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Dress & Attire in Seattle,
(206) 229-1111
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 30 Reviews


    Cynthia Anderson-Bauer

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  • Chrissy made an incredibly beautiful custom dress for my wedding! She was extremely responsive by email, adapting the dress to fit my hopes, even adding pockets by request! And in the last few months before the wedding she was able to make a custom tie for my partner to match my dress. The color, structure, and artistry of the dress were even better than I’d hoped for, and it was so fun to dance in!

    Makinie

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  • I spent over a month searching for the perfect dress: A lavender fit flare with lace accents. Seemed simple enough, right? WRONG. There's off-white, cream, ivory, blush and so on and so on, but lavender is a runway color that isn't mass produced. You can imagine my disappointment to find out my options were bridesmaid dresses that didn't have the right 'look'. Then, someone right here on WeddingWire (forum) recommended looking into a custom made. I wasn't ready to break the bank, and any time I hear "custom made", I freak out a little bit inside. Then I reached out to Chrissy who assured me I can have the dress I want AND it would be affordable. Chrissy was flexible, polite, professional and took all of my ideas into consideration and collaborated on a design with me. During our first fitting, we realized fit-flare just wasn't going to cut it and Chrissy asked how I felt about going closer to mermaid or trumpet design. I was hesitant, but knew I would be in good ha... Read more

    Tracy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chrissy makes your dream dress come true! I literally showed her a colored pencil drawing I made and she made it a reality. It is better than I could have ever imagined. I flew up to Seattle for the initial meeting to see the studio and we managed to meet in the Bay Area for the fitting. She is 6/5 for flexibility, EVERYTHING IS CUSTOM! I can't wow Wai-Ching enough. I still drool over the new website even though my wedding is over. I got the motion tie for my partner and an accessory for my hair that all matched. Even my mom got a kimono for the affair! Best part is I'm going to pull off wearing this again because it's not a traditional wedding gown. Highly recommend!

    Kate

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    5 out of 5
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  • She is so creative and amazing! I got my dream wedding dress for a reasonable price made for me and my vision! I didn't have to do any alterations and I live far away. My dress got far and away the most compliments and I owe it all to Wai-Ching. After I get professional pics I will send it her way in order to advertise it on her site because not only was the dress itself amazing and comfortable but shows how truly personalized and attention to color it can bring- the ability to color coordinate with the other dresses, flowers, and decorations..couldn't have asked for better. The dress was truly the center and inspiration for our color scheme and couldn't have asked for a better gown!!

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chrissy crafted a dress for me that far exceeded my expectations. After exploring the styles on her website, I went to her studio to try on styles similar to the ones I liked from her hundreds of samples. We then pieced together a custom dress from individual components and colors I chose from several samples. She made each detail custom: the types and tones of fabric in each panel, the start and end shades of dip dye, neckline and sleeve style, corset backing style, and much more. She even made a bow tie and cummerbund for my fiance that matched the silk pieces on the front panel of my dress. My only advice is to confirm each of your measurements with her; she took my measurements while I was in studio, but the sleeves were 2 inches too long and the dress was 4 inches too long, which she kindly fixed quickly for no charge. I got an incredible amount of compliments about my dress, and it was still cheaper than a similar quality off-the-rack noncustom dress!

    Hannah Duff

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    5 out of 5
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  • Chrissy is a true artist! She designed two items for our wedding: my skirt (a custom design) and my wife’s dress (a modified Esther dress). Early on, we both tried on traditional white wedding gowns, and they just never felt right. We visited Chrissy’s cheerful, eclectic Seattle studio, which was full of sample gowns and fabric swatches for us to check out. It became clear that her designs were the right choice for both of us. Chrissy communicated well in person and by email. We both asked for multiple alterations, and she was thoroughly accommodating of our requests. The results (hand-dyed silk, comfortable fits, exquisite craftsmanship) were beyond anything we’d imagined! When we put on our clothes the morning of our wedding, we felt so beautiful and authentically “us”. It was truly special to think that no one had ever worn something quite like our skirt and dress before. We cannot recommend Wai-Ching Studio highly enough!

    alisha

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  • I absolutely loved my Wai Ching dress! I love how everything about it was customized just for you. I even brought in color swatches of my bridesmaids dresses so those colors within my dress could match exactly. Everyone commented on the dress all day and every time my photographer posted a "teaser photo" strangers would gush over the dress which was pretty cool :) Also Chrissy the designer was the nicest lady ever and ran with every idea I had, couldn't have been more happy with my unique and gorgeous dress :)

    User3590833

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  • I freaking love Chrissy. I had a horrible time trying to find a dress that worked for me-- I am not a "girly" girl, and didn't want a classic white gown, or anything with poof or sequins or tulle. Enter Chrissy. She is an artist, and was able to work with the elements that I DID like to make a dress that really felt like ME. She designed a gorgeous silk ivory-to-forest green ombre tree-inspired wedding dress specifically for me! People are still raving about it two weeks later. Also, by the end of the dress designing process I felt like Chrissy was my sister or something. I almost cried when I went to pick up the dress-- it had been a long road, but Chrissy was there with me every step of the way. She is amazing.

