How Do I Order a Custom Gown?

One of the things we love best at Virtuous Prom is helping our customers design their very own custom made, one of a kind, modest formal or wedding dress.

There’s nothing more exciting than making a dress that is exactly what our customer has dreamed of.

We love bringing Pinterest boards and other forms of inspiration to life, but we know that the process of designing a custom gown can sometimes be challenging – especially at first when the decisions can seem a bit overwhelming. To help you through the process of designing your very own custom gown, we’ve created this guide. So, whether you’re designing the perfect modest prom dress or the modest wedding dress of your dreams, here are the steps you’ll walk through as you go from inspiration to wearing the dress you’ve always dreamed of.

Ella Cinderella Inspired Modest Prom Dress

Our goal is to have every customer feel as beautiful as Cinderella!

Your Inspiration

The process of making a custom designed gown begins, of course, with your inspiration. Whether you’re inspired by a pin on your Pinterest board, an illustration out of a book or your grandmother’s wedding dress, we can help turn your dream into reality. Often times, we get multiple pictures with notes like, “sleeves from dress #1, skirt like dress #2…” and so on. Other times, we simply get a single picture with a list of modifications that need to be made to increase modesty. Whatever your inspiration is, we’re happy to help!

Vintage Inspired Modest Prom Dress with Sleeves

This gorgeous formal was inspired by a vintage McCall’s pattern!

During this initial phase, we’ll also discuss your timeline so we can schedule your dress accordingly

Discussing Your Dress with Our Designers

Once you’ve shared your “dresspiration” with us, we’ll then speak with you about how best to realize your design.

Unfortunately, we cannot replicate every design or idea, so during this step we’ll speak with you about how your design can best be brought to life. During this phase, we’ll talk about different textiles that can be used, lace designs and other such details.

Finalizing Your Design

Once we’ve discussed every detail of your custom made dress, from the color to the fabric, the detailing to the style of lace we’ll use and everything in between, we’ll finalize your design. For more complicated orders we will often submit a checklist for your approval before we move forwards. This way, everyone is on the same page!

Cobalt Blue Mermaid Silhouette Custom Made Modest Prom Dress

One of our favorite custom dresses of all time!

During this step, we will also give you a list of measurements we will need to make sure your dress fits like a glove! Before we proceed with making your dress, we always double check your measurements to ensure to the best of our ability that they are accurate.

Placing Your Order

After we’ve finalized your design, we will send you a PayPal invoice for your custom gown. Once payment is received, we can begin work on your gown. When your custom made gown is finished, we will message you with your tracking information.

Don’t forget – if you have any questions during the process or after you’ve received your dress, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our customer service doesn’t stop upon delivery of your gown!