Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a mother of the bride or simply looking for some luscious lace for a special occasion dress, finding the perfect bridal or lace fabric can transform a simple dress into a masterpiece.
So read on as I unveil the most well-stocked and reputable bridal and lace fabric stores so you can say ‘I do’ to the perfect fabric.
1. Tylers Fabrics
58 Cremorne Street, Richmond, MELBOURNE
Tylers are an extremely well established couture fabric house, operating in Melbourne since 1978. In fact, I bought my bridal fabric from them 20 years ago and they have grown and developed their specialty even more since then.
They offer an absolutely stunning range of beaded and embellished fabrics such as luxurious silks, beaded laces, textured embroideries and high quality tulles. They probably have one of the most comprehensive bridal ranges in Melbourne.
What they also offer is a wealth of knowledge in bridal and special occasion fabrics and how they should be applied. Their staff can give you advice on exactly which fabrics will work best for the design you have in mind. They can also recommend a couture dressmaker if that’s your preference.
141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
110 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, SYDNEY
Tessuti is probably the most well-known store selling dressmaking fabric in Australia and for good reason. They have two bricks and mortar stores, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne and a thriving online store.
They import a lot of their stock from Europe, especially Italy, so you generally won’t find their fabrics at other stores. You’ll find many types of high quality bridal and other lace, silks, satins, organza and all of the trims and embellishments you’ll need to create your dream wedding dress.
Their online store stocks a small range of bridal and lace fabrics but you’ll need to visit one of the retail stores to browse the whole range.
62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, MELBOURNE
D’Italia specialise in bridal and special occasion fabrics. They sell their fabric by the metre and also offer a bespoke wedding gown service for brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride.
This involves meeting with a designer and working together to choose styles and fabrics for your dress. Their seamstresses will then fit and sew the dress specifically for you. They also offer a range of pre-made bridal gowns.
Their bridal fabrics include beautiful French and beaded lace, intricate trims and embellishments and luxurious Italian silks. They also limited edition designer prints from Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Dolce Gabbana and Pucci. A nicely curated range of wool and cashmere fabrics round out the range.
D’Italia don’t sell their fabric online – you’ll need to visit the store for that. But you will find loads of contemporary wedding dress inspiration and advice on their blog and gorgeous photos of their recent work in their web site gallery.
4. Silk World
Suite 1, 85-87 Charles St, Kew, MELBOURNE
Silk World offers bridal and special occasion fabrics including silk, lace and tulle. As their name suggests, they specialise in silk and have a sumptuous range of many different types including satin chiffon, crepe de chine, sandwash satin through to a deluxe heavy crepe satin.
Established for 30 years, their staff are extremely knowledgeable and can help you decide on the best fabric selection for your chosen style. They import directly from international suppliers and sell both wholesale and retail quantities (minimum order is one metre).
5. Saigon Fabrics
78 Erskine Street, Sydney
Nestled in the heart of the Sydney CBD, Saigon Fabrics is a high-end, luxury fabric store specialising in couture evening and bridal fabrics.
Their collection really will take your breath away. Just browsing their Instagram feed is such a treat and walking into their store is like walking into an art gallery. They stock incredibly detailed fabrics you won’t find elsewhere. Much of their range is sourced from France and includes extravagent embellishments such as beading, feathers and 3D flowers.
So, if you’re truly looking for a work of art, Saigon Fabrics is worth a trip into Sydney city. Find out more about the sisters who own the store and their history below:
6. Studio Fabrics
12 O’Connell St, Sydney
Studio Fabrics is yet another high end bridal and lace fabric supplier in Sydney’s CBD.
They stock an exclusive range of Guipure, French Chantilly, European and Italian laces along with silks, satins and brocades – all suitable for bridal, evening and special occasion wear. They will even source fabrics to your specification, which is very impressive.
You won’t find much on their web site; this is very much an in-person showroom experience. If you search their online reviews, there are some very satisfied brides raving about their fabric selection and customer service. I love hearing about high end stores with excellent customer service, as this is often not the case. So congratulations to Linda and her team for providing such responsive, reliable and welcoming service.
7. Selective Fine Fabrics
2026 Logan Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt, BRISBANE
As their name suggests, Selective Fine Fabrics specialise in eveningwear, special occasion and bridal fabrics. They have a well stocked online store, but their retail store on Logan Road at Upper Mount Gravatt is best for browsing the bridal and lace fabrics.
You’ll find luscious silk, satin, lace, brocade and tulle all with a distinctly European flair. Customers rave about their excellent customer service which rounds out their offering nicely.
8. Fabric Collection
80 Sumners Rd, Sumner, BRISBANE
With loads of 5 star reviews, Fabric Collection is a local favourite!
They offer a massive range of bridal, evening and special occasion fabrics. Their bridal fabric range includes guipure lace, embellished tulle, satins, crepes and chiffons.
Although they have a very clear and easy to navigate online store, as with most special occasion fabrics, it’s usually best to browse in store where you’ll find a more complete range and can fondle the fabrics. In the event you can’t make it though, they have a swatch service where they’ll post you samples for a nominal fee.
9. Fabulous Fabrics
Unit 1/160 Balcatta Rd, Balcatta, PERTH
Fabulous Fabrics specialise in evening and special occasion, bridal and formal wear fabrics. They also offer day wear fabrics with a European feel.
Their store is located in Balcatta in Perth’s northern suburbs and they have a website but don’t sell online. In fact, you’ll get a better idea of their stock by following them on Instagram.
Stepping into the store is like stepping back in time to the way all dressmaking fabric stores used to be laid out. Massive numbers of upright fabric rolls are dotted around the store, there are large timber counters with glass tops, walls of every type of haberdashery item you can imagine, a dedicated bridal section and a chandelier or two: this is old-school fabric retail at it’s finest!
Fabulous Fabrics are definitely worth a visit; their range is huge, they have a dedicated bridal range and customers rave about their knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff.
10. DK Fabrics
105 Port Road, Hindmarsh, ADELAIDE
To say that DK Fabrics is huge is an understatement! They stock everything from bridal and special occasion fabrics through to specialist dance fabric.
Their store occupies over 1800 square metres of floor space and possibly rivals any other fabric store in Australia for the sheer breadth and depth of inventory. Their online store is also well stocked.
Their lace ranges from stretch to beaded through to guipure lace with prices from budget to couture. Georgette, chiffon and dupion round out their silk range and you’ll find 13 different types of satin. So, there’s certainly something for everyone in both choice and budget.
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