Your Louise Rose Couture Experience

Be your wonderfully singular self

The Louise Rose Couture brand is about making you feel incredible in a dress no matter your age, shape or size. So it makes sense that we approach the service we provide you in the same way.

You will be looked after by our founder and designer, Louise, who will host you at our dressmaking studio in Reading, Berkshire, or at one of our stockists. You’ll receive a relaxed, friendly and personal experience, enriched by Louise’s infectious enthusiasm for fashion, vintage glamour and making women look and feel amazing. And you’ll come away inspired.

I have been given so many compliments about this dress, A perfect fit. Will purchase others.

MARCIA STEIMBACH

How it works

Since many of the ladies who come to us have never had a dress made for them before, here’s a more detailed insight into the kind of experience you can expect:

1. We’ll have a chat over the phone or email and you can tell Louise what you’re looking for. Then we can book you in for an appointment.

2. Louise will host you for a free one-hour consultation at our Reading-based studio or at one of our stockists to discuss your ideas and requirements. You’ll be able to browse the sample rail, try on some 50s dresses and look at various different fabric and finishing options, with a hot cup of tea or coffee in hand.

3. If you like what you see, you’ll be able to select fabrics, colours and customisable options for your dress. After the initial consultation, Louise will send you a quote based on your chosen design.

4. If you’re happy to go ahead, a 50% deposit will be required. Then your fabrics will be ordered and your measurements taken.

5. You’ll have an initial fitting appointment using a mock-up of your dress in a standard size, which we will pin to alter the fit to your measurements.

6. To perfect the fit, you’ll have a further fitting appointment partway through the making of your dress.

7. Your last visit will be to try on and collect your finished dress. At this stage the balance will become due.

Louise made my wedding dress for me. She completely understood what I wanted and didn't want. She listened to me but also made loads of suggestions. Nothing was too much effort. The result was better than I could have imagined, it fitted me perfectly was suited my style and the style of the wedding. She will be making my bridesmaid dress for my sisters wedding soon as well! Highly recommended for weddings or any occasion when you want something unique and special to wear.

NATALIE PRESTEDGE

Louise Rose Couture offers a made-to-order dressmaking service at a midpoint between off-the-peg and fully bespoke. This involves altering a standard size to your measurements and is so we can keep our dresses affordable for ladies without bottomless budgets.

If, however, you require more flexibility in the size and shape of your dress, we do offer a complete made-to-measure service for an additional fee. If you opt for this, we will keep your dress pattern on file. This is so you can order another dress in a different colour or fabric if you wish to, and not have to pay the made-to-measure charge.

We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have, before or during the process.

If you think a Louise Rose Couture dress could be for you, get in touch. We’re looking forward to helping you be your best, true and wonderfully singular self.