Wedding dress tips from Essense of Australia

We know finding the perfect wedding dress can be a tough task, but the experts behind bridal brand Essense of Australia are here to help you out. Each month they will be revealing a new top tip to help lovely brides across the globe.

Remember to keep an eye on this page for a new piece of advice on the first of the month! January Colour isn't just for your bridesmaids anymore. Make a resolution to throw some surprise into your special-day style by considering a wedding gown with a hint of color. Many Essense of Australia, Stella York, and Martina Liana wedding dresses are available in exciting and romantic color options; from traditional white to contemporary champagne or blush tones. If you're after a more traditional wedding dress with a slight pop of colour, add a sash available in colors such as fawn, ivory, primrose, sahara, toffee, and black.

Pictured: Essense Style D1751


During the most romantic month of the year, be sure that your maids are in love with their bridesmaids dresses. Gone are the days of the matching bridal party. This year it’s all about individuality and a little bit of coordination. There are plenty of ways to incorporate this idea while still maintaining a cohesive look overall. Let your girls pick the shade that complements them best within your wedding colours. With a multi-way dress, like the Sorella Vita Maid Your Way bridesmaid dress, they can drape, twist, or wrap more than 18 unique looks. This versatile bridesmaid dress is available in cocktail or floor-length, as well as hot tulle or more traditional chiffon. 

Pictured: Sorella Vita Maid Your Way


Make your grand entrance… twice! Wedding dresses with a separate coordinating jacket are perfect when you want something a little softer, romantic, and more demure for the ceremony, and want to show it off (and your curves!) on the dance floor later at your reception. The intricate and delicate beauty of the lace pattern on Essense of Australia Wedding Dress Style D1748 can be seen from all angles, adding just a peek of skin for a subtle hint of sexiness. The lace illusion jacket on Stella York Wedding Dress Style 6027 offers a great balance of drama and glamour, and that little something *extra* for your big day.


Sometimes less really can be more. A minimalist chic style lets brides finish off their special look with a flourish! Perfect for a wedding day in which modern simplicity meets ethereal beauty, and a contemporary-yet-intimate ceremony, with classic decor. All eyes will be on the bride as she embraces her femininity with a demure fitted wedding gown featuring clean lines and couture fabrics. 

Martina Liana Wedding Dress style 647 lets brides add a statement necklace or showstopping earrings for the perfect look, all while showcasing the bride's true beauty – after all, a bride’s wedding dress should let her shine, not outshine her!


April Showers bring May flowers - and we're in love! In lieu of traditional bouquets, adorn your bridesmaids in boho-chic floral crowns. If you’re dreaming of a romantic, vintage inspired wedding, floral crowns can create a bridal party to match. A floral crown can be a statement piece, so make sure it's not overpowering your bridesmaids - or their dresses. Whether you make them yourself - or your florist makes them - to successfully pull off the look it should complement the theme of your big day. Loosely structured, floaty gowns like our Designer Series: Ombre fabric bridesmaid dresses by Sorella Vita are an ideal match for floral crowns.


Summer brides can make a splash with a pop of colour. Even if you still want a traditional white or ivory wedding dress and just a subtle hint of colour, you can make your dream dress your own with a palette of romantic sash hues. Adorn your dress with sophisticated earthy tones such as natural, bisque, orchid, topaz, blossom or malt. Select more of a dramatic style statement with colours like black, sterling, mist, dove and charcoal. From flowing soft lace like Stella York style 5932 to elegant Royal Organza like Martina Liana style 649, your dress should best reflect your unique style.


Looking for something a little more dramatic than a strapless or sweetheart neckline wedding gown? Just add straps. While both looks are utterly romantic, this type of versatility lets you truly make your dream dress your own. Stella York style 6152 is a classic silhouette that can instantly be transformed with a lace illusion neckline and straps. For a demure and sophisticated look, Essense of Australia style D1932 has the option of straps – perfect for a bride who wants a modest look or just a little extra support for her special day.


From the runway to down the aisle, sequins are having a major moment. For brides looking to add a touch of glamour to their wedding day, modern metallics are the way to go. The easiest way to incorporate this sparkling trend is to adorn your bridesmaids with a hint of sophisticated shine. Available in six new styles and five stunning matte shades, Sorella Vita Designer Series' Modern Metallic dresses are the perfect match for the bride looking to add a little something extra to her wedding day look.


For the bride looking to try something a little different, tea-length gowns are a fun alternative to the typical floor-length wedding dress. With hems hitting at mid-calf, moving comfortably on the dance floor is a worry of the past - not to mention the shorter length gives you the perfect opportunity to show off some killer heels! Essense of Australia style D1957 features illusion straps and back, and a romantic grosgrain belt. For a more whimsical look, Stella York style 6177 features a full, tulle skirt and fitted lace bodice. 


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