845 North Michigan, Suite 905E
Chicago, IL 60611
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About Us

Welcome to one of Chicago’s premier couturiers. For 18 years “The Dress Doctor”, Soheila Ghofrani, and her team of expert seamstresses have satisfied customers located throughout Chicagoland, out-of-state, and even internationally. The Dress Doctor is centrally located in the Gold Coast’s Water Tower Place Professional Offices.

The Dress Doctor’s bag contains the solution to virtually any sewing dilemma.

  • Clothing alterations and tailoring
    for men and women
  • Custom designed clothes for
    all occasions
  • Custom bridal wear
  • Bridal alterations
  • Special occasion wear
  • Home decorating items
  • Recreating favorite garments,
    which have seen better days
  • Re-cutting garments which just don’t fit
  • Personal shopping for unique
    European-inspired all-occasion clothing
  • Wardrobe assistance to help you get the most from what you already have.

Alterations of Bridal gowns, wedding party attire: Brides, Bridesmaids, Flower girls, Mother of the Bride and Groom, Groom, Groomsmen, Fathers of the Bride and Groom can all have their attire expertly fitted and tailored for that special wedding day.

Restyling: Vintage or family garments You’ve prowled the vintage stores for something unique, or came across a vintage gem in Grandma’s closet. The Dress Doctor will tailor or re-style it to bring out the best in your one-of-a-kind garment.

Recreation of existing garments:
Mom’s wedding dress is beautiful, but it doesn’t fit, whether it’s releasing or tapering, we will make it look like it had been made for you.

Pictured garments: That hard-to-find style with the designer price tag you’re dying for, can be reproduced detail for detail in the Dress Doctor salon.

Designer garments: You saw it in a movie, in a vintage magazine, on the runway at the Oscars, and you just HAVE to have that dress. The Dress Doctor can create it for you.

Original Designs: Bridal gowns, Parents of the bride and groom attire. Unable to find exactly the dress you want? You like the sleeves from this dress, the bodice from that one, the skirt from another, The Dress Doctor can put your design components together in a unique design that flatters you.

Dress Doctor original designs: Discuss the ‘look’ you want to achieve with the Dress Doctor. With 25 years of experience in the fashion industry, she will recommend the design details and fabrics which will result in a stunning one-of-a-kind garment you’ll treasure.

Your original design realized: Bring in your sketch, and the Dress Doctor will turn it into reality.

Fashion Recreation: Of existing garments in other fabrics of damaged vintage garments
of pictured fashions.

Bridal party:

  • Alterations
  • Original Designs
  • Flower Girls

Groom and attendants:

  • Expert formalwear tailoring


  • Jewelry
  • Headpieces
  • Veils
  • Gloves
  • Pillows
  • Purses

The perfect garment will only take you so far.

To create a total ‘look’, you need the right jewelry and accessories.

Our satisfied clients have been featured in Town and Country, and other high-end lifestyle magazines.

From custom-made, to timeless vintage costume jewelry, The Dress Doctor will source the accessories to complement your perfectly fitted garment to create a complete fashion statement no one will forget.