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River

Regular price $2,400
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Simply slip into River and you will feel effortlessly stylish and confident. With a column shape and fitted silhouette — she encapsulates the perfect balance of minimalism and finesse. With a plunging, paneled bust and daring low-back, she is the ultimate less-is-more gown. Thoughtfully added details like silk covered buttons elevate this gown and draw the eye to the magnificent train. Featuring an abstract pattern with a dimensional contrast of matte and pearlescent thread, when you slip into River you will shimmer in the light.

Priority Order (+$400 USD)

As your wedding is less than 6 months away (our standard time frame for Made-to-order dresses), we will hand make your gown with priority. For an additional fee, your gown will be made especially for you in our Australian studio to your size ranges and height.

As your gown will move immediately into production you must supply your measurements when placing your order. Please refer to our How to Take Your Measurements page to take all of your measurements and all them into your My Account immediately after ordering. Please use our live chat if you need help.

Congrats! We can make the date.

Your gown will be handmade for you in our Australian studio to your size ranges and height. Your order will be dispatched approximately 6-8 weeks before your wedding date.

We will contact you approximately 5 months before your wedding day (just before your gown goes into production) to confirm your measurements.

Size Guide

WHAT PREVIOUS BRIDES HAVE SAID

  • I fell in love with the sheer elegance and striking open back

    #GRACEBRIDE Clare

  • I chose the gown, River - it was honestly serendipitous, as I was anticipating a completely different styled dress. I had never seen the River gown before visiting the NYC showroom and it was the last dress I chose to try on.....I wanted a gown that accentuated my back - I’ve always loved gowns with this feature and the buttons were the cherry on top.

    #GRACEBRIDE Brooke

  • Besides the look, of course, the FEEL. The River Dress hugged in all the right places but was still so movable and I was able to hike to and around our ceremony location with so much ease. It is the most comfortable dress I own, which I never thought I would say about a wedding dress… I also loved how the pearly veil caught the light and I initially didn’t want to wear a vail, but I am so glad I did.

    #GRACEBRIDE Hannah

Finer Details

General
  • Handmade in our Australian studio
  • Offered as Made to Order
  • Available as Priority Made to Order for an additional fee
  • Fresh Ivory stretch lace in our signature abstract design and dimensional pearlescent thread, exclusive to Grace Loves Lace
  • Stretch lace for comfort, support and ease of movement
  • Fitted column silhouette that flares out towards the hem
  • Flattering low V neckline and open back
  • Satin covered button detail at centre back skirt
  • Pearlescent scallop trim finishes the hem
  • No tricky fastenings – slip on and off
  • Luxurious fresh Ivory stretch lining which prevents sheerness
  • Available with No train, 40cm with bustle & 80cm train with bustle & finger loop
  • Stretch lace: 92% Nylon, 8% Elastane
  • Stretch lining: 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane
  • Vegan friendly
Made to Order
  • Made to your size ranges & height
  • Available with no train
  • Available with 40cm train with bustle
  • Available with 80cm train with bustle & finger loop

“I purchased my gown online (everybody thought I was crazy) but it was so smooth sailing! I had my mum take my measurements, e-mailed them in to Grace Loves Lace and ta-da…I had my dress 3 months later. My gown fit perfectly and communicating with the GRACE stylists half way across the world was an absolute breeze!"

GRACEBride, Charlotte

FAQS

Why should I wear Grace Loves Lace on my wedding day?

Everything at Grace Loves Lace is designed with comfort, luxury and movement in mind. We are the leaders when it comes to modern day bridal! We know what women want, and that's to feel incredible, without sacrificing comfort. All of our gowns are handmade in our Australian studio, so you can feel good wearing a dress that's been made sustainably and ethically. We like to call it 'luxury you can dance in!'

Where can I try on Grace Loves Lace gowns & accessories?

We do not wholesale so we can be sure you will always get the best GRACE experience that we have won awards for. We have bridal showrooms around the world in the US, Australia, UK and Canada. Visit our Showrooms page for more to find one near you.

Do you have any stockists?

No, we do not carry our gowns in stockists.

I don't live near a showroom but want a GRACE gown, what are my options?

