decided to contact them with my questions about having my own custom dress made. One of the DC sales team, Nicki, worked with me and made the online order experience very easy for me being that I lived so far from California. She was so kind in helping me with my questions and ease my concerns about ordering a custom dress online, and using my beautiful Sari silk fabric.

At first, I was hesitant and nervous that my complicated Sari silk fabric may be too difficult for DC to make into a pretty vintage style dress and matching bolero. Nicki assured me that the dress designers are skilled to do these types of fabric. There was excellent communications exchanged throughout the process of my custom order. The DC team transformed my detailed sketch and written specifications into a one-of-a kind dress that I wanted. I was VERY impressed! I got my dress in about 8 weeks and I can't get enough of looking and touching it! And how lucky I am that it fits me like a glove and needs no alterations! I thank Dolly Couture and its team for their professionalism and hard work! The dress turned out gorgeous and SO well made. Dolly Couture designers are OUTSTANDING! The party dress is absolutely amazing! Ladies, I highly recommend Dolly Couture! If you are hesitant about ordering a custom dress online than ask good questions and have a clear idea on what you want. DC sales team are friendly and there to help you. A shout out to Nicki, and the DC team, YOU ROCK!! I am happy that I made the right choice and hope you will too! Read less
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Cecilia
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my dress!!! Thanks to Yvette and Montana for helping me! Yvette helped me pick out my dress and had my 3 grrls feeling like she was part of our family. She made me realize I didn't want cute for my wedding and she was right!!! She answerded all my questions and helped me pick the dress that was the ONE!!!! Montana also answered my questions and helped me with my order.
I LOVED my dress!!! Thanks to Yvette and Montana for helping me! Yvette helped me pick out my dress and had my 3 grrls Read more...
I LOVED my dress!!! Thanks to Yvette and Montana for helping me! Yvette helped me pick out my dress and had my 3 grrls feeling like she was part of our family. She made me realize I didn't want cute for my wedding and she was right!!! She answerded all my questions and helped me pick the dress that was the ONE!!!! Montana also answered my questions and helped me with my order. Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to Dolly's NY showroom the month it opened, and Montana was wonderful! I knew what dress I wanted, but tried on a couple of others just in case and she was very patient. Dolly's customer service reached out to me because wanted to double check one of the measurements (I am not proportioned properly!) which was nice. The dress came quicker than expected and was perfect! There was a small problem with the sash, but they sent me a new one no problem and were very apologetic. Her representatives were wonderful. Everyone LOVED my dress and it was exactly how I imagined it! Thank you Dolly!!
I went to Dolly's NY showroom the month it opened, and Montana was wonderful! I knew what dress I wanted, but tried on a Read more...
I went to Dolly's NY showroom the month it opened, and Montana was wonderful! I knew what dress I wanted, but tried on a couple of others just in case and she was very patient. Dolly's customer service reached out to me because wanted to double check one of the measurements (I am not proportioned properly!) which was nice. The dress came quicker than expected and was perfect! There was a small problem with the sash, but they sent me a new one no problem and were very apologetic. Her representatives were wonderful. Everyone LOVED my dress and it was exactly how I imagined it! Thank you Dolly!! Read less
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Robyn514
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Fabulous quality, custom design, and 5 star service. Dolly & her team can not be beat!
Fabulous quality, custom design, and 5 star service. Dolly & her team can not be beat!
Fabulous quality, custom design, and 5 star service. Dolly & her team can not be beat! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I was a bit nervous buying a wedding dress online since I wouldn't be able to try it on before buying, but it was well worth it! I asked if i could try something on in my size, and they shipped one of their store dresses to me so i could at least take a look at the quality and fitting. I sent that back and soon after put an order in for a custom dress that came back better than i had imagined. They say that their sizes are true-to-size, but for me, they ran just a tad small. Beautiful dresses, great quality, great price!
I was a bit nervous buying a wedding dress online since I wouldn't be able to try it on before buying, but it was well Read more...
I was a bit nervous buying a wedding dress online since I wouldn't be able to try it on before buying, but it was well worth it! I asked if i could try something on in my size, and they shipped one of their store dresses to me so i could at least take a look at the quality and fitting. I sent that back and soon after put an order in for a custom dress that came back better than i had imagined. They say that their sizes are true-to-size, but for me, they ran just a tad small. Beautiful dresses, great quality, great price! Read less
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Johanna
Wedding:
4/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I was ordering my dress online, so naturally had a bunch of questions about the ordering process, and they answered everything thoroughly and promptly. My dress arrived just when they said it would, and it looked exactly as I hoped. It was beautiful and affordable. I would recommend Dolly Couture to any bride-to-be.
I was ordering my dress online, so naturally had a bunch of questions about the ordering process, and they answered Read more...
I was ordering my dress online, so naturally had a bunch of questions about the ordering process, and they answered everything thoroughly and promptly. My dress arrived just when they said it would, and it looked exactly as I hoped. It was beautiful and affordable. I would recommend Dolly Couture to any bride-to-be. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the best dress buying experience ever! I was so overjoyed to locate this vendor online and find someone who makes affordable customized vintage dresses.

What made Dolly's store so great is the fact that there is no pressure sells person trying to get you to purchase every add-on feature with the dress. Instead you have someone helping you decide the style you want and how to put the look together. I was in and out of the store with a dress ordered within an hour, so I was one happy bride.

I got the Manhattan style with the rauched sweatheart neck. On the back I got buttons sewn and I dyed my petticoat a light blue. The dress without the additions was $600. The add-ons added an extra $150 to the total bill. I loved that it was so affordable. I looked at Stephanie James, but holy mole was it costly and it doesnt look like you can customize.

I ordered my dress in November and got it in February in the mail. It was in a clothing bag in a box stuffed with popcorn. The y dress was flawless and beautiful. As for alterations, I lost weight and had it taken in on the sides. The dress is sewn so alterations are not difficult to make. The shop does not make alterations, so you have to find a seamstress to do the job.

As for sizes, I normally wear a size 12 dress, and I got a size 12 dress. So the dress sizes are pretty standard.

I loved my dress and got a ton of compliments in how cool it was to have a short dress. The best part about it is having to pick out shoes because it totally makes the outfit. If your thinking about going short, DO IT! IT was the best choice because I was a summer bride and it was hot out, but I stayed cool since my legs were exposed. Also, if you're a mixture of a tradition with some modern chic, this dress will definitely fit your style.
This was the best dress buying experience ever! I was so overjoyed to locate this vendor online and find someone who makes Read more...
This was the best dress buying experience ever! I was so overjoyed to locate this vendor online and find someone who makes affordable customized vintage dresses.

What made Dolly's store so great is the fact that there is no pressure sells person trying to get you to purchase every add-on feature with the dress. Instead you have someone helping you decide the style you want and how to put the look together. I was in and out of the store with a dress ordered within an hour, so I was one happy bride.

