We sell our own range of handmade silk children’s occasion wear for children aged 3 - 11 years and baby rompers for children aged 6 months to 18 months. Lychgate offers an exclusive collection of high-end silk flower girl dresses and pageboy outfits. These are available to purchase online from us in a wide range of colours, styles and tartans and are not available in any other outlet or store. These luxury outfits are for those seeking children's occasion clothing that reflects their life-style and aspirations. Garments are made to order in 28 days
For those seeking an exclusive design flower girl dress or pageboy outfit Lychgate offers a bespoke service producing high-quality, handmade silk garments for those who value individuality for their children
Our bespoke, individually designed, high-end wedding dresses are for aspirational brides who value luxury and exclusivity. Lychgate uses only silk, fine laces and embroideries. All designs are unique and custom-made by hand by expert designer Nicola Chettleburgh. Each bridal gown is made to measure, so fits perfectly. Lychgate wedding dresses enhance and celebrate female beauty in all its forms. Prices start at £2,000
Bespoke fittings and consultations take place in Suffolk or, for your convenience in your own home
Lychgate would love to hear from you so please do not hesitate to get in touch through our contact form above
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where do bespoke fittings and consultations take place?
We offer bespoke fittings and consultations in Suffolk or we can come by prior arrangement to your home
Do you charge for an initial bridal gown consultation?
We do not generally charge for an initial consultation as it's our chance to find out all about you and what your hopes and dreams are, and it's your chance to find out about us and what we can do to make your dreams come true. A bespoke bridal gown is a true collaboration and if everyone is happy to proceed we start the design process at a second consultation for which a charge is made
How many fitting appointments for bespoke garments will there be?
For children's clothes it is usually up to three as we know children get easily bored! For bridal it is usual to have anywhere between 3 and 6 fitting appointments. To ensure that you receive the very highest quality of product we do ask that you (and your child if appropriate) attend each fitting appointment within 14 days of being asked to do so. We also ask that for bridal if we request you to do so you wear appropriate underwear and shoes with the correct heel height
Can I bring friends and family to fitting appointments?
Of course, however, we suggest that for your own sake you limit your entourage to two people. Other people's opinions and comments can get rather overwhelming at times and it is important you are able to make up your own mind about style and design decisions
What if I change my mind halfway through the design and production process?
Up to a certain point you can change your mind but once the silk is cut you are committed to the design. All our bespoke garments are produced in calico first. This is a basic material that easily allows for style alterations and enables you to see and alter the finished design before delicate and expensive fabrics are cut
What happens if I lose or gain weight during the production process?
We may be able to take in or let your gown out but we generally advise that you maintain a stable weight throughout the process so as to retain the integrity of your design. Many brides find it very difficult to lose weight because of the inevitable stresses and strains of organising a wedding. There are many flattering shapes for larger brides and we advise making the most of them rather than placing yourself under pressure to lose weight
Can you help me put on the dress on my wedding day?
Subject to availability we are able to do this for a charge
I want to order a flower girl dress or pageboy outfit from your collection but the colour I want is not shown. Can you make one in a different colour?
Yes. There is a huge range of coloured and tartan silks available and it is not possible to show them all on our website. If you need a different colour than shown please contact us and we will send you samples to choose from
How will I choose a fabric or lace for my wedding dress?
We will help you choose. We work with a number of luxury fabric and lace suppliers and will be able to show you samples of what is available. We will make recommendations as to what fabrics will work well for the design you have chosen
How long does it take to make a bespoke wedding dress?
Usually we require six months to make a bespoke silk wedding dress. However we once made one in seven weeks! If a quicker timescale than six months is required just ask. Subject to our work-load we will see what we can do
If I want a child's dress or waistcoat in a particular tartan special to us can I have that?
Our tartan fabric supplier has such a wide range of tartans that we are unable to show them all on our website. Therefore it is usually possible to get the tartans our customers want and provide a swatch in advance of ordering
Do you only have the range of silk colours shown on your website for children's dresses and waistcoats?
There are so many coloured silks available that we cannot show them all on our website. Our plain silk supplier invariably has the right colour for every customer. You only have to ask us and supply an image of the approximate colour you want and we will endeavour to provide a swatch that meets your expectations
Do all your girls' dresses come with a separate net petticoat?
Most of them do, yes, but there are a few designs where a net petticoat would not be appropriate. We supply the petticoat separately to give customers a chance to wear the dress with or without it. If the dress is supplied with a net petticoat the net petticoat is included in the price of the dress
What sort of fastenings do you use in your baby romper?
We use poppers for safety, comfort and ease of changing
Why don't all of your children's clothes have covered buttons?
Covered buttons are inappropriate for certain ages due to chocking hazards. We follow the appropriate current standards in the production of our children's clothing
Does it always take 28 days for you to make and dispatch items?
Not always, no. We endeavour to deliver orders as quickly as possible and very often this is earlier than 28 days. However we cannot guarantee this so if you have a special reason for needing a garment sooner than our dispatch target you should let us know. If we can accommodate this we will. Rush orders for delivery within ten days of order will incur a surcharge agreed with you in advance
If I want a one-off design for my child's dress or want a material used other than silk is that possible
Yes, we make bespoke children's clothing to a design agreed with the customer. We can usually accommodate requests to use a material other than silk, but this is subject to the material being suitable for the design
Reviews for Lychgate Silk Bridal and Children’s Occasionwear
Recommended by 100% of couples
Karla Furmston · Married on 18/11/2017
Gorgeous Dress for Petite Bride
Thank you for the dress of my dreams! Being petite, I knew it would be tough to find a dress that worked for me, so I am delighted to have found Lychgate. Nicola was very attentive to detail and she worked hard to consider my needs and was very flexible with our appointment times, even corresponding often via email to ensure my dress was the last of my worries as the wedding day approached.Sent on 16/09/2019