“Thank you so much everyone at Ann Balon for my fabulous outfit. I am from Dubai and attended Ascot with my husband. I had a wonderful day and I can’t tell you how many people stopped me to admire my dress and coat. I really did feel special!”

Al Anoud Marsh, Dubai, UAE

“I got many compliments when I went to receive my MBE! So comfortable to wear too.”

Liz Weir, MBE, UK

“I L❤️vE my Ann Balon three-piece Cafe au Lait outfit I wore to my son’s wedding in the mountains of Colorado. The entire “team” at Ann Balon couldn’t have been more helpful starting with Debra! It travelled exceptionally well from Boston, MA to Denver, CO then to the mountains without a wrinkle. The fabric and appliqué are stunning. I had so many compliments and felt very special. Thank you for helping me find and fit into this stunning outfit that I’m certain I will wear again, even with jeans!!!”

“Thank you Debra. I simply can’t say enough about the outfit and fabric itself, your expertise, the delivery…..it all couldn’t have been better 💕.”

Irene Kershaw, Boston, MA, USA

“Just thought I would send a pic of me in my beautiful outfit from Ann Balon. I bought this back in 2019 for my middle son’s wedding that sadly never happened due to Covid. My eldest son planned his wedding for May 2023 so I eventually got to wear it yesterday!

I felt a million dollars in my outfit and had many compliments.

Thanks again even though it didn’t get to be worn until 3 years after buying it ❤️”

Julie Oldham, UK

“I am over the 🌙 moon. Without a doubt… this is the one!!! X”

“I am absolutely buzzing today after receiving a stunning outfit (Pamela) recorded delivery.  Yesterday I called Debra and as expected from my previous purchase, received incredible service.  I purchased two outfits 3 years ago.  One for our eldest son’s wedding (Silver Esmeralda).  It was stunning and I had so many compliments, I felt a million dollars!!  In August our youngest son gets married so I didn’t hesitate to call Debra.  She is so infectious and informative, simply nothing is too much trouble for her.  After our last conversation at 3.15pm yesterday, by 10am my stunning new outfit including a very comfortable hat (on a head band) and matching bag were here ready to try on with two other outfits held in reserve in case this wasn’t the one.  One stop shop!!  As a larger lady I was absolutely dreading going shopping for a ‘Mum of the Groom’ outfit back in 2018.  From the moment I phoned her to the whole 1 to 1 appointment experience, I was made feel like a model and really special.  I cannot recommend Debra and the Ann Balon brand enough! 😊”

Julie Latham, UK

“Hi Debra, My Ann Balon outfit arrived an hour ago. I tried it on and I’m delighted with it! It certainly made my day.  It got the thumbs up from my daughters also and almost made the bride to be cry!  Thanks again for your help and great service. Regards, Mary Twohig”

“Hi Debra, Just a note to let you know that my Ann Balon outfit I bought last May was a bit hit at my daughter’s recent wedding. It felt very comfortable and I got lots of compliments! Thanks again.”

Mary Twohig, Dublin, Ireland

“Mum looked beautiful in her outfit and everyone was saying how amazing it was.

Jessica Azmy

“I hadn’t worn a dress in 30 years (used to be skinny!!) and googled “plus size mother of the groom/bride dresses” and a picture kept showing up – but it was on Pinterest and I couldn’t find the designer. After following every lead I could, I finally found the name Ann Balon on a link – and that was the one!!!  I contacted you and you kindly advised me and sent me a beautiful dress. Well, not only did it fit, but the color matched the color scheme of the wedding and it looked great and felt great – so that was the one I wore. I must have received over 100 comments on how beautiful my dress was and where did I buy it!!! And you do need to be selling in the US!!!”

Susan Bisanzo, USA

“The Wedding was incredible, I wanted to send you some photos and comments. My daughter looked stunning and I was humbled by how many people said how fantastic I looked. I always knew I wanted Ann Balon when my daughter got married and I was right ❤️ Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience and expertise.

Helen Powell

“I very recently wore my Mother Of The Groom outfit in Mallorca. It so incredibly flattering and really comfortable. Thank you for your help and assistance choosing the right suit.”

Celia Kelly

“Thank you Debbie and George and all at Ann Balon for my beautiful ‘Carla’ – it made me feel very special on such a perfect day! xx”

Anon, UK

“Thank you so much for supplying Diana with her beautiful outfit, which was much admired! Everyone said how fabulous it looked!”

John, Diana & Sarah, UK

“Greetings Debra!

Yes!  I was so delighted to receive the Ann Balon dress/ensemble on Monday, you and your dad created miracles in terms of your timeliness to get the package shipped to Sunny California so quickly, thank you, thank you! 

Today was the first window of time I was able to carve out (and not be rushed) to put the beautiful dress on and appreciate the brilliance of style, color, details.  Please know I am thrilled beyond words!  The Pamela style is absolutely lovely and utilitarian (the groom appreciates utilitarian items :)! 

I love the color and as apprehensive as I was about a fascinator (have affinity for wearing large hats) it is wonderful!  I had imagined it to simply be a headband with feathers.  Thank you also for the ideally matched clutch/purse! 

I will wear a necklace my daughter, Maressa Katharina, designed with beads and wire wrapping art, you may be able to see it in the pictures.  Her art jewelry matches splendidly the the color of the outfit!   I am abundantly grateful that you and your dad helped this all align so marvelously! 

I did still hold an interest in purchasing the large hat also if you have one in the shade of the dress.  I will plan to wear the ensemble for many other occasions, including the annual Stroke Survivors Spring Tea. 

I will surely send you a picture from the day of the wedding!  This mother of the bride will be beaming with joy, adorned in a stunning Ann Balon unique design!

A sincere and heartfelt Thank You to you, dad and mum!

With appreciation and a joy-filled heart,”


Renee Garner, Carmichael, CA, USA

“Finally the wedding photos have arrived and as promised I’m sending you some photos of how I looked in the dress.  Many guests complimented my choice and I must say it was very original and I was very pleased with it.

The wedding day was a glorious sunny day, but I wore a fox stole and I felt it really looked good with the outfit.

Hope you like the photos.  Many asked from where I had bought the outfit and I think that the fact that you don’t have a retail outfit in Malta made it even more exclusive. Thanks for your excellent customer service.”

Resyl Spiteri, Malta

“Here are two photos for you taken 28 years apart. I wore an Ann Balon outfit on my wedding day and then another for my son’s wedding almost three decades later.” 

Claire Stannard 🇬🇧

“Hi Debra, Just a couple of photos to show you my stunning outfit! Thanks again for all your help!”

Angela Griggs 🇬🇧

“Thank you for this beautiful outfit. I wore it to my daughter’s wedding and it was much admired. I was told I looked, ‘chic”, ‘elegant’, ‘stunning’ and ‘perfect’!. What a wonderful outfit. We had an amazing wedding.

Suzanna Trowsdale

“Hi Debra, as promised here is a picture from my son and DIL’s wedding in Ravello. I received so many compliments on my outfit, thank you for all your help and advice!”

Ros Walsh

“I would like to say a big thank you to you and your lovely daughter- what a lovely family run business you have. You both made me feel very special and at ease. I was unsure what outfit I wanted, but you helped me to make the right choice although it was a very hard decision for me as I loved all the outfits. It was my son’s wedding day on 27th August 2022 in Sorento, Italy. The Wedding Day was amazing, I had so many compliments about my outfit,”

Jean Shears 🇬🇧

“Dear Debra. Just to say how much I enjoyed wearing your lovely outfit to our daughter’s wedding on Friday 2nd Sep. So many people said I looked “amazing”, “fantastic”, “second only to the Bride”, which made me feel so good. I told a lot of people where they can now go for their special outfits and would recommend Ann Balon to anyone. Thank you again for making me feel so special.”

Sonia King

“Dear Debra. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. I am definitely now a ‘dedicated customer!”. I bought why outfit in February, which you kindly posted to Dublin. The style, colour and fit is amazing. I’m 56 years old but wearing it made me feel 36- I received so many compliments!”

Una Lindsey

“Absolutely beautiful Italian lace hand crafted in England, excellent service and such care and detail in all that they do.  Debra has made my Wedding perfect and has made my mother so happy with her dress.  Thank you Debra and thank you Ann Balon. Xx”

Catherine Elizabeth Vucetic Trifiro, Australia 🇦🇺

“I bought this super outfit by Ann Balon for my wedding 3 years ago, and I still wear it on each anniversary❤️❤️”

Carolyn Haward Shelley

“This wedding outfit is the best thing that I have ever bought! The style and fit made me so happy! I had so many compliments and felt comfortable ALL day. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your styles.”

Jill Brown

“Hi Debra. The wedding was fabulous and here are a few snapshots that capture the day. Thank you again for helping me choose my Mother of The Groom outfit. It was perfect to wear in the heat of the Spanish summer and as you know the fabric doesn’t crease at all.  I felt very comfortable right through into the evening. Loved the colour, thank you for the advice on that too! Warm regards.”

Catherine Moore

“I have been so happy with all of the five outfits I have bought from Ann Balon… I have a cream one which I love, a pale and a darker pink and a silver grey which is soooo beautiful… I bought two of them in 2005 for my eldest son’s wedding…and I also had turquoise for my other son’s wedding…”

Wendy Van Dort

“Absolutely love all your designs. Every time I wear them, I feel absolutely fabulous!!! Keep up the good work!”

Barbara Malburn

“Love Ann Balon. Got 2 different outfits for both my sons’ weddings x”

Lorraine Williams

“My fabulous Ann Balon outfit. I absolutely love it. Wore it to my granddaughter’s wedding and then it’s been on umpteen cruises with me! Forever admired and so comfortable to wear. Your designs are wonderful!!!”

Sylvia Lofthouse

“As promised, a photo of me in your beautiful couture dress.  It was so admired and I had so many compliments at my son’s wedding last week when I wore it.  Thank you so much Debra”

Jo Strachan

Had Ann Balon for my daughter’s wedding.  Loved my dress and jacket and had lots of compliments.

Kathy Hindry

“It was a day to remember, our 50th wedding renewal. I wore an Ann Balon and felt amazing!” 

Pamela Dowler 🇬🇧

“Hi Debra. My son’s wedding was unbelievable! He was so proud to have me by his side wearing one of your beautiful designs. Thank you again for all your incredible help!” 

Helen Manson

What a perfect day we had, and made even more so with my beautiful outfit from your collection.  I had so many compliments and my new husband thought I looked stunning.  My eldest grandson walked me in, with his two brothers meeting and greeting; my granddaughter sang Songbird, and Over the Rainbow, so beautifully that most were in tears. Members of both sides of the family told stories, and everything was so lovely. I can’t thank you enough for all your help.  You helped make our wonderful occasion just perfect.” 

