Dear New Friends,
In all of my 76 years of shopping, I have never had such a painless experience as I had with you all on Thursday last. I usually hate "having to shop".
Your store is lovely and your staff is priceless. I don't think I was even there an hour. Thanks to delightful sales counselor, Lena, I am a happy GMOG, and Dante finished my shopping spree with just the right jewelry. I am ready from head to toe.
In Sincere Appreciation,
To T. Carolyn and my specail consultant Inez.
I received many complements on my dress. T. Carolyn always comes through for me! My third dress purchased from here.
Before and Now Rosalva & Alberto. 50th Wedding Anniversary March 2013
Barbara, The two beautiful Damianou dresses for my mother arrived while we were on vacation, so I'm just now getting back with you. The dresses are wonderful and my mother is so happy.
Thanks for everything you did, from advising, to ordering to shipping.....all the way to Kuwait. I look forward to doing business with you again.
I received the dress this morning, they delivered to the front door.
Of course I tried it on right away, love everything about it color, style
With v neckline, layers are very flattering the crystals add to the elegance of the dress.
The only thing I need to do is have it taken up a bit from the bottom
Which I can get done here. The undergarment was perfect too.
My husband really liked it and I think he is relieved that I have a dress for the wedding.
Thank you for your professionalism from the time I spoke to you, your constant reassuring
communications to the prompt delivery in Guam. I will do business with you in future and recommend you.
I will send a photo after the wedding in May.
Glad I got it now because looks like my move is taking place end of March, so this is
one less worry, peace of mind .
Dear Terri, Barbara, and Margaret
I can never thank you enough for finding me the perfect dress for my son's wedding. His wedding was a very large event and I wanted to look my best. The large Afghan family he married in to is filled with beautiful women, all of whom wore gorgeous dresses and jewelry to the wedding reception. That night I felt glorious knowing that my dress and jewelry measured up to the pageantry of the event. All of my family said I never looked better. Special thanks go to Margaret, who selected this dress for me to try on first. She knew it was "my dress". This night was one of the happiest in my life and wearing this dress contributed mightily to my joy.
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Dress & Attire
FABULOUS! I couldn't believe that I found the perfect dress with the perfect fit in this store. Every color you can imagine, huge variety of styles and fabrics. There were so many I had a hard time deciding after going many places, they had it all....definite find, will remember and recommend this store many, many times. Lovely store, helpful staff...made my daughter's wedding more enjoyable for me by being happy with the beautiful dress I was wearing...thank you T Carolyn. Linda B
Message: Margaret J. Stewart: I was looking for a dress for the military ball on 19 May. You handed me a dress that I would NEVER have chosen, wouldn't have looked at...rather retro, Bogert and Bacall. The dress was perfect and compliments were flowing like wine! Although late the "thank you" is heartfelt. Hope to see you again soon. Carolyn A.
Thank you for all your help for my friend, Anne. In finding the perfect outfit for her son’s wedding. Also, for letting me show the wedding album from my son and daughter-in-laws’ wedding. Sorry it has taken me so long in getting some pictures to you of my dress.
Thank you again for helping me find the beautiful dress I wore back in April. So many compliments and happy to tell any up coming mothers of children getting married where to go and find the perfect dress.
Lee Mitchell, dressed by T Carolyn (Dress, foundation and jewelry) for being presented a 2012 Ovation Award from The Houston Grand Opera.
The dress that Margaret helped me purchase for my son's wedding at the Don Strange Ranch in Welfare, TX, received rave reviews....and was very "danceable" (when my son and I broke into a jazzy medley). See attached pictures. Can't thank you gals enough!!! I'll be sending my friends your way! Kathryn
T. Carolyn congratulates Pamela Bunch for being chosen to represent the Women's Business Forum as their "Woman of Excellence" .
She was honored at the annual Gala. Pamela chose a gown from T. Carolyn for the event.
I was in T. Carolyn's a couple of weeks ago looking for a "mother of the bride dress" outfit. I want to thank you again for your help. What a joy to have someone help you and make the outfit perfect. Having 1-1 help made my shopping so much fun! and not stressfull at all. :)
After purchasing the purple coctail pants - shell & jacket, you recommended your sweet lady to alter it. She had it ready the next day so I did not have to return to Houston later. Living in Seguin that was great.
