With many designers you can get the impression of one or two central ideas, perhaps the ones that brought them to the world’s attention, that are visible throughout their collections. Essense of Australia is a very different brand; possibly because Australia is itself is such a young country still and such an eclectic mixture of races and cultures, there is not the impression of an Australian heritage trying to justify a place in the world, but rather an exciting openness and exhilaration that welcomes ideas and themes from across the globe.
For Martine Harris, Creative Director at Essense, their starting point is not a fixed idea but the fabric and what the fabric says to them, both visually and sensuously through touch. Martine takes the sheerest of silk organzas and through extraordinary skill of drape, ruche and cut, encourages the fabric to form floral statements without for a moment losing the elegance of flow.
DREAMY BOHO A-LINE WEDDING DRESS WITH SPAGHETTI STRAPS
Style D3492 is a stunning wedding dress for the modern bride. With an ethereal and romantic flair, the delicately beaded spaghetti straps open the bodice to a sexy plunging neckline with illusion tulle with organic lace edging. Soft vine and leafy lace are paired with delicate paper lace flowers, artfully placed to adorn the soft A-line silhouette. In the back, a low swooping back detail adds another stylish touch before meeting with the layered pillowy tulle in a soft, sweeping train. With a subtle side slit in the underlay, just the right amount of skin peeks through the weightless tulle skirt for the perfect touch of sophisticated allure.
ENCHANTING FLORAL A-LINE WEDDING DRESS WITH SWEETHEART NECKLINE AND LONG SLEEVES
Say “I do” in this enchanting floral wedding dress befitting for a botanical queen. Style D3521 features airy detachable lace and tulle blouson sleeves to pair with a gorgeous sweetheart neckline and elegant beaded spaghetti straps. From the semi-sheer bodice and organic lace edging, whimsical floral motifs cascade down and embellish the soft A-line silhouette in delicate 3D flowers for an allover blossoming allure. The elegant wide set straps inspire the low V-shaped back detail before resolving into a pillowy, frothy skirt of layered lace, tulle and floral appliques. The natural edge hem completes the ethereal look with a magical train to float down the aisle.
ROMANTIC FLORAL LACE FIT-AND-FLARE WEDDING DRESS WITH LONG TRAIN
Classic romantic elements capture the bride’s natural beauty in this timeless allover lace wedding gown. Style D3695 introduces the vintage-inspired matte lace from the very start with lacy spaghetti straps that grace the shoulder and attach to a sheer V-neckline bodice. A soft, V-back detail and a row of fabric-covered buttons add an elegant touch to the fitted bodice before unfolding into a lace-adorned train to complete this floral lace fit-and-flare wedding dress. This wedding dress is also available in plus sizes.
UNIQUE BLACK GOWN WITH PLUNGE NECKLINE AND TEXTURED SKIRT
Turn heads in this gorgeous black gown! D3734 is stylish and sophisticated for the unique, untraditional bride. A deep plunging neckline and soft off-the-shoulder straps perfectly compliment the full textured tulle skirt. This dress is also available in ivory.
TIMELESS LONG SLEEVE LACE WEDDING DRESS WITH PLUNGING NECKLINE
Traditional bridal fashion meets modern design in Style D3673, a timeless allover lace bridal gown. The sheer lace long sleeves create a captivating illusion effect before meeting the opaque plunging V-neckline bodice. A low open back effect is met with illusion tulle and floating 3D matte floral lace, soft ruching at the hip accentuates the figure before flaring into a picturesque train for a stunning finishing touch.
BOHO WEDDING DRESS WITH OFF-THE-SHOULDER LONG SLEEVES
Style D3655 is a boho bride’s dream come true. Soft and ethereal, this lace and tulle wedding dress floats down the aisle with a soft and flattering A-line silhouette with side slit. Detachable sheer off-the-shoulder long blouson sleeves gather at the wrist with just a touch of lace detail for a romantic charm. The sweetheart neckline and strapless corset-style bodice are constructed from soft gathers of sheer tulle with perfectly-placed lace throughout. From the natural waist, pillowy layers of weightless tulle and lace cascade down to form sweeping romantic layers that catch the air, floating ethereally down the aisle.