Anne Keys

“Hi Debra, as promised here is a pic of Mammys. She was beautiful 💕💕💕

Melissa Kenna 🇮🇪

“At last, after two postponements I could wear my lovely Ann Balon outfit on Sunday the 20th of June -we had a lovely intimate wedding for my daughter and I love love loved my outfit -thank you so much.” ❤️😃

Isobel Evans 🇬🇧

“Hi, we finally had our wedding date – five dates later! Just to say everyone thought my outfit was fab!”

Jayne Breslin 🇬🇧

“Thank you so much. Having been very stressed about an outfit I now know this is definitely the best. I feel it is slimming looking and flattering (hides the imperfect areas) and feel very happy now. Having silver accessories but hope to match fascinator with the blue. I will definitely recommend Ann Balon to my friends. Thank you again.” 

Carol Offin 🇬🇧

Hi Debra. The wedding was on the 1st July. Here is a photo! The outfit was absolute perfection and everyone commented. Thank you so much for your help!” 

Bronagh Brolly

“Absolutely loved my Ann Balon outfit. Got so many compliments!! Thanks so much Debra for all your help!” 

Diane Goodwin

“Hi Debra. Just to say thank you for all your help in helping me find the perfect outfit for my son’s wedding. It was well worth the day trip from Northern Ireland to Cheadle to benefit from your expert advice. I felt like a million dollars and my outfit was so comfortable to wear all day.  It was absolutely perfect for the venue and I received numerous compliments about it throughout the day.  I was even asked where I had bought it, so have recommended you to other future mothers of the bride/groom. Thank you once again for your help in making me feel wonderful on such a special day.”


Karen Williamson

“Attached is picture of my mum. She looked fabulous as Grandma of the Groom. Her outfit was stunning and she received so many compliments.Thank you, Debra and Ann for making the wedding so special.”


Myra Cleland

“Hi, I thought I’d send you this, the wedding was last Saturday in Gretna Green! I felt amazing in this outfit!
Thank you for all your help in getting the sizing right, the fascinator and bag! 😊”


Jo Swallow

“Dear Debra,  I can’t thank you enough for all the time and trouble you took to sort out a beautiful dress and jacket for me to wear at a forthcoming Wedding.  I couldn’t travel down to your showroom so we spent an afternoon sorting out possibilities by phone and the internet. The final choice arrived the next day and it outdid my expectations.  The dress and jacket were exactly the colour I wanted and they fit beautifully.  Can’t wait to wear it at the Wedding.  Once again very many thanks for your help.  Regards, Ann Stobbs.”

Ann Stobbs 🇬🇧

“Thank you so much for all your help in picking my outfit, I felt really beautiful and got so many compliments.”

Gill Johnstone

“Hi Debra, here is a photo as promised. Thank you for all your help. I felt fabulous and had so many compliments!”

Maria Keehan

“Thank you so much for all of your help. I love both of my outfits and matching accessories. You are incredibly talented as even though my consultation was over the phone, and the outfit fits perfectly. The colours are fabulous and the accessories compliment the outfit perfectly.”

Raquel Urruela

“Stumbling upon your beautiful shop was an absolute blessing! You found me my beautiful outfit straight away. It was the first and only one I tried. – It was made for me! I felt wonderful at my daughter’s wedding and so comfortable. I received so many compliments! I can’t thank you enough Debra! I will definitely be back and recommending you to all!”

Shelley Mclenaghan 🇬🇧

“Wore this to my son’s wedding. It made me feel wonderful and cleverly hid all my bumps and bulges. It occasioned many compliments. Thank you so much.” 

Liz Bailey 🇬🇧

“I was finally able to wear my beautiful Ann Balon outfit! Thank you Debra so much for your advice and patience! I can’t tell you how many compliments I got and how wonderful I felt! I will definitely be back!”


Viv Stamp 🇬🇧

“My suit at the present is hired out to my cousin who wore it for a wedding in May and is using it again for another wedding next year. I bought the suit … and I have had it on for 3 weddings myself. Hope this helps you on your website xxxx”

Dilys Macarthur 🇮🇪

“Just to let you know I had so many compliments on my outfit at my son’s wedding in October”

Jackie Papps 🇬🇧

“Hi Debra,

At last we had the wedding which was a great success.

Here are a couple of photos of me in my beautiful outfit, hat and bag which you helped to tone beautifully.

I had lots of complements on the day and I have to say it lived up to all expectations throughout the event.

I honestly felt comfortable, glamorous and special on the big day.

Thank you for your patience when I came to visit and choose the outfit. I won’t hesitate to visit again or recommend your brand.

Many thanks!”

Annette Sparham

I came up to your shop in the summer and bought one of your wonderful dresses and wore it for my daughter’s wedding. I felt amazing and had some wonderful compliments. Excellent help. Made me feel really at ease, proved their expertise and experience in knowing exactly what colours and sizes would fit. After lots of looking elsewhere and feeling despondent found the most perfect outfit within ten minutes of being in store. Can’t thank you enough.”

Cath Thatcher 🇬🇧

“Thank you so much Ann Balon and her team for sorting me out with this fabulous dress and jacket for my daughter’s wedding. I was much admired and felt elegant and comfortable throughout the day. Since the wedding, I have had so much more wear out of this outfit as I’m able to team the jacket with casual pants / skirt and the dress I have worn alone in sunnier climates. A BIG thank you again, your design team is so clever!!”

Sandra Mortlock 🇬🇧

“This is me enjoying my daughter’s wedding and my outfit felt so lovely and they hang so well! Looking forward to my son’s wedding and hoping to come to you to try some more outfits on!”

Elaine Jones 🇬🇧

“I bought a 3 piece, maxi skirt outfit for my daughters wedding in 2017. I felt so comfortable all day long. It was great for travelling also, as it does not wrinkle.”

Anne O'Shea

“I bought a beautiful Ann Balon dress and jacket for my niece’s wedding. It was a wonderful day – I felt fabulous and got lots of compliments!  I have now just bought another outfit for another niece’s wedding! Thank you Debra for all your help and please pass on my compliments to all the Ann Balon team for their wonderful designs. They are perfect, so comfortable to wear and designed for real women!!”

Alice O'Connell 🇮🇪

“Hi, Just sending you a picture of me at the wedding as promised. The dress was stunning, very comfortable and had lots of admiration and great comments on it. Thank you for the great service, very speedy delivery and have already recommended you to friends. Good luck with the business and thanks again.”

Diane Morrell 🇬🇧

“It was my son’s wedding this weekend and I was so pleased with my outfit. It was so comfortable to wear and I received so many compliments. Thank you for all your help and guidance when I came to choose it.”

Louise Hobday

“I have this in Grey. I bought it for my daughter’s wedding two years ago. Everyone loved it and I felt fantastic in it!”

Shiona White 🇬🇧

“Loved the design of them both.  Can’t believe still in fashion – my granddaughters love them! I have twins twenty three and sister twenty one.  Will definitely be buying one for my next big occasion! So pleased you are still around x”

Alice Davies 🇮🇪

“My friend is very glamorous and recently borrowed the brown dress for a wedding.  She is tall and slim everyone kept admiring it.  She is very fashion conscious.”

Alice's Friend 🇮🇪

“On Saturday, I received my GORGEOUS coat dress that I so dearly adore! My husband was in sheer AMAZEMENT when I tried the coat dress on for him! He said it’s the most BEAUTIFUL (and most expensive 😊) dress that I own, now!


Phena Howard, CA, USA 🇺🇸

“Had our day in September.  Loved the dress. It was perfect. Thank you.”

Tracey Fletcher

“Hello Debra 

As promised I am sending you a photograph of my daughter Ellis and I on her Wedding Day. What an absolutely wonderful wonderful day it was. Ellis looked so beautiful in her dress and I absolutely loved my Ann Balon outfit. I had so many compliments and on the day I felt so special-a million dollars!  I hadn’t shown it to anyone until the day and I had so many ‘Wows!’ when they saw it. It was so easy to wear,  light and comfortable, I had the hat to match and the fascinator “After Hat” which I changed into at 7pm for the dancing and evening guests arriving.. From the first time I saw Ann Balon outfits i knew it was the MOB outfit for me . I tried on other outfits, but none were how I imagined I wanted to look!  We had a day out to Manchester and visited your showroom. I tried the outfit I’d always liked in 2 colours and with Debra’s advice I went with the Fuxia pink and never regretted my choice- it was everything I wanted. Thank you so much Debra for being a big part of a very special day”

Susan Carberry

“Thank you so much Debra (and your Dad) for all your help choosing my outfit for my son’s wedding. Had so many compliments ♥️ xx Amazing 5* customer service !! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️”


Laura Lewis

“I have a few Ann Balon outfits in different colours. They are worth every penny!

Mary Winship

“My mum wearing a trouser suit last year ❤️❤️She looked stunning and it was so comfortable.

Ceri Coulson

“My sons wedding in 2003. I still have my outfit, and absolutely love it

Kathleen Proudfoot

“Hi Debra, Please see attached photo. I came into your shop in March and didn’t even want to try anything on. You and my niece persuaded me to try this dress on and I was hooked. My son was married on Saturday and I felt fantastic!!! I had some fabulous compliments on my outfit and gave recommended you to so many people which I hope results in plenty more visitors to you. Thank you so much for knowing what would suit me even if I didn’t!”

Lynn Bradshaw

“Here is a photo of my mum and I on my wedding day. She felt so confident in her Ann Balon outfit, and received loads of compliments!”

Molly Black

“I wore my beautiful Ann Balon outfit to Buckingham Palace. My invitation was extended via my involvement with the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music as their honorary local representative for 40 years.”


Helen Hopkins

“What a day we had at my daughter’s wedding! I felt absolutely fabulous in my Ann Balon outfit and got so many compliments! Thank you for all your help in choosing the perfect outfit.”


Ruth Clack

“Today is my 25th wedding anniversary. Here is my treasured Ann Balon dress which I wore this day in 1995. I’m very pleased to say that I can still wear it today. It is timeless and beautiful and I hope to treasure it for many years to come.”

Cindy Betts

“As promised here are some photos from my grandson’s wedding day. Despite the heat, my outfit was so comfortable to wear and I received so many compliments throughout the day. Thank you Debra for all your help. We had a fabulous Day 😊”

Sheila Dyer

“I wore a beautiful Ann Balon design ten years ago for my own wedding. It was beautiful and glamorous and so easy to wear. I have now just bought another outfit for my daughter’s wedding in July which has arrived this morning.  It’s beautiful and fits lovely, “hides a multitude of sins” as they say!  A very happy customer.”