I got the Manhattan style with the rauched sweatheart neck. On the back I got buttons sewn and I dyed my petticoat a light blue. The dress without the additions was $600. The add-ons added an extra $150 to the total bill. I loved that it was so affordable. I looked at Stephanie James, but holy mole was it costly and it doesnt look like you can customize.

I ordered my dress in November and got it in February in the mail. It was in a clothing bag in a box stuffed with popcorn. The y dress was flawless and beautiful. As for alterations, I lost weight and had it taken in on the sides. The dress is sewn so alterations are not difficult to make. The shop does not make alterations, so you have to find a seamstress to do the job.

As for sizes, I normally wear a size 12 dress, and I got a size 12 dress. So the dress sizes are pretty standard.

I loved my dress and got a ton of compliments in how cool it was to have a short dress. The best part about it is having to pick out shoes because it totally makes the outfit. If your thinking about going short, DO IT! IT was the best choice because I was a summer bride and it was hot out, but I stayed cool since my legs were exposed. Also, if you're a mixture of a tradition with some modern chic, this dress will definitely fit your style. Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
First of all my dress was absolutely amazing! I had some dress drama and found out three weeks before the wedding that I needed to find a new dress. I had emailed Nikki at Dolly Couture about getting a dress. She responded fast and said that they had dresses that I could take immediately. She scheduled me a time to come in. When I went into the store there were a couple of different dresses for me to choose from. They had offered to make some changes to the dresses to personalize them for me in just days so that I could take the dress with me before I went home. In the end I was so happy with my dress.
First of all my dress was absolutely amazing! I had some dress drama and found out three weeks before the wedding that I Read more...
First of all my dress was absolutely amazing! I had some dress drama and found out three weeks before the wedding that I needed to find a new dress. I had emailed Nikki at Dolly Couture about getting a dress. She responded fast and said that they had dresses that I could take immediately. She scheduled me a time to come in. When I went into the store there were a couple of different dresses for me to choose from. They had offered to make some changes to the dresses to personalize them for me in just days so that I could take the dress with me before I went home. In the end I was so happy with my dress. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I brought a huge challenge to Dolly and she really met it head on. I asked her to make me a custom ball gown. She specializes in short dresses. After seeing her work in her store I was confident that she would do an amazing job on my dress. It's beautiful...It was perfect...She is amazing!!! Love Dolly and Nickie! It ended up requiring a lot of extra attention on her part and I will never forget her for putting 100% into my dress. I would send anyone to them for anything.
I brought a huge challenge to Dolly and she really met it head on. I asked her to make me a custom ball gown. She Read more...
I brought a huge challenge to Dolly and she really met it head on. I asked her to make me a custom ball gown. She specializes in short dresses. After seeing her work in her store I was confident that she would do an amazing job on my dress. It's beautiful...It was perfect...She is amazing!!! Love Dolly and Nickie! It ended up requiring a lot of extra attention on her part and I will never forget her for putting 100% into my dress. I would send anyone to them for anything. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
I wish I could leave more than 5 stars! Most stress-free dress shopping experience ever! I made up my mind early on that I wasn't going to go the traditional route and visit bridal salons and be pushed around and forced to spend thousands of dollars for a dress.

I worked with Nickie to order my dress (Beverlywood) and was able to customize it (adding pockets, changing the waist, etc) with no problems whatsoever. I took the measurements and sent them and that was that! When the dress arrived, it was packaged up beautifully and fit - right out of the box! It didn't need steaming, it didn't need alterations, it was EXACTLY what I wanted and it was well made and GORGEOUS.

I can't recommend Dolly enough - if you're looking for a vintage-style or tea length dress, email her!
I wish I could leave more than 5 stars! Most stress-free dress shopping experience ever! I made up my mind early on that I Read more...
I wish I could leave more than 5 stars! Most stress-free dress shopping experience ever! I made up my mind early on that I wasn't going to go the traditional route and visit bridal salons and be pushed around and forced to spend thousands of dollars for a dress.

I worked with Nickie to order my dress (Beverlywood) and was able to customize it (adding pockets, changing the waist, etc) with no problems whatsoever. I took the measurements and sent them and that was that! When the dress arrived, it was packaged up beautifully and fit - right out of the box! It didn't need steaming, it didn't need alterations, it was EXACTLY what I wanted and it was well made and GORGEOUS.

