Chennai - 600086
What you see - Trousseau is a western bridal couture and evening wear store for women, located next to Stella Maris College on Cathedral road in Chennai. It is a specialty store for all western wedding wear needs. Approximately 1,000 square feet in size, the store has a wood finish and is very spacious. All the products in the store are set up for display.
What you get – No western style wedding is complete without that perfect white dress and Trousseau is possibly one of the best places in Chennai to get that. The boutique has a variety of wedding gowns for all sizes. Their gowns are imported from European countries. Be it silk, satin, net or taffeta, each bridal dress is a unique piece made by the finest of European fabrics and adorned with sequins, crystals and stones. The entire collection is hung on display making it convenient for the customer to browse and pick.There are some traditional designs available for conservative brides but most of the collection has modern cuts and patterns including halter necklines and strapless gowns. Alterations are done at the store with promising fits though no custom designs. The price range of the wedding gowns is between Rs.17, 000 and Rs. 24,000.
Apart from bridal couture, Trousseau has evening wear, also sourced from European countries. Long fancy gowns and short dresses in satin, net and velvet are available at the store. These are priced steeply, starting at Rs. 4,000.
Other wedding accessories at Trousseau include exquisite satin shoes for brides in shades of cream, white, peach and gold priced upwards of Rs.1,800, delicate satin clutches in rich wedding colors, tiaras for the bride, wedding jewellery (imitation) to go with their evening wear collection (Rs. 800 and more) and traditional wedding gloves for brides in lace, satin and velvet.
Our verdict – Trousseau’s collection is unique. In fact, it is one of the very few stores to retail ready-made wedding gowns in Chennai and is highly recommended for its wedding gowns, shoes and clutches. The pricing for the evening wear collection is quite steep. Shoes are available in only sizes 6, 7 and 8. A trial room is available. Customer service is good. There is car parking for up to three cars in the complex.
Anytime between - 10.30 AM – 8.30 PM (Closed on Sundays)
By Amrita Samant