7 Australian Bridal Designers To Know About

7 Australian Bridal Designers To Know About

From Ellery to Zimmermann, great Australian designers have led the way for a long time. Now they’re stealing the bridal limelight too, with so many of Instagram’s most lust-worthy dresses designed by Aussie names. Here, we round up seven of the best you can shop in the UK – with an extra SL team-favourite thrown in…

Bo & Luca

Best For: Boho cool
Intimate wedding brides, this one’s for you. Bo & Luca is a relaxed brand creating informal bridalwear – think romantic midis with ethereal qualities, from tiering to cape sleeves. All gowns are made by hand in India, with every bead sewn on in a three-month process. Bo & Luca’s atelier has worked on pieces for brands including Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana, meaning you’re in safe hands when it comes to great design.
UK Stockists: Ivy & White can help you.

Christie Nicole Bridal

Best For: Something incredible
We’re sorry for including a brand that isn’t yet shoppable in the UK, but how could we not when the whole SL team has been swooning over Christie Nicole for months? The brand’s designs are fashion-forward without veering too far into trend territory – from a killer pearl-encrusted piece to an oversized, puff-sleeve style with embellished flowers, we’ll all just have to make do with cooing over its Instagram account for now.

Grace Loves Lace

Best For: Something sexy
An Aussie brand with an atelier in London, Grace Loves Lace is one of the more well-known names on our roster. Created in 2010, it’s produced what Vogue has dubbed ‘the most pinned wedding dress in the world’, with one of its elegant designs garnering over 2.5m pins on Pinterest. Sexy and elegant, its dresses are perfect for beachy brides and those after interesting points of difference.
UK Stockists: The brand has an atelier in east London. Find out more here

Karen Willis Holmes

Best For: All occasions
Whether you’re after a suit for your civil, mini for your after-party or a full-blown dress, Karen Willis Holmes is the name to know. One of Australia’s best-known bridal designers, it offers a huge selection of collections, from the romantic Elope to the elevated Luxe, with a style to suit almost every bride.
UK Stockists: There are a few – find them here.

Prea James

Best For: Something different
If you’re after a traditional white meringue, Prea James is not for you. If it’s something pared-back, grown-up and cool you’re looking for, this is the Aussie brand to check out. Founded in 2012, its MO is understated elegance, with the label describing the Prea James woman as ‘quietly confident, knows her own style and makes her own trends. She is effortlessly chic.’ Who doesn’t want to be that?
UK Stockists: 
There’s a list here.

Love Honour Bridal

Best For: Wow-factor dresses
Love Honour Bridal is all about show-stopping, photogenic, heavily detailed dresses. The brand still feels fresh and modern though – contemporary cuts and unexpected finishes keep its styles relevant. It applies couture techniques to its craftsmanship, meaning you can expect nothing but the best.
UK Stockists: They’re all here.

Lola Varma

Best For: Classic brides
We love Lola Varma for its romantic simplicity. Eschewing traditional bridalwear, this contemporary label creates minimalist, fuss-free gowns for those after something modern but still elegant. From simple slips to stylish separates, it’s the refined brand to know.
UK Stockists: Head to The Fall in east London.

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