I can't recommend Dolly enough - if you're looking for a vintage-style or tea length dress, email her! Read less
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fourpeass
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
It was so hard to choose from Dolly's beautiful dresses but when I finally chose one, I knew I needed to make some changes. I sent them an email and they were more than accommodating. The price was incredible and I couldn't believe that the dress fit right out of the box! Everyone told me how much they loved the dress at the wedding.
It was so hard to choose from Dolly's beautiful dresses but when I finally chose one, I knew I needed to make some Read more...
It was so hard to choose from Dolly's beautiful dresses but when I finally chose one, I knew I needed to make some changes. I sent them an email and they were more than accommodating. The price was incredible and I couldn't believe that the dress fit right out of the box! Everyone told me how much they loved the dress at the wedding. Read less
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Nadine
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
I ordered a fully-customized wedding dress from Dolly. It is a bit scary ordering a custom dress online and not being able to try it on until it is done. But, it was the BEST decision I could have made. The dress was perfect. It fit right out of the box, and it was STUNNING! Dolly's dresses are usually shorter in length, just past the knee, with fun petticoats to make the shirts 1950s full! I had pleating done along the neckline and hemline, and pockets sewn in. Everyone raved about my dress, and it was fun to dance in and easy to move around in all day. I felt like a modern day princess. My only regret is that I can't wear the dress every day! Dolly, and her colleague Nickie, are a pleasure to work with. They help you through the entire process and are very encouraging the whole way. And if you don't want a custom dress, Dolly has PLENTY of beautiful creations she has on hand. Take the leap and order a dress from Dolly!
I ordered a fully-customized wedding dress from Dolly. It is a bit scary ordering a custom dress online and not being able Read more...
I ordered a fully-customized wedding dress from Dolly. It is a bit scary ordering a custom dress online and not being able to try it on until it is done. But, it was the BEST decision I could have made. The dress was perfect. It fit right out of the box, and it was STUNNING! Dolly's dresses are usually shorter in length, just past the knee, with fun petticoats to make the shirts 1950s full! I had pleating done along the neckline and hemline, and pockets sewn in. Everyone raved about my dress, and it was fun to dance in and easy to move around in all day. I felt like a modern day princess. My only regret is that I can't wear the dress every day! Dolly, and her colleague Nickie, are a pleasure to work with. They help you through the entire process and are very encouraging the whole way. And if you don't want a custom dress, Dolly has PLENTY of beautiful creations she has on hand. Take the leap and order a dress from Dolly! Read less
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aloeffle
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Dolly made me an incredible custom dress for a fraction of the cost of most wedding dresses! We worked over email for a few days passing detailed drawings back and forth and when my dress arrived a few months later it was more than I could hope for. The quality was very good and the dress fit my wedding perfectly! Friend Dolly Thicke on Facebook if you want to see many happy happy brides!
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Dolly made me an incredible custom dress for a fraction of the cost of most wedding dresses! We worked over email for a few days passing detailed drawings back and forth and when my dress arrived a few months later it was more than I could hope for. The quality was very good and the dress fit my wedding perfectly! Friend Dolly Thicke on Facebook if you want to see many happy happy brides! Read less
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VideoGirl
Wedding:
2/5/2010
5.0/5.0
So, I admit, I was your stereotypical "bridezilla", but hey, who isn't ;) I was skeptical at first ordering a dress online without trying it on, but once I found out you could do custom measurements, I was sold. I worked extensively back and forth with their sales associate. I decided to add capped sleeves to the dress and tweak the neckline in addition to shortening them hem an inch (I'm rather short). None of this was a problem. I always got the answer, "of course we can do that." They go above and beyond to make you feel like you are their top priority! When I got the dress I realized I had shrunk a bit due to the stress and dieting. I took it to my local seamstress to take it in and she commented on how well made it was. I thought that when I received the dress, but hearing it from a professional validated my first impression. Thanks to Dolly and her staff, I had the dress of my dreams for a great price! They really made me my perfect couture gown. I recommend Dolly Couture to any bride-to-be.
So, I admit, I was your stereotypical "bridezilla", but hey, who isn't ;) I was skeptical at first ordering a dress online Read more...
So, I admit, I was your stereotypical "bridezilla", but hey, who isn't ;) I was skeptical at first ordering a dress online without trying it on, but once I found out you could do custom measurements, I was sold. I worked extensively back and forth with their sales associate. I decided to add capped sleeves to the dress and tweak the neckline in addition to shortening them hem an inch (I'm rather short). None of this was a problem. I always got the answer, "of course we can do that." They go above and beyond to make you feel like you are their top priority! When I got the dress I realized I had shrunk a bit due to the stress and dieting. I took it to my local seamstress to take it in and she commented on how well made it was. I thought that when I received the dress, but hearing it from a professional validated my first impression. Thanks to Dolly and her staff, I had the dress of my dreams for a great price! They really made me my perfect couture gown. I recommend Dolly Couture to any bride-to-be. Read less
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Trisa
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Oh yes.

Dolly and her crack team (I worked with Nikki) will make you the dress of your dreams.

I ordered a custom dress, and they were right on with every aspect.

They helped with the timing of my order, measurements, and even a gorgeous sash. Oh yeah, and it fit (hooray).

Check out her facebook for drool-worthy "real bride" photos.
Oh yes.

Dolly and her crack team (I worked with Nikki) will make you the dress of your dreams.

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Oh yes.

Dolly and her crack team (I worked with Nikki) will make you the dress of your dreams.

I ordered a custom dress, and they were right on with every aspect.

They helped with the timing of my order, measurements, and even a gorgeous sash. Oh yeah, and it fit (hooray).

Check out her facebook for drool-worthy "real bride" photos. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/8/2009
5.0/5.0
I love, love, love this woman and her company and staff! They were so easy to work with and what a great value! I searched and searched for tea length wedding dresses and I am so happy I found her. She will custom-make a one-of-a-kind dress for you at a fraction of the cost some other companies will charge you. My dress is gorgeous and I had so many compliments on it! It truly was the centerpiece of our whole wedding theme (which had a 1940s theme). If you love vintage-looking gorgeous dresses, check Dolly Couture out! Her dresses are amazing!!!
I love, love, love this woman and her company and staff! They were so easy to work with and what a great value! I searched Read more...
I love, love, love this woman and her company and staff! They were so easy to work with and what a great value! I searched and searched for tea length wedding dresses and I am so happy I found her. She will custom-make a one-of-a-kind dress for you at a fraction of the cost some other companies will charge you. My dress is gorgeous and I had so many compliments on it! It truly was the centerpiece of our whole wedding theme (which had a 1940s theme). If you love vintage-looking gorgeous dresses, check Dolly Couture out! Her dresses are amazing!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Loved my dress from Dolly Couture and the great service I received when I requested assistance to determine the correct size to order. My dress fit beautifully and was of excellent quality!
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Loved my dress from Dolly Couture and the great service I received when I requested assistance to determine the correct size to order. My dress fit beautifully and was of excellent quality! Read less
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mrs_christina_k
Wedding:
7/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Dolly Couture is a wonderful business to work with. I communicated with one of the representatives to find my
perfect dress and they were so helpful. I have recommended them to many friends.
Dolly Couture is a wonderful business to work with. I communicated with one of the representatives to find my
perfect Read more...
Dolly Couture is a wonderful business to work with. I communicated with one of the representatives to find my
perfect dress and they were so helpful. I have recommended them to many friends. Read less
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Claire Yeo
Wedding:
3/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I'm from England and was desperate to find a dress that I would feel comfortable and have fun in. I really wanted a tea length wedding dress. When I found Dolly Couture's Edmonton dress I was so excited but a little nervous that I'd have to order it all the way from California. However, her staff were amazing and ensured that I was happy throughout my order and that I provided all the information that they needed. When the dress arrived (in plenty of time) it was of such good quality - the detail, fabric and stitching were perfect! Everyone commented on how it was so 'me' and I felt great the whole day. I even danced until midnight in it! I would highly recommend Dolly Couture - excellent quality, friendly service, value for money and, of course, beautiful dresses! Thank you so much for making me feel amazing on my wedding day!
I'm from England and was desperate to find a dress that I would feel comfortable and have fun in. I really wanted a tea Read more...
I'm from England and was desperate to find a dress that I would feel comfortable and have fun in. I really wanted a tea length wedding dress. When I found Dolly Couture's Edmonton dress I was so excited but a little nervous that I'd have to order it all the way from California. However, her staff were amazing and ensured that I was happy throughout my order and that I provided all the information that they needed. When the dress arrived (in plenty of time) it was of such good quality - the detail, fabric and stitching were perfect! Everyone commented on how it was so 'me' and I felt great the whole day. I even danced until midnight in it! I would highly recommend Dolly Couture - excellent quality, friendly service, value for money and, of course, beautiful dresses! Thank you so much for making me feel amazing on my wedding day! Read less
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Jiaku
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I really loved the dress that I bought from Dolly! It's a one of a kind dress that was one of her sample dresses. She couldn't make anymore of them because the fabric was discontinued. I bought the dress at a very discounted price! It's beautiful! Dolly is really fun to work with and talk to. She completely didn't mind and even suggested that I take the dress to a tailor, so that it fit my style and myself better because it was a sample. I had such a hard time finding short wedding dresses and would often get let down by bridal shops who would tell me that short dresses aren't very popular or "in style." Dolly Couture is DEFINITELY the best place to find beautiful AND short wedding gowns!! :)
I really loved the dress that I bought from Dolly! It's a one of a kind dress that was one of her sample dresses. She Read more...
I really loved the dress that I bought from Dolly! It's a one of a kind dress that was one of her sample dresses. She couldn't make anymore of them because the fabric was discontinued. I bought the dress at a very discounted price! It's beautiful! Dolly is really fun to work with and talk to. She completely didn't mind and even suggested that I take the dress to a tailor, so that it fit my style and myself better because it was a sample. I had such a hard time finding short wedding dresses and would often get let down by bridal shops who would tell me that short dresses aren't very popular or "in style." Dolly Couture is DEFINITELY the best place to find beautiful AND short wedding gowns!! :) Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.9/5.0
I was very hesitant when ordering a dress online. I wanted a tea length gown but I couldn't find one in any bridal shop anywhere! I decided to go custom, and that made me very nervous too.

