Better Business Bureau

BBB report for Darius Cordell

Many consumers are shopping on line today to purchase all sorts of merchandise.  There are also many consumers posting questionable reviews of companies anonymously online.  Sometimes it can be made by a competitor.  And sometimes the person making the review did not even purchase a product from the company.  So how does one really know the truth.  There are several different ways to check out a company that you want to do business with.

One way is reviewing the companies Better Business Bureau report.  They do not allow for anonymous claims.  The BBB can provide some basic general information about what other (verifiable) consumers are saying about the company.  You can see our BBB report by clicking here.

A consumer can also go to the Federal Trade Commission to see if they are working a case on any company.  Usually for the FTC to be involved that would mean that the company has had many incidences where a consumer has made a valid complaint.

Another third party source would be the Attorney General of the state where the business resides.  If the company has been practicing any shady business tactics the AG for their state would have received an official complaint.  And if it were deemed bad enough they would have filed a case against the company.

These are just a few of the main ways a consumer can check with a 3rd party institution regarding a business.  Instead of believing what anonymous people (or competitors) may write on a blog or across the internet a consumer should do their due diligence.  Also purchasing with a credit card instead of paying by cash or check also gives a consumer far more protection just in case anything goes wrong with the order.  

New Pageant Gowns added to the Catalog Collection

New Darius Cordell Pageant Gowns

New Pageant Gowns

Darius Cordell has added an excited new collection of pageant gowns to the already extensive collection.  As normal all of the designs featured can be made with any changes.  All color combinations are also available.  the pricing for our made to order garments is quite reasonable.  To get more information on new pageant gowns from Darius Cordell please email us directly at

What are your price ranges for your Custom Dresses?

darius cordell prices

Have you ever just wondered can I actually afford a Darius Cordell dress?  Most would be surprised that our prices are actually quite reasonable for what you get.  Our made to order garments start at $500 and go up from there.  Sometimes we might possibly have an in-stock garment that has been reduced that could be less but the chances of that are very rare.

The majority of our clients right now are inquiring about replica wedding dresses or totally custom designs.  This is of course where the pricing can easy and quickly increase.  Most replica dresses begin at around $1000 and increase from that point.

A general rule of thumb for Darius Cordell prices on his made to order garments is the more embellished or intricate the design the higher the cost.  Most items that have no embellishment and is an easy or simple cut will be closer to the five hundred price range.

For more accurate estimates please email us a picture of the dress you are considering.  you can also email us the website link.  We will then get back with you with our lowest and best possible pricing for you.

You can email us directly at



Cocktail Length Mother of the Bride Attire

pink colour of the groom dress

Mother of the Bride

We have added several new dress design options for mothers of the bridal party.  Shown here are the most recent mother of the bride dresses that were added to the collection.  As normal with any Darius Cordell garment, you are more than welcome to make any change you need to the design.  Most of these evening wear pieces you will see are short cocktail dress length.  It is not an issue to make these formal dresses into a tea length or all the way down to the floor. For more information about custom mother of the bride dresses please contact us directly.

New Beach Wedding Dresses added to the Collection

organza bridal gowns

Beach Wedding Dresses

Recently we have added new bridal designs to one of our collections.  Typically these are called beach wedding dresses as they lend themselves to an outdoor setting.  All of these magnificent works of art feature a flowing and breathable fabric. Designs like these are great for any bride considering an outdoor ceremony. Several of the designs have a feature on the back of the wedding dress.  Each one of these lovely pieces can be made in any size or measurement that is necessary to make the garment work for you. If you want to make substitutions or additions to either of them just let us know.  Pricing is available upon request.


Production photos from one of our designs

Darius Cordell style #C2015-mjls in production

The process of making a made to order garment involves many steps and procedures.

A bride asked us to make a less expensive replica of this dress.Here is an image of our designs we were making while it was in production.  The style #is C2015-mjls.  This image was used with one of our clients to show the progression of our custom design we were making that was inspired by a haute couture design.

Darius Cordell style #C2015-mjls in production

Darius Cordell style #C2015-mjls in production

And here is an image of the original the bride wanted us to use as inspiration for her custom dress.  And our design is to the right.

Replica of Inbal Dror

We can make any type of custom wedding dress for you and use any image you have as inspiration.  Just email us your ideas so we can get pricing together for you.

You can see more images of the finished product of style #C2015-mjls by clicking here.

New Plus Size Wedding Dresses added to the Collection

Loose Long Sleeve Wedding Dress for Plus Size Brides

We try our best to make sure we accommodate all sizes of brides. This is why we have added over thirty new unique styles to our bridal collection for the more fuller figured bride with curves.  You will find long sleeve design as well as flattering empire waist creations. As with all garments produced by us we allow for any change to be made to the design.  So if you like a style but want to add a sleeve or change the neckline it is not a problem.

In addition to being able to put your preferences together in a sketch we can also recreate any plus size bridal gown from a photo.  So if your dream dress is out of your price range.  Or if it is discontinued just email us a picture.  We will then provide you with the best possible estimate we can on what we think it would cost to replicate that wedding dress for you.

You can see some of the new designs by clicking here.  They are also embedded in this post.  We hope to hear from you soon.


Plus Size Bridal Gowns – Should you purchase yours off the rack or off the internet?

cheap off the rack wedding dresses

Finding the perfect plus size bridal gowns is not an easy task. This is especially true for people who are not the traditional sample size. Consumers searching for plus size wedding dresses normally have a harder time. The reason for that is simple. Most bridal salons and retail shops do not stock a ton of plus size dresses fore the fuller figured bride to choose from. Therefore they will have to start to look into alternative methods to find their perfect bridal gown.


One of the first places brides go to look for a gown is a bridal store. This is of course normal and is expected. However for a plus sized woman one of the first places they will turn to is the internet. Due to the fact most shops do not cater to plus sizes these women know upfront the odds of seeing what they want in person (in their size) are very slim. But there is nothing wrong with narrowing your choices via the online stores shown on the internet. This could actually prove to be quite beneficial to the larger bride. You can narrow your choices and cut to the chase so to speak.

There are tons of plus size wedding gowns shown on the internet for a bride to choose from. Most full figured brides prefer to not have their dress accentuate their hips or their arms. So many of them are a-line or have long sleeves. You will also normally find that these types of designs have an open neckline that will feature the fuller bust line.

One clear advantage to shopping online for plus size gowns is you can probably also get an incredible deal. Normally designer dresses at a salon will carry a higher price tag – especially when you have them made in your size.  The store has over head with employees, vendors and storefront rent. An online shop does not have these things necessarily so the pricing can be much less.

One of the differences can be rather or not you opt for a totally custom plus size wedding gown.  That changes things just a bit.  For example you can have a custom (or customized) item made for you from an online vendor (as well as from the salon).  Both will probably be costly.  Whereas if you purchase a salesman sample off the rack as shown without any changes or sizing your pricing may actually be less than if you tried to purchase one on line.  The sample may have been tried on several times and have the normal wear and tear.  therefore the owners will drastically reduce that piece from the sale rack.

No matter which way a plus size bride decides to go she should still be consumer savvy before committing to the purchase.  Research all your options.  Make sure to pay with a credit card just in case there are any issues.  And lastly be sure to stay true to what you like and your preferences.  Don’t settle because what you want is hard to find.   If you do your research you will surely find what you want (or someone to make it for you) in your price range and special just for you.  Just like we do here at Darius Cordell Fashion Ltd.