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Tailor Made Occasion Wear Dresses

Dublin based ladies Fashion Designer and Tailor, Maire Forkin, offers a made to measure service with excellent quality, fit and finish.  Her timeless investment pieces are great value for money. Maire provides her clients with an exclusive range of luxury fabrics which are available in a wide range of fabrics and colours.

She creates bespoke outfits made to best flatter the clients particular silhouette and taste.  “Her style is underpinned by creative pattern cutting, skillful sculpting and artful use of jewellery, and has an identity all of its own that she describes as “clean, chic and contemporary”.

Maire meets with her clients at her studio in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, for an initial consultation, which is followed by one or two subsequent fittings before the garment is completed.  At the consultation she discusses the shapes, styles and fabric choice which best suits the client’s requirements. Different silhouettes are tried to identify the most flattering style, structure and fits before a final decision is made and a personal pattern constructed for the client.

The lead in time for an outfit to be completed is approximately six to eight weeks, although this may vary depending on the time of the year.

Her collection is available for viewing by appointment at her studio in Fitzwilliam square, Dublin. For a consultation or to view her collection contact Maire today

For a consultation or to view her collection contact Maire today.

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News & Media

IRISH TIMES 2018

19th September 2018
Deirdre McQuillan from the Irish Times does a review of Designer Maire Forkin Click her...

Standard fashion advice for weddings

19th September 2018
Standard fashion advice for weddings, race meetings or other special occasions has always...

Image Magazine 2018

31st July 2018
Maire exhibiting a number of her classic evening dresses and two piece outfits for those s...

Rose of Tralee 2018

31st July 2018
Maire exhibiting her Ladies Fashion Collection at the Rose of Tralee Festival, featuring d...

Ireland's Wedding Journal 2018

31st July 2018
Ireland's Wedding Journal are Teaming up with Ireland AM to host a Mother of the Brid...

Maire Exhibits Her New Collection 2018

31st July 2018
Maire exhibits her Made to Measure and Tailoring 2017 - 2018 collection on Expose. She has...

Social & Personal 2018

31st July 2018
Featuring Mother of the Bride Outfits and Best Dressed Guest section in the Weekend Suppli...

Social & Personal 2018

31st July 2018
Featuring the tailored Nuam dress shown in wool with a lurez mesh and emblishments. Weddin...

Xpose magazine 2017

31st July 2018
Made to order and available in a wide range of colours and fabrics. Wool tops and skirts,...

IMAGE magazine 2017

31st July 2018
Featuring Film cream wool tailored dress. Cream knee length dress with embellishments by D...

Social and Personal 2017 Winter Edition

31st July 2018
Featuring Maire Forkin Ladies Fashion Designer showing bespoke made to measure outfits for...

Social and Personal 2017 Autumn Edition

31st July 2018
Featuring Maire Forkin designer ladies outfits for those special occasions. Outfits are ma...

Social and Personal 2017 Autumn Edition

31st July 2018
Featuring Maire Forkin designer ladies outfits for those special occasions. Featuring stun...

Confetti 2017 edition:

31st July 2018
Featuring Maire Forkin Design Cape and skirt two piece outfit featuring in Confetti Magazi...

Irish Brides Winter 2016 edition:

31st July 2018
Featuring Maire Forkin Designs and tailored outfits which are made to measure. Maire makes...

Social and personal 2016

31st July 2018
Maire provides a personal made to measure bespoke service with garments made to best flatt...

Sunday Business post: 2016

31st July 2018
"Customers of Irish bespoke designer Maire Forkin are elegant, flattering and unique...

Social & Personal Magazine: 2016

31st July 2018
Maire featured in Style Section. Maire's structured two piece black and cream collect...

Irish Brides Magazine: 2016

31st July 2018
Feature on Maire's contemporary wedding dress designs. Unique one off dresses design...

The Irish Times: 2016

31st July 2018
Review by Deirdre McQuillan.  "Maire's style is underpinned by creative patter...

Confetti Magazine: 2016

31st July 2018
"Beautifully tailored, of the moment and timeless". She offers a PersonalIzed st...

Confetti Magazine 2016

31st July 2018
"More affordable than you might think". Maire has sourced some very exclusive n...

Wedding Planner Magazine:2016

31st July 2018
Press Advertising. The theme throughout Maire's collection is structured, sculpted an...

Wedding Planner Magazine 2016

31st July 2018
Press Advertising.  Maire exhibiting her hand made wedding dress which is tailored to sui...

Glor Magazine: 2015

31st July 2018
Picture feature on Maire where her customer is wearing a contemporary wedding dress. Maire...

RDS Bride of the Year Show : 2017 - 2018

31st July 2018
Picture feature on Maire who launches her new collection for those special occasions, days...

