Evening Wear & Ball Gowns ~ River Elliot Bridal ~ Cambridge
We design and make beautiful bespoke evening dresses for any occasion. From mother-of-the-bride to black tie we will create your vision and style. Based in Cambridge UK.
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Evening Wear

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Evening Wear

Evening wear can take on various styles, from the traditional Little Black Dress to chic tailored trouser suits. However, the sign of the perfect dress or outfit is how well it fits you. You may buy the most expensive dress, but if it doesn’t fit or flatter your shape, you will feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. With bespoke garments, you get to have input in the overall style and finish of your desired dress. Your dress or outfit will flatter your whole body so that first and foremost, you feel comfortable and beautiful at your special occasion. From cocktail dresses to elaborate ball gowns, I can design and make evening wear that you will keep and wear forever.

Mother of the bride adjusts her daughter’s veil on her wedding day.  Beautiful, African American women, smiling while getting the daughter ready for her wedding.
Mother of the Bride
As Mother of the Bride, you have a very important and special role to play on your daughter’s wedding day. So, it’s no surprise you may feel a little overwhelmed and anxious when thinking about your own outfit and where or how to start looking for a dress or outfit. By choosing to have your Mother-of-the-Bride dress custom made, you’ll be able to minimise your stress and let me take care of you. We’ll sit over a nice cup of tea or coffee and discuss exactly how you want to feel and look on the day. No matter what shape and size you are, you deserve to feel special and glamorous as you stand beside your daughter. Don’t like wearing dresses? That’s okay – there are sophisticated options such as trouser suits or long tunics that will work just as well. Let’s have a chat and put those worries at ease so that you can focus on helping your daughter plan her day.
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My professional dressmaking services also include making bespoke reproduction garments and costumes for Cosplay and historical reconstruction events. I love working with clients looking for authentic looking costumes, taking the time to research colours, fabrics, styles and sewing techniques used in specific periods. By choosing my custom-made services you will receive an authentic-looking period costume which is incredibly well-made and high-quality ensuring your garment lasts a very long time. Whether your interest is Victorian or even Sci-fi, please contact me to discuss your requirements.