Do you have a store/showroom in Auckland?
We are now offering private viewings in Auckland and no longer have our physical store. We wanted to offer an exciting experience for our customers
What to expect with your private viewing
- 1 hour with our trained stylists to view our entire collection
- A chance to touch and feel our dresses and view our full fabric colour chart
- The chance for all your bridesmaids to view each style and find their perfect size
Please book a viewing via the 'Private Viewing' tab on the home page
Do I need to make an appointment to view your range?
There is no appointment necessary to visit our Mount Maunganui showroom, you can pop into the store at anytime during store opening hours to view the range and try on the sample range
SAMPLE DRESSES – Can I order sample dresses?
YES! You can order therm from our website, its very simple
1 - order dresses online through our sample dress option
2 - dresses will get sent to you to try
3 - you have 7 days to try the dresses then please return
4 - when we receive the dresses back you will be issued a credit towards your final order or a full refund depending on your personal choice
5 - If your bridesmaids would like to be sent more than one sample, this is no problem we will refund the extra samples once returned
If the style and size you want is saying 'sold out' please contact us directly via email or phone as we may have additional sizes samples that are not in our stock levels
Do I send you my measurements?
No - all of our dresses “Made to Order" not “Custom Made” meaning all our dresses are made for you from stock sizes patterns that we do not make any alterations too. We offer our made to order collection in sizes 6 - 20 (size 22 in some styles)
Can you send me the dress measurements?
Our dresses are extremely true to New Zealand & International sizing and we strongly recommend you order your size based of the size you would normally be in your home country rather than going off pattern measurements. For example, if you are usually a size 10 in dresses, we suggest you order a size 10 from our range (based off New Zealand sizes)
In the past we have sent the measurements to customers and they have measured themselves incorrectly and ordered the wrong size. If you do want the measurements, we can provide them to you however we do advise against it
Can you alter the pattern, ie make the straps thicker or the dress shorter?
No - We do not offer the option to alter any of our patterns, however If alterations need to be made you will can easily do this with a local tailor at your own cost
We suggest ordering additional fabric with your order
Can I order fabric or extra fabric?
Yes you can - we strongly suggest you order 1-2 meters as a form of "insurance" if any alterations need to be made
The minimum order of fabric is 1 meter @ $30 NZD per meter for Fujet Crepe - Matte or Fujet Crepe - Satin @ $40 NZD per meter and the fabric width is 110cm
Please order fabric at the same time as your dresses to ensure it is from the same colour batch
Are your dresses lined?
Yes - Some style are, please refer to the description of each style on the website
Most of the styles that are not lined can have lining added for an additional charge, however the lining may effect the fit and drape of the style you choose. Occasionally a better option is to wear a slip underneath
If you would like to have lining added to your dresses please contact email@example.com or phone our office on +64 7 572 2410 to enquirer about this prior to placing your order
Can I wear normal underwear with your dresses?
We suggest you wear a strapless bra and seamless underwear style of choice
The lighter the colour of dress the more transparent they can be (if not lined) so nude underwear may be required or you may need to purchase a nude slip dependant on your own personal choice and comfort
What are the payment arrangements
All orders must be paid in full at the time of ordering
The following payment methods through our secure, online checkout system:
- Direct Bank Transfer
- Payby laybuy
- Bank Deposit
American and Canadian customers - we have experienced issues using credit cards on our site. If the payment is declining please contact us directly and we can manually process your payment
What fabric are the dresses made out of?
Our bridesmaids collection is made from Rayon or Viscose - both are natural fibres that drape beautifully and are very breathable
Do your dresses shrink?
No - All of our fabric is pre-washed and pre-shrunk prior to cutting and sewing to avoid this ever happening
Is the matte fabric better than the satin?
Both fabrics are made from natural fibres providing fantastic drape and breathability, the choice of what fabric you goes for is down to personal preference for look and colour. We have found the satin weave is slightly more restrictive than the Matte weave and if you are in between sizes we do suggest sizing up in the satin
Does the silk fabric build static & show lumps and bumps?
No - because both fabrics are made from natural fibres this allows the satin fabric to drape beautifully to the body
Do your dresses crease? If so, how do you get the creases out?
Natural fibres tend to crease more than synthetic however if you give them a good steam or a press before the girls wear them this will reduce the issues
All our dresses are pressed with an iron before leaving our factory. Because we only use natural fibres, when your dresses arrive they may be slightly creased due to transportation, however all our dresses can be ironed on a cool setting
Can I steam my bridesmaids dresses?
A cool iron is preferred over steaming as sometimes steamers can leave water marks, however a steamer is fine if you are careful of this
Can you make a custom colour?
Yes we can – this process takes 8 weeks longer and cost an additional $100
Fabric Samples - Can I get these?
Yes you can purchase fabric swatches in either Fujet Crepe - Matte or Fujet Crepe - Satin for the cost of $15 NZD for up to 5 colours. You can purchase the sample fabric from our website
What sizes do you make?
