Carol Hannah is a luxury wedding gown designer with an intimate bridal boutique located in the heart of New York City.
Our whimsical and modern wedding dresses are handmade to order in-house by a team of talented artisans.
Couture but inclusive and classic but cutting-edge, we specialize in the non-traditional: color, texture and architectural details.
A ONE-ON-ONE GOWN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
We like to think of our studio as a little hidden gem in the garment district. We only see one bride at a time and a dedicated stylist will be your point person from purchase to pickup. (Is there anything worse than looking at a bride in another fitting room in the same dress you’re trying on? No thank you.)
SHOP WHERE IT’S MADE
Shop every gown in our current and past collections.
Wipe away all those alterations nightmare stories you've heard - we work hand in hand with you to make sure every style line and detail is precisely how you want it.
HEAD TO TOE STYLING
-Bridal gowns start at about $2000, most fall between $3500 - $6500
-Mother of the bride gowns ($685-2500)
-Party, shower, and honeymoon Little White Dresses ($395-1495)
-Veils, headpieces, belts, and accessories
We also offer in house alterations and full customization - tweak a current style or start from scratch! Fully custom gowns opening at $7000.
WE BELIEVE IN #MADE IN NY
We make every gown right here, one at a time, by hand. No mass production overseas here! This lets us implement the highest quality techniques – French seams, baby seams, tiny baby hems, building our own corsets, hand draping – while allowing tons of flexibility in sizing and timing. We can adjust our patterns for uncommon body proportions within production and we can do it fast. Need a dress in a week? Done. Need a super specific shade of blush? We can make it. Got big tatas and a tiny waist? High five, we’ve got you covered (literally).
WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY YOU CAN FEEL.
Carol Hannah always says that she moved to New York for fabric. Our aesthetic starts with the absolute best quality silk textiles you can find, many of which are woven exclusively for us at the most prestigious European mills in the industry. Our embellishments are developed from the fabric itself to create organic texture. We build a 100% silk foundation into the interior all of our gowns. You may not see it in something like a draped gown because it is within the layers, but you can definitely feel the difference on your body and see the support it provides without being stiff and uncomfortable. Our gowns feel as good and move as well as they look.
Fit is paramount when it comes to your gown. By incorporating your fittings into your gowns production schedule, we ensure that the completed garment fits you perfectly while maintaining the carefully designed style lines and details that make it so special. We’re with you every single step of the way and the same seamstresses that produce your gown do your alterations. Let us wipe away your alterations nightmares!
There are no shortcuts. There is no machine stamping out a dozen a minute. We do this this same way generations before us did, in the same buildings no less, on the same few blocks in the middle of NYC’s Garment District. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
WE BELIEVE IN MAKING IT YOUR OWN
We love tweaking our styles to suit our brides. As long as it makes sense aesthetically and is on point with our brand, we’ll do it.
WE BELIEVE IN MAGIC.
We are super passionate about dresses and keep our production more exclusive because we care about every little detail. As an independent design house, we are driven by the artistic side of fashion more than the commercial. Yes, we want to sell our dresses, but we won’t sacrifice true design and innovation just to do that. Our point of view is truly unique and we don’t try to just do our version of what’s already out there. Our customers are looking for something different and we offer that in the best quality possible.
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Ashley M. · Getting married on 07/08/2021
Magical, uplifting, a breeze
After searching high and low for a wedding dress designer that would make a red gown for a plus-size bride at a reasonable price (for me, reasonable meant about $5,000--I know that isn't reasonable for everyone), I found Carol Hannah, and I'm so lucky I did. The sales and production staff made me feel very welcome at every visit--by the end of the process, I felt genuine affection for the whole team. They had sample sizes that fit me (I'm a size 16), so that I could actually try on the real dresses, and they were incredibly patient as I wavered between two very different gowns. When I finally settled on one, they worked with me on a few changes I needed (raising the back and letting one of the pleats out in the front), and they found the perfect shade of red material. The finished gown was so much more beautiful than I even imagined my dress would be. They were even willing to add a modesty panel to the dress at the last minute so I could wear it to my second wedding reception in India. The process was more than smooth from beginning to end, and I highly recommend Carol Hannah. Even if they seem a bit out of your price range, it might be worth it for the peace of mind and uplifting experience.Sent on 10/28/2019
Lisa · Married on 06/05/2021
I loved visiting the Carol Hannah showroom! I scheduled an appt online with gowns that I was interested in and a budget. I was warmly greeted and walked through the process by Dara, who was so friendly and considerate. We narrowed down the styles I liked best and tried on a good number of items. Different bodices and different skirts to get a good idea, and a few tricks to try to imagine the different types of alterations that could be made. I really liked that they can build the gown for you, to fit, with room for flexibility- couture. After 90 mins I was very happy with what I had tried on and had a better sense of what I was comfortable in and what I was looking for. Dara understood what I was looking for, knew the collection very well, and offered great suggestions. I wasn't entirely sold then and there since it's kind of a big decision! She emailed to follow up and also emailed when they had a sample that I might be interested in, as well as new gowns from CH's new line that I might be interested in. She booked me for an appt the next day, for 1 hr, where I tried on the sample and re-tried a few others. I ended up buying the sample, it was a great deal in perfect condition. I would recommend visiting the NYC showroom to anyone looking, and would love to return in the future!Sent on 11/01/2020
Julia W. · Married on 11/02/2020
Wonderful place to get that dress!
Carol Hannah was the second place I went dress shopping. I tried on maybe 10 dresses my first visit there, all of which somehow fit exactly what I wanted while being incredibly difficult. I waffled and waffled and came back to re-try dresses and start over. Nhi and the team were incredibly patient and supportive, but were never pushy. I knew that if I were going to spend months coming in for fittings, this is where I wanted to do it, and I was delighted to find a dress that really worked for me. I ended up also getting the bulk of my accessories there as well - a beautiful belt and a hair piece that I truly adored. I highly recommend this experience and the dresses that come as a result!Sent on 05/02/2019
Carol Hannah's creations are ethereal, imaginative and nothing short of poetic. She is a wonderful person to work, down to earth and incredibly creative --- highly highly recommended!