About this Vendor

Welcome to Michele Bridal!

Our philosophy is that appearance should not have to be sacrificed for price or quality. Michele - A Bridal Boutique is a perfect "marriage" of style and affordability. With our striking interior, large dressing rooms, perfect lighting and comfortable lounge, Michele - A Bridal Boutique is a calm haven sitting atop the shoreline of the Long Island Sound. We are proud to offer today's most sought after dress designers for brides, mother of the occasion, or simply an elegant affair – all with expert service and personal care. We look forward to meeting you!


Wedding Categories

Mother of the Bride Dresses, Shower + Party Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Bridal Stylists, Dry Cleaning + Preservation, Plus Size Available, Private Appointments Available, Fashion Services, Fashion


Contact Info

1587 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT (860) 399-2231

Reviewed on 1/29/2018 Hillary T

Julie was the most accommodating hostess! As soon as we walked in she greeted us with a smile and champagne. The store is beautiful and BRIGHT with purple walls and crystal chandeliers. I felt very exclusive to have an appointment where it was just me and my family in the store,... Read More we had Julie’s full attention. She never pressured me into a dress or a sale and I felt so comfortable during the entire appointment. Although I didn’t find my dress at Michele’s I was very impressed with the selection and the prices. I gave Julie a big hug on the way out for her outstanding customer service and open heart!

2018-02-16T08:47:41 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a sweet review. Our goal is to help you find the gown but at the very least- help with your journey of finding the gown, even if it's not with us. I'm so honored... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/21/2018 Allison I

I truly had an amazing experience today with Julie at Michele’s. I am not really a fan of trying on clothes in general, so the thought of trying on dresses terrified me. Julie made this much easier for me. Her calm, welcoming personality made it easy to be comfortable in the... Read More boutique. She never gave me any sense of being overwhelmed. If something didn’t work she instantly took it away, and nothing felt pushed. It was the perfect personal experience I needed to allow me to enjoy my dress fitting... and say YES to the most perfect dress! Thank you so much Julie for making it so easy!! I truly appreciate all that you did for me today, and I am so happy to have found my dress from Michele’s!!! gave me any sense

2018-02-16T08:44:00 Response from the vendor

Aww thank you so much for taking the time to write such a sweet review. These are the experiences that I strive to give at the salon and I'm so glad you found the perfect dress!! xoxo-Julie

Reviewed on 1/21/2018 Kerry G

I had been to Kleinfeld’s as well as a couple other bridal boutiques and this salon by far was the most joyous and relaxed experience of them all! Julie was very knowledgeable and made me feel like s he truly cared and was focused only on finding a beautiful dress. When I gave... Read More her my budget, which some may think is tight, Julie made me feel as if there were many options. She also did not make me feel rushed or pressured. I couldn’t speak more highly of a bridal boutique. Julie really makes you feel how you want to feel when shopping for your wedding dress. I also expressed that I was not much for traditional bridal dresses and looking for something a little more bohemian and they had options that were not just traditional wedding dresses. So if you’re looking for a good experience and some good selections and not just someone focusing on making money this is the place!

2018-02-16T08:45:08 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the review! You're going to look amazing on your wedding day! Thank you for letting us play a small role in your big day!xoxo- Julie

Reviewed on 3/09/2018 Leeanne K

I love this place. I had an awesome experience and I found my dress! Julie is very warm and helpful. I am so happy I decided on this store.

Reviewed on 3/01/2018 Alyssa C

I am beyond thankful that I went to Michele's. Finding the perfect dress was always something I have dreamed of. Julie made this night so incredibly special for my mother and I. With lots of champagne, laughs, and tears (only good of course) Julie made this an unforgettable... Read More night. She Is so personable and really wants you to enjoy the experience. It is so nice being the only ones there for the appointment. I didn't feel rushed or pressured in anyway. I went to a few other places to look for dresses days prior and nothing came even close to comparing to this! The dresses are absolutely beautiful and affordable! I highly recommend Michele's boutique. July is amazing! Thank you for helping me find the dress of my dreams Julie!

Reviewed on 1/20/2018 Meghan B

I could not recommend Julie enough! I had such an amazing experience at Michele’s. I was super nervous and really was clueless of what exactly I was looking for and what would look best on me. Julie made me feel more then comfortable and made sure I left feeling like a... Read More princess. Thank you so much Michele’s Botique!

