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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.


Shop every gown in our current and past collections.


We offer:

-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 customizations


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).



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 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 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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,999
$4,000 - $6,499
$6,500 - $7,999

How do you price dress alterations?

Flat Fee

Who do you provide services for?

Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Full Customization
Sample Sales
Trunk Shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Hair Accessories
Plus Size Gowns

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

Final Sales
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Natalie A. Married on 01/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Service with a Jaw Dropping dress

I've been a huge fan of Carol Hannah's bridal dresses and if it wasn't for their magnificent staff I would have never found my dream dress. THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES! YOU ROCK!!
Jessi Married on 10/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful dresses! Amazing customer service!

I had the best experience at Carol Hannah from start to finish. Out of all the places I looked for dresses, both boutiques and designers, Carol Hannah felt the most welcoming without any pressure and had the most unique dresses that fit my style. The NYC studio is beautiful and open. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. I didn't feel pressure to place an order upon my first visit and returned for a 2nd time to try on again 2 dresses that I was considering. Carol Hannah, herself, even showed me different ways one of the dresses could be bustled! Once I placed my order for 2 dresses (welcome party and wedding day), they were very helpful in reaching out to schedule fittings and accommodating when I needed to reschedule at the last minute. I was never rushed during either of my shopping trips or any fittings. Overall, the fittings went smoothly and both dresses turned out exactly as I hoped. I felt beautiful and comfortable in both dresses throughout my wedding weekend. I would highly recommend Carol Hannah.
Emily S. Married on 10/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

My Dream Dress, My Dream Experience

Even before my husband and I got engaged, I was pretty convinced I wanted a dress made by Carol Hannah. I loved how unique the dresses were, how organic. They were works of art, and I love that they were custom built. When we got engaged in March 2022, I immediately made an appointment, but I didn’t know what to expect. My friends who had gotten married had all been dress shopping at multiple stores, and I didn’t know if I would find the perfect dress. We were planning on an accelerated timeline (6 months!).

My first appointment at Carol Hannah was a dream! The employees were incredible, and I had the whole place to myself to try on dresses. The dress I originally had in mind wasn’t quite flattering on me, and then my mother-in-law pointed out a dress that I hadn’t seen before. It was incredible, sculptural, flattering. It combined linen and organza in a really unique way. I knew it was the one! I didn’t feel rushed at all, and trying on each dress was a completely unique experience. I’m a mid-size bride, and never at one moment did I feel anything other than 100% amazing about my body. This is a body positive space.

My dress was chosen, and then they built a custom version according to my measurements. I know they cater to a lot of brides, but the staff at Carol Hannah always made me feel so special and like they were invested in my big day. Email reminders were helpful and answered all of my questions. The fittings were fun, and I was even able to have one with Carol herself! I requested a few minor alterations and they were happy to adjust the dress slightly and help me choose accessories. The studio itself is relaxing, airy, beautiful. Please do yourself the favor of trying this business. It takes all the stress out of choosing and buying your wedding dress, and you end up with something totally unique to you.
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