The History

The Dressmaker emerged from a desire to simplify life, to find clothing that was suitable for professional women but simultaneously modest, flattering, and stylish. It seemed like a tall order; stylish and modest were never synonymous terms after all. It began with sketches into the early hours and sewing into the night, and adaptations of high street skirts and dresses, multiple layering in the height of summer and winter. There simply had to be another way.  

Fifteen years of designing for individuals for every occasion imaginable; daily life, work, weddings and finally, The Dressmaker was born. 

Who We Are

The Dressmaker loves the traditionalists and their instinct for the subtle and the sublime, the trendsetters who refuse to follow the hordes or the masses. Erring away from fashion fads, we look to define our own version of timeless elegance for women who know that understatement, together with grace and individuality, is utterly captivating. 

Our aim is to bring a fusion of fun, classic, and sophisticated work, day and occasion wear with the ethos of the modern modest woman’s wardrobe. 

We Promise 

All our designs are created to meet the particular requirements of the professional modest woman. Whatever the occasion, every detail of every garment is designed with you in mind from first sketch, to final garment. 

We aim to produce high-end, affordable luxury pieces to suit your needs. By keeping our production small we ensure individuality and exclusivity of our garments.


Our brand is committed to responsible and sustainable business principles and practices. All our fabrics, trims and fabulous flourishes are bought from within Britain. As well as our manufacturing and production team who are all based in the UK. 

We are proud supporters of the British manufacturing industry and ensure that we never support any form of duress in work, any form of child labour or poor working conditions. Each factory and work site that we employ is checked against good working conditions as outlined by NESTA’s ‘best practise’ guidelines.