Discover an experience and piece you will treasure.

We have spent the last nine years dreaming, researching, developing and perfecting the creation of a Careaux piece.

Careaux wants to create a dress that fits to you, your style, your shape and your lifestyle. A true reflection and celebration of you. An investment piece that you can turn to at every point in your life, the little and big special moments, and capture your idea of perfection every time. As we always remember moments in our life by what we are wearing and how special they made us feel and how each outfit was carefully constructed to tell a story to reflect how we were feeling.

There is nothing Laura and I love more than designing and crafting a Careaux piece. Every order is absolutely unique but as guidance we have provided an outline of the general creative process below.

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The Consultation

Book a non-obligation appointment by emailing

We know how busy life can be, therefore we are more than happy to travel to a location and find a time most convenient for you. This is one of our favourite things to do. We love meeting new people over a tea or a coffee and discussing all things fashion and everything you dream of in your Careaux piece. We want to hear all your ideas, as nothing is too much trouble.

We will bring along a selection of fabric from our archive. We have spent years handpicking and meeting the mill owners face to face to curate only the finest quality and ethically sourced fabrics. We are able to source a wide range of fabrics in a range of colours, any fabric you desire and any colour you envisage.

After this initial consultation, myself and Laura immerse ourselves into every aspect of the design. Hours go into carefully considering every little detail to ensure the dress is everything you imagined and more.

I then create a collection of watercolour paintings from scratch of sample designs that are all completely personal to you, to choose from and work with to develop into your Careaux piece.


The Fitting

Once the designs are finalised and you are completely happy with them, our wonderful team of Manchester based pattern makers and seamstresses with a minimum of 30 years experience and extensive knowledge of quality and the perfect fit will take your measurements and create your Careaux piece, made right here in the North of England.

For your fitting we will bring along our extremely talented and truly lovely pattern maker to make any adjustments you desire and you get to meet the team working on your garment first hand.

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The Unveiling

When your Careaux piece is ready, typically in 4-6 weeks, you will then have the final fitting to make sure every little detail is absolutely perfect for you. We are always looking to help as much as we can, so please do let us know If you need your piece earlier and we will do our utmost best to do this for you.

For this moment is why we love doing what we do so much, to see your dress come to life for you and to make sure it is no less than truly special.

We will then deliver your piece in our signature Careaux box, made from recyclable cardboard here in the UK. Your Careaux box is a box designed to be treasured by storing all your memories including photos, notes, keepsakes to cherish for years to come.

Now you have your timeless Careaux piece, a necessary luxury that truly reflects you and changes with you throughout your life.

We hope your Careaux piece is everything you wanted and more and we would love for you to come back and to make it easier we can store your pattern on file for future commissions.

To book an appointment please email or click below. If not, we would love to hear from you either way.