Nickie at Dolly Couture put me at ease completely. If I could give her 100/5 I would. She actually shipped me a sample of a gown like mine for only the cost of shipping so I could see what I thought. I just couldn't believe she was that flexible. I kept it for a while and made sure everything was right, and sent her very detailed measurements and instructions, pulled from other photos I've seen to put together EXACTLY what I had in my mind. When it shipped (VERY quickly for a custom gown) I was nervous, I knew I'd have to get alterations or something, but it was perfect. Perfect fit, perfect color, perfect fabric, and I am VERY picky - hence having to go with a custom gown.

Nickie's service and Dolly Couture dedication were incredible. I counted up over 50 emails back and forth I sent with Nickie and each time she was completely responsive and fantastic. Overall I got a completely custom made gown for under $700.

Nickie and her team really went above and beyond - she even called me when she wasn't sure about one VERY MINOR detail of the dress. I knew I was in good hands, but I was just floored! I cannot recommend them enough.

The only tine 0.5 less thing I could possibly say about this dress is that some of the fabric doesn't look completely luxury - but it's not really supposed to. But it's MUCH better than what you'll find at David's Bridal. Or it might just look that way because I'm not that familiar with what a white dress should look like! I got an organza overlay on my dress and overall it really looks fantastic.

Dolly Couture is the perfect match for any picky bride who knows what she wants. If you want to be a little nontraditional with your dress length, style or even color they have you completely covered. My dress was one of their more expensive gowns and I still feel like I got a STEAL. If you're on the fence about ordering a dress online - go with Dolly. You won't be disappointed.
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I was very hesitant when ordering a dress online. I wanted a tea length gown but I couldn't find one in any bridal shop anywhere! I decided to go custom, and that made me very nervous too.

Nickie at Dolly Couture put me at ease completely. If I could give her 100/5 I would. She actually shipped me a sample of a gown like mine for only the cost of shipping so I could see what I thought. I just couldn't believe she was that flexible. I kept it for a while and made sure everything was right, and sent her very detailed measurements and instructions, pulled from other photos I've seen to put together EXACTLY what I had in my mind. When it shipped (VERY quickly for a custom gown) I was nervous, I knew I'd have to get alterations or something, but it was perfect. Perfect fit, perfect color, perfect fabric, and I am VERY picky - hence having to go with a custom gown.

Nickie's service and Dolly Couture dedication were incredible. I counted up over 50 emails back and forth I sent with Nickie and each time she was completely responsive and fantastic. Overall I got a completely custom made gown for under $700.

Nickie and her team really went above and beyond - she even called me when she wasn't sure about one VERY MINOR detail of the dress. I knew I was in good hands, but I was just floored! I cannot recommend them enough.

The only tine 0.5 less thing I could possibly say about this dress is that some of the fabric doesn't look completely luxury - but it's not really supposed to. But it's MUCH better than what you'll find at David's Bridal. Or it might just look that way because I'm not that familiar with what a white dress should look like! I got an organza overlay on my dress and overall it really looks fantastic.

Dolly Couture is the perfect match for any picky bride who knows what she wants. If you want to be a little nontraditional with your dress length, style or even color they have you completely covered. My dress was one of their more expensive gowns and I still feel like I got a STEAL. If you're on the fence about ordering a dress online - go with Dolly. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
It was such a pleasure dealing with Dolly Couture in ordering my modified Beverlywood dress all the way from Australia. When I first started to look for a wedding dress I found that there were lots of dresses out there that were beautiful, but just not ‘me’. I was so thrilled to first find Dolly Couture and second be spoilt for choice.
Throughout the ordering process I found the staff helpful and patient with my ongoing questions. The dress arrived promptly and fit beautifully straight out of the box. There was a slip up whereby the protruding lace hem was made with the wrong fabric. The responsiveness and professionalism in which this was handled by the team at Dolly Couture was outstanding.
On the day the dress was a dream to wear and dance in. I received so many compliments. Thanks Dolly Couture!
It was such a pleasure dealing with Dolly Couture in ordering my modified Beverlywood dress all the way from Australia. Read more...
It was such a pleasure dealing with Dolly Couture in ordering my modified Beverlywood dress all the way from Australia. When I first started to look for a wedding dress I found that there were lots of dresses out there that were beautiful, but just not ‘me’. I was so thrilled to first find Dolly Couture and second be spoilt for choice.
Throughout the ordering process I found the staff helpful and patient with my ongoing questions. The dress arrived promptly and fit beautifully straight out of the box. There was a slip up whereby the protruding lace hem was made with the wrong fabric. The responsiveness and professionalism in which this was handled by the team at Dolly Couture was outstanding.
On the day the dress was a dream to wear and dance in. I received so many compliments. Thanks Dolly Couture! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
I had planned on going with a long dress and then about six weeks before my wedding i changed my mind and decided to go short. Dolly Couture was incredibly helpful in getting a dress to me on short notice. I even had time to get one layer of crinoline taken out. I know that everyone tells the bride she looks beautiful, but people did genuinely seem into my dress. I'm so glad I went short.
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I had planned on going with a long dress and then about six weeks before my wedding i changed my mind and decided to go short. Dolly Couture was incredibly helpful in getting a dress to me on short notice. I even had time to get one layer of crinoline taken out. I know that everyone tells the bride she looks beautiful, but people did genuinely seem into my dress. I'm so glad I went short. Read less
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MrsWobble
Wedding:
12/7/2009
4.9/5.0
I was an early Dolly bride, before she had her Facebook page, and I dealt directly with Dolly myself. She couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful and was very patient as I vacillated between ideas and hesitated over whether to buy a dress online from another continent. In the end, I went with it and it was the best decision I ever made. The dress was extremely good quality and fantastic value, even taking into consideration the import taxes I had to pay. It was at least a size too big on the bust (fit perfectly around the waist) but this was not a problem as Dolly clearly states that you should source a local seamstress and allow time for alterations to ensure a perfect fit given that you are buying online. My dress was customised with a beautiful floor length tulle train decorated with flowers and ribbon that matched those around the hem of the dress. Beautiful as it was, this is where my only mild criticism is, because it came with 2 safety pins to attach it to the dress which were fiddly and I thought could damage the dress - I solved this by asking my seamstress to add some 'invisible' hooks and eyes which worked perfectly. All round, fantastic quality and service.
I was an early Dolly bride, before she had her Facebook page, and I dealt directly with Dolly myself. She couldn't have Read more...
I was an early Dolly bride, before she had her Facebook page, and I dealt directly with Dolly myself. She couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful and was very patient as I vacillated between ideas and hesitated over whether to buy a dress online from another continent. In the end, I went with it and it was the best decision I ever made. The dress was extremely good quality and fantastic value, even taking into consideration the import taxes I had to pay. It was at least a size too big on the bust (fit perfectly around the waist) but this was not a problem as Dolly clearly states that you should source a local seamstress and allow time for alterations to ensure a perfect fit given that you are buying online. My dress was customised with a beautiful floor length tulle train decorated with flowers and ribbon that matched those around the hem of the dress. Beautiful as it was, this is where my only mild criticism is, because it came with 2 safety pins to attach it to the dress which were fiddly and I thought could damage the dress - I solved this by asking my seamstress to add some 'invisible' hooks and eyes which worked perfectly. All round, fantastic quality and service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Abby was my consultant over the phone. She was easy to reach and gave great advice over the phone. She made me feel comfortable with the purchase especially since it was over the phone. I was able to try the dress on a year before I bought the dress. It was not the typically bridal experience that you see on those wedding dress shows. I loved the dress. The quality was great. The experience was great. I would absolutely recommend Dolly Couture to any future bride.
Abby was my consultant over the phone. She was easy to reach and gave great advice over the phone. She made me feel Read more...
Abby was my consultant over the phone. She was easy to reach and gave great advice over the phone. She made me feel comfortable with the purchase especially since it was over the phone. I was able to try the dress on a year before I bought the dress. It was not the typically bridal experience that you see on those wedding dress shows. I loved the dress. The quality was great. The experience was great. I would absolutely recommend Dolly Couture to any future bride. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
This place is awesome! I went to New York City to find my dress since NO shops in NOVA, MD, or DC carried a tea length dress with sleeves. Personally, I think every wedding dress out there looks the same; a strapless ballgown.

