Ever thought about having a black wedding dress? This South Shields bridal studio will design the dress of your dreams…

Whatever your shape, size or style, Corsetry & Couture will capture your personality and celebrate your body shape in a beautiful bespoke dress that’ll have you feeling fabulous inside and out.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 14.02.2022


Having the wedding of your dreams starts with two things – finding your partner for life and the perfect gown for your special day. So, you’ve got the love of your life secured; all that’s left is to delve into the bridal fashion world and find the dress to complete your fairy tale ending.

But with so many wedding dresses out there, it can be so overwhelming to find ‘the one’. Your wedding day should celebrate you as a couple and capture your personalities. So why shouldn’t your dress do the same?

With so many ‘off the rack’ dresses in bridal boutiques only available in standard sizes and traditional white designs, the options can feel very restricting.

Good news! We’ve found a bridal studio in South Shields – Corsetry & Couture – who’ll design and make the dress of your dreams whatever your size, shape or style and we can guarantee they’ll make you feel a million dollars inside and out.

So, before you end up crying in a changing room, we caught up with owner Aimee Veitch, who has 10 years of experience in the industry and has worked alongside the likes of Gok Wan, about how she can make your dress yours taking away the stress of finding the perfect gown.




The mission of every newly engaged bride is the find the perfect dress. But where’s a good place to start?

‘Pinterest is always a good place to start when looking for inspiration. It’s a great way to collect all of your ideas in one space,’ says Aimee. ‘We often recommend that our brides bring pictures of dresses they like to our design meetings so that we can find out all about them, their ideas and style preferences and how we can make their garment scream them.’


You want to look your best and feel comfortable when saying you ‘I do’s’ so it can be so easy to cover up your insecurities. But if you’ve got it, flaunt it. Why not enhance your gorgeous curves that make you the woman you are?

Not all of us are confident about our body shapes; this is why Aimee uses her ‘bridal therapy’ to make your experience more enjoyable and stressless. But what is this that we speak of? Well, the canny Corsetry & Couture team will chat to you about your insecurities and best bits and then will make sure your dress is shape-enhancing and you-enhancing, making you feel amazing inside and out.

‘I know how hard it can be to feel good about yourself. Growing up curvier, I always struggled to find clothes that I liked and that fit my figure,’ says Aimee. ‘So, I understand that even the smallest of issues can have a major impact on your confidence and how you feel in your dress. That’s why our dresses have confidence sewn in.

‘Unfortunately, we find it very difficult to fit into off-the-peg dresses perfectly as very few of us are a standard size. By transferring your individual measurements into a bespoke dress through consultations, pattern drafting and regular fittings, we will ensure your garment will fit like a glove. Every detail is designed exclusively for you with your style, curves and quirks in mind. Nothing beats seeing that smile when brides step into their new corset or dress for the first time. That smile tells me I’ve done my job well.’


All you have to do is tell Corsetry & Couture your ideas about style, shape, colour and fabrics – no matter how different or unusual – and your vision will be brought to life. Every detail is meticulously designed, cut out, boned and sewn together to your measurements.

‘If you can dream it, we can design it. We specialise in “different” and are here for brides who don’t want an “off-the-peg” solution. “Different” could be anything from the style, shape or size to the colour, the fabric or embellishments.

‘We create exactly what you’re looking for – a truly unique, totally you corset, wedding dress or evening wear without the stress of searching for “the one”. It’s about you being relaxed, having a giggle as we work together and experiencing a few “goosebump” moments, too.’


Wanting to design the wedding dress of your dreams? Visit Corsetry & Couture’s website to get in touch.


Or follow them on Instagram and like their Facebook page for some inspiration.

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