Press & Reviews

Testimonials- exact quotes from some of my clients! Thanks!!


“Dress is beautiful! Shop owner is excellent to work with, easy to communicate with, expects perfection, and satisfaction for her clients. Thank you for the wonderful experience!!!!”


“Shop owner extremely helpful, easy to reach through messages, items ship quickly, and the clients/customers satisfaction is top priority!
Thank you sooooo much! I can’t wait to wear the dress and beads on my wedding day!!!!”


“Based on all the previous glowing reviews of Paula’s work, I bought this dress for my upcoming wedding in a chateau in Bordeaux, France. I wanted something different and cool and stylish. Before I ordered the dress, I visited a couple of the big name, expensive wedding dress shops and either liked nothing I saw, or they were wildly out of my budget. I am so thrilled with this dress. It arrived super quickly, Paula was very quick to respond and give me advice about the right size to order based on my measurements, and I couldn’t be happier with the final product. I need to have it altered slightly (just the length and the bust, because I am petite) but I cannot wait to wear it on the day. Five stars!”


“I love this dress and can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day! It fits like a glove. I was a little nervous to order it without trying it on, but the dress is exactly as described and is so beautiful. Thank you!”


“Love the dress!!! Exactly as described. Wasn’t sure on size, so sent note, got quick response back.”


“Just as described, beautiful and elegant. Seller was very thorough, helpful, and attentive to questions.”


“This dress made by Paula is truly remarkable craftsmanship! It is beautifully made and looks gorgeous in person! The rich champagne color, intricate beading and high quality fabric make me swoon! ”


“Beautiful!! I gave this to my future daughter in law to wear at the wedding. She LOVES it. ”


“Wow! Just wow. This dress is gorgeous and perfect for my big day. Slight alteration needed, but that was expected since it wasn’t custom made. Thanks for the quick delivery as well. Cheers! ”


“Love it. Absolute dream dress. Just as described. I’m ecstatic. ”


I purchased this dress for my upcoming wedding in June and cannot be more pleased! I was really nervous to buy a dress sight unseen but I gave Paula my measurements and she got the fit SO close all I need is a few small stitches in the bust to make it fit like I was born in it. It is really gorgeous and flattering on a body type like mine that is a bit on the skinny and not so well endowed side but would also be lovely on a more full body type too. The way the fabric hangs over the backside is very flattering! The craftsmanship is gorgeous and the entire dress looks WAY classier than the dresses I saw at our local bridal boutique that were three times more expensive. I highly recommend working with Paula and can’t imagine anyone would be disappointed in this dress :)”


I absolutely love this item…look at it!!!! It’s amazing. Paula was perfect to work with and she was right…the dress is cut on a bias and fits beautifully. Its incredibly flattering and so sexy. The dress arrived within a couple of days of ordering it. I am very happy with my purchase”


This dress is 100% dreamy and exactly what I wanted. Look just like the pictures online. I can’t wait to wear this dress in June! Paula was a pleasure to work with.”


This dress was even better than its pictures. The seller had prompt communication, sent it immediately, and helped in every way (she has great taste, too!). Definitely recommend this seller. Thank you!”


So very pleased with this dress! It far exceeded all my expectations. It’s even better in person. Paula was wonderful to work with! Great communication, very fast shipping and a GORGEOUS end product! Will do business again!”


This dress is so incredibly gorgeous, I cannot wait to wear it for my vow renewal. Thank you so much for having the perfect dress for my special day!”


 I wore this coat this past Wednesday for a birthday event. It was a stunning addition to my outfit. I received many compliments. Thank you for a beautiful coat!”


Paula shipped this SO quickly – I got it within 2 days of my purchase. Prior to shipping, she asked for my measurements so she could measure the dress to be sure the size I wanted to order would fit me. It fits perfectly. More importantly, it is BEAUTIFULLY made. It looks EXACTLY like it does in the picture. All of the beading is very intricate and matches up perfectly, the bodice is fitted with unobtrusive (yet firm) cups so you will not need a bra. Even better, the entire skirt is lined with the same fabric as the outer skirt so you won’t need a slip, and even BETTER, when she lines the skirt, she does it so the “shiny” side of the liner is facing your body so it moves beautifully AND if you need to pull up your skirt, people will see the same lovely material as your dress. Perfection!”


This dress is even more beautiful in person! I can’t believe how amazing it fits and feels to wear it. I can’t wait to marry the man of my dreams in this dress, everyone is going to be blown away!”


