About Us

Possibly the most expensive item of clothing you will ever own and, ironically, the least worn – wedding dresses get all the glory and none of the hard yards, instead burning a big hole in the nuptial budget. Why not opt for a designer gown that’s already been down the aisle, but for a fraction of the cost?

As a recent bride having forked out a small fortune on my glistening gown, I didn’t want it to face the same sad fate as so many other wedding dresses – thrown in a box never to be seen again!

After spending many hours online searching for a way to sell my dress I realised what was lacking was a bridal service that offered off-the-rack high-end designer, sample and vintage wedding dresses in one beautiful location. I also believed that in today’s endless fast-paced, online consumer world brides are longing for that memorable and personable shopping experience like no other.

It was then that The Barefaced Bride was born. Created by Melanie Bowman, The Barefaced Bride is a specialised bridal studio located in Southern Sydney that sells and consigns preloved designer, designer samples and curated vintage dresses. We also stock a range of bespoke bridal accessories and vintage headpieces and veils.

We pride ourselves on offering a variety of choice with the greatest value and discounts for the modern bride. We understand that no two bride is the same, and thus our exclusive collection is ever-evolving. Whether it’s a wedding gown from a top bridal designers’ current collection or a carefully curated vintage dress that holds a unique story that our brides give new life to, we strive to give our bride the option to take home a dress that speaks to them.

Showcasing all of our gowns in our beautiful studio takes the stress out of searching for your wedding dress while saving you time and money. It also means recent brides can rest easy while they recoup some of the cash spent on their big day!

Book your appointment today.