We have many brides who confidently order their gowns with the assistance of our Online Stylists. Reach out to them to arrange a virtual appointment or to chat with them directly. Our production process makes gowns to a size range which is a safe way to ensure your gown will fit, even if your body fluctuates.

Can I customise the design of my dress?

Every Grace Loves Lace dress undergoes intensive design processes to ensure the fit, feel and balance of each dress is absolutely perfect. Therefore, we do not offer customisations, unless stated.

What if I lose/gain weight?

We go to every effort to ensure your dress is the right fit. If you place your order well in advance of your wedding date, then we can confirm your size right before your dress goes into production. The fabrics we use is designed to stretch, so often if you drop a size in weight, it will still fit beautifully. However, it is also very easy to have the dress altered by a professional seamstress if you would like it to be a little more fitted.

Is the pricing between Made-to-Order & Ready-to-wear the same?

Yes! There is no additional cost to have your gown made-to-order (unless it's in the priority time frame). Refer to our Ordering Timeframes page for more information about Made-to-order vs Ready-to-wear.

What undergarments should I wear on my wedding day?

We recommend wearing seamless underwear that matches your skin tone. If you need help to determine which bra style/shapewear you'd like to wear our Online Stylists would love to help you.

Where are your dresses made?

Our beautiful wedding dresses are handmade in Australia by our production team. To learn more about the GRACE way, visit Our Purpose page for more information.

Do I need to pay import duties and taxes?

Import duties and taxes may be applicable in your country. We always recommend to all of our international brides to check with their import/customs department for an estimate cost, so you are aware of any charges that you may be required to pay.

What are your shipping costs?

Shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on your delivery destination. Refer to our Shipping & Delivery page for more information.

What is your refund policy?

We do not offer refunds on our products unless a genuine manufacturing fault is found. Refer to our Returns & Exchanges page for more information.

Sizing & Measurements

Made to Order

GENERAL
  • Made-to-order and Priority Made-to-order wedding dresses are handmade to your size range and shoulder to floor height in our Australian studio​.
  • To determine your size range, we take your bust, under bust, waist and hip measurements and compare these against our Size Range Chart below, to make your gown. ​ ​
  • You will need to provide your measurements 6 months before your wedding date, if your wedding is less than 6 months away, some styles can be made as a priority Made-to-order for an additional fee of $400USD.
  • *Please note that on the 1st of August 2022, our made-to-order timeframes moved to a 6-month period​.
WHAT IS A SIZE RANGE?
  • A size range is a 5cm range that your measurements fall within and are taken at four to seven different areas of the body to determine the best fit for your shape.
  • For example — a bride may measure an XL bust, L under bust, XL waist and M hip, and we make your gown to the correct size range in each area. ​
  • The reason this process works is because our fabrics are very forgiving due to the stretch or bias elements in the design.
  • To learn more about our Sizing and Measurements click here.

  • Ready to Wear

    GENERAL
    • Ready-to-wear means handmade to a standard dress size and 155cm shoulder to floor height.​
    • Ready-to-wear is available for immediate purchase and delivery. Ready-to-wear is a great option for brides that are crunched for time. ​
    • Our gowns are designed with little complications for alterations if necessary and our hems can be easily adjusted by your trusted seamstress at your expense.

    Size Charts

    Size Ranges Chart



    International Size Chart



    Shoes



    Grace Mini



    Garter Size Chart

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping & Delivery

Dispatch Timeframes
  • Made-to-order gowns will be dispatched approximately 6-8 weeks before your wedding date​.
  • Priority Made-to-order gowns will be dispatched approximately 2-4 weeks before your wedding date​.
  • Ready-to-wear gowns will be dispatched approximately 2-3 working days after order is placed​.
  • Occasionwear, shoes, accessories & jewellery will be dispatched approximately 2-3 working days after order is placed, unless ordered at the same time as a Made-to-order gown.​

  • Shipping Timeframes
  • If you are located within Australia, your gown will be sent via Australia Express Post, DHL or TNT which takes between 1- 4 business days to arrive and 3 -7 business days for Western Australia. Our Dispatch team will send you tracking information so you can track your package. ​
  • For rest of world, all international orders are sent via UPS Express or DHL which takes between 3-14 business days to arrive, depending on location. Our Dispatch team will send you tracking information so you can track your package.​

  • Shipping Costs
  • Shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on your delivery destination.​

  • Currency, Duties & Taxes
  • Import duties and taxes may be applicable in your country.