Julie Bloodworth

“My mother of the bride outfit ten years ago but still very current.”

Patricia Brown

“I bought one of your dresses fifteen years ago when my son got married in Canada.  It was a gorgeous dress and it was so comfortable as we had a really hot day.  I did wear it several times afterwards as well.”

Sue Hutchings

“Here’s a photo of the gorgeous Mother of the Bride in her Ann Balon as promised. She looked beautiful x”

Katie Lloyd

“Love this dress, had it in red for my daughter’s wedding!!! Beautiful, glamorous and so comfortable to wear!”

Jacky Crossfield

“I loved my Ann Balon outfit- it was so comfortable to wear!

Gillian McArthur

“I wore this Ann Balon outfit for my Son’s wedding. It is beautiful and perfect in a plus size – very flattering 🌹

Patricia Dowling Bradley

“Have purchased several of your designs over the years and absolutely love them!!!”

Mary Diamond

Emma looking beautiful in her Ann Balon outfit!

Emma Matthew

“I wore this outfit for my daughters wedding last year and I felt so comfortable all day. It really is very flattering 😊❤️”

Annette Spilliane

This is me at my daughter’s wedding. I thought I was too small for to wear it as I am only 5 foot but I loved it and felt great.”

Anna Bracken

“Thank you. I wore my dress last Saturday for our son’s wedding and I felt like a million dollars xx

Gilli Jones

“Felt lovely in this for my daughter’s wedding.

Janice Metcalf

“I have two of your outfits. In the colours cerise and blue. I love them both. I’ve gotten great wear out of them. Thank you.

Mary Higgins

“Everyone commented on how beautiful my outfit was, and how glamorous I looked. Thank you for all your help Debra!

Susan Jones

I bought my Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding 14 years ago and it is still as good now as it was then.  It doesn’t matter where I wear it, people always comment on how beautiful it is!  It also travels really well and never creases.  I love it!”

Gillian Barber

“I attended my son’s wedding in my Ann Balon outfit, felt amazing!”

Shirley Hatch

“Thank you for my recently purchased outfit (online). It was much admired!” 

Janet Turnbull, N Ireland

“Ann’s clothes are Amazing…..they are very flattering and so comfortable to wear….the material is so Amazing every piece is just stunning….I just love your clothes…I wore one of your pieces to my daughter’s wedding last year…I loved it so much.”

Gail Montgomery Stewart

“What a fantastic journey I have had with Debra finding my outfit for my daughter’s wedding.  Debra is both professional experienced and so friendly and helpful.  Debra makes you feel so at ease and her expertise is beyond words. I’ve had her up the pole a few times but her advice is always right. Thank you so very much Debra.  My Greta is now patiently waiting to go up to Gretna. I would recommend her in a heartbeat anyone looking for that perfect outfit. Thank you so much x x x”

Pamela Lefevre

“Here I am in my amazing Ann Balon outfit. I was very much admired! Thank you Debra ”

Veryan Boyd

“Here I am in my beautiful Ann Balon outfit for our son & daughter in law wedding on the 10th August 2019, I felt absolutely beautiful Xxx”

Jill Glover

“Ann Balon outfit worn for my Daughter’s wedding Monday 19th August in Ballick Castle.  Loved it.  Very Comfy.”

Pat Mullally 🇮🇪

“I had an Ann Balon for my sons wedding. So classy, stylish and comfortable. Loved it”

Debs Lundon Lucas

“I had an Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding in May and I felt a million dollars. Thank you so much for all your help Debra.”

Janet Derbyshire

“I had one of Ann’s dresses for my sons wedding many years ago. I wore it again for my niece’s wedding a few years later. Loved it so much and I still have it.”

Janet Dicken

“I was privileged to go to the UK headquarters in Cheadle, Cheshire on Friday (we were staying with my son an hour or so away) and met two members of the Balon family, Ann’s husband and her daughter Debra (who helped me in the ‘fitting room’ – it’s not a fancy shop – this was a stock room but saved me going upstairs – I have bad knees). I wore Ann Balon 3 piece outfits (bought at boutiques in the south east of England, where we live) for my son’s and daughter’s weddings 11 years ago and I felt good in them. My blue one matched the bridesmaids, by chance at my son’s, so I bought a dusky pink one to coordinate at my daughter’s. So lovely that Ann Balon caters for larger ladies and the outfits take a stone off in the photos. I have had excellent value from both outfits ever since at numerous weddings and other special occasions, including my daughter’s MBE investiture at Buckingham Palace. And that’s having regained a couple of stones (they really are very forgiving!). For my son’s wedding in February the colour scheme is forest green. Not wishing to risk clashing, I have gone for bright red this time. The next size up (tried on in a different colour) was the right size, but as the red was not available, I went for the same size as before, a bit snug and it will definitely look better with at least a stone off, which gives me the added incentive to make sure it happens. Having made my purchase, Debra suggested a lovely place for lunch, a Lebanese restaurant across the road!”


Janet Caroline Bell

“I wore an Ann Balon three piece for my daughter’s wedding. It was a beautiful blue colour and admired by many.”

Deidre Cleary

“Love my Ann Balon pieces.  So comfy and easy to wear!”

Geraldine O'Shea Murphy 🇮🇪

“Feeling absolutely fabulous in my Ann Balon design on the Orient Express!! Thank you Debra for helping me choose it!”

Katie Lloyd

“I bought an Ann Balon for my Son’s wedding nine years ago and I still have it.”

Margaret O'Neil 🇮🇪

“Thank you so much Debra for helping me find this wonderful dress for my Granddaughter’s wedding. I felt a million dollars in it!!”

Nita Smith

“Same here….felt amazing at my sons wedding…and like you…its been on several cruises…..beautiful!!!!!”

Pauline Langan

“Here is a photo of the beautiful dress I bought from your daughter while you were on holiday. I’m at my son’s wedding with my two oldest grandchildren in May. I absolutely loved it and had some lovely comments while wearing it.  Thanks for all your help!”

Jane Woodrup

“My mam tried the Carla dress & coat on today- it’s absolutely gorgeous! Thank you very much we are over the moon!”  

Lesley Anne Morrison

“My outfit feels so comfy! Any outfit from Ann Balon is very special -they are made so beautifully, and are timeless!”


Elaine Joynes

“I have the Aurora suit.  Feel amazing every time I wear it.”

Susan Pritchard

The beautiful Nicole Barber-Lane with friends wearing her fabulous Ann Balon long jacket at the Boot Out Breast Cancer ball.

Nicole Barber-Lane

“My mum looked fab and very elegant! Thank you xxx”


“My Ann Balon outfit I purchased from you in coffee last year was worn to my youngest daughter’s wedding and then to my second daughter’s MBE presentation by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The highlight of this special day was an unknown lady approaching me and admiring my outfit. I thanked her for the compliments and felt a very special lady. As she went to walk away she turned towards me and said ‘by the way, I am the Queen’s Dresser’. Can you imagine how I felt?”

Mrs. Christine Bagshaw 🇬🇧

“Hi Debra,  It arrived and it’s perfect!  Fits wonderfully and is very comfortable.  My husband loves it too!  Now can’t wait for our son’s wedding at the beginning of July!!  I am thrilled and feel very glamorous wearing it!  I’ll send a photo from the day!  Thank you for all your assistance and advice – you were such a help and very re-assuring.”

Cathie Weldon 🇬🇧

“Thank you, Debra, for your assistance in my selection.  The ensemble is absolutely gorgeous, fits beautifully and I will be oh-so-comfortable for our daughter’s garden April wedding!  I love the color.  Your work is flawless, magnificent.  I will be….”absolutely stunning,” as my mother-in-law would comment if she were still with us on this earth!  I will soon be shoe shopping, hoping to find a “kitty heel,” and if the purse complements my selection, I will apprise!”

Georgia 3 Piece (Sienna Collection) Color: Ghiaccio

Valarie Urban 🇺🇸

“I came across Ann Balon when I was searching on the internet for mother of the groom dresses. I immediately thought ooh I like these!  I then started to follow Ann Balon on Facebook/Instagram and was loving some of the outfits that came up on the videos, so I made an appointment. From the minute I walked in the shop I felt at ease.  Debra and her daughter were lovely and not at all pushy. I loved trying on all the outfits to find the right colour.  Debra then brought out the bag and hat/fascinator to match so I am now all sorted without having to have one of my tantrums when clothes don’t fit.  These are cut so well they hide problem areas, and the 3 pieces have elasticated waist.  They are all so comfortable.  It was a day of smiles as the dress was perfect and I felt fabulous so now I cannot wait for my Son’s Wedding.  The dresses are pricey but they are beautiful.  Even my husband didn’t flinch when Debra told him the cost!  He just said he can’t wait to see me on the day and that it was worth it to see me smiling.  I will post pictures.  Many, Many thanks Debra and your lovely daughter for all your help.”

Linda Scarff

“I like to wear lace pieces by a designer called Ann Balon. I do like to look well. I want people to say ‘look that’s Philip Lynott’s mother, she keeps herself well.’”

Philomena Lynott, Eire 🇮🇪

“I said “Yes to the Dress!”.  Upon arrival at Ann Balon in Cheadle and by appointment, we were greeted by Debra who immediately engaged with us in a relaxed environment. Once my size was discussed and achieved, we looked at several beautiful and colourful outfits. I selected several to try on in a variety of styles and colours. I tried a number on and almost immediately knew the colour and style that suited me.  At no stage was Debra pushy and had a patient relaxed style and engaged with me throughout.  I would highly recommend Ann Balon for your special event as mine is the Mother of the Groom next April.  So looking forward to wearing this stunning outfit and many thanks to Debra in helping me find the right one.”

Julie Oldham 🇬🇧

“A fabulous time in Cheadle today searching for Mum’s Mother of the Bride outfit and something special for her Ruby Wedding Anniversary.  Very helpful, honest and friendly advice given, 2 absolutely beautiful outfits purchased and one very happy Mum – thanks Debra xx”

Katie Burton 🇬🇧

“Most definitely (recommend), Debra puts you at total ease as soon as you step into the shop. My dress and jacket was beautiful and so comfortable, top quality. Highly recommend ❤️ Thank You Debra x”

Gilli Jones 🇬🇧

“I’ve worn creations by Ann Balon at both my daughters’ weddings in the past. I’ve always liked the way they feel comfortable yet very classy. I have recently made another purchase which I’m pleased to say arrived yesterday. I contacted Debra through Facebook, she was so helpful. As I was unable to travel to Cheadle to her shop to try on the garments we discussed, she sent photos of the two items that might suit. I chose an outfit, and as promised received it, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.  I can’t Thank Debra enough, she has been so helpful. I highly recommend Ann Balon for style, and excellent service. I can’t wait to wear my new outfit this summer.”

