who we are

Welcome To Dornink

Dornink is a couturier headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa and specializes in highly customized, master dressmaking. The company was founded in 1981 by president Faythe Dornink, who has a seasoned eye for artful and intricate sewing. Since the original Dornink gown was unveiled in April 2004, daughter and head designer, Sarah Dornink, has forayed the family business into a full scale fashion house. The Dornink collection is a luscious mix of cocktail, evening, and bridal gowns conceived to bring clients high fashion infused with the elements of functionality and freedom. The label is a combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern New York tutelage that yields creations only time, skill, and talent could produce. Dornink believes that success is making all women look and feel absolutely amazing.

Dornink's mission is to flatter all that is feminine.

We are devoted to truly individualizing every piece we create to accentuate the distinctly gorgeous qualities of each client. Our company is devoted to bringing the confidence within women to the surface by customizing garments of extraordinary beauty and exclusive quality. As a premium fashion house, we understand it is of supreme importance that the client is as comfortable as they are elegant. Dornink is committed to creating exquisite dresses fit to walk down the aisle, the runway, or any other place a woman's day might take her.

Dornink offers custom design on bridal, evening, and cocktail dresses as well as expert alterations on gowns purchased elsewhere. We carry a variety of bridal jewelry and accessories including custom designed veils and flowers. We also carry amazing every day accessories.

Customer reviews

What Our Clients Are Saying

“ I am extremely impressed by YourDress! They express posted my dress a few days early so I had the opportunity to try it on. The dress was absolutely beautiful! I had so many compliments! They are professionals! ”

Abiggail Legg

custom Holly dresses in ruched tulle
“I want to thank you so very much for helping me make me feel so beautiful on my special day.  My handmade dress was truly one-of-a-kind!  Thank you for all you did!”
Amanda & Justin

Amanda & Justin

Design Studio silk shantung dress

“ Thank you so much for all your help in finding me the perfect dress for my birthday! I had complements from everyone telling me how beautiful my dress was! I will send you some pictures when they arrive. ”

Amber Baker

gown: custom gown in ivory silk shantung
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Our Professionals Can Help You

Sarah Dornink

Head Designer

Faythe Dornink

Head Custom Designer

Courtney Barbour

Production and Design

Alissa Clapper

Production and Design

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518 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines IA

In the historic East Village downtown

515.255.7528

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