Shopping for the perfect wedding dress in Hong Kong is no easy task, but we’re here to help with this list of local bridal stores.
There are a million things to consider when planning a wedding, and finding your dream dress is definitely high on the agenda. With so many choices available, it can feel a little overwhelming at times (hello, dress #36!). But whether you have your heart set on a specific design or have absolutely no clue what you want, we’ve compiled this comprehensive list of wedding dress stores in Hong Kong to make the process a little easier for you. Expect everything from full-bodied ball gowns to intricate, beaded two-pieces. With boutique and budget options available, you’re sure to find “the one”. We recommend bringing a bestie or close family member along for that trusty second opinion. Happy shopping!
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Le Soleil Bridal Closet carries a stunning collection of effortlessly elegant bridal gowns that look like they came straight off the runway – which is no surprise as they were sourced from designers around the world such as Danit Levi, Elia Vatine and Kim Kassas. The gorgeous designs are available for rent from $6,000 and if you don’t plan on parting with your dress after the ceremony, you can purchase one starting at $20,000. Its charmingly rustic studio with a forest view is situated in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui and is certainly worth a visit. Make an appointment for your private viewing where you and your nearest and dearest can get the undivided attention you deserve. You’ll have no trouble finding a dress fit for your special day.
As the city’s go-to bridal boutique for modern brides, The LOFT (also known as The Lab Of Fairy Tales) is here to take your wedding wardrobe to new heights. Founded by experienced fashion buyer Jacqueline Au, who earned her stripes at Lane Crawford, Celine and Givenchy, The LOFT goes above and beyond to put a fresh spin on bridal. The expertly curated dress selection showcases exclusive pieces from some of the most covetable names in fashion, including Delpozo, Alex Perry, Toni Maticevski, Danielle Frankel and One Day Bridal. It’s worth noting that most of the brands stocked here are available in less than five places in the world – perfect for those looking for a truly unique and special fashion moment for their big day. Planning for your wedding wardrobe can be stressful, but with Jacqueline, VOGUE HK’s Style Maven for Modern Brides, by your side, you’ll be living out your bridal fashion fairytale in no time.
With over 10 years of experience in bridal design, international luxury wedding gown designer Rania Hatoum caters to all types of brides, from petite to plus-size. Ever since her first bridal showroom opened in 2014, Rania has been making brides’ wedding dress fantasies come true. Hong Kong Island dwellers will be pleased to hear she’ll be opening a second, 2,000 square-foot showroom in Wong Chuk Hang in August. Customers who purchase a wedding gown will be treated to a luxury car pick up and drop off service for appointments at the new location. All guests are given one-hour to browse through Rania’s unique collection of luxurious gowns and try on as many as they please, with complimentary champagne and expert advice. Looking for something a little different? Not only does the company provide professional dress alteration, but you can also speak to an expert stylist, or Rania herself, about designing your very own dream custom wedding gown or bridesmaid dresses according to your budget.
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Rania Hatoum (Wong Chuk Hang), 22/F, Derrick Industrial Building, 49 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong (by appointment only), 5182 1983, email@example.com, www.raniahatoum.com
No matter what shape or size you are, Paradiso Bridal’s size-inclusive approach to bridalwear makes it one of our favourite dress shopping experiences in town. It’s refreshing to see that it stocks gowns for those of us who are up to a UK size 22 (or US size 18). Plus, it’s the only boutique in Asia to carry both the main and couture line from award-winning US brand Maggie Sottero, with stunning options for curvy brides. Size aside, the boutique has an impressive selection of styles at a range of different price points (with options to rent too!). We love the effortless elegance of Spanish-based Aire Barcelona in particular, as well as the dreamy romance of Olympia Sposa, whose stunning gowns are 100% handmade in Italy. Trust us, you won’t have any problem saying yes to the dress here!
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Designer Christina Devine is changing the rules of bridal with her bold designs, the freedom to customize and a dedication to make every bride feel incredible. With over 12 years of experience designing lingerie and evening gowns for Victoria’s Secret, Oscar de la Renta and Jon Valdi, Christina brings a fresh and contemporary take on bridal gowns, combining effortlessly cool designs with an obsession for fit and garment construction. What’s more, she brings consciousness and ethical workmanship to the process, ensuring that every piece is handcrafted in her Sheung Wan studio using beautiful fabrics and laces from heritage mills across Europe, South Korea and Japan. Whether you purchase or customise a piece from her seasonal collection (with larger sample sizes available) or prefer to work with the designer to create the one-of-kind dress of your dreams, Christina Devine is the perfect choice for the modern bride. Book in a visit to her studio with no appointment fee and flexible order timelines designed around you.