Susan Jones 🇬🇧

“Very helpful. Caring and compassionate 
Love my choice. Can’t wait to wear it 
Stunning dresses”

Tracey Fletcher 🇬🇧

“Rosemary and I have made it home to the Welsh border with her lovely frock safe and sound! We were beautifully looked after by the whole family from the moment we got off the train. 
Rose loves her dress and is now much more relaxed about our daughter’s wedding in May! The service we were given was as professional as it was friendly and complemented the bespoke dresses perfectly.  They are rightly proud of what they do.  Even husbands are welcome!”

Mike Jones 🇬🇧

“This is the second time my mother has bought an Ann Balon outfit. The first one was for my older daughter’s wedding and now she has bought another one for my younger daughter’s wedding.  She had so many compliments for how she looked first time round and now 5 years later at the age of 92 I know she will receive them all over again.  She looks simply beautiful in it. Thank you Debra for being so helpful and for sending me a few outfits for her to choose which colour and style she liked best.”

Jane Stephany 🇬🇧

“I was absolutely thrilled with the purchase of my Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding. The fit was perfect and I swear it made me look as if I’d lost at least a dress size! The event went from the afternoon till the early hours. I was comfortable the whole time and when I took my coat off for the evening affair I had what looked like another beautiful dress. Thank you again and I can’t wait for another occasion to wear this fabulous outfit.”

Mrs Sheila Tromans, Yorks, UK 🇬🇧

“It is terrific! What a clever team you have on board. I will be keeping the outfit and thank your ladies; the subtle sparkles are exactly what I was looking for. I don’t want to come across as the Bling Queen of Britain and your design fills the bill admirably. Understated elegance. Perfect.(And I don’t look like a lace beach ball, which is also a consideration in California!) Thank you also for allowing me the opportunity to try it on in my own home – a real blessing! Also thank you again for providing a sterling service in this age of impersonal internet shopping.”

Sharon Glen, CA, USA 🇺🇸

“I am so so happy today. I could hardly believe it when I saw that I had an Ann Balon stockist here in my home town, Bray. I obviously visited Niki in  Dreamy Curves and my goodness it was such a lovely experience.  She could not have been more helpful. With the assistance I think of your father, I bought my dream red Ann Balon outfit this morning.  I am simply over the moon with it. Niki is a wonderful manager, delightful to speak with and I’m sure she will be an excellent advocate for your designs. Thank you very much again for all you help.”

Dympna 🇮🇪

“Thank you for helping me choose my Ann Balon 3-piece suit with lots of lovely lace. I had so many compliments during the day and felt wonderful and confident.”

Veronica W

“I couldn’t have asked for better service , they went out their way to try and find me the right outfit for me
Well done Debra!”

Margaret Francey

“These people are brilliant, I would highly recommend them”

Elizabeth Sarah Hope

“I got a dress and coat outfit for my daughter’s wedding 3 years ago, and the amount of comments were unbelievable, I felt that I was truly the mother of the bride!”

Gillian Hockney

“I have to say that I was going to a wedding and was larger in size…. feeling so fat and frumpy   I went into a shop and tried an Ann Balon outfit on and felt a million dollars and got my confidence back   Her clothes are wonderful as they made me look great.  Although I have lost some weight I still wear it as it floats over the body.  I think I have worn it to 4 weddings.  I also wore it to my son’s graduation.  It is beautiful.  I will buy another one soon. Thank you.”

Sheila Wray

“I have to be honest about this post and share my experience with all the lovely ladies here. I am turning 30, and had struggled with my weight and Ann Balon dresses were perfect for my curves.  I have two pieces one of which I wore for the Royal Ascot and had a wonderful, comfortable and lovely time. I have been questioned on where my dress is from and how beautiful it is. I wore a lovely one for a work event in Dubai and you wouldn’t believe the questions I got about where it’s from. And for me as a curvy young woman, I wore it and a friend of mine in her 50’s does as well and this blows my mind as it’s so freely for everyone and doesn’t segregate. Thanks Ann Balon team and can’t wait to come to the shop for a new piece for a special occasion soon.”

Noodzki Marsh

“Hi Debra I’d like to say a huge Thank You for all your support that you gave me on choosing this wonderful outfit for the up and coming wedding of my amazing son, I am so thrilled and happy on the choice, you’re truly an amazing lady, attentive and made me feel very comfortable… a thank you so much, I keep looking at my dress and I’m so excited xx”

Gilli Jones

“Absolutely loved my 3-piece, so beautifully made.  I bought my outfit for my son’s wedding 3 years ago, I had so many compliments I felt so amazing. Thank you for creating such exquisite clothes nothing comes close xx”

Jan Cobley

” ‘ THE OUTFIT ‘ arrived and have tried it on…………It’s. ….PERFECT …..👍👏❤️😁😘.  Me oh …..my oh …….i feel fabulous and now able to look forward to our family wedding 29/12/18👏👏👏.  I have beautiful dressy Lacey pewter sandals which look great with the lovely shade of french navy(looks gorgeous and better than viewing online) My husband bought me beautiful Tenerife pearls sooooo have matching pendant, earrings, bracelet and ring which will be perfect with french navy👍.  You have been a gem to deal with and perhaps next year there may be another family ‘do ‘ so will be in touch again Would it be possible for you to put me on your brochure mailing list so I can keep updated with the styles??????  Thank you sooooooo much for all your great care and attention.  Will post you photos after event..😘

Janet McCaughan, N Ireland

“Wonderful designer, my greatest find ever – over the years 5 outfits for family weddings :)”

Dympna Morgan, Eire 🇮🇪

“Dear Debra, I am so happy and relieved to have the perfect outfit. Your professional assistance was amazing and because of your expertise we have a much appreciated success! I will definitely send a picture and will write a review on Facebook.  The fascinator was as we say in America, “ Icing on the cake”.  Again, thank you so much for your assistance and perseverance!  Warmest Regards, Wanda”

Wanda Crook, Oklahoma, USA 🇺🇸

“Patience, knowledge and great customer service. Many, many thanks. Vicki W”

Vicki W

“Hi Debra, I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me and my mum out yesterday. I think you saved us from a “Mother of the Bride” disaster! Really appreciated how helpful you were. Thanks again and have a great weekend, Laura”

Laura Botevyle

“Gorgeous collection of clothes – could not have received a better experience and really looking forward to wearing my outfit to my daughter’s wedding.  Discovered Ann Balon online and my daughter arranged a surprise trip to Cheadle – Debra really knows her stuff and can be relied upon to provide you with that very special and flattering outfit – thank you for your time and patience.”

Jenny Davies

“We visited today looking for an outfit for my mum for my wedding next year.  We were met by Debra, daughter of Ann Balon, and we could not have asked for more.  We tried on lots of outfits (all were beautiful) and good honest helpful advice was given.  Once mum had picked the dress and found a fascinator, Debra spotted an alteration that needed doing.  She pinned it and the alterations were completed within the hour.  Fantastic service and I would definitely recommend Debra and Ann Balon.  Thank you.”

Helen Leach

“I would highly recommend Ann Balon.  The designs and colours are exceptional along with the personal service from Debra who will guide you through the collection to suit your occasion.  You will feel a million dollars in their amazing outfits as I have done for many years.”

Jackie Fern

“Dear Debra, 

Just a note to say the dress and jacket have arrived – they are just perfect.  Colour is excellent and the outfit looks great.  Thank you so much for advice and help with this.  I tried it on to show my husband and he was most complimentary too :-)!

All the best,”

Maria-Luisa Weinzierl

“Hi Debra, Thank you so much for all your help with my wedding outfit.  I could not have been happier with my suit and the colour was amazing – could not picture any other colour that would have suited me so much – got loads and loads and loads of compliments – got a beautiful hat to go with it as well – wished the day didn’t have to end  – it was sensational and I felt sensational – I actually felt it was very slimming on me which meant I was going around on Cloud 9 all day.  Sadly, the day passed too fast.  Not surprised you have such a good name.  Wish I had another occasion coming up to buy another suit but Padraig was my last child to get married!  I haven’t got the video of their photos yet but sooner or later I will send you a photo.  Once again Debra thank you so much for helping when I was feeling desperate and to have sent the suit in time for the wedding!!!!  Loads and loads of good luck to you and your family and of course your company – Ann Balon – I will remember her name for ever!!!!!  Kind Regards,”

Helen Ambrose

“I bought an Ann Balon suit for my son & daughter in law’s wedding 2 weeks ago on the 10th August, it was so comfortable & I felt extremely special in it, I had loads of comments on how beautiful I looked, I would definitely buy another one of her outfits. Xxx”

Jill Glover

“Ann Balon has saved the day……. again!  I love it.  So pleased, I can breathe and can dance too!  Diolch yn fawr.  Thank you xx”

Jane Davies, Wales

“My mother had an Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding.  It looked amazing and photographed beautifully.  She still wears it after 11 years on special occasions and people always comment.  Money well spent.”

Sharon Langford

“Debra was amazing.  She was so welcoming and helpful. I was looking for an outfit for my daughter’s wedding which takes place in December.  Debra’s expertise helped me to choose the colour and design that I simply love. I was so grateful for her choice.  I felt a million dollars in my gorgeous outfit.  I would recommend Ann Balon to anyone who who wants an outfit for a special occasion to consider the journey.  I can almost guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”

Janet Hays

“Many Thanks Debra at Ann Balon for your wonderful assistance in choosing a dress for my beautiful Bride’s big day. Both myself and Allie were grateful for the welcome we received and the time and attention taken for us to choose the beautiful gown. Allie has always wanted to own a garment made by Ann Balon and now she owns 3 and I am pretty sure there will be more to follow. I myself cannot wait to see her walk down the aisle in the immaculate outfit that you found for her and I know Allie cannot wait to get it on. Many many thanks again Debra, we were beginning to think we would never find the right dress, but now thanks to you we can relax knowing we are going to have a marvelous time. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the perfect dress, we had a special day and made a special friend too. See you again Debra no doubt.”

David Parker

“We had such great service, made us feel at ease straight away, instantly found multiple outfits to try on, finally finding the one for my mother-in-law to be! Service was so good we were even escorted to the tailors for our alterations! 5*”

Sally Casey Markwell

“Stunning outfits, purchased a 3 piece for my daughter’s wedding 10 years ago and yes I still have it, and yes I still wear it.  Got to say I love it.  Thank you so much.  In fact my outfit has lasted longer than her marriage.”


