Due to the exclusivity of the luxurious French lace, we’re discontinuing the Tara gown. If Tara is ‘The One’ make her yours before she’s gone forever!
With a timeless, flattering silhouette and striking, yet understated details, our Tara gown was made for the effortlessly beautiful modern romantic. A signature GLL style, the Tara is the perfect simplistic wedding dress, created for brides who loved our iconic Hollie dress, but wanted an elegant, fully lined skirt.
Beginning with a stretch French lace bodice, trimmed with hand cut appliquéd French lace motifs, the Tara gown was designed to highlight the décolletage in the most beautiful way. The bodice is finished with fine spaghetti straps and a statement dipped back, which has become an iconic feature of this beloved GLL gown. The alluring lace torso is perfectly balanced by the chic, fully lined silk chiffon skirt, which flows into a natural train that comes to life with movement.
- Ivory or white colour
- Handmade in our Australian studio
- Made from hand sourced stretch French lace, with soft Italian silk
- Raschel French lace: 63% Nylon, 26% Viscose, 11% Elastane
- Silk: 100% Silk
- Stretch lining: 80% Nylon, 20% Elastane
- Satin lining: 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane
- Fitted bodice with built in cups (thicker cup available by request)
- Stretch French lace bodice with hand cut appliquéd French lace motifs
- Delicate spaghetti straps
- Thicker silk straps available on Tara ivory by request
- Statement dipped back
- Simple silk chiffon skirt
- Fully lined
- 40cm, 80cm or 120cm train
- Cold hand wash, drip dry, cool iron
* 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 & Ordering
Models measurements (Picture 1):
The model is a size XS-S. The sample worn is a standard, ready-made size XS.
The Tara gown stretches over the head and down the body, with no need for zips and buttons. Available in white or ivory, the Tara dress has been handmade with a lightweight stretch French lace and features hand cut appliquéd lace motifs. The bodice is finished with fine spaghetti straps and a romantic, dipped back. This simplistic gown has a full-length silk chiffon skirt, lined with a light satin, which can be made with a 40cm, 80cm or 120cm train. Thicker silk straps are available on Tara ivory by request.
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
- Shoulder to floor height
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.
Special Notes + Questions
The Tara gown has built in cups for shape and support. A thicker padded cup is also available by request. Alternatively, you could also wear an adhesive bra.
What underwear do I wear?
We recommend wearing skin coloured, seamless underwear.
Is the dress see-through at all?
The Tara gown is fully lined.
What does it feel like to wear?
The Tara is a beautiful and effortlessly romantic dress that is comfortable and breathable to wear. It has been handmade with a lightweight French lace and Italian silk, with no 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?
All of our dresses are designed and hand made at our studio on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
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.
Thank you so much for all your help with creating my dream dress!
I fell pregnant (unexpectedly) as we were planning our big day, so luckily the style of my Tara dress perfectly accompanied my growing bump.We had our wedding in Phuket in Thailand at a private villa and it was just breathtaking! Thanks again for everything. All the best in making brides dreams come true!
I got married this past February in the Cayman Islands wearing the beautiful Tara dress. I cannot express to you how much I loved my dress. After searching for what seemed like forever, I was excited and relieved to have finally found a dress that was unique and fit my personal style. The dress was perfect for my beach wedding and I received so many compliments. My husbands face when he saw me walking down the aisle was a moment I will never forget.
Hi GLL team,
My name is Renae and I married my high school love on the 14th August, 2015. I have attached some photos from our special day. My day wouldn't have been as so perfect without my "Tara" dress, I got a million and one compliments on how simple, yet classy it was!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for my amazing Tara dress, I loved it so much! It was so beautiful to wear & Jarryd loved it as well which is all I was worried about! =) We had the most amazing day last month, everything was just perfect.
Thanks so much again for helping make our day so perfect with the most gorgeous dress!
Wedding Photographer Credits
Heart and Colour
Chris and Ruth
GST added to Australian based orders