Client Testimonials

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

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

Turned my dreams into a reality!

Lora created the wedding dress of my dreams and for that I am forever grateful. Lora was so kind and professional. I loved each and every one of our fittings; such a fun experience to look forward too. She turned my dreams into a reality! If you need ANY work done on clothing or want to make something custom and unique hands down go see Lora at Van Lear! You won’t be disappointed, I sure wasn’t!

Erica Howe

Easy to work with and does GREAT work

Lora is amazing! She took my mom’s wedding dress and changed it into something even more beautiful for me to wear at my wedding rehearsal held at the Dayton Art Institute. Being able to wear my mom’s wedding dress that day is a memory that I will always cherish. Lora is easy to work with and does GREAT work. Thanks again!

Molly Benson

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

Truly a one of a kind dress!

I took my wedding dress to Van Lear to get alterations and could not be happier with the special touches Lora was able to add, now I truly have a one of a kind dress!! I am so excited to wear such a beautiful, custom dress on my big day! Lora listened, had great input and was so nice to work with

Alicia Moreland

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