But Dolly Couture is fabulous. Most of the dresses are tea length and they have a HUGE selection to choose from and a nice price point. The dresses start at $500, and go up from there. I personally did not want to spend to a great deal on my dress, but fell in love with the Black Label Beverlywood. So my desire for a cheap dress went out the window, but I bought exactly what I wanted.

Yvette in NYC was fantastic and let me try on at least 10 different dresses. I suggest going to their website and seeing all the have to offer. Via email I corresponded with Montana on the dresses status and she was always quick to get back to me.

They have physical stores in Los Angeles and New York, but most of it is online.
This place is awesome! I went to New York City to find my dress since NO shops in NOVA, MD, or DC carried a tea length Read more...
This place is awesome! I went to New York City to find my dress since NO shops in NOVA, MD, or DC carried a tea length dress with sleeves. Personally, I think every wedding dress out there looks the same; a strapless ballgown.

But Dolly Couture is fabulous. Most of the dresses are tea length and they have a HUGE selection to choose from and a nice price point. The dresses start at $500, and go up from there. I personally did not want to spend to a great deal on my dress, but fell in love with the Black Label Beverlywood. So my desire for a cheap dress went out the window, but I bought exactly what I wanted.

Yvette in NYC was fantastic and let me try on at least 10 different dresses. I suggest going to their website and seeing all the have to offer. Via email I corresponded with Montana on the dresses status and she was always quick to get back to me.

