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Last update: August 2023

Welcome to the World of Chicely: Where Elegance Meets Individuality!

Founded and curated by the visionary designer Shirley DeBoer, Chicely stands as a beacon of bespoke fashion. With a remarkable six-year journey that intertwines creativity and craftsmanship, Chicely has redefined the essence of custom-made attire.

At Chicely, we believe that every milestone deserves to be adorned in style, and every moment is an opportunity to express oneself uniquely. Our exquisite collection of custom wedding dresses, enchanting evening gowns, and more resonates with Shirley's passion for creating wearable art that transcends trends and stands the test of time.

With six years of dedication, Shirley DeBoer has led Chicely in crafting garments that narrate stories, celebrate individuality, and capture the essence of elegance. Each stitch, fabric selection, and design element is meticulously curated to ensure that your attire isn't just a garment, but a reflection of your personality and the momentous occasion it graces.

As we step into the realm of Chicely, we invite you to discover the magic that Shirley DeBoer's artistic vision has woven into every piece. Join us in celebrating six years of excellence, as we continue to embrace the journey of crafting memories, one stitch at a time. Welcome to Chicely – where dreams are tailored into reality.

Located in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Chicely is a boutique bridalwear shop specializing in exquisite wedding gowns and evening wear. Shirley Deboer, founder and renowned designer, embodies the essence of chic and elegant in every dress she creates. And it is from these values that she got the name "Chicely," a combination of "chic" and "elegance." Shirley understands that each individual is incomparable and that clothing can be a powerful medium for a person to convey their message. That is why she insists on speaking with her clients personally to customize a gown that reflects their individuality.

Thanks to the power of the internet, Shirley and her team can cater to clients worldwide. Chicely offers an online boutique shopping experience to explore a wide array of high-quality and personalized options. This boutique showcases styles for any occasion, whether wedding, formal, or everyday wear. The team looks forward to speaking to any potential newlywed and eagerly awaits the opportunity to join their emotional journey.

Frequently asked questions

Who do you provide services for?

Flower girls
Mother of the bride
Mother of the groom

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments only
Full customization

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal gowns
Customary attire
Formal gowns
Plus size gowns

Which wedding dress designers do you carry in-store?

Shirley DeBoer

Which bridesmaid dress designers do you carry in-store?

Shirley DeBoer

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

Final sale

Please select the price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns that can be regularly purchased in your store:

$1000 - $2499
$2500 - $3999

Please select the price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos that can regularly be purchased in your store:

$500 - $999

How do you price dress alterations?

By piece
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Clarisse T. Sent on 19/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Dress of My Dreams

Shirley from Chicely created my dream dress! I came to her with a bunch of ideas for what I wanted in a wedding dress and she put them together and designed a wedding dress that fit so perfectly and looked so beautiful that even now, it nearly brings me to tears! Thank you Shirley for everything you did to bring my vision to life! 🙂
Arlene D. Sent on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Designer

Shirley is one of the best designers in town. She made my wedding day special and memorable. She made my wedding gown and veil, stunning and elegant. It made my wedding day, perfect. Guests admired and loved it. During the process, Shirley was professional, accommodating, sweet and helpful. I super love her designs. She is passionate on her work which reflects on her gowns and dresses. I 100% highly recommend her. 😍
Mari M. Sent on 22/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent vendor!

My experience with the vendor was absolutely amazing. She was responsive to all my needs, she even provided the service of tailoring the dress to me which was a true gift for my wedding. Her quality of service is exquisite and I absolutely enjoyed communicating with her. My wedding day was very special to me. She played a huge part in creating my gorgeous dress that fit me like a glove. The dress quality exceeded expectations. It was made of such a high quality material. It was gorgeous color, soft, breathable, slightly stretchy which I loved. When you feel the dress you can feel a lot of work was put into making it. It felt even better to wear it. The value of the product was magnificent. She is very professional and a true pleasure to work with!
Candida W. Sent on 23/02/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing taent

I had the most wonderful experience with Chicely, Shirley was so sweet and amazing and helped me custom design the perfect dress. She is professional and will go above and beyond to help you out with everything. I let her know exactly what i DIDNT want and she followed my direction. She made some lovely suggestions to amp up my style and I couldn't be more happier.
Zedayvia D. Sent on 22/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent and Exceptional Service

I had the best time designing my dress with CHICELY Fashion. The owner, Shirley, provides professional and experienced serviced. She always answered my questions thoroughly and worked hard to create the perfect dress for me! She was there during each step and expertly took the lead on the dress designing process which relieved all the stress of dress searching off my shoulders. The end result was the most beautiful and perfect dress designed by CHICELY which reflected 100% of what I asked for!
Launa L. Sent on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful work

Shirley does beautiful work! She hand-made my veil for my wedding. Her attention to detail, skill, and her communication with me to ensure she was capturing my vision are all 5-Star! Thanks, Shirley!
Emna R. Sent on 06/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional service

Thank you so much for making my dream come true !
Shirley is so patient, so talented, she made the perfect wedding dress anyone would wish for 🤩🤩
Jarissa G. Sent on 24/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Dress

I had this dress custom made to my size by Chicely. I was a little nervous due to the time of my wedding and providing my sizing online but i am so happy I trusted her. Chicely really delivered. The dress is beautiful and it fitted like a glove.

I am so happy I chose Chicely!
Avi F. Sent on 14/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and Beyond!

I found Shirley on facebook last year 2021. I showed her the train that I wanted for my wedding, and she responded very quick. She came to my house to do my measurements and quoted me for reasonable price. She managed to finished my train within 3 months and it turned out beyond my expectations. I definitely recommend Shirley, she is very professional, friendly, and her work is just amazing!
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Meet the team

Shirley  DeBoer
Shirley DeBoer
Founder and Designer

Hi, I'm Shirley DeBoer!

Thank you for getting to know me a bit better. So let's make it short and sweet; I'm not going to bore you with long paragraphs on why I do what I do or how I got here. After all, you have a wedding to plan!

• I've been with my hubby for 7 years, married 5 years. He is 6ft 3 and he doesn't play basketball. I know you would say what a waste.

• I have been dreaming of being a fashion designer for 1000 years, but I became a professional fashion designer for 7 years!

• I love designing wedding dresses so much that I quit my high-tech job, BEST. DECISION. EVER!

• We LOVE to travel! By far my fave destination to date has been Bali. But other fave locations- Paris, Italy, Holland.

• Fave food is definitely sushi, but I love anything with loads of flavor, Chinese, Thai, Greek! I'm hungry now!

• I am a social butterfly! I enjoy being around people where I get energized.

• I am a BIG TIME overachiever/people pleaser. And I will go out of my way to make you happy!

• I am a doggy mama; I have a young boy shichon named Toby, I say he is an angel in dog's clothing. Absolutely the sweetest! When I say" I LOVE YOU, He will give me kisses immediately.

• I recently started to play the lyre harp! I enjoy discovering my musical side of me.

I'm looking forward to creating your dream wedding dress!


Shirley DeBoer

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