Since the 1990s, the strapless wedding dress has been the most popular style. They remain as a top pick for the modern bride. As such, you will find that all bridal silhouettes come in strapless designs (i.e., mermaid, a-line, ball gown, trumpet, sheath).

Frequently Asked Questions


Due to its strapless nature, attention will naturally be to your arms, shoulders, neckline and décolletage.

One of the best things about a strapless wedding gown is that they come in all dress shapes – mermaidball gownfit & flaretrumpet etc.

PS – Emerald Bridal has a number of styles that have detachable dress straps.

In more recent times the strapless wedding dress has copped a fair bit of flak. Some describe them as accentuating broad shoulders, others say they can make them feel flat chested. Certain people think that strapless weddings are inappropriate for church weddings. And there will be plenty of magazine editors who will throw in the words ?armpit fat? when commenting on celebrities.

None of this matters.

What matters is that you feel comfortable and confident in your wedding dress. And this is why a personalised fitting appointment is so important. Anyone can order a dress online but you really have to try it on before you buy.

  • Beyonce (sweetheart neckline, ruffled train, paired with a long veil)
  • Kate Bosworth (full-skirted Oscar de la Renta)
  • Sofia Vergara (removable skirt with flowing train, silk-tulle)
  • Evelyn Lozada (lace Ines Di Santo, sweetheart neckline, mermaid-style flared skirt)
  • Chrissy Teigen (voluminous strapless ball gown with a structured bodice)

Bridal sizing is very different to normal clothing sizes. That is, wedding dresses tend to run smaller than your regular size.

We use the US standard sizing system and our in-store sample dresses range from size 8 – 12. A few of the sample gowns are available in plus sizes.

Most of our wedding gowns can be ordered in size 0 through 16.

Yes, an appointment is required for a fitting at our Sydney bridal showroom.

We insist our customers to come in for a personalised fitting. For this reason, we do not have an online shopping cart because we want each bride to experience what it feels like to try on a wedding dress and to find the one.

You can, however, make an appointment by phone or email to view and try on multiple dresses.

Our appointments run for 60-minutes.

Please give us a call on (02) 9808 5535 at your earliest convenience. FYI, we have a section called ‘last minute wedding dresses’.

Book An Appointment With Us

Our Sydney boutique is located in Ryde, New South Wales. We offer in-person fittings and consultations and appointments are necessary.

About Emerald Bridal

We know that finding that perfect wedding gown can be overwhelming – especially when you’re just getting started. The good news is that we’ve helped many discerning brides just like you find the one and it will be our delight to help you find a wedding dress that makes you look and feel magical.

We are a Sydney-based bridal shop with a physical showroom in Ryde, NSW serving Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Epping, Rhodes, and Gladesville area.

Contact us by email or call us on (02) 9808 5535 to book a fitting appointment with one of our experienced bridal stylists.