We don’t need to tell you that Australia is home to some incredibly talented fashion designers and brands. We are reminded every time we shop at David Jones, Myer and our local Australian fashion boutiques, and just last week we saw yet another impressive showcase of fashion genius head down the runways in Sydney during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019.
Off the back of MBFWA, Australian style influencer Nicole Warne Shadbolt said on her Instagram, “The more time I spend overseas and at the international fashion weeks, the more it solidifies in my mind what I’ve always believed: Australia is home to the most talented contemporary designers in the world, and the rest of the world just needs to catch up.”
Since we know you also love to buy local and fill your wardrobe with Australia’s fashion finest, we’ve rounded up some of the best designer dresses in Australia from many of our favourite Australian fashion designers that will see you through every occasion in your social calendar.
Occasion: Red-Carpet/Formal Event
Melbourne-based designer Toni Maticevski has a knack for show-stopping gowns that impress in their elegant simplicity. If you want to own the red carpet, Maticevski’s designer evening dresses always deliver.
Occasion: Cocktail party
Toeing the line of sophisticated and sexy, this alice McCALL dress shows off your best assets (shoulders and legs) in equal measures.
Occasion: Girl’s night
A mini dress made for dancing, this black and gold number is the ultimate party frock.
From a casual afternoon ceremony to a formal affair, this powder blue number has all wedding dress codes covered.
Occasion: A day at the races
The ladylike silhouette is offset by the punchy print for a trackside frock that is a true contender for Fashions on the Field.
Occasion: First date
You’ll never go wrong with an LBD - it’s a foolproof first-date outfit. This one has a touch of feminine lace paired with skin-baring cut-outs for the perfect first impression.
Sleek, chic and black - it’s the corporate trifecta at its best.
Occasion: Weekend brunch
You can’t go wrong with a floral maxi dress for those carefree weekend vibes.