About this Vendor
Luxury Bridal in a Chic, Boutique Setting
We invite you to indulge in gowns from over 20 international designers, including exclusive and unique dresses. Featuring gowns from Elizabeth Fillmore, Lian Rockman, Tulle New York, Zuhair Murad, and a host of other internationally renowned designers. Visit our Bridesmaid Lounge, with Southern California’s largest selection of chic party dresses. Enjoy exceptional service and our relaxed atmosphere while searching for 'the one'.
Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, Mother of the Bride Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Fashion
Oscar worthyReviewed on 12/06/2013 Kaira B
I live in California but my mom is in the Midwest. She wanted to go dress shopping with me, but kept delaying her trip out. I started to panick that I needed to order it so I got it in time for the wedding. I went with my sister to start looking. I fell in love with a dress that day and decided to purchase it. I told the lady helping me that I had to bring my mom here and if she could pretend I didn't purchase it yet, so as not to hurt my moms feelings. She did an oscar worthy performance. My mom felt like she was there picking out my dress and got teary eyed. The sales lady thru in I couldn't buy anything until my mom showed up. Luckily my mom liked the dress I had already purchased. It was a very pleansant experience and they were very accommodating. I also got my Bridesmaid dresses there. The girls loved their dresses and the process was seamless.
Perfect Bridal ExperienceReviewed on 10/30/2013 Alyssa G
Came here after a nightmare fitting somewhere else and was amazed at the level of service. I had 8 people with me so they put us in the bridesmaid lounge with really cute couches and mirrors. My personal stylist actually picked out my dress and stayed within my budget. It was everything I was looking for and more. My whole party started crying and nodding their head yes! Once we found it they popped some champagne. It was the perfect experience. Once I received my dress it fit so well all I needed to alter was the length.
LOVE the White Dress!Reviewed on 10/30/2013 Claire Y
I found my dream dress that had been in the back of my mind for years at the White Dress with my dear sorority sister who was in town. Since my mom wasn't coming into town until a month after, the staff let me wait to do my signing ceremony until she came in town! So it was like we got to have the fun experience of finding the dress twice. They seemed to have a large selection although I went there with a particular dress in mind. Leah was my consultant (so sweet and has a great eye) and Carrie was the person who I remained in contact with to pick it up, get the buttons made, etc. The whole store was so detail and customer service oriented. I loved working with them and would recommend them to any future bride or bridesmaid :)
The selection at The White Dress is amazing. Every dress I saw was gorgeous and well-made, even if some wasn't my personal style. Unlike certain other stores, you won't be forced to sort through a bunch of low quality gowns. There's also something for almost every price point - there's the sample sale for some real steals, the trunk shows for gems at a reduced price, a TON of gorgeous dresses in the $2000-5000 range, and all the $6000+ couture you could want if you have that sort of budget. The sales people are also really helpful in pointing you toward gowns in your price range - Sheina was awesome! I ended up choosing the Velda gown by Atelier Pronovias. (I highly, highly recommend Pronovias for the modern bride.) The store then popped open some champagne for my bridesmaids (and cider for my pregnant MoH) to celebrate my purchase. They also have this really cute tradition where you initial (or draw something) on a cork, and then put the cork into one of the large clear jars with corks from all the brides who have purchased dresses at The White Dress over the past 14 years. It's great to feel part of that tradition. :) The accessories are also fantastic. I set up an appointment with one of their jewelry designers and found the perfect choker to suit my dress. Since she brought sample pieces (and I requested customization), I have some time before I get to pick up my choker, but I cannot wait! One thing you should know - The White Dress doesn't do in-house alterations, although they do have a list of unaffiliated recommended tailors. Not sure if that is good or bad, but it is nice knowing that you won't be encouraged to get a needlessly larger size or anything. (That said, upon Sheina's GOOD advice, I opted for a size that was big on the bust/waist to leave room for my larger-sized hips. I've heard of other dress sellers asking brides if they plan to lose weight. Yay body positivity!)