They have physical stores in Los Angeles and New York, but most of it is online. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.8/5.0
Did a custom designed dress for me from their showroom in NYC. Such adorable and beautifully made dresses! The only place that does vintage-style, tea length wedding dresses right! They even were able to take fabric from my mother's wedding dress and incorporate it into mine. Now THAT'S amazing.
Did a custom designed dress for me from their showroom in NYC. Such adorable and beautifully made dresses! The only place Read more...
Did a custom designed dress for me from their showroom in NYC. Such adorable and beautifully made dresses! The only place that does vintage-style, tea length wedding dresses right! They even were able to take fabric from my mother's wedding dress and incorporate it into mine. Now THAT'S amazing. Read less
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janelle
Wedding:
7/24/2011
4.8/5.0
For me, choosing a wedding dress was the easiest aspect of my wedding planning. I had been eyeing Dolly Couture dresses for about 2 years, so when the time came for me I already knew exactly which one I wanted: the Manhattan.
I made an appointment at the Tarzana showroom, tried on a perfect fit, and went home to order it online. 10 weeks later it was at my doorstep, a perfect fit with no alterations required!
How did I get so lucky?!
I also love the Facebook integration allowing clients to tag photos and see what other brides have looked like in their custom Dolly dresses. It definitely helps get that inspiration flowing!
For me, choosing a wedding dress was the easiest aspect of my wedding planning. I had been eyeing Dolly Couture dresses Read more...
For me, choosing a wedding dress was the easiest aspect of my wedding planning. I had been eyeing Dolly Couture dresses for about 2 years, so when the time came for me I already knew exactly which one I wanted: the Manhattan.
I made an appointment at the Tarzana showroom, tried on a perfect fit, and went home to order it online. 10 weeks later it was at my doorstep, a perfect fit with no alterations required!
How did I get so lucky?!
I also love the Facebook integration allowing clients to tag photos and see what other brides have looked like in their custom Dolly dresses. It definitely helps get that inspiration flowing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
I bought a dress from Dolly Couture in NYC. They were very professional and helped me choose the perfect dress for my unique vintage wedding. They make each dress so it is very easily customizable. They even allow you to customize it to your size so minimal tailoring is needed later. My only critique is that on wedding day I was snipping off bits of elastic. It didn't ruin my dress but the lace parts had little elastic threads (almost looks like the threads after you hot glue gun a craft) and I had to snip them off.
I bought a dress from Dolly Couture in NYC. They were very professional and helped me choose the perfect dress for my Read more...
I bought a dress from Dolly Couture in NYC. They were very professional and helped me choose the perfect dress for my unique vintage wedding. They make each dress so it is very easily customizable. They even allow you to customize it to your size so minimal tailoring is needed later. My only critique is that on wedding day I was snipping off bits of elastic. It didn't ruin my dress but the lace parts had little elastic threads (almost looks like the threads after you hot glue gun a craft) and I had to snip them off. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
My dress was absolutely beautiful and SO well made. My partner bought hers from David's Bridal and the experiences we each had are so far apart you cannot even compare them. I went to the Dolly Couture showroom in NYC to try on their dresses which made me incredibly comfortable with them and with their product, I don't know that I would have had the guts to just order it online without seeing it, but I can tell you that the quality was outstanding and the dress is GORGEOUS. The construction of the dress is impeccable, and Dolly's understanding of the feminine form is amazing. I got many compliments on the dress and a number of people suggested I find another place to wear it because it is so flattering. Haha, let me know if you think of other places I could do that!
My dress was absolutely beautiful and SO well made. My partner bought hers from David's Bridal and the experiences we each Read more...
My dress was absolutely beautiful and SO well made. My partner bought hers from David's Bridal and the experiences we each had are so far apart you cannot even compare them. I went to the Dolly Couture showroom in NYC to try on their dresses which made me incredibly comfortable with them and with their product, I don't know that I would have had the guts to just order it online without seeing it, but I can tell you that the quality was outstanding and the dress is GORGEOUS. The construction of the dress is impeccable, and Dolly's understanding of the feminine form is amazing. I got many compliments on the dress and a number of people suggested I find another place to wear it because it is so flattering. Haha, let me know if you think of other places I could do that! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.4/5.0
I bought my Dolly Couture dress online and had a wonderful experience. I was a little worried about the inherent risks of ordering my wedding dress online, but everything worked out wonderfully. The measurements they gave for the different dress sizes were accurate and the dress was made out of nice materials and overall well-made. It was sturdy! They were also extremely quick! I think I got my dress 3 weeks quicker than they estimated, which was a pleasant surprise. It was hard finding a dress that fit my qualifications (not strapless, lace, tea-length, reasonable price), but Dolly Couture perfectly fit my vision. I ended up having a couple of small alterations done (took out some of the tulle underneath to make it a little less poofy and stitched the front lace a bit to make it lie better on my chest), but otherwise it fit well. If the 50s vintage style dress is what you are looking for, Dolly couture is the way to go.
I bought my Dolly Couture dress online and had a wonderful experience. I was a little worried about the inherent risks of Read more...
I bought my Dolly Couture dress online and had a wonderful experience. I was a little worried about the inherent risks of ordering my wedding dress online, but everything worked out wonderfully. The measurements they gave for the different dress sizes were accurate and the dress was made out of nice materials and overall well-made. It was sturdy! They were also extremely quick! I think I got my dress 3 weeks quicker than they estimated, which was a pleasant surprise. It was hard finding a dress that fit my qualifications (not strapless, lace, tea-length, reasonable price), but Dolly Couture perfectly fit my vision. I ended up having a couple of small alterations done (took out some of the tulle underneath to make it a little less poofy and stitched the front lace a bit to make it lie better on my chest), but otherwise it fit well. If the 50s vintage style dress is what you are looking for, Dolly couture is the way to go. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.3/5.0
I had a 60's themed wedding and tea length dresses are not in abundance, except here. And the value is AMAZING. I gave them lower than 5 stars on a few because I did receive my dress without the petticoat sewed in like agreed and without my sash BUT they were extremely responsive and got it fixed right away.
I had a 60's themed wedding and tea length dresses are not in abundance, except here. And the value is AMAZING. I gave Read more...
I had a 60's themed wedding and tea length dresses are not in abundance, except here. And the value is AMAZING. I gave them lower than 5 stars on a few because I did receive my dress without the petticoat sewed in like agreed and without my sash BUT they were extremely responsive and got it fixed right away. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
I ordered a custom dress from Dolly Couture. Based on the top half of one dress - with changes, and the bottom half of another. While visiting NYC, I had my measurements taken and placed my order. 8 weeks later, the dress arrived - early. Yay! And then I checked it out. Instead of Champagne, it was White. Instead of 3/4 length sleeves, they were above the elbow. A number of other issues existed as well, mainly with measurements being very off. I contacted Nickie ASAP and provided her with photos of the measurements compared to what they should be, etc. I sent my dress back. 3 weeks later a new dress arrived. Everything was fixed EXCEPT the sleeves were just to the elbow this time and were missing the buttons that help them to be fitted. However, with an upcoming wedding I couldn't send it back AGAIN. So I sucked it up that I would have *nearly* my dream dress and they sent the buttons and I had a local gal put them on.

While the sleeves left me sad (seriously - proper 3/4 length is much more flattering), the dress did look beautiful. I've had so many compliments. My big complaint is that the errors never should have occurred. The sleeves, when measured, are still not the right length as we discussed on my purchase contract or the revision. HOWEVER, Nickie and the DC office were nothing but apologetic about the errors and incredibly helpful. In the end, I'm still glad I went with a Dolly dress.
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I ordered a custom dress from Dolly Couture. Based on the top half of one dress - with changes, and the bottom half of another. While visiting NYC, I had my measurements taken and placed my order. 8 weeks later, the dress arrived - early. Yay! And then I checked it out. Instead of Champagne, it was White. Instead of 3/4 length sleeves, they were above the elbow. A number of other issues existed as well, mainly with measurements being very off. I contacted Nickie ASAP and provided her with photos of the measurements compared to what they should be, etc. I sent my dress back. 3 weeks later a new dress arrived. Everything was fixed EXCEPT the sleeves were just to the elbow this time and were missing the buttons that help them to be fitted. However, with an upcoming wedding I couldn't send it back AGAIN. So I sucked it up that I would have *nearly* my dream dress and they sent the buttons and I had a local gal put them on.

