The difference between Ready to Wear and Couture Wedding Dresses

For our Brides-to-be, selecting your Wedding dress is one of the most important decisions you will make for your big day! And for many it is a dream you’ve had since you were a little girl –  that dream is now a reality YAY! As exciting as it is Bride’s can become overwhelmed with finding their perfect dress and you’ll find yourself asking; do I want it made or ready to wear, what silhouette suits me, do I want couture, sleeves or no sleeves… the list goes on!

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We have explained the difference between Ready to Wear and Couture Wedding Dresses to make saying yes to your dress easier!

Ready to Wear:

Ready to Wear dresses are available for you both in showroom or be purchased online – allowing you to try on a dress beforehand or order one if you have a short turnaround. Once you’ve found your dream dress, your size is made and ordered in and alternations are made if needed. Ready to wear gowns are perfect to see what style of dress suits your silhouette and style. See below the most common styles and our Wedded World Suppliers who offer these dresses!

Ball gown: the true ‘princess’ dress, a fitted bodice and a full skirt. Dress from Divinity Bridal

Image by Zenon Productions

A-line: slightly more flowy than a ball gown, a fitted bodice through the waist and a skirt that cascades towards the ground. Dress by Georgina Marzano Couture and GEORGIALEON

Image by Siempre

Trumpet: fitted through the body and flairs out mid-thigh. Dress from The Sposa Group Australia

Mermaid: sleek and sexy, fitted on the body and flared out close to the knee. Dress from Bridal Secrets

Image by Splendid Wedding Photography

Two-piece: a Bridal outfit consisting of a top and bottom, can be a bodysuit, pants or skirt


Couture Wedding gowns are made from scratch and unique to every Bride. A custom design created with the finest of materials made to fit a Bride perfectly. Couture Wedding designers will work with their Brides to create a one of a kind gown and uniquely fit. Below are our Wedded World Suppliers offering our Fairies Couture Wedding gowns!

Alin Le’ Kal:

Image: Merve Togan

Alison Davis:

With the right dress you will also need the right shapewear solution. FIGUR is all about making you feel beautiful and confident, their shapewear will smooth and sculpt to enhance your beautiful figure.

You can access all of the exclusive offers from these Wedding dress Suppliers in our Little White Book. We hope these offers will help you purchase the dress of your dreams if you are still searching for ‘the one’!

Feature Image: Joey and Jase

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