We Do Things Differently

Bespoke Bridalwear and Alterations by Emma

What we do

We Love Designing Just For You

Yay! So thrilled you found us. We are a little seamstress shop that specialises in Bridalwear, Wedding Dress Alterations and Bespoke Wedding Dress Design. With a big heart, highly enthusiastic, full of love for our craft, maybe even slightly bonkers but nevertheless passionate about making your visit to us as perfect as it can be. If you know what you want, great, we are good listeners. Not sure? With years of experience we can offer great advice and understanding to create the perfect dress for you! Come on in.

Wedding Dress Design

Specialists in unique bespoke styling, working with you to compliment your body shape beautifully

Classic Alterations

Your Wedding Dress, Bridalwear and garment alterations completed in house by experienced dressmakers

Where to Begin

Don't worry. We have years of experience to know what works and what doesn't. Good honest advice in everything we do

Design - Adjust - Transform


We think that we can offer you a little more in the way of bespoke service because we design and also make your wedding dress in house. From start to finish it will be an experience to remember. You will work closely with Emma until your dream wedding dress is completed ready for your walk down the aisle.


Your wedding dress is safe in our hands. All alterations are undertaken in house with extreme care and devotion to detail. Whether it's simply lifting the hem or a remodel of the entire dress we are well qualified to help you obtain exactly the result you need.


Well made clothes deserve to be treasured don't they? Sometimes we can't bear to part with them so let us give them the makeover they need so you can continue wearing them for years to come.

who we are

Introducing Emma

As a student I studied design, experimental drawing, painting, 3D work, textiles and fashion. It was my love of design and manipulating fabrics to create all types of clothing that convinced me to follow a career in textiles. Following my graduation from the London College of Fashion I held several roles including a position at Pam Hogg fashion house and Alice Temperley both cutting and creating garments. I now run Emma Guard Design and the rest is history as they say. I can help you in whatever dreams you have for your wedding day from remodelling an existing dress or you can start from scratch with a bespoke design. Just call me.

I Want To Bring Innovation

Working one to one with you in a comfortable atmosphere I can bring my creative talent to bear so you will have the perfect wedding dress for your big day. I eat, sleep, breathe and live for my business and I know you will see and feel my passion when you meet me. I am always ready to experiment with new ideas well outside my comfort zone which ultimately benefits you, my valued client. Yes emmaguarddesign.com is a little different, why settle for less?

Our Brides

Bespoke Wedding Dress Bride holding a Flower Bouquet

Emma made my two piece wedding dress, my daughter's flower girl dress and altered all of my bridesmaid's dresses!
She went above and beyond to design and make the most beautiful bridal skirt and top for me, creating something that I didn’t think was even possible. She also handmade a beautiful dress for my one year old daughter, incorporating some of the fabrics from my dress into hers.
I was blown away with the outcome and couldn't have been happier!
Emma is friendly, creative and can really bring your ideas to life!

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- Shani Bye

What can I say! The service I received at Emma Guard Design was outstanding from start to finish. Emma made me feel so comfortable during my fittings.

The attention to detail was incredible and Emma transformed the whole look of my dress and adjusted the dress to suit my body shape and height.

The pricing was very reasonable and absolutely worth every penny. Very highly recommended.

Thank you again, Emma Guard Design.

- Sophie Tanner

More Nice Words...

I bought my wedding dress online and it was complete disaster - it didn't fit at all and was extremely long. I was very upset, I got Emma's number through a friend who had some alterations done previously. After a meeting with Emma she reassured me that It could be fixed and it would fit me perfectly. On collection a week later, my dress fitted me a treat, I couldn't believe it. Thank you Emma, you saved my day.

Sally George

I wanted something special to wear for my 50th birthday party, I always have trouble finding something to fit as I am a tricky shape. Emma and I had a consultation and she agreed to make me a gorgeous lace gown with long sleeves- Exactly what I wanted. It fitted better than I could imagine. Felt a million dollars and had a great night. Excellent service, recommend her to anyone.

Tony Cornwall

If I could name one person who is an absolute expert in their trade it is Emma! I turned up with my wedding dress which I thought I was already in love with and she made me love it even more! She took it up, took it in and added extra details which made it perfect! And to top it all off she is the nicest person! A pleasure to work with and to have as a part of my wedding journey! Thank you!!

Rachel Seward

Contact Information

Find us here: 7-9 Chatsworth Road
Worthing BN11 1LY.

Phone: 07791 894524