Claudette is a blast to work with!! She’s so much fun and knew exactly what I was looking for in my perfect fairytale wedding dress!!
Naturally being plus-sized there weren’t many in-store dresses to choose from but she helped me take the time ...
to look through dress catalogs to look for my perfect dress. Once the dress came in she tailored it to exactly how I wanted it AND she gave me the awesome choice of renting it which saved my wedding budget BIG TIME. The Rental included everything from the dress, to the veil, to even the jewelry! I’m so happy I bumped into their vendor booth at the Bridal Expo. That one moment made my fairytale dress wedding dreams into a reality. Trust in her and her team, they will make your fairytale wedding dress dreams into a reality too!
Reviewed On 8/02/2017 by Darsha L
Claudette did excellent work on ordering my wedding dress (from Morilee by Madeleine Gardner). She also did alterations and gave a discount because I ordered my bridesmaids' dresses from her as well. Overall, an excellent experience!
Reviewed On 4/25/2015 by Lila H
I don't know where to begin to tell the story of how Claudette saved me. First, I ordered my wedding dress online to save $ but when it came in it was 3 sizes too big. I brought it into her shop to see if she could fix it. She was willing to...
but it would take cutting the dress literally in half. She charged me very little to do so but before I gave the go ahead, I thought I'd try on a few in her store. She recommended on for my body type but I didn't think I'd like it so I didn't try it on. After trying several on I finally agreed to try her recommended dress on - IT WAS PERFECT. I was shocked at how she could tell what type of dress would fit me best just by eye. Claudette is so skilled - old school kind of experienced seamstress. Then after this, my maid of honor came in from the mainland and had ordered her dress over the phone with measurements given. Claudette added a size just in case we needed a little room (could always alter). When my maid of honor arrived she was 5 sizes too big for the dress she ordered. Claudette worked her magic again (3 days before the wedding) and found the exact same color and material dress on her floor and literally cut the dress in pieces to make a new one. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was when my maid of honor tried it on. I would recommend Claudette to anyone with 100% confidence that she knows what she's doing. Her quality and skill is not easily found these days. I can never thank you enough Claudette!!
Reviewed On 8/08/2014 by Sara W
I love Claudette. She is the sweetest lady ever. Her prices are very reasonable, she is a great business woman who knows her competition and fights for your patronage. She was such a pleasure to see at every fitting and I'm going to miss seeing...
Reviewed On 1/06/2014 by Jamie C
Didn't think I'd find my dress at this store. When you drive by it looks like they mostly have prom dresses. But when I walked in for my appt, they were really nice and accommodating. I told them what I was looking for and they pulled the pe...
rfect dress. It was the second dress I tried on that was THE dress. The first dress wasn't my style and wasn't what I asked for but it was a new dress that came in and they wanted to see it on a real person.
So the 2nd dress I tried was THE dress, and Claudette provided all the alterations and provided the perfect fit. I couldn't have asked for anything better. After all, I went to almost all the stores here in Hawaii, I never thought I'd find the dress that fit my taste and style. Thank you Claudette.
Reviewed On 11/22/2012 by Sabrina H
I first went to Party Dress by Claudette because I lived closed by. I saw one dress on a magazine that I really liked and they had it at the store. So I decided to get everything there. I rented the dress and it came with my accesserites and my...
husband's tuxedo, vest, and shoes rental. I think it's a good deal. Claudette is good with fasion design and she picked the tiara, veil, and ear rings that were perfect for the dress. She also gave us suggestions for the color of my husband's the vest and tie.
They have lots of styles for bridesmaid dresses. Two of my bridesmaid were not in Hawaii and she did the alternation 3 days before the wedding.
Reviewed On 12/08/2011 by a member
I called this shop to inquire about a gown and make an appointment. Rather than ask what day I would like to make an appointment or what dress I was looking for I was rudely asked when my wedding was. Again, I reiterated what I wanted. Why go t...
hrough all the formalities if they didn't even have the dress I wanted to try on? Well, the woman refused to answer and demanded I tell her when I was getting married before she would give me an appointment. WOW! I told her forget it. There are other bridal boutiques who carry the designer I was looking for. I'm glad I avoided this place! Psycho!
Reviewed On 10/22/2011 by Dawn L
I saw a wedding gown at a bridal expo (original, huh?) and I fell in love. Long story short, I didn't know that gowns are basically sold at MSRP so you can shop all you want and it will generally be priced the same--unless you get an expo deal...
. I was offered 20% off at another bridal shop. When I walked in to see Claudette, she matched it so that I would buy it from her. I did because she seemed helpful and eager to have my business--and her shop was cleaner than the last one. I paid for my dress in full (not a requirement by her, but I wanted to get the expense out of the way). I noticed that she included a $150 alterations charge on into my invoice. I'm okay with that--as long as alterations are done.
Claudette worked with me on about 3 different visits to get my fitting right. She also did it very quickly. I tried my dress the first time, just a month before my wedding--only to find out there was no way my fat ass was gonna get it past my hips. Panic mode set in, but Claudette assured me it would be fine. Give up rice and lose 15 pounds, she said, and then come back in 2 weeks. Oh...it's on.
I lost 12 pounds and went back to see her. The dress went on, got past my junk, and looked wearable...5 more pounds, she says, and come back in a week. "I fix for you, don't worry."
A week later, not quite 5 pounds but close enough. She let the seams out just a tad on each side around my troubled area and sent me home with a request to lose 5 more so I could sit in my dress. Yes, girls...it's one thing to be able to stand in it, but you need also to be able to sit in it. She also offered to remove a bulky layer of crinlin from the bottom where it didn't seem to be laying flat when bussled.
A week later and just a day before my wedding I picked up my gown. The mischievous crinlin removed, the hem just perfect, a bussle put in, the hips taken out and she even changed the corset string to a stronger taffeta material in the exact same shade of my dress. The original string, made of chiffon, tore at the seams every time we tugged on it. Claudette was absolutely fabulous. Gracious and helpful every time.
On a side note, within the 9 months that I worked with her, I purchased 2 prom dresses from her for my daughter to wear. She gave me a discount for being a repeat offender. That's always nice.
I will continue to buy gowns from Claudette as long as I need to. She is so friendly and helpful, I look forward to working with her again anytime the need arises.
Reviewed On 10/03/2011 by jenz T
I Love Claudette! I had a bad experience with another vendor and last minute switched. Claudette was so helpful and was able to order my dress 1 month away from my wedding. She went far and beyond and my dress came in earlier than expected (:
Reviewed On 7/06/2011 by Kiri Lou H
Claudette and her assistant was a pleasure to work with. It is only her and her assistant, so their service were always catered to you and never rushed. *She is Korean and has a hard accent, so it may be hard to understand her if you havent bee...
n exposed to Korean accents. I didnt bother me* I had actually found my dress at another store, but didnt appreciate the service. She was very kind and you could tell she knew what she was doing. I knew she was a reputable vendor from past experiences as far as prom and high school balls. Claudette even cut me a flat deal that included my veil and earrings. A bride really needs to fall in Love with her dress, it's truly a plus when the service provided is great. I never felt more beautiful on my wedding day.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Tara H
CLAUDETTE WAS VERY PERSONABLE AND MAKING SURE SHE FOUND A WEDDING GOWN WHICH SUITED MY BODY TYPE AND BUDGET. I WOULD RECOMMEND HER BOUTIQUE.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Harolynn A
Everyone was very friendly and the prices were way cheaper than other honolulu bridal salons.;Bring cut-outs from magazines to the salons.