With 2023 gown collections hot off the press and trunk shows aplenty, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to walk you through the most exciting and downright swoon-worthy offerings from Melbourne wedding dress designers.
Home to world-class art, culture, and fashion (not to mention, coffee), Melbourne is undeniably a style hub. It’s truly no surprise that The Garden State offers incredible wedding dress designers and boutiques, with options limited only by your imagination.
Italian lace, layer upon layer of fine tulle, sleek silk, and embellishments; there are more choices than ever when it comes to finding your dream dress. It’s little wonder more brides every year are choosing to have a post-ceremony outfit change — or even two! Whether your style is bohemian romance, minimalist and modern, or timeless glamour, there is a Melbourne wedding dress designer to fit your vision.
Dress shopping should be a fun and creative process shared with your most trusted and supportive advisors. With a glass of champagne in hand and countless beautiful gowns at your fingertips, finding your dream dress is one of the most exciting wedding preparation rituals. The Melbourne wedding dress suppliers we’ve listed pride themselves on providing unparalleled client service, offering expert guidance and unwavering support.browse wedding dresses
The Lily Gown by d’Italia
The Lily Gown brings romance, regality, and just the right amount of statement-making skin with an elegant open-backed design. A handcrafted masterpiece from fine fabric specialists d’Italia, The Lily Gown’s square neckline is right on trend, while the softly flared silhouette and delicate beaded design evokes old-world glamour. The Lily is one of d’Italia’s gorgeous ready-to-wear designs, however, they truly specialise in custom gowns made-to-order with the highest quality fabrics of your choosing — but a little more on that further down the list!
The Elena Gown by Aleem Yusef
Clean lines? A show-stopping leg slit? Sparkles upon sparkles? Sign us up! The Elena Gown comes from the creative mind of Aleem Yusef, one of Melbourne’s most in-demand wedding dress designers. We love this dress for its sleek silhouette and structured bodice, contrasting with the layers of satin and flash tulle. In case you were wondering, in addition to his Collingwood boutique, Aleem also has a bridal atelier tucked away on the streets of Paris — tres chic!
The Steph Gown by Ronald Joyce Bridal
Can you ever have enough tulle? We ask this rhetorically, of course, because the answer is a resounding “no”. The Steph is a fairytale of a dress, inspired by the coastal beauty of the Italian island of Sicily. Finished with delicate back button detailing and an elegant v-neckline, this dress is as comfortable and supportive as it is dreamy. Delivering Australia-wide, Ronald Joyce Bridal are known for their exquisite detailing, high-quality fabrics, and timeless yet fashion-forward designs.
The Faye Dress by Morilee
We love an off-the-shoulder moment, so The Faye, by renowned bridal designer Madeline Gardner for Morilee, has our hearts. Understated at first glance, with a draped bodice and soft capped sleeves, it’s the details that will draw you in. The Faye is a textural delight with horsehair edging on the train, all over beaded net fabric, and button detailing. Subtle yet impactful, The Faye is our pick for a Melbourne wedding dress to turn heads.
The Heera Gown by Aleem Yusef
Regardless of your style and wedding aesthetic, one thing is for certain: your wedding dress should fit like a glove. Aleem Yusef will create a custom gown that feels as if it were made just for you— because it has been! The Heera’s flattering deep V neckline and romantic floral appliqué are brought together by a slim, satin belt to accentuate the waist and add eye-catching detail. With various modification and customisation options available, this is a style you can truly make your own.
The Samiyah Gown by Ronald Joyce Bridal
Statement sleeves are the star of the show with The Samiyah Gown, a sultry and inherently feminine bridal number by Ronald Joyce Bridal. This wedding dress will take you from your romantic aisle walk to your first dance with its 70s-inspired silhouette and fluttery 3D flowers. With its soft fabric, comfortable fit, and convenient hidden zip back, The Samiyah Gown is our number one pick for a destination or beach wedding.
The Essie Dress by Morilee Bridal
What material is this timeless Morilee gown made from? Marriage material! In all seriousness, The Essie is fashioned in the most supple and flattering ivory crepe fabric, with a ball gown silhouette and romantic off-the-shoulder cap sleeves. Available in three lengths, with sizes up to a 32, Morilee offers inclusive sizing in the most stylish designs. The Essie is as comfortable as it is picturesque, with an elegant portrait neckline perfect for drawing the eye to your décolletage.
Custom couture by d’Italia
There’s nothing quite like wearing a dress that was made for you, made from fine fabrics you have hand-selected, in a design your input helped create. Melbourne wedding dress boutique d’Italia has delivered their truly bespoke dress design experience to thousands of brides. With Italian silks and genuine French laces of incomparable quality, d’Italia and their expert bridal gown couturiers will create your dream dress from scratch for an affordable price.