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Ready to Wear Wedding Dresses

For our brides that want to shine on their day but have a limited timeline with which to search for their gown, our KAREN WILLIS HOLMES ready to wear wedding dresses are the perfect option.

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Annette

$3790 $1895

Georgina

$3590

Lexie

$3590

Lola

$3590

Lotus

$3590

Margareta

$3790

Rhiannon

$3590

Addison

$2990

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$2989 $1495

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$2990

Beatrice

$2990

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$2890 $1445

Cassie

$3390

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$3390

Cindy

$3290

Donna

$3290 $1645

Fontanne

$3290

Freya

$2990 $1495

Elvina

$2890 $1445

Olympia

$3290 $1645

Roxanna

$2990 $1495

Roxy

$3290

Whitney

$2990 $1495

Ready to Wear Wedding Dresses


For our brides that want to shine on their day but have a limited timeline with which to search for their gown, our KAREN WILLIS HOLMES ready to wear wedding dresses are the perfect option.

There are so many reasons why brides might find themselves with short timeframes to look for their wedding dress; from planning an elopement to spur of the moment decisions leading you to pick a close-by date, and everything in between. At KWH we never want our brides looking for off the rack wedding dresses to feel pressured into buying something that isn’t perfectly suited to their wedding aesthetic or less than what they would want for their big day, just for the sake of timing.

That’s why Karen’s collection of ready to ship wedding dresses are made with her signature attention to detail, impeccable style and are always designed with the modern bride in mind. Off the rack definitely does not mean a gown that’s lesser-than, and your gown search should be every bit as exciting as planning the rest of your upcoming wedding. KWH wants to take the stress out of last-minute wedding dress shopping, which can sometimes make brides feel like they have limited options, and give every bride the full experience she deserves, whether that be in one of our boutiques or if you’re looking for ‘the one’ online. You’ll find the same second-to-none quality from this selection of gowns as with any of our other KAREN WILLIS HOLMES bridal collections.

Our collection of ready to wear gowns is perfect for the eloping bride or the bride who doesn’t want to sacrifice style for the sake of a quick turnaround time. If you’ve been on the hunt for the best off the rack wedding dresses in Australia, stop by our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth boutiques to try on your favorites in person and, provided we have your size on hand, leave with your gown that very same day, or you can always order online and have your gown shipped to you. Chat to one of our dedicated stylists over email, phone or via our online chat for any questions you might have.

We also ship to the USA and UK as well, visit our FAQ page for our most common questions about ordering your gown online. For our brides looking for off the rack wedding dresses from our NYC boutique, while we carry a small selection of off the rack gowns in-store in the NYC shop, we can order any gown from our LUXE collection from our head office in Sydney with a very quick turnaround time provided your size gown is in stock. (You of course have the option to order online too!)

Once you find the perfect gown for you, it’s time to think big picture and start choosing accessories to personalise your look. Want to make your wedding day look feel even more “you”? Pair your stunning ready to wear dress with one of our veils or removable bridal trains for a custom feel that’s all your own.

FAQ's

About the Brand

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 gowns for the elegant, modern and timeless bride. Our team is based in both Australia and New York 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 here.

How do I Try on a KWH Dress?

You can visit one of our KAREN WILLIS HOLMES boutiques or a stockist who carries KWH gowns.

We have four boutiques across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. We also have a flagship boutique in Soho, New York. 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:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri – 10am – 5:30pm

Thur – 10am – 7pm

Sat – 9am – 5:30pm

Sun – 11am – 4pm

Melbourne BOOK HERE

1010 High Street, Armadale, VIC

Ph (03) 9509 0454

melbourne@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 10am – 5.30pm

Thursday – 10am – 7pm

Saturday – 9am – 5.30pm

Sunday -11am – 4pm

Brisbane BOOK HERE

32 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, QLD

Ph (07) 3368 2216

brisbane@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 10am – 5.30pm

Thursday – 10am – 7pm

Saturday – 9am – 5.30pm

Sunday & Monday – Closed

Perth BOOK HERE

309 Newcastle St, Northbridge, WA

Ph (08) 9381 5551

perth@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 10- 5.30pm

Thursday – 10 – 7pm

Saturday – 9 – 5pm

Sunday & Monday – Closed

New York BOOK HERE

7 Centre Market Place (Between Broome & Grand Streets)

New York NY 10013

Ph. 646 912 9298

newyork@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Tuesday to Friday – 11am – 7pm

Saturday – 10am – 6pm

Sunday & Monday – 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?

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

The ELOPE collection ranges in price from $590 to $5,290.

The LUXE collection ranges in price from $2,500 to $3,790.

The WILD HEARTS collection ranges in price from $2,190 to $2,990.

The BESPOKE collection ranges in price from $2,500 to $13,000.

The CURVE collection ranges in price from $2,390 to $3,290.

What Size Samples do you Have & What is the Size Range of your Collections?

For 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 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. In our NYC boutique our samples are a size US 6.

For the WILD HEARTS 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 the BESPOKE 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 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 Gown 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 gown. 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.

What if I Have a Short Timeline?

We do carry stock of some gowns in-house, or we can sometimes make an ELOPE or BESPOKE gown in much shorter timeframes if we have all the fabric and time in our production calendar to fit your order in. As well, our LUXE line is a ready-to-wear line which means we can work with a shorter time frame as long as your desired gown is in stock. While we can work with shorter time frames, we always recommend a longer timeline, as having a shorter one will limit what is available to you.

If you have a short time frame, please contact us on info@karenwillisholmes.com or + 61 2 9519 3901 to discuss your options.

Will I Need Alterations?

Alterations are expected and essential for the finishing touches to any gown and will make the gown truly yours. When purchasing a gown, we take your body measurements to help determine the closest standard size to your body based on our size chart. However, alterations are needed to fine-tune for fit and to your personal preference. Whether that means taking in a gown to make it smaller for your hips, bust, or waist (or maybe everywhere), adding cups, shortening straps, hemming the length, and adding in the bustle for your train, alterations are a standard part of the whole process.

How do I Style a Ready To Wear Wedding Dress?

Our ready to wear 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 is a Ready To Wear Wedding Dress?

Ready to wear gowns do not have to be made upon the time of your order. Most KAREN WILLIS HOLMES wedding dresses are completed from start to finish at the time a bride orders her gown, but ready to wear dresses are already made and can be left with the day you try it on, or ordered into our boutique with a quick turnaround time if it’s not on hand at the shop you’ve gone to. If you’re ordering online, these gowns have a faster turnaround time than our other wedding dresses as well as they are ready to ship out. 

Where can I try on KWH Ready To Wear 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 and a flagship boutique in New York 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 a Ready To Wear Dress?

Ready to wear KWH dresses are sold from stock or available for pre-order. Due to the nature of these dresses, the gowns are sold on a first come first serve basis.

What do I Wear Under a KWH Dress?

On the hunt for the perfect shape wear for your gown? Have a look at our stylist’s expert advice here. 

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