2018-02-16T08:39:13 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm so glad you feel as good as you looked in your gown! xoxo Julie

Reviewed on 1/19/2018 Nancy B

Like the other reviews for Michelle's Bridal, I can't say enough about our Bridal Consultant Julie! I truly believe she was instrumental in my "body conscious" niece finding the perfect dress, and looking absolutely beautiful on her wedding day. Julie's calm, no-pressure... Read More demeanor made the experience so much fun and a day to remember! Thanks so much Julie 💖

2018-02-16T08:40:30 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind words! I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review! XOXO Julie

Reviewed on 1/09/2018 Erin P

Julie was an absolute doll to work with! She NEVER made me feel pressured to buy right away, and always gave such great advice and made me feel super comfortable! She is so knowledgeable and at the end of the day helped me to make the best decision. I LOVE MY DRESS! This... Read More boutique has a variety of different styles that I was able to try on to determine what style really works best with my personality and my body. I am so happy I chose Michele a bridal boutiqu!

2018-02-16T08:46:11 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for writing such and great review! I LOVEEEE your dress as well and you're going to be one fabulous bride! xoxo-Julie

Reviewed on 1/08/2018 Diane f

I was looking for a MOB dress and had already been to several places. I stopped into Michele's without an appointment on a whim and Julie made me feel welcome and relaxed. I found the perfect dress, which I had already tried on at another boutique and didn't like. But Julie knew... Read More how to clip it and make it fit right. She was honest and gave me great advice when I was trying to choose between two dresses. I brought my daughter back to look at wedding gowns, and Julie couldn't have been more helpful. We never felt pressured or rushed and she was so honest and professional. The selection of bride gowns is outstanding. She has all the top designers and the latest designs. Like others, I would give her 10 stars if I could!!!

2018-02-16T08:48:56 Response from the vendor

Thanks Diane! I really appreciate the review (and the bouquet of beautiful flowers)! You guys were so much fun to work with and you're going to look fabulous at your daughter's wedding! xoxo-Julie

Reviewed on 1/06/2018 Hilary W

Julie was unbelievably amazing. I had so much fun trying on wedding dresses with some of my girls. She made me feel confident and beautiful. She was super laid back like I was hanging out with a friend and could say whatever- which you have to be to be stripping down and trying... Read More on dresses! She listened to my concerns and stayed within my budget! In addition to being a “more curvy” bride she offered tons and tons of options- something no where else really did. Also, there was tons of champagne. Julie, thank you for such a WONDERFUL visit and making us feel like we mattered so much. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a dress to visit Julie!

2018-02-16T08:49:42 Response from the vendor

Aww Hilary I really appreciate the review! You guys were so much fun to work with! I can't wait to see pics of you on your big day! xoxo- Julie

Reviewed on 12/28/2017 Kryssie J

Today I found my dream dress at Michele bridal boutique. I now live in Nashville, but used to live in CT. I fell in love with the designer Enzoani and they were one of the few places to have these gowns. I was flying into town last minute and they were kind enough to fit me... Read More in. It was fate because my sister got engaged at waters edge. Julie made our experience so incredible. She made us feel like family and knew what the perfect dress was for me. Thank you Julie for making my dreams come true today.

2018-02-16T08:50:32 Response from the vendor

Kryssie you are simply the best! I absolutely LOVED working with you and your beautiful family! I'll see you next time you're in town! xoxo-Julie

Reviewed on 12/16/2017 Stephanie N

I cannot say enough great things about Julie! I had literally gone on over 20 dress appointments and stopped counting how many dresses I tried on because it was over 200. I had been looking for something really Couture and unique that not every other bride was going to be... Read More wearing. When I went there and put on my dress I knew it was the one. I had so much fun trying on dresses with her and sisters, Mom, and cousin loved Julie too! She made it fun by letting the brides (me) open a present off of the tree. I can’t wait to go back when my dress is in this spring!!!

2018-02-16T08:51:34 Response from the vendor

Aww Steph thank you so much for writing this review! I'm soooo excited to be that little hidden gem of a salon that had the perfect gown for you! It just shows with determination, A bride will not have to settle. A great message! xoxo-Julie

Reviewed on 12/03/2017 Amanda D

I had such an amazing experience at Michele Bridal. Julie went above and beyond in helping me find my perfect dress! This was my first shop and the first dress that I tried on I fell in love with! I highly recommend this shop!