Please refer to our Shipping & Delivery page for more information.​

Ordering Timeframes

Ordering Timeframes

Standard Made to Order
  • Your wedding date must be more than 6 months away to order a standard Made-to-order gown.​
  • You will need to supply your measurements 6 months before your wedding date as this is when your goes into production.​
  • Your gown will be dispatched approximately 6-8 weeks before your wedding date.​
Priority Made to Order
  • If your wedding is between 10 weeks and 6 months away, certain styles can be fast-tracked through production for an additional priority fee.
  • Your measurements must be provided at the time of purchase to ensure we meet the delivery deadline​.
  • Your gown will be dispatched approximately 2-4 weeks before your wedding date.​
Ready to Wear
  • Ready-to-wear gowns are made to a standard dress size and 155cm shoulder to floor height.
  • These gowns are in stock and ready for immediate delivery​.
  • If your wedding date is less than 10 weeks away you must purchase a Ready-to-wear gown.
  • A Ready-to-wear gown will be dispatched approximately 2-3 days after order is placed.
Occasionwear & Accessories
  • All other items outside of wedding gowns are shipped approximately 2-3 working days after order is placed.
  • To stay true to our commitment to sustainability, we don’t sit on large volumes of stock to ensure unnecessary wastage. Stock levels vary and may have a waitlist available if style is currently not in stock.​
  • Please note that on the 1st of August 2022, our made-to-order timeframes moved to a 6 month period.

Visit our Ordering Timeframes page to learn more.

Returns & Exchanges

Returns & Exchanges

Wedding Dresses

Made to Order
  • As your dress is made especially for you to your unique size ranges and height, we are unable to offer returns or exchanges unless in the event of a genuine manufacturing fault.
  • All items undergo high-grade professional quality control to ensure fabrics and manufacturing are of the highest standard. We highly recommend you try your dress on as soon as you receive it. In the unlikely circumstance your dress does not fit you, you must contact our Customer Experience Team at cx@graceloveslace.com within 7 days of receiving your order.
  • If you cancel your order within 30 days of purchasing your Made-to-order gown, the cancellation fee will be $300USD.
  • If you cancel between 31 days, and your lock in date the cancellation fee is $500USD.​
  • Once your measurements are locked-in, you will be unable to cancel you order as the gown will have gone immediately into production.​

Priority Made to Order
  • As your wedding date is sooner than the standard timeframe it takes to produce a Made-to-order gown, we are unable to offer returns or exchanges on Priority Made-to-order bridal items.
  • Your gown will immediately go into production at the time of purchase so our cancellation policy does not apply. ​

Ready to Wear
  • You may exchange your ready-to-wear purchase subject to adherence to our terms for either an exchange or credit note

Occasionwear, Mini & Accessories

  • You may exchange your occasionwear, accessories or jewellery purchase subject to adherence to our terms for either an exchange or credit note.
  • For hygiene purposes, this does not apply to earrings.
  • Exchanges are accepted within 7 days of you receiving your garment. ​

Shoes

  • You may exchange your ready-to-wear purchase subject to adherence to our terms for either an exchange or credit note. ​
  • Please try on shoes on a soft surface before they are worn. We will not accept shoes that are damaged or that show signs of wear. Exchanges are accepted within 14 days of purchase. All unwanted items must be returned in their original condition, all packaging and labels must be intact.​

Earrings

  • To protect your health and the health of others, we do not accept returns or refunds for change of mind on pierced earrings.

Sample Sale

  • All sales are final and we do not not accept returns on sample sale items

For more information visit our Returns & Exchanges page.

Let's Chat.

For styling advice, ordering assistance and general enquiries our Stylists are available via email, live chat, phone and Skype. Please use the form below and we will be in touch. Our head office hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

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