Australian Designers Who Create the Most Breathtaking Wedding Gowns

At Who What Wear Australia, we’re passionate about covering all things bridal to help make the planning process easier for you—from bridesmaid dresses, to non-traditional engagement rings, and even the best wedding day advice from real brides. And for those not getting hitched? We’ve got you covered with what to wear to an engagement party right now.

If you were to start searching for a wedding dress, or you’re in the process, or you’ve been there-done that, we’re guessing at one stage you’d google ‘Australian wedding dress designers’. To save you the trouble, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of designer go-tos for wedding dresses in Australia. Your little black bridal book. Send it onto friends, keep it on file, and thank us later.

Keep scrolling to get a little preview of each designers’ vibe, then click through to their sites to learn more.  

Grace Loves Lace

Grace Loves Lace creates beautiful gowns for the non-traditional bride. The label is unique, as it's only sold online (with the exception of showroom destinations), and the free-spirited dresses are the most elegant version of boho we've ever seen.

J'Aton

J'Aton was established in Melbourne by design-duo Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino over 20 years ago, and is now a go-to for celebs. Rebecca Judd, and Jodi Anasta both wed in one of the brands' beautiful, heavily embellished creations. The level of detail is extraordinary, you really do need to see these dresses up-close.

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Jennifer Stenglein via Rebecca Judd Loves

Lillian Khallouf

Lillian Khallouf is quickly cementing herself in the Australian fashion industry. Launched initially as a couture house, the designer has just recently launched ready-to-wear, but it's her bridal designs that we can't keep obsessing over. Superb craftsmanship, combined with luxe fabrications, makes Khallouf an easy choice.

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Lillian Khallouf

Moria Hughes

If you're in Sydney (or don't mind travelling), Moira Hughes will make your wedding dress shopping the most delightful part about your big day. With a stunning boutique, and a cup of rose tea, you can sit back and have the experience of a lifetime choosing your perfect wedding dress (but just be sure to book an appointment).

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Moira Hughes

Rachel Gilbert

Rachel Gilbert has been dressing Australian women for almost ten years, and in such a short time, has had a huge impact on the industry. The prices are affordable, and yet the quality, design, and craftsmanship is out of this world. The Rachel Gilbert bride is modern, and directional.

Mariana Hardwick

Mariana Hardwick is one of Australia's leading bridal designers. The designer's made-to-measure couture pieces ensure the perfect fit on your special day. Be sure to get in touch with the designer well in advance of your wedding day (at least six months prior) to ensure enough time.

Anna Campbell

It's only the beginning for the Anna Campbell story. The Melbourne-based designer has quickly seen success in six short years since starting her label. Now presenting at New York Bridal Week, the brand is known for breathtakingly beautiful gowns, opulence, and detail.

Karen Willis Holmes

Renowned Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes offers trend conscious women fashion-forward designs. The label is based in Sydney, and is stocked at numerous international retailers, so wherever you are, you can track down the Karen Willis Holmes gown of your dreams.

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Karen Willis Holmes

Steven Khalil

Where do we even begin with Steven Khalil. The Paddington, Sydney-based designer is a go-to for celebrities (Nicole Trunfio), and fashion industry insiders (Jessica Pecoraro and Marina Didovich). His designs are renowned for being elegant with a contemporary edge. 

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Steven Khalil

Lisa Gowing

Lisa Gowing opened her first boutique in 1997. Her collection of French and Italian laces, combined with beautiful silks, immediately made her one of the best in Australia. Clients regularly fly in from around the world for her bespoke designs.

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Lisa Gowing

Opening Image Credits: Grace Loves Lace