Daily Herald
Lake Zurich bridal shop reaches younger crowd
By Kim Mikus | Daily Herald Staff
Published: 9/9/2010 12:00 AM

Volle's Bridal, a family-owned boutique in Lake Zurich since 1971, is expanding its guest list of customers.

The established bridal shop is now targeting teenagers searching for homecoming and other high school dances. The shop, located on Old Rand Road in downtown Lake Zurich, now features more than 200 dresses for young girls looking for the perfect dress. A portion of the shop has been remodeled with a more trendy look for the younger customer.

"The idea to expand into the homecoming and prom dress market didn't come from us, but from our customers," said Deanna Dean, vice president of Volle's Bridal.

She added that teens expressed that they were frustrated when looking for formal dresses. Teenagers also said they didn't want to show up at the dance sporting the same dress as another student. The boutique offers a wider array of designers and dress lines than traditional retailers, she said.

"It was a natural move for us to want to help our customers and apply our decades of fashion expertise to the homecoming and prom market," Dean said.

This year, Dean said homecoming dress trends will feature the colors black and white, and pewter; while also favoring fitted styles and intricate beadwork. Dresses start at $79.

Designers currently featured at Volle's include: Alyce Designs, BG Haute, Blush, Dave and Johnny, Faviana, Flirt, Joli and Scala USA.

"High school years fly by and every girl wants the chance to look and feel her best for homecoming," said Dean. "The right dance experience begins with the right dress."