Welcome to d’Italia-- where brides can experience the world of artistry and craftsmanship. Established for over 20 years, our bridal designers still continue to push the boundaries of couture design with each and every wedding dress. Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics, our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of gowns for the romantic bride at heart.

Established for over 20 years, d’Italia is renowned for custom-made figure-enhancing gowns, exquisite veils, hand-crafted couture embroidery and timeless style. Our team of highly skilled bridal designers and couturiers work with all shapes, styles, and budgets to create a dress that is tailored to your specific needs and desires, making you feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable as you walk down the aisle.

Our Ready to Wear collection of bridal gowns features an array of styles, from elegant and classic to modern and edgy. Whether you’re looking for a ballgown, a sleek mermaid dress, or a romantic A-line dress, we have the perfect style to fit your preferences.

It’s truly a collaborative effort when you work with our r expert team of couturiers and designers. All it takes is three simple steps.

1: Make an obligation free appointment and take in all your ideas, sketches, mood boards or Instagram saves and their expert designers will help you fine-tune the design if needed.

2. Together we will find the perfect combination of fabric & laces to suit the gown and your budget and body measurements to perfection.

3. Our dedicated seamstresses will complete the design, delivering you a completely unique custom-made gown to love.

"I went to d’Italia with a dress in mind. The ladies helped to draw it up and pick the exact fabrics that would create my dream dress and suit my figure. I was paired with the most wonderful couturier who I had the most amazing time watching this dress come to life with. In trusting her, and the process of designing my own dress, what I ended up with far exceeded all expectations." - Jessie. T

What You'll Love About Working with d'Italia for Your Wedding:

  • Unforgettable Personalisation: Our bespoke approach ensures that your wedding dress reflects your individuality, making every moment leading up to your wedding truly memorable.
  • Expert Craftsmanship: With a team of highly skilled designers and couturiers, you can trust that your gown's details are created with the utmost care and precision.
  • Tailored Elegance: Your wedding dress will be a work of art, tailored to your exact measurements, ensuring a flattering and comfortable fit.

Highlights of Working with d'Italia for Your Wedding:

  • Handcrafted in Melbourne, Australia for a truly local touch.
  • Extensive Ready to Wear collection for diverse style choices.
  • Use of the finest bridal fabrics, laces, and embellishments.
  • Personalized and welcoming bridal shopping experience.
  • Meticulous attention to detail for a one-of-a-kind wedding gown.

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Not at all – the dressmakers' experience makes them an excellent source for suggestions. Customers only need have a basic idea of what they are after, (which is worked out with d'Italia's consultants) as the dressmakers' studios have many fashion books and pictures to help fine-tune their ideas, plus they all store images of past creations on their computers. It is usual for them to work off the design sketches from d'Italia, and then in the process of fittings, the design is fine tuned on the body. The dressmakers make their own patterns, regardless of whether they are making something from a sketch, from a photo or copying an existing garment - so it is completely unnecessary to take patterns to them.

A design is often best left to develop on the body, which is actually what couture is. It is easy for d'Italia's consultants to calculate know how much fabric is required for a basic design, after which you may request for a referral to a dressmaker. After the making of the garment has commenced, there are many stages where the design can be tweaked along the way - so you will end up with a completely unique and individual style, custom-made for you! Although this requires a fair amount of faith in the dressmaker's talents, it is the most creative way to make something amazing. After having "settled in" with a seamstress by having had a number of garments made by her in the past, many regular customers eventually trust their dressmaker to help them create styles individually for them. A personal relationship develops between customer and dressmaker - one based on familiarity and understanding...

Call d'Italia now to speak to one of the ladies who will help you get your dream dress on 03 9509 4633

Most of d’Itlaia’s stock is from Italy and France, as we believe these sources are superior in their manufacture of the finest quality fabric. The designer stock is sourced directly from the most reputable Italian manufacturers who create for the top European designer fashion houses – such as Gucci, Armani, Versace, Balenciaga, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Roberto Cavalli, Escada, Valentino and Chanel… d’Italia’s stock includes these labels regularly.

Call d'Italia now to speak to one of the ladies who will help you get your dream dress on 03 9509 4633

d'Italia does not charge for design or for the "label"—this is where you save hundreds or thousands of dollars.

The average cost for Dresses and Garments – including couture and fabric - varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric - varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

Without lace, beading or embellishments $2,500 - $3,000

With lace, beading and/or embellishments $3,500 (average)

Mother of the Bride garment dress $1,500

Call d'Italia now to speak to one of the ladies who will help you get your dream dress on 03 9509 4633

97 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

May 2023

Shuchi and the team at D’italia were incredible! I had tried quite a few dresses on prior to visiting D’italia and always walked away feeling disappointed! I had seen the ‘Scarlett’ gown from the moment I started looking at wedding dresses but wanted to try others on rather than going straight to the first dress I saw, as soon as I tried the Scarlett gown on I knew it was the one! The whole process was seamless and I couldn’t recommend the team at D’Italia high enough! Eva the dressmaker was a delight to work with also! My wedding day was complete because of my Scarlett gown and i have never received so many compliments in my life!! Thank you ladies so much xx

Amy B.

April 2023

After visiting half a dozen stores, d'italia immediately stood out to me as very professional, they listen to what you're looking for and give you suggestions to fit. With a really stunning range, as soon as I tried my dress on it was love at first site. They also expedited my dress and arranged a dressmaker for the alterations. Such amazing service and delightful to deal with from start to finish, cannot recommend enough. Thankyou so much d'italia! xoxo

Lillian K.

