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 TRANSFORMATION WAS AMAZING

I could not imagine my wedding day without the beautiful dress that Lora designed for me, she took my mother’s dress and turned it into my something new! The transformation was amazing but having her glowing personality at each fitting was even more amazing, it was like she was a part of the family and took so much delight in creating our custom piece!

Ashley Nicole Isaacs
She listens, She cares, and she’s fun to work with.

I will not take a formal dress anywhere else for alterations. Lora listens to what you want, and how you want your dress to fit. At other places (including David’s Bridal), you are treated like you are stupid, and THEY will tell YOU how YOUR dress should fit, even if it emphasizes every insecurity you have… garbage. Go to Van Lear. She listens, she cares, and she’s fun to work with.

Sarah Ansell
I could not have imagined a more beautiful dress

Lora is amazing! I could not have imagined a more beautiful dress if I tried. She brought my dream dress to life! She was very easy to work with and made everything so easy for me. From the first moment I walked into her shop to design the dress, to the last fitting and finally taking the dress home, Lora was incredible. I wanted to add on lace sleeves to my dress about three months before the wedding and she made that happen without hesitation. I could not say enough great things about her. Designing a dress with Lora was one of the best decisions I made about the wedding!!!

Hannah Elizabeth Greene
I could not be happier!

Lora currently has my dress and so far I could not be happier!! She is so sweet and helpful. Very quick responses to all emails and calls, stayed opened late for me! Awesome! Couldn’t imagine going anywhere else!!

Jenna Fitch

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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