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WILD HEARTS

Our WILD HEARTS collection has feelings of romance and effortless beauty running through the whole line, while also showcasing an underlying boho tone.

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$3690

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WILD HEARTS


Our WILD HEARTS collection has feelings of romance and effortless beauty running through the whole line, while also showcasing an underlying boho tone. Each gown carries with it a distinctively relaxed elegance and a truly unique appeal.

Feature details such as modern necklines, intricate cutaways, skirt splits, keyhole cutouts, and modern lace make each dress in this collection contemporary and one of a kind. Each WILD HEARTS wedding gown has its own distinctive personality, which allows brides of all styles with various types of weddings to find ‘the one’ from this line.

Our WILD HEARTS gowns are made of superior quality lace or crepe and each has stretch which makes these the perfect dresses if you’re planning on dancing the night away on your wedding day. This collection was designed with the idea that no bride should have to sacrifice comfort for a breathtaking dress.

Our stretch lace and stretch crepe also ensure the ultimate flattering silhouette, as both fabrics flawlessly complement every curve of your figure. All of the gowns in this line are made into a perfect fit and flare shape, but not to worry if you’re craving something fuller for part of your day— we have an entire line of detachable wedding dress trains to add fullness to your skirt if a touch of A-line fun is what you desire.

At KAREN WILLIS HOLMES it’s all about the distinct vision you have, we value your unique style above anything because we believe your personality should take center stage in your wedding day look.

Whether you’re having a casual beach wedding or planning your ceremony and reception in a luxurious ballroom, our WILD HEARTS gowns take on whatever tone you’re planning for your day. This line ranges from simple sophistication to bold details; from elegant high necklines and illusion long lace sleeves to plunging V-necks and open backs.

The modern lace used in this collection is unlike anything ever seen before— a perfect harmony, statement while also minimal, fun while also streamlined. The philosophy behind every KAREN WILLS HOLMES gown is that your individual style should shine through on your wedding day and the WILD HEARTS dresses embody that notion as well.

Many gowns in this collection have the option to be sleeveless or finished with long sleeves and if you prefer the more streamlined look of a classic skirt, the gowns that feature splits can be altered to close them.

If you’re favoring a gown from this line, we’d love for you to visit one of our bridal boutiques and truly experience the collection. When you get to try on your favorite gown in-store, our stylists are expertly able to show you the full range of what your look can be and all of the options available to you.

Each WILD HEARTS gown is handmade in Sydney, Australia just for you and our dedicated staff is here to help you throughout your whole process and share their expertise, whether shopping online or in-person.

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?

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. 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:

Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5:30pm

Sat – 9am – 5:30pm

Sunday & Monday – Closed

Melbourne BOOK HERE

1010 High Street, Armadale, VIC

Ph (03) 9509 0454

melbourne@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5.30pm

Saturday – 9am – 5.30pm

Sunday & Monday – Closed

Brisbane BOOK HERE

32 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, QLD

Ph (07) 3368 2216

brisbane@karenwillisholmes.com

Hours:

Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5.30pm

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

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 – 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 a WILD HEARTS Wedding Dress?

Our WILD HEARTS gowns look beautiful when styled with our veils and detachable trains. Adding a train to one of these dresses amps up the feminine softness and creates a distinctly unique look for your big day. Veils and trains can also add a little something extra to a more simple gown.

What is a WILD HEARTS Wedding Dress?

Our WILD HEARTS gowns are made of superior quality lace or crepe fabrics and each has stretch which makes these the perfect dresses if you’re planning on dancing the night away on your wedding day. This collection was designed with the idea that no bride should have to sacrifice comfort for a breathtaking dress.

Where can I try on KWH WILD HEARTS 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 a WILD HEARTS Dress?

Gowns from the WILD HEARTS collection are made in Australia and our recommended lead time is 4 months from your wedding date, plus time for alterations.

What do I Wear Under a WILD HEARTS Dress?

If you’re choosing to wear shape wear we always recommend getting something that goes to the waist and doesn’t peek out if your gown has a low back. Keep in mind if your dress has side cut-aways or any sheer elements as well. Have a look at our Journal entry about shape wear here for our stylist’s expert advice.

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