Design that fits.

Olivia Van Der Horst create unique, luxury bridal and special occasion gowns and are specialists in wedding garment and wedding party alterations.

For many, the perfect day needs the perfect dress. Let us help.

At Olivia Van Der Horst, bespoke bridal and special occasion design and dressmaking is our passion and speciality. Our customers have all found having their own luxury pieces has truly helped to create their perfect day. Our very own Olivia wore her special dress for her wedding day, and finally got to echo what we hear time and time again - there is nothing quite like wearing your dream dress, the one that you, and only you, will ever get to own and wear.

Our highly skilled team create modern dresses, using the latest techniques or new fabrics, to craft something truly unique and fresh. We keep an eye on the latest trends so that we can fulfil any needs of our clientele (and how to head in the complete opposite direction if they so desire).

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Bride wearing dress with bridesmaids

Bridal Design

One of the biggest causes of stress preparing for your special day is, of course, your wedding dress. There are so many factors we all want to be able to tick off; the perfect fit, the right design, helpful staff that make you feel comfortable and finding the one dress that, years and years from now, show you off in the way we all dream about.

Olivia Van Der Horst can create that dress for you. Our friendly, highly experienced staff will meet and exceed your high standards, and make sure that that checklist in your head is all getting crossed off.

Fall in love with your dress, and remove the stress. Please don’t hesistate to contact us.

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“Your skill and patience made my dress perfect. We had such a special wedding day and I had so many lovely comments. I look forward to bringing it back one day to have it redesigned for wearing again.”

Wedding dresses hanging

High-end & Bridal Alterations

Your wedding dress is not really yours until it has been tailored to your body and style. Shortening a hem, taking in the sides, shaping the waist - there are many things that we can do to enhance your dress and have it feeling just right.

The fitting and adjustments process takes a number of sessions, typically over 6-8 weeks, but we find that most people start to relax after our first consultation. We really are here to help and ensure you leave feeling confident that you can be confident on your wedding day.

Please contact us when you are ready to make your dress truly perfect.

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“Each of the girls looked and felt amazing and beautiful. We had some nervous bridesmaids but you made them feel wonderful.”

Red dress showcase

Luxury Design

Balls, galas, proms... we all hope these special occasions give us memories that will last a lifetime. And for a lot of us, a part of those memories will be the dress - whether it’s a knockout head-turner, an enchanted princess gown, or an executive powerplay - we’ll always remember how amazing we felt.

The Olivia Van Der Horst team want to help you turn things up a notch with a custom dress of our own design. We combine our own fashion wisdom with your own heart’s desire to ensure we arrive at the perfect piece, everytime.

Please feel free to ask us any questions or book yourself in for an initial consultation - we are very friendly!

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“A massive thank you for all your help and painstaking alterations. You gave me my dream dress.”


Visit us:
Water Front House,
55-61 South Street,
Bishop’s Stortford,
CM23 3AL
By appointment only.

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