If your dress-hunting travels have fallen flat, look to the host of expert dressmakers in the UAE to create a custom one just for you.

Because finding that special gown is so important, here are the top three local tailors to keep in your little black bridal book.


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Follow this season’s sleek and elegant trend with a simple white wedding gown. Take a selection of inspiration to The Bridal Room in Dubai, where tailor Anne Rashid and her experienced team with turn your vision into reality by creating a custom dress and matching veil. Anne requires approximately three months depending on the style and prices start at Dhs5,000. The Bridal Room is located in Jumeirah Plaza, call (04) 3446076 for an appointment.

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Ayesha Depala

Those in the know have UAE-based designer Ayesha Depala on speed dial thanks to her roster of cocktail-ready frocks and exquisite evening gowns. The Indian-born society sweetheart also creates a selection of beautiful bespoke wedding gowns. The couture creations feature feminine silhouettes in soft chiffons and lace with delicate beadwork and embellishments. Ayesha will even personalise your dress by discreetly weaving in your husband-to-be’s initials.

The designer advises visiting her new atelier in Dubai’s D3 at least two months before your big day. Prices start at Dhs12,000. Call (04) 3637149 for more information.

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frost boutique

Frost Boutique is a popular bridal spot that offers up a curated selection of dreamy gowns and accessories to suit all tastes. Co-owner Dima Khalaf is also on hand to create a bespoke dress. After trying on several options you’ll learn what details work best, be it a corset or embellishment, and from there they’ll work on sketches to create a unique piece. The process requires three appointments and takes around four months, however a dress can be produced on shorter notice for a rush fee. Prices start at Dhs15,000. Call (04) 3455690 or visit frostdubai.com


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