Evening & Cocktail Dresses

Phone: 03 9509 4633      Address: 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. Victoria



Hundreds of Australian women are wearing our creations: celebrities and professionals, brides, school girls, mothers of the brides.


Some customers have an exact idea of the cocktail gown or formal dress that they would like made, and arrive at our shop armed with images off the internet or from magazines. In this case - based on many years' experience - we identify exactly what type of fabric would recreate the style perfectly (or often even better), and the customer is left with the simple task of choosing which colour or print they would like to use from that line of fabric. d'Italia's staff will offer honest advice as to what alternative styles or minor tweaks could be made to the style - if they believe it would flatter the customer better. Some customers have a vague idea or no idea whatsoever as to what style, let alone type of garment they would like to have made. Based on years' of experience with a vast variety of customers, our staff are very efficient in identifying what type of garment and style would not only be appropriate for the occasion, but would also suit the customer's needs, body shape, colouring and personality.


Once the exact fabric is identified and chosen, our staff will calculate how much fabric is necessary for the creation of the garment, and an optional referral to one of our expert creation team is available upon request. Accurate costing on both the fabric and the making are freely worked out at the time of consultation, before any obligation or booking is made.




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 $1,500
  • Women’s Suits $1,400
  • Mother of the Bride garment dress $1,500

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

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


"Not as much as one would think for genuine couture." - The Age


What To Do Next

Call d’Italia now to arrange a one-on-one private consultation to discuss your requirements and get a costing for your garment. Consultations are obligation free and at no cost, phone 03 9509 4633.






d'Italia is open 7 Days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern - 03 9509 4633


We create hundreds of dresses every year, from scratch, to fit perfectly.

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Wedding Dress Testimonials

Latest Testimonials

"You were able to reproduce the dress in the pictures I gave you perfectly--even better than the original! Beautiful, elegant fabrics and the most fabulous job on the dresses. The bridesmaids looked stunning and their outfits received much attention! We couldn't be happier with the results."

"The entire dress making process was beyond my expectations; it was truly great. From discussing my original ideas for the design, to working out a price within my budget, the advice and helping me with my indecisiveness, to suggestions of how to improve the design, I was very impressed and very happy with the whole process."

"Both the bridesmaids and myself felt very special in our outfits, thanks to d'Italias' fabric."

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"I came in looking for a wedding dress with a difference and left with so much more. Thank you for helping to shape my ideas and for encouraging me to be brave. The dressmaker you referred me to was equally fantastic and perfect for my more than difficult dress design."

"Thank you so much for making my beautiful lace wedding dress. It was absolutely perfect for the day and very comfortable. Thank you for all your time and effort while making the dress and thank you for being such a pleasure to work with."

"The service from d’Italia was fantastic, the shop assistance was helpful and experienced. I felt excited and confidant."

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"I'm still loving my dress!! so many compliments! people still asking me where it is from and who is the designer! I am giving your details out! Thank you again so so much! You made me feel beautiful and sexy on the most special day in my life!!"

"The dress itself was amazing and was beyond my expectations. Everyone commented on how much it suited me (I was very happy to hear that)! Thank you d'Italia.".

"Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding dress. The fabric was so divine and I felt so special, didn't want to take it off!"

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"Thank you very much was a great day! You made choosing my material very easy and you knew exactly what I wanted! :)"

"The dress was perfect, I cannot thank you enough for making me feel magical on the day, and everybody said that it was the best wedding dress ever."

"I truly appreciated your wonderful service and helping me choose your beautiful fabric! My bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning - their dresses were just gorgeous! Thank you for all you did for us.".

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"I absolutely loved my dress!"

"I was extremely happy with your dressmaker referral – she made 4 x beautiful bridesmaids dresses with the lovely fabric we purchased from d'Italia."

"I can't thank you enough for creating what must be the greatest show-stopping wedding gown on earth – I was totally overwhelmed by the response at our wedding, because of yourlove and fastidious care you put into making the dress."

Yep even more Testimonials... and there's more!!!

"I was extremely happy with your dressmaker referral – she made 4 x beautiful bridesmaids dresses with the lovely fabric we purchased from d'Italia."

"I would like to thank you so much for all your help in selecting material for my mother-of-the-bride dress and the bridesmaid's dresses."

"In my beautiful wedding dress that I was married in, I felt fantastic and had lots of wonderful comments."

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  • Operating Hours:

    Open 7 Days
    Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
    (Closed major public holidays)
  • Address:

    62 Glenferrie Road
  • Telephone:

    03 9509 4633
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