CHILDRENS OCCASION WEAR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our children's occasionwear is made out of fine fabrics, including silk, silk mixes, luxury man-made fibres and cotton poplins. Laces are made up of various fibres. Linings and interlinings are silk, cotton or other man-made fibres. Veils are made out of synthetic or silk tulle
Pageboy outfits have a silk, silk mix or man-made fibre or cotton poplin main fabric with silk, cotton or man-made fibre linings and interlinings. Please refer to the product description for the constituents of accessories, tights and Rainbow Club shoes
Do you comply with British Standards?
Yes. Quality craftsmanship and compliance with standards are key values at Lychgate. This applies to our vintage style cotton outfits, designer flowergirl dresses, communion dresses, boleros and pageboy outfits as well as veils and accessories
The other select products we supply as accessories come from high quality manufacturers we are proud to be associated with
We are proud to be a British design brand. Our cotton poplin outfits, flower girl dresses, communion dresses, boleros, veils and pageboy outfits are handmade to order in Suffolk, England
MADE IN THE UK AND PROUD OF IT
Do all your childrens clothes have covered buttons?
Only clothes for children age 6 and above have covered buttons. For health and safety reasons we use uncovered buttons for children age 0 - 5 years. We recommend that you do not buy garments for ages 6 and above for children younger than age 6
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Yes. Bespoke luxury flower girl dresses and veils, and pageboy waistcoats, shirts and shorts can be supplied. A design consultation and at least two fittings will be required for specially designed outfits. Children must wear a minimum of vest and knickers for those fittings. Tight fitting leggings and tights are acceptable in addition.
Our online luxury vintage style cotton outfits, flower girl dresses, communion dresses and pageboy waistcoats, shirts and shorts fit most children age 3 - 11. Measurement charts are on our website. Our garments do not contain shaping for developing figures. Flower girl dresses, communion dresses, boleros and pageboy outfits to specific measurements can be made subject to a surcharge
I'm excited! How long will my online order take to be made and sent?
Children’s occasionwear and all other accessories ordered online will be made within 28 days of the date you place your order. Full payment is required on order. We will confirm despatch by email. Our products are delivered by Royal Mail or courier as appropriate and must be signed for
We will agree a date for completion of bespoke orders. Twelve weeks is usually required for custom made children's occasionwear but urgent orders may be possible for a surcharge.
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How can I be sure what colour I am ordering?
It is very difficult to accurately portray the colour of fabric online. Lychgate will send up to two fabric swatches on request. Once an order has been placed in a particular colour Lychgate cannot provide a refund. So we urge customers to order a swatch for certainty
Can I bring friends and family to a bespoke children's fitting?
A parent must attend children's bespoke fittings and must remain in the same room as their child at all times. We cannot do children's fittings without a parent present. Parents are responsible for their child at all times. More than one child from a family is welcome but we cannot provide childcare or entertainment
Design consultations and fittings usually last between 45 and 90 minutes. We know that children get bored so we try to work as quickly as possible. However, as we use fine fabrics we ask that there is no food, drink or sweets in the workshop
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