Anita began as a lecturer in fashion and freelance designer before establishing her own company in Leeds in 1990.  Anita was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, the home of British tailoring. Her Fathers Italian roots where also highly influential towards creating Anita’s innate sense of style and passion for design. Anita’s work has been featured on television for over 25 years.



Woman of Achievement Creativity Award 

Yorkshire Brides “Designer of the Year”

Institute of Directors Award 

(Non Exec) Director of Leeds Training & Enterprise Council


Couture at Anita Massarella can be defined as having a complete ‘One-Off’ garment designed, fitted and made to your exact specifications. Anita creates a toile, in calico, that is fitted directly to the customers body. The design is then drawn onto the calico while you are wearing it. This achieves perfect balance and proportion. You are able to choose necklines and design features with Anita at this early stage, assuring you of perfection.


Every element of your garment will be constructed in our workrooms above the showroom, by Anita’s highly skilled creative team who are artists in their own right. The luxury of couture incorporates delicate hand stitching alongside opulent attention to detail. Fabrics, laces and embroideries are sourced from around the world to create your bespoke outfit. Guaranteed to have the very best wedding dress in Leeds, Yorkshire.


Fittings are staged over the length of your order, we recommend a minimum of three and more if it suits your diary. We are happy to help with specialist packing if required.  

You are assured of an exciting, relaxed and personal experience seeing your dress coming along at every stage from sketch to toile and to your finished creation.  



A design consultation with Anita - to discuss a one off Haute Couture

£50 - Allow 1-2 hours

A style consultation - to discuss your ideas and view our showroom

£30 - Allow 1 hour

An appointment to come in and look at our couture collection

No Fee - Allow 20 mins





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Telephone:  0113 268 7783


490, Harrogate Road, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS17 6DL

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