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Reviewed On 8/27/2022 by Marissa M
I don’t know where to begin…I can’t recommend Christina at Winsome Brides enough! Not only does she do AMAZING work, but she also keeps it affordable!
I made the mistake of ordering a custom, made to measure dress from Anomalie that was suppo...
sed to recreate a 2012 Ines di Santo Lissome wedding dress that is no longer made. What I received from Anomalie in December (7 months before my wedding) was one of the most unflattering things I have ever worn. The dress was many sizes too big. I’m a street size 4, and it was probably a 10 or larger. I wasn’t quite sure why it didn’t look like the pictures but knew something was off. I took it to Christina and showed her the model pictures, and she pointed out that the dress I received had the following issues:
1.) The bow was a sad half bow instead of a regular bow
2.) The train on the dress I received was a normal train instead of what the model had, which was a false train
3.) The front of the dress had a seam in the middle of it that the model did not have. Christina said that almost no wedding dresses have this because it draws the eye to the waist in an unflattering way.
4.) The lace on the front was not only tucked into the middle seam but was also tucked INTO the cups causing the top to not lay flat
Christina wasn’t sure she could fix all these issues because she needed the exact same lace that was used to make the dress; however, I was able to get Anomalie to send it to me given the MANY issues with the dress, and Christina and Yilo SAVED THE DAY! They did the following:
1.) Yilo re-did the lace on the entire front of the dress to get rid of the seam at the waist and make the sleeves/top lay flat on my neckline
2.) They took the dress in so it actually fit and did not make me look enormous
3.) They cut off the train and gave me the false train I was supposed to have
4.) They made the train on the bow and the bow DETACHABLE so that I could have 4 different looks (no bow & no train; train & no bow; bow & no train; bow & train), so I was able to keep the bow and detach the train for the cocktail avoiding the need for a bustle!
5.) They fixed my bow to make it a regular bow instead of a sad half bow!
Additionally, Christina asked for a budget and stayed within it by doing all of this (a ton of work) for under $700.00 (most places charge $500.00 for alterations and a bustle, and this was wayyy more work). To boot, she helped me get a lot of my money back from Anomalie due to the many many ways the dress I received deviated from Anomalie’s own design sketches.
Finally, I purchased a back up dress just in case the dress did not turn out well—I didn’t want to be stuck a month or two before the wedding with a dress I didn’t like. The girl I purchased it from said her seamstress said the dress could only have a French bustle, and I don’t really like the look of French bustles. I took this dress to Christina, and she was able to hem the dress and give me an American bustle (despite what the other seamstress said) for about $25!
Christina also found me the perfect veil for my dress!
If you need your wedding dress altered, you will not regret going to Christina at Winsome Brides!!!
Reviewed On 5/24/2022 by Cyndi R
Charming shop with very personal service. This is a consignment shop with a nice assortment of styles to choose from. The owners are a down-to-earth mother/daughter team who love helping make your dress wishes come true.
We had a bit of altera...
tion trials, all worked out before the big day. Christina is very conscientious and really works hard to bring a smile to your face.
Reviewed On 1/07/2020 by Jessica R
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Winsome Brides! Christina was amazing at helping me find dresses that were what I was looking for and she intuitively picked out other styles (that I would have never chosen myself, but they were ac...
tually very flattering on me!). I ended up loving a few different dresses, but I ended up going with a Mia Solano dress that cost way less than dresses at other stores and was a perfect fit, so no alterations needed, which saved me even more money. I highly recommend going to Winsome Brides for affordable and beautiful dress options!