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.
Each gown has a story; and the Francis was designed with a particular bride in mind. Our Founder, Megan, created the Francis to evoke the spirit and qualities of one of her closest friends. With a festival style wedding, Sara Francis wanted a dress that was romantic and whimsical, but also easy and comfortable to wear.
The Francis gown is for the woman who is elegant, yet free-spirited. There’s just something about her, something that sets her apart. She appreciates the finer things in life and she isn’t afraid to make a statement, but in an understated way. The Francis is dramatic, yet subtle – it is perfectly restrained.
Our Francis gown features a sophisticated, unique shape, with delicate detailing. Highlighting the décolletage perfectly, the Francis has a fitted, stretch French lace body, with a flattering V-front neckline and built in cups for support. The deep, open V back is accentuated with a fine, satin ribbon. The main feature of this exquisite gown is the stretch French lace sleeves, with optional soft tulle bell-ends, trimmed with hand appliquéd lace motifs. Our Francis has a lavish skirt, featuring contoured seams and a front split, which shows just the right amount of leg. The dramatic one metre train, which has been trimmed with French lace, embroidery and tulle, is unlike any other. A concealed finger loop is attached to the train to provide a bustle-like effect to keep you moving and dancing all night.
Please note: Images 1-9 show the new lace featured on the Francis gown. Images 6-9 & 14-20 show the original lace.
* 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 Hilary and Karlie until delivery.
- Ivory colour
- Handmade in our Australian studio
- Made from hand sourced French lace
- Stretch lace: 94% Nylon, 6% Elastane
- Stretch lining: 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane
- Built in cups (thicker cup available by request)
- Open V back with satin ribbon
- Fitted to the waist
- Fully lined, except for sheer sleeves
- Optional tulle belle sleeve with hand appliquéd lace motifs
- Skirt with centre front opening
- 1 metre train trimmed with lace, embroidery and tulle
- Finger loop attached to train to create a bustle-like effect
- This product is vegan-friendly
Size, Fit & Ordering
Model measurements (in picture 1):
The model is a size XS-S. The sample worn is a standard, ready-made size XS.
The Francis is fitted to just below the waist. The gown stretches over the head and down the body without the need for zips, buttons or boning. The stretch French lace and stretch lining is comfortable and flexible, making it easy to wear throughout your special day.
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:
- Under bust
- Sleeve length
- 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.
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Special Notes + Questions
The bust has built in cups so there is no need to wear a bra. A thicker padded cup is also available by request.
What underwear do I wear?
We recommend wearing skin coloured, seamless underwear.
Is the dress see-through at all?
Francis has a lined body and sheer French lace sleeves.
What does it feel like to wear?
Beautiful, natural and breathable. Soft, luxurious and comfortable without any restrictive boning or structure.
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 Grace girl 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.
Firstly I just want to thank you for creating the most incredible dress, it was without a doubt the most beautiful dress I have ever laid my eyes on!!!
My wedding was in November and I still have people talking about the dress ☺
Thank you!! xx
So in love with my Francis dress and wish I could wear it everyday! Xx
Hi GLL team,
I just received my Francis dress and it is so amazing! I spent so long searching for my dream dress and I never thought I'd find it until I found your website. I am so excited to wear it on my wedding day, I will be sure to send you some pictures!
Lots of love Shelly, all the way from the UK xxx
To My Dearest GLL Girls,
What an honour it was to be able to walk down the aisle in my very own GLL gown.
I don't think I can put into words how grateful I was when you were able to make my gown at such short notice and nothing was a hassle !!
And then to top it off, it arrived on my doorstep on Christmas Eve (one very excited GLL Bride!)
The photographs will speak for themselves but the Francis gown was perhaps the most perfect choice for our surprise wedding held in our front yard in beautiful Tasmania.
Thank you again for contributing to our very special wedding day !!
Cheers Rhia xoxo
I came across the Francis gown on Pinterest one day and instantly knew that was my dress. The bell sleeves were what drew me in, as soon as I tried it on it felt right. It was everything I wanted in a gown – romantic, comfortable and timeless. It was really important to me to feel like myself.
Wedding Photographer Credits
Photo 15, 19: Joey Willis.
Photo 13: Branch and Cole.
Photos 15,16 & 20: The Rare Negatives.
Photo 18: Ben Sowry.
Photo 21: Katie Shuler.
Photo 22: Erika Gerdemark.
GST added to Australian based orders