The wedding landscape has drastically changed due to the ever-changing restrictions imposed by the ongoing pandemic. For one, big celebrations have been swapped out for more intimate affairs, which calls for more understated, contemporary designs, stepping away from the big traditional wedding gown. With this in mind, To Have & To Hold (TH&TH) has launched a new ready-to-wear bridal collection featuring timeless ivory gowns suited for smaller and more modest occasions, coming in a wide range of sizes. We adore the Bardot 2.0 which has a multiway, adjustable strap that can be worn as a spaghetti strap, cold shoulder or strapless. A few of the designs are already selling out so we recommend hitting “buy now” on that dress you’re eyeing up ASAP!
Hugely popular amongst Hong Kong brides and local celebrities, The Wedding Gown has quickly become the city’s leading and most followed luxury bridal shop on Instagram. Housing a curated selection of luxury bridal pieces from highly coveted labels and bridal designers, you can find everything from understated romantic dresses to modern Met-Gala-worthy pieces. Designers exclusively carried here include Liz Martinez, Inbal Dror, Alon Livne White, Lian Rokman and Nicole + Felicia. Its couture line, which features its latest releases, is definitely worth a browse, and for brides on a budget, we highly recommend checking out THE COLLECTION, an affordable tier of luxury gowns selected from past collections of The Wedding Gown’s top designers that come at a fraction of the original retail price!
This luxurious bridal salon carries an exclusive range of internationally renowned designer brands including Roberto Cavalli, Anya Flee, Zahavit Tshuba and Blumarine. Its gorgeously designed dresses, available for sale or to rent, will surely make your heart skip a beat. Think delicate lace, ornate beading and intricate hand embroidery. With such a fine collection of dresses, you’d hate to have to choose just one!
A one-stop shop for all things wedding related, Cocoon Bridal’s in-house designers offer custom-made gowns designed to show off a bride’s personality and style. The boutique also offers shoes and accessories, as well as photography, hair and makeup services for your special day (if you’re getting married in Hong Kong!). And, if your groom is hunting for something appropriate to wear, Cocoon Bridal does tuxedos too!
Whether you’re looking for a classic empire line or a stylish sheath gown, LMR Weddings’ dress rental service is perfect for those who are looking for a wallet-friendly yet sophisticated dress for the big day. With its bridal, evening and cheongsam collections, LMR Weddings is the place to be if you’re looking for an outfit to suit a range of occasions, including day-time wedding ceremonies, evening wedding banquets and more. Got a (very) specific design in mind? Don’t worry, LMR Weddings also offers made-to-order services so you can walk down the aisle with a custom-order dress that fits you perfectly from head to toe.
This wedding shop has been on the scene since 2012 and in that time has cemented itself as a firm favourite with Hong Kong’s fashion-forward brides-to-be. That’s in no small part due to Miss Bride’s relaxed, low-key atmosphere, which is sure to put even the most highly strung of us at ease. Not to mention the selection of designers it stocks! Its buyers handpick luxurious gowns from all over the world, so you can choose from labels including Hayley Paige, Jenny Yoo, Alexandra Grecco, Sarah Seven and Watters . Miss Bride also recognises you’ll probably want some moral support as you make your big decision, so you can bring up to three people with you (just give them a call in advance if you intend to bring a bigger entourage). A dress rental service is also available if you’d prefer not to buy. Make sure you also check out the stylish accessories from brands like Twigs and Honey!
Central Weddings offers a specially curated range of wedding gowns from top international designers, including brands like Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Yaniv Persy and Alessandra Rinaudo. With over 10 years’ experience, you can expect its knowledgeable bridal consultants to pay close attention to your needs as you search for your dream dress. If you’ve got your heart set on a specific designer, keep an eye out for its seasonal trunk shows and pop up events. They run for a limited time only and feature pieces fresh off the runway. Central Weddings also offers an exclusive collection of couture wedding gowns for rent.
Anovia sits on “wedding dress street” in Kowloon (a.k.a. Kimberley Road). It offers three collections (Luxe, Grace and Gaiety) and its designs vary from the minimalist to the dramatic. Think everything from mermaid gowns with long sweeping trains, to princess creations with embroidered bodices. It also stocks ball gowns in different hues, ideal for non-traditional brides looking to add a splash of colour into the mix.
You’ll find high-end designer gowns with custom-fit options at Designer Bridal Room. Its large showroom has plenty of choices, with Jenny Packham, Pronovias, Atelier Pronovias, Elie by Elie Saab and Lazaro among the brands on offer. So, whether you’re going vintage or more haute couture, there are plenty of contemporary designs you’ll be tempted to snap up.
