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Made in Sydney

For contemporary brides around the world.

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Say ‘I Do’ to the perfect wedding dress. A KAREN WILLIS HOLMES gown is sophisticated, contemporary, flattering and made so you can dance all night without a worry in the world.

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Gabriella is a wedding dress that exudes romance. Gabriella Features a corseted sweetheart Bodice with built in cups, and hand embroidered floral detail, and a soft tulle A-line skirt.

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"Renowned for creating breathtaking bridal gowns, Willis Holmes’s exquisite handcrafted detailing and timeless sophistication translates to the dreamiest of wedding attire."

"KAREN WILLIS HOLMES has been a front-runner in the bridal gown category for over twenty years now. With everything from silk slips to pant suits, you'll be spoilt for choice. "

"With almost 20 years experience in the industry, we trust their advice and guidance in such an important time."

"Karen Willis Holmes is one of the greats."

"The best wedding dresses Vogue Brides has ever seen."

"One of Sydney's most established bridal designers."

"One of Australia’s most popular choices for bridal wear."

"KAREN WILLIS HOMES dresses are sophisticated and come with a decent price tag — a rare combination."

"Beautifully handcrafted, Karen Willis Holmes gowns allow a bride to truly represent who she is."

"Online marketplaces such as Karen Willis Holmes are helping consumers find second-hand, affordable alternatives to the luxury bridal market. "

"Times are changing, and forward-thinking labels like Karen Willis Holmes are changing with them. The premium bridal designer has created a new platform, Pre-Loved by Karen Willis Holmes. "

Karen’s Story

Established in 2000, KAREN WILLIS HOLMES have been at the forefront of bridal fashion, providing beautifully designed and handcrafted wedding gowns for the elegant, modern and timeless bride.

Designer portrait-Karen Willis Holmes Sydney workroom-wedding dresses made in Australia
Tiffany - Karen Willis Holmes - Bethany & Demon - KWH have designed eight exquisite gowns, all delicate and draped in 100% silk satin, created for the modern woman looking to eclipse the standard bridal look.
Brie-Karen Willis Holmes - Taylor & Angus- KWH Real Bride Taylor is seen in our minimalist’s dream gown, Brie from our WILD HEARTS collection. This Classic gown features a long sleeve overlay bodice.
Taryn & Elizabeth-Karen Willis Holmes- Morgan& Nick- Bride & groom seen walking down a stair case after ceremony with photographer to capture regal couple portraits. Bride is wearing the sexy yet classy Taryn Camille wedding dress from the BESPOKE, which is perfect for our brides wanting a modern princess dress.

Real Brides

We are inspired every day by our KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Real Brides.

We love to see real women wear our wedding gowns, reflecting their own style and individuality. We celebrate every one of our Real Brides, it is a privilege to be chosen as their wedding dress designer for their special day.

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With 3 dedicated KWH boutiques in Australia, finding a wedding gown is closer than you think.

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FAQ's

About KWH & Our Wedding Dresses

Australian wedding dress designer KAREN WILLIS HOLMES has been at the forefront of bridal fashion since being established in 2000, providing beautifully designed and handcrafted wedding dresses for the elegant, modern and timeless bride. Our team is based in Australia and every one of our staff is dedicated to our company’s mission and the brides we have the pleasure of working with. Our goal is to always create a one-of-a-kind, personal and genuine experience for brides when finding their perfect wedding dress.

Read more about KWH and our wedding dresses here.

How do I Try on KWH Wedding Dresses? 

We have four boutiques across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The details of each boutique are located below:

Sydney BOOK HERE
Sydney Flagship Emporium
9 Doody St Alexandria, NSW
Ph (02) 8338 1078
sydney@karenwillisholmes.com
Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 5:30 pm (with 7 pm late-night by appointment)
Saturday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Melbourne BOOK HERE
1010 High Street, Armadale, VIC
Ph (03) 9509 0454
melbourne@karenwillisholmes.com
Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 5:30 pm (with 7 pm late-night by appointment)
Saturday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: By Appointment Only

Brisbane BOOK HERE
32 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, QLD
Ph (07) 3368 2216
brisbane@karenwillisholmes.com
Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 5:30 pm (with 7 pm late-night by appointment)
Saturday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

We are also stocked across Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore.  For a detailed list of stockists, visit Stockist Locations.

