dress maker essex
dress maker essex
dress maker essex
bespoke bridesmaid dresses


Hello! I’m Kirsty, the heart and soul behind Kirsty Couture. As an experienced dressmaker in Essex, I put my all into designing and creating your dream outfit. As both a fashion designer and a corset specialist, I have the skills and passion to make you an outfit that’s not just beautiful but fits you like a second skin.

Planning for a special day? Whether it’s a wedding or prom, I’ve got you covered. As your go-to prom dressmaker and wedding specialist, I’m here to create that dream dress for you.

As one of the trusted bridal shops in Essex, I know the profound impact of the right dress. That’s why I work closely with you, getting to know your style and what you love to make a fully bespoke dress that’s perfect just for you.

In my cosy studio in Manningtree, we’ll chat about what you want, and together we’ll create a unique piece that not only fits you perfectly but also captures your personality.

So, if you’re looking for an expert dressmaker in Manningtree, or a talented wedding dressmaker in Essex, get in contact with Kirsty Couture today. Let’s create something beautiful together!

Experience, Quality and Integrity

Essex Dressmaker

I specialise in creating bespoke wedding dresses and corsets, but I also design for proms, special occasions, and even costumes right here in Essex. And for the gents? I’ve got matching ties and waistcoats for men and boys.

But my services don’t stop there. I also make all the extra little things that complete an outfit, like veils, garters, sashes, and cover-ups.

Apart from designing, I also offer a range of alteration and customisation services. For those who love the planet as much as they love fashion, I can even turn vintage or reclaimed gowns into something new and stunning.

By merging traditional techniques with contemporary craftsmanship, I create garments that aren’t just beautiful, but also timeless and top-quality.

Ready to give it a go? Let’s create something extraordinary together!


My bespoke outfits are all about the little details, especially when it comes to corsetry. These garments do more than just look good – they’re transformational pieces that make you feel amazing.

My workspace is a craft lover’s dream, filled with sewing machines and tools. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so every custom dress, corset and accessory gets my full attention and skill, ensuring a luxurious and professional finish.

I’m committed to creating something truly special for you – a piece that tells your unique story. Each tiny detail in the dresses I make is a symbol of this dedication. It’s such an honour to be part of your special moments.

K Brown

Kirsty did such a good job with my wedding dress, she was so easy to contact and visit, and she really made me feel comfortable. I like she suggested ideas and she really made my dress into something special! Would definitely recommend!

Abi Burlington-Sharp

I have used Kirsty Couture on a number of occasions. She made some bespoke tops for me which I am still wearing a number of years later. I also have one of her custom designed corsets which is a real piece of artistry, and it fits me like a glove. I recently took a friend to Kirsty to have her wedding gown tailored, and she was delighted with the end result. I bought the same friend one of Kirsty’s very elegant handmade garters which she wore on the big day. Kirsty is creative, professional, and truly talented at what she does – I would highly recommend her. Thank you Kirsty!

Vicki Swanton

Kirsty is amazing. She’s so helpful, works fast, is really reasonably priced, and does an amazing job. We are so pleased with the adjustments made to our daughters prom dress, and it fit perfectly. Highly recommend her.

Sarah Young

I was recommended Kirsty by a close friend and boy did I find a winner! Kirsty made my bridesmaid dresses for my wedding and I was nothing short of thrilled! Her talent and professionalism makes her a cut above the rest. And what’s more is she managed to communicate and coordinate the whole process from across the globe as I live in Australia.
Honestly, I can’t recommend her enough, thank you Kirsty!!

Toni Wrycraft

Perfect job in very quick time, my alterations were done in 2 days. I was recommended by a previous customer & Would definitely recommend 100% x