no, I didn't get to try Universal's gowns, but she did show them to me. Not very nice, I thought, also so few to choose from, and all very ordinary looking. She was quite pushy and tried to get me to book right away. FH was away, so gave her that excuse. She called me on my hp a month later to ask me if he'd come back yet(!!). Fortunately not yet. She hasn't called since *phew*.
Graceful Image gowns were quite nice, I thought, but I still didn't want to commit yet.
Then I went to Lezen. The service was very good. Not pushy. At that time I thought the gowns looked alright on me, although the cutting was not altogether flattering.
Then, I went to Silhouette... and the gowns were magical on me! Plus, the service and some things that I mentioned above in my first posting.
Went to the others and the only other one that had gowns that looked quite good on me, and photos that we liked, was Julia. But thought they were rather hard-sell. So didn't dare to commit. The price they quoted was more expensive than Sil! The new designer Tiani even rang yesterday to ask about my decision.
I guess I'll wait for X-Zen and then decide. But I feel VERY biased now in favour of Silhouette, so hope I can be objective and keep an open mind.