What’s the Price Range of Your Wedding Dresses?

The cost of KAREN WILLIS HOLMES wedding dresses ranges from AUD $2,190 to AUD $13,000. For the average cost of each collection, see below.

Wedding dresses in the ELOPE collection range in price from $590 to $5,290.

Wedding dresses in the LUXE collection range in price from $2,500 to $3,790.

Wedding dresses in the WILD HEARTS collection range in price from $2,190 to $2,990.

Wedding dresses in the BESPOKE collection range in price from $2,500 to $13,000.

What Size Sample Wedding Dresses do you Have & What is the Size Range of your Collections?

All of our collections except for our LUXE ready to wear collection are available to order in size range AUS/ UK 4 – 20. We have size AUS/UK 10 and some AUS/UK 16 store samples to try on.

The LUXE collection is ready to wear and is available to purchase in size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 16. These gowns are sold on a first come first serve basis. Pending stock availability, you will be trying on the size you will be purchasing.

If you find that your sizing is outside of our chart, please contact us for options.

I Don't Live Near a KWH Boutique or Stockist, How can I Purchase a KWH Wedding Dress or Obtain Expert Advice?

If you don’t live near a KWH boutique, contact our customer service team directly and we will have a solution for you to secure your dream wedding dress. Our team can also offer you styling advice via phone or email. Feel free to contact them on +61 2 9519 3901 or info@karenwillisholmes.com.

How do I Style KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Wedding Dresses? 

Our wedding dresses look fabulous when styled with our veils and detachable wedding skirt trains. While some brides choose to wear both, or just one or the other, an addition of either can truly complete your look. Adding a veil makes your look feel unmistakably bridal, while the addition of a removable train gives you a bold transition from ceremony to reception and adds femininity and unique style to your wedding look.

What defines KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Wedding Dresses? 

Unique, modern and beautiful. Each KAREN WILLIS HOLMES wedding dress perfectly balances and encompasses all 3, even though every collection and style in our range is oh-so different. Karen’s designs are made to showcase who you are as a person and the tone you want to give off as a bride. That’s why every KAREN WILLS HOLMES wedding dress is distinct and breathtaking.

Karen understands what modern-day brides are searching for: a look that no one else has, a dress that feels like it was made just for them, and a contemporary look but one that still has that magical, bridal feeling.

By combining impeccable fit with the highest quality fabrics, KAREN WILLIS HOLMES wedding dresses are not only figure-flattering and gorgeous, but also comfortable and made to an exquisite standard.

Where can I try on KWH Wedding Dresses in Person? 

Have you fallen in love with one of our handmade wedding dresses? We have boutiques across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth where you can work with our dedicated bridal stylists and try on your KWH favourites. You can also visit one of our many stockists across the globe if our boutiques are not in your area.

What is the Lead Time for KWH Wedding Dresses? 

Wedding dresses from the ELOPE & BESPOKE collections are made in Australia and are made to order to a standard size- whatever size you measure closest to at the time of your appointment. We recommend a shopping lead time of 6-9 months and a booking lead time 6 months, however, because we make these gowns in our own workroom we can sometimes work with shorter time frames.

Wedding dresses from the LUXE collection are sold from stock or available for pre-order. Due to the nature of this collection the gowns are sold on a first come first serve basis.

Wedding dresses from the WILD HEARTS collection are made in Australia and we recommend a shopping lead time of 6-9 months and a booking lead time 6 months, however, because we make these gowns in our own workroom we can sometimes work with shorter time frames.

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