MODIFY2024-07-10T14:00:52+00:00

“WHAT DO I DO WITH MY WEDDING DRESS AFTER THE WEDDING?”

Welcome to the MODIFY Movement. As expert bridal seamstresses, we know your wedding dress is too beautiful not to be enjoyed again. That’s why THE MODISTE have handcrafted a luxury wedding upcycling collection so you can relive your dress’s beauty forever.

WELCOME TO MODIFY

Remember that magical feeling when you wore your wedding dress?

My team and I developed MODIFY to help you experience that joy whenever you want with our luxury wedding dress repurposing service.

As skilled dressmakers the possibilities for reinventing your wedding gown are pretty endless. We offer a bespoke service if you would like to create something completely unique (for example dying and reconstructing your wedding dress into a jumpsuit or cocktail dress as seen in HELLO! magazine). Our most popular wedding gown transformations are also curated into three collections: NOIR, TREASURES and HEIRLOOM.

It may surprise you that you don’t even need to cut up your wedding dress in order to belong to our growing MODIFY movement. We can use offcuts from your wedding dress alterations or find an identical match from our extensive fabric library. (After all, we established MODIFY to help bring greater sustainability to the wedding industry).

Regardless of how you decide to MODIFY, as experienced bridal seamstresses who have helped thousands of brides, you can trust us to treat your precious wedding dress with care, love and respect.

I hope you feel inspired to liberate your beautiful wedding dress from storage, and to speak with you about your dress very soon.

JENNIFER KATHERINE CROOKS

FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE MODISTE

YOUR MODIFY JOURNEY

EXPLORE

From timeless jumpsuits, sensual silk robes and newborn christening gowns, take time to explore your wedding dress transformation options.

CONSULT and DESIGN

Book a free no-obligation online consultation with one of our expert dressmakers who can answer all your questions.

APPROVE

Agree the plan (including what will happen to your wedding dress) and pay a deposit.

SEND

Your dress will be safely couriered and held in our secure studio for safekeeping. (You are welcome to deliver to our Buckinghamshire studio in person if you prefer).

ENJOY

Time for you to savour your wedding dress’s new incarnation again and again.

NOIR COLLECTION

NOIR, the most glamorous and intimate of our MODIFY collections, reimagines your wedding dress ready for the evening twilight hours.

SLIPS

FEEL THE LUXURY OF YOUR WEDDING DRESS FOREVER

Our slips are delicately embellished with lace from your wedding dress.

It can also be possible to use leftover lace from your wedding dress alterations, or matched from our extensive materials library, so your wedding dress remains completely intact.

There are two options of fabric: 100% pure sustainable silk or polyester.  We can offer other colours beyond our black and white silk options upon request. 

100% PURE SILK SLIP £270

POLYESTER SLIP £170

ROBES

YOUR UNIQUE AND SENSUAL NEGLIGEE

As with our NOIR slips, our robes are delicately embellished with lace from your wedding dress.

It can also be possible to use leftover lace from your wedding dress alterations, or matched from our extensive materials library, so your wedding dress remains completely intact.

There are two options of fabric: 100% pure sustainable silk or polyester.  We can offer other colours beyond our black and white silk options upon request. 

100% PURE SILK ROBE £395

POLYESTER ROBE £295

TREASURES COLLECTION

The TREASURES collection curates our delightful and unusual wedding dress reinventions, including our bestselling Miniature Wedding Dress.

MINIATURE WEDDING DRESS

THE CENTREPIECE ITEM THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT

Using either offcuts or materials directly from your wedding dress, we will create a beautiful miniature version of your dress to enjoy forever.

Perfect for admiring on your dressing table or as a wedding anniversary gift, our Miniatures are a unique way to keep the memory of your wedding dress alive.

PRICE £450 (including £50 deposit)

CHRISTMAS BAUBLES

A DELICATE AND SENTIMENTAL KEEPSAKE TO GIFT OR ENJOY

We customise these beautiful glass decorations by either unpicking a small section of lace from your wedding dress or matching lace from our studio library. (We think they are really too beautiful just for Christmas!) We offer a choice of ribbons to complete your new precious souvenir.

PRICE £10-13 per bauble

HEIRLOOM COLLECTION

Our HEIRLOOM collection presents wedding dresses repurposed into christening gowns, toddler dungarees or flower girl dresses perfect for your family’s next generation.

BESPOKE CHRISTENING GOWNS

PERFECTLY DESIGNED FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE

Whether you opt for a pure silk vintage-style christening gown, or a more playful dungaree-style, your wedding dress can be re-loved through your family’s future generations. 

PRICED INDIVIDUALLY (includes £50 deposit)

MODIFY AS SEEN ON THE MONICA WAY

CUSTOM SILK ROBE AND MINIATURE WEDDING DRESS

Monica Marriott-Mills is a slow fashion blogger and content creator whose wedding was featured in British Vogue. We were thrilled to modify Monica’s bespoke wedding dress, designed by Emma Beaumont.

“Embarking on this journey with THE MODISTE has been an absolute delight from start to finish. Their unwavering attention to detail, right from the initial discussions to the final product, truly showcases their passion and dedication for their craft.

The thoughtful touches, like the handwritten notes and impeccable packaging, have made the experience even more special, underscoring their genuine care for each customer.

Wearing my new Mulberry silk robe complete with repurposed feathers from my wedding dress fills me with a sense of enchantment. And I can’t help but gush over the adorable mini-me wedding dress they created: a delightful conversation starter.

Recommending this extraordinary company comes naturally to me, especially knowing that they are a small team based right here in England. Supporting THE MODISTE has been not only a joy but also an investment in sustainable and innovative fashion.”

@themonicaway

MODIFY FAQs

How does the consultation process work?2024-07-08T18:23:41+00:00

You will be appointed your own seamstress who will review the details you have provided on our enquiry form alongside any wedding dress photos that you have sent.

Your seamstress will start drafting up ideas and may contact you to ask for more information or photographs.

After that point, you will be invited to a Zoom video meeting or phone call to discuss. We will provide everything discussed in an email for you to review and agree before we proceed further (and before you send your wedding dress to us).

I want to MODIFY my wedding dress but can’t decide what option to choose2024-07-08T17:08:50+00:00

Of course, not a problem at all. We like to offer different options in our collections but offer a bespoke service too. You are always welcome to contact us with pictures of your dress to discuss ideas and different design options.

I want to MODIFY something from a wedding dress but only have photos2024-07-08T17:05:34+00:00

We can certainly work from photographs of a wedding dress, for example creating a Miniature. We would take extra time at the design phase to check that you are happy with how we have recreated it.

What if I don’t want to cut up my wedding dress?2024-07-08T17:03:16+00:00

This is absolutely no problem at all.

We can use as much or as little of your wedding dress as you would like, or none at all. Rest assured, we can work together to create something wonderful inspired by your wedding dress.

What if I change my mind about my MODIFY order?2024-07-08T16:21:25+00:00

Not a problem! Your first payment is simply a deposit for us to design something for you. If you choose not to go ahead, then we can refund your deposit and you do not need to send us your wedding dress.

However, if you have paid a deposit, agreed a plan and sent us your wedding dress, then we will take this as confirmation to proceed.

I don’t know what size to request for my MODIFY item2024-07-08T16:17:27+00:00

Please don’t worry. This will all be discussed with your seamstress at your video consultation at the start of your MODIFY journey.  We also have samples that we can send for you to try on if necessary.

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