While the sleeves left me sad (seriously - proper 3/4 length is much more flattering), the dress did look beautiful. I've had so many compliments. My big complaint is that the errors never should have occurred. The sleeves, when measured, are still not the right length as we discussed on my purchase contract or the revision. HOWEVER, Nickie and the DC office were nothing but apologetic about the errors and incredibly helpful. In the end, I'm still glad I went with a Dolly dress. Read less
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Octomama
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.1/5.0
If you are looking for shorter, vintage style wedding dresses, Dolly Couture is the place to go. A little risky ordering online, but well worth it. Quality material, great customer service, and truly unique wedding dresses. I ordered the "Marin County" and loved it! You can even see "real brides" wearing these dresses on facebook. Made it a lot easier to imagine how I'd look in her dresses. Highly recommended.
If you are looking for shorter, vintage style wedding dresses, Dolly Couture is the place to go. A little risky ordering Read more...
If you are looking for shorter, vintage style wedding dresses, Dolly Couture is the place to go. A little risky ordering online, but well worth it. Quality material, great customer service, and truly unique wedding dresses. I ordered the "Marin County" and loved it! You can even see "real brides" wearing these dresses on facebook. Made it a lot easier to imagine how I'd look in her dresses. Highly recommended. Read less
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JennDestroy
Wedding:
10/10/2009
3.8/5.0
I was so excited when I found Dolly Couture. She made dresses that were in the style I had dreamed of for my wedding. I was skeptical of the quality due to the reasonable cost, and the outsourcing of the dressmaking. I also was a little skeptical because a lot of the dresses on real brides on her facebook page looked ill-fitting/cheap. I decided to go with her anyway and was so excited that she could make my dream dress a reality. Dolly & her staff are very responsive and open to any idea you may throw their way. We went back and forth for maybe a month and finally nailed down exactly what I wanted. Well... it took a lot longer than expected to arrive and when it arrived it was HORRIBLE! It was a week before the wedding with little time for alterations. The quality was fantastic but the cut was all wrong. It was HUGE and the sweetheart neckline was about 5 inches too high. The sleeves were as loose as a t-shirt and they were NOT as we agreed upon (satin with lace overlay, they came as just lace) and I was pretty upset about the whole thing. I looked like a little kid playing in her grandmas closet. Luckily I was able to find someone to alter the dress on the fly and when I got it back it was stunning, but I credit the seamstress for that rather than Dolly Couture. The seamstress did remark about the fantastic quality of the dress construction though. If I did it again I would have tried to meet with Dolly in person to talk about the dress and take my measurements. No bride should have the stress I went through just 1 week before the wedding.
I was so excited when I found Dolly Couture. She made dresses that were in the style I had dreamed of for my wedding. I Read more...
I was so excited when I found Dolly Couture. She made dresses that were in the style I had dreamed of for my wedding. I was skeptical of the quality due to the reasonable cost, and the outsourcing of the dressmaking. I also was a little skeptical because a lot of the dresses on real brides on her facebook page looked ill-fitting/cheap. I decided to go with her anyway and was so excited that she could make my dream dress a reality. Dolly & her staff are very responsive and open to any idea you may throw their way. We went back and forth for maybe a month and finally nailed down exactly what I wanted. Well... it took a lot longer than expected to arrive and when it arrived it was HORRIBLE! It was a week before the wedding with little time for alterations. The quality was fantastic but the cut was all wrong. It was HUGE and the sweetheart neckline was about 5 inches too high. The sleeves were as loose as a t-shirt and they were NOT as we agreed upon (satin with lace overlay, they came as just lace) and I was pretty upset about the whole thing. I looked like a little kid playing in her grandmas closet. Luckily I was able to find someone to alter the dress on the fly and when I got it back it was stunning, but I credit the seamstress for that rather than Dolly Couture. The seamstress did remark about the fantastic quality of the dress construction though. If I did it again I would have tried to meet with Dolly in person to talk about the dress and take my measurements. No bride should have the stress I went through just 1 week before the wedding. Read less
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Brenna
Wedding:
8/24/2013
3.6/5.0
I hate to write this. I've never written a review before for anything, but I need to for this.
I knew exactly what I wanted going into the showroom in NYC. I believe my consultant was Yvette, and she was a very nice lady. However, she definitely pushed me into things I didn't want. I was looking for the Avila Bay dress, off the shoulder, with sleeves. They didn't have the entire dress that I wanted, so I tried on multiple dresses each with something that I wanted. Yvette was very insistent that I shouldn't get the ruched waist detail that comes on the dress, which I loved from the get-go, but I understood what she meant about it breaking up my body too much. She also insisted that the waist needed to be dropped, which I didn't really understand at the time, and it made the dress lay funny on my when it came. The biggest thing that bothered me was that she absolutely refused to listen to me when I said I wanted the dress shorter. I'm only 5'2, so the dress was pretty long on me. She said no, I just needed to wear heels. I tried to explain to her that I can't wear heels, not only because my wedding was outdoors on bumpy ground, but because I have problems with my feet and I literally can't wear heels for 5 minutes without not being able to walk. But she wouldn't listen. She said there was no way I could wear flats. Keep the dress the way it is, wear heels, that's that. I just gave in eventually because I figured she knows way more than me. But when I got my dress, it didn't look right. The length of the dress made me look super short. It also didn't fit, even though I hadn't gained even an inch. I was very strict about my measurements. Also the chest was super pointy, like a Madonna bra! My seamstress did her best to flatten them twice but they were still so pointy. I feel terrible for feeling this way, but I felt awful and uncomfortable in my dress. I feel like I was pressured into something I didn't want, and then what I got was even worse. I'm still sad about it
I hate to write this. I've never written a review before for anything, but I need to for this.
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I hate to write this. I've never written a review before for anything, but I need to for this.
I knew exactly what I wanted going into the showroom in NYC. I believe my consultant was Yvette, and she was a very nice lady. However, she definitely pushed me into things I didn't want. I was looking for the Avila Bay dress, off the shoulder, with sleeves. They didn't have the entire dress that I wanted, so I tried on multiple dresses each with something that I wanted. Yvette was very insistent that I shouldn't get the ruched waist detail that comes on the dress, which I loved from the get-go, but I understood what she meant about it breaking up my body too much. She also insisted that the waist needed to be dropped, which I didn't really understand at the time, and it made the dress lay funny on my when it came. The biggest thing that bothered me was that she absolutely refused to listen to me when I said I wanted the dress shorter. I'm only 5'2, so the dress was pretty long on me. She said no, I just needed to wear heels. I tried to explain to her that I can't wear heels, not only because my wedding was outdoors on bumpy ground, but because I have problems with my feet and I literally can't wear heels for 5 minutes without not being able to walk. But she wouldn't listen. She said there was no way I could wear flats. Keep the dress the way it is, wear heels, that's that. I just gave in eventually because I figured she knows way more than me. But when I got my dress, it didn't look right. The length of the dress made me look super short. It also didn't fit, even though I hadn't gained even an inch. I was very strict about my measurements. Also the chest was super pointy, like a Madonna bra! My seamstress did her best to flatten them twice but they were still so pointy. I feel terrible for feeling this way, but I felt awful and uncomfortable in my dress. I feel like I was pressured into something I didn't want, and then what I got was even worse. I'm still sad about it Read less
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Dolly Couture responded with the following comments:

Hi Briana,

I'm deeply saddened to hear you didn't have the best experience with us. I wish you would have contacted me (or anyone of our sales experts) about this before your wedding. If we would have known about all of this, we could have corrected the dress and given you exactly what you wanted. Please know that. We do not want any unhappy brides, and we move mountains to give our brides exactly what they want. But if we don't hear about the issues until after the fact, unfortunately our hands are tied.

The problems you had have been addressed, and I'm very sorry you had this experience. I'm even more saddened we weren't given the opportunity to make things right - which we absolutely would have.

