DressCulture

Custom Made & Made to Order Formal Dresses (& more)

Atlanta, Georgia | 4705 Sales

DressCulture

Custom Made & Made to Order Formal Dresses (& more)

Atlanta, Georgia 4705 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (846)
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Megan

Announcement    Welcome to Dress Culture! We sell custom made dresses for special events including weddings, prom, homecoming, graduation, and more. Please take a look around and contact me if you have any questions ♡
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Announcement

Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

Welcome to Dress Culture! We sell custom made dresses for special events including weddings, prom, homecoming, graduation, and more. Please take a look around and contact me if you have any questions ♡
Follow us on -->
Instagram: @dress.culture
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dressculturedressshop
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/dresscultur0081

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Updates

We are so excited to introduce our newest fabric.. glitter! Head to our Instagram (@dress.culture) to watch a video so you can really get the touch and feel of it!
Now offering free shipping on select styles, including our Beaded Dusty Blue Tulle Long Prom Dress with Slit!
30% off this week only!
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About

Our main goal is your satisfaction and providing you with the highest quality for the lowest price!

My idea for this shop first began when I was a senior in high school and I was shopping for a prom dress. I wanted my dress to be perfect for my last prom, but all of the styles I loved were $500+, which was way out of my price range. I have always been a loyal Etsy customer so I turned to Etsy in an attempt to find that "perfect yet affordable" prom dress. I found many options but none that I really loved or that I could afford. I knew that I was not alone because many of my girlfriends were experiencing the same agony as me. That was my “ah ha!” moment. I knew I had to find a way to make and sell fashionable, trend-setting prom dresses at an affordable price for the average high school girl. I knew I could design the dresses and I already had many ideas in my head, but I didn’t know how to cut and sew so I was only half way there. I was determined to start my own business and wasn't going to let my lack of sewing skills stand in my way. My parents always told me to focus on my passion and the the rest (happiness/success/money/etc) will follow. Through some mutual contacts, I was introduced to a seamstress named Serena Wang. Upon meeting her, I learned that one of her specialties was hand-made dresses and that’s when everything started to fall into place. I told her about my ideas and how I would love to collaborate with her and she was instantly in on it. I truly believe it was meant to be and everything happens for a reason. We worked out all of the details and next thing you know the shop was up and running in January of 2015. We have grown a lot since day one; as a brand and as individuals. Dress Culture has evolved and we now sell dresses for prom, homecoming, graduation, weddings and many other special events. It has been a lot of hard work along the way but it has all been worth it and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Shop members

  • Megan

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

    Hi! My name is Megan Banks. I graduated with a degree in fashion and have a background in formal wear! It is the greatest joy to see women feel beautiful on their special days!

  • Serena

    Maker

    Hi! My name is Serena Wang. I hand-make the dresses sold here at Dress Culture. I live in Suzhou, China which is where the dresses are shipped from. Crafting dresses used to be a hobby and now it is my job. Thank you for giving me this opportunity!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 6, 2019
Welcome to Dress Culture! Thanks for visiting our shop. Please read our policies below. More than likely, it will answer your questions. If not, please feel free to send me a message! Thanks ♡

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please keep in mind that your dress/skirt will be made to order based on the information (measurements/color) you provide. Even our standard size dresses/skirts are custom fit to your height. Also, our standard size chart is not a standard US size chart because we ship internationally so please refer to the measurements of each size. For example, don't assume you are a size 6 in our dresses just because you are a size 6 in everything else. We do not exchange dresses or accept returns because we cannot re-sell the dresses. We do not give refunds. We also do not reimburse for alterations. If you are unsatisfied with your dress, please contact me so we can mutually agree on a solution. Based on experience, I strongly suggest that you get measured by a professional to ensure correct measurements. Most of the time, the problem is the customer not knowing how to correctly measure themselves. You have up to 3 days after you order to cancel your order. After 3 days, I will not cancel the order and will not provide a full refund.
Payment
We now accept all payments including: credit/debit card, Etsy Gift Card, PayPal, or Apple/Android Pay
Shipping
Please note that your dress/skirt will be shipped from China. Normally allow 15-20 days to make the dress/skirt and 2-5 days for the dress/skirt to arrive. If you need it in a hurry, please contact me first.

