Wedding Dresses
Article thanks to Lauren Sargeant Bride Online Columnist

Sydney's Top 10 Dress Designers


Stylish Sydneysiders! We've scoured the list of local designers and picked our absolute faves for you to consider (in no particular order). Now you don't have to spend hours stressing about where to begin your foot work when searching for the ultimate dress!

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 one of these local stockists:

Vision in White Bridal
40 Macquarie Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Phone: (02) 9687 2443

Bridal Reflections
Suite 10 & 12, Level 3
428 George Street, Dymocks Building
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Phone: (02) 8094 8686

DresSense Bridal & Formal
Level 1, 31-41 Kiora Road
Miranda, New South Wales 2228
Phone: (02) 9540 5433

Penrith Bridal Centre
26 Soper Place
Penrith, New South Wales 2750
Phone: (02) 4731 2308

Anna Campbell


Anna Campbell is a relatively new kid on the bridal block, but she sure has hit the ground running. Her dresses are luxuriously elegant, feminine and romantic. The design style is slightly rustic and vintage, and each dress is lovingly hand-made with the highest quality fabrics and materials, so as to absolutely ensure you look and feel stunning on your special day.

For a beautiful dress with a touch of antiquity, pop into:

Savvy Brides
357 New South Head Road
Double Bay, New South Wales 2028
Phone: 0468 962 110

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. The most frequent comments that Karen receives from brides? Well, they're along the lines of, "It's better than I could have dreamed!" and "You've exceeded all of my expectations".

If you'd like to stand out in a Karen Willis Holmes dress, head to one of these locations:

Karen Willis Holmes Head Office & Couture Studio

Unit 501 'Flourmill Studios'
3 Gladstone Street
Newtown, New South Wales 2042
Phone: (02) 9519 3901

Karen Willis
13 Glenmore Road
Paddington New South Wales 2021
Phone: (02) 9357 7599

Rhonda Hemmingway


Rhonda Hemmingway is an Australian Bridal Industry Academy "Designer Couture Gowns Award" winner and has designed dresses for a number of A List celebrities. When you have your dress created by this designer, you’re involved in every step of the design process. Rhonda will personally sit down with you for consultations, sketch a unique design just for you, create your dress pattern and she will even personally fit your gown when it's time for you to try it on, making adjustments as necessary. In this sense, she's a true couturier, involved in every step of the process, so you can rest assured that your dream dress will be crafted to the highest possible standards of quality.

If you dream of saying "I do" in a Rhonda Hemmingway dress, visit the studio at the following address:

Rhonda Hemmingway Couture
326 New South Head Road
Double Bay, New South Wales 2080
Phone: (02) 9362 3733

Mariana Hardwick


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, it's 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 one of these locations:

Marry Me Bridal Studio

528 Military Road
Mosman, New South Wales 2088
Phone: (02) 9960 5746

David Jones
86 -108 Castlereagh St
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Phone: (02) 9266 5524

Nicole Michelle Couture


With over 20 years of industry experience, Nicole Michelle's high quality hand-crafted gowns exude elegance and romance. She specialises in designing and hand-crafting stylish wedding dresses that are as unique as you are; and her dresses are cut with clean, flowing lines, which means that your silhouette is lump and bump-free. If you're looking for beautiful bridesmaids dresses, she does those too!

For an exquisite one-of-a-kind dress, visit the store at this address:

Nicole Michelle Couture
140 Perfection Ave
Stanhope Gardens, New South Wales 2768
Phone: (02) 9629 3366

Rosalynn Win Haute Couture


Rosalynn Win's surname is more than appropriate, in that she is the winner of the Wedding and Events of Australia "Couture Designer of the Year 2013 Award". She combines her attentive eye and passion for high end fashion with luxurious fabrics and cutting edge sewing techniques, to produce glamorously elegant dresses for the modern bride.

If you fancy being draped in a Rosalynn Win gown, visit her studio at the following address:

Rosalynn Win Haute Couture
59 William Street
Paddington, New South Wales 2021
Phone: (02) 8209 1739

Roz la Kelin


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 their store:

Roz la Kelin Bridal Avenue
Suite 15 – 17, Level 2
428 George St, Dymock Buildings
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Phone: 1300 274 337

Lisa Gowing


Lisa Gowing opened her showroom in 1997 and has since become renowned for her exquisitely elegant dress designs. She combines cutting edge modern sewing techniques with mostly-forgotten old world techniques, to produce timeless pieces that are true works of art. Each gown is lovingly handmade in Australia, using high quality silks and European laces.

For a stylishly unique wedding dress with Lisa Gowing flair, visit one of the following locations:

Lisa Gowing Flagship Store

1/ 220 New South Head Road
Edgecliff, Sydney, New South Wales 2027
Phone: (02) 9327 6332

David Jones Bridal Suite
Seventh floor David Jones Building
86-108 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Phone: (02) 9266 5524

Hilde Heim


Hilde Heim has more than 20 years of international bridal wear design experience and is well-known for her European style creations. Hilde’s point of difference is that she endeavours to make the design a collaborative effort between herself and you, the customer. This means that your dress is a one-in-a-million design and you can guarantee that no other bride will ever wear a dress quite like yours.

So, for a unique wedding gown with European flair, visit the following address:

The Wedding Boutique

208 Oxford Street
Paddington, New South Wales 2021
Phone: (02) 9326 9999

Share this article

Create Your Super Amart New Home Wish List
Create Your Super Amart New Home Wish List