Customise – Sample Dresses


(18 customer reviews)

Our dress are made-to-order so we have sample dresses available for you to try before you place your order. We don’t have every style/length/sleeve/size combination available (there are 288 altogether !) but we will endeavor to accommodate your ideal request, if we don’t have the exact design combination we will send you the correct bodice style & size albeit with a different sleeve.

  • Order colour swatches here
  • Up to 2 dresses can be put in the one package for no extra charge –  add coupon code 2ndDressFree at checkout for discount
  • Get in touch to discuss our sample dress service
  • Free return postage within the UK via Royal Mail


  • Sample dresses are sent out for a 7 day loan but with prior arrangement you may be able to loan a sample dress for longer.
  • Sample dresses are processed as they are received and are sent out via a 2-3 working day courier.
  • You can arrange to receive a sample dress for a particular date, get in touch to discuss.
  • There is a £25 charge to cover the cost of postage out to you as well as return postage via Royal Mail, packaging and cleaning per dress however this charge will be deducted from your order total should you then go on to place an order for your own customised dress.
  • There is an additional postage charge for sample dresses to be sent overseas and you are responsible for the cost of return postage. The dresses weigh approx 1-1.5kgs each so returning them may be costly for you.
  • Should the sample dress/es be returned in a damaged condition or not returned unfortunately we will have to charge you the full cost of the dress/es.

Additional information

Designer Dress Style

Camellia, Camellia – Midi, Cloud, Cloud – Midi, Fern, Fern – Midi, Lotus, Lotus – Midi, Moon, Moon – Midi, Temple, Temple – Midi


Sleeveless, Cap Sleeves, Ruffle Sleeves, Waterfall Sleeves, 3/4 Length Sleeves, Full Length Sleeves


XS (6-8), S (10-12), M (14-16), L (18-20)

18 reviews for Customise – Sample Dresses

  1. janeyfew (verified owner)

    To see, feel and try on the beautiful bridesmaid dresses is a great service. The specific dress and colour I requested wasn’t available but Holly sent me a few variations to get an idea of what it would look like as well adding the extra dress that was double lined. The return process was so easy too, all you need to do is take it to the Post Office. Five star service, thank you Holly.

  2. Laura Baker (verified owner)

    Absolutely gorgeous dresses. The service is wonderful, very quick delivery and easy returns. Larger swatches sent on request too for ease of seeing how they will look! I just placed an order for the main dresses now too, I cannot wait after seeing the great quality of the samples.

  3. beth.ronald (verified owner)

    Excellent service from Holly! A great way for bridesmaids to try different dresses. From placing the order the dresses were shipped the next day with plenty time for bridesmaids to try. Shipping label, dress bag and hangers included so packaging and returning was easy. Holly was great with her communication and so thoughtful to include extra swatches.

  4. vailamacpherson (verified owner)

    Absolutely delighted with the samples to try on! We ordered two, but there wasn’t a sample in the size we wanted with the bust and sleeves we wanted, so we got an extra sent to see the sleeves and the bust. The extra dress that was sent was double lined which was very helpful to see the difference. Returning them was so easy and communicating with Holly was very easy too. Now I just can’t wait until its time to order the custom dresses for my bridesmaids!

  5. Bethany Dean (verified owner)

    I ordered the sample dresses with the style and sleeves that I was looking at and they arrived very quickly, brilliantly packaged and clean. Holly also sent an additional dress for us to try to see the difference in lengths and skirt options. After my bridesmaids had tried the samples on, the returns postage was simple and straightforward.

    It’s a fantastic idea to be able to order sample dresses for bridesmaids to see and try on before committing to made-to-order dresses. The dresses are amazing quality and both of my bridesmaids absolutely loved the dress and said they felt amazing to wear.

    I highly recommend Willow and Pearl and am sure that ordering sample dresses will give you great confidence in the quality (both the dresses and the company). I can’t wait to order my bridesmaid dresses and see them in my chosen colour!

  6. michelledrolet (verified owner)

    I ordered some colour swatches and subsequently samples of the fern and camelia dresses with different sleeves to see what they were like in person. I was very impressed with the dresses and the sample service was both easy and convenient to use. I also easily sent a sample to one of my bridesmaids who lives far away from me to check the sizing and fit on her. The sample service has given me the confidence of having tried these beautiful dresses first before ordering, excellent service.

  7. Joanna Birch (verified owner)

    Holly sent out the dresses promptly and sent an extra one to ensure that all the elements I’d requested were there for us.
    The girls loved trying them on and are looking forward to getting their own soon!
    The sample dresses are such a great service that so many others don’t provide.
    I knew she was good from looking after my sister earlier in the year but I would highly recommend Willow and Pearl!