In summary the dress is simply stunning, with no buts.The level of detail and the craftsmanship is top class. I was actually the last one in my family to see it (the way it worked out with the shipping) so it was interesting to hear each of their reactions before seeing it with my own eyes and the final moment did not dissapoint as it was perfect and exactly how I pictured it. Paula has been very quick and helpful at answering my questions and shipped the dress super quickly 🙂 Can’t wait to wear this on the day!”


“Thank you SO SO SO very much! I just tried on my sex kitten gown and I AM SO HAPPY!!! I was very nervous before I got it, because I never saw it in person, but my risk paid off. I cannot thank you enough! I feel that you made this dress for me and it could not be more perfect! It is exactly what I imagined myself getting married in! (Vegas of course!) I cannot wait to wear it, and will dance around my house in this dress forever. Pictures did not do it justice! I did not want the typical bridal fluff sort of dress that is so commercial and overdone.

Bless you so much for doing what you do! I would have never found my dream dress if it weren’t for you!”

From the same bride-

“”After discovering your gowns on, I fell in love with the sex kitten halter dress. I just HAD to have it for my second wedding and quickly purchased it online. I have to admit, the minute I hit the button, I felt some buyers remorse. I mean, I had just purchased a dress that I didn’t even see in person or try on! It was a huge risk! BUT after opening the package and trying it on, I AM SO HAPPY!!! It is the most beautiful wedding dress and it was made JUST for me!! It is exactly what I had dreamed of wearing on my very special day!!! My fiancé is going to just drool and love this dress too!!! Thank you so so very much for creating this dress that was meant for me! I believe in fate, and this is yet another way fate has proven itself to me! I hope you know how happy you have made me. I will post pictures of myself on my wedding day later this year. ”
from one of my brides !!!!!!
This so made my day today!!!!!!!so glad she is gorgeous in her dress……


“I wish there was a button above “positive” for feedback like extraordinary because that is how I would describe Paula Stanton’s work and service! I cannot begin to tell you how much I absolutely love my dress Paula! You have done an amazing job! It’s even more beautiful than I ever would have imagined! I was reduced to tears of joy as I got the first glimpses of it as I unpacked it. You have gone above and beyond my expectations. From the bottom of my heart – thank you. My dress is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen. I cannot wait until my wedding – it cannot come fast enough now that I have my dress! I feel like Marilyn Monroe herself on the red carpet in it! I could not be happier. Thank you so much Paula. Love ******xoxoxo”

“Words cannot describe how happy I am with my dress! I had started to think I would never find a wedding dress I liked until I visited Paula’s store. The dress is absolutely gorgeous and fits perfectly, it looks even better in real life than in the pictures. If you are thinking of buying a dress from Very Tres Chic you will not be disappointed :)”


“Beautiful Dress- Paula was great during the purchase process and answered all my questions immediately.”

“The dress arrived today and truly is more beautiful in person! The fabric drapes perfectly around my body. I was so happy tears came to my eyes. Even for more busty gals, the built in cups work well to give a little lift. Thank you, Paula, for your quick responses and helpfulness!”

“The dress is amazing, and it’s even more lovely in person than in the photos. It fits well too. Paula was very helpful from the time I first asked about the dress: advice about sizing, further details about the dress; and it arrived quickly. Highly recommended! Thank you so much! I am so excited to wear it for my upcoming wedding.”

“I bought 3 of these beautiful dresses and let me tell you they are amazing just like the picture. Paula’s communication was spot on and very helpful. I had the dresses delivered to Australia and they were packed well. Paula was very patient when waiting for measurements ect.. and did not accept money until all the information she needed was sent even though i offered, the whole experience was easy and very fast i had the dresses a week and half after payment. Thank you so much Paula you are very talented.”

“Amazing Dress…. looks just as it does in the pics, feels lovely too. It’s made very well, especially around the front – slightly padded to give structure so not wearing a bra is fine! and it was an easy and quick sell. As I live in the UK and the big day isn’t for a while, I ordered it slightly large and I’m having it altered to fit nearer the day. But Paula was very helpful in getting it right. Eeekkk I can’t wait to wear this dress!”

“This dress is perfect! Even more beautiful in person! Paula had it made and shipped to my house in less than two weeks! Its my perfect wedding dress and I have Paula to thank for it!”

