Wedding Dresses
Article thanks to Lauren Sargeant Bride Online Columnist

Hobart's Top 10 Dress Designers


Ladies of Hobart, we realise how difficult it can be to find the perfect wedding dress in your city. You've flipped through magazines, done your research and come up with a basic design but you just can't seem to find anyone who can turn your dream dress into a reality. Well, we're here to tell you that you don't have to settle for second best and you also don't need to fork out a fortune on travelling interstate to find a couturier! We've put together this list of fabulous online dress designers (in no particular order), so that all you have to do is explain your vision to them, send your measurements and they'll deliver your gown right to your door! Here are our absolute faves, in no particular order.

Karen Willis Holmes


Karen Willis Holmes launched her label in 2000 and has since become well-known for her classy and affordable Australian-made wedding dresses. Her gowns are made of the highest quality fabrics and materials from around the world, and are sewn with love, care and attention to detail. In addition to being cut in a super flattering fashion, Karen's gowns often feature intricate beading and embroidery, setting them apart from run of the mill styles. What you may not realise is that, in addition to her studio stores, she recently launched her e-boutique so that women, like you, can purchase her bespoke wedding dresses from any location.

If you'd like to stand out in a Karen Willis Holmes dress, head to the website:


Dress of Your Dreams



This is Australia's largest online bridal store and they pride themselves on providing brides with high quality gowns that are actually affordable. Being a solely online store means that there are no costly overheads, such as boutique shop rental, so the price of your dress can be kept to a minimum. You can rest assured that, while these frocks are designed for brides on a budget, all Dress of Your Dreams gowns are created using high quality fabrics, beads and other materials.


So, if you'd like a cheap wedding dress that doesn't look cheap, visit the following website:


Brides Closet



Haley Kite and her team have been designing divine dresses for Aussie brides since 2004 and have earned a reputation for their gorgeous gowns and their friendly service. They are committed to providing the highest standards of customer service and believe that clear communication is the key. The team is only ever an email or phone call away and, with Brides Closet, no question is a dumb question. There's also no such thing as asking "too many" questions. So, what does this mean for you? You can guarantee that every detail will be attended to and that the dress you hold in your hands will be the same as the dress you've envisioned.


If you'd like to hang a Brides Closet dress in your closet (and don it on your big day), go to their website:


Mon Cheri


When you purchase a Mon Cheri wedding dress, you're able to shop from the comfort of your own home. This means that there's no need to travel, find a carpark or do the footwork. The best part is that there aren't any annoying sales assistants following you around the store! Take your time to browse through the online selection of Mon Cheri dresses, which are stunningly sophisticated and designed with clean, simple lines, so that you look timelessly elegant on your special day. 


If you'd like your Mon Cheri (French for "darling") to carry you over the threshold in a Mon Cheri gown, visit this website:


Henry Roth


Henry Roth's bridal empire is a three generational family business, based in Australia and New York. So understandably, his passion for what he considers ‘wearable art’ runs deep. In addition to running this incredibly successful company, he's been a mentor on Project Runway Australia and often provides fashion commentary for red carpet events. With such a keen eye for style, it's no surprise that Henry Roth wedding dresses are often regarded –by fashion critics and stylish modern brides - as being highly chic and sophisticated.

For an original Henry Roth piece, visit:

Lilian Bridal


Since 2006, Lilian Bridal has been offering gorgeous made-to-order gowns from their online store. Since all gowns are made specifically, according to each bride's measurements, they don't need to keep numerous expensive gowns in stock. This means that you reap the benefits because, if Lilian Bridal saves money on overheads, you save money on your dress. Besides being affordable, they also specialise in creating beautiful made-to-measure plus size and maternity wedding dresses.


To get your hands on one of these gowns, go to the following website:


B & W Bridal Boutique



This Australian based online wedding dress shop makes it easy for you to find the perfect dress by browsing through their available collection. You can also feel free to request a custom design by sending in rough sketches and pictures of hemlines, sleeves, necklines, etc, as an example of the design you desire. Or, if you're a wordsy gal, you might prefer to send a written description. Either way, the B & W team will be more than happy to custom make your dream dress. Oh, and if you're after accessories, they've got a great range of those too!


Go to the website to begin the quest for the perfect dress:


Wedding Dress Express

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If you've fallen in love with some aspects of a designer dress but don't love everything about it, the good folks at Wedding Dress Express will work with you to come up with a gown that you absolutely adore. Or, perhaps you've found the perfect dress but the price tag isn't so perfect. Hilary and her team can also help you by replicating the design at a much lower cost, without compromising on quality. In fact, you can expect to pay around half the price you would on a designer branded dress in a boutique store.


Visit the website and get ready to be wowed by what's available at your fingertips:


White Runway


Rebecca Lau and her team's motto is "Turn every aisle into a runway". They are pros at creating fancy frocks from fashion-forward designs and you will feel like an absolute superstar in one of their dresses. Even Aussie celebrities love White Runway's bridal and formalwear range. That's right, you can even grab your groom's tux, your bridesmaids dresses and your mum's outfit here! Although the dresses you see on the website are customisable "Ready to Wear" items, you are more than welcome to put in a specific request for a bespoke design and the team will do everything they can to accommodate you.


So, to turn your aisle into a runway, take a squiz at the following website:


Aussie Bridal


Attention Aussie brides on a budget! You'll be amazed by the wide range of beautiful dresses available in this award-winning online store's collection. The majority of their dresses are priced between $400 and $800! Plus, unlike most boutique stores, or even other online stores, Aussie Bridal will customise your dress at no additional cost. If you're worried about quality, don't be. They use the finest silks, laces, beads and materials, so that your dress is of the same high quality as prestigious designer label dresses, without the expensive price tag.


Walk down the aisle in a dress fit for a princess – without needing a princess' budget – by browsing this website:




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