I wish you a lifetime of happiness in your marriage and thank you from the bottom of my heart you chose us.
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Aurora and Greg
Wedding:
2/18/2012
2.7/5.0
I really wanted to love Dolly Couture. They had exactly the style of dress I was looking for, short vintage, so I was completely jazzed to get a dress from them. I didn't have the best of experiences, when my dress came in it fit badly, made me look like I had a bun in the oven (even though I drove 3 hours to DC to have them measure me). Also there were a couple of mistakes made on the dress such as a petticoat being sewn into the dress even though I paid extra to get a separate petticoat that I could remove. The quality of the stitching was poor as well, with some asymmetrical hems that made it look cheaply made. I had spent ALOT of money on the dress and didn't get what I thought I would. DC was very nice about it all though, they apologized and said they would fix it, so I sent the dress back to them and they ended up making me a new one. When I got that new dress in the petticoat was still sewn in and it was too late to send it back to them so I just had to work with a tailor to fix it. In the end I think DC shouldn't be charging so much for their dresses, and having some sort of quality control in place that won't let a dress get shipped if it's not made correctly.
I really wanted to love Dolly Couture. They had exactly the style of dress I was looking for, short vintage, so I was Read more...
I really wanted to love Dolly Couture. They had exactly the style of dress I was looking for, short vintage, so I was completely jazzed to get a dress from them. I didn't have the best of experiences, when my dress came in it fit badly, made me look like I had a bun in the oven (even though I drove 3 hours to DC to have them measure me). Also there were a couple of mistakes made on the dress such as a petticoat being sewn into the dress even though I paid extra to get a separate petticoat that I could remove. The quality of the stitching was poor as well, with some asymmetrical hems that made it look cheaply made. I had spent ALOT of money on the dress and didn't get what I thought I would. DC was very nice about it all though, they apologized and said they would fix it, so I sent the dress back to them and they ended up making me a new one. When I got that new dress in the petticoat was still sewn in and it was too late to send it back to them so I just had to work with a tailor to fix it. In the end I think DC shouldn't be charging so much for their dresses, and having some sort of quality control in place that won't let a dress get shipped if it's not made correctly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
2.3/5.0
I was so excited when I found Dolly Couture online. I needed a dress for our elopement, and thought a short dress would be great. I went with the Beverlywood because I wanted my arms covered. Well.... I emailed to make sure of some things before ordering, was not told that a petticoat would be sewn into the dress. So I ordered one and later discovered it was unnecessary. The only asked for two measurements, which unfortunately did not fit a standard size, was between 2 sizes. So I stupidly ordered a custom (which cannot be returned). The dress arrived quite quickly, which was good. The quality was not very good (I had threads coming out from the sleeves etc and they looked awful and cheap basically). The buttons on them looked cheap and tacky and like they'd fall off pretty easily. The dress was far too big for the measurements I gave. The dress was not tight to the waist or the breasts. It was also far too short on my body, making me look far larger than I am. They really should be asking for more measurements. I'm trying to sell the disaster dress now and I bought a much more beautiful one for less than this cost. Nearly a grand wasted at the moment on dealing with this company. Oh well, shouldn't order dresses off the internet from a store that refuses to accept returns for 'custom' measurements I suppose!
I was so excited when I found Dolly Couture online. I needed a dress for our elopement, and thought a short dress would be Read more...
I was so excited when I found Dolly Couture online. I needed a dress for our elopement, and thought a short dress would be great. I went with the Beverlywood because I wanted my arms covered. Well.... I emailed to make sure of some things before ordering, was not told that a petticoat would be sewn into the dress. So I ordered one and later discovered it was unnecessary. The only asked for two measurements, which unfortunately did not fit a standard size, was between 2 sizes. So I stupidly ordered a custom (which cannot be returned). The dress arrived quite quickly, which was good. The quality was not very good (I had threads coming out from the sleeves etc and they looked awful and cheap basically). The buttons on them looked cheap and tacky and like they'd fall off pretty easily. The dress was far too big for the measurements I gave. The dress was not tight to the waist or the breasts. It was also far too short on my body, making me look far larger than I am. They really should be asking for more measurements. I'm trying to sell the disaster dress now and I bought a much more beautiful one for less than this cost. Nearly a grand wasted at the moment on dealing with this company. Oh well, shouldn't order dresses off the internet from a store that refuses to accept returns for 'custom' measurements I suppose! Read less
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Southern Fried Karma
Wedding:
10/17/2010
2.0/5.0
I was thrilled to have found Dolly Couture – a dress company that offered to make me a custom vintage-style dress in my choice of colors – but the results were disastrous. The online sales consultant was slow to return my emails. When she did return them, she was thorough and helpful. She was happy to modify a dress design for me and source two specialty fabrics. However, when I asked to get swatches of the fabric, I was told I could only get one of the fabrics. I should have known that something was wrong based on the service I received, but I had few options to get the dress I wanted. So, I took a chance on Dolly Couture based on very good online reviews. I had to pay for the entire dress upfront (rather than a deposit like most designers charge). The dress was over a month late in arriving, and, when it did, it was ill-fitted and poorly constructed. The fabric was of decent quality, but both fabrics were different colors than I requested. The custom crinoline I paid to have dyed to match was also the wrong color and did not match the dress. It was unwearable as received. Dolly offered to modify the dress, but I did not feel that we had time to modify the dress one month before my wedding given their poor history of construction and timeliness. Thankfully, I found a wearable dress at a sample sale, but I was almost without a dress due to Dolly Couture’s mistakes. I was also out almost $1,000 (not including the new dress) as they refused to refund any of my money based on their mistakes.
I was thrilled to have found Dolly Couture – a dress company that offered to make me a custom vintage-style dress in my Read more...
I was thrilled to have found Dolly Couture – a dress company that offered to make me a custom vintage-style dress in my choice of colors – but the results were disastrous. The online sales consultant was slow to return my emails. When she did return them, she was thorough and helpful. She was happy to modify a dress design for me and source two specialty fabrics. However, when I asked to get swatches of the fabric, I was told I could only get one of the fabrics. I should have known that something was wrong based on the service I received, but I had few options to get the dress I wanted. So, I took a chance on Dolly Couture based on very good online reviews. I had to pay for the entire dress upfront (rather than a deposit like most designers charge). The dress was over a month late in arriving, and, when it did, it was ill-fitted and poorly constructed. The fabric was of decent quality, but both fabrics were different colors than I requested. The custom crinoline I paid to have dyed to match was also the wrong color and did not match the dress. It was unwearable as received. Dolly offered to modify the dress, but I did not feel that we had time to modify the dress one month before my wedding given their poor history of construction and timeliness. Thankfully, I found a wearable dress at a sample sale, but I was almost without a dress due to Dolly Couture’s mistakes. I was also out almost $1,000 (not including the new dress) as they refused to refund any of my money based on their mistakes. Read less
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