We were delighted recently to come across Janita Toerien, a South African bridal designer based in Cape Town. One of our favorite things about this designer (apart from her sublime gowns obviously!) is that she sources all her fabrics and trims locally and is a registered member of Unashamedly Ethical. Janita designs her gowns with timeless style taking precedence over fashion trends, and her aim is to enhance the female form and compliment a bride’s natural beauty.

Internationally, gowns are available at the moment through a process starting with communication via email. Janita begins by working from one of the basic bustier bodices, a pattern that has proven to be very successful fitting a variety of shapes and sizes. Brides can choose a dress design from the website and then adjustments made to create something more custom. Completely bespoke gowns are catered for as well and brides are welcome to send ideas and request a sketched design via email. Production on the gown will start about 4 months prior to the wedding and gowns are shipped with about 6 weeks to go. Janita usually has brides send their measurements before the process is begun and again before the dress is finished to ensure the gown is adjusted to fit as well as possible, leaving time after delivery for any small adjustments that may need to be made.

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For more check out Janita Toerien‘s website and Facebook page. Happy weekend!

5 Responses

  1. Lauren

    Wow, these are truly spectacular! I’m obsessed with the one that has a glittery gold bodice and a lavender-colored tulle skirt!

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