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from past brides
Overall Rating: 4.9/5.0 from 50 reviews
Ashley Mattis from Chicago
My appointment felt completely personalized and special for me and my mom. I came in without a lot of clarity regarding what I wanted, and I left with two amazing contenders for my dress! I would highly recommend Haute & Co to any of my friends looking for a dress.
Kimberly Fisher from Chicago
I want to say thank you so much for your attentive service that I received when I came in for my first bridal shopping experience since being married over 27 years ago. I was nervous and uncertain how I would feel about this process since it's been such a long time. The minute I walked in the door, I felt warmly greeted. As a second time bride and a more mature bride, I didn't have any idea what silhouette would look best on me. Remeka instantly put me at ease and assured me that we would find the right silhouette for me. She listened to what I stated were my concerned areas and encouraged me to accentuate my positives. There was another consultant shadowing Remeka for my appointment and she made me feel comfortable as well. Remeka guided me based on comments I made to finding one dress that I really liked and would be perfect for my venue. The cost was within my budget as well. I left the store without purchasing the dress as I had another boutique I was going to visit the next day. I left Haute and Co feeling positive and excited about my wedding. I did purchase my dress elsewhere but that was no reflection on the service and quality of your salon. I would without hesitation recommend your bridal boutique. Sincerely Kimberly Fisher
Candace Spencer from Chicago
I can't say thank you to Shannelle enough for making this experience more enjoyable than I thought it would be. I didn't go into this process with the highest of expectations especially after my first experience at a different store. Her excitement and knowledge rubbed off on me and she made feel comfortable. She made me look at my wedding in a different light. I walked out of there with a dress that I love and that I probably would not have picked on my own. I highly recommend Shannelle and her shop for finding your perfect dress!
Rosalinda Rivera from Chicago
From the first appointment, I felt so welcomed by Jessica who explained the process and obtained information about my budget, their policy, and type of wedding gowns I was interested before I met with the stylist. My consultant, Remeka, was fabulous and I cannot thank her enough! Remeka's professionalism, knowledge, and patience made my wedding gown purchase a memorable and amazing experience. Remeka selected about 5 or 6 dresses that I felt amazing in. I scheduled a follow-up appointment so that my daughter and my sisters can help me with the dress selection. I was able to purchase my gown and said Yes to the dress! 10 Stars!!!
Noemarie from Clifton, NJ
The attention I got was absolutely amazing. Let me not even start on how exciting it was to know that every single dress fit. After going to 2 other bridal shops and not being able to get the full experience Haute made it happen. I am a "street size 10/12". When I went to try on dresses at other locations not one of them fit! None went past my booty lol. Ok I get it I'm curvy. All these wedding dresses read 12 but we're really 8s. Haute had sizes ranging from 12-33! 33 people!!! Bless the curvy girl wedding Gods lol. I FOUND MY DRESS IT FIT PERFECTLY. A Special Thank you Remeka for being such an wonderful consultant and helping me find my dress! You made me feel like a princess. The champange to celebrate was an added bonus
Amanda from Saint Charles, IL
I had a great experience at Haute & Co. It was the first place I went to and they all made me feel so comfortable. I went to another place after and I knew right away that Haute & Co was where my dress was. I just went back over the weekend and found the prefect dress! They made me feel so special and I couldn't have asked for anything more!
Isabelle from Saint Charles, IL
I had an incredible experience and found the most stunning dress. It was so lovely having so many options and Rameka walked me through every step. I loved the experience and I'm so glad I chose Haute & Co.
My experience at Haute & Co. was more than I could have hoped for! Shannelle was amazing and immediately made me feel comfortable and welcome. When it came to someone going rogue in my party, she handled it wonderfully and managed to keep everyone on track. Like I said to Shannelle when I left, "You crushed it". In addition, I couldn't believe how reasonable the prices were! I was so pleasantly surprised by the price of the gown I chose, and couldn't hold back a "No sh*t!". I would recommend this store to any bride.
Jenny from Chicago
The store was very nice. The staff was professional but friendly and encouraging. It was a really great experience. I think I'll be going back to purchase a dress.
E from Northern California
My experience was amazing at Haute & Co.! The entire staff was welcoming, friendly, and incredibly helpful. I was able to bring my two bridesmaids (sister and best friend), my mom, and my future sister-in-law. My family is based in the Chicago area, I live in Northern California, and am getting married abroad. The Haute & Co. team made everyone feel welcome and the boutique itself is super cute - I was lucky enough to be the only appointment in that day. My stylist was amazing - she also had someone shadowing her that day! She managed to take my asks from three different dresses and pull out an amazing dress for me - my mom even cried :) Bridal sizing is less than ideal, especially if you wear above a size 10 or above. The fact that every dress fit and my stylist did an amazing job pinning/clipping the dress made it possible to get a true sense of how it was going to fit. Kudos to this shop for carrying a range of sizes and styles! Also - the longline bra that was recommend - I was doubtful at first - so worth it! Shannelle - cheers to you and your awesome staff! You have a fabulous boutique and amazing customer service. It made a somewhat daunting task of finding a dress easy and enjoyable.
