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30 TDF Bridal Designers That Will Make You Say 'Yaas' to the Dress

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Finding your dream wedding dress is a task that can be trickier than finding the perfect butt-lifting jeans. It’s a super-important part of the planning process and one that can take longer than expected. LBH, imagining the dress is easy-peasy (thanks to Pinterest and Instagram), but finding it can be an absolute nightmare!

There are so many designers out there and it becomes difficult to suss out which one is worth giving a go. Fear not! Whether you’re looking for a custom-made dream dress or a fab rental gown, a simple Solange-like style or a lace-appliqu√© showstopper like Priyanka Chopra’s, we’ve got you covered.

 

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Here are 30 of the best bridal designers in South Africa

1 Vonvé Bridal Couture

This bridal boutique is based in Johannesburg. It stocks international design collections such as Modeca, MillaNova and Blue by Enzoani. The brand is very inclusive when it comes to sizes and a selection of dresses for curvier women.

2 Eve’s Bridal Wear¬†

Eve’s Bridal Wear has two boutiques, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg. The brand houses designers such as Maggie Sottero, Pronovias and La Sposa. If you aren’t able to find the perfect dress in-house, Eve Levinsohn can create your dream dress from scratch.

3 Olivelli 

Olivelli has three branches: Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. The boutiques house international brands such as Sorella Vita, Ella Rosa and Fara Sposa.

4 Bride & Co

Bride & Co is South Africa’s only bridal department store, with 10 branches across SA. Three of the department stores are boutique stores, which house brands such as Oleg Cassini. The store has two in-house brands: Bride & Co Collection and Curves. The branches have many designs to choose from, with a range for curvier women and the option to hire your dream dress for your big day.

5 Bridal Allure 

Bridal Allure is situated in Table View Mall in Cape Town, and houses designer brands such as San Patrick, La Sposa and Love Bridal, to name a few. There is an option of buying or renting bridal wear, allowing endless options. The brand also caters for curvier women.

6 De La Vida Bridal Couture

De La Vida Bridal Couture is based in Johannesburg, and has two two-story boutiques. The boutiques have a wide selection, including Pronovias gowns.

7 Bridal Manor 

Bridal Manor is based in Pretoria. The brand houses both new and second-hand gowns. The second-hand gowns are in perfect condition and you can’t even tell they’ve been worn before. They also house international brands such as Maggie Sottero and Justin Alexander.

7 Calegra Bridal House 

Calegra Bridal house is one of the oldest bridal boutiques in South Africa. They have two branches, one in Pretoria and the other in Cape Town. The brand keeps South African designers such as Anna Georgina, Robyn Roberts and White Lilly Bridal.

8 Janita Toerien 

Janita Toerien is a fashion designer based in Cape Town. Toerien offers both bridal and ready-to-wear collections. Within the bridal collection, there are various options such as a custom-made and couture dresses, and the Leliah James ready-to-wear bridal collection.

9 Cathrine’s Bridal Couture¬†

Cathrine’s Bridal Couture is based in Stellenbosch. The boutique stocks international designers such as Stella York and Casablanca. Cathrine is a specialised bridal image stylist, guaranteed to help you find your perfect dress.

10 Cindy Bam Couture 

Cindy Bam Couture is a Cape Town based designer. Cindy Bam offers custom-made dresses and a collection of read-to-wear bridal wear where women can either purchase or hire selected dresses.

11 Timeless Bridal Boutique 

Timeless Bridal Boutique is situated in Pretoria. The boutique offers various international designers such as Stella York, La Papillon and La Sposa. They also have an extensive size range, providing sizes for curvier women. There is also an option of reselling your dress after your big day!

12¬†KL√ĽK CGDT¬†

Designers Malcolm and Christiaan have branches of their boutiques in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The designers are focused on couture and work with custom-made designs.