“I love Ann Balon. I wore different designs to my three daughters’ weddings. They are so elegant and can be worn again as they are so versatile.”

Brid McInerney 🇮🇪

“I get married next month and my mum has lost over 2 stone and still hadn’t found an outfit! We came here and within the hour we are complete with a full outfit and service to perfection. Could not recommend enough! Will update next month with pictures! Cannot thank you enough xx”

Jennifer Ghassemi

“Debra thank you so much for all your help in choosing my fabulous outfit for my Son’s wedding in December. You were so helpful and professional.  Happy new year and all the very best for 2020.”

Mary Lydon

“I wore a lovely Ann Balon outfit for my younger son’s wedding 2 years ago and it was very easy to wear and was much admired.”

Val Clark

“I had Ann Balon for my daughter’s wedding in 2011, I felt amazing in it! The outfits are stunning!!”

Lesley Farmer

“I got my Ann Balon wedding outfit on Saturday for my son’s wedding in July and Debra made the whole experience amazing.  Can’t wait to wear my beautiful outfit.  Thank you very much Debra x”

Cheryl Pickton

“Beautiful. I had an Ann Balon outfit for my sons wedding six years ago. So comfortable to wear. Expensive but worth every penny.”

Joan Comber

“Dear Debra,

Thank you for your email and a really big thank you for helping me choose an outfit for my daughter’s wedding. I am so glad that I/we made the long journey to your shop and I could try on so many different styles without any pressure.  As I am not on Facebook I will send you a picture of me (after the wedding) wearing my Greta 3 piece in Metallo.  Again, thank you for all your help and for looking after us last Thursday.

Yours with very best wishes,

Susan Orchard

“Hi Debra, Thanks for your kindness and your efficient manner. I am delighted with the outfit I came away with last Wednesday! My friend was also mighty impressed with both your shop and your service, we would recommend you to anyone looking for that special outfit. I will send you a photo of the day later.”

Jane Sutton

“Debra was lovely and really knew her product. She had my mum sorted with the perfect outfit in no time. Literally so much choice all quality and beautifully made would 100% Recommend! 💫💫💫💫💫”

Emma Croft

“This is the second time I have bought an Ann Balon outfit.  I find the fit very comfortable and flattering!!  I’ve never been to the Ann Balon shop as I live in Scotland which is about a 4 hour drive so dealt with everything on the phone.  Debra was very helpful and posted a few outfits for me to try at home and choose which colour and style I liked best.  I have two now!! They are beautiful and so comfortable to wear. Debra is fantastic.  Give her a call.  Thank you once again.

Elaine Thorp

“You look fabulous. I found out about this designer (Ann Balon) about 12 years ago and I am lucky to be the owner of four of her outfits. One in a slate grey, a gold 3 piece, and a cranberry 3 piece. The latest is in blue. These outfits are so versatile and so comfortable to wear!”

Lynn Roberts

“Just bought my mother of the bride outfit. I am a larger lady who finds it difficult to get nice formal wear. The range is fantastic with colours and sizes for everyone. Would just like to say thank you to Debra as she did a fantastic job!”

Janet Abdo

“Whoop whoop!!! Can`t wait to wear the outfit. Friendly, efficient service. Beautiful, stylish, comfortable outfits. I’ve just purchased my third for a special family wedding in July.  I know they are expensive, but boy oh boy, they make you look and feel like a million dollars, and hide any lumps and bumps due to clever designing and beautiful Italian lace.  I am 73 yrs of age and disabled…..yet when I`m wearing my special outfit, I know I will be noticed for what I`m wearing and not for the fact that, apart from standing up to have my photograph taken, I will be sitting on a mobility scooter.”

Pam Brown

“I bought an Ann Balon outfit for my son’s wedding three years ago which I really loved, and wanted something similar for my daughter’s wedding in August this year. I contacted Debra by mail and phone. Wow what a wonderful helpful lady she is! She sent me lots of photos of various outfits and accessories. I chose the outfit, fascinator and bag which she then posted to me, on the understanding that if they weren’t completely right I could send them back for a full refund. This certainly put my mind at ease! I received them the next day and they are absolutely perfect. The lace is beautiful quality, the cut is brilliant and so comfortable. These outfits make you feel like a million dollars. I can’t recommend Debra at Ann Balon highly enough. She was an absolute delight to deal with. Am now looking into buying another outfit from Ann Balon for another wedding and my anniversary!”

Jackie Jewell

“Had an amazing day.  Debra was very very helpful, very kind and friendly. Service, beautiful suits, spoiled for choice with colours.  Was very happy with my buys. Loved my hat, absolutely fabulous service. Thank you Debra. Definitely be returning 🥰

Virginia Howard

“Love the outfit, the colour is divine and the jacket is perfect in hiding anything you don’t want showing. Pure genius. 💜”

Valerie Maughan

“I wore one of these beautiful Ann Balon outfits to a special ladies night, felt a million dollars xx”

Yvonne Hardman

“Had one in pink for my son’s wedding. So Beautiful. Was well worth what I paid for it. I wore it for two weddings after too. I have still got it 😍😍 xx”

Janet Dicken

“I had one just like this 15 years ago for my daughter’s wedding so comfortable and I used it for a cruise and a few posh dos.”

Julia Swindlehurst

“Fabulous clothing… So elegant and well made.”

Ann Kavanagh

I felt amazing at my son’s wedding last year in my Ann Balon ❤️

“Beautiful dress and colour. Love love love Ann Balon. My mother of the groom outfit last October made me feel a million dollars.”

Angela King

“I bought an Ann Balon design and am only very small.  I wore pink.  Never in my 60 years had I owned anything that made me feel so elegant!!  And I was!  Very comfortable, lightweight, beautiful – fit perfectly.  Love Ann Balon! x”

Christine Wood

“Had this in pink felt million dollars in it. Comfortable all day and night at my daughter’s wedding. Worn it since on cruise and murder mystery evening.”

Jayne Sparks

“I’ve been a collector of Ann Balon outfits for nearly 15 years – love everything I see!!!”

Iris Jarvis

“Love these beautiful dresses so flattering”

Anne Neville

“I have a 3-piece suit that I bought for my son’s wedding ten years ago. I have never had so many compliments on how I looked.”

Lynn Cregan

“I bought an Ann Balon dress with jacket for my 2nd wedding.  It was gorgeous…”

Yvonne Sunderland Law

“I had an Ann Balon lace dress and jacket for my daughter’s wedding. Loved it x”

Jan Harvey

“Had a wonderful afternoon last week at the Ann Balon showroom in Cheadle.  Debra was beyond helpful and from the minute of walking into the shop to leaving I felt like I had known her all my life.  I tried on a couple of outfits I would never of looked at twice and was surprised how fantastic they looked.  I left with an amazing outfit for my day as a Mother of The Bride and although it’s not till next year I cannot wait to wear it.  Thank you Debra.  My daughter and I loved our socially distant time with you and will always remember buying my MOB outfit in the days of ‘lockdown‘!!!  Thank you again.  Will forward photographs of us both on the big day as promised 😃

Isobel Evans

“I bought one for my daughter’s wedding six years ago.  Lovely and comfortable.”

Ann Greeves

“I have two of Ann Balon’s creations – one bought for my daughter’s wedding.  I treasure them both.”

Linda Ellis

“I bought a beautiful Ann Balon dress and jacket for my daughter’s wedding.  I have bad legs and I felt amazing in this outfit.  I have had my shop for nearly 30 yrs and know what it is to be larger.  I would totally recommend this outfit 😀”

Marie Brown

“I had this outfit for my daughter’s wedding about 10 years ago. I felt like like a million dollars in it and had loads of compliments.  Still got it and it still fits!”

Lynn Young

“Thank you so much Debra for your advice and expertise in providing me with a very special and beautiful outfit for my Son’s wedding in October.  Also, thank your Dad George for the help too and of course not forgetting your Mum, Ann Balon, without whose artistic and creative experience, such garments would not exist!”

Jean Brown

“I have one I bought 10 years ago… I don’t go many places to wear it all together so I wear the cami and jacket over jeans and put the skirt with various tops for smart casual looks.. Cos I love the pieces.. x”

Amanda Taylor

“I have one I bought for my daughter’s wedding and have worn it for another 3 weddings.  Best buy ever! x”

Carys Richards

“Thank you Debra.  A 5 Star company that goes over and above including offering to pick me up from the train station!  It was worth the journey.  My 3rd Ann Balon outfit.  First outfit I tried on was perfect.  Great choice for me thank you so much.  A wonderful experience!”

Linda Smye

“Brilliant choice of colours , styles and sizes. Very helpful too. It was worth the journey there to buy my outfit for my daughters wedding.”

Janet Hays

“Wedding outfit 2nd time around – a cream 3-piece, absolutely timeless and beautiful!”

Delyth McRae

“Dress has arrived this morning.  It is SUPERB!!  I absolutely love the colour.  Have tried it on and it’s PERFECT!  Thank you so much!”

Brenda Robinson

“Hi Debra, Outfit, hat and bag have all arrived  safely.  Everything is great.  I love it. Thank you for all your help.  I feel confident about the wedding now!  Thanks.  Lynne”

Lynne Titley

“I wore an Ann Balon design to my Son’s wedding seven years ago. The outfits never date.  Just beautiful and so comfortable to wear.”

Patricia Dowling Bradley

“Got quite a few of this lady’s creations – always feel a million dollars in them.”

Lynne Reader

“I have got this outfit and l love it – l had it for a family wedding. Since then its been on many holidays abroad with plenty of compliments!”

Lorna Ashmore

“I have the Aurora suit.  I feel amazing every time I wear it!”

