- Georgia Bee
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
The Kirstie Kelly Signature collection for Costco finally made it to ATL this weekend. One of my co-workers is getting married so we checked it out today. She didn’t want to use any pics on the internet (even with her face blocked out), so no dress pictures.
Here’s the deal:
This is a little pop up area between clothing and seasonal–right next to the Christmas decs but before the seafood:) There is one fitting room inside, plus a waiting area with a 3-way mirror. Yes, if there is more than one bride, there are lots of half-dressed people in the fitting room. The consultants are all Kirstie Kelly employees, based out of L.A.–they travel from city to city.
Inside the fitting room, there is slightly more room to the left.
You order your dress there and they ship it to you within 2 to 3 weeks. That tells me they are pre-made. Alternatively, you can order them right off the Costco website! If you don’t want to order that day, you can contact the consultant later and do it over the phone.
All dresses have a zip back–a couple have non-functional buttons. No corsets. No color options–everything was a soft white/light ivory color, probably what most people order anyway. I think all of them have chapel-length trains. Veils are also available for purchase but they weren’t anything exciting so I didn’t even look at prices. Yes, there are PLUS size samples! Up to size 22 and I think you can order larger sizes. Dresses range in price from $699.99 to $1,399.99.
The consultants were very professional. You look at the dresses out front and prices are clearly labeled just like anything else at Costco, then they take you to the back to try on. The consultant measures you and pulls the samples closest to your size. When she told my co-worker to go ahead and get undressed, we were like “Where?”. Um, right there. It was a little awkward. Again, if there were multiple brides (and there were at one point) it is crowded and no privacy.
There are no pedestals and only single-view mirrors in the fitting room. The single mirror was really hard to see–not even any hand mirrors. Love or hate DB, the walls of mirrors are good for getting a full view of what you have on.
Quality–Fabric was pretty good, comparable to Casablanca, Allure and similar manufacturers. The satin was a little shiny, but not too bad. The taffeta was bad IMO. I also think that all taffeta should be outlawed, unless it is silk, so you can take that with a grain of salt. Two of the dresses were silk organza. Honestly, you couldn’t tell the difference from any good quality organza. I didn’t like how the silk dresses puckered at the seams. These 2 styles were $999 and $899, which I do think are good prices for silk.
Fit–the bodices were very well constructed, with an inner corset. They followed traditional bridal sizing so the size 10 fit like a 6. One complaint–all the dresses seemed to be a little skimpy in the bust. Some of that may have been the bra, but my co-worker isn’t terribly big on top. If you are really top heavy for your size, this might be a problem. Otherwise, no weird gaps, twisted seams or anything else undesirable.
Favorite styles–the lace fit & flare C1201 looks much better in person
The ruched modified mermaid C1202 is a less-expensive alternative to the Adorae and is more flattering IMO.
The Petal Lace C1205 is a really pretty fabric. I would remove the sleeve thing–it just didn’t work with the dress, but this is easily worn strapless.
Design–these were pretty dresses. Other than the petal lace fabric and the interesting ruched pattern on However, if you need a dress quickly, this is a very good alternative to DB.
This was my friend’s first time shopping so nothing was purchased. Except for some steaks, a doormat and some frozen dinners for DH!