Made To Measure - Lesley Cutler Bridal Wear




A Lesley Cutler couture wedding dress is created with handmade British Craftsmanship. Some of our clients choose not to have our bespoke service, so we offer our seamstress service that will, remodel, restyle, and expertly fit off the peg wedding gowns, evening wear and bridesmaid dresses to enhance your figure and make the perfect fit.


alterations to make your day

A beautiful wedding dress, but it just isn’t’ perfect yet. Buy a dress a size larger and have it sensitively altered just for you with the addition of sleeves, bespoke embellishments and made to fit perfectly.


vision and expertise

We are experts in customising, this includes shortening or taking in dresses; we will add or remove net petticoats; shorten or add sleeves; alter a neckline; add or remove straps. Whatever your vision for your dress we will bring it to life.


From the first consultation to the final fitting each of Lesley Cutler’s breathtaking wedding gowns is meticulously designed with an attention to detail. As each dress is intricately handcrafted over a series of five fittings. Watch your dream dress develop through each stage and come towards its delightful completion.

You have complete control throughout all stages of the design and development with our expert support and guidance to ensure an enjoyable experience. You will be able to personally select every individual element of your dress down to the smallest details creating a one-of-a-kind gown.

Step 1: Design Consultation

At our first meeting, we will discuss your ideas and desires for the most important day of your life. Together we will study the research you have gathered while envisioning your dream dress to bring this to life in hand-drawn sketches, adding in our own inspiration to the designs to visualise the perfect dress based on all your suggestions, ideas and research. We will explore all of our finest fabrics, laces and trimmings in our collection so you can add the finishing touches and personalise every element of your dress.

Step 2: Toile Mock-up

Once the design has been finalised, appointments are available at your convenience to take numerous measurements to ensure the perfect fit for your dress. We make a calico toile (mockup) where the lines of the dress are defined to compliment your curves. Using a blank canvas, you are given the opportunity of trying on your dream dress so you can envision the shape and style. We fit this to you, using her expertise and a trained eye. Adjustments are pinned to give a perfect vision of your dream dress. Every detail of the design is scrutinised and perfected before the silk fabric is cut for your dream day.

Step 3: Dress Fitting

We create your gown to a more completed stage in the process and the finished look of your dream dress is easily appreciated. There will be several fittings and each time small adjustments are made to perfect the look even more. The cut of your dress will be fine-tuned to you to enhance and flatter your figure. Finally, the hem of your dress will be pinned while you are wearing your shoes. We will correct the length, making it easy for you to move in and giving you the confidence that you will look stunning on your special day.

Step 4: Fittings and Alterations

At this fitting, we make fine alterations to ensure a perfect fit in the build-up to your special day. Every detail is checked and the gown is now an exquisitely unique garment that has been skillfully crafted especially for you. Your dress can be complemented with jewellery, veils and headpieces. – it’s these personal touches that take a tailored design to an aspirational dress.

Step 5: Final Fitting

Your custom dress is given a final fitting to ensure you have the perfect finished piece. The gown will be an exquisite and unique garment that has been skillfully handmade. It will be the flawless and impressively made to measure wedding dress, unique to you as you imagined. Collect your dream dress one month or more ahead of the biggest day of your life.


Do you have an outfit or dress ideas to discuss?
Lesley would love to hear from you…

Monday & Wednesday – 08:30 to 16:00
Tuesday & Thursday – 08:30 to 18:30
Friday – 08:30 – 14:00
Saturday – 11:00 to 15:00
Sunday – Closed


We are passionate about helping women look and feel the best version of themselves.

  • The patience she has had has exceeded my expectations. I would recommend her to anyone and will miss our catch ups! The dress is exactly what I had visualised and Lesley has made that a reality. Thank you so much.

    Claire Surrey
  • A huge thank you to Lesley for making my dress, for listening and putting ideas into reality. It was a masterpiece and an honour to wear something so exquisitely made.

    Hannah Bedfordshire
  • My Mother of the Bride outfit is individually handmade, exclusively mine and there was no risk of meeting anyone wearing the same. I had so many compliments on the day and afterwards, I've lost count!

    Lindsey London
  • Just to let you know the dress was the star attraction at my wedding on Sunday. Everyone, even the men, commented on how fabulous it was. The ladies wanted to know where I bought it from. We had a fantastic day.

    Patricia Leicestershire
  • True to her word, she worked tirelessly on my wedding dress until it was perfect. She is a master of her craft and any bride, or other customers, can feel absolutely safe and happy in her capable hands.

    Kim Buckinghamshire
  • It was lovely having a dress made knowing no one else could turn up in the same dress.

    Leonie Milton Keynes
  • Just collected my bridal outfit from Lesley. Impressed does not cover it!! I am blown away by how beautiful it is, how great Lesley and her team have been at every stage of the process.

    Erica Buckinghamshire


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