Carolyn de la Drapiere is synonymous for offering curvaceous women some of the most beautiful Bridal outfits which are enhancing to the figure, whilst cleverly covering the parts we would like to draw the eye away from. Design and cut are important, along with intricate attention to detail and of course luxurious fabrics.
Our bespoke outfits are tailored to the individual. It is important that they are elegant and yet at the same time comfortable to wear. We understand the desire to be able to slip on a dress that feels divine, looks amazing and fits like a dream. No need for fussing throughout the day, the outfit is perfect!
In the first consultation with Carolyn, you will discuss the style of outfit you are wanting. Feel free to bring pictures, drawings and ideas of your dream outfit. She will then discuss fabric types and colours with you and may ask you to try on shapes and styles in the studio to help formulate your dress or outfit.
Your measurements will be taken and the expert team will then begin the making process. If the garment is complicated a toile will be made in calico for the first fitting. Generally one fitting is needed before collection.
Feel free to bring your own fabric, or choose from the vast array that Carolyn has.
Made to Measure
We have had the pressure of making a wedding dress in two days – so our team can certainly whip up an outfit for you over night. We would, however, rather be given a few weeks to make the perfect dress for you. The more time you give us the better!
Adaptation of one of our dresses
A 50% deposit is taken before we start sewing. The final 50% payment is taken on collection of your outfit.
Our studio has an outstanding choice of garments that are available for sale which are not included in our on-line shop. You’ll find many one-off pieces that are ready to wear or can be altered to fit you perfectly. beautiful inside finishing, Carolyn de la Drapiere clothes are special and truly unique.
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing creation you designed for my wedding day. It is just what I have always wanted, but would never had the courage to wear had you not made it possible with a few little changes here and there to make me feel comfortable. Putting the sleeves in was perfect and made me relax not having to worry about my arms. Thanks for making the process so much fun. I shall miss coming to see you for fittings."
Sue. St Albans