Stylish mother of the bride dresses in Melbourne

Bernadette Pimenta Couture is committed to making every client feel special. We understand that on your son or daughter’s big day, it’s important you look and feel amazing. The right dress can go a long way towards creating an elegant, stylish impression, at the same time as being comfortable and flattering.

Each dress that we create is unique. We design your dress in collaboration with you at every stage. As part of the process, we spend time with you, gaining a good understanding of what’s important to you when it comes to styling. Using this information, we create stunning, beautiful couture dresses that are exactly right for each client.

Are you a mother of the bride or groom?

If you’re the mother of the bride or groom, we know you’ll be busy helping your offspring make all the necessary preparations for the big day. With so much to do, it’s all too easy to overlook your own needs. This is where we come in.

At Bernadette Pimenta Couture, we believe the experience of watching your dream dress come to life should be as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. You can trust us to measure, fit, sew, finish, bag and deliver your couture dress in good time.

Custom mother of the bride dress melbourne

Take a look at some of our gorgeous mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses

We can design your dream mother of the bride or groom dress

Bernadette has nearly thirty years of experience in the fashion and couture industry. She has an exceptional gift for creating couture mother of the bride dresses that showcases your personal taste and personality wonderfully well. You can trust Bernadette’s team to create your dream dress so you can look and feel your best on this special day.

How we work


Book a custom mother of the bride dress appointment

Visit our studio in Armadale where Bernadette will discuss your ideas and show you designs that you can try on.


We source beautiful fabrics

Once you’ve decided on a design, we’ll source beautiful fabrics and start creating your dream dress.


We’ll arrange dress fittings

To ensure your dress fits perfectly, you’ll come back to our studio to get fitted.


You pick up your mother of the bride (or groom) dress

Once your dress is fitting perfectly, you’ll be able to collect it before the big day!

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take to design my custom mother of the bride or mother of the groom dress?

We usually request for 6-8 months but we are flexible as all our gowns are lovingly handcrafted in our Melbourne atelier.

How much is a custom dress?

The final price will depend on the fabric, lace, and embellishments you choose. Book an appointment to discuss your dress ideas and we can provide a quote for you.

Should the mother of the bride's dress be short or long?

The short answer to this is that a mother of the bride’s dress may, equally appropriately, be short or long. Factors such as the time of day of the wedding, its location, whether the same dress will be worn for the wedding and the reception and the type of ceremony being planned will all influence the best height for the hemline.

Bernadette can design and create a dress in any set of dimensions, tailoring the hem length to suit your exact requirements.