*If the required information is not provided at check out, it will cause a delay in the production time for your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
There is no extra charge for made-to-order dresses. There may be an extra charge for custom made items that are originally standard sizes or one size fits all.

We add on an extra 2-2.5 inches to most floor length dresses to accommodate for heels. We do NOT add any length to one size fits all items or flower girl dresses. If you aren't wearing heels, please note this in your order. If you are wearing heels 3 inches or higher, please add the heel height to your order.

If you are ordering and you are apart of a bridal party, please be sure to specify that you are apart of "_____'s Bridal Party" when you order so we can ensure all bridesmaid dresses are identical.

If you do not include a color in your order, we will automatically assume you want the same color as the sample dress.

More information

Last updated on Feb 13, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

All of our dresses/skirts are custom made- even standard sizes because the dress/skirt is made for your specific height. I HIGHLY recommend getting professionally measured for a custom fit dress. It almost always guarantees a perfect fit. There is no extra cost for this unless it is originally a standard size or one size fits all style. If you are unsure of the exact measurements you need to have for the style you are interested in, please send me a message!

Sizing details

Our standard size chart is not a standard US size chart. We ship internationally, so it is an international size chart. For example- if you're always a size 6 in dresses, that doesn't necessarily mean our size 6 will fit you. Please look over the standard size chart and compare your measurements to the measurements in the size chart to determine which size you are. Again, I always recommend getting professionally measured and providing those measurements for a custom fit dress if possible.

Ordering details

You can include all of your order details in the "optional notes to seller" box at checkout.

All orders will require the following information:
1. Color
2. Measurements (different measurements required for different styles) or standard size
3. Height
4. Exact date needed by
5. Any other details we should be aware of

*We add an extra 2-2.5 inches to most floor length dresses to accommodate for heels. We do NOT add any length to one size fits all items or flower girl dresses. If you aren't wearing heels or you are wearing heels 3 inches or higher, please note this in your order.

*If the required information is not provided at check out, it will cause a delay in the production time for your order.

Swatches?

We sell chiffon, sequin, and spandex swatches for $1 plus shipping. You only have to purchase a quantity of 1, even if you are wanting more than one color. It comes in a pack of all colors on the color chart.

We do not sell lace swatches because the colors vary as our lace is hand dyed.

Deals? Discounts? Promotions?

The only discount we offer for bulk orders is a shipping discount. It is $25 for the first item and $10 for each following item opposed to $25 per item if you were to order the items individually.
*Please note, these shipping prices may vary depending on the shipping address.

All other deals, discounts, and promotions are posted on our social media accounts.

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Instagram: @dress.culture
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dressculturedressshop
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/dresscultur0081

Bridesmaid Dresses

I prefer brides/bridesmaids to contact me first for bridal party orders. We like to make all bridesmaid dresses/skirts together to ensure they're identical; especially lace dresses because our lace is hand dyed and the colors can vary. If you would like to receive one first to make sure you like it, that is completely fine! Please just let me know. If not, we won't start making the first dress/skirt until the last dress/skirt has been ordered. If your bridesmaids are ordering individually, they need to include "_______'s Bridal Party" in their order so we can keep them all together.

In a rush?

If you need a dress or skirt in 10 days or less, you will have to purchase rush shipping- which is an additional $30. Please message me first to make sure it is possible. Sometimes this cannot be done depending on the style and/or our current number of orders. Please keep in mind all of our dresses and skirts are hand-made and made-to-order.

Plus Sizes

Yes- we can make most of our dresses and skirts in plus sizes. However, we do not have a plus size standard size chart so you will need to provide custom measurements.