Mother of the Bride Made To Measure

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Made to Measure Up


“It just wasn’t right.”  “That’s not how I thought it would look.”  “It was really badly finished.”  “I was gutted – that’s why I’m here.”  “Now I’ve got to start again with only 10 weeks left until the do.”

There is nothing more distressing than a Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom coming to see us making comments such as these when they have had their outfit made by a dressmaker.  There are tears, anger, frustration – the whole gamut of emotions.  This may be the Special Occasion a woman has envisaged for years and to be let down by the outfit, which has been supposedly made to fit, is unthinkable.

Here, at Florentyna Dawn, we specialise in making sure our made to measure outfits are what they say.  They are made to one of our designs that flatter whatever size or shape, height or awkwardness that our Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom has, so that they are secure in the knowledge that they will look and feel superb.

We have hundreds of fabrics – silks, stretch cottons, voiles and laces in hundreds of colours and patterns, which can be constructed into a design to enhance the ‘good’ bits and disguise the parts of our bodies with which we are not contented.  Sleeves – short, long, tulip, capped can be added to suit all arms and shoulders; necklines can be adjusted to cover or create a cleavage; the structure can be sleek in places where we need to be smooth and flowing, flared and full-length when required.

We take every measurement – places you didn’t even know we could measure – so that our haute couture designer can make, fit, adjust, and refit your outfit, to ensure your confidence will be sky high and there will be no fear of a guest wearing anything the same or even similar.  Our superb milliner can make a hat, hatinator or fascinator to match the outfit, picking out colours from the outfit in feathers, net, tulle or ribbon to enhance the base colour.

Our Mothers of the Brides and Mothers of the Grooms send us photos, cards, facebook pages, tweets and even video clips (you can tell I’m not a wizard with technological terms) of the Special Day in question.  This is how an occasion like this should feel to the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom.  So make sure your outfit measures up.


Florentyna Dawn

Beautiful Mother of the Bride/Groom outfits in flattering styles to suit any shape.