Alyssa Ritson from Chicago
AMAZING!!! My stylist knew exactly what I was looking for in a dress and offered me a wide variety of options. I picked my dress at Haute & Co and has such a great experience! Everyone working was polite and knowledgeable and gave great advice. The company and my stylist have been incredibly accommodating and even answered a lot of questions I had the next day after already purchasing my gown. I highly recommend.
Amazing experience! Rebecca is awesome!
Margeaux Feore from New Orleans
It has taken me a little while to be able to write this because my experience with the amazing ladies of Haute & Co Bridal Boutique was so powerful and amazing. Let's be honest, if you are over a size 12, it can be very difficult to have a great experience at a bridal salon. I traveled to Chicago for a girls weekend and at the time was 3 months out from my wedding. I contacted Haute & Co after my sister found them on the web. They were very responsive and when I called and spoke with the salon, they reassured me that they would have plenty of dresses for me to try on. I knew I was buying a sample and my consultant Remeka could not have been more kind. When you have had some negative experiences at other salons, it can be super intimidating to go again. This was the complete opposite of my prior experiences. There was no pressure, no intimidation and all 3 of the ladies in the store were so wonderful. A special shout out to Remeka though- she made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. Yes, the store is on the smaller side but it made for a perfect experience for me and my sister and my cousin. I cannot say enough good things about this store. Remeka and the ladies had selected several samples in my size or larger for us to choose from and after trying on 2 or 3 gowns, Remeka got this look... she said she had the perfect dress for me. She was 100% right. I still get a little misty when I think about buying my dress. The champagne and the support of these women was awesome. I woud give them 1000 stars if I could! My wedding is still a couple of weeks away and I cannot wait to wear my dress!
Jackie from Chicago
It was so nice to visit a store that knew how to fit my body shape and had all dresses available in my size! Thanks for making this bride-to-be feel amazing!
Char Herques from Houma, Louisiana
I Had a wonderful experience at Haute & Co. It's very hard to find plus size clothes and not to mention a wedding gown. They questioned me on my likes and dislikes and the next thing I knew I was trying on all kinds of dresses. They had a good choice for me to choose from. The place was very accomodating and I found a dress only after 2 tries. I did try on a couple more to make sure and the second dress was the one. Thanks Haute & Co. for making me feel welcomed.
Anonymous from Chicago, IL
I called Haute & Co several weeks before my appointment to find out how to go about making an appointment. The person who answered the phone was very pleasant and helpful. I scheduled my appointment online and anxiously awaited 7/15/17. My consultant Robin ( I think that was her name) was very nice, patient, knowledgeable and professional. I did not purchase my wedding that day but hopefully will return soon to purchase.
Elizabeth from Chicago
Reneka, the consultant we had, was amazing. My fiancee and I scheduled our appointments back to back and she treated each of our appointments as their own. We both walked in not knowing what kind of dresses we wanted and she was able to show us ones that matched our individual style perfectly.This experience was much MUCH better anticipated. I would recommend all plus size brides to go to this amazing store!
Katie Vancura from Springfield, OH
Shannelle was absolutely amazing!! She was personable and she worked with me on what I wanted for my wedding! My maid of honor, aunt and cousin were with me and we had a wonderful experience! This was my first stop and should of been my last! I went to my next appointment and realized that I had already found my dress at Haute & Co. Bridal Boutique. I am in love with my dress! Thank you so much, Shannelle and a special thank you to your amazing staff!
I had a great time at Haute & Co! Everything exceeded my expectations and I was happy to get a clearer image on what I want in a dress. My only feedback would be the strictness of no photos and drinks. I understand why you choose to do so, however, it would help with a bride's decision process if they were able to take a photo of their top dress(es). I ended up choosing a dress elsewhere due to the fact that I had a dress on in a photo and could show my mom virtually.
Stephanie Simi from Chicago franklin st
Loved my experience with you guys!! Remeka is very good at what she does and knows her stuff! She was able to give me advice on what's more in style and trendy and help me pick the perfect dress!! I had gone to 5 different places to find a dress and you guys had the best selection by far for plus size gowns. I will recommend you to anyone!
