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ELOPE

For the girl who’s independence separates her from the rest, who’s always marched to the beat of her own drum and who wants to own that special bridal feeling on her wedding day without feeling she’s lost her essence, this is the spirit throughout our ELOPE collection.

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ELOPE


For the girl who’s independence separates her from the rest, who’s always marched to the beat of her own drum and who wants to own that special bridal feeling on her wedding day without feeling she’s lost her essence, this is the spirit throughout our ELOPE collection.

If a wedding is about celebrating the unique love between you and your fiancée, then what you wear on your day should celebrate your unique personality. At KAREN WILLIS HOLMES we’ve always believed that confidence is what radiates beauty on your wedding day and that your bridal look is a central part of that.

We wanted to give brides who are looking for something distinctively different to feel that confidence as well and the chance to redefine what a wedding dress means to them. This line of dresses and separate pieces was meant to push boundaries, to break stereotypes and to rethink what a bridal look is.

There’s no such thing as what ‘should be’ worn on your wedding day, the only thing that matters to us is that your individuality shines though and that you feel like the most beautiful, truest version of yourself. The beauty of the ELOPE pieces is they all still say ‘bride’ without saying traditional, so you still have your once in a lifetime wedding moment without having to compromise your style.

ELOPE is made up of bridal looks unlike any other; unique gowns, short mini wedding dresses, bridal jumpsuits and wedding pantsuits.

Textured lace, silky crepe and satin finishes run through this line, but what gives the ELOPE collection its second-to-none-flair is all in the little touches. Feathered detailing, plunging keyholes, deep necklines and side cutaways give just the right amount of edge and sexiness to these daring pieces.

Each ELOPE piece would look incredible on a remote island abroad and just as stunning in an elaborate loft a bit closer to home.

That’s the beauty of this collection; it isn’t about the location, and it’s definitely not only for brides who are eloping— it’s about your personality and letting it shine whether that’s at an intimate wedding at City Hall, a far away elopement, or something more traditional, which works just as perfectly.

Our ELOPE line is versatility at its best, these pieces are breathtaking as a bridal look, fun and unexpected as a second look, and they make for incredible pieces for your honeymoon or rehearsal dinner. No matter if you’re wearing an ELOPE piece during your wedding weekend or down the aisle, they are like nothing you’ve ever seen before and are sure to turn heads.

All of our ELOPE pieces are proudly handmade in our Sydney, Australia workroom. We can’t wait to see you in one of our boutiques so our stylists can help you pick out your perfect wedding day look from this collection.

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 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 here.

How do I Try on a KWH Dress?

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?

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.

For 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 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 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 an ELOPE Wedding Dress?

Depending on which ELOPE style you’re going with we recommend either our veils or detachable bridal trains. If you’re going for a suit or short and cami combo, a veil can really amp up that bridal feeling. A jumpsuit or gown with a waist seam look fabulous with one of our trains. 

What is an ELOPE Wedding Dress?

Elope pieces were designed for modern brides (and not just those who are actually eloping!) Brides who wear our ELOPE collection want to be authentically themselves and wear what feels true to them. 

Where can I try on KWH ELOPE 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 an ELOPE Dress?

Gowns from the ELOPE collection 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.

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