“SO pleased with my beautiful wedding dress! Paula was so helpful in helping me choose the correct size and giving me suggestions on how to help the dress lay nicely. She was right! My dress fits perfectly and I can’t wait to walk down the aisle in this incredible dress!! The dress also looks exactly how it does in the picture, so brides-to-be, don’t hesitate to order from Paula. You might just be a click away from the wedding dress of your dreams. :)”

“Upon arrival, this dress produced oohs and ahs. I can not tell you how many compliments I received on this dress. I was enjoying hearing the words gorgeous and stunning over and over, as well as many compliments to the designer for making such a beautiful gown. I felt radiant in it. I never aspired to be Cinderella, but I did kind of want to be Jean Harlow. This gown was exactly what I wanted. The compliments I received were to that end as well, that it couldn’t have fit my personality more. I got to feel like an elegant 30’s starlet for a day and it was marvelous! Thank you for making my day all the more memorable and special.”

“Paula was extremely helpful. I had a million concerns and questions (like most anxious brides) but she was more than happy to help me out. When the dress arrived I was thrilled! It was more beautiful than I even imagined; flawless and a perfect fit (Just like Paula said). If you are looking for something with character, that’s unique and beautiful and great quality, Paula is the woman to ask.”

“This is the most amazing wedding dress I have ever seen. Paula is a creative genius and her dresses are divine. I am so happy with my purchase, it fits perfectly and makes me look just beautiful. You can rest assured that buying her dresses will bring you bliss. A++++++++”

“This veil is stunning!! My dress was beautiful before but this veil absolutely made the dress! its so much prettier than i thought it could be. She truely does an amazing job, my family was blown away by this veil and everyone at the bridal salon was asking where i bought it because they wanted one 🙂 i really cant say enough about this veil or the seller!”

“Dress is absolutely beautiful! It is just as described, perhaps even more lovely in person. Paula was great to work with — very quickly answered all my questions and shipping was very fast. Would definitely purchase from again.”

“Fantastic experience shopping with RetroVintageWeddings. Amazing dress, great communication with seller and fast shipping. I was nervous about purchasing without seeing the dress first, but Paula was 100% accurate in her descriptions, sizing and more. I would definitely recommend this seller to anyone looking for a unique and awesome dress!”

“I absolutely love my wedding dress from RetroVintageWeddings. Not only is it made beautifully and exactly what i wanted, it also fits to perfection! its bias cut would work on many body types besides my own. I would recommened everyone to this shop if they are looking for a one of a kind true to its era gown! Thank you so much for making this dress!”

“I am so excited about the dress retro vintage made me! It is very well crafted with high quality fabric. I keep thinking that I received far more quality than what I paid for. It was a pleasure working with retro vintage to make the dress exactly the way I wanted it!”

“Fantastic experience shopping with RetroVintageWeddings. Amazing dress, great communication with seller and fast shipping. I was nervous about purchasing without seeing the dress first, but Paula was 100% accurate in her descriptions, sizing and more. I would definitely recommend this seller to anyone looking for a unique and awesome dress!”

“This dress was altered to fit me, and it turned out the perfect size! I’ve tried on a lot of dresses in wedding stores, and none of them came close to looking as beautiful as this! And I love the fact that it is completely unique and made in the USA by an artisan, which was really important to me! As you can tell, I’m completely satisfied with my purchase.”

“Absolutely 100% satisfied! My dress was better than the pictures! RetroVintageWeddings made the buying process SO easy and was more than willing to answer questions and ensure the dress was perfect for me. Adding the special, personal touches when I opened the box gave me the biggest smile! I will definitely buy from her again. =)”

“Paula has great taste and is a very talented seamstress. She was so helpful throughout the process, and I feel so lucky to have purchased one of her unique creations!”

“Excellent service! Paula is the consummate professional. She provided regular updates on this dress as it was being made. Quality materials and workmanship was put to great use in fabricating it. I certainly will look to do business with her again.”

“Very recommended seller! Very well packaged and dress exactly as described. Will buy again and most of all recommend to my girl friends. Thank you for an easy transaction =)”

“Paula was attentive and kind. I had a ton of questions about this dress and she ensured that I understood exactly what I was getting and under which conditions. When the dress arrived, it was packaged beautifully and with a ton of care, just as a wedding dress should be. The dress itself is exactly as shown and easily alterable to my specifications, exactly as Paula said it’d be. Paula’s attention to detail, and her desire to see a bride happy, is exactly the reason the bar is set so high for me now in terms of sellers. I hope everyone has as good an experience as I did.”