2018-02-16T08:52:14 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review! I really appreciate it! I can't wait to see pics of you on your big day! xoxo-Julie

Reviewed on 12/03/2017 Gregory L

Customer service is beyond 5 stars if I could rate it higher. I previously bought my dress back in February and I was looking forward to discussing little details. I met with Julie and she helped me fall in love with my dress as the way it is designed. While previously I felt... Read More like the dress needed more, she helped me realize what I was looking for in a dress was in front of me. She took the time to explain areas of the dress and how beautifully they were designed, rather than telling me it was “unfinished” and needed more. She noticed the small details that make a big difference. I felt that even though I didn’t purchase my dress when Julie was here, she treated me as if I did. Julie’s enthusiasm for dresses and the excitement she has for brides makes this a salon worth checking out for yourself. Julie’s passion shines through in the way she talks about a dress, takes the time to listen to your wants, and wants you to you to feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I highly recommend You take the time to meet with Julie. You won’t be disappointed.

2018-02-16T08:53:11 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Ashley! This review is really special to me! I love that you love your gown the way it was designed... sometimes, it' just the little details. xoxo-Julie

Reviewed on 12/02/2017 Nicole S

If I could give Julie 10 stars I would. Julie truly was my fairy godmother. She worked to get my dream dress into her store and I was able to say yes to my dress. Julie made the experience for my large party feel special. She offered champagne and plenty of seating for everyone.... Read More I highly recommend working with Julie.

2017-12-02T14:49:37 Response from the vendor

Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for me! You guys were so much fun to work with and I'm so glad I could make the "Unicorn" dress yours!!! It's perfect! xoxo, Julie

Reviewed on 11/19/2017 Deidre D

This place is amazing. The shop is beautiful inside. I had a wonderful experience and Julie made it very special. Every dress I tried on was gorgeous. I found my stunning wedding dress here. I can't wait for the big day.

2017-12-02T14:50:56 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much!!! I had just as much fun as you did! I can't wait for accessory time! xoxo, Julie

Reviewed on 11/18/2017 Lexys V

Julie was absolutely AMAZING! I wasn't the one buying a dress, but seeing how she helped my aunt I will without a doubt go to her to get my dress. She made the process so much fun & stress free. This job was made for her!

2017-12-02T14:51:43 Response from the vendor

Lexy thank you so much for bringing Deirdre in! You 4 were such a riot! I can't wait to see her on her big day! Xoxo, Julie

Reviewed on 11/17/2017 Joan S

My daughter planned a day of dress shopping with myself, her cousin MOH and two aunts. We were at another shop earlier and she thought she found the one, however we used it as “ the one to beat”. We walked in and met Julie who immediately made us feel at home and no pressure.... Read More She knew we had the one, maybe. Julie tried on about 4 dresses on my daughter and she wasn’t feeling it. She said, I have a brand new style , just came in and I think you will love it! Well she tried it on and we all had the moment I had hoped she would experience. The dress was so elegant and really painted the picture of the special bride she was meant to be. We did a veil, some jewelry and I had that wow this is it moms moment,we all had a tear and knew she had found her dress. We were given some champagne and celebrated with Julie! I would highly recommend Michele’s Bridal and hope that Julie continues with great success. She knows the industry and her special talent for having a vision sis sso refreshing. You will not be disappointed!

2017-11-17T13:51:55 Response from the vendor

Oh wow this is such a special review to me. Thank you so much for taking the time. You, your daughter and your family were such a pleasure to work with! I hope to see you again soon ANDDD I just got like, 13 new... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/16/2017 Jessica W

Julie was an absolute pleasure to work with! She reached out to me after I scheduled a tour at the Water's Edge and her email was unlike all the spam wedding mail I have received once I got engaged. She made it personal and was so enthusiastic and sweet that I couldn't resist... Read More going to check out the boutique. I originally was going to go alone and she made me feel comfortable with any decision I made, including that one. I ended up bringing 2 of my girlfriends with me and she greeted us with champagne and made the experience wonderful. It was my first time looking at wedding dresses, so I didn't purchase anything that day, but her customer service is unparalleled compared to some of the vendors I have checked out in NYC. In the end, I did not get my wedding dress there nor did I book my wedding at the Water's Edge, but she still reached out to me congratulating me on finding the one even though it was not with her, which I thought was very nice. I will likely go back to check out mother of the bride and grandmother of the bride dresses!! Highly recommend!

