We’ve given you the low down on some of Perth’s most dreamy florists for your big day, but what about the dress? Whether you’re a boho babe or going for a more classic look, these boutiques will make finding your perfect dress a breeze.
A vision of stylish restraint, Lola Varma is the ultimate in minimalist, modern bridal fashion. As well as their ready-to-wear gowns, for those who want the freedom to mix and match, Lola Varma has a selection of separates – finely hand crafted tops, skirts and pants, that can be picked according to personal style and to suit your body. Definitely for those with a refined aesthetic sensibility who are open to less traditional styles!
Suite 8, 177 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Dion for Brides, Bride’s Selection
Dress shopping can be stressful enough, why not tick off two boutiques in one trip? Sister stores Dion for Brides and Bride’s Selection sit side by side on Fitzgerald Street and house a huge collection of glamorous, timeless gowns. Expect to find an extensive range of international designers, with not only gowns but veils, jewellery, bridal shoes and anything else you’d need to complete your look.
468 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
Through the White Door
Specialising in vintage-inspired gowns, North Freo’s Through the White Door is a boho bride’s dream. Stocking sought-after brands like Rue de Seine, One Day and Kite and Butterfly, these gowns are perfect no matter if your vibe is beachside nuptials or dancing through the night.
14/210 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle
Little Bird Bridal
Nestled in the picturesque Bickley Valley, Little Bird Bridal is warm, welcoming, lack of pretension. This intimate boutique of pre-loved and consignment dresses is the perfect antidote to wedding mania – whether you’re a bride who’s the pinnacle of practicality (“I’ll only wear it once!”), hoping to make an ethical fashion choice, or even just stuck on time (dresses can be bought and taken home on the same day). And if you’re having a post-wedding KonMari moment, give Little Bird a call to see if you can put your own dress on consignment after the big day!
145 Carmel Road, Carmel
Paula and Jo
Custom designers and dressmakers Paula and Jo combine the benefits of mixing and matching styles with years of experience gown-making. Design elements from their existing dresses – which range from classic to vintage-inspired to modern – can be combined to create a custom gown that perfectly suits your personality and preferences. Their amazing attention to detail just adds to the perfection.
Photo by James Simmons Photography
4/216 Stirling Street, Perth
Pallas Couture have been a favourite for Australian celebrities and fashionistas for years, and looking at their glamorous gowns it’s no surprise. The leafy storefront of their luxurious Claremont flagship store is unmissable, but their signature ready-to-wear designs are also now available online at their sister website pallascollective.com. Definitely not for the penny pinchers, but brides with deeper pockets will not be left disappointed.
343 Stirling Highway, Claremont
Bridal by Aubrey Rose
Some of the prettiest dresses in Perth, family-run boutique Bridal by Aubrey Rose has been getting rave reviews from brides since it opened almost ten years ago. Not just for their dresses (which now include designs by owner Rachel Rose), but for their friendly, inclusive vibes. Stocking samples in sizes 6 to 28, every bride can feel comfortable and confident heading to this boutique.
367B Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn
The Bridal Room
Once you’ve found the perfect dress, you might need some help with everything else! Perhaps you need the perfect shoes or veil to match your gown, or want to treat your bridal party to some matching robes – The Bridal Room can kit you out with all the accessories you might need to perfect your look.
19A Green Street, Mount Hawthorn
Sometimes, you’ve just gotta be a bit extra. And if not on your wedding day, when else are you going to find an excuse to wear a gorgeous crystal headpiece? If you’re looking for something a bit more understated, Kezani also stock a huge range of bridal jewellery, hair accessories, veils and more. And if you’re in the market for bridal shoes as well, you can pop next door to Georgie’s – Perth’s only dedicated bridal shoe specialist!
Shop 3, 152 Cambridge Street, West Leederville
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About the author:
Sally is a designer, artist and fried chicken aficionado. When she’s not working, you can find her obsessing over her houseplants or at the movies. See some of her art here: www.instagram.com/
Cover photo from Lola Varma