Video from Nationwide

25th July 2018
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Maire Forkin Fashion Show

24th July 2018
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Bridal Fashion Show, Kay Club

24th July 2018
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Maire Forkin Ladies Fashion Designer, Dublin - Custom Made Dresses

24th July 2018
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Maire Forkin, Fashion Designer on TV3 Ireland AM, Dublin, Ireland

24th July 2018
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Maire Forkin Exhibiting At Kay Club January 2017

24th July 2018
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Wedding Journal Show, Catwalk - Maire Forkin

24th July 2018
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Customer Made Mother of the Bride Dresses

23rd July 2018
Weddings are a big occasion in Ireland and ladies who intend to be Mother's of the Br...

Investment Clothing

17th July 2018
I believe it is true that a lady who presents the best version of herself to the world wil...

Quality Well Tailored Designs

25th June 2018
Designer Maire Forkin prides herself on creating high quality, well-tailored designs that...

Guests at Weddings!

9th June 2018
Summer time is a very busy time of the year for Weddings, with guest at weddings looking f...

Making any size or shape look good

29th May 2018
"This is what I believe is forte. For many years I have made outfits for women of all...

Your Perfect Wedding Dress

23rd May 2018
The right wedding dress can be difficult to find. There are many considerations. What is t...

Why Made To Measure Clothing?

19th May 2018
Beautiful dresses that have been altered to fit the body shape, a dress designed to suit t...

Embellished Dress

2nd May 2018
...

Mother of the Bride Outfits

13th April 2018
Maire Forkin's contemporary Mother of the Bride Dresses are not the typical Mother of...

Everyday Romantics Summer 2016

31st March 2018
After being to the Premier Vision Fashion Forecasts 2016/2017 in Paris I have a new season...

Cut And Style

21st March 2018
Style and Cut are all important when you are looking for the perfect chic outfit that will...

The Consultation

21st February 2018
Dublin based ladies fashion designer and  tailor, Maire Forkin, offers a made to measure...

Dress To Impress

10th February 2018
Wear chic, contemporary Designer Clothing with great styling and exceptional fit makes you...

The Consultation

1st February 2018
It is a great time of the year,  as I meet new clients, and welcome back existing ones! ...

Designer Outfit Made To Fit

4th January 2018
It is that time of the year after the festiveseason and the start the New Year when cou...

Made To Measure

24th November 2017
"The demand for made to measure is every more important as women choose clothes tha...

Tailor Made To Fit

17th November 2017
I Design and Tailor-make Bespoke outfits to suit my client's silhouette and individua...

Contemporary, Chic Mother of the Bride Outfits

8th November 2017
Today’s contemporary Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom do not want the typica...

Coats for Special Occasions

7th November 2017
This wool coat in lurex thread is tailor made to fit the client silhouette and style, an...

Personalised Patterns

7th September 2017
I make personalised patterns for my clients so that I get the most flattering fit to suit...

What Should The Mother of the Bride Wear?

24th August 2017
Going to be the Mother of the Bride and what you can and cannot wear? Strict rules were...

2018 Fashion Predictions and Styling

10th August 2017
I enjoy designing a well-cut fit dress, top, skirt, trousers or coats for my clients that...

Print Designs for 2018 Collection

4th August 2017
Print especially, digital prints has become a big fashion favourite over the past few year...

Bespoke Tailoring: What is it anyway?

11th May 2017
Bespoke Tailoring is a fine art, where clothing is traditionally cut from a pattern draft...

Independent News Paper Fashion Supplement 18th February 2017

20th February 2017
I spoke with Bairbre Power of the Independant News Paper on the Personalised Service...

Exhibiting at the RDS January 2017

25th January 2017
Exhibiting my Mother of the Bride and Guest at Wedding occasion at the RDS Fashion Show....

New 2017 Collection

25th January 2017
2017 Collection shown at the RDS Fashion Show.  These tailored ouffits are made to measur...

Exhibiting At K Club January 2017

24th January 2017
Enjoying afternoon at the Kay Club fashion show where I showed a number of my outfits for...

Naas Racecourse Meeting Ladies Day

8th January 2017
A great day at Naas Race Course, meeting interesting people including #glendagilson, who j...

Expose Showing New Collection

29th November 2016
A preview of a number of 2017 designs shown on tonight's @tv.xpose. Outfits to suit g...

Southern Brides Wedding Show

21st November 2016
I attended the Cork City Hall Wedding Catwalk Show and Exhibition to show my 2017 Collec...

Glimpse of Occasion Wear from Maire's 2017 Collection

27th October 2016
Behind the scenes on our upcoming Xpose shoot with Lisa Fitzpatrick in The Beacon hotel wh...

Debbie O'Donnell TV3 Xpose Wearing Maire's design at Film Festival

27th October 2016
Honoured tonight to have dressed #TV3Xpose beauty @DebbieoDonnell for the red carpet at...