April 2023

I went to d’Italia with a dress in mind. The ladies helped to draw it up and pick the exact fabrics that would create my dream dress and suit my figure. I was paired with the most wonderful couturier, Eva Tomala, who I had the most amazing time watching this dress come to life with. In trusting her, and the process of designing my own dress, what I ended up with far exceeded all expectations. I’ve had so many compliments on my dress. It was just perfect!

Jessie T.

May 2024

Jenna was absolutely beautiful in helping me find my dream dress! I tried a few other places prior to visiting D’Italia, and was so impressed with the quality of the material and selection of ready to wear dresses, with the opportunities to adjust anything you needed. I ended up trying on the Harper dress and fell in love! The process was so smooth, and it arrived with plenty of time before my wedding date even though I had left it last minute. Thank you so much to Jenna and the team, you made my experience wonderful. Highly recommend

Maddison A.

January 2024

I cannot thank Shuchi & Eva from d'Italia enough. 6 months into engaging a local dressmaker I was let down when he said he couldn't proceed due to personal reasons and left me with material but no dress or even a complete design. A friend suggested d'Italia and from the moment I phoned and spoke to Shuchi she put my mind at rest and had everything planned within half an hour. An appointment the next day, material ordered and sourced at the first appointment, a dressmaker contacted and booked in and an appointment for her 2 days later and the designer at d'Italia was on hand to draw the design to suit my body and discuss variations. I left with a bag with my design to take to the dressmaker and more importantly absolute confidence that I had struck it lucky when I met Shuchi. She assured me from the first point of contact that d'Italia and the team would make sure that they would do everything in their power to ensure my dress was ready in time. I only had 12 weeks to get my dress made. Nothing about the process with Shuchi was difficult. d'Italia had a huge range of material for me to choose from and with guidance from Shuchi the choice was perfect for my dress. The dressmaker that Shuchi suggested for me was so delightful and talented. Eva Tomala you are a magician with your hands and experience in making a design come to life. You will also now be my friend for life! Yes we are catching up for lunch. Again so re-assuring and you made everything so easy with my dress, my hobby's suit and the bridal party alterations. All within a 12 week timeframe. The team was so accommodating and professional and I would recommend to all future brides.

Sandra D.

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As a wedding professional, d'Italia offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

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Do most wedding dresses need to be altered?

What’s the likelihood that I’ll need alterations for my wedding dress and how much would I be looking at? (Wondering if I should do made to measure instead.)


If you do purchase a dress off the rack you will need to pay for alteration as it will be not your size. This cost will be additonal ontop of purchasing your wedding dress. However if you opt for custom making then you can have the perfect fit, as it will be made from scratch for your body measurements. Made to measure or custom making is definitely a better option. 

- d'Italia Team 

How much does a d'italia wedding dress cost?



Thank you for your enquiry to us, via the Easy weddings online bridal registry.

We would love to go through everything you’d like to know.

We specialise in custom making exactly what you want for a fraction of the cost of bought dresses. Because of this, we are heavily booked already well into next year and are currently taking bookings for weddings dated late 2018 to 2019.

If your wedding is before end of this year there may still be a chance that we could assist in the planning of a custom made gown for you, but this depends greatly on how soon you make contact with us first.

So please call us directly right away to discuss the ins and outs of what we do here, how much it may cost according to the style of gown you have in mind, and how to go about it.

Looking forward to your call ASAP,



62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern 3144

How far off from the wedding date should I start looking for dresses?

I have no idea when to start looking for my dream dress. I'm someone who is well organised and ideally I'm trying to have everything for the big day sorted 12 - 8 months prior to the date however I'm stuck on when to start looking for my dress. I'm worried that if I leave it too close to the date then I'll stress out and rush the process and then on the other hand I'm worried I pick too early and want to change the dress.!! I might add that I also hate shopping and can never decide on things from clothes to dinner ha! Any tips would be greatly appreciated.


Hi Samantha,

This may surprise you – but we are already taking bookings for Mid 2018 onwards…!

As we only specialise in custom made dresses, all made from scratch here in Melbourne, so we do require a longer timeframe.

So when it comes to securing one of our top bridal makers, its all about locking in your spot with one of them to make your gown at THAT future time – it never starts until a few months before the wedding, but due our reputation brides are now booking them out so far in advance.

It is all about being super organised in advance – just by knowing what basic style you want and choosing the fabric with us to make it now – and then it all sits on hold and the work begins when it should and because of this if you do want to make a few minor changes as time goes on you can do so.

Our couturiers always do a mockup dress way before starting with you final one. All the work is spread out and small baby steps so you will have full control of what your dress is turning out to be every step of the way.

Spots are so limited as we have only four bridal couturiers dedicated to creating just bridal gowns, and they will not take any more than 2-4 bookings per month.

I hope this all makes sense, and for that reason I urge you to get in contact with us if you are even vaguely interested in going down the ultimate path of custom making your gown. Its all a lot simpler than it may seem, a lot more personal and fun, and almost always a lot less expensive.

So definitely not leave it until the last few months to book in. If you are confident with just the basic shape then book an appointment and we can help you with the other style details in creating a classic, timeless design that is suitable for you body and personality.

Please contact us for more information.

Kind regards – Suzanna & Pala : )


62 Glenferrie Road,

Malvern 3144

Open 7 Days

Samantha M

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