I cannot say enough great things about The White Dress. I am from New York City and recently moved to Newport Beach. I had been to over 8 of the top dress stores in Manhattan (including Kleinfields) and none come even remotely close to The White Dress in terms of selection, service and quality of gowns. While the entire staff of women are wonderful, I highly recommend Nancy! Being so new, I don't have much in terms of family and friends around, but Nancy was my 'stand in' girlfriend/sister/mom. Nancy was incredibly patient, enthusiastic and never made me feel pressured - she provides a genuine care that she wants you to feel your best on your wedding day. I am so happy I found The White Dress as the place to say "YES" to the dress. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
This is the only wedding dress shop I went into because I knew it was the only one I would need! Not only did I find my absolute dream Ines Di Santo dress for my ceremony, but I got a second Pronovias gown for my reception. Thank you to The White Dress for making my lacey, sparkling, wedding day dreams come true!!
I can't say enough good things about this place! I was hesitant to go to a shop in CDM with a budget of ~$1500 but once I walked in and met Emily (seriously, request her!) she made me feel so comfortable and found SO many dresses within my budget. She also picked up on things I liked right away and made this process easy and an absolute blast! The shop is gorgeous and they have a fun tradition with the champagne cork when you find your dress :) I will be returning to purchase bridesmaid dresses from here as well.
I had such a wonderful time picking out my dress here. I picked out a handful at first, but wasn't loving anything. After seeing what I was liking and disliking, the sales associate said "I know exactly which designer and which dress to pick." And that was the one I picked! They popped champagne and let us take photos. It was a wonderful experience.
My group and I all loved TWD! It was my first time trying on dresses and I'm so glad I started and ended my dress shopping hunt there! My consultant was great and handled my large group well. After I found a few dresses I liked I asked her to pull a few and the last dress she pulled was "the one"! I also appreciated the owner taking time to congratulate me on finding my dress. Highly recommend TWD!
This was the first place I went to for my dress, and I was very nervous. However, they made me feel at home right away and helped me in anyway possible for me to find my perfect dress. The staff was wonderful, and so was the owner. She put up with my long phone calls and questions! I can't wait for my first fitting :) I found my perfect dress, and I couldn't be happier.
Wedding Dress ShopReviewed on 8/11/2014 kyliegh e
If you go to this shop you have to request Nancy as a consultant! She made my dress shopping experience great. I was at the lower end of a dress budget for this shop and never once did I feel out of place here. Nancy picked out perfect dresses for my body shape and never got dresses out of my budget. Also I had to go back 3 times to finally say "yes" to the dress and I never felt pressured to purchase right away. And when you do say "yes" they pop a bottle of champagne! They also have beautiful accessories here, but watch out they are pricey!
Beautiful Boutique, Friendly StaffReviewed on 7/16/2014 Chelsea M
I purchased my dress, veil and headpiece from Leia at The White Dress. I went on a weekday, so it was a fun, quiet and relaxing appointment where Leia helped me find my perfect dress! She was so friendly and sweet, and the staff was very flexible and accommodating. The custom headpiece/barrette I bought there was gorgeous, but it was a bit different shape-wise than the one I tried on. I understand that is because everything is custom-made, but it worked out just fine in the end. This shop does not offer alterations in-house, but they gave me recommendations in LA where I live, which was helpful. The dresses and accessories are very classic and vintage in style. Highly recommend to schedule an appointment there, even just to get the boutique experience when you're trying on wedding gowns. They also gave us champagne when I officially decided to purchase my dress there. Was a nice moment!
Wedding dressReviewed on 11/13/2013 Alexeianna S
I was very thankful for the patience of the sales consultant allowing me to try on the dress numerous times before I picked it out. I will say that they strongly encouraged if not insisted that me and my bridesmaids err on the side of much bigger on the size of our dresses. I understand having room but my dress was at least 2 sizes too big. The problem is causes was a disproportionate torso length in the dress which had to be completely taken apart by my expert tailor. Also I was told I had to "rush" order the dress for $250 or the dress would arrive 3 months later, within 2 weeks of my wedding. So of course I rushed it…however the dress arrived 2 weeks later which made me feel like I really didn't need to rush it.
Perfect DressesReviewed on 10/04/2013 Samantha M
I was not sure what kind of dress I wanted to wear on the day and the woman who helped me narrowed it down in the first 3 dresses. I actually ended up choosing the 3rd dress I tried on! They have a great selection of very nice dresses. Nothing felt cheap like a lot of other places we visited. Only downside is that they do not offer in house tailoring.