Now I am all set for the October wedding & will be so comfortable & beautiful - thanks to your ideas & help. I love the jewelry too. My daughter is so proud of me!
as seen on yahoo.com
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE from the time we walked in the door! Margaret greeted us with a huge smile and directed my husband and I to appropriate Mother of the Bride dresses after I gave her a quick synopsis of what I was looking for. She made some suggestions and I was off to the fitting room where she was available with her tremendous help. What a jewel salesperson and the rest of the staff are there with their suggestions regarding jewelry, shoes, purses, etc. but not unless you want it so they are not at all annoying by any means. One review here says she felt like Cinderella and that is the perfect description of the way they have you feeling at T Carolyn! I absolutely LOVE this store and can't wait to go back. We live in Clear Lake so it was a drive and, unfortunately, we left it for a last resort after checking out department stores, boutiques and The Galleria. I will never waste my time again looking for an elegant dress and/or gown again! I am heading straight to T Carolyn's and sending all my friends there as well! The prices are fantastic and they make the dresses affordable so if you need alterations, you can easily fit those into your budget as well as still buy shoes and accessories, if necessary. This was an absolutely fantastic experience and we can't thank Margaret and the other fine ladies at T Carolyn enough for their help and expertise. Margaret is the sweetest, sweetest lady I have ever had the pleasure of helping me with dress choices. Her eye for elegance is awesome! I'm so thankful there's a store like this in Houston! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I'm looking forward to being part of our daughter's beautiful wedding, thanks to Margaret and T Carolyn!
as seen on yahoo.com
A must read before you buy from someone else online other than us.
Guardian Angels show up in the most unexpected places! Every Mother of the Bride needs one and I found mine at T. Carolyn Fashions when I met Barbara and Terrie, the owners. I had previously purchased my MOB dress from an online vendor. It appeared to be a perfect transaction including great customer service by a charming representative who answered all my 301 questions, ensured me that the dress would be perfect and said the shipment would be directly from the manufacturer. I placed the order with complete confidence. UPS delivered the package while I was out of town. The nightmare began when, returning home three days later, I tried on the dress. Right dress, right size on the label but when measured, the dress was much too small. The dress measurements DO NOT MATCH the manufacturer measurements for the dress. My immediate call to the seller has yet to be returned! Urgent trip to T. Carolyn Fashions, met Barbara and Terrie who were most helpful, sympathetic, dried my tears and explained that the manufacturer of this dress does not allow internet selling of their product unless an actual store exist. They measured my dress and said they have never seen a dress from this maker with the top being one size and the bottom being another. Terrie even contacted the maker to verify measurements and reported the problem with my dress. Bottom line, when that special dress needs to be perfect, DO NOT BUY via the INTERNET. Be safe, purchase your dress from a shop where you can try it on, look in the mirror, get up close and personal and have great customer service face to face. What small amount of money you save with internet shopping is not worth it. I now have two identical dresses, one fits perfectly! (The credit card bill will reflect my error in trying to save a buck). I purchased the second dress, which fits perfectly, from T. Carolyn Fashions and they even had the needed undergarments and beautiful jewerly to match. Every adjective for PERFECT can be used to describe shopping at T. Carolyn Fashions! If you can't find the perfect dress at T. Carolyn Fashions, you do not need it. For a special occasion, or to just feel special, this is "one stop shopping" at its finest! Thank you Barbara and Terrie for the dried tears, hugs, boost in my confidence and for establishing a LOCAL shop with the merchandise and staff to make each of us feel like Cinderella.
Barbara, I enjoyed visiting with you and Margaret yesterday. Both of you were very helpful and honest and did not say I needed to buy another gown. I came in with a gown I had purchased 13 years ago from T. Carolyn. I thought it still looked great and I can still fit in it. I chose this gown to wear to our daughter's wedding 13 years ago. It is a simple but elegant, classy gown.
You didn't try to sell me another gown. Thanks for being honest enough to tell me I certainly could wear it again and look good in it.
Thanks again for your honesty.
P.W., Houston, Tx.
As seen on Project Wedding
Awesome mother of the bride store. My mom got her dress here for her wedding, and so did my now mother-in-law. The ladies here are fabulous. They really know what they're doing. My mom found a fabulous dress that made her feel fabulous. She had looked at other places and just ended up getting frustrated. She should have come here first. Of course, some dresses seem a bit expensive, but I wouldn't let that deter you. My mom found a dress that worked for her and her budget. You just can't beat the service here!
