72 total reviews
I had done a lot of research before going to try on dresses for my wedding, and when I saw the dress that truly caught my eye, I had to go and try it on. The only shop that was listed for Kitty Chen at the time was The Dress by Nicole, and I am so glad I made an appointment at her store. I went with my mother and future mother in law, and a few of my bridesmaids. I was a little taken back by the size of her shop, but I think that's what gives it character. It is her store, and she controls everything that goes in and out of it, not like a David's Bridal or House of Brides where the consultants know nothing about each designer. When I told the consultant what designer I wanted to try, she knew exactly what kind of dress I was looking for. I went in wanting to try on one specific dress, and I ended up getting another dress that the consultant chose for me, and I am so glad that I picked that dress. My dress came in about a month earlier than expected, and Nicole called me right away to schedule a fitting. She also referred me to a seamstress that I absolutely loved. Mary and Nicole are so knowledged in wedding dresses and the way the are made, and it truly was such a blessing that I had both of them be a part of my wedding. I cannot recommend Nicole enough to all of my friends that are getting married. And it doesn't hurt that the designer of my dress has been to Nicole's store several times, she truly is a master of her craft.
I absolutely loved The Dress by Nicole and my whole experience at the store. I went to the store after trying on close to 60 wedding dresses elsewhere, and not finding anything I liked. I told my associate that I was extremely nervous felt like I was starting over, but she was so calm and helpful that any nervousness and anxiety I was feeling quickly disappeared. She helped me choose about 8 dresses, holding one for last, saying she knew it'd be my favorite— and it was! I walked out in the last dress and my mom and godmother both started crying. I knew it was the dress and I was so excited to finally find it. We paid for the dress that day, but they let me come back a two months later to try it on again to decide what size I should order. In the meantime, they kept me up to date on the status of my order and payment through phone calls and emails, but never were pushy or rude. Everyone at the store was exceptionally welcoming and kind, and they really gave me the best wedding dress shopping experience I could have.
I even bought my veil and earrings from the same store.
Thank you, Nicole, and all of your associates!
Awww thank you for your great review! :) All the ladies at The Dress love to see our brides happy!
I bought my dress at The Dress by Nicole back in September of 2012. I have to say it was a fantastic experience. I loved the boutique style of the store and the intimacy that provided. The young girl helping me get in and out of dresses made me feel very comfortable and seemed enthusiastic about her job. Nicole was there as well to oversee the shopping and offer words of encouragement and compliments. My family and friends were with me, and they were made to feel very welcomed also. The prices of the dresses were very reasonable, and every dress fit like a dream - which made it hard to choose! I also loved that they suggested dress alterations with someone that was not associated with the store, their sales or commissions. That felt very honest and they advised me well on size choice. I did end up using the alterations specialist they had advised and she was wonderful, too. All in all, I paid $50 dollars to add a bussel and that was it!
Loved The Dress by Nicole and have recommended it to all of my friends getting married, and anyone in need of a special occasion gown!
I absolutely loved The Dress by Nicole and my whole experience at the store! I first met Nicole when I was a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding and she was very helpful with getting sized for and ordering my bridesmaid dress. I knew I wanted to visit The Dress when I got engaged! I visited the store with my mom and sister and explained to Nicole the styles and designers I liked. She helped us pick out some dresses in our price range and I fell in love with the sixth one I tried on! I actually had a "dress moment" and started to cry the second I saw myself in the mirror. Nicole even chose a belt to go with my dress that complemented it beautifully. Buying my wedding dress was one of the easiest parts of my wedding planning process and Nicole helped to make it as smooth as it was. My sister even picked out the dress all five of my bridesmaids wore. On my wedding day (7.26.14), I felt so incredibly beautiful! I received so many compliments on my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses. I couldn't have been happier with how the colors and everything looked! I am truly thankful for Nicole's professionalism and her genuine interest in my special day! I would definitely recommend all brides visit The Dress by Nicole!!!
Throughout all of our wedding planning my least favorite part was trying on wedding dresses. They were either way to big or way to small, or I felt like "just another bride" when going to some stores. As soon as I walked into The Dress, I felt more comfortable. The staff, including Nicole herself, made me feel at ease. They were so patient and helpful (I had no idea what style dress I wanted); I felt like I was their only priority while I was there. AND they took the time to adjust dresses so they fit- so I could truly imagine what the gown would look like on "the big day".
Aside from the incredible staff, the shop is intimate and CLEAN- no pit stains or tears on the dresses like I saw at other boutiques/chain stores.
I must have gone to The Dress 5 times before finally deciding on my gown and each time was equally special. Nicole and her staff also recommended a great seamstress!
The Dress is the way to go! It's worth a drive if you aren't local!!
Great selection of dress -- great customer service -- very friendly and helpful staff -- helped me find the gown of my dreams!
I visited this shop at the last minute based on the recommendation of my seamstress. I was looking for some inexpensive jewelry to go with my gown. The ladies that work here are super helpful. I found what I was looking for and didn't have to pay a fortune for it. I actually said to them as I was leaving: this is the first time in 6 months that I haven't felt ripped off by the wedding business. Thank you.
