Bridal Gowns Durban

If you want a bespoke, one of a kind dress made for either your wedding or matric dance, word on the street is Designs by Trish is the place to go.

Based in Durban North, Designs By Trish is owned & run solely by Trish Ollive. A designer dress maker by trade with many years experience, Trish will take you through a journey from your ideas to designs, fabric shopping & collaboration to create your dream dress come true.

Trish is known for her focus & attention to detail. Many hours of love are poured into her creations and the results are simply exquisite. She also offers to personally dress her brides on their big day to ensure every detail is perfect.

“I absolutely love connecting with my clients. Getting to know them and creating bonds that in many instances have lasted years. I enjoy listening to what the client is wanting & working closely together to accomplish their vision”.

Majority of her popularity is due to word of mouth. People from far & wide have approached her to make their wedding dresses – Cape Town, Swaziland, even Hong Kong.

Bride Angélique Reichling (now Vergos) shares her experience with Designs by Trish: “Trish Ollive went beyond expertly designing and creating my dream wedding dress, but walked with me on a journey that started with mere ideas and Pinterest’s pics, and ended with the perfect gown…and a new found friend. Trish sketched and drew up the exact dress I had in my head, spent hours helping me choose the perfect fabric, gave me several fittings so my dress fitted me like a glove, and even drove all the way to the Midlands to help dress me on my wedding day and ensure I walked down the aisle looking my best! Her attention to detail in her craft is superb, her professionalism and consideration for her clients unrivaled. I can’t thank you enough Trish!”

Dominique Mann Crous (South African Athletics & Gymnastic Champion) has this to say about working with Designs by Trish: “Trish has made every evening dress I have ever worn, including my stunning ball gown when I represented South Africa at the 2011 Miss Earth Pageant in the Philippines. When it came to my wedding dress, there was absolutely no question who would make it! It was everything I ever dreamed of & more. Her work is impeccable, and her professionalism makes the whole experience exiting and very special.”


Designs by Trish has also branched out & creates beautiful outfits for maternity shoots. Social Media Socialite GI Jane had this to say about her outfits for her maternity shoot: “I had the most amazing experience with Trish. Being such a colorful person, I wanted something as vibrant as me, and Trish came through! She made up an amazing outfit with material she hadn’t used yet, talk about exclusive service! Her outfits made my maternity shoot incredible! Highly recommend!” – Jane Kilian

Designs by Trish is by appointment only & will gladly have an obligation free sit down with potential clients to talk about designs, quotes & help you find that perfect dress for your most special day.

Contact Details

Trish Ollive 083 780 2057

By appointment only