Custom made plus-size bridal gown that flatters your body shape and matches your personality.
There is nothing more flattering than a bridal gown custom-made to fit properly around important bits, so that there is no unflattering pulling, sagging or extra fabric where it shouldn’t be, nor any unsightly bulges. Custom-making is the ONLY way to ensure that a gown fits an individual perfectly, which is the most flattering factor overall.
d’Italia specialises in styling, designing and creating beautiful plus size wedding dresses in Melbourne and wedding gowns for plus-sized brides so that they look and feel classy, elegant, comfortable and confident. The staff at d’Italia have many years’ experience with regards to the right combination and selection of fabrics and styles to flatter the fuller figure, which is also dependent upon the customer’s height, personality and overall body shape.
The most important – yet invisible – aspect to a perfect plus size bridal gown is the hidden corsetry inside the bodice. Bought gowns will NEVER fit even standard sized brides, let alone larger sizes, because every body is unique. d’Italia’s bridal couturiers are experts at building customised corsetry from scratch to perfectly fit the customer every single millimetre – and also to accentuate and shape all the parts of the gown around the bodice area that the bride expresses a desire for. This is a vital factor with regards to the final look of the best bridal dresses for plus size bride, because a perfectly made and fitted corset will determine how the gown looks and sits on the bride’s body.
d’Italia understands that it is impossible to find ready-made wedding dresses for larger sizes, because virtually no bridal boutiques cater for the larger, more voluptuous brides. They may say that they will make a wedding gown in a larger size, however getting the perfect fit in all the right places is so technically difficult that most bridal shops shy away from it.
A large number of d’Italia’s clientele are plus-size ladies who return repeatedly season after season, knowing that they will be serviced professionally and will get a wardrobe that they feel really comfortable and confident wearing, and will look their absolute best no matter what the occasion and when the occasion calls for plus size bridal dresses, d’Italia takes this responsibility most seriously.
At d’Italia, personal consultations are free of charge, and because the staff are never in a hurry and will spend as long as it takes to work out the perfect combination of fabrics and design, it is vital to book an appointment at d’Italia. Please be aware that bridal gowns are optimally booked up to at least 12 months before the wedding date, so it is never too early to make your appointment. Call us now on 03 9509 4633 – it will be the best decision you have ever made…!
d’Italia will make the exact style wedding dress or mother of the bride/groom dress you want, with custom corsetry to fit you perfectly, using the best quality silks and genuine French laces.
Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics. Our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of beautiful gowns for the romantic bride at heart.
d’Italia does not charge for design or for the “label”—this is where you save hundreds or thousands of dollars. The average cost for Dresses and Garments – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:
The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:
At d’Italia we generally work 12-18 months in advance of events. Creation of the perfect couture gown takes time and lots of precision and care. Appointments and fittings are spread out over a number of months, deliberately planned out into the future so that there is no unnecessary stress involved and so we can ensure that you have an enjoyable, smooth and stress-free experience. Production of your gown may not begin immediately, however your gorgeous fabrics and laces will be ordered straight away to ensure that we have plenty of time to have fun and create something gorgeous together during your fittings.
Pricing varies depending greatly on a number of factors- such as the fabrics and laces that you select uniquely for your custom gown, along with your basic body measurements and the complexity of your design. To receive an accurate costing please reach out to our team here.
The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including construction and fabric is:
Without lace, beading or embellishments- $2,500 – $3,000
With lace, beading and/or embellishments- $3,500+ (average)
Yes, it is definitely possible to be able to re-create that exact bridal gown that you’ve been dreaming of. In fact, not only is it possible to re-create a World class couture gown, but we believe that your gown will be much better than an off-the-rack bespoke piece. Whether you’ve sketched it up yourself or have images and inspiration ideas to share, our talented team of designers can bring them to life. Our in-store designers have a great eye for detail and can refer to any image and confidently recommend the appropriate and most suitable materials and laces to be able to re-create your vision and goal.
Discover more about our ‘copy it’ service here.
Not at all. The only difference is that a plus size wedding dress is created to flatter a curvier figure. The d’Italia team will take your measurements and ensure that the dress flatters your body shape in all the right places. Our dressmakers bring your dream gown to life, creating gorgeous gowns that celebrate your figure. Curvy brides can feel classy, elegant and most importantly comfortable on their wedding day with exquisite couture designs from d’Italia.
Yes, we create couture outfits for the mother of the bride. We understand that every bride wants her mother to look amazing on her big day, while still complementing the bride’s own style. More importantly, we want the mother of the bride to feel confident and beautiful. We offer a range of styles, fabrics and silhouettes to suit every body type, budget and taste. Where ready-made mother of the bride outfits are often unglamorous and frumpy, at d’Italia we design contemporary couture outfits that will make the mother of the bride feel fashionable and luxurious without taking attention away from the bride. We also offer mother of the groom outfits to ensure the wedding party looks cohesive and stylish.