    Adrienne

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    5 out of 5
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  • If a white, poofy wedding dress isn’t for you…then please look up Chrissy Wai-Ching. She is a true artist of fabric who works out of Pioneer Square in Seattle (she also accepts online orders). Her creations are made of silk so they are light and flowy. I live in Seattle, so I was able to visit her Seattle location to try on some dresses. I’m not super skinny, but she did have a few different styles that I could try on. I decided on the Panderetta. Her dresses are basically custom made. I got to choose the color of the ties on the back of the dress, the color I wanted it dip dyed, the color of the embroidery and even adding sheer cap sleeves. She makes the dress to fit your measurements and any alterations are free. The price is amazing for the works of art she creates. Considering what I probably would have been willing to spend on a wedding dress, she saved me a good $250-$350. In addition to all that, Chrissy was a friendly and accommodating person to work with. Ev... Read more

    Mariana

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  • Chrissy is extremely responsive and accommodating. You can't beat her studio for absolutely beautiful colors and materials, especially if you don't want to go with a traditional white dress. The dresses are reasonably priced too. I actually had my dress ruined by a dry cleaner 6 weeks before my wedding - and Chrissy was able to rush me a duplicate. That said, I'm ultimately disappointed by the quality of the craftsmanship. For example, although the studio "guarantees fit" and will do alterations for free if needed - there were no seam allowances to let it out at all. The structure of the dress doesn't seem well-crafted - an off-the-rack strapless dress stays up and fits me much better than the custom-sized dress from Wai Ching. The hem didn't lay flat because the lining was just slightly smaller than the outer fabric. The details of the design were not re-sized to suit my petite frame. When my dress first arrived it was the wrong shade and had some other details wrong. Now, Chrissy ... Read more

    Debra

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    3.5 out of 5
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  • Wai Ching makes dresses for unconventional brides which fit my same sex partner and I to a T! The 5 stars are for my dress. It was colorful, beautiful, completely unique and best of all, I felt great wearing it! I had asked Chrissy to incorporate custom fabric that I had digitally printed featuring my photo of wild fungus. Awesome Job on my dress. The idea was to incorporate my custom fabric on my partners skirt and jacket. The low stars for professionalism, are for poor quality workmanship of the jacket and skirt. With two visible stains, not caused by the clean mailer pouch which held the garments, one jacket shoulder was visibly sewn higher than the other shoulder, that anyone could see it was a mistake. According to two different local tailors in San Rafael California, the overall construction of the jacket and skirt was "the worst work they've ever seen" and refused to work on them. Very disappointing one week before our wedding! Needless to say, the jacket and skir... Read more

    Jennifer

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  • I fell in love with Chrissy Zolotova Dress when I saw examples of it online! But I knew that a mermaid fit dress was not going to be flattering for my curvy body type. I live in Baltimore, MD and Chrissy's studio is in Seattle; lucky for me there are some really affordable direct flights between BWI and Seattle! So I flew out to meet with her and try on the Zolotova in person. Chrissy was so wonderful and so excited to help me customize the dress to a ball gown shape to fit my body type. She took pictures of the necklace I brought that I wanted to wear for the wedding and our invitations to pull the color inspiration from. She also only charged $100 more than the standard price for the Zolotova dress and it was completely customized, I was so glad she charges by the fabric and not by the extra design work. The dress came out absolutely beautifully! It was exactly what I wanted! But it did not quite fit right when I first got it in the mail. My friend pinned it for me and took... Read more

    Laura

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  • I LOVE my dress. Everything about my experience in creating a custom dress (communicating with Chrissy, attending the three in-person consultation/fittings, seeing the final product) was amazing, and truly one of a kind. I didn't want a traditional white dress, and was drawn to Chrissy's use of color and fabric to create truly beautiful pieces. She worked with me in combining various elements of her dress styles into my custom dress, and took care in understanding the colors I wanted for my dip-dyed ombre effect. Each fitting went well and the intimate feeling of her studio was perfect when I had my close family and friends there for the final reveal. The only issue I noted were a few small smudges on the front of the dress, which Chrissy promptly steamed out when I pointed them out to her. I found the price to be quite reasonable considering the beautiful and totally unique product, and felt absolutely gorgeous on my wedding day!

    User6113948

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    3 out of 5
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  • In the end, I loved my dress from Wai-Ching. The fabric and the dip-dyed color was gorgeous! Unfortunately, I found the process of ordering the dress sight unseen online/via email to be lacking. After discussing the style I wanted, sending pictures to clarify and being reassured that everything would be fine, I ended up receiving a dress that not only fit terribly (which, to some extent, I expected given she was working entirely from measurements I provided from afar...though this was beyond what I had expected), but also didn't match the design we had discussed. I took the dress to a tailor to get a second opinion on it, and she said there were basic construction mistakes (crooked seams, not cutting certain pieces of cloth on the bias, a lining too large for the dress, etc), which made me very hesitant to send the dress back to Wai-Ching for alterations. I ended up asking Wai-Ching to refund a portion of my payment to help offset the high cost of the alterations, and to her great cred... Read more

    Aubryn

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    3.9 out of 5
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  • Let me preface this review by saying that I LOVED my dress. Chrissy styles are unmatched. If you are looking for a unique and colorful gown that is uniquely you, she is your designer. I felt indescribable in my gown on my wedding day. The design was perfect for me. Unfortunately it did not come very well made and needed a lot of work after it arrived. I ordered my dress online after talking with Chrissy a few times on the phone. A few notes about my dress were not recorded accurately and so it came a-line instead of fit and flared. Also the lining was only half finished when it arrived, and was twice the size of the dress itself and my seamstress swears that the interior fabric was very cheap--she basically took apart the whole thing and put it back together. I think something went terribly wrong in the production of my dress which by reading the other reviews of Chrissy's work does not seem to be the norm. In the end, however, my seamstress fixed all and Chrissy offered to cover the ... Read more

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