Maureen Milne

“Hello Debra, My outfit arrived and I’m absolutely delighted with it. The fit is perfect and the colour is just as I expected. My family love it too.  Thank you so much for you help and guidance. Your professionalism is second to none and I am so grateful to have found you during these stressful pandemic times. I will send you photos of the big day in a few weeks. Thanks again and stay safe, Margaret  x”

Margaret Patton 🇮🇪

“Hi Debra, I was dreading having to shop for a suitable outfit for such an important event and you made everything a joy, your help and opinion were so much appreciated.  Absolutely love my choice and cannot thank you enough for your advice. Will definitely go onto the link and leave a review. Have ordered my “sparkly” mask but fingers crossed it wont be needed.  Thank you once again. Norma xx ❤️

Norma Murray 🇬🇧

“I just can’t believe how quickly you got me sorted.  I showed the outfit to my 3 daughters and my son and they think it’s very slimming on me. You’re an angel x

I’d like to thank you so much.  You don’t realise how much you’ve helped me.  I’ll send photos when I get dressed up properly for the wedding. You have been brilliant and the service you gave me couldn’t be beaten.  I wish you all the very best in business and in health and thank god for your mum who started all this! xx”

Elaine McKibben 🇬🇧

“My husband and I had a lovely couple hours with Debra at Ann Balon.  She is the nicest most helpful person you could wish to meet.  I had an idea of the outfit I wanted for my Son’s wedding and Debra found a few for me to try on.  I fell in love with the 3rd one I tried on it was perfect in every way, fit just perfect too. We matched it up with a fascinator and bag so all ready for the big day. It was so relaxed and friendly and we felt we had known Debra forever. The quality of the dresses is fabulous so very happy with my purchase. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a Mother of the Bride/Groom outfit. Thank you Debra it was so nice meeting you xxxx”

Linda Saxton 🇬🇧

“Thank you Debra, so pleased with my beautiful outfit.  Could not wait until the shops opened so ordered it online, but now I can look forward to the Wedding 🤞 in September.”

Julie Max 🇬🇧

“I bought my first Ann Balon outfit many years ago (it is from the 2006 collection). It has been worn many times including to Buckingham Palace twice and Ascot.  My son is getting married in July.  In lockdown I ordered many different outfits but none of them had that WOW factor.  I made an appointment with Debra at the showroom and found exactly what I wanted.  Soooo pleased with the dress and full length jacket – I will really look forward to wearing it.  Debra was very helpful and went the extra mile to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. Many thanks.

Kristina Patterson 🇬🇧

“Just bought an outfit from Ann Balon for my Son’s wedding. Debra was just fantastic and really put me at ease as trying on clothes is not my favourite thing. I came out of the shop with a dress and jacket, bag and hat, feeling on top of the world. Would recommend Ann Balon to anyone looking for a wedding outfit. Thank you Debra xx”

Helen Payne 🇬🇧

“We visited the Ann Balon store last weekend. We were greeted by Debra and my Mum was made to feel very comfortable to look at the collections to find her Mother of the Bride outfit.  My Mum wore an Ann Balon 3 piece suit for her son’s wedding in 2012 and knew that she wanted another exquisite outfit for my wedding in July.  Debra listened to what my Mum had worn in the past and what colours she was thinking of for the wedding. Debra pulled a variety of outfits from the collections and the trying on commenced!  Mum tried on four different outfits but the second outfit was the one!  Debra made us all feel at ease and start to feel excited for the big day!  The free customer parking at the rear was a bonus.  Thank you Debra x”

Soph Lapul 🇬🇧

“Hi Debra,  Wow, what a stunning 3 piece outfit  (Pamela in Blu Marino) and how come it makes me look so much slimmer???  It is absolutely beautiful, fits so well and is so comfortable to wear.  I was amazed at the rapid delivery of my outfit. I cannot believe that it was delivered within 24 hrs!!!! That is most unusual for the islands!  The outfit is so well made and elegant and the matching bag goes so well with it..  Thank you and your mum so much.  I am highly delighted with it and can’t wait to actually visit in person.  Many, many thanks.”

Angela Preston (Isle of Mull)

Angela Preston 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

“After speaking to Debra on the phone regarding me visiting her shop on the bank holiday weekend travelling from Kent in London to look for a outfit for my wedding in September 2021. Debra was so helpful in advising on what would look good on me.  I decided on a beautiful three piece outfit which was a beautiful colour. I asked Debra would she send the outfit to my home in Kent which I then received two days later. I would recommend Ann Balon to anybody looking for that special outfit and to speak to Debra who was extremely helpful.”

Norah Fowler 🇬🇧

“My wife, Karen, bought a beautiful outfit yesterday for our daughter’s wedding in August. Whilst Karen was a little nervous beforehand, the whole experience was so professional that she left feeling much more confident and delighted with the stunning dress, hat and fascinator. Debra and Ann were both so knowledgeable and friendly that we would not hesitate in recommending them to all our friends and family. Thank you for your fantastic service and we promise to send photos of the big day.”

Andy Gilman 🇬🇧

“Visited the store today, really impressed with the one to one service. Very knowledgeable and very friendly. Made to feel at ease, the quality of all the merchandise was first class and great value for money. Debra was so easy to deal with and made me look and feel a million dollars in the outfit I eventually chose for my son’s wedding.”

Anne Salisbury 🇬🇧

“Thank you Debra for making it so easy for me today.  Love my outfit and will be sending photos of me all dressed up.  Thank you.”

Rose Cunningham 🇬🇧

“I visited the store last weekend with my Mum looking for a mother of the bride outfit for my wedding in July. We were greeted by Debra who was very friendly and made us feel at ease straight away. Debra really listened to what we both wanted and used her expertise to help my Mum find a beautiful, stunning outfit.  We can’t thank Debbie enough!”

Emma Cole 🇬🇧

“Thank you so much Debra for your help in finding the perfect outfit for my son’s wedding in July.  I am so pleased with it.  Found you very warm and down to earth.  Would highly recommend Ann Balon for any special occasion x”

Gloria Ainsworth 🇬🇧

“Really thrilled with the skirt, top and jacket that I purchased from Ann Balon for my grandson’s wedding in September. It was wonderful to find something so flattering, sophisticated and yet very comfortable to wear. Debra is extremely helpful and has excellent product knowledge. There are so many lovely styles and colours to choose from but with Debra’s help I was able to find the ideal one for me. Definitely worth the drive across the Pennines to visit the shop. Now I can’t wait to wear it!”

Josie Badger 🇬🇧

“Today I have purchased my second Mother of the Bride outfit from this amazing Company…. the service, help and assistance was second to none…. My daughter’s wedding is 4th September…. I will post pictures when able… Thank you so much Debra for a wonderful couple of hours xx”

Tracy Martin 🇬🇧

“I have the blue dress and jacket bought for a cruise about 7 years ago – love it, have used it for many occasions.”

Jeanette Weatherhead 🇬🇧

“You have no idea how pleased I am and all I can say is you are a genius Debra!  It is absolutely stunning and a perfect fit – it could have been made for me.  You were so right about the size – it fits beautifully.  I don’t think I have ever worn anything that fits so well and I feel so good in it.

I cannot wait for the wedding to wear it – it makes me feel so special just like the mother of the groom should feel 😊.”

Christine Browne 🇬🇧

“Hi Debra, My outfit arrived at 7.30 on Saturday morning when I immediately tried it on and I am absolutely delighted with it.  Thank you sooo much for your advice.  I now have the shoes, bag and hatinator, so all set for the big day now!”

Cath Gilbert 🇬🇧

“I bought this outfit, can’t tell you how beautiful it is and fabulous made me feel.”

Rita Pumpkin 🇬🇧

“After being thoroughly disheartened by what wasn’t out there to fit a larger than life mother of the groom, it was with a certain amount of scepticism that when I came across the Ann Balon website online,  I very wrongly thought this will be just another website that promises the world and delivers nothing in the end.  How wrong I was! It was pure fluke that I found it – I found the Ann Balon brand only after coming across it in another Fashion House website. I contacted Debra who is nothing less than a genius I would say.  She was so helpful and so easy to deal with – nothing was too much bother and she sorted me in no time at all. After a bit of toing and froing, we decided on a design, colour and an appropriate size and it was sent to me one day and received the next.

Still feeling unexcited I tried it on.  Well everything Debra promised me came true.  A weight was lifted off my shoulders – it was absolutely stunning and a perfect fit – it could have been made for me.  I don’t think I have ever worn anything that fits so well and I feel so good in it.

I have went from dreading the wedding to now not being able to wait for it to come round – the outfit makes me feel so special just like the mother of the groom should feel.

Thank you so much Debra Gold and Ann Balon – I will be forever in your debt 😊”

Christine Browne 🇬🇧

“My outfit has arrived and it’s perfect 👌 !!!! Thank you so much for your help!”

Davina Pooley 🇬🇧

“I brought my beautiful outfit for my son’s wedding – a dress, coat, hat and handbag. I’m so pleased with them all. It was a wonderful experience, there are many lovely collections at Ann Balon. Debra thank you for all your advice and being so helpful.”

Bev McLean 🇬🇧

“Thank you so much for my wedding outfit which arrived early today.  It is lovelier than I imagined and fits perfectly!”

Linda Pickup 🇬🇧

“Today I traveled from St Albans in Hertfordshire to the Ann Balon show room in Cheadle.  Debra was amazing, first finding the right style and then the right colour.  So many gorgeous styles and colours to choose from.  I now have a beautiful outfit for my daughter’s wedding and I will feel fabulous wearing it on her very special day.  Thank you so much Debra, you were wonderful.”

Lizzie Roberts 🇬🇧

“Thank you Debra. I have at least seven of your lovely special occasion 2 and 3 pieces. I will be looking forward to buying another in the early autumn as we will be 50 years married in November and I must have another for this special occasion.”

Brid McInerney 🇮🇪

“Thank you Debra.  I always feel good in my Ann Balon outfits, this one especially!  I’m really glad I took your advice that this was the one for me.  Talking to my hair stylist this morning and showing her a photograph of my newest outfit, she is going to recommend to another client.  Thanks once again.”

Carole Howard 🇬🇧

“Nothing was too much trouble.  Debra made us feel very welcome was patient and absolutely honest.  Worth travelling from Caernarfon!  Wonderful service and plenty of choice.”

Patricia Parry 🇬🇧

“Hi Debra, Just want to say that my Grandma’s dress was absolutely stunning!  It looked so beautiful on her and she was so so happy with it! The colour was gorgeous and the fit was beautiful.  Thank you so so much again.”

Susie Geaney 🇮🇪

“I have three Ann Balon outfits, one in silver grey, one in beige / gold and one in cerise. Fantastic  outfits and lovely to wear with lots of compliments.”

Lynn Roberts 🇬🇧

“I have a few Ann Balon outfits in different colours. They are worth every penny!”

Mary Winship 🇬🇧

“This designer is wonderful! I had a suit for my son’s wedding. I felt a million dollars in it and everyone was asking about it xx”

Helen Miller 🇬🇧

“I bought an Ann Balon outfit.  It is beautiful and I felt  wonderful in it.  Had an amazing day. I can recommended them.

