Special Occasions is owned by Lynne Humphrey who has over 30 years experience in fashion design and pattern cutting.  This background in pattern cutting means that each dress is impeccably cut to enhance the individual figure.   Our experienced seamstresses then make up the dress to ensure a professional and perfect finish. 

All consultations and fittings are made by private appointment with Lynne herself, and take place in the Special Occasions showroom, located on Chester Road, Sunderland.  Lynne will guide you through the process of designing the perfect dress or outfit, offering advice on colour, fabric and style.

After this initial consultation, Lynne will produce a series of sketches, from which you will be able to choose the dress of your dreams, although, of course, changes can be made subsequently,  as the design often develops in an organic way,  as the relationship between client and designer grows.