The ultimate guide to Australian wedding dress designers

Looking for some serious wedding inspo? These are the Australian wedding dress designers you need to know about.

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Iconic bridalwear was once associated with designers from European countries and the US, but now Australian designers are making waves in the bridal space. Aussies have emerged to become internationally recognised, with unique and contemporary style offerings. Just look at designers like Steven Khalil and Grace Loves Lace. But there are so many more than that! These are the Australian wedding dress designers that belong on your radar.

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Made with Love Bridal

Made with Love is a bridal boutique that started from humble beginnings on Australia’s Gold Coast. Since 2013, the brand has been working hard and stockists can now be found all over the world. This brand has something for every style of bride – from lace textures and backless dresses to classic tulle skirts.

  • Price range: $1,800-$4,000

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Spell & The Gypsy Collective

Spell & The Gypsy Collective was formed in Byron Bay, which is where all its dresses are still currently designed. If the bohemian look fits your personal style, this is where you may find your dream dress. For everything lace, embroidery and ruffles, the bridal brand offers gowns of elegant and graceful movement.

  • Price range: $795-$1,695

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Grace Loves Lace

Gowns from Grace Loves Lace are designed and handmade in Queensland, with lace imported from France. The bridalwear is stylish yet romantic, incorporating lace with different elements such as silk, ruffles and embellishments. Many of the gowns can be considered to be sexy when compared to other bridal brands.

  • Price range: $935-$3,399

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Suzanne Harward

A pioneer in Australian bridalwear, Suzanne Harward has been operating since 1975.

All gowns are handmade in Melbourne and are timeless in nature. The designs are intricate and detailed, using couture fabrics that are globally sourced. They embody a variety of styles so no matter your personal style, you can find your dream wedding dress.

  • Price range: $4,495-$11,995

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Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell is handmade in Melbourne and understands the essence of a romantic wedding dress. Modern glamour meets effortless bohemian are reflected throughout the designs. The bridal brand uses luxury fabrics and sparkly embellishments, which is a major aspect of the gown collection.

  • Price range: $3,499-$7,999

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Bo & Luca

Bo & Luca is designed and hand-cut in Australia, with a bohemian meets luxury aesthetic. The gowns are created with excellent craftsmanship in mind and are adorned with gorgeous finishes such as stones, sequins, crystals, faux pearls and metallic threads. You can find a range of figure-hugging and flouncy dresses.

  • Price range: $1,100-$5,200

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Steven Khalil

Steven Khalil is a leading Australian gown designer and his bridal collections are highly regarded for their elegance and beauty. There is a high interest in the intricate details of each dress, with most of the designs featuring elements such as lace, silk or satin. The gown you choose can be customised to your own personal preference.

  • Price range: $11,500 and upwards

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Mariana Hardwick

Mariana Hardwick concentrates on a sophisticated yet refined style. The bridal gown collections embody the modern woman with the style constantly changing to suit all types of bride. You will be able to find a wedding dress that is figure-hugging with a smart attention to detail to ensure your dress stands out from the rest.

  • Price range: $1,495-$2,995

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Pallas Couture

Pallas Couture is renowned in the Australian bridal industry and is backed by years of experience. The gowns are luxurious and capture the right amount of femininity. You can see the advanced craftsmanship through the intricate lines and shapes as they are mixed with extravagant and beautiful fabric choices.

  • Price range: Start from $13,000 with the average price around $15,000 to $16,000

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Karen Willis Holmes

Karen Willis Holmes considers all types of brides – there are collections made specifically for curvy women. The brand is modern yet timeless as the gowns incorporate a couture-like quality with innovative designs. The dresses showcase different fabric choices such as lace and silk, and different shape options.

  • Price range: $3,000-$13,000

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One Day Bridal

Based in Melbourne, this bridal brand revolutionises the basic white wedding gown. For a dress that pushes against the bridal boundaries, One Day Bridal is the brand to watch. There is a strong pride in innovation as the gowns are constructed with an eye for detail and create stunning silhouettes.

  • Price range: $1,295-$6,995

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Lisa Gowing

Sydney-based bridal designer Lisa Gowing is an embodiment of elegant and feminine lines and shapes. The gowns feature layered silk and exclusive European laces. They are embellished with beautiful jewels and crystals to create a unique wedding dress for your special day.

  • Price range: $400-$1,800

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Rachel Gilbert

Rachel Gilbert creates modern gowns with a blend of intricate hand embellishments and silk fabrics. The gowns sweep the floor and hug your body in all the right places, embodying a sense of elegance for the modern bride. The approach is timeless and the collections are globally recognised.

  • Price range: $999-$6,999

Need more wedding inspiration?

Check out our wedding hub to find absolutely everything you could ever need for your special day. Brides and grooms – check out how to budget and plan a wedding, decide on a beautiful but affordable dress, hair and makeup. Attending a wedding soon? Rest assured, we have gift guides and advice on what to wear to all types of weddings – everything is in the one place for you.


Not in the mood for designer shopping?

If you are looking for something a bit more accessible, we recommend you check out our list of where to buy affordable wedding dresses online.


When should you order your wedding dress?

This can vary depending on the bride. For some, visualising the perfect wedding dress has been a constant dream since childhood. But for others, that’s not the case. If you aren’t sure of what kind of dress you like, you should start looking into wedding inspiration about a year before the big day. Understand your personal style, take this into consideration and imagine how you would like to look. This will help you feel calm when the shopping process finally begins.

As most bridal gowns are made to order, it’s best to begin shopping about 8 to 10 months before your big day. If everything is not finalised before the 6-month mark, we recommend you start to make some moves. Why? Well, the creation process does not begin until your measurements are taken, the fabric has been decided and ordered and the deposit has been paid. Leaving this process to the last minute could result in a not-so-happy experience and can lead to unnecessary stress – no bride needs this!


What does off-the-rack mean?

Shopping for an off-the-rack wedding dress means that the gown is ready-made. It’s not custom-fitted to your personal measurements; instead, you visit a bridal boutique and try on a wide selection of wedding dresses displayed on the rack. The one you choose is yours in an instant – you don’t have to wait months for the dress to be made.

Does it mean the dress won’t fit you perfectly? Not necessarily. We recommend either working with your chosen bridal boutique or an experienced tailor to ensure your wedding dress fits you like a glove. Even though it isn’t custom, your off-the-rack dress can still fit and look beautiful.


Where can I sell my wedding dress?

Let’s face it, your wedding dress is worn once and that’s it. Once the vows have been said and the final kiss is made, the time and money spent on the dress that no longer serves a purpose is gone. Some may like to keep it as a memory or pass it down as a family heirloom. Or, you can sell it and get some cash back. This solution is great for some, especially if you are looking for extra cash to put towards your family home. If you are interested in selling your wedding dress, we recommend checking out the following online marketplaces:


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