Molteno is for fashion forward women who break the mould and express their individuality. I'm for the forerunners, the non-conforminsts and those willing to take the risks to be themselves!
For Rose,couture is personal.

Unique, handcrafted wedding dresses and matric dance dress solutions for real women.
Made in Cape Town, shipped worldwide.

Love my work but don't live in Cape Town? No problem!
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Bridal Couture

Bridal Couture
Expertly tailored, hand embellished, designed to express the essence of you!
The custom couture package includes the consultation, mock-up and fabric shopping and 6 bridal fittings.

Islay Rose by Molteno

Islay Rose by Molteno
Free and easy couture for the laid back bride
The bohemian wedding dress package includes the consultation, mock-up fitting, fabric shopping and 3 fittings.

Matric Dance & Evening Wear

Matric Dance & Evening Wear
Tailor-made couture and once-off ready to wear
Custom made evening wear and Matric Dance dresses include the consultation, mock-up fitting and fabric shopping, and 3 fittings.


Unique Bridal collections
Should you fall in love with one of our unique bridal designs, the dress will be re-made to fit you perfectly. 1 to 2 fittings may be required.

Designer, Rose Molteno, believes in adding a personal touch to every garment. Molteno Creatoins offers a custom made wedding dress and matric farewell dress service to Cape Town based clients, and has recently expanded to supply boutiques in the rest of South Africa with wedding dresses from their bridal collection.

At Molteno Creations, Rose will personally guide you through the dress making process, ensuring your experience is easy, hassle free and fun! Fabric shopping will be done together and during your one to one fittings with Rose, you are encouraged to give honest feedback and to participate in the process of making your wedding dress or evening wear design come to life. 

Let Rose pamper you and tend to your occasion wear needs while you relax and enjoy the experience of a lifetime! Molteno custom made wedding dresses are exclusively made in Cape Town to order.

The Molteno designer wedding dress collection can be viewed and ordered in your size either through one of our boutique partners in Johannesburg and Pretoria, or directly from the Cape Town head office. Matric Dance dresses, bridesmaids dresses and mother of the bride/groom attire can be purchased from our cosy Cape Town boutique studio as well as made to order. 

Browse our online gallery for inspiration and feel welcome to contact Rose directly to ask any questions.

  • It was the best decision to have my dress designed at Molteno Creations. Rose is very open, honest, kind and all about comfort. I tried on a few dresses and we were both inspired by one of the them to create something totally new. Although the dress was elegant and classic, it still remained contemporary to suit today's style. I don't live in Cape Town so there wasn't much wiggle room for a lot of dress fittings. It didn't matter because Rose's vision was so on point, it was basically done after the second or third visit. Molteno Creations offers high quality, forward thinking, affordable designs. Thank you again.
  • Rose Molteno Creations played a huge role into making my special day absolutely perfect. I met Rose at the Spier Bridal Expo, she approached me and was super duper friendly. Because she was so approachable and had such an open personality, my mind was set on her designing and making my dress. Thereafter, I sat down to watch her creations featured on the runway at the same Expo and have to admit, I nearly lost it. A few months went by and we sat down for our first consultation. She knew immediately what I had in mind and she created it so perfectly. We had a few stresses, as one does, but every time I reached the level of paranoia, she was so professional and handled it all with grace. My dress is special to me, it fit me like a glove and my pictures that I will keep for life would not have been the same without her special touch. Loved working with her and will not hesitate asking her to create another beaut for another occasion at any time.
  • The first time I met Rose, she was very friendly and I immediately felt welcome. I started to try on her dresses and I loved each one! I had lots of fun! She also gives you her honest opinion ad advice, which I liked. She drew me a dress that was a combination of all the dresses that looked best. The drawing was beautiful and right there I decided thay she should design my dress. I went for a few fittings, which was always fun and comfortable. We chose the material together and everything fell into place. I absolutely loved my dress and I really felt like a princess walking on the clouds in my dress! Thanks Rose for making me feel beautiful on my special day!
  • “Thank you Rose for making the most wonderful wedding dress for Natalie and in super quick time!  Also thank you for your patience with me a mother who has no clue on fashion and your willingness to come to my office to do a fitting the day before the wedding!”
  • “Rose is a very talented designer, who put in a lot of effort to help me capture the essence of my dress, from day one through to completion. I would definitely go to her again for any dress designs or revamps”
  • I can highly recommend Rose Molteno, not only for her workmanship, which is impeccable, more so her client service from inception to the final fitting, she designed my daughters matric dance dress to her expectation, one happy client, well done Rose and I wish you all the best in business.
  • Rose is a true professional - with only three conveniently quick fittings Rose created the most sensational bridesmaids dress I was excited and most chuffed to wear. The compliments on the day were testament to her beautiful design. It was an absolute pleasure working with Rose - who understands and fulfills her clients needs perfectly. I will certainly be using Rose's talent again and highly recommend her.
  • I would like to thank Rose for making my matric farewell dress. Her standard of work is of the best quality and her kind and professional mannerisms made it a pleasure dealing with her. I highly recommend Rose to anyone who needs that special outfit made. 
  • Thanks very much for the beautiful dress you made for me for my sons wedding in just 5 short fittings. It came out just as the photo I gave you . I was really please with the fit and the colour and just loved the lace. 
  • You made Becky a beautiful dress that she really loved and that matched her personality.  We really enjoyed your professionalism and friendliness.  Who knows, maybe in a few year’s time you will be making Becky’s wedding dress !!!!
  • The profoundly remarkable thing about the dress Rose Molteno created is that: for a dress to stand out with minimalistic red lace and georgette (between a sea of glitter and satin) is art. I own two meters of evergreen art and for that, Rose Molteno, I am grateful forever.