Where To Find The Best Bespoke Wedding Dress Designers In Singapore
The runway designs from the likes of Vera Wang, Galia Lahav and Marchesa may be breathtaking, but nothing can compare to a dress that is designed with you in mind, and perfectly fitted to accentuate all your curves—so why not have your dream gown brought to life by one of our local artisans?
With so many talented bespoke gown designers in Singapore, we've hand-picked some of the best, each with their own signature aesthetic that may call out to the romantic in you.
When it comes to glamorous, showstopping gowns, Jessicacindy needs no introduction. The Indonesian-born designer has dressed celebrities such as Joanne Peh, Liv Lo and Fiona Xie, and she’s proven to be quite popular with the social set as well.
Angelina Tan wore one of her pink creations for her wedding last year, and most recently, Chloe Ng was spotted in a Jessicacindy number for the Singapore Tatler Ball 2019. Feathers, voluminous layers of tulle, and lots of sparkle define Jessicacindy’s dramatic style.
2/6 Rebecca Caroline
Despite establishing their own label just three years ago in 2016, Rebecca Yu and Caroline Tan have each been designing wedding gowns for over a decade. The boutique’s bespoke dresses celebrate femininity and romance, from its hand-sewn lace appliqués to intricate beading.
Delicate laces and luxurious fabrics are a hallmark in every Rebecca Caroline creation, and meticulous attention is paid to every request of the bride to create the perfect dress. The atelier was also behind Rachel Wee’s dreamy Swarovski crystal-embellished dress for her wedding this year.
3/6 Time Taken To Make A Dress
Never swayed by trends or fast fashion, Time Taken To Make A Dress was started by Singaporean designers Letitia Phay and Jade Swee in 2010. Formerly designers at a bridal studio, Letitia and Jade created the boutique to escape the confines of bridal wear, and carve out their own niche with experimental bespoke pieces.
The atelier earned global attention when local actress Constance Lau wore their creation to the Hollywood premiere of Crazy Rich Asians. Time Taken To Make A Dress is also a favourite of Carmen Ow, who is often dressed in their pieces, including a beaded fringe chinoiserie-inspired gown for Singapore Tatler Ball 2019.
4/6 Silhouette The Atelier
Established in 1995, Silhouette The Atelier has been dressing local brides for more than two decades. With a preference for elegant and timeless designs, the boutique prides itself on its workmanship, intricate detailing, and the use of the finest materials to bring its dresses to life.
The design process is an ongoing collaboration between the designer and bride, to complement each bride’s distinct personality and style.
5/6 Amanda Lee Weddings
Not one to shy away from colours and prints, Amanda Lee’s bold and whimsical designs are perfect for the adventurous bride. Designing and handcrafting bridal gowns since 2002, each of Amanda Lee’s pieces created and fitted to accentuate every bride’s unique personality.
Lace appliqués and crystal beadings are a signature in her designs, with each intricate embellishment meticulously hand-sewn onto the gown.
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6/6 Caramel & Co.
This one’s for brides who don’t like to play by the rules. Calling themselves the “antithesis of uninspiring bridal studios”, Caramel & Co. steers clear of over-the-top, “princess” ball gowns, preferring romantic but comfortable dresses to celebrate every bride’s unique style.
An advocate for sustainability, the studio’s creations are mostly crafted from natural fibre materials such as silk, cotton or wool. Caramel & Co. also offers an exclusive post-wedding redesigning service that helps brides convert their gowns into pieces that they can wear everyday, after the wedding.