Strapless Wedding Dresses

D’italia creates dream strapless bridal gowns, using the finest fabrics, to suit your personality and body shape.


When a bride has her heart set on a strapless wedding dress, it is really tricky to find the right gown in the ready-made bridal boutiques – because exactly the right neckline is often the hardest thing to find…! This is because most brides have their heart set on an exact shape – whether it be a definite sweetheart, or just a slight sweetheart, or another neckline.
When having your gown custom-made by one of d’Italia’s expert bridal couturiers,  you be able to dictate the exact neckline style of your gown and your gown will have custom-built corsetry inside it. This corsetry can be as heavy-duty or as light as you desire, depending on what you want the corsetry to do. As such, it could involve a good amount of boning and structure – or just minimal. Some brides want their busts enhanced or their waists synched in – no matter what you want the corsetry to do for you, all you need to do is communicate it clearly to your bridal couturier and it will be done.
Having the corsetry custom-built is not only important because of the difference it can make to the bride’s figure, but also because in the case of a strapless bridal dress in particular, it is the perfect fit of the corsetry which actually keeps the entire gown in place for the many hours that the bride will be wearing it. Made perfectly, corsetry will keep the gown from slipping and sliding…there is nothing worse than watching a beautiful bride tugging at a gown which persists in slipping down – it’s just awful!
In the process of custom-making a strapless bridal gown with one of d’Italia’s couturiers, there is no limit on the number of fittings. This means that a bridal dress can be created in an unlimited number of steps to allow for it to develop and attain the perfect fit in stages – this way, the exact shape of the neckline of the bodice, and the exact perfect fit of the corsetry inside can be adjusted until it is exactly what the bride had her heart set on, and exactly the right fit to flatter her figure the most.
This is what d’Italia’s couturiers are renowned for – simply put: perfect bridal gowns…

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:

Cocktail/formal/evening dresses


Women’s Suits


The average cost of custom-made wedding dresses – including couture and fabric – varies according to what style and fabric you choose to use:

  • Without lace, beading or embellishments $2,500 – $3,000
  • With lace, beading and/or embellishments $3,500 (average)

How does it Work

There are no designer fees with d’Italia. Meet with a designer to sketch out your dream gown and select your very own luxurious fabrics to bring your ideas to life. You’ll get a genuine custom couture dress, made from scratch, to fit your perfectly- for a fraction of the costs.
Want to try on your dream gown in store? d’Italia Collective offers a beautiful range of pre-made bridal gowns made from some of the Worlds’ finest fabrics and laces and designed right here in Melbourne. Click to discover our latest in-store collection.


Obligation free consultation with our expert designers to help design your perfect dress


We work with your budget to select the perfect fabrics and laces for your dream dress


Our dedicated seamstresses will complete the design, delivering you a unique custom-made dress


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.