12 featured reviews
Member Since: 9/11/2010
I made the trek down to Connecticut in search for my dream dress. I had been eying it forever. As soon as my maid of honor and I walked in, we were treated so wonderfully. I worked with Kelly and she truly went above and beyond. She found my dress for me (nicknamed Courtney) and picked out several other beautiful gowns for me to try on. It was such a great experience.
Even when I went to pick up my gown, everyone was so nice to work with.
There were a couple stores closer to where I live that carried my dress, but The White Dress by The Shore caught my eye from the start. It was certainly well worth the drive and I can't recommend them enough. I just love the whole atmosphere of the store.
Kelly if you read this, Thank You so much for all of your help and helping me find my dream dress. You are fantastic!
Member Since: 9/21/2009
From start to finish absolutely everyone at TWDBTS (The White Dress by the Shore) was amazing. The personalized service I received made me feel so comfortable. When I picked my dress I felt like my consultant Kelly was truly excited for me. I loved going back for my fittings with Josie who did an impeccable job on the tailoring. I got so many compliments on my dress which I felt truly was unique.
Member Since: 8/21/2010
I could not be more thrilled that I selected to shop, and purchase my dress here. Jill was a star from first appointment to final fitting. She was enthusiastic without being over the top, she was helpful without being pushy. I never felt pressured to make a decision, to hurry up, or any of the issues so many people describe. My experience was top knotch and my dress was even more than I dreamed,. After my return after my initial visit, Jill remembered the names of every single family member I brought (and there were 6!) and had the dresses that I loved from the first visit already pulled, with notes about our thoughts. She was honest, kind, and pulled out all the stops for me. I could not recommend more strongly!
Member Since: 11/30/2011
This is a phenomenal bridal shop! They truly do everything they can and more to make you feel like a bride. The shop is gorgeous and everyone that works there is awesome. My bridal consultant was Jill and she made the experience so much fun! She was patient and really helped me to make my own decisions. I could not have asked for someone better! My dress was modern trousseau and working with them was a great experience they were so accommodating and their dresses are gorgeous and made with such nice high quality material. Josie the seamstress there was great too she made my dress fit me perfectly!! Truly a wonderful place and a wonderful experience!
Member Since: 6/5/2011
after shopping around fairfield county, i made the trek out east and found the same wedding dress i fell in love with but so much more reasonably priced than in FC. the service and experience were exactly what I imagined my wedding dress shopping to be - searching the racks, drinking mimosa's and celebrating finding the 'one'!
Member Since: 11/14/2011
The White Dress can't be beat!! I LOVED my Modern Trousseau dress and Beth Chapman (owner of White Dress) was so helpful during the entire process of finding, purchasing and making of my gown. We had some issues with the designer and The White Dress helped to resolve all of these with ease and professionalism. I would recommend this shop to any bride that is shopping for her wedding gown!!!
Member Since: 4/22/2011
The White Dress by the Shore is a beautiful wedding gown store. I worked with Abby when looking for my perfect dress. She was so attentive and really listened to everything I was describing to her. I loved my wedding dress experience and have already recommended The White Dress by the Shore to other brides.
Member Since: 5/5/2011
What can I say about the staff and store, except WOW. Everything was just perfect. They were super sweet to work with, gave me 3 alterations, and made me so relaxed about the whole dress shopping experience. They were able to match the NY boutique price, which was wonderful, and did SUCH an amazing job with alterations. I also got the birdcage veil from them- it was the only one I found that I truly loved!
Member Since: 8/13/2010
I got my Modern Trousseau Dress at White Dress by the Shore. I went there once just to get an idea of what I wanted not anticipating to get anything. When I went to a few other places and couldn't find anything else, I went back and knew exactly which dress I wanted and although it was a bit more than I wanted to spend, it was absolutely perfect. Abby was my consultant and she was awesome, the owner Beth was great as well. Everyone was so nice, giving champagne when I found my dress and being extremely helpful.
Member Since: 2/17/2010
I loved every aspect of working with everyone at the White Dress by the Shore. All of the employees that are intelligent, competent, and have trustworthy taste. I was never rushed through any appointment or phone call, and they help with many more details than your dress, out of a clear care for you and your wedding. They are in this business for the right reasons, the shop and dresses are simply gorgeous, and they have variety of price ranges. Beth, the owner, is extremely savvy and talented, and employs a staff of equal caliber. I went to tons of NYC stores and they don't compare. If your wedding is in the vicinity, an appointment here is a must.
Member Since: 5/30/2007
Having lived next door for years and having gone with my best friend for her wedding dress, I was looking forward to doing my first gown experience at The White Dress by the Shore. I was NOT disappointed. They had expanded since my friend's wedding, and the suites that you try the dresses on in are just gorgeous (as is the entire boutique). The ladies are lovely - Beth as always, Kelly, Lindsay, and all the others. I felt like a princess from the moment I walked in. I worked with Kelly to find a gown. She took a look at the pictures I had brought with me and listened to my likes and dislikes (there is a questionnaire). Then she grabbed a ton of dresses and escorted me into one of the private suites upstairs. (No "fitting rooms" here...) I was never pressured into choosing a gown, but there was a nice focus to the appointment that allowed me to continually pair down the selections. I ended up purchasing my gown that day, and I couldn't have been happier with my choice. All of my future experiences there were excellent as well. I had four fittings (including the final pickup) with Penny who is amazing. The dress was shockingly giant when it arrived (and no - despite my intentions, I didn't drop a ton of weight before the wedding), and she made it fit like a glove.
My bridesmaids also purchased their dresses there, and they were happily provided us with a list of recommended seamstresses in the tri-state area for their alterations to be performed at lower costs.
I had an accessories appointment there during which I purchased my bird cage veil and feather, earrings and gorgeous bracelet! Love love love them. I wear them to every fancy event I go to (the earrings and bracelet).
I also had an undergarments appointment with Josie at Beneath the Gown who was so sweet and helpful. She made sure to be there for my first fitting to ensure that my undergarments were appropriate with the dress still.
Now they have this white-glove service. Not to sound high maintenance, but if this had been around when I was going through the process, I'm certain I would've insisted on it. (Maybe not the limo...) I mean this only happens once! :)
I can't recommend them enough!
Member Since: 11/15/2008
I absolutely loved this store! The sales woman was very helpful. She didn't pull one dress above my price limit. She had me try on one dress of each major style and then really listened to what I said I did or didn't like about each dress. I never felt pressured to buy something I wasn't 100% thrilled about. I had fallen in love with the first dress I tried on and ended up buying that one in the end. I also bought my veil, jewelry and shoes there and my mother got her dress there as well. They made the fittings a breeze. I would very highly recommend this store to any bride, bridesmaid, or mother of the occasion.
Exquisite Style, Extraordinary Experience.
It’s about beautiful surroundings.
It’s about dedication to the details.
It’s about exceeding expectations.
It’s about luxury.
At The White Dress by the shore, we re-define luxury every day with our curated collection of chic couture for brides, mothers & maids, offered in an antique home.
- Type: Bridesmaids, Mothers Fashions, Flower Girls, Other Attire & Accessories, Wedding Gowns, Custom Gowns, Alterations, Shoes, Lingerie
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012