Excellent Service with Remeka! Attentive She listened and explained things well
Peggy Murphy from Chicago
Haute and Co is the place to go wedding dress shopping!! From the moment I walked in until the moment I walked out, this was an overall amazing experience. Remeka was fantastic, she was patient, listened to what I wanted, and has a fabulous personality. I never felt pressured or uncomfortable, which says a lot considering you are trying on dresses! And when I finally decided which dress was for me, they brought out champagne and sparkling water to celebrate with my entourage. I not only purchased my wedding dress here, but long-line bra, belt and veil as well. I can't say enough good things about Haute and their staff and I can't wait until December and I get to wear my dress all day!
Adriana Rosales from Chicago, IL
I love the experience! Thank you! I have two dresses that I feel in love with. I will probably call back soon! My stylist was the best! Really listened to what I wanted and was very friendly!!
Joecie D.L. from Chicago
This store and the people are your fairy god mothers!!! my family and i took the day off made an appointment at House of Brides in Schaumburg. It was the most dissapointing experience i have ever had. They were not accomodating to a curvy bride, they would tell me to hold the dresses up to my body and "imagine". Needless to say i felt defeated. I looked up online plus size or curvy wedding salons and Haute & Co came up woth 4.9 postive reviews. I called and Shannelle was so sweet, even over the phone, and encourage me to come in. You arrive to this hip loft atmosphere. You are greeted with the owner and your bridal consultant, mine was the fantastic-wonderful-gorgous-Remeka!!!. They offer you water and then give you a brieft explanation as to what is going to happen, then they ask how do you see yourself. Then it happens the magic! Every dress i tried on fit perfect to my hourglass figure, I was actually able to try on every single dress!!!!!!!!! We would discuss what i liked and didnt like and then for me it was dress number 4 that brought the tears! The salon, the staff, all celebrate with you allowing photos and champaign to celebrate your "Yes to the dress "moment. I wish so much i would have come here first and to any bride who is not a size 10 , or any one who has a sexy curvy body that wants to show it off, these women, the dresses will make you feel beautiful. Thank you so much ladies for turning my frown upside down, and for making my dreams come true!!!!!!!!!!!
Erica S from Chicago, IL
A wonderful experience! The staff is truly committed to helping their clients find the perfect dress. They really listen and put a lot of effort into making sure appointments go smoothly and the bride leaves happy.
My service within the salon was great. The woman (Remeka?) who helped me was courteous and knowledgeable, and helped make what could have been a very uncomfortable experience much better. However, I had a dress by Essense of Australia that I wanted to see that was not carried by your store. While I understand your policy of not allowing pictures prior to purchase, I do not understand why no one would tell me the style number of the dress that I liked from your store. It made it so much more difficult to make a decision on a dress--until I found the dress on the EoA website. Ultimately I came back to purchase the dress, but this was in spite of your policy against sharing the number, not because of it. I think this is a terrible policy, and made it so much more difficult to decide which dress I wanted to pick.
Racquel Ashley from Haute & Co. downtown chicago
Loved the experience, Remeka was awesome. She made me feel very comfortable.
Enjoyed the entire experience.
Lauren from Chicago, IL
Thank you so much for being so fun & easy to work with, and for helping me find the dress I didn't think existed. I will definitely recommend Haute in the future!
Elly D from 750 N Franklin St
Everyone at Haute & Co was extremely friendly and helpful. All of the dresses were beautiful and I had a great experience with Rameka to try them all on and make me feel gorgeous in each dress!
Catherine from Chicago
I absolutely loved visiting Haute & Co. Bridal Boutique! This was my first appointment looking for a dress, and Remeka made me feel like a queen. Actually, all the staff were great and I appreciated how welcome they made my whole family, including my Dad, feel during the appointment. My only negative feeling is that I don't have a picture of the dress I fell in love with. I visited another salon and tried on a totally different style dress, and now I am racking my brain trying to decide which dress is the right choice for me.
Emily McBiles from Chicago
The people were great and very helpful.
Michelle from Downtown Chicago
Omg! What a wonderful establishment. I love the atmosphere as soon as I walk in the door the ladies welcomed me with open arms. Everyone was professional and they a great selection of dresses.
Liz from Naperville, IL
Beautiful space + the consultant I worked with was very professional, helpful, and picked beautiful dresses for me. The only thing I would have liked to have changed was to have 5 minutes to browse the dress selection and have a little more control over what gowns I wanted to try on. Will 100% be coming back to see the spring collections soon + hopefully lock down my gown!
Melissa Rodde from Chicago
The best experience ever. The consultants were so friendly and made me feel special.
