Bridal Fabric & Lace

62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern / 03 9509 4633 / 7 DAYS

Bridal Silks & Lace

d'Italia carries a large range of Italian bridal silks, georgettes, chiffons... and divine French laces.

 

When a bride has her heart set on a quality wedding gown, nothing else compares in the ready-made/off-the-rack bridal shops or boutiques, because the desire to wear top-quality silk and lace is such a personal thing.

 

Italian silks are the best because they are finished to a quality that does not compare to silks finished elsewhere. Not only do Italian silks behave differently in the way they drape and move, the colours are unique; silk whites are a beautiful warm white – not the glarey blue-white that cheaper silks and polyesters are, and ivories are lovely creamy ivory – not the ugly yellow/gold that most ivories elsewhere are. There is a difference in the finish too, whereby the Italian silk satins are not super shiny...instead they have a lovely subtle gloss, which is far more flattering for any figure. Finally, because Italian silks are a supreme quality, they are less likely to cling or go static than cheaper alternatives.

 

French lace is classy, elegant, timeless, sophisticated and feminine. What makes it tricky is that there are so many different styles of lace, and a bride will almost always know what style she wants and where she wants it on her gown – but finding exactly that in a ready-made bridal boutique is virtually impossible.

 

d'Italia carries a select range of the most beautiful French laces in an excellent variety of styles, including pure silk laces which are soft and delicate, with intricate and elaborate scalloped borders, vintage-style laces, fine Chantilly laces, heavier Guippure laces, corded laces, fully-beaded or partially laces and the more modern metallic-mixed laces.

 

The colour of a lace is also extremely important, as the whole essence must be that the bridal silks teamed with the lace are not too similar in colour – rather, there is at least a slight tonal difference. The reason for this is that if the lace and silks are too close in colour, the lace will be lost on its background and will not feature as it should on the gown. Our French bridal laces come in vintage oysters, crèmes, delicate ivories and beautiful silk whites to compliment any gowns' base colour.

 

For brides who have their hearts set on a full-lace gown (ie. one which is fully covered in lace from top to toe), d'Italia carries a selection of wide laces. This is important to note, as most true French laces are quite narrow and thus cannot easily be used for full-lace gowns. A wide lace is often a must, and what stands out in the wide laces that d'Italia carries is that they all have beautiful elaborate borders – a detail which is not there in cheaper, less-exclusive laces.

 

The laces available at d'Italia are French, and as such are very much "exclusive" in that they are not mass-produced. Rather, they are made from scratch only from the time they are ordered and can take up to three months to receive. They are made in short 4 to 5 metre pieces, and the styles are not churned out over and over for years on end. Added to this, their "exclusivity" means that d'Italia is the only Australian retailer able to order and sell each style – thereby no other store can carry or use it. This ensures that the laces found at d'Italia cannot be found anywhere else in Australia.

 

Call d'Italia now to arrange a one-on-one private consultation to discuss your bridal fabric requirements and get a costing for your wedding gown (if you are needing the option of securing one of our couturiers). Consultations are obligation free and free of charge.

 

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

1000's OF HAPPY LADIES

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

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Wedding Dress Testimonials

Latest Testimonials

J.K.
"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."

Suzan
"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."

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

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Liz
"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."

Jess
"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."

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

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Jessica
"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!!"

Ann
"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.".

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

Liz
"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."

Elizabeth
"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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Prue
"I absolutely loved my dress!"

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

Sue
"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."

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

D.C.
"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."

K.M.
"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
    Malvern
    Victoria
  • Telephone:

    03 9509 4633
  • Email:

    [email protected]

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