Dear Barbara,Margaret and all your wonderful staff,
I cannot possible thank you enough for helping me pick the most Beautiful dress I have ever worn. All I did was go into your store with a color in mind-RED! And you did the rest-Margaret was perfect and right on for exactly what looked best on me. And your help didn't stop there....when I went home to Louisville,Kentucky and the Wedding grew closer I had questions about the dress and Barbara you were so kind and answered all my questions and eased my mind!
I had so many compliments about my beautiful gown and told everyone about T. Carolyns in Houston Texas and the website to go to. Are you sure you won't want to open a second store??
Again, many thanks for a day I will never forget...my daughter Cassandra's Wedding and the day I felt like a Queen!!!
Attached is me,my daughter ,my other daughter and my husband .
Much Love and Thanks, Mary A
Margaret, Greetings from your East Texas (Huntington) customer. When I walked into your beautiful shop I explained to you that I no longer knew how to "shop". With you by my side my inability did not matter.
I enjoyed you so much I can't thank you enough for a beautiful dress!
My warmest regards, T. W.
Dear Barbara and Terri,
Our son's wedding was this past weekend in Richardson and it was wonderful! The whole weekend was perfect! At the wedding I received so many compliments on my dress and since I have posted pictures on Facebook and e-mailed people who couldn't go to the wedding, everyone has said how beautiful my dress was. I tell all my friends who have yet to have their child go through this stage of their life that I will take them to T. Carolyn when their turn comes. Thank you again for all you did to fix my dress and make me another happy customer. It was worth it!
Barbara and all the gals at T carolyns, a massive thank you from Karen & Paddy from Ireland, you really helped make our big day wonderful, mum felt and looked a million dollars in her damianou number as you can see from the picture.
Cead mile thank yous from all of us for all your attention to detail and your help in winging my mother of the brides outfit all the way from america to Belfast ! A massive success and we had an amazingly beautiful day, wish we could do it all over again ! thanks again so much for all you guys help, will visit if ever your way ! xo
Wow! I got so many compliments at the wedding. The dress was so comfortable and it took 50 pounds off!
I felt wonderful!
It was worth it to drive an hour north north to find this dress. I hate shopping! I only tried on the one dress!
I walked in the door, had a short conversation with one of the girls and the perfect dress appeared. I tried it on and I knew there was no need to try on another!
The only question that I have is..... Would it be bad form to wear the same dress at all three of my children's weddings?
Loved the dress I bought at your store. The wedding was in the Berkshires, MA. The dress was a pleasure to wear. I look forward to using it on many more occasions.
I am attaching the one of me with my sister from the Uk... My outfit was a great hit...and I found the perfect accessories... You were so easy to deal with and had so many outfits I could have bought. I have recommended you to the world!
When the official photographer puts up the website there should be some there...well I hope there are!
It was a gorgeous wedding.
Hi Ladies- Wanted to show off my dress that I got from you all. All I got was complements!!! If you need to reach me call me . This wedding was for Janie B and Casey S in Sugar Land. You all dressed the mother of the bride and mother of the groom!!
Dennis and Ina Foster's 50th Wedding Anniversary
Held at the Holiday Inn Galleria,
(Also pictured are daughters Cheryl and Paula)
The Fosters are the owners of Caribbean Cuisine in Houston
known for wonderful Caribbean food and the finest
Jamaican patties in Houston
You and your store are a credit to the industry. You are awesome! Everything you promised you delivered! I had more compliments at the wedding last Saturday and everyone wanted to know where I got my dress. I told everyone to go straight to T. Carolyn and not waste time shopping any place else. Terrie was amazing! She knew exactly what dress would work for me and promised that it would arrive in time for the wedding…and it did.
There was a relative at the wedding who works for Vogue in New York and he raved about my dress. You see, you never know all the people who will be impressed at how well you’ve made your mothers look!
When I opened my “thank you” note, I felt I should be sending you the “thank you”.
I cannot thank you enough.
N.S. Kingwood, Tx.
Thank you so much for all your help in picking out my dress to wear to my niece's wedding. I got so many great complements on my dress at the wedding ceremony and reception. You have such a wide selection to choose from which made my task very easy. My sister and I went to all the local bridal stores and retail shops and could not find anything. So, we were so thankful and lucky to find your store.
Party honoring retirement after 32 years of service to the
Houston Independent School District.
