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La Belle Elaine's

Seattle , WA
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Seattle, WA 98109 US (map)

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206-404-0888

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ABOUT US

La Belle Elaine's was named "Best New Bridal Boutique of 2005" by the editors of Seattle Bride Magazine and the bridal industry's top professionals!

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La Belle Elaine's was named "Best New Bridal Boutique of 2005" by the editors of Seattle Bride Magazine and the bridal industry's top professionals!

La Belle Elaine's is The Knot's 2008 & 2009 pick "Best of Weddings!"

People's Picks '08 voted La Belle Elaine's as a favorite bridal shop 2008!

La Belle Elaine's is a chic, fun and unique boutique, located in the Fisher Plaza in downtown Seattle. We are across the street from the Space Needle so it is easy to find. We have a 6000 sq ft store containing a large selection of every style gown from simple to elaborate. Large dressing rooms and a runway make trying gowns on fun and easy.
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
Appointments are recommended, but not required. Please call the store for more details: 206-404-0888
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
Typically gowns take 16-22 weeks to order. Standard alterations time runs 6-8 weeks. We recommend ordering your gown 9-12 months before your wedding. For women without that time frame, we have hundreds of gowns available for purchase here in our store, and rush orders and rush alterations are always an option for an added charge.
How often do you receive new dresses?
We order new gowns twice a year, for the designers Spring and Fall collections.
Do you provide any guarantees/warrantees of any kind?
Each purchase is unique and comes with it's own guarantee, provided in writing at the time of purchase.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
Yes.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
Bridesmaids gowns, veils, shoes, jewelry, petticoats, tiaras, hair pieces, flower girl gowns, garters, guest books and more!

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Casey
Wedding:
11/22/2014
4.3/5.0
La Belle Elaine's had an excellent selection (I'm pushing plus size, so it's always nice to have a decent sized section for every size.) The price for my dress was even better than I had expected, and I felt like the clerks were definitely helping me save money, like suggesting what shoes I could buy to get away without paying for a hemming.

I caught them in the middle of their move, and I think that caused a few disappointing problems. They called me to say my dress had arrived after being shipped in, and insisted they had called me a week earlier - but I have no records of that anywhere in my phone. Also their alterations person had to cancel on me, and the clerk was professional and helpful, but a bit distant.

But I looked beautiful the day-of, the advice they gave me was spot on, and they were even willing to wait while my bridesmaid rushed 20 minutes late to our appointment.
La Belle Elaine's had an excellent selection (I'm pushing plus size, so it's always nice to have a decent sized section Read more...
La Belle Elaine's had an excellent selection (I'm pushing plus size, so it's always nice to have a decent sized section for every size.) The price for my dress was even better than I had expected, and I felt like the clerks were definitely helping me save money, like suggesting what shoes I could buy to get away without paying for a hemming.

I caught them in the middle of their move, and I think that caused a few disappointing problems. They called me to say my dress had arrived after being shipped in, and insisted they had called me a week earlier - but I have no records of that anywhere in my phone. Also their alterations person had to cancel on me, and the clerk was professional and helpful, but a bit distant.

