(Closed) Dress shopping in Boston…

posted 8 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

 I have to say I didn’t like my experience at L’elite at all – the woman who was assigned to me was sweet and helpful, but the managers there (or the older women who greeted us/hovered around us the whole time) were cold, rude and disinterested. It’s a nice space and they have beautiful dresses, but blechhh.

 The service at Priscilla of Boston on Boylston St. was much, much better. I didn’t end up buying from there but I almost did just because they made me feel comfortable and beautiful! 

 Good luck!

Post # 4
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I strongly suggest Country Weddings in Hingham — they are a smaller boutique so I would give them a call and make sure they have samples in your size — but as long as they do – they were SO AMAZING to work with. I have directed two other brides there and they both had a fabulous experience as well. All three of us also got our bridesmaids dresses there.

VOWS in Watertown is also a great place to look – they sell samples sight-on-seen. But they also have a line of dresses that are their own that they can get in any size.

Good luck!

Post # 5
38 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second the suggestion for Country Weddings – that was the very first place I went dress shopping and had a great experience.  I ended up getting my dress at Allegria which was wonderful – Julie helped me and she could not have been more accomodating!  I’ve been to Camilla’s in Arlington a few times with friends and they are very nice there (they let you take photos as well). I also went to La Reine in Waltham – they had a huge selection and nice big private dressing rooms 🙂

I would skip L’ Elite… it was really small and although shopping on Newbury St is fun, I wouldnt make the special trip.

Have fun!!!

Post # 6
3226 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oooo, I’ll have to check these places out too!

Post # 8
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

Try Vows in Watertown/Newton or the Bridal Secret in Quincy. They have off the rack dresses in a variety of sizes (and budgets).


Post # 9
21 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was pretty happy with the service I received at Gianna’s in Stoneham, but I don’t recall what dress sizes they may have had for samples.

That said, I LOVE and will be buying my dress from Precious Memories in Malden, and I know that they DO have larger sized dresses to try on!


Good luck!Smile

Post # 10
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Also try LA Sposa in Newton/Watertown line.  I stumbled upon them after my appointment at Vows, before they moved to their new location. The owner is (Margarita) and GRUMPY when it comes to alterations, but the other women there are great.  I got my dress there, with plenty to try on… give a call first though regarding sizes.

Also, Sposa Atelier (sp?) in Amesbury and Frenchs in Beverly, and Marry and Tux in Nashua New Husband all were great.

Post # 11
24 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

You should also try out Madeleine’s Daughter in New Husband, My girlfriend and I went to their sample sale back in November and we both found our dresses.  The girls there were super nice, and I know they stock “plus size” my BFF is along the same street size as you and she tried on several gowns.  Oh and one plus is that you don’t pay taxes in New Husband.

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