"I felt encouraged to really be the best me that I could be".
"I had a wonderful time working with the crew at Christella's. They were so knowledgeable, sincere, and took the time to get to know me and what I was about. I felt encouraged to really be the best me that I could be. I learned a lot about what colors, dress shapes, and even fabrics looked best on my body type. I felt taken care of by the staff. They went out of their way to talk me through a lot of different gowns and help me pick "the one." They are experts at tailoring as well. My dress fit like a glove and made me feel pretty smashing! I have loved the relationship I have developed with every member of the staff. Everyone is top notch at Christella's!":)
Tara Arnold, Mrs. Oregon America 2013
"Christella's wanted me to be thrilled with what I found or they didn't want me to take it home!"
"Christella's has certainly been a friend to this Miss Washington 2012! With SO much wardrobe needed, I truly cannot put enough emphasis on how helpful Michelle and her team were in finding some final fabulous pieces I needed for my stay in Las Vegas for the Miss America competition. I am so grateful for her willingness to support my journey and to ensure I was in wardrobe that I loved. You know that feeling you get when you are in a store and the salesperson just wants you to buy something? Well, that's not how Christella's worked for me. Christella's wanted me to be thrilled with what I found or they didn't want me to take it home! That is a rare quality! They are the premier pageant store in the northwest for a reason! They ROCK!"
Top 10 Finalist at Miss America
Miss Washington 2012
"Thank you Christella's!"
I needed to find a gown for the night of my crowning, and I wanted to go somewhere where they had a big selection of dresses. Right then, I knew that I had to go to Christella's Wonderful World of Dresses. I got there and everyone was extremely friendly! They asked me what I was looking for and they knew exactly what options to give me. They really helped me find a great gown! They made sure that the fit was perfect, and made a couple alterations to make sure it fit my body perfectly. I had a great experience and I would definitely recommend Christella's to any girl who is looking for a prom dress, pageant gown, or even simply a great standout cocktail birthday dress! Thank you Christella's!
"I tell all my friends who need dresses they've GOT to go to Christella's Wonderful World of Dresses :-)"
"I love Christella's Wonderful World of Dresses! I found Christella's last year when I was preparing for the Miss Oregon Scholarship Pageant and I was AMAZED by the huge selection of dresses! Michelle and her staff were so patient as I tried on gown after gown until we found' The One'. Michelle treats me like family every time I stop by to say hi and I just love my white gown and pink cocktail dress. I tell all my friends who need dresses they've GOT to go to Christella's Wonderful World of Dresses :-)"
Top 10 Finalist, Miss Oregon Outstanding Teen Pageant 2012
"The level of service far exceeded all my expectations..."
"I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you and share how impressed I was with yourself and the staff at Christella's Wonderful World of Dresses. It truly was an experience to remember!
Christella's was my first stop as a newcomer into the pageant world. From beginning to end I was treated with outstanding attentiveness and courtesy. I was able to ask questions regarding styles and fit to find the perfect dress for the Mrs. Oregon International Pageant. That day my Mom was able to attend and her included participation by your staff made my experience so much more. The level of service far exceeded all my expectations and your overall knowledge of the pageant world was outstanding. I could not have asked for a better introduction to my upcoming journey."
Michelle I. Damon
"Michelle at Christella's has been nothing short of wonderful!"
"Michelle at Christella's has been nothing short of wonderful! I felt incredibly welcomed and genuinely cared for the moment I walked through the door. Michelle took the time to discuss each wardrobe piece I tried on and I left feeling like Miss America! Her staff was helpful, patient, and as a whole, have truly been a pleasure to work with. Thank you, Michelle!"
Miss Nevada America 2012
"Christella's is a fabulous place to purchase a dress for any event--Prom, Homecoming, Winter Formal--they have it all"
"Christella's is a fabulous place to purchase a dress for any event--Prom, Homecoming, Winter Formal--they have it all. All shapes, sizes, heights, hair color...they offer a hug selection. From my personal experience, working with the owner, Michelle, and other employees has been a joy. I was in their Fall Fashion Show and am in the upcoming Prom show. Not only is there a diverse selection of dresses, the staff understands that every girl is unique is her body shape and style and the employees really do respect that. Along with that very idea, Christella's attempts to instill in every customer a feeling of beauty when she wears the dress she has been dreaming of. Feeling like the prettiest girl in the room only brings confidence to your personality and it is exuberated through your night. Let Christella's be the place you find your next dress for any outing--the experience of purchasing the right dress only foreshadows the night you will have in it. Christella's WWD is not like any other dress shop in Portland. It has a rich vibe of committed customers with love and care. Chances are that you will not only go to Christella's in order to purchase a gown, but you will become part of the Christella's family".
Committed Christella's Customer!
"I was Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen 2012 and the gown that I got from Christella's was perfect for the Washington state pageant."
"The second that we arrived at Christella's Wonderful World of Dresses - we knew that this would be something different... My best friend Kathleen, was with me and we drove all the way from Spokane (over 5 hours) for our appointment. The owner of the store, Michelle, was there to greet us, she knew exactly who we were when we walked through the door and welcomed us like old friends!
The dress selection was HUGE and at first I wondered how we could possibly find our perfect dresses, but the Christella's staff had already pulled a selection of dresses in our sizes that fir our requirements. We were extremely pleased with the selections that were pulled for us to try on.
I was Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen 2012 and the gown that I got from Christella's was perfect for the Washington state pageant. I did the best I ever had and placed in the top ten! I know that I did so well because I felt beautiful and confident in my beautiful, flowing gown from Christella's. IT WAS DEFINITELY WORTH THE DRIVE FROM SPOKANE!!!! It really was a great experience and I wish that I lived closer to Portland... You are awesome !!!!"
Julia Jean Brown
Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen 2012