Finding the perfect wedding dress is almost as hard as finding the perfect partner! Particularly if you are not after a traditional design and want something a little more modern and clean there aren’t many options available. Seeing a gap in the market for such designs, Thurley designer Helen O’Connor has released a bridal collection, perfect for the contemporary bride.

Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 3.37.12 PMFree of fuss and frou frou, Thurley’s new bridal collection takes inspiration from the mainline, featuring Thurley’s signature intricate beading, embroidery and corseting, while still maintaining a bridal vibe. While traditional wedding dresses can end up breaking the bank, the Thurley range for brides and bridesmaids are set at attainable prices so they will be appealing to all budgets.

Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 3.37.32 PMSoft whites are available for both the bride and bridal party. Beautiful peach tones are perfect for those warm Spring/Summer weddings, while crisp geo cotton lace and foil printing offer something a little different for a bride looking to make a statement.

Screen shot 2014-10-13 at 3.37.47 PMOne of the best things about the collection is that you can wear the pieces long after the wedding as the styles are fashion forward, but still maintaing a timeless aesthetic. Unlike a lot of wedding dresses or bridesmaids dress, they offer a more understated bridal tone, so they can be easily incorporated to your existing wardrobe, making them a great investment which can be worn for years to come.

You can purchase the Thurley bridal collection in store, online and in selected Thurley stockists.

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Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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