I must say that the Dress by Nicole is a wonderful shop. They are all so wonderful and very helpful. The price is decent and they have a wide variety of designers. They made sure everything came in on time and they also made sure everything looked perfect. I am very glad I found them. I would recommend The Dress by Nicole to everyone!
Bought my dress 5 months before my wedding and had iti n time. This shop goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy and look you best. I also bought my 6 bridesmaids dresses here. Best shop in the burbs!
Thank you, Nicole and Jessica! I greatly appreciate your patience and expertise.
I had the most wonderful experience with The Dress by Nicole. Everyone that we worked with was absolutely lovely and so helpful! The experience of dress shopping at The Dress was so much more intimate and enjoyable than all of the other boutiques that I visited. The girls there were very knowledgeable and helpful, and because of their recommendations, I ended up with the perfect dress that I probably otherwise would not have tried on. Of course the dress that I loved was over my budget, but Nicole sold me the sample and I ended up being to afford it :) I absolutely LOVED my dress and have been sending all of my newly engaged friends over to The Dress so they can be as happy as I was on my big day!
Nicole was flexible and helpful from our first meeting; she fit me in at the last minute, followed up with me, helped find the designer I liked, and ordered a dress even though she didn't carry it in stock. She also put us in touch with an AMAZING seamstress. Strongly recommended!
I made an appointment at The Dress by Nicole on a whim after I had seen an advertisement for their annual sample sale, and I am so happy I did!
My shopping experience there was extremely positive -- I came when it was not only their sample sale, but they had also just opened a newly constructed part of the boutique (an expansion) that same day, and everyone was very calm and kind, and so I can't imagine what the experience must be for a traditional appointment!
I was fortunate enough to have Nicole helping me find a dress, and as the other reviews have stated, she knows designers and dresses so well, was not pushy whatsoever and could not have been sweeter or more thoughtful. For being a somewhat smaller boutique shop, they have a very wide selection.
It's so nice to support smaller businesses that actually care about and excel in their product. I have already made another appointment to go back for bridesmaids dresses!
Thanks again! I am still SO excited about THE dress :)
The Dress by Nicole is a beautiful shop with a nice selection of gorgeous wedding gowns. The staff was very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly and made the entire process of finding 'the dress' very special. They were also very helpful with working with the entire bridal party for both bridesmaid dresses and tuxes. All of our orders and even special order pieces came in quickly and are beautiful! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone looking for that special dress!
I was so pleased when I found The Dress by Nicole -- I did not want to go to one of the 'big' shops to look for a dress as I knew it would be too overwhelming and I also wanted a 'one of a kind' dress. I am so glad that I found The Dress by Nicole; they had a nice selection of beautiful, unique and exceptionally well made wedding gowns. The staff was excellent - they helped me select a dress that was perfect for my figure but was also a bit out of my 'comfort zone' but in a good way! I also needed to be able to have a lace jacket for the dress as I wanted my shoulders covered -- they gave me the name of a seamstress they use and she did an awesome job. They managed to find a dress that I would never have selected for myself that ended up being perfect. I would highly recommend The Dress by Nicole and would use them in the future.
Working with the Dress by Nicole was fantastic. She is reliable, prompt and very helpful. She also uses a fantastic tailor.
I found my dress here for my March 2013 wedding and am so glad I did. The store is so cute and quaint with a great selection. The staff are very friendly, but never pushy. My dress was so amazing and very affordable for the quality I received - I can't tell you how many compliments I received about the dress. I would recommend for anyone to check out this cute shop in the search for their perfect dress!
I love The Dress By Nicole. They were very patient with me through my decision process of dress shopping and I never felt pressured to purchase from them. I went in for two appointment with them before purchasing the second dress I tried on. They were very helpful and nothing but patient and understanding through a process that can be very stressful.
I started my wedding dress search at a large bridal store and felt very uncomfortable during the whole process. It was inpersonal and not what I had hoped for. I knew I wanted to narrow my search to a small boutique and had read great reviews about The Dress by Nicole. I scheduled an appointment and I knew I was in the right place the moment I walked in. It is the cutest little store and the ladies are so welcoming. Once I found the perfect dress, I went back several times to find a belt and veil. Nicole helped me find the perfect ribbon for my belt, even though it was a color they didn't carry at the store. She called several designers and had swatches delivered to the store so I could choose. Every time I went to the store, the girls remembered me and my dress.
Nicole and her staff made me feel like an absolute princess and I can't thank them enough!
The Dress by Nicole is wonderful! The girls working there are so kind and helpful and the experience is so personal. They have a wide range of dresses and are great at staying in your budget. I never felt pressured to buy anything or add anything like I felt at other places. The customer service is great. It is so nice to give my business to a local place like this. I have recommended The Dress to many and would recommended you go there as well! They helped me feel so beautiful on my big day and I am so thankful I found "The Dress"!!
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Not just any dress...The Dress!
The Dress by Nicole is a bridal boutique for the discriminating bride looking for that exquisite, unique gown. Selected for elegance, beauty and high quality, we offer a wide array of special order and immediate purchase gowns, dresses and tuxedos. We are excited to help you find The Dress!
- Type: Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Lingerie, Mothers Fashions, Other Attire & Accessories, Shoes, Wedding Gowns
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011