Trinity Bridal only carries international labels, so you can expect quality craftsmanship from leading designers, including Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab, Galia Lahav and Mira Zwillinger. Each season, its buyers make a point of meeting with the designers of the fashion houses it stocks to ensure its collection reflects the latest bridal trends. Trinity Bridal prides itself on offering a truly personalised service, so appointments are recommended.
This popular boutique stocks a wide range of high-end gowns from international designers, including La Sposa, Rosa Clara, Lusan Mandongus and Nicole Sposa. It also stocks headpieces and a pretty selection of belts (if you want to add detail to a plainer dress). DBR’s consultants work hard to make sure you’re completely satisfied throughout every step of the process.
Elysian Bridal has a collection of gowns from international designers including Claire Pettibone, Lussano Bridal, Lazaro and Estee Couture. It also stocks Crystal Design Haute Couture wedding dresses for those who want to add a touch of sparkle to their big day. With Elysian Bridal’s thoughtful and personalised service, you’re sure to leave the store happy!
HITCHED! Bridal is a luxury bridal boutique with a great collection of wedding gowns. Sift through its racks of chic, contemporary, edgy designs from brands like Temperley Bridal, David Fielden and Nicole Miller. Owner Dana Trang will soon put you at ease – she knows exactly what modern brides want and can offer plenty of helpful tips and advice. The store also stocks evening gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories.
The Other Half is inspired by “vintage treasures, bohemian spirit, and feminine sensibility”, so its collection features flowing drapes, daring cuts, and dazzling designs. The deeply romantic gowns are from all over the globe, with exclusive Israeli designer collections available from Netta Ben Shabu, Julie Vino, Solo Merav, Adam Zohar and new additions Ester Haute Couture, Arava Polak and Sareh Nouri. This relaxed bridal boutique is ideal for unconventional brides looking for a modern classic finish.
An army of satisfied brides have employed Noel Chu’s services to create the dress of their dreams. So make sure you pay her a visit if you’re looking for a truly unique couture experience. She uses only luxurious materials and hand-crafted embroidery, beading and lace to create her one-of-a-kind gowns. Her focus is on making the dresses completely personal to the individual. You can also choose to kit out the whole wedding party, with bespoke bridesmaid and flower girl outfits also available.
Vivian worked in New York under Vera Wang herself and returned to Hong Kong with a passion for designing, bringing the city her very own collection of exquisite bridal and evening gowns. She offers a ready-to-wear service, a collection service from $28,000 (where you can make minor customised changes to the ready-to-wear collection) and also a custom design service from $70,000 (which is a six-step process beginning with an initial consultation). Her one-of-a-kind pieces are sure to make a profound and lasting impression.
The Wed Genie began life as a pop-up bridal salon in Sheung Wan, with a focus on independent emerging wedding dress designers. Its collection has been specifically curated with contemporary brides in mind, offering designs that are not overly traditional, from labels including Cortana Bridal from Barcelona, Leanne Marshall from New York, Trulace Artistry from Jakarta and Sun Yu Hong from Taiwan. The idea is all about finding the perfect balance between unique and approachable. The majority of the collection is made-to-order, but you can also pick off the rack at a discounted price.
Belier Design boasts a beautiful range of dresses designed by Vien Lee, a Chinese-Canadian designer who graduated in fashion design from Studio Bercot in Paris. You’ll find dresses with classic shapes and beautiful fabrics (we’re talking embroidered Shanghai silk and European laces) that are sophisticated, flattering and, best of all, wearable. You’ll also find a handy reference guide on the website detailing which type of wedding dress is best suited to your body shape.
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Cecilia Yau Weddings, Vis a Vis Bridal, Mariée Bridal Couture, Audella Bridal House, or Kimberley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. For more affordable options online, check out Reformation, ASOS, Whistles, Ted Baker or Next.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2014, with help from Sandra Chau, and was most recently updated on 5 August, 2020 by Team Sassy.
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Featured image courtesy of Celia Michon via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Le Soleil Bridal Closet, image 2 courtesy of The LOFT Bridal, image 3 courtesy of Rania Hatoum, image 4 courtesy of Paradiso Bridal, image 5 courtesy of Christina Devine, image 6 courtesy of Rebecca Carpenter Photography, image 7 courtesy of The Wedding Gown, image 8 courtesy of Circle Weddings, image 9 courtesy of Central Weddings, image 10 courtesy of DBR Weddings, image 11 courtesy of Noel Chu Atelier.