But I looked beautiful the day-of, the advice they gave me was spot on, and they were even willing to wait while my bridesmaid rushed 20 minutes late to our appointment. Read less
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Shalanie
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.5/5.0
I loved this place and all the wonderful people that worked there. The lit runway really adds a fun and special touch to finding your perfect dress. My consultant was fun and young and made me feel like I was the only bride there. Best experience ever.
I loved this place and all the wonderful people that worked there. The lit runway really adds a fun and special touch to Read more...
I loved this place and all the wonderful people that worked there. The lit runway really adds a fun and special touch to finding your perfect dress. My consultant was fun and young and made me feel like I was the only bride there. Best experience ever. Read less
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kelsey
Wedding:
7/26/2014
1.8/5.0
***Revised. My experience "Saying Yes to the Dress" at La Belle Elaine's was originally fantastic. I had thought that finding my dress was going to be quite the process... it took me 30+ dresses to find my prom dress. When I arrived at La Belle's I was kind of nervous because on the hanger nothing called out to me really and I had no clue what I wanted! The stylist helping me was fantastic and found dresses that she felt would look good on my body type. She was very helpful and not pushy at all! She made sure I loved it! (5'3, 100 lbs.) My dress ended up being the third dress I tried on that day (tears and everything :))! I would rate them 4 stars for the actual day of appointment and 5 stars for my dress (I loved it and still love it!) .....That being sad after I swiped my credit card all customer service stopped. I had to contact the shop multiple times to see if my dress was in and after the third time it was in (well then why didn't you call?) The same lack of communication happened for my veil and corset bra which took months to come in. I honestly don't even think they ordered the veil/bra until I called the first time (about a month later) to see if it was in. When I picked up my dress that was it. They didn't remind me about alterations or ask if I wanted to schedule them, never called a few months later to see if I still needed them. No follow up whatsoever. Terrible business practices. If you want to feel special and have the full bridal treatment absolutely find somewhere else. I adore my wedding dress and it looked amazing on my wedding day last month but I would never recommend this shop to anyone.
***Revised. My experience "Saying Yes to the Dress" at La Belle Elaine's was originally fantastic. I had thought that Read more...
***Revised. My experience "Saying Yes to the Dress" at La Belle Elaine's was originally fantastic. I had thought that finding my dress was going to be quite the process... it took me 30+ dresses to find my prom dress. When I arrived at La Belle's I was kind of nervous because on the hanger nothing called out to me really and I had no clue what I wanted! The stylist helping me was fantastic and found dresses that she felt would look good on my body type. She was very helpful and not pushy at all! She made sure I loved it! (5'3, 100 lbs.) My dress ended up being the third dress I tried on that day (tears and everything :))! I would rate them 4 stars for the actual day of appointment and 5 stars for my dress (I loved it and still love it!) .....That being sad after I swiped my credit card all customer service stopped. I had to contact the shop multiple times to see if my dress was in and after the third time it was in (well then why didn't you call?) The same lack of communication happened for my veil and corset bra which took months to come in. I honestly don't even think they ordered the veil/bra until I called the first time (about a month later) to see if it was in. When I picked up my dress that was it. They didn't remind me about alterations or ask if I wanted to schedule them, never called a few months later to see if I still needed them. No follow up whatsoever. Terrible business practices. If you want to feel special and have the full bridal treatment absolutely find somewhere else. I adore my wedding dress and it looked amazing on my wedding day last month but I would never recommend this shop to anyone. Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.3/5.0
La Belle Elaine's has a great selection! I tried on at least 15 dresses and my timeline was shorter than most brides so I needed to walkout with a dress at the end of my appointment. I found something that I absolutely love and is so unique! With a few alterations it will be perfect and I am so happy that I was able to find something with such a short time frame! They had a plethora of styles and the runway was fun to walk on! Being able to see your dress from a bunch of different angles and walk around in it at the same time was very helpful in my decision making process!
La Belle Elaine's has a great selection! I tried on at least 15 dresses and my timeline was shorter than most brides so I Read more...
La Belle Elaine's has a great selection! I tried on at least 15 dresses and my timeline was shorter than most brides so I needed to walkout with a dress at the end of my appointment. I found something that I absolutely love and is so unique! With a few alterations it will be perfect and I am so happy that I was able to find something with such a short time frame! They had a plethora of styles and the runway was fun to walk on! Being able to see your dress from a bunch of different angles and walk around in it at the same time was very helpful in my decision making process! Read less
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Arija
Wedding:
8/24/2013
1.7/5.0
The good: This is a great shop to go try on dresses. They have an awesome elevated runway with dimmer switch lights that are a great way to see how a dress fits. They will provide you with good customer service to sell you a dress. And I even believe that the woman who did my dress appointment to try things on wanted me to be happy and find a great dress that was in our budget of about $1500.

THE BAD: They screwed up the appointment time, then tried to blame us. Then, once you buy the dress they will not be helpful and, at least in my experience, will be either completely dishonest or completely incompetent as a business. It is a very long story, but basically, the dress I tried on fit PERFECTLY. The dress that came did not and was shorter in the bodice AND the skirt, causing my breasts to fall out the top OR the skirt to be to short and the dress too high waisted (ie, not fitting and totally weird looking). Short version: They told me the sample would be there for me to try on again and could trade. That turned out to be not true - the sample wasn't there. They told me lots of things, none of which turned out to be true. And they asked me if I'd gained weight making the dress shorter (Answer: No. If anything, I'd lost a couple pounds). Their attitude was to pretend to be helpful without helping, repeatedly either lying or not communicating AT ALL internally so that EVERY TIME I spoke to anyone it was a different story than before. Literally. Every time was a different story.

Working "with" this shop was a nightmare. I eventually found a wonderful seamstress who added some very wide lace to give me extra coverage and I wore lower shoes (blessing in disguise?) to make the length work. Based on my experience here I would have to recommend that you only try dresses on here, because it IS fun, but then go somewhere else to buy it because their service once they have your money is terrible.
The good: This is a great shop to go try on dresses. They have an awesome elevated runway with dimmer switch lights that Read more...
The good: This is a great shop to go try on dresses. They have an awesome elevated runway with dimmer switch lights that are a great way to see how a dress fits. They will provide you with good customer service to sell you a dress. And I even believe that the woman who did my dress appointment to try things on wanted me to be happy and find a great dress that was in our budget of about $1500.

THE BAD: They screwed up the appointment time, then tried to blame us. Then, once you buy the dress they will not be helpful and, at least in my experience, will be either completely dishonest or completely incompetent as a business. It is a very long story, but basically, the dress I tried on fit PERFECTLY. The dress that came did not and was shorter in the bodice AND the skirt, causing my breasts to fall out the top OR the skirt to be to short and the dress too high waisted (ie, not fitting and totally weird looking). Short version: They told me the sample would be there for me to try on again and could trade. That turned out to be not true - the sample wasn't there. They told me lots of things, none of which turned out to be true. And they asked me if I'd gained weight making the dress shorter (Answer: No. If anything, I'd lost a couple pounds). Their attitude was to pretend to be helpful without helping, repeatedly either lying or not communicating AT ALL internally so that EVERY TIME I spoke to anyone it was a different story than before. Literally. Every time was a different story.