Dear Barbara, Terrie, and most of all, Lena,
My son's, Long Island wedding was absolutely wonderful and a special thank you goes to your fabulous store for dressing me in what I would call "my best." On the day I walked into T.Carolyn's this March, I met Lena who graciously led me to some great dresses in your store. Wouldn't you know that the very first dress she showed me ended up being the dress I purchased? I remember Lena telling me that this was the dress for my skin tone, hair color, and body shape. At first I thought it was a little too fancy; however, after trying on many other dresses, I kept coming back to Lena's choice. My husband Jeff met me at the store on his lunch hour two weeks later and I modeled several different dresses for him. This was clearly his first choice as well as mine.
Our reception was held at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack, New York. There was lots of dancing all night long so I slipped off my bolero jacket and danced the night away. I received numerous compliments on my look, and I have to say that I truly owe it all to Lena and your store. You ladies really know your business. I truly appreciate all of your special customer service and attention to detail. Thank you so much.
CM, The Woodlands, Texas
Thank you so much for helping me select the perfect dress for my daughter's wedding, my son's wedding and lastly, the beautiful dress I will wear on our 40th anniversary. You are truly a delightful and gifted person when it comes to advising customers.
Thanks also for helping a friend of mine. She said she felt like a million bucks when she left your store with her purchases for an upcoming wedding. My cousin was also really excited about what you helped her pick out for her son's wedding.
I have had such a good experience with purchasing dresses at T.Carolyn Fashions. I never hesitate to recommend your store to anyone that I hear of that is in need of a dress for a special occasion. BN
I was one of the first 13 women to attend A&M in the summer of 1963 so that gives you a good idea of how old I am. This past weekend I was having coffee with one of the other "13" and I told her about my wonderful shopping experience in T. Carolyn last Friday and all about you, Barbara Tibbetts. I relived my experience as I told her that the dresses are beautiful, quality items and, in my opinion, quite reasonable. I told her that in all my year of acquiring clothing I had never had the pleasure of being in such a shop. A shop where quality dresses - chosen and displayed to perfection - satisfies the shoppers' optical senses s soon as she walks through the door. A shop where one instantly feels special and where a woman who dares to be over a size 4 and under 6 feet is transformed into a thing of beauty and is treated with utmost respect.
I became ill several years ago after my husband deserted me and went from 118 lbs to over 200 lbs in less than 5 months due to wrong medication. It was a horrible experience and has been a difficult adjustment but a blessing in the long run. However, the treatment of an overweight woman is deplorable in most places and most particularly up-scale shops such as T.Carolyn. We are generally greeted with a look of disdain and pity. I want to thank you for such a wonderful shopping experience, for your warmth, and for your attention to detail.
With Deep Regard,
CAS, Bryan, TX
Dearest T.Carolyn and Especially Lena,
There are no words to express my deep gratitude and thanks for all you did for me at the worst time ever!
Who would ever imagine the mother of the bride getting the same dress and then my having to leave out of town for an unexpected funeral that same day!
You made sure I was able to get another dress and it was the most beautiful dress I have ever put on my body!
Everyone stopped me and said how absolutely beautiful I looked that night. Of course, I was on cloud nine because our son was so happy. But thank you for helping me with the dress. I will always recommend you to all I know. You guys are great! Lena, thank you for letting me cry on your sweet shoulders!
Much love and gratitude, MT
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with the "mother of the bride" wedding gown. I have a difficult time finding a gown to fit my "twiggy" figure. This dress, a size 6, was altered to a size 2. It was perfect! Thanks so much.
Ironically, the groom's mother's dress was a T.Carolyn as well. Originally, I had seen this dress in a magazine, loved it, and was told by my daughter that her mother-in-law to be had her heart set on this dress. So I selected a different dress (it really did not matter to me).
I cannot believe how complimentary our gowns were to each other.
I have another daughter, I will be back!
Dear Barbara, Terrie and Gals:
Thank you ever so much for your excellent care and helpful encouragement as I prepared for my son's wedding. Not only did I purchase two fabulous dresses, but also I felt sincere kindness from all of you.
Being in Austin for four days, I was relaxed for every event. Knowing I'd selected beautiful dresses for both the rehearsal dinner and the evening gave me the freedom to enjoy friends and family all the more.
I will be back!!
TW, Spring, TX
Dear Terri and all at T.Carolyn,
Thank you so much for the wonderful shopping experience at T.Carolyn. Everyone (including the customers) made me feel great and confident that I had chosen the most perfect outfit for our daughter's wedding.
We had a wonderful time at the wedding on 4th February in Carbinsdale Castle, Scotland.
