THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE OR GROOM GARMENTS
WE ♥ OUR MUMS!
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-rack.
What is indeed “appropriate” is often a confusing, tricky and understandably stressful issue for mothers, as they are not a mere guest at a wedding…they are in fact an important member 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’ 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, your garment designed and fitted to 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 which will be appropriate, stylish, elegant and unique for you, the bridal mother…
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:
- Cocktail/formal/evening dresses $1,500
- Women’s Suits $1,400
- Mother of the Bride garment dress $1,500
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 IT WORKS
NOTE: Bookings for 2019 are NOW LIMITED – CALL 03 9509 4633
There are no designer fees. d’Italia doesn’t mark up the price just because it’s a label. You get a genuine couture dress or outfit made with the world’s finest fabrics, created from scratch, to fit you perfectly—for a fraction of the cost.
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Make an Appointment
Make an appointment and our designers will fine tune the style based on your thoughts, images, body shape and personality.
Choose the fabric
We will help you choose the perfect fabric and/or French lace and/or embellishments and then we will work out the exact cost, with the aim to get it in at a cost you are comfortable with.
Get it made
If you don’t have your own dressmaker you will get a referral to one of d’Italia’s dedicated expert seamstresses, to have your dress or outfit created exactly the way you want it and fitted exactly to your form.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Call d’Italia now to arrange a one-on-one private consultation to discuss your requirements and get a costing for your garment. Consultations are obligation free and free of charge.
1000'S OF HAPPY LADIES
We create hundreds of dresses every year, from scratch, to fit perfectly.
"You were able to reproduce the dress in the pictures I gave you perfectly--even better than the original! Beautiful, elegant fabrics and the most fabulous job on the dresses. The bridesmaids looked stunning and their outfits received much attention! We couldn't be happier with the results."
"The entire dress making process was beyond my expectations; it was truly great. From discussing my original ideas for the design, to working out a price within my budget, the advice and helping me with my indecisiveness, to suggestions of how to improve the design, I was very impressed and very happy with the whole process."
"Both the bridesmaids and myself felt very special in our outfits, thanks to d'Italias' fabric."
"I came in looking for a wedding dress with a difference and left with so much more. Thank you for helping to shape my ideas and for encouraging me to be brave. The dressmaker you referred me to was equally fantastic and perfect for my more than difficult dress design."
"The dress itself was amazing and was beyond my expectations. Everyone commented on how much it suited me (I was very happy to hear that)! Thank you d'Italia.".
"Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding dress. The fabric was so divine and I felt so special, didn't want to take it off!"
ADDRESS: 62 Glenferrie Road Malvern Victoria
TELEPHONE: 03 9509 4633
Open 7 Days
Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
(Closed major public holidays)