THE BEST OF: Modern Fashion Bridal Gowns – Part 1

We’ve spoken with a few of our favourite bridal designers to bring you their current top selection of modern fashion bridal gowns from their collections. With so many stunning gowns for brides to choose from, we know it can be little overwhelming to choose just one, but we hope that our curated collection below will leave you filled with endless inspiration and a little closer to finding your perfect wedding gown.

Daisy Brides

Daphne – Perfect for a relaxed summer soiree Daphne is Fun and flirty. This is for those not afraid to show a little skin and stand out from tradition. If this neckline is good enough for Megan Markle its good enough for us!

Vera Marie – Relaxed yet sophisticated, this gown gets it just right. With a deep V neck and exaggerated hourglass shape, Vera Marie flatters all body shapes and works no matter what type of wedding you have planned!

Sand Lily Classic – The Sand Lily Classic is chic and timeless. Clean lines and a simple silhouette make it the perfect answer for those wanting an elegant bridal look without looking too traditional. The Sand Lily Classic is a minimal gown and the ultimate statement in modern style.

Hayes Bridal

Kate Slip – A simple bias cut silk piece that is super versatile and great for layering. Perfect paired with the Vera Blouse for ceremony then worn alone for the reception party. $1799 NZD.

Maeve Gown – A simple strapless gown with the addition of statement (detachable) floor length sleeves. $3499 NZD.

Ida Dress – A smooth bias cut gown in textured satin. The neckline is a bit unexpected and the asymmetric back drape is a favourite feature. This is my favourite piece from the current collection. $2499 NZD.

Karen Walker Atalier

Bliss Dress – With a heady gush of romance, luscious balloon sleeves appear to inflate, cinched at the wrist for a curly cuff; you might just get carried away. Purely fanciful, the Bliss dress marries a modern and flirty above-the-knee hem with an elegant round neckline. Darts along the midline form a pomp-filled skirt while textural play in the Bubble Jacquard feels opulent. $2050 NZD.

True Love Gown – Utterly spectacular, light-catching taffeta will have you luminous, commanding both the room and hearts. Favouring tradition, a rounded neckline descends into a structured bodice arching in at the waist, while darts along the skirt open into the flowing folds of a stunning floor grazing skirt. From behind, broad straps cross into a perfect Karen Walker bow, baring breathtaking cut-outs of skin. Coming together at the lower back, the pièce de résistance is the exaggerated train, tapering gloriously from front to back. $4250 NZD.

Love Tuxedo – For the contemporary bride, the Love Tuxedo with Devotion Tailored Trousers is a three-piece suit complete with a divine silk camisole to layer underneath. Narrow lapels feel feminine, matched with a louche, draping silhouette and classic long sleeves. A single button closure is neat, while barely-there pockets are a signature touch of utility on the Love Tuxedo Jacket. Building on the firm foundations of our trademark tailoring, the Devotion trousers begin at a midrise waist and fall to a slim fit, cropped above-the-ankle. A traveller’s crease abides by tradition while pockets at the waist are a practical feature. $3950 NZD.

Kellylin Couture

Porsha Our Stunning Porsha wedding dress echoes luxury and comfort. The classic A-line silhouette with a subtle sequined cap sleeve offers a fresh and modern feeling the moment you slip it on. $2550 NZD.

Queeny – Queeny is a princess wedding dress like no other. Long lace sleeves, 3D flowers, plunging neckline, soft flowing skirt & graceful train finished gracefully with a horsehair trim. She is breathtaking, soft and whimsical. $3750 NZD.

Winter – This lavish handcrafted mermaid wedding gown is perfect for the classic bride who wants to bring a delicate sexiness & unique flare to her big day. With a deep illusion V back and neckline, our carefully hand beaded Winter gown is a showstopper. $5400 NZD.

Grace Loves Lace

Loyola – Passionate. Effortless. Glamorous. The Loyola is subtle and striking at once – a timeless silhouette in the most exquisite layered silk, including an exclusive modern silk burnout for visual impact. The fine silk straps, v-neckline, low back and minimal seaming create a flawless finish. Loyola is for the natural beauty looking for luxury, simplicity and versatility. $1990 AUD.

Harriette Gordon

Belle Gown – Gold foil organza full skirt with hand appliquéd tulle bodice and tulle cape. The finest silks, beaded by hand with exquisite laces from France, Italy and India. 

L’eto Bridal at Mrs Fray

Piece 19B – Twists and drapes fit organically around the body, and here we make use of its soft appeal in a contemporary bridal set. Featuring a cropped poet-sleeve blouse and a high waist, floor-sweeping skirt, this duo is another of our stylized post-ceremony designs. Made with the intent of combining the possibility of repeated wears that seamlessly integrate into your existing lifestyle and a glamourous, sensual outfit, Piece 19 is a cool, charming design for the contemporary bride looking for an unfussy, yet unique two-piece set for her nuptials. $4688 AUD.

Prea James at Mrs Fray

Cara Gown – The Cara Gown is made from a luxurious heavy weight 100% silk satin. The top of the dress features a modern high neckline with a deep V back and a fitted short sleeve. The twist front is created using a Japanese form of pattern making. The top attaches to the skirt along the back waist to give the illusion of a top and skirt with the practicality of dress. The skirt sits high on the waist and the cutout at front reveals only a slither of skin. The beautiful lustre of the silk satin gives this relaxed wedding gown a luxury feel and look. $4965 AUD.