Client Testimonials

I would recommend her to anyone

Lora is amazing! She completely reconstructed the size 8 wedding gown I had purchased to fit a size 0. She listened to every request and gave me undivided attention whenever I was at her shop.

Sarah Rose Walk
The dress fit like a dream.

Lora did a wonderful job. I brought her my dress after another seamstress accidentally made my dress WAY too small and Lora worked her magic. The dress fit like a dream. Thanks again, Lora!

Maria Riley
Show stopping dress
I came in with a picture of a dress that had the style I wanted, but I wanted the colors changed, I literally had no idea how the custom dress process worked. Lora took my idea and vague directions and made the most amazing dress I could ever have imagined. She was so much fun to work with and I was actually a little sad the day I picked up my dress because I wouldn’t be seeing her anymore. Everyone was completely blown away by my dress, it fit me perfectly and was completely jaw dropping. If you need a dress for any occasion, go see her!
Alaura Pittman
Lora does amazing work!

I would come to her for any special occasion dress, not just a wedding dress. She also does a wonderful job of altering clothes to fit her customers. I highly, highly recommend.

Cindi Blackwell Parker
I am so glad I went here and nowhere else

This was the second place I went to after walking out of a different shop when I didn’t feel comfortable. Here I was greeted by friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff. My wedding dress is very intricate due to complex lace, yet all the alterations needed are nearly invisible! I also received a generous military discount that was so appreciated, as the overall cost was expensive, almost $400. Yet I am so glad I went here and nowhere else. What’s the point in having a beautiful dress if you don’t pay for it to fit you? Thanks again ladies!

Kendra M. Kallhoff

Gown Samples

Van Lear Custom Couture, LLC, Formal Wear, Miamisburg, OH

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Interested in alterations?

For all garments regardless of event appointments must be scheduled 2 months prior to the event. 

There will be an additional fee if you require alterations for:

Bridal Gowns within:

five-eight weeks: $75

four weeks: $150 

three weeks: $250

two weeks: $350

one week: $550

Special Events and Bridesmaids Garments within:

five-eight weeks: $35

four weeks: $50

three weeks: $75

two weeks: $100

one week: $150