Franca

Due to our exclusive luxury laces, this style is extremely limited. We recommend securing your gown as soon as you know it’s ‘The One’.

Romantic, ethereal and luxuriously delicate, the Franca was inspired by the modern boheme who exudes femininity and spirit. Handmade in our Australian studio with exquisite French lace, the Franca fuses our signature off-the-shoulder bodice with a flattering empire waist line and a breathtaking tiered skirt that was made for endless dancing and twirling. Designed for the woman who won’t sacrifice luxury for comfort, the Franca can be worn with a strapless bra. We envision the Franca styled with the matching Frederike veil for a timeless and soulful look.

DETAILS

  • Handmade in our Australian studio, delivered worldwide
  • Models wear standard XS sample (AU size 8, US size 4, EU size 34)
  • Made to order to your size range and height
  • Luxurious French ivory lace
  • Exclusive raindrop trim
  • Fresh light ivory French lace
  • Off-the-shoulder silhouette
  • Empire waistline
  • V-neck lining on bodice
  • Gripper elastic around top edge and under bust seam
  • Tiered skirt
  • 40cm train with concealed finger loop
  • Fully lined with stretch lining in bodice and satin lining in skirt
  • Can be worn with strapless bra

* We understand how important the ordering of your wedding gown is and our team are there for you throughout the entire process. Our Stylist team are here to assist you with any styling advice you may need via email ([email protected]), phone, live chat and Skype everyday. After you place your order you will be taken care of by Karlie, Emily, Lena and Tayah  until delivery.

Size, Fit + Extra Details

Our models wear a standard all-over size XS (AU size 8, US size 4, EU size 34). To view the International Size Conversion chart and Measurement chart visit our INFO page.

Model measurements (Picture 1):
Height: 175cm
Bust: 85cm
Waist: 62cm
Hip: 89cm
The model is a size XXS-S. The sample worn is a standard, ready-made size XS.

Models measurements (Picture 2):
Height: 176cm
Bust: 78.5cm
Cup: B
Under bust: 69cm
Waist: 66cm
Hip: 91.5cm
The model is a size XXS-S. The sample worn is a standard, ready-made size XS.

Your gown will be made to order, especially for you. Our Customer Service team will be in touch with you within days of you placing your order to discuss your measurements, height and size preference. It's important to note that our gowns are specifically designed for an easy, comfortable and versatile fit with luxurious stretch laces and stretch components in each design. Your measurements act as a guide and we make your gown to the dress size that each part of your body fits. This might mean your measurements have placed you as an all-over, equal size or your bust, waist, hip may differ in size categories. Don't worry, this is very normal and everyone is different.

Simply choose the dress size that best suits your general dress size in the size dropdown menu below. You can add your measurements, height and wedding date to your order and we will also confirm this with you after you place your order. If you do not have your measurements on hand whilst you are ordering, don't worry, we will get them off you at your earliest convenience.

Each style dress has specific measurements we need, some more than others, depending on how fitted it is.

For very urgent orders we offer ready-made gowns in some styles. These are made to standard all-over dress sizes and a standard height (155cm). If you are in need of an urgent, ready-made gown please email [email protected]

We are here to help you throughout the process. You can contact our Stylist team if you have any questions regarding styles and sizing - [email protected]

Measurements we need:
- Bust
- Under bust
- Waist
- Hip
- Cup size
- Shoulder to floor

Each gown is made uniquely by hand and no two gowns will ever be the same. As such the placement of motifs may differ slightly and not appear exactly as on our models.

Stylist Notes

"If there was ever a dress to scream "Effortlessly French" this is it. Franca was essential to this range as it caters to women who are pregnant or simply love the nostalgic, ethereal look of an empire waist line. The luxurious French lace is one of the most exquisite laces and we let it be the hero. We made a matching veil called Frederike that really completes a very soulful, angelic look. I believe this set has so much potential to be made very cool or very pretty, it’s great to have that versatility. Effortlessly glamorous and flattering, perfect for the woman wanting a fitted bust and loose, yet slimming body. The off-the-shoulder silhouette enhances the décolletage." - GLL Founder, Megan.

"Franca is the ultimate bohemian goddess dress, effortlessly beautiful and easy to wear. Franca features tiers of the finest French lace and an off-the-shoulder silhouette which should be enhanced by our Wire Hoop Earrings and Frederike veil. You can really lose yourself in an era of poetry, romance and earthy sensual vibes reminiscent of the 70’s." - GLL Stylist, Bec.

"For our Florence lovers - you will instantly fall for the Franca! Our love for the perfect off-shoulder silhouette continues and she is as dreamy and feminine as ever. Featuring a flattering empire waistline and delicate European lace which falls perfectly over the bust and into a natural circle skirt. She is effortless and versatile, and has just the right amount of drama as you walk down the aisle. Style her with the whimsical Frederike veil and Lyra Pearl Earrings with Cassidy Anklets and Dosa Heels to complete your look." - GLL Stylist, Kate.

"Our Franca gown is so timeless and dreamy! For the lover of lace, the Franca effortlessly floats around your figure and perfectly highlights the décolletage! Complete the look with our Belle Drop Earrings, Dosa Heels and Frederick Veil to finish to look!" - GLL Stylist, Angela.

Our Styling Tips

- Frederike Veil
- River Rock Earring
- Raindrop Choker
- Dosa heel

Gown FAQs

Can I wear a bra?
You can wear a strapless bra with the Franca gown for shape and support.

What underwear do I wear?
We recommend wearing skin coloured, seamless underwear.

Is the dress see-through at all?
The Franca is fully lined with a soft stretch lining in the bust and a satin lining in the skirt.

What does this dress feel like to touch?
The Franca feels soft and luxurious. It has been handmade with the most luxurious French lace with an exclusive raindrop trim.

How long does it take for my dress to be made?
Generally our brides order between 6-24 months in advance. We require a minimum of 5 months to hand make our beautiful dresses. For urgent last minute orders please email [email protected]

How is my dress made?
We hand make your dress especially for you in our studio. We are based in Queensland, Australia and we deliver worldwide.

Can I alter the design of my dress?
We would love to give every bride what they request in terms of alterations, however each and every one of our gowns undergo intensive design processes to ensure that the fit, feel and balance of each dress is absolutely perfect. Therefore, we do not offer customisations, unless stated.

What if I lose/gain weight?
Our designs are crafted from luxurious French stretch lace, so often if you drop a size in weight, the original size still fits beautifully. If not, it is also very easy to have the dress altered by a professional seamstress if you would like it to be a little more fitted. Your measurements will determine which size you fall into.

Furthermore, we go to every effort to ensure your dress is the right fit. If you place your order well in advance of your wedding date then we can confirm your size right before your dress goes into production.

Delivery

We deliver worldwide and sell exclusively through our website and three showroom locations. International orders are sent via UPS Express, which takes between 3-7 business days to arrive. Domestic orders are sent via Australian Express Post, which takes between 1-3 business days to arrive.

Photographer Credits

Chris and Ruth.

$2,450.00

GST added to Australian based orders