 

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13 Bridal Wardrobe 

Bridal wardrobe is a franchise with branches in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The franchise focuses on local in-house designer lines which are inclusive of curvier women. The brand also offers the service of reselling your dress.

14 Chanelle Cindy Bridal

Chanelle Cindy is an independent couture designer, based in Cape Town. The couture designer is focused on custom-made designs for both bridal and evening gowns but also offers the option of hiring previously owned gowns.

 

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15 House of Silk

House of Silk’s studio is based in Cape Town and is owner operated, assuring that you get the best service. The boutique offers various international brands such as Pronovais – La Sposa.

16 Quiteria & George 

Quiteria & George is based in Johannesburg. The designers are focused on custom-made couture designs and have just gained much attention for designing one of Beyonc√©’s Global Citizen looks!

 

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17 Crystal Brides 

Crystal Brides is situated in East Pretoria. The brand focuses on international designers such as Sophia Tolli, Sincerity and Mori Lee.

18 Elbeth Gillis Couture 

Elbeth Gillis specialises in haute couture and is situated in Cape Town. The brand focusses on handcrafted gowns specifically made for the bride-to-be. Gillis is stocked by various boutiques and has gained international recognition.

19 Elizabeth Stockenström

Elizabeth Stockenström is based in Cape Town. She offers both design and rental services from her selected collections.

20 Bo & Luca 

Bo & Luca is an international designer brand. Boutiques across the world house gowns made by this more boho and free-spirited designer brand. The international brand has a local boutique in Cape Town where one can buy their ready-to-wear bridal wear.

21 Anna Georgina 

Anna Georgina is a collection that has been launched and designed by South African designer, Kobus Dipenaar. The gowns can be found in various bridal boutiques across the country but the designer can be found in Cape Town for custom-made gowns.

22 Natalia Trisolino Bridal & Evening Wear 

Natalia Trisolino is a bespoke designer situated in Cape Town. She focusses on custom-made dresses but also offers a selection of dresses to purchase.

23 Didi Couture 

Didi Couture is based in Cape Town. Didi is a South African designer, focusing on both bridal and evening gowns. Her bespoke gems are unique to each woman and represent both her personality as a designer and her client.

24 Molteno Creations 

Molteno Creations is situated in Cape Town and focuses on both bridal and evening gowns. Molteno Creation’s designer, Rose, offers both custom-made dresses and a range of ready-to-wear gowns. If you don’t have a huge budget, they are able to make your dream dress accordingly. The designer’s ready-to-wear gowns can also be found in various bridal boutiques across the country.

25 Robyn Roberts Bridal Wear 

Robyn Roberts Bridal Wear is situated in Cape Town. The designer brand is run by two women: Robyn Roberts and Michelle Ronné. The boutique offers both couture and ready-to-wear collection with the option to have gowns custom-made. The designer brand can also be found in various boutiques across the country.

26 Jordan Kelsey Couture 

Jordan Kelsey is a South African designer based in Cape Town. She specialises in custom-made designs, ready-to-wear collections and rentals. Her designs can be found in various bridal boutiques across the world.

 

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27 Viel Bridal 

Viel Bridal is based in Johannesburg. The bridal store houses various international designers such as Beta, St. Patrick and La Sposa. The boutique offers additional services such as alterations, dry cleaning and post-wedding repairs.

28 Galluzzle e Gini

Galluzzle e Gini is run by Cristian Galluzzi and Alessio Gini. The designer brand began in 2002 in Italy and in 2016 in Cape Town. Their Cape Town boutique offers ready-to-wear bridal wear and they have dressed the likes of the Miss South Africa finalists.

29 Gavin Rajah Atelier 

Gavin Rajah is a South African designer based in Cape Town. His designs are one of a kind as he uses the best quality fabrics.

 

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30 Fiona Mauchan Bridal Couture

Fiona Mauchan is a South African fashion designer based in Cape Town. She has a collection of bridal gowns but also offers custom-made dresses. Mauchan also has offers the option of altering existing gowns.

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