Lynn Lord 🇬🇧

“From talking to Debra on the phone I was reassured that there would be an outfit for me. From entering the shop until I left Debra was very helpful and honest. Nothing was too much. I was spoilt for choice with the styles and colours. After trying on several outfits I decided on a stunning three piece outfit for my son’s wedding. This is my second Ann Balon outfit, they are so comfortable and well made. I strongly recommend Ann Balon for special occasions. Thank you Debra.”

Valerie Gullway 🇬🇧

“Debra, Thank you for the outfit, it arrived safely yesterday.  I am delighted with it it fits beautifully and looks lovely.  All being well I shall be back for another one next year for another granddaughter‘s wedding. Regards, Barbara”

Barbara Jones 🇬🇧

“Personal attention online. Nothing was too much trouble, especially as I kept changing my mind.  When I finally decided on an outfit and it arrived, it was just what I was expecting and more! Looking forward to wearing it for my Son’s wedding in October.”

Ann Clarke 🇬🇧

“I live in Ireland and previously purchased an Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding from a shop in Dublin. As the shop has since closed, I decided to look up Ann Balon online for my youngest daughter’s wedding. I was delighted to see that the online shop delivers to Ireland. I emailed Debra, spoke with her over the phone and found her to be very helpful and accommodating. There were no difficulties in exchanging any outfit bought online and the speed and efficiency of the delivery was very good. Debra provided excellent customer service and made the online purchase very easy and straightforward. I now have a beautiful outfit which I look forward to wearing at my daughter’s wedding in September. (From a happy customer in Ireland)”

Anne Merrigan 🇮🇪

“Hi Debra, I received my beautiful outfit this morning ❤️ I love it 😍 It is perfect x The colour is stunning. Thank you and dad for your help. I feel that I can relax now. I can’t wait for the wedding. I have two more children that are engaged so I will be in touch soon 💕 Thanks again. Love, Carol Murphy xxxxxx😘

Carol Murphy 🇬🇧

“Wore this outfit for my son’s wedding recently.  Felt really comfortable and got lots of lovely comments.”

June Polley 🇬🇧

“The most comfortable outfit you will ever wear.  Does not crease…  You will not find an outfit as elegant or comfortable for both day ceremony and evening than one of these.”

Shirley Weaver 🇬🇧

“I wore a blue 3 piece for my son’s wedding and a coffee dress and jacket for my daughter’s wedding.  Both were honestly admired and so very comfortable.”

Kay Walker 🇬🇧

“Hi Debra, It was lovely to meet you and I want to thank you so much for your welcome, your expertise and advice.  And all the walking up and down stairs!  It was such a relaxed afternoon and you were so helpful and patient!  I know I shall feel comfortable and confident at the wedding and will certainly send you some photos…  It was quite special to meet Ann Balon’s daughter, but also her canine friends!  Best wishes,”

Margaret Pycroft 🇬🇧

“Debra, just wish to thank you for wonderful range of Ann Balon outfits I had the pleasure of choosing from today.  The different styles and range of colours took my breath away.  I felt like a million dollars and thrilled with my final choice including hatinator and bag to compliment my outfit.  I would recommend anyone in plus size to visit the Ann Balon shop for their occasion outfit.  Thank you so much Debra for your excellent service today.”

Chris Thompson, UK

“Debra, thank you so much for all the help, advice and wonderful customer service you gave me while I was trying to buy a Mother of the groom outfit for our sons wedding.  You were so patient with me and agreed if my outfit wasn’t right that you would refund every penny.  I went by your advice and am grateful and so happy that the outfit is absolutely perfect. I would be only too happy to recommend you to others. It’s the 2nd Ann Balon suit I bought and am really happy with both.  Thanks again.”

Mary Higgins

“Fantastic Service and advice. Debra is a true professional. My Mum is delighted with her suit for my brothers wedding. Thank you so much. ❤️”

Joanna Robinson

“Dear Debra, Thank you so much for all your help and advice.
The Pamela in black is stunningly beautiful and a perfect fit.  I’m so looking forward to wearing it!  With all best wishes and warmest thanks.”

Lesley MacNab

“I ordered from Debra.  The service was excellent and a perfect fit.  Defo recommended xx”

Anne Baxter

“Wore one of your beautiful outfits to my daughter’s wedding Dec 2006.  So comfortable, got lots of wear out of it.  Favourite outfit of all time!”

Anne Mullins

“It was well worth the trip to visit Debra and try on the range of beautiful Ann Balon outfits. The combination of what I thought I wanted and what Debra suggested I tried on resulted in the purchase of a beautiful 3 piece for my son’s wedding, that I know I will feel comfortable, confident and gorgeous in! Looking forward to wearing it in May.”

Alison Jakes

“Bought this outfit for my Son’s wedding. The compliments I received were lovely, not to take anything away from my Daughter-In-Law who looked Beautiful. Money well spent.”

Carole Jones

“Hi Debra, it was lovely to meet you and thank you for your patience and understanding. I feel fabulous in both of the outfits that I have chosen and it was a very pleasant experience. Thank you.”

Nicola Nugent

“Dear Debra, Thank you for your help in getting my beautiful outfit for our daughter’s wedding, I’m so pleased with it, you made me feel relaxed and comfortable, which wasn’t the easiest of task’s with my condition, thank you for your patience.  We are looking forward to the big day and will certainly send you some photos.  Thank you once again Debra.”

Gill Smith

“I went to Ann Balon yesterday for an outfit for my Son’s wedding. I was met at the door by Debra who put me at ease straight away and used her expertise to find some suitable outfits to try. She soon found the perfect outfit. I just knew it was the one. I feel a million dollars when I try it on and cant wait to wear it for my Son’s special day. The outfit is of outstanding quality and feels so good to wear, and will also be versatile to wear after the wedding with jeans or smart trousers.  Thank you so much Debra for all your help. I will definitely shop with Ann Balon again for an occasion.”

Fiona Law

“My daughter was married on 19 March and I had this outfit in silver/grey and it was perfect just perfect.  Had so many compliments and it was so comfortable. And Debra was amazing.  Highly recommend.”

Pauline Zamani

“Hi Debra, Happy Easter and Thank You! My outfit gained many compliments at the wedding on Tuesday at Whitby Castle!  Even strangers said how lovely it was as I waited in the hotel foyer for the taxi! I shall certainly contact you again if I have another wedding! Many thanks for your help!! 🌺😍

Jean Riley

“I have turned to Ann Balon twice now for important family occasionwear. Their designs are elegant, cleverly cut to suit real women of all shapes and sizes, and extremely comfortable to wear. They can be dressed up e.g. with a hat for more formal wear or worn separately for a less formal occasion.  I bought online. Debra is right to insist on a consultation: her expertise in fitting, colour and occasion is second to none. She is also extremely attentive and accessible, as indeed are George and the other staff, who went to great lengths to ensure that I got my purchase and was happy with it.  On this occasion I wore “Georgia” in Blu Marino: it is a very easy colour to wear. The balance of the beautiful lace with the linen look material is perfect, and the length of the skirt very elegant. I was comfortable for the whole day at a family wedding, and it was much admired.  My thanks again to Ann Balon for beautiful elegant and comfortable occasionwear.”

Maura Delaney, Ireland

“Finding a ‘Mother of the Bride’ outfit at the Ann Balon store couldn’t have been easier! There was a large selection of beautiful dresses and three-piece outfits in a range of stunning colours to choose from. With Debra’s expert advice I was guided through the options and found an outfit that feels so elegant and comfortable. I’m not usually a one for dressing up, but I cannot wait to wear this outfit on my daughter’s big day in June. Thanks again, Debra!”

Heather Birch

“Absolutely first class service from Debra. She is a wonderful lady whose expertise allowed her to know exactly what would suit me. I’m delighted with my beautiful outfit which I received first class and wrapped perfectly. I highly recommend Ann Balon’s outfits. Thankyou so much Debra.”

Angela Giggs

“I first purchased a Ann Balon outfit about 25 years ago. I was particularly interested in the unusual combination of fabrics used to create the outfits. Ann has used lace, knit and satin backed crepe and appliqué. The appliqué was used as embellishments on various areas of the garments. The lace and other fabrics had been specifically dyed for the outfit.

I visited the website of Ann Balon and found it was now being run by her delightful daughter Debra. I especially wanted a Ann Balon outfit for a rather special wedding I will be attending in August. The help I received from Debra was outstanding, she is extremely enthusiastic about fashion and also very knowledgeable about her range and different figure types and the problems some ladies may have with different styles .

I am pleased to say the combination of textures and the use of appliqué is still used now which gives the outfit a wonderful extensive range of styles originality and flair.
The website is informative and pleasing with a range of helpful information.

Jean Mcgranaghan

“My outfit arrived yesterday and I am delighted with it. It fits beautifully and the colour is superb- a fabulous shade of sky blue. The fascinator and clutch I bought to match are perfect. Thank you so much for all your support and help in making a final decision (which I must admit was difficult!) as there are so many beautiful choices.
I have the perfect outfit, and will prove that 80 is just a number. Many thanks Debra!”

Patricia Lamb

“It was a pleasure to deal with Debra. Her knowledge, advice and efficiency made choosing the wonderful Ann Balon outfits very easy. The outfits themselves are gorgeous and we now have a very elegant Mother of the Groom who loves her three outfits. Thank you

Emily Moseley

“I was looking for something a little bit different for both my son’s and daughter’s weddings this year. Happily I found two stunning outfits in Ann Balon. Debra made the experience really enjoyable and was so helpful from start to finish. She offered fantastic advice and went above and beyond to find me two perfect dresses with accompanying hats and handbags. It was well worth the journey all the way from Northern Ireland.”

Marilyn Donaghy

“I have received my outfit, and I am SO pleased with the fit and colour! Thank you for all your help and prompt service.”

Gill Joslin

“Oh my gosh! The suit is just perfection and the fit is spot on. Thank you so much for all of your help.”

Bronagh Brolly

“I received my dress today and it arrived so quickly! It is very lovely! Also, the hatinator is perfect – it completes the outfit beautifully.Thank you so much for all your help! Your customer service is absolutely amazing.” Lisa from Canada

Lisa Frankham

“Debra was excellent, attentive and professional with just the advice I was looking for. There were a great choice of styles and colours. Generous with her time and expertise Debra clearly has her heart in finding the right outfit for her customers. Thank you.”


Maggie Burnett

“I visited the shop in Cheadle and Debra was fantastic.  She is welcoming and really does not pressure you to buy if you are not completely happy with how you look and feel in her garments.  I was dreading the usual trip to buy a wedding outfit but this was great as she is not a pushy sales person.  She knows what will suit you and she is very honest with her views.
I had a preconceived idea of what I was looking for and she understood this but I was wrong and her option was perfect.  I can’t praise her enough.  My husband and I both felt comfortable and at ease and under no pressure to buy.  The clothes are very comfortable and I feel I have found my perfect outfit for my son’s up and coming wedding.