Made me feel like a brideReviewed on 9/04/2013 Kelly V
They were great. I was intimidated to go in there. I thought everything would be out of my price range but I found an unbelievable dress in my price range!
Loved the dress, liked the serviceReviewed on 9/02/2013 KELSEY C
I loved my dress. Can't say it enough. Beautiful elegant selections that I felt were not seen elsewhere. My only other thoughts was that I wish there had been some more communication between shop and us about progress of dress. For instance, we had to call and inquire about status of dress, only to find out it was behind schedule. Though everything was fine, and the store stayed open later for us to pick it up, more communication is always a great thing.
Great Experience!Reviewed on 8/12/2013 Allie P
I got my wedding dress here and they were so helpful to calm my nerves and serve each necessity that I had. I was so nervous considering I had went a few other places and had terrible experiences. I was so happy with the service I received and my dress was everything I ever wanted. Thank you so much!
Beautiful Dresses & Excellent ServiceReviewed on 8/07/2013 Ashley Lauren I
I had originally gone to David's Bridal and was not impressed. The people were nice but were with two brides each and the dresses gave me no shape (and I'm naturally curvy). When I got to The White Dress it was a completely different experience. My mom and I worked with Nancy Armijo who was so sweet and listened to everything I wanted in my dress. She pulled plenty of dresses in and around our budget. Every dress I put on looked amazing and the ones I wasn't really feeling, she took me out of immediately. I felt so comfortable there and ended up finding my dress for just slightly over my budget (totally worth it). It was the experience that every bride wants when trying to find her perfect gown!
Nervous BrideReviewed on 7/29/2013 Lindsay C
Like a lot of women, I was very nervous about trying on wedding dresses. I even put it off for a whole year. But I had an amazing experience at this salon. I was so surprised to find that I had actual OPTIONS. My consultant was Renee and she was amazing. She's also an accessories designer and designed the belt I work with my dress and she switched out the chain for my necklace. Everything turned out great and I have encouraged all of my girlfriends to go here when their special day comes.
Love my dressReviewed on 7/11/2013 Carly A
This store is a small little boutique with not a huge selection but you only need to like one right? The people at the store were very nice and helped fit my budget. My only complaint is that they made it sound like the alterations were going to be simple and it ended up taking an incredible amount of work to do all of the alterations that I was not expecting. The dress arrived even earlier than expected and the whole experience was a joy.
The best shopping experience!Reviewed on 5/16/2013 Ana Y
I wasn't sure what to expect wedding dress shopping but from the minute I called and stepped into The White Dress all the girls were so nice and helpful! They made me feel so special and really understood what I was looking for. They only showed me dresses within my budget which was great. I loved everything there so much I got all my accessories and bridesmaids dresses there too!
My Dream DressReviewed on 2/11/2013 Kristi W
I had to find a dress right away because I only had six weeks until my destination wedding. I called and was able to make a same day appointment. When I arrived, they took my size, asked me about the color and style I wanted and pulled some dresses for me to try. The first dress was MY DRESS! They gave me an awesome discount for buying the sample. The ladies at The White Dress are awesome and the designer, Renee, added some embellishments to the gown to make it amazing!!!!
Perfect!Reviewed on 12/26/2012 Shelby J
I came into the White Dress with my family and looked through dresses and tried them on and ultimately got my perfect wedding dress from here. They couldnt have been more accommodating! I lived 2 hours away so they let me know when my dress would be in so I could make arrangements to go get it. Nancy was so sweet and helped me so much, she was a real sweetheart! Great place to look for and find a wedding dress!
So glad I came here!Reviewed on 11/23/2012 Diana S
This place is wonderful! It was a beautiful, clean, elegant store. I had looked at a couple other boutiques and they didn't have their dresses bagged in plastic--just so tacky. The dresses were all hung on satin hangers. The little details were nice. My dress consultant knew what I wanted with the explanation I gave her, I tried on a total of 3 before I found the dress! (That never happens! or so I thought). It fit so well when I finally got it ordered, all I needed was a bustle and hem! So that saved me on alterations.
Perfect GownReviewed on 11/05/2012 Jaime R
Loved my gown. They are the best boutique around with tip top service. My sister also found her gown here.