ROMANTIC LACE A-LINE WEDDING DRESS WITH OFF-THE-SHOULDER STRAPS
Dreamy and romantic, this allover lace wedding dress features stunning 3D floral lace throughout a sheer sea of gauzy layered tulle. Style D3668’s versatile off shoulder detachable straps add a delicate organic lace detail before meeting the sweetheart neckline. Densely covering the bodice before lightly scattering amongst the soft A-line tulle skirt, the floral and vine details throughout add an elegant appeal to make this simple wedding dress one-of-a-kind. For a contemporary touch, the softly draped skirt opens into a high skirt slit that adds extra movement to the flowing layers of tulle.
SPARKLY FIT-AND-FLARE LACE WEDDING DRESS WITH BEADED BACK DETAIL
Fitted to perfection, this fit-and-flare wedding dress is covered in glamorous details from the top of the beaded back detail to the bottom of its shaped lace train. Sheer lace straps grace the shoulder to meet the flattering V-neckline of the fitted bodice. In the back, strands of glittering beads are placed over an illusion back detail for a sexy low open-back look. Underneath, a row of fabric-covered buttons and soft ruching highlight the figure before flaring out into a pedestal of the shimmering sequin tulle skirt. Throughout Style D3657, 3D floral lace details are placed to highlight the hourglass silhouette shape and lace train for a natural floral edge finish.
GLAMOROUS LACE FIT-AND-FLARE WEDDING DRESS WITH PLUNGING NECKLINE
Elegant and modern, Style D3484 combines timeless elegance and glamour. With a touch of sparkle, the beaded spaghetti straps meet a natural edge of rosette lace for a romantic appeal. Plunging into the sheer bodice, an ultra-flattering deep V-neckline is outlined in charming botanical lace. From the deep side cutouts, a low illusion lace back adds a touch of floral appeal over bare skin for a sexy low back detail. To finish, the luxe form-fitting silhouette blends into a fit and flare skirt made with frothy layers of tulle and scattered lace appliqués completing this chic allover lace wedding dress.
MODERN BOHO WEDDING DRESS WITH LONG SLEEVES
Sheer sophistication radiates from this modern boho wedding dress. From its chic blouson sleeves adorned in 3D floral accents, to the plunging deep V-neckline adding architectural angles and impeccably crafted design. The sleek column silhouette is accentuated by the dramatic open back full long blouson sleeves to the silhouette-hugging skirt. The back opens into a free-spirited and fashion-forward look before meeting a meticulous row of fabric-covered buttons to the edge of the train. Perfectly sculpted from luxurious cotton crepe, Style D3563’s sheath silhouette gently cascades away from the body to form a sweeping train that will glide down the aisle.
FLORAL LACE SWEETHEART WEDDING DRESS WITH FULL SKIRT
Romantic florals come to life in Style D3406. Intricate floral lace appliques adorn the bodice, adding elegant texture to the chic A-line silhouette. The organic edges of the lace border the neckline and back, with sequin throughout giving the gown a subtle sparkle. Delicate wide-set straps add a timeless touch while framing the bold open back. The skirt is made for dancing the night away, with layer upon layer of delicate tulle creating a voluminous skirt that flows effortlessly with every step. The hem of the skirt is covered in darling details, with folded tulle pairing with sparkling large-scale lace appliques for a romantic finish.
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ENCHANTING TULLE BALLGOWN WEDDING DRESS WITH SWEETHEART NECKLINE AND SPAGHETTI STRAPS
Elegant and enchanting, this oh-so-lovely ballgown is fit for the modern princess. Style D3587 radiates a romantic and whimsical charm from its sparkling beaded spaghetti straps and delicate floral appliques that adorn the sweetheart neckline and semi-sheer fitted bodice. Gorgeous gauzy layers of sheer mesh are gathered at the waist as embroidered floral embellishments thin into an ethereal cloud of delicate tulle. This enchanting and romantic masterpiece paints an elegant portrait befitting an epic love story.