10 Top Australian Designers Share Their Favourite Dresses for Spring

Australian designers know how to make a killer dress. With our long, sunny days, and social calendars starting to fill up (party season will be here in a heartbeat), we spend a lot of time in beautiful dresses—so it’s no wonder Australian-made always stands-out in the spring collections.

This is the season for colour and fun, and our local designers aren’t holding back. With embellishments, fresh colours and structured shapes, you’re set to make a stylish statement.

We’ve asked some of our favourite designers to name their hero dress of the season and why they love it.

Keep scrolling to see the dresses you need to get your hands on before it’s too late.

Camilla and Marc

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Camilla and Marc

''The abstract, paint brush print we created for The Visage dress in house has a contemporary yet feminine feel. This looks is perfect for Spring Racing and summer cocktail parties.'' — Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman

Alex Perry

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Alex Perry

''I love the Jeanne gown as the perfect answer to modern cocktail dressing this season.'' — Alex Perry

Dion Lee

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Dion Lee

"The Belted Overlay dress from our NYFW runway collection is the perfect black dress. Classic in silhouette, with intricate details; backless bodice, sheer overlay and signature split." — Dion Lee

Karla Spetic

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Karla Spetic

"The Ruby sheer panel floating dress is my favourite from the collection. It sums up the story of my collection with the lines, silhouette, colour and print. It’s wearable casually during the day with sneakers, or a pair of heels for a special outing. I like that it’s sheer on the sides discreetly revealing the skin.'' — Karla Spetic

Manning Cartell

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Manning Cartell

''We love the Without Compass Trapeze Maxi. It’s a beautifully dramatic trapeze dress crafted from digitally printed silk organza.'' — Cheryl, Vanessa and Gabrielle Manning

Christopher Esber

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Christopher Esber

''I love the Pleated Rib Scarf dress, as it takes the ease from something basic like the iconic jumper, using fine pleats to emulate ribbing, for an elevated way to jumper dressing." — Christopher Esber

Lover

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Lover

"With versatility in mind the Halo pencil skirt and Bandeau top was designed to be worn together for a modern take on romantic lace, or paired back with denim for a more casual occasion." — Susien Chong and Nic Briand

Maticevski

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Maticevski

"I love the sculptural element of the Division dress and the way this fabric forms on the body." — Toni Maticevski

Romance Was Born

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Romance Was Born

''We love this simple light-weight summer dress. We designed the print in collaboration for the Chiffon Heart Banksia dress with iconic Australian artist Linda Jackson… We love it for its easy, breezy, beautiful everything.''— Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett

Ginger & Smart

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Ginger & Smart

"The Latitude collection is inspired by the strength and fragility of the Australian landscape. The Flourish dress is one of our favourite pieces, as we developed the wattle lace in our design studio, and it is the perfect dress for the Spring Racing carnival." — Alexandra and Genevieve Smart 

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