Bespoke or not to Bespoke…

Why choose Bespoke?

The Bespoke service offered by the Rita Colson brand allows you to create a one-of-a-kind dress designed especially for you. You may wish to modify silhouettes or cuts from our Bridal dresses to create your own unique design, or it might be that you have ideas of your own that I can apply my skills and expertise to help you realise.

What are the benefits of choosing a bespoke dress?

Each bespoke dress is made from scratch in our studio. Often, this will require several fittings over and above our normal Couture service, as we need to create a brand new pattern.

I will work very closely with you to understand your needs, likes and dislikes and will guide you in what fabrics and shapes will work best for your unique shape, to ensure you walk away with a truly special piece.

How long will it take?

Bespoke wedding dresses take time to make to the exacting standards we insist on, therefore we advise brides to leave between 6-12 months between the commission and collection of their dress. If you have a shorter timescale, please get in touch, as sometimes we are able to accommodate you.

Real Bride - Lois Shimmen | A hand pleated gown with a touch of lace and a ruffle tail. Photo by

Attention to detail - the inside of the garment should look just as good as the outside.

Work in progress - Fitting the dress.