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Dress & Attire in Virginia Beach, VA,
(757) 962-1466
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 92 Reviews


    Rachel

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    5 out of 5
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  • This whole experience with shopping for a wedding dress was stressful UNTIL I got to Ava Clara! The owner is incredibly personable and wants to make sure everything is right for you and your experience. The bridal consultants themselves are very knowledgeable, treat you respectfully, show your joy, and will go to the limits to talk with designers to make your dream gown! I have nothing but positive and amazing memories from the ladies at Ava Clara and all they have to offer! :)

    Taylor

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  • I got my dress, veil and a headpiece here. The team, especially Melinda, was such a pleasure to work with. The shop is so pretty and the experience was great. They had a great selection, and lots of options I did not see offered at other shops in the area.

    User4951887

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  • I Loved this place! Such dreamy gowns and you get the full attention from your consultant. She really listens to your tastes and what you want in a gown. They were extremely flexible and did not pressure me into anything. They told me I was welcome to come back after I had thought it over, giving me their store hours for the next few days that I was in town. They even gave me their email in case I had any questions and they weren't open. Very respectful of budget and very friendly! Just can't say enough how wonderful this experience was!

    Ciara

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot thank Ava Clara enough for their selection of dresses. Melinda, my consultant, was even more amazing! She gave me pep talks when I was uncomfortable and found dresses I didn't even think I would like. She made finding my dress an unforgettable experience I couldn't thank her enough for her patience and understanding. I never once felt pressured to walk out of the store with a dress, even though I did. I still have 9 months before my wedding and I am looking forward to returning to Ava Clara for my fittings.

    Alexandra

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    5 out of 5
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  • Melinda and Ava Clara were so lovely to work with as I was finding my dress. I don't live in the area (I live in DC), but had a specific idea for what I wanted and Ava Clara was the only bridal shop that happened to have something close to that. I was initially skeptical because I did not want a ball gown style, but Melinda was patient through all of my questions and showed me how the dress could be altered to meet my desired look. Melinda was fantastic - I highly recommend seeing her as you look for your dress!

    Michelle

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    5 out of 5
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  • I found my dream dress at Ava Clara, finally, after going to so many other stores. It was a very pretty salon with a big collection, enough to fit any budget as well. Melinda helped me that day and she was awesome. She listened to what I had in mind for the overall look and brought about 3 or 4 dresses. All were beautiful but finally found “the one” between those few. I should’ve just come here first!! My mother and mother-in-law came with me and they were super excited as well! Melinda treated us so well which made it a really fun experience! My dress came in a lot sooner than expected too which was fantastic! Definitely go to Ava Clara, they have a beautiful collection and great people! Thank you so much Melinda 

    VIctoria

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    5 out of 5
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  • I recently purchased my wedding dress at Ava Clara Bridal and loved every minute of my experience. I walked in and the stylist Julia had already pulled multiple dresses that I had previously described to her on the phone and also had different ideas of dresses that I also might like. She was amazing. I later booked an appointment to have my bridesmaids look at dresses and I found a dress for them within 20 minutes! They have an amazing selection and great customer service. Definitely made me feel confident in my choices and I cannot wait to see my wedding dress in person!

    Laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • I went to David's Bridal first, just to test the waters of trying on dresses. I HATED my experience and felt somewhat defeated. I googled other dress shops and Ava Clara was on the list. I went to them right after David's and found the dress! From the first moment, it was a completely different experience. Everyone in there was so sweet and helpful! They had so many beautiful gowns, and they were affordable! Sometimes you get what you pay for, and the experience should be included in that!

    jacquie

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    5 out of 5
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  • The ladies at Ava Clara were lifesavers. My mother was in town for the holidays and we had a less than warm reception at the salon where we bought my dress when we were trying to shop for veils. My mother was only in town for a few days and we wanted to maximize our time together. Ava Clara was able to accommodate us and we found the perfect veil to fit my dress. We also found a killer reception dress while we were there. The staff at Ava Clara is friendly and warm and very easy to work with. The seamstress they recommend did FANTASTIC work on my ceremony dress that was way too big upon arrival. I would highly recommend a visit to Ava Clara.

    Natalie

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  • I picked out my dress at this bridal boutique as part of Brides Across America. The shop is so cute and the staff was very helpful in finding "the dress". Loved the experience! Thank you Ava Clara ;)

    User6205169

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  • I loved being able to work with Ava Clara Bridal! I had previous gone to a shop in my hometown, Raleigh NC, and had terrible service. It was a breath of fresh air to go to Ava Clara! They had the designer I was looking for and were familiar with various styles that are similar. I ended up moving area from the tidewater area before my veil and belt arrived in, however they were so sweet and mailed me both pieces without charge!!! They have made a potentially stressful situation into a treasured memory! I highly recommend this shop for any bridal needs!

    Kehaulani

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    5 out of 5
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  • I went to 4 different bridal gown salons and tried on 23 dresses in a matter of 24 hours - I ended up finding the dress I wanted at Ava Clara and was very happy with my decision. The consultants are very knowledgable about different styles, and the store carries a wide selection of beautiful gowns in different price ranges that will be sure fall within your financial means. They offer to store your dress complimentary after it is altered (if that's needed) until the day of your wedding, and will even steam your gown for free a few days before the big day. They also offered me a discount towards preserving my gown. I had a great experience and would highly recommend checking them out!

    User4445559

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  • Melinda has been so much fun to work with! She listened to my "wants" and to my budget, and brought me only gowns to fit both.

    Tiffany

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  • Alex and the Ava Clara team helped both myself and my sister find our perfect dress! They did everything possible to make sure me and my family were comfortable and enjoying the experience. Each dress Alex pulled was beautiful and she was extremely responsive to my likes and dislikes. I highly recommend visiting Ava Clara not just to find your dress but for the entire experience! You are bound to have a fabulous time.

    User5359406

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  • I bought my wedding dress from Ava Clara and they were phenomenal. I cannot recommend their service, professionalism, and personal care more highly! My consultant, Melinda, was really kind and helpful. I had sent her a few pictures of dress styles I liked and my budget, and she was ready with dress suggests when I arrived for my appointment. I was torn between 2 dresses and tried each on many times before deciding; Melinda was patient throughout, and offered advice without being intrusive. She also offered me complimentary sizing - I'm very short so instead of having to alter a lot of length the dress would be made for my height from the start. I also decided I wanted to add sleeves after I left, and she was super responsive in helping me figure out designs; she even sent me pictures she looked up. My dress came in ahead of schedule and I can't wait to see it! Bottom line: Ava Clara rocks! Update: The tailor they employ wasn't very professional. She is abrupt and a little hard to un... Read more

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