Owned and operated by the O’Dowling family since 1913, The Moderne has helped generations of women find their perfect wedding dress. The Bridal Department recently moved from the iconic Patrick Street location into our dedicated new premises on nearby French Church Street, right in the heart of Cork.


Our new store sits just off Cork’s main shopping thoroughfare, partially housed in a 19th century Methodist church. Set over three luxurious floors, The Moderne Bridal provides an elegant and comfortable space for brides to find their perfect dress. We are open Mon-Sat from 10:00 to 6:00 and on Sunday from 1:00 – 6:00. We carry a range of more than 500 gowns from a variety of designers including Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee, Ronald Joyce, Sottero & Midgley and Special Day. Our stock includes a great range of bridal dresses for curvy brides up to size 36, designed with shape and comfort in mind.
We stock a great selection of very comfortable designer shoes in a range of styles and heel heights from Paradox London and Rainbow Club. Many of these styles can be dyed to order, making them ideal for re-use after the big day and great for bridesmaids and formal wear. We also stock a large range of tiaras, headpieces & veils and a wide selection of jewellery and other accessories from bridal designers including Arianna’s Tiaras, Richard Designs, Linzi Jay and Twilight Designs.

Seasonally, we stock a great range of communion dresses and related accessories, as well as a carefully chosen selection of debs dresses, shoes and clutch bags.

While we invite customers to call in and browse shoes, accessories, debs and communionwear at any time, for wedding gown fittings we ask that brides-to-be make an appointment with one of our experienced stylists.
Appointments for bridesmaids fittings are not generally needed. However, if you are dressing three or more bridesmaids, or plan on coming in on a Saturday, we recommend making one so we can ensure you get the attention you need.

With the benefit of a private fitting area and expert advice from your dedicated consultant, we aim to help each bride find their ideal dress with ease and enjoyment. There is NO CHARGE for an appointment with one of our bridal consultants. Any questions? Freephone 1800 855 835 and we’ll be happy to help.



Address: 13-14 French Church Street, Cork

Telephone:1800 855 835