One of the reasons that it's best to start bridal outfit shopping around 7-8 months out from your wedding, is that bridal designers continue to bring out new and enticing collections. So the best way to curb post-purchase FOMO is to lock in your outfit about 6 months before your wedding (if you're choosing to go with a bridal designer that makes your gown to order.) Alternatively it may be a good idea to leave off the rack purchases until even closer to the date (provided you have nerves of steel, of course.)
Here are a few of our favourite new collection picks. Click on the images to view the full collections.
Prea James, Cara (from Harmony 2019)
We are hands down a fan of the entire collection. Prea's dresses are incredibly well made with the most luxurious silks (they are designed and made on the South Coast of Sydney). Her designs are body friendly also, with many designs being suitable for bustier brides too.
Danielle Frankel, Sonny (Collection III)
Danielle Frankel doesn't worry about fitting inside the box of what bridal is supposed to be. This designer just got nominated as the first bridal designer ever for the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund. With pants, separates and short gowns this collection is one of our favourites.
Cushnie, Look 19 (Bridal 2019)
We absolutely love this skirt and blazer combination with a little cut out detail on the back of the blazer. The collection boasts some very modern minimal friendly pieces.
Georgia Young, Amalfi (Summer Wine 2019)
Styled with some boots, this gown provides the perfect balance between and femininity and rebellion. Made and designed in Melbourne, Georgia Young gowns are amazing quality and have that signature GY look.
Lein, Dotted Pants and Blazer (Spring/Summer 2020)
Another rebel in the industry, Lein definitely taps into the anti-bride market. Comprising a boiler suit, short dresses and suits, this collection is a dream.
Alex Perry, Elodie (2019)
Perhaps not a designer that traditionally is associated with bridal, Alex Perry has some great options in his 19 Collection. For under $2500, dance-friendly Elodie isn't too bad on the budget either.
Aje, Damara Top and Hallie Skirt (Pre-Fall 2019)
Again, this may not be a traditionally bridal label, but this skirt and top combination make a great bridal option for less that $1000. Pair it with a veil and some heeled boots and you have a perfect autumn bridal look.
Toni Maticevski, Slinger (Pre-Fall 2019)
This gown is sleek, modern and oozes elegance and is also just under 2k. Maticevski is such a great option for brides who want style but don't want to break the budget.
Camilla & Marc, Aria Pants and Jacket (Resort 2020)
This suit is giving me a touch of FOMO myself. If white isn't your thing, this suit makes for a perfect solution. Pair it with a veil and some killer pumps to complete your look for less than $1500.