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Adelaide's Top 10 Dress Designers

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We've rounded up a list of the best of the best Adelaide dress designers. So now, all you have to do is call the numbers listed below, book a few consultations and you'll be dressed to kill in no time! Here are our absolute faves, in no particular order.

 

Alexis George

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Pat Georgiou has been creating chic designer gowns from her Alexis George studio in Adelaide since 1980. Pat and her team are the winners of multiple prestigious awards, including the ABIA four years in a row! She's passionate about immersing herself, eye-ball deep, in fine imported fabrics and she always designs with the fabric in mind, foremost. This way, the bride's shape is supremely flattered. In fact, Pat's motto is, "Fabric suggests form and form suggests fabric".

 

If you'd like to be an Alexis George bride, in a frock of flowing fabric that flatters your figure, visit the studio at this location:

Alexis George 
219

Unley Road

Malvern, South Australia 5061 
Phone: (08) 8373 1109 

alexisgeorge.com.au

Rapsimo


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Ann Christou is a second generation dressmaker and is unbelievably passionate about her craft. She launched Rapsimo in Adelaide, more than 30 years ago, and has since been picking up awards left, right and centre. Ann has a knack for designing modern dresses with timeless elegance and she hand tailors each gown, using the highest quality fabrics and materials. Her respect for her art is apparent in each consultation and fitting, so you can rest assured that your gown will be created with love, care and meticulous attention to detail.

Say "I do" in a Rapsimo gown by dropping by the store at the following address:

Rapsimo Bridal Wear

72 King William Road

Hyde Park, South Australia 5061
Phone: (08) 8373 1173

rapsimo.com.au


Red Pearl Couture


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Sanela, the head designer at Red Pearl Couture, is an expert at designing glamorous wedding dresses to specifically suit each individual bride's shape, style and vision for her special day. She specialises in creating gowns with intricate beadwork, as well as embellishments of luxurious lace. Each Red Pearl gown is lovingly designed, cut, sewn and fitted right in the Adelaide studio, so you can guarantee that your dress is 100% Australian-made.

To get your hands on one of these remarkable dresses, visit the studio here:

Red Pearl Couture
120

Payneham Road

Stepney, South Australia 5069
Phone: (08) 8363 5178

www.redpearlcouture.com.au

Henry Roth

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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 one of these local stockists:

Adelaide Brides & Bloom
Shop 3,

4 Main North Road

Blakeview, South Australia 5114
Phone: (08) 8254 8498

Adelaide Bridal Centre & Spurling Formal Wear
172

Payneham Road

Evandale, South Australia 5069
Phone: (08) 8362 2291

henryroth.com.au

Mariana Hardwick

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For over 30 years, happy brides have walked down the aisle in gorgeous Mariana Hardwick dresses. This multi-award-winning designer was the first to launch a contemporary Australian bridal wear label, and now, the Mariana Hardwick label is internationally recognised. These beautifully crafted, 100% Australian-made frocks tend to turn the head of every guest and inspire "oohs" and "ahhs" from even the most finicky of brides.

To get your hands on a Mariana Hardwick dress, be sure to visit her store at this location:

Bridal on Pulteney
Shop 32, 422-440 

Pulteney St

Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Phone: (08) 8232 3889

 http://marianahardwick.com.au/

Roz la Kelin


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The Roz la Kelin bridal boutique has been established since 1981. Since that time, Roz and her team of designers have gained a reputation as a brand that provides high quality bridal wear at affordable prices, including plus-size wedding gowns. With over 30 years of expertise, you know you're in good hands when you order a stylish Roz la Kelin dress.

To get your hands on one of these gorgeous designer dresses, visit one of these stores:

Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal House
Level 1, 54-58 Payneham Rd
StepneySouth Australia
 5069
Phone: (08) 8362 0149

The Ultimate Bride
Shop 4&5/1520 Main South Road
Sturt, South Australia 5047
Phone: (08) 8358 3668

http://rozlakelin.com/

Caleche Bridal House

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Colette and Olivier Foubert founded the fabulous Caleche label in Adelaide in 1973. Sadly, Colette passed away 30 years later and left the legacy in the capable hands of their daughter, Elizabeth Foubert, the current in-house designer.  Elizabeth's parents grew up in France and it's where she herself, began working in the bridal industry.  So, it's no surprise that her designs simply ooze French elegance and sophistication. In memory of her late mother, Elizabeth prides herself on creating classy European-style gowns, adding her own personal touch to every step of the process: from the initial design stage, right through to the final fittings.

For a fancy frock with French flair, pop by the flagship store at this address:

Caleche Bridal House
43-45 Chapel Street
Norwood, South Australia
5067
Phone: (08) 8362 0277

caleche.com.au

Betrothed

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Alli Lynch is the name behind Betrothed but she's best remembered for her smile, rather than her name. When Alli designs your dress, she becomes more like a friend than a designer, and brides tend to eagerly look forward to their scheduled dress fittings.   Her lovely gowns scream vintage elegance and, if you love lace dress backings, this is the lady for you. Her dresses are cut elegantly and the detail in each one is simply divine.

Tie the knot with your betrothed, in an exquisite Betrothed dress, by dropping by this store:

Betrothed
31 Kensington Road
Norwood, South Australia
5067
Phone: (08) 8331 8363

 http://www.betrothed.com.au/

Suzana Lucci

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A consultation or fitting with Suzana Lucci is a relaxed affair. She loves being closely involved with every step of the gown creation process and she will get to know you personally, so that she can design the dress of your dreams. Suzana sources luxurious fabrics from all over the world and she works meticulously to ensure that your dress drapes effortlessly over your best features. She also cuts the fabric with clean, simple lines so that your gown not only looks classy, but you also feel as comfortable as possible on your big day.

To make an appointment with Suzana, give her a call on the following number:

Suzana Lucci
Phone: (08) 8370 3399

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Liza Emanuele


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Liza Emanuele is best known for her high fashion gowns with a bit of a sexy twist. This Italian-trained haute couturier has been in the business for over 20 years and has even designed for a number of A-list celebrities. Despite the glitz and glamour, she's a down to earth gal and is best recognised for her friendly approach and likeable personality. You'll, no doubt, feel a million bucks on your wedding day, but Liza will also make you feel the same way at each and every fitting.

Her studio address can be found below:

Liza Emanuele
147 King William Road
Hyde Park, South Australia 5061
Phone: (08) 8377 7884

lizaemanuele.com.au

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