Working "with" this shop was a nightmare. I eventually found a wonderful seamstress who added some very wide lace to give me extra coverage and I wore lower shoes (blessing in disguise?) to make the length work. Based on my experience here I would have to recommend that you only try dresses on here, because it IS fun, but then go somewhere else to buy it because their service once they have your money is terrible. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.6/5.0
I went into the store pretty much looking for one dress so it was quick. They listened to what I wanted found it and gave me some other options to compare. Overall, the experience was good so far and I am now starting alterations - I hope the positive experience continues.
I went into the store pretty much looking for one dress so it was quick. They listened to what I wanted found it and gave Read more...
I went into the store pretty much looking for one dress so it was quick. They listened to what I wanted found it and gave me some other options to compare. Overall, the experience was good so far and I am now starting alterations - I hope the positive experience continues. Read less
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Meena
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
La Belle Elaine's is one of Seattle's top bridal salons for a reason.

They have a great selection at lots of different price points and an excellent runway to try them all out on! I love that they let you have champagne during try-ons and they will also keep your dress on site until your wedding so you don't have to worry about the cat sleeping on it or anything else!

I was very impressed with the alterations team, as well. I asked to have my one shoulder dress made strapless while still leaving parts of the strap in tact...they did it without question and very well.

I always felt cared for and that the girls were being honest with me, which was great! I only hope I'll have a friend to get married soon so we can go back :)
La Belle Elaine's is one of Seattle's top bridal salons for a reason.

They have a great selection at lots of Read more...
La Belle Elaine's is one of Seattle's top bridal salons for a reason.

They have a great selection at lots of different price points and an excellent runway to try them all out on! I love that they let you have champagne during try-ons and they will also keep your dress on site until your wedding so you don't have to worry about the cat sleeping on it or anything else!

I was very impressed with the alterations team, as well. I asked to have my one shoulder dress made strapless while still leaving parts of the strap in tact...they did it without question and very well.

I always felt cared for and that the girls were being honest with me, which was great! I only hope I'll have a friend to get married soon so we can go back :) Read less
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Lydia
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love the girls at La Belle Elaine's! I came here first to try on dresses and it was such a great experience. We ran over in time a little, but I never felt rushed to leave, they wanted to make sure I was satisfied with my appointment. The selection is great too, I tried on every possible style (even though I already knew what I thought would look good on me). Ultimately what I thought I might want was presented in several different dresses and my perfect dress just happened to be the first dress I tried on. I would highly recommend every bride come here to buy their dress!
I absolutely love the girls at La Belle Elaine's! I came here first to try on dresses and it was such a great experience. Read more...
I absolutely love the girls at La Belle Elaine's! I came here first to try on dresses and it was such a great experience. We ran over in time a little, but I never felt rushed to leave, they wanted to make sure I was satisfied with my appointment. The selection is great too, I tried on every possible style (even though I already knew what I thought would look good on me). Ultimately what I thought I might want was presented in several different dresses and my perfect dress just happened to be the first dress I tried on. I would highly recommend every bride come here to buy their dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about La Belle Elaine's! They have an amazing selection of dresses for pretty much every budget. More importantly, their customer service is outstanding. I put a deposit down on a dress I loved, only to find out 3 days later that a friend of mine was getting married in the exact same dress! When I called the store to explain my predicament they were incredibly compassionate. They said this almost NEVER happens, but miraculously the designer agreed to let me cancel my original dress selection and pick a different one! Even if the situation hadn't worked out in my favor, I'd still give the ladies at La Belle Elaine's major credit for being super nice and doing everything they could to help. Seattle-ites, don't say "yes" to a dress until you visit this shop. Even if you don't find the one you want, strutting down their floor-lit runway is the best shopping experience in town :)
I cannot say enough great things about La Belle Elaine's! They have an amazing selection of dresses for pretty much every Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about La Belle Elaine's! They have an amazing selection of dresses for pretty much every budget. More importantly, their customer service is outstanding. I put a deposit down on a dress I loved, only to find out 3 days later that a friend of mine was getting married in the exact same dress! When I called the store to explain my predicament they were incredibly compassionate. They said this almost NEVER happens, but miraculously the designer agreed to let me cancel my original dress selection and pick a different one! Even if the situation hadn't worked out in my favor, I'd still give the ladies at La Belle Elaine's major credit for being super nice and doing everything they could to help. Seattle-ites, don't say "yes" to a dress until you visit this shop. Even if you don't find the one you want, strutting down their floor-lit runway is the best shopping experience in town :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
This store has a wonderful selection and they made getting my dress and having alterations done a very easy process for an out of state bride!
This store has a wonderful selection and they made getting my dress and having alterations done a very easy process for an Read more...
This store has a wonderful selection and they made getting my dress and having alterations done a very easy process for an out of state bride! Read less
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