2017-11-17T13:56:43 Response from the vendor

Jessica! That was such a nice review-Thank you so much! I'm so happy you found the dress of your dreams! That's the goal! I'll shoot you over an email for your mom, mother in law and gram when my shipment of new dresses is complete.... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/14/2017 Stacy R

I had such an amazing experience here! This was actually my first bridal salon so I wasn’t sure that I’d find anything I liked on the first go. But I ended up saying yes to the dress that same day! Julie was absolutely amazing and so friendly, I felt like we’d known each other... Read More for years! She helped me narrow down my choices and could instantly tell when I did or didn’t like something. She was very knowledgeable and talked me through every step. The salon itself is small but all the dresses are high quality. Best part - she was able to give me a huge discount to stay within my budget!! I highly highly recommend this place if you want a true personal experience! Thank you Julie!!! -Stacy

2017-11-17T13:52:50 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Stacy! I appreciate you taking the time to write this! You guys were so much fun to work with! I call you soon for accessories! Julie

Reviewed on 11/02/2017 Jennifer M

As a former client of Julie's I can honestly say that she helped me in finding the dress of my DREAMS! Oh wait, not only the dress, but the veil and all of my accessories as well. Julie took the time to sit down with me, discuss all of my options, and then helped me try on quite... Read More a few dresses (but of course she was able to narrow it down so well that I believe I found my dress on the 3rd try on). She took care of everything, literally everything. She is so knowledgeable about everything wedding! Talked me through how to wrap my cathedral veil around my arm, when to get my dress bustled, literally everything, she was like my own personal bridal consultant. She truly loves what she does and never once made me feel pressured or rushed. She would be the first person I recommend to ANYONE for wedding dress shopping, no hesitation! Thank you, Julie, for making my experience so amazing and for helping me find the dress/veil/accessories of my dreams. I honestly cannot thank you enough! Xo Jennifer

2017-11-17T13:54:16 Response from the vendor

Aww Jennifer this made me feel so warm! Brides and people like you are what makes my job so easy and rewarding! We need to stay in touch! XOXO, Julie

Reviewed on 9/18/2017 Lauren H

I had a wonderful experience with Michele - A Bridal Boutique. This is the second wedding in my family that we have used them for. The seamstress is wonderful although they no longer have her working there.

Reviewed on 12/30/2016 Ashley C

I've been to many bridal boutiques and salons before coming to this one. Some were good; others not so much. But I just didn't see the dress I envisioned for myself. This is a small boutique but was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a dress that is classy enough for a... Read More church wedding; yet different than your traditional wedding dress. After some browsing, I found 3 dresses to try on. The first dress I tried on of the three was it. The moment I saw it, I knew it's what I was looking for. Finding my dress was such a great feeling but that isn't the only thing that makes this boutique a great find and a place to look for your dress. Katherine the owner is phenomenal! She made me feel like I was her best friend and she wanted me to enjoy the moment of looking for a dress. She went above and beyond to make sure I got the veil I tried on with my dress too. She also is going to allow me to have my future mother in law come in to see me in the dress and book another appointment for me to do that in one of her busiest times of the year! The superb service I got from this one appointment makes me 120% certain I am buying my dress at the right place. I can't wait to put this dress on again, do the alterations and get married wearing this dress. I highly recommend to anyone who wants a bridal dress experience that is one of a kind to come here.

Reviewed on 11/07/2016 Heather S

Pam and Lissa at "Michele a bridal boutique in Westbrook, ct" are nothing but two amazing ladies! Thanks to them I found the dress of my dreams at their bridal shop! They were so helpful with their advice and not once did I feel any pressure by them. The selection of dresses are... Read More just gorgeous! The prices are very reasonable and were flexible. The salon itself is Gorgeous and so inviting! I have nothing but good things to say about this boutique. Thank you Pam and lissa for making my dreams a reality!

Reviewed on 11/02/2016 Anna S

After dragging myself to 4 other bridal shops I finally stumbled upon Michele's. THANK FRIGGING GOD. Pam is a saint and helped me find the perfect dress without being pushy or overbearing like some sales people can be. Not only does the dress make me look 10 pounds lighter, the... Read More price is unbeatable. Best experience shopping ever. Obsessed with the women who run the joint and the dresses!


Meet The Manager

Julie Barulli

Julie has been in the bridal industry for almost a decade and has dedicated herself to providing the best service and process in finding the perfect wedding gown and accessories for her bride. She provides a no-pressure, calm atmosphere where the focus is easing a brides anxieties- clearing up the clutter and confusion during the gown selection process, and ultimately playing a small role in your big day! She has truly enjoyed watching the fashion industry evolve over the years and is a natural fit to lead the fantastic Michele Bridal team.