We make standard sizes from size 6 – 20 (size 22 in selected styles) in all styles (NZ, UK,Aus) See size conversion chart for other countries
If your bridesmaids is outside size bracket we can supply you with additional fabric so you can make a dress locally out of the same fabric/colour batch
Is it possible to return and change sizes if the sizes I receive do not fit?
No - As the dresses are made especially for each bridesmaid order we cannot exchange or refund if the size you have ordered does not fit
We strongly suggest you order additional fabric so if any alterations are needed to be made you have extra fabric available
I do not know what size I am to order?
If you are not 100% confident of what size to order we strongly suggest you order the size up and then it is much easier to make any alterations needed to ensure the dresses fit your bridesmaids perfectly
Do you sell your bridesmaids dresses internationally?
Yes - We have regular international orders. Please refer to our shipping info
I am overseas, do you do over the phone or zoom consultations?
Yes - If you cant make it one of our stores or you are an international customer, enjoy a viewing from your living room
Viewings will be conducted over Zoom, from our showroom in New Zealand. You can book these via the link below or through the homepage of our website via virtual viewings
For a phone consultations please call our beautiful stylists in our New Zealand showroom on +64 7 572 2410
I have a bridesmaid that is pregnant?
This happens alot and we have many styles that suit pregnant bridesmaids. We suggest ordering 1 - 2 sizes bigger and ordering additional fabric
The styles we suggest for pregnant bridesmaids are:
-Drawstring Dress 500-0023
-Last Kiss Dress 500-0656
- Feels Dress 500-0336
- All That Matters Dress 500-0340
Do I need to order all my bridesmaid dresses at the same time?
YES - It is best to place one order for all dresses to ensure all dresses are made from the same colour batch otherwise there can be up to a 10% variance in colour between batches as this is a hand dyed process
We do keep a record of the colour batch that your order was made from so if you need to order an additional dress we can match as best as possible
Do you have stock available in your Mt Maunganui store / showroom?
Our collection is made to order meaning when you place your order, then the production process starts.
We do make occasionally have a bridesmaids style for sale in our store collection or samples for sale. Please contact directly if you would like to know what we have in stock. styles and sizes will vary from day to day depending on what gets sold
What styles do you recommend for curvy bridesmaids?
We always recommend to dress for your body shape and accentuate what you do have (these styles are a suggestion only)
- Roxanne Dress
- Sunset or Sunrise Maxi Dress
- Friday Wrap Dress
- Lasting Love Dress
- Money Never Lies Dress
Do I pay duties and taxes?
Please refer to our shipping info https://evolutionbridesmaids.com/pages/shipping-info and terms and conditions
How long will my order take to make?
Please allow 8 - 14 weeks. Express orders can be processed faster than this timeframe for an additional fee
What if my order is needed sooner than your delivery time frame or urgently?
Any orders that are required sooner than our regular delivery timeframe will be required to pay an additional 'express fee' of $100 NZD per order. If you would like to look at this option, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone our office on +64 7 572 2410 to confirm we are able to meet your delivery dates prior to placing your order.
To add 'express shipping' to your cart (after you get in contact with us) use this link https://evolutionbridesmaids.com/products/express-shipping
Can you make ties for the men in the same fabric & colour as my bridesmaid dresses?
Yes you can get these made, however we do not produce them - we can supply the fabric so that you can take it to a local company in your town
We suggest you order 40cm of fabric per tie (minimum order of fabric is 1 meter). Please try and order the fabric at the same time as ordering your dresses otherwise there can be a colour variation between batches
Do the colours look different on my computer screen to real life?
Every effort has been made to ensure that the product colours shown on the website/internet are as close as possible to the actual colours. However different computer screens may show slight variations and we can not accept refunds or exchanges if you feel the colour you receive is different to the colour you saw on your computer or device.
To avoid this issue, we suggest you purchase a colour sample prior to placing your final order
What size does your model wear on the website?
We always photograph our model wearing a size 8
Are the colours true on the real wedding's you post on your social media pages?
All the images that get sent to us from brides have already been edited by the photographer that took the images and the colour may not be true. We would suggest if you see a colour you like from one of our "real wedding" photos that you order fabric samples from us before placing your order
Where are your dresses made?
All our clothing is designed in New Zealand and made in Indonesia by an amazing talented skilled team - please refer to our about us & ethical conditions for more information
Do you offer discount for bulk orders?
Sorry, we do not offer any discounts on our 'Made To Order' collection as we have already kept our prices as competitive as possible for you
Do you rent your dresses?
No - this is something that we don't do intentionally so it gives you, the customer, the first opportunity to sell or rent the your dress/dresses out and to get the most use out of your dress
My bridesmaid is planning to lose weight, should she buy a smaller dress?Weddings are a fantastic motivation for anyone to lose weight, we do however suggest to order in you BM’s actual size. That way if she does lose weight you can take the dress to a company that specializes in alterations closer to the wedding date to get it altered to fit her perfectly
How many meters fabric do you recommend to make a dress with a local tailor?
We would suggest a minimum of 3 meters however it might be best to check with the dress maker who would make it for you first