It was a beautiful sunny day and I was complimented many times on my outfit. The strange thing was, my daughtrer chose her dress lst summer in London and it was only 2 days before the wedding that we saw each other's dress. We could not believe how coordinated they were! Most of the guests thought that I had chosen my outfit to coordinate with the bride's dress.
I have enclosed some photos taken at the wedding, including the view - Carbinsdale Castle. It was a beautiful setting.
Many thanks again, with special mention to Margaret, who was most helpful. It was the happiest shopping experience that I have ever had!
M. F., Houston, Texas
Dear Everyone at T. Carolyn,
I just wanted to thank you so very much for dressing me from top to toe for my son's wedding in June. I felt absolutely wonderful in my outfit and received so many compliments! And let me tell you, with my ongoing 7-1/2 year cancer battle and losing my hair three different times, feeling like I looked nice at my son's wedding was a true gift to me.
I have recommended you to my friends many times since!
Thanks so much again.
Betsy P., Houston, TX
I hope you are doing well. As I promised, here is a snap of the wedding. What a glorious, perfect weekend of celebrations enjoyed by one and all. Margaret looked stunning in her dress and dad was beaming with pride. It was a very special day indeed filled with much laughter and naturally, a few tears of joy!
The happy couple have just returned from a Kenyan Safari and are settling into their new life together. Thanks once again Barbara, for all of your help and guidance.
Margaret loved the jewelry, too. I don't think she could have found a more perfect outfit for the occasion!
All the best to you,
Park Avenue, New York City
Greetings from Scotland
We are delighted to send you a full length photograph showing the beauty of the dress you provided. There were many compliments about the dress, which helped to make our Big Day a very Special one. The support of all, especially our families was absolutely superb and meant so much to us.
All in all we had a truly wonderful day, thanks to you. We offer you our warmest thanks for your co-operation.
Kind Regards.....M & D. W., Scotland
RE: Our wedding in Africa
Sorry it has taken me so long to send you the photo of our wedding.
I purchased my dress from you for our wedding, which took place at Chitabe Safari Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa.
The wedding was absolutely wonderful and the dress was just perfect for the surroundings and the occasion. It was a perfect fit - no alterations necessary!
Thanks so much for your help in selecting it for me.
All the best and kind regards, H.
Jamie - Bride
Betty Anne - Mother of the bride
Kalala Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Kahala, Oahu, Hawaii
An extraordinary event!
Terri and Barbara,
Thanks to T.Carolyn, I was in the perfect style as Mother of the Groom. I hope you'll enjoy the enclosed.
It was a gorgeous cathedral wedding in Seattle.
Can't tell you how lovely my dress was at our wedding. I received so many compliments on it. It was the perfect dress for a perfect day.
Dear Terrie, Barbara and the wonderful staff,
Thank you so much for everything you all did to get my dress here on time (even early).
You were all so kind and honest and I thoroughly enjoyed doing business with such fine people!
DH, Kemah, Tx.
Hola from Honduras! My dress arrived today. It fits, which I am so thankful for. I have a pair of ballet flats in the champagne color which I can wear with the dress on the beach and still walk, if the dress had been any longer at all I would need heels and they would never do in sand. Thank you for the great favor in finding me this dress, I really appreciate it. I wanted to thank you for helping me and to let you know that it is a blessing from the Lord because it is hard to get the right dress even when you can try them on in the store! As you know from your work, it usually takes several try-ons to find the one dress that fits flatteringly! Now that is one less worry for me as we prepare long distance for my daughter's wedding.
JH , Director, CEAD Christian Schools
Just wanted to say thank you for all you did. You guys are the BEST! Thanks for all your help. Happy Holidays!
ML The Woodlands, Tx.
Thank you so much for your expert help and advice on choosing the most wonderful dress for me for our son's wedding (in Canada). You made me feel and look like I was a princess!!
Many people commented and complimented me on this gorgeous creation and your name and website were willingly shared.
You have an absolute gift for helping women chose an outfit for one of their most important days and I sincerely thank you.
The Woodlands, Tx
Dear Barbara, Terrie and Staff:
I am writing you to let you know that I appreciate your taking the time to acknowledge my son's wedding which was held on June 26, 2004. Also, I have to let you know that I received so many compliments regarding my dress. As a matter of fact, I was even told that I was stunning (smile).
I have told everyone that has asked where your store is located. I just hope they have as much success with their gowns as I did with mine.
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