  8. suziwild (verified owner)

    Exquisite dresses with first class service. I needed a dress for a red carpet event. The sample dresses were a great option to see and feel how the dress would fit. The dresses looked stunning. I managed to choose the perfect shape and length for me. I recommend the colour swatches too.

    Holly is a very talented dressmaker. There are so many options whether it’s for a wedding or an evening do. I can’t wait to wear my new dress now and I am so glad I discovered Willow & Pearl!

  9. Esther Butler

    Prompt delivery and easy returns of sample dresses. Absolutely beautiful dresses…….I am not confident with my body but these dresses made me feel attractive. I would highly recommend WillowAndPearl. Thank you so much for being amazing.

  10. Livvy Cropper (verified owner)

    The sample dresses are a fantastic idea, that allowed us to be really comfortable with which sizes and styles we were ordering. I was also even more impressed with the quality of the fabric in person – it has a lovely weight and feel. Thanks also to Holly for the fantastic customer service and advice. Can’t wait to see the finished dresses now!

  11. Louise (verified owner)

    Amazing service & communication from Holly! The dresses arrived quickly & in immaculate condition. The fit & shape of the dresses were just beautiful & suited all of my bridesmaids. Would 100% recommend. Thank you.

  12. Lucy (verified owner)

    I originally ordered a Fern sample dress for my bridesmaid to try on. As the dresses come in customisable options, Holly was amazing and sent 3 different dresses in the post for her to try on, each with different length sleeves and necklines (a full length Fern dress with cap sleeves, a midi length Cloud dress with full length sleeves, and a double layer Fern dress with full length sleeves).
    Each of the dresses were beautifully packaged and clean, obviously made with care. They are such good quality. It was such a help to be able to see, feel and try the dresses one before I actually placed an order. My bridesmaid was appreciative of being able to try different options on before actually making a decision.
    I couldn’t recommend Willow and Pearl enough, and am so excited to receive the dresses in the post. Holly was an amazing help and provides an excellent service. She has kept in touch regularly and offered extra help wherever she could.
    On top of that, Holly sent me multiple colour swatches for my flower girls as well in the post which arrived so quickly, so that I was able to take the colours to my own wedding dress fitting to make sure I was picking the best option. Such a thoughtful way of making sure the dresses were perfect. My bridesmaid and two flower girls are so excited for the wedding!
    I am honestly so appreciative of the service Holly gives at Willow & Pearl. Thank you!

  13. Freya (verified owner)

    We were absolutely delighted with the sample dress service from Willow and Pearl. I contacted Holly with sizing questions and she couldn’t have been more helpful; she selected a variety of dresses to cover the sleeve and bodice styles we wanted to try, as well as a couple of sizes for the girls to try, plus a large swatch of the two colours I was trying to choose between.

    The dresses were beautifully packaged, clean and well cared for – it was so nice to be able to see, feel and try the dresses before we ordered them as made-to-measure felt like a scary commitment otherwise! We really can’t recommend Willow and Pearl enough, and can’t wait to get our dresses now! Huge thanks to Holly for all of your help so far, your service has been amazing.

  14. Sophie (verified owner)

    Hands down the best communication and customer service I’ve had from an online retailer. Would 100% recommend, the sample dresses arrived quickly and in great condition.
    I changed my mind on sleeve style after I’d placed the order and Holly sent an extra dress out so I could compare with no issues. The large fabric swatches are also really handy if the sample dress isn’t available in a particular colour.
    Hoping I can get my bridesmaids together and organise a 2nd round of try-ons soon (fingers crossed!)

  15. Willow (verified owner)

    The dresses are absolutely beautiful, fabulous quality and service. Holly has kept in touch throughout the process and offered help wherever she could. I look forward to ordering my bridesmaid dresses. I would recommend these dresses to everyone!

  16. Carrianne (verified owner)

    Beautiful dresses! I wasn’t sure about the condition they would be in, being sample dresses I thought they could look a bit worse for wear. But they came as if they had just been made. Clean, ironed and two different styles that I could check out on my bridesmaids. Holly was amazing, and kept in touch to answer any questions and queries I had. Would definitely recommend!!

  17. Max (verified owner)

    The service I received for the sample dresses was fantastic. This is such a great idea to be able to try on the dresses and Holly was more than accommodating in offering to send through additional dresses and larger colour swatches. Holly was also really helpful in providing advice on what would suit my sister and sizing. I would definitely recommend Willow & Pearl bridesmaids dresses to anyone as there are so many style and colour options.

  18. Rosie (verified owner)

    I found the sample dress and swatch service ideal as we received 2 dresses in styles and sleeve combination that interested us, in the relevant size. They were delivered promptly and we tried them on several times. The dresses along with the colour swatches provide an ideal way to sample what a made to order dress would look like.

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