The Mother Of The Bride Or Groom Dresses

D’italia Stocks A Range Of Beautiful Italian Silks, French Laces & Beadings Perfect For Bridal Mums’ Dresses & Outfits.

Mother Of The Bride/groom Dresses

With 13 dressmakers on hand, you (the Mother of the Bride or Groom) are assured a flattering custom designed and made dress or outfit.

We understand more than anyone how important it is for mothers of the bride or groom to find an outfit that is special and appropriate for “the big day” – an event where the mother is a focus point in the bridal party for many sentimental reasons…

Many mothers have stumbled upon our doors in a state of sheer frustration, completely overwhelmed by the lack of suitable ready-made garments available in stores. A small number of “Mother of the Bride” shops exist, but sadly they only tend to cater for the proverbial frumpy, dowdy, or stately motherly look. Furthermore, not only is there a lack of suitable styles, but it is virtually impossible to get an exact and flattering fit off the track.

What is indeed “appropriate” is often a confusing, tricky and understandably stressful issue for mothers, as they are not mere guests at a wedding…they are in fact important members of the bridal party, and as such must look the part – without any chance of a dreaded fau-pax whereby they may detract attention from the bride.

Having come to us, within minutes of discussing the formality of the wedding and their personal tastes and preferences, a majority of mothers are pleasantly relieved to realise that we can design and create them a unique, perfectly appropriate, stylish, elegant and flattering outfit – with no stress, and no guess-work – to ensure they will feel supremely confident on a day which is just as much theirs as it is their child’s.

We stock a delightful range of semi-formal to very formal Italian silks, French laces and beadings, in an impressive range of colours and styles. With a combination of these fabrics, our many years of experience in all areas of bridal fashion and our free in-house design and styling service, we will guide you in the right direction to ensure you present appropriately. Your look will be stylish and elegant, and your garment designed and fit your body shape perfectly – all these factors are the key to flattering you to your utmost, no matter what your body shape. We know all the tricks…!

Having never found themselves in this position before, it is common for mothers to leave their outfits to the eleventh hour – with only weeks or a couple of months to go, they find themselves at a loss. That is until they come in to see us, of course! It is with this said that we encourage mothers to start early (at least 8 months before the wedding) in their search for ready-made garments so that by the time they realise that their best option is to have theirs custom-made there is still sufficient time to be able to secure a booking with one of our seamstresses or tailors. Our team of seven seamstresses and tailors are often heavily booked at least eight months ahead, due to customers securing early up-front reservations. Bookings are taken for the month in which the outfit must be completed, whereas when your work is actually started is up to you.

d’Italia is renowned in the bridal industry for the creation of superb wedding dresses and gowns, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, and mother of the bride or groom outfits. We very much look forward to meeting you to assist in the creation of a perfect outfit – one that will be appropriate, stylish, elegant and unique for you, the bridal mother…

d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress or mother of the bride/groom dress you want, with custom corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality silks and genuine French laces.

Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics. Our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of beautiful gowns for the romantic bride at heart.



d’Italia does not charge for design or for the “label”—this is where you save hundreds or thousands of dollars.

The average cost for Dresses and Garments – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

Mother of the Bride/Groom dress


Women’s Suits


Cocktail/formal/ evening dresses


The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

  • Without lace, beading or embellishments $2,500 – $3,000
  • With lace, beading and/or embellishments $3,500 (average)


How does it work?

Meet with our expert designers to discuss all of your ideas and bring your custom outfit to life. With precision and detail, our designers will sketch out the perfect design, select the most suitable and elegant fabrics and hand-stitch the most stylish and flattering outfit to perfectly complement you.

Need some inspiration and help to get started? View our latest blog Top 5 Gorgeous Mother of the bride/groom outfits for every style and season 



Obligation free consultation with our expert designers to discuss your ideas and design your perfect outfit



We work with your budget to select the perfect fabrics and laces for your custom outfit



Our dedicated seamstresses will complete the design, delivering you a unique custom-made outfit for your child’s special day

Resources to get you inspired


Creation of a perfect garment takes time and care. It is for this reason that the seamstresses are booked well in advance. d’Italia’s referral seamstresses are regularly booked up to 12-18 months in advance of events as appointments and fittings are spread out over a number of weeks – deliberately planned out into the future – so that there is no unnecessary stress involved in having to rush anything.

Our expert designers and consultants will do their absolute best to guide you with selecting the most suitable fabrics whilst having a strong focus on your budget and design goals. Reach out to our designers today to get a rough quote by calling- 95094633


Mother of the bride/groom outfits start 1,500+

Yes! D’Italia specialise in producing intricate laces, delicately embroidered tulles, luxurious silks and hand-crafted beaded fabrics. Our designers will guide you in selecting and customising these fabrics to create a unique one-off piece for your very own custom outfit. From altering the colour, modifying beading or custom dyeing your fabrics and laces, adding intricate details, the sky is the limit! If you’re looking for modern mother of the bride dresses, we can help you design the perfect dress that lets you express your personal style. 

Yes, absolutely! We understand that finding that perfect outfit for your child’s wedding isn’t always the easiest task. Our team of in-store designers and consultants will help you design the perfect outfit to beautifully suit and flatter your body shape for this special occasion. Our designers will help you refine your ideas and guide you with selecting the most suitable fabrics to bring your vision to life. D’Italia will also offer you an array of inspiration and resources to help get you started on the perfect mother of the bride dress.