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.
GLAMOROUS COLUMN WEDDING DRESS WITH DEEP V-NECKLINE
Style D3544 is a memorable, runway-worthy wedding dress for the most glamorous bride. A classic front bodice is framed with wide shoulder straps and a flattering deep V-neckline adorned with artfully-placed embroidered lace applique and just the right touch of beaded sparkle. Accentuating the hourglass figure, deep side cutouts hug the waist with sheer lace to open to an illusion back of floating tattoo florals and an elegant strand of fabric-covered buttons that embellish the full length of this sexy column gown. In modern luxe style, the chic body-skimming fabric drapes into a soft sweeping train with a touch of organic lace trim for the final finishing detail.
SIMPLE LACE A-LINE WEDDING DRESS WITH CAP SLEEVES
Sweet, sophisticated and ever so lovely, Style D3487 has an effortlessly charming appeal. From the dainty lace cap sleeves that swoop into a plunging neckline to the simple elegant bow detail at the waist, each feature radiates a graceful and effortless beauty befitting for a timeless romance. The back bodice opens into a peekaboo open back detail framed in delicate florals, and the romantic allover lace flatters the figure in a classic A-line silhouette. From the first look to the first dance, this gown enchants in its romantic elegance.
ROMANTIC A-LINE WEDDING DRESS WITH SWEETHEART NECKLINE AND OFF-THE-SHOULDER SLEEVES
Style D3529 is an enchanting sight to behold. The romantic and sheer off-the-shoulder sleeves capture a glamorous boho vibe with natural vine leaf appliques and embroidered beaded detail. The detachable sleeves join the flattering sweetheart neckline with an organic lace edge for an oh-so-lovely effect. Delicate organza florets are artfully placed upon the fitted bodice and gently cascade down the frothy tulle skirt, leaving streams of sparkling beaded detail that catch the light with every movement. This soft A-line silhouette finishes with a romantic layered skirt and modest train for an effortless and timeless look.
GLAMOROUS ONE SHOULDER SILK A-LINE WEDDING DRESS
Turn heads in this dramatic and glamorous wedding dress made for the fashion-forward bride. Style D3570 is constructed in the finest matte Mikado silk for a sophisticated A-line silhouette with a runway-worthy structural feel. A chic one shoulder sleeve wraps into the pleated sweetheart bodice for a modern off-the-shoulder look while a hidden split in the luxe A-line skirt adds a demure sexy allure. Finishing with a timeless elegance, fabric-covered buttons line the length of the dress from the top of the strapless bodice to the edge of the regal royal train.
GLAMOROUS LACE FIT-AND-FLARE WEDDING GOWN WITH PLUNGING NECKLINE
Vintage glamour and modern luxe blend effortlessly in Style D3488. Swathed in beautifully beaded scrolling and linear lace, this dazzling gown accentuates the figure in a body-skimming fit-and-flare silhouette. Sparkling details adorn the graceful spaghetti straps before framing an ultra-flattering deep plunging neckline with illusion tulle. The sexy side cutouts lead to a daring V-shaped open back with artful linear beading and a fabric-covered button back detail. From the natural waist, the alluring vertical beaded graphics conclude in an oh-so-romantic lace-trimmed scalloped train.
SPARKLING SWEETHEART FIT-AND-FLARE WEDDING DRESS WITH OFF-THE-SHOULDER SLEEVES
Style D3371 brings the bridal glam. This wedding dress has a little bit of everything–from stunning sparkle to head-turning volume. The fit-and-flare silhouette hugs the body’s natural curves, with a show-stopping skirt flaring out below the waist for sophisticated drama. The bodice is beautifully textured; layers of encrusted beading, shimmering sequins and embroidered floral laces combine to create stunning, sparkling dimension. The sweetheart neckline with a timeless defined bustline provides sexy support for all-day comfort. For added versatility, this gown includes optional off-the-shoulder sleeves for an ultra-romantic finish.
CLASSIC TRUMPET WEDDING DRESS WITH DOUBLE STRAPS AND DETACHABLE BOW
Dramatic elegance comes alive in Style D3404. With head-to-toe matte mikado fabric, this gown uses clean lines and bold accents to deliver a fresh take on a classic silhouette. The scooped neckline is effortlessly stylish and supportive, with boning along the bodice providing sexy structure all day long. The simple double strap adds a delicate touch, meeting at the back of the gown in a delicate V shape. All down the skirt, contour seaming beautifully highlights the body’s natural curves, flaring out below the waist to complete the timeless fit-and-flare silhouette. For a truly show-stopping finish, the detachable bow adds an ultra-modern wow-factor, accentuating the already incredible train and giving the gown a high-fashion flair.
SHEER STRAPLESS WEDDING GOWN WITH 3D ELEMENTS
A glamorous twist on bohemian style, this wild beauty from Essense of Australia is here to steal your heart. Style D3258 features a corset-style sheer bodice with strapless neckline and soft plunge, for a a romantic effect with a bold streak. The bodice is available lined or unlined, so you can choose how much you dare to bare! Lovely 3D appliqués cascade over the gown for a dazzling texture, while vine-like leafy laces add a more boho vibe than traditional florals. An unfinished hem along the train creates that organic, frothy effect which adds to the overall light and airy effect of the design. Complete with fabric-covered buttons for a classic touch, this gown is also available in plus sizes.
CLASSIC AND MODERN OFF-SHOULDER BALLGOWN
A minimalist, modern masterpiece, Style D3232 is positively stunning. This classic ballgown silhouette features a luxurious banded off-shoulder neckline detail that wraps around the back of the gown, adding a flattering texture and echoing modern regality–while a sweetheart dip adds an extra touch of femininity. Pockets throughout the box-pleated skirt create luxe texture and volume throughout, while fabric-covered buttons cascade down the length of the train for a traditional finish. This gown is also available in plus sizes.