THE BEST OF: Modern Fashion Bridal Gowns – Part 2

Image – Hera Couture

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.

Hera Couture

Antoinette – Crafted in French Crepe for a perfect fit, Antoinette is design precision. An asymmetrical neckline formed by expertly draped fabric highlights a bride’s shoulder and collarbone. The bodice is created with exposed boning and full corsetry workmanship. The sheath skirt hugs a woman’s hips beautifully without being too tight. A hint of thigh peeks out from under the high split and vertical soft ruffle drape, while a sweep train and fabric wrapped buttons finish this classic gown. Antoinette will make any bride feel like a roman goddess.

Elizabeth – Created with the highest quality French Crepe that drapes and flows beautifully, Elizabeth is confident yet romantic. Soft billowing sleeves and crisscross bodice detailing are a match made in heaven – and perfect for brides who appreciate design aesthetics and unique details. This gown features an A-line skirt for a more relaxed feel, while high overlapped splits and a low back add a touch of sex appeal. Elizabeth is perfect for a garden wedding or an evening soirée and will take you from ceremony to reception with ease. 

Le Fleur – Le Fleur is the flamboyant sister of Le Chic. Created with a wider drop shoulder sleeve, the detailing extends from a one piece, hand ruched neckline. The skirt is fitted around the hips then flares into a ‘Fleur’ flower petal shape. Each piece of petal construction is thoughtfully designed and woven into the bottom half of the skirt. A high open split adds a hint of skin while the distinctive hemline has angular architectural steps for a point of difference. Le Fleur is sophisticated, elegant and a complete showstopper.

Suzanne Harward

Quartz Gown – Her magnetic gaze will leave you with clarity of thought and strength in your heart. $6995 AUD.

Pearl Gown – Submerged in the sea, her beauty is born. Pulled from the depths she is like no other, entirely unique to be admired. $6995 AUD.

White Sapphire Gown – There is strength in her spirit and power in her gaze. $7995 AUD.

Lola Varma

Parvia Blouse & Delfina Skirt – Our most adored piece. A romantic off-the-shoulder top in luxurious, heavyweight silk crepe de chine. Comfort, ease and elegance are the key features of Parvia. Constructed with soft elastic to hug the shoulders, cascading for a flattering silhouette with ultimate wearability. A curved hem that may be tucked into the Delfina Skirt, or worn out for an effortless look. $4570 AUD.

Val Blouse & Delfina Skirt – A playful take on the minimal and modern silk T-shirt. Versatile & reversible, and the perfect garment to wear post wedding with a pair of high waisted jeans. $4100 AUD.

Lotta Gown – The Lotta Gown is a delicate and romantic garment made from a unique striped chiffon. A fitted silhouette in the skirt with a blousing feminine top, finished with dreamy velvet bows. $4500 AUD.

Jessica Bridal

Atelier Wu Natalia – Strapless sweetheart neckline with soft pink tulle, and layers of sparkle base lace and champagne lining with a frill around the bottom of the skirt. $3690 NZD.

Miss Chloe Nevena – Champagne, nude spotty lace with stretch lining and flared sleeves. $2990 NZD.

Jessica Couture – Nessie – Sweetheart neckline with off- shoulder sleeves. Silver sparkle base lace with ivory beaded floral lace and lace detailing through bodice and around hem. $3500 NZD.

Trish Peng

Brie – Our Brie gown is Trish’s favourite gown! With a plunge v neck and a low round back. She is dressed in lace, a beaded lace layer and the blush stretch lining (optional). $4585 NZD.

Taylor – Our classic Taylor gown has an elegant boat neck dress with a low cowl back. She comes in the most gorgeous luxurious crepe or satin fabric. Very flattering for the classic modern bride. $2850 NZD.

Falen – The gorgeous Falen dress will show off your curves in all the right ways, with its stunning mermaid silhouette and fitted bodice. This dress can be paired with the optional Falen lace top to change up your look from ceremony to reception. $3650 NZD.

Bride & Winter

Sierra – Rustic and refined is Sierra, she is the essence of nature not just in the way she moves, but in the way she inspires and holds lasting wishes. Bold volume sweeps through the train while a sculptured off-the-shoulder bodice is balanced beautifully with the dainty sleeves puffing weightlessly. Sierra is the colour of fate waiting patiently for a soiree of country charm. $2499 NZD

Arrow – A soul like a sanctuary, Arrow is deep in thought before her mind stirs taking in her surroundings. Her mind is fierce, but her heart even more so. As she glides along the backstreets of a forgotten town, she is drawn to the beauty within its walls. Like she, she finds comfort in the history and soul it holds within. A divine nature of intrigue and mystery awakens her soul from the comfort of her secluded sanctuary. $2399 NZD.

Zaine – Dazzling under the honey hues of an Arabian desert Zaine walks wistfully towards happiness. She clouds judgment with her bewitching eyes and floats-by like she’s beyond her times. While she connects with the rich textures and depths of the desert, she summons opulence. Her beauty knows no bounds with her intricacy and placid complexities. Her contemporary style is celestial inspired making her even more like her earthen ambiance. $2399 NZD.

Alca Line Bride

Darcy Dress – Its no secret that we love a statement sleeve and our Darcy gown is no exception. This gown also features a showstoper keyhole back.

Georgia Young Couture

Vasette – This collection pays homage to Georgias day of inspiration, a day of free-spirit, self-expression and self-care rituals. Sipping on a chai and seeing the world through a peaceful glow, that’s easy like a Sunday morning.

Karen Willis Holmes

Audrey – The Audrey gown is the romantic wedding dress of your dreams. This spotted tulle, bustier dress takes on whatever unique style you have as a bride: Are you effortlessly cool? Wear this dress strapless with our fitted nude skirt lining or wear it completely sheer to show off your silhouette under the full A-line skirt. Want to opt for a sweeter look? Try finishing Audrey with our matching hair bow, off the shoulder sleeves, and full circle skirt lining. For the perfect pairing of modern and vintage try our stunningly unique Edwardian sleeves. $5990 AUD.

One Day Bridal

May – A modern silhouette with one shoulder band, asymmetric seam detailing and side split. $4595 AUD.