Southern Brides Fashion Show Cork

12th September 2016
Maire Exhibition her New Collection at the Southern Brides Cork Fashion Show. Maire  prov...

RDS Wedding & Honeymoon Show Dublin

5th September 2016
Maire speaking at the RDS Wedding & Honeymoon Show Dublin after she presented a Mother...

26th August 2016
Maire is exhibiting her 2017 Collection which include new wool and oiled fabrics in tailor...

My 2017 Collection

11th August 2016
​​​​​I am completing my 2017 Fashion collection. The theme throughout my colle...

Tailored styles now available in a wide range of colours

3rd August 2016
New seasons fluid styles by Maire Forkin availabe at my studio and perfect for that Spec...

Glor Magazine:2016

25th July 2016
Article on Maire where she is providing an overview of her career in Fashion in London and...

Swarovski Crystals To Enhance Occasion Wear Outifit

15th April 2016
Occasionwear Outfit with Swarovski crystal embellishments by Designer Maire Forkin, part...

Maire exhibits her Contemporary Ladies dresses at the RDS

2nd February 2016
Maire exhibits her contemporary ladies dresses at the January 2016 Wedding of the Year Sho...

As Seen in Social and Personal

16th November 2015
Featuring crimson red softy tailored dress and cropped tops which are ideal for this Chris...

Occasion Wear Outfits

12th November 2015
The contemporary tailored cape top and skirt have unexpected asymmetrical styling for a mo...

Contemporary Mother of the Bride

25th May 2015
This Grecian Dress with its fluid lines has deep pleating detailing and an exaggerated opt...

Irish Times, The Cut Of You

2nd December 2014
Designer Maire Forkin says she can make women of any shape and size look good. It is all i...

Irish Brides - Contemporary Wedding Dress

6th November 2014
...

Looks for the New Season.

24th October 2014
Tailoring looks for this Season are sharp and available in a variety of strong shades. Tri...

Maire Forkin in the Irish Times

19th May 2014
Maire Forkin recently featured in The Irish Times Weekend supplement to discuss her new co...

Eimear Quinn wears Maire Forkin Dress at Royal Albert Hall

16th May 2014
Eimear Quinn wearing dress designed by Maire Forkin at the Royal Albert Hall - http://lif...

Maire Forkin Fashion Designer New 2014 / 2015 Collection

2nd December 2013
I attended the Womens’s Wear Trends Fashion Forecast for Autumn Winter 2014/2015. There...

Wedding Dress with a difference...

21st August 2013
I am showing here a Wedding Dress made to order for a very elegant relation of mine -  Si...

The Kate Dress featured in Irish Brides Magazine

7th May 2013
The 'Kate Dress' as shown here in the Irish Brides Magazine has also been seen...

Contemporary Blue Two Piece.

22nd April 2013
This Contemporary Two Piece, which I have now in my Collection is very popular and is ava...

Pretty in Pink!

22nd April 2013
These are more fun and flirty soft tailored separates, the top with exaggerated asymmetric...

With Spring in the Air...

25th March 2013
With Spring in the Air, many Mother’s of the Bride and guest at weddings are now looking...

Full length glamour for Mother of the Bride...

6th March 2013
So many ladies going to weddings, whether it be the more fashionable Mother  Of The Bride...

The Kate Dress

27th February 2013
I have just returned from Premier Vision in Paris, a three day Fashion Fabric Fare and F...

Maire Forkin in Social & Personal Magazine

8th February 2013
Maire has here a few of her new Spring collection photographed this month in The Social an...

Maire appearing at Wedding Journal Show this weekend...

10th January 2013
I will be taking part in the Fashion Show and Exhibiting my Latest Summer Styles in the W...

Maire in the studio.....

18th December 2012
Captured on camera while working in my studio in No 5 Fitzwilliam Place, designing a littl...

Maire Forkin Red Beline Dress in Social & Personal

27th November 2012
This Red Wool Dress and Poncho Type wrap as seen in Social & Personal are a very pop...

Maire Forkin in Social & Personal and Irish Brides

16th October 2012
Maire has featured in some Irish magazines lately and we thought we'd bring you some...

Maire Appears on Ireland AM

2nd October 2012
Maire recently appeared on Ireland AM to talk about wedding outfits for Mums. Several of h...

Maire speaking about her collection on TV3 and live Fashion Show

25th September 2012
I will be speaking on Ireland AM at 9am on Friday morning 28th September, where I will b...

Designing for Family Wedding

13th August 2012
Having been to our own family wedding earlier this year, I am even more aware of the stres...

Can I be of assistance?

6th January 2012
You haven’t got a second to spare these days and you have to find an outfit for your upc...

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