Alexis from Chicago,IL
Thank you so much to all the staff at Haute & Co! From the moment we came in everyone made us feel right at home. You made my dress shopping experience so amazing. A special thank you to Rebecca for listening to what I was looking for and taking the time out to help me find the most beautiful dress. You impressed my mom and that is hard to do. I am so happy I found you guys, can't wait to see my dress when it's ready!
Elizabeth from Nashville, TN
I came here from Nashville, TN and it was worth the trip. Shannelle was fantastic and it was so great to be able to try on sample gowns that actually fit. With so many beautiful gowns and such a variety of styles this is a must for any curvy bride to visit. I found my gown and couldn't have been happier with the experience.
Kimberly Weatherly from Wisconsin
The staff at Haute and Co Bridal were amazing. They knew what style dress I would look good in and helped me make my decision based on what looked good on me. Everyone was so nice and super friendly. I highly recommend them!
Kelly from Chicago
Shannelle was so great to work with. She put me in several different dress styles and steered me in the right direction. I love my dress!
Joan Loren Kupstas (Joey) from Chicago
I had a great experience! I can't wait to come back for my first fitting, Shannelle was so kind, funny and helpful. She made the whole experience fun and memorable.
Tabitha from Indiana
I had a great experience here, trying on wedding dresses for the first time. The staff was friendly and helpful. I felt very comfortable when trying on dresses. I traveled to the store, from Indiana, to see what dresses they had as a part of a sample sale. They had a decent selection of dresses, but nothing that I loved. Then, I was given a dress to try that was not a part of the sale & I loved it. Unfortunately, it was priced at my maximum budget, before tax and alterations. Sadly, I did not purchase a dress here. I am giving a 4 star, because you are not able to take pictures of dresses you try on, nor get ANY information about the dresses (designer, materials, size, etc.). This seemed strange and made me hesitant to purchase as dress here.
Christine Brown from Minneapolis, MN
I came all the down from Minnesota to visit Haute & Co. It was well wroth the trip. A friend referred me to this lovely shop, and I'm so grateful I did! Shannell, really helps you find the perfect dress. I purchased my dream dress here! I know that I would not have found this at any other bridal store.
Kristin Lewis from Wisconsin
By far the best service I have received while looking for gowns so far! My stylist (sorry I am terrible with names) was very professional ang goal orientated to bring my fuzzy vision to life. She did so well I found two dresses I really like and am having a hard time deciding. I most certainly will be back to re try those dresses and decided which is the perfect one for me. Thank you so much.
Kristin Lewis from Wisconsin
By far the best service I have received while looking for gowns so far! My stylist (sorry I am terrible with names) was very professional and goal orientated to bring my fuzzy vision to life. She did so well I found two dresses I really like and am having a hard time deciding. I most certainly will be back to re try those dresses and decided which is the perfect one for me. Thank you so much.
Patricia Fox from Franklin St
I can't recommend Haute and Co any higher!!! Fantastic selection and service!! Shannelle is amazing and professional and should be really proud of what she's created. Have been spreading the good word to anyone that will listen and will take any bride I know here first! Thank you for making a stressful day such an immense pleasure and fun!
Kristen from Chicago
Having a non-rushed experience when the first time looking at dresses was wonderful - the stylist know and could tell the dresses that would be right for me after only a few minutes of talking and looking at dresses!
Ashley Spencer from Chicago
What a wonderful experience! Shanelle truly has a gift when it comes to styling brides and she knows how to make a woman feel like a queen as soon as she steps into Haute & Co. She is very perceptive and in tune with the way her brides are feeling and knows how to help navigate an appointment that can be full of complex emotions!
Mallory Smith from Chicago
I can not say enough wonderful things about Shanelle her wonderful bridal shop. To make a plus size, curvy girl feel beautiful is no small feat!
Susanna from West Virginia
Absolutely wonderful experience. Not only did Shanelle open up for me on a day that she normally wouldn't be open, she and her counterpart did everything they could to ensure I was 100% happy with my dress! They made sure to get my opinion even when I wouldn't voice one aloud. They were supportive and positive and made me feel beautiful. Cheers to Haute & Co. I would recommend this shop to any curvy bride!
Rosie from Evanston
What an amazing shop! Shannelle was so lovely to work with, and made shopping in her boutique a wonderful experience. She was professional, and knowledgeable, while still being warm and fun. I was afraid of other salons and that no dress would fit, and so I waited a little long to start shopping, but Shannelle was so confident, and comforting that we would find my dress, and she was right! If you want the full fun experience of trying on dresses in a beautiful setting with a knowledgeable and encouraging professional, you should definitely go to Haute & Co. I can't say enough about this wonderful shop!