Doré Designs…

Doré Designs

…is a custom-made ballroom dress manufacturer. In 1979, there was a need for a single shirt, specifically designed for cha-cha performances. From that first customer-focused, custom-made piece we expanded to thousands of tailormade pieces a year. It is an amazing experience, having a dress designed just for you and made to your measurements. Today we are the world’s largest producer of custom-made ballroom dance dresses seen on champion dancers all around the globe.

Doré Designs - The Signature Piece

The Signature Piece

Our inspiration came from the Swarovski inspirations and colors for Spring / Summer 2016 and the latest Latin designs from dance competitions around the world. We focused on crystals that highlighted the feeling of uniqueness of the gown, including Crystal Fine Mesh and crystals in sensual shades likes Fuchsia, Crystal Rose Gold, and Crystal Golden Shadow, combined with hand-painted roses.

Doré Designs - The Designer

The Designer

After Dawn Smart received her degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, she found herself at a local dance studio and discovered her true passion. Dawn began designing ballroom gowns in 1989 and started working for Dore in 1999. In 2007, she became the President, CEO, owner, and head designer of Dore Designs.

Doré Designs

We work with Swarovski, because…

Swarovski crystals have always been an important part of making our dresses sparkle. They evoke a unique feeling on the dance floor. Doré Designs is proud to use exclusively Swarovski crystals in all of its designs.

Swarovski crystals have always been an important part of making our dresses sparkle. They create a unique feeling on the dance floor.