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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.


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For over 20 years, it has been a joy and a privilege to help women feel confident, beautiful and stylish on their wedding day.

Signed Karen Willis

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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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
alexandria@karenwillisholmes.com
Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5:30pm
Sat – 9am – 5:30pm
Sun – Closed

Melbourne BOOK HERE
1010 High Street, Armadale, VIC
Ph (03) 9509 0454
melbourne@karenwillisholmes.com
Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5.30pm
Saturday – 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday – Closed

Brisbane BOOK HERE
32 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, QLD
Ph (07) 3368 2216
brisbane@karenwillisholmes.com
Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5.30pm
Saturday – 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday – Closed

Perth BOOK HERE
309 Newcastle St, Northbridge, WA
Ph (08) 9381 5551
perth@karenwillisholmes.com
Hours:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 10- 5.30pm
Thursday – 10 – 7pm
Saturday – 9 – 5pm
Sunday –  Closed

New York 
Our NYC boutique is now permanently closed. Our nearest stockist is Wander Atelier in New Jersey.

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.

Wedding dresses in the CURVE collection range in price from $2,390 to $3,290.

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

For wedding dresses in the ELOPE collection the size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 16 | US 0 – 12 and we have size AUS/UK 10 | US 6 samples in store for you to try on.

For wedding dresses in the LUXE collection the size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 16 | US 0 – 12 and these gowns are sold on a first come first serve basis.

For wedding dresses in the WILD HEARTS collection the size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 20 | US 0 – 16 and we have size AUS/UK 10 | US 6 samples in store for you to try on.

For wedding dresses in the BESPOKE collection the size range is AUS/ UK 4 – 20 | US 0 – 16 and we have size AUS/UK 10 | US 6 samples in store for you to try on.

For wedding dresses in the CURVE collection the size range is AUS/ UK 14C – 24C | US 10C – 20C and we have size AUS/UK 16C | US 12C samples in store for you to try on. We also have a travelling set of 24C size samples in selected styles. Please contact your boutique prior to your appointment so we can arrange these samples to be in store for your appointment.

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 booking lead time of 6 – 8 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 & CURVE collections are made in Australia and our recommended lead time is 4 months from your wedding date, plus time for alterations.

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