Wedding dresses for every type of Australian ceremony

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We’re rounded up our favourite wedding dresses for every type of ceremony.

If you’ve been holding off planning a wedding due to Covid restrictions, but are now in full swing with preparations, sifting through hundreds of dresses can be overwhelming. 

Here’s an edit of some of the best gowns around that won’t break the bank:

Traditional

Whistles Mia Lace Wedding Dress, $1089

If you’re after a traditional wedding dress that doesn’t totally break the bank, this backless gown has a floral lace overlay, with crepe lining. It has slim straps, a high-low mermaid hem, and a flared silhouette at the bottom. Beautiful in photos, but wearable enough to move and dance in too.  

Whistles Mia Lace Wedding Dress

Heartloom Mariella Gown, $513.21

This New York based brand delivers a traditional looking dress with a modern twist. The silhouette and low back bring some glamour to the gown, but but the lace overlay gives the dress a bridal feel. It has a hidden zip and is lined. 

Heartloom Mariella GownHeartloom Mariella Gown

Streamlined

Shona Joy Luxe Bias Cowl Slip Dress, $168

This lightweight silky satin is non-stretch, and has just a hint of sheerness to the fabric. In a gorgeous champagne hue, it has a cowl neckline, adjustable shoulder straps, and a bias-cut skirt. It would look beautiful with bare feet for a relaxed, garden ceremony, or with heels and jewellery for a cocktail wedding.

Shona Joy Luxe Bias Cowl Slip Dress

Chancery Future Gown, $300

Simple but elegant, this is an elegant option without any frills, and would suit almost any type of non-traditional wedding ceremony. It’s made from a smooth, woven fabric, with minimal stretch. It’s unlined, so hangs beautifully. There’s a cowl neckline on the back, and a shoestring strap across the back too. 

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Modern

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Rebecca Vallance Monique Gown $1,695

Sophisticated and striking, this gown is for you if you love making a statement. The oversized bow at the back is perfect for photos, and it’s set off with the slim long sleeves, open back and fitted bodice. It’s a stunning modern take on a traditional gown. It would be great for an evening wedding or a formal day occasion. 

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ASOS EDITION wedding jumpsuit, $360

A wedding outfit doesn’t have to mean a dress. This gorgeous jumpsuit has all-over beaded embellishment, a plunge neck and cinched waist, as well as as kimono sleeves, wide leg and an open back to really make it on-trend. It’s perfect for anyone wanting to buck the trend and bring their own style to a wedding ceremony, while still looking bridal.

ASOS EDITION wedding jumpsuit

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