Barbara Guest

“Dear Debra. We just wanted to let you know what a lovely experience you gave me in choosing my outfit for our daughter’s wedding. Your advice was invaluable and to have a choice of three outfits was truly amazing. I will certainly be recommending you to any of my friends who have important functions to attend in the future. I am very much looking forward to the ‘big day’😊. Our daughter said I “looked so, so, so lovely”,  which was a great endorsement. Kind regards, Sonia & Rod King”

Sonia King

“Last weekend I visited Debra at Ann Balon in Cheadle to try on outfits for my sons wedding. When I initially phoned Debra to book an appointment, she filled me with confidence and assured me that she would find me the perfect outfit for the wedding. I was definitely not disappointed when I arrived for my appointment. Debra was very friendly and put me at ease straight away. She cast her professional eye over me and asked me a few questions about style and colours. She picked out a few different styles for me to try on and once I’d chosen the style which suited me best, we then began to choose the right colour for me. Nothing was too much trouble and she genuinely cared that I felt comfortable and was happy with my choice. I absolutely love my outfit and feel very comfortable in it. The whole experience was wonderful from beginning to end and I would highly recommend visiting Debra at Ann Balon if you are looking for a stunning wedding outfit. Thank you so much Debra, you’ve made me happier than I ever imagined.”

Julie Evans

“Thank you so much for all your help in finding the perfect dress for a wedding of a friend in Italy this year. An amazing experience. My outfit is a beautiful design and the colour delightful. I will be back for another order for the next big event. A special thank you to you, Debra for your promptness in response and availability- round the clock – from holiday and home! You are very special, and your delivery is spot on!!!”

Heike Nott

“What an amazing experience from start to finish. Finding the perfect dress was so hard, as there was such an amazing range of colours and styles. Debra, couldn’t have been more helpful and supportive. I would definitely recommend Ann Balon, for all your shopping needs for your special day.”

Janet Bowden

“Thank you so much for all your help and for taking the time to see myself and family on the spare of the moment. Your help, guidance and advice was invaluable and made the task of finding an outfit for my upcoming daughter’s wedding effortless. I am thrilled with my beautiful outfit, it fits lovely and I feel extremely comfortable wearing it. From previous experiences finding clothes is not an easy task for me but with your help and assurances in  what suited me and what would look and feel wonderful to wear, I knew I was in safe hands. I am very much looking forward to wearing my beautiful outfit on my Daughter’s wedding day. Thank you again.”

Sandra Parker

“Hello Debra it’s Ann here from Northern Ireland. I want to thank you very much for all your help with getting me sorted with the blue trouser suit and accessories. I have had 3 occasions to wear it and each time I was so complimented. Your help support and service was just incredible. I wish you continued success with your business I will certainly recommend you to my friends.”

Ann McGarrigle

“My name is Linda Carberry. I live in Scotland. My son told me last year that he was getting married. I googled Mother of the Groom and Ann Balon appeared. I instantly fell in love with the all of the outfits / the styles / the lace / the variety in colours. I spoke with Debra who was very professional and helpful. My daughter took me down to England to the Ann Balon store where I was very impressed. I tried on several outfits, all different styles and colours (knowing I was going to walk out with my mother of the groom outfit from there). I got my hatinator and bag from there too. When I got back home I couldn’t stop looking at my outfit. I love it so much that I had to buy another in a different colour and style.”

Linda Carberry

“Nearly ten years ago, I purchased an Ann Balon outfit for my daughter’s wedding and everyone gave me wonderful feedback. I am a size 3X, so it is difficult to find something very special. We have another family wedding in April and after much searching, I again found the Ann Balon website and decided to make a visit to Cheadle. Although I had not made an appointment, Debra was available and went out of her way to help me choose exactly what I was looking for. She helped me try on various colours and styles – she has a wonderful collection to fit everyone. There was no rush and plenty of space to try everything and adjust the outfit so that it fitted perfectly. The styles, colours and material are extremely flattering and I would highly recommend this brand to any larger lady – you won’t be disappointed. Debra is proud of the family business and offers a highly personal service to her clients. She has a good knowledge of what might be the most suitable outfit for the occasion. She can even deal with unhelpful husbands and offer advice on the best place to eat nearby! Thank you so much, Debra.”

Margaret Foulkes

“Hi Debra, I would like to thank you a thousand times for your invaluable help in finding an outfit for my wedding in April. Being an 80 year old bride, who has sadly put the pounds on over the past two years, whilst recovering from a spinal op and a knee replacement, I thought I would never find something I really liked.  But then I found you.  You talked with me and FaceTimed, showing me various outfits you thought would suit me, and then sent me two to try on. They both fitted and I loved them both, but decided on Pamela, in a beautiful metallic shade. I can’t tell you how thrilled and excited I am at the thought of wearing this beautiful creation.  So thank you, so much Debra.  We may be one of the oldest couples to be married recently, but I am sure we will be the best dressed.”

Anne Keys

“Being plus sized and in my mid-sixties I no longer find buying clothes as enjoyable as it once was.  In recent months I have been browsing the internet for a suitable MOG outfit; ordering and sending back different styles, sizes, fabrics and colours. I was beginning to despair, when lo and behold, I came across the Ann Ballon website!  A shop on my doorstep specialising in the very outfit I was looking for and empathetically describing glamorous and elegant styles for the fuller figure.

As soon as I spoke with Debra I knew that she would find me the right outfit because she exudes warmth and confidence even over the telephone.  And I was right. Debra was spot on in selecting the best style for my figure and after that I had the delightful dilemma of choosing between the colours she recommended. 

An unexpected surprise is that the shop is also well-stocked with accessories, so to top off the perfect outfit, I have the perfect fascinator too.  Can’t wait for the wedding. 

Many, many thanks Debra for making me feel special again.

Catherine Moore

“Dear Debra

Thank you so much for your time and expertise when we came to your shop on Monday. You made us very welcome and at ease. I have wanted an Ann Balon outfit for quite a long time but only being 5ft tall I thought it not possible. I was obviously wrong. I am so pleased with my outfit and look forward to waring it at my granddaughters wedding. Without your help and expertise I would have been hopeless and undecided. Thank you once again for your help and hospitality. It was lovely meeting you!

Jenny Brackenbury

‘I wanted something special for my Grandson’s wedding in a few weeks time so contacted Debra . She was incredibly helpful showing me outfits via facetime and giving advise on colours and accessories. I chose a Fortuna 3 piece which was delivered the following day . It looks beautiful and is so comfortable to wear. My three daughters all think it looks great and I even got a WOW from my husband whose usual response is  “yeah that’s alright ” ! 

Thank you so much Debra.’

Sheila Dyer

‘My parcel arrived today – it was very beautifully and carefully packaged thank you.

The whole outfit is absolutely perfect – exactly as described on the website and looks stunning – even with ‘bed hair’ no make up and slippers. I just couldn’t wait to try it on!

I’ll send you photos when I wear it in August and will also send some pics of my other AB outfits! (I’m getting quite a collection here! But they are just timeless and so classy)

Thank you for sorting everything so promptly for me – it is very much appreciated. I do hope you decided to showcase one of your own outfits at your wedding in Portugal! The whole collection is so beautiful.’

Alyson Davies

‘Thanks to Debra and Ann Balon I managed to get the most beautiful outfit for my daughters wedding. The colour, fit and style were just perfect. Although all the dresses I tried on were beautiful, I ended up picking Carla dress and coat. It flatters my figure and disguises any lumps and bumps! The lace is light and airy, perfect for a summer wedding. I would like to especially thank Debra as she gave me excellent advice with regards colour and style. I am so happy to have sorted my outfit and now I can enjoy the run up to the wedding.Thank you to all at Ann Balon!’

Mary Connolly

‘Dear Debra

Thank you so much for helping me to purchase my outfit for my son’s wedding in September.

I did not really know what to expect, but you made me feel special and the trouser suit really does look a treat.  I am looking forward to wearing it in September, and will send you a photo on the day where I hope to feel as special as I felt when trying it on.

Thank you!’

Margaret Burrell

‘Hi, Debra,

My hatinator arrived this morning and I can’t tell you how excited I am, it is just so perfect.

I can’t believe I have been able to acquire such a beautiful outfit with just a few emails and phone calls; your service and advice are second to none.

Some years ago I tried on one of your outfits, which at the time wasn’t quite right for the occasion but I was so impressed by it I vowed that some day I would have one, and here we are.

Where I live many occasionwear shops are quite a distance away so the thought of travelling and trying on is quite a chore – so I was delighted to find your online service.

Many thanks for all your help and advice!’

Patricia Waugh

‘Just sending an email to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful experience I had whilst shopping in your store.

I can only say that both you and your beautiful daughter were so professional and kind to me – nothing was a problem and you both went over and above to make sure I was happy with my purchase.

I really love the dress and jacket that I bought, plus hat and bag. It made my life very easy.

As only my son was with me, I really valued your opinions and came home so relieved.

I am looking forward to wearing it for my son’s wedding in April 2024, so all I need is a fine day to show it off to its best.

Thank you again!’

Marie Flynn

I would just like to thank you so much for the great way you looked after us and the time you took finding just the right outfit for me. 

As you know I was looking for a 3 piece and never thought I’d come out with a dress but as soon as I tried it on I knew it was for me. It just felt so comfortable and it’s absolutely gorgeous. 

I was going to wait until the wedding before my daughter saw my outfit but I couldn’t resist trying it on for her. Her words were “I’m so proud of you Mum you look fabulous”

I don’t think we could’ve got a better compliment/testament to your beautiful clothes. 

Thank you seems such a small expression but I hope you know how much it means.

Carol Rule

‘Having initially chatted with Debra over email, I had the pleasure of meeting her at her Cheadle store in the hope of finding the perfect outfit for my daughter’s wedding. 

Debra was absolutely wonderful, she knew exactly what would suit me and quickly selected a number of her beautiful lace designs for me to try. I really was spoilt for choice, and the gorgeous array of colours didn’t make the choice any easier. 

Debra also stocks a beautiful range of colour coordinated bags, fascinators and hats to complete that special look. 

I wasn’t rushed or pressured in any way and left the store knowing I had the perfect outfit. I can’t thank Debra enough for her valuable advice and expertise. Highly recommended! “

I can’t attach the link to the particular video which shows your outfits but can direct you to the ‘Marry Me Film’s’ website where all their recorded weddings can be found on their blog page.’

Wendy Wright

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