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9 Malaysian bridal gown designers you'll want to wear on your big day

9 Malaysian bridal gown designers you'll want to wear on your big day

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Text: Pravin Nair

Image: Alia Bastamam
Image: Divine Couture

The biggest challenge every bride faces before her wedding is finding that perfect dress. Well, fret not—with our list of prominent bridal gown designers, you will definitely say yes to these dresses

Prepping for your wedding day can be nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing to say the least. There are many things to consider before your big day! From deciding the guest list to finalising your bridesmaids' duties, arranging the catering, making sure that guests are seated in the right areas and providing door gifts that are nice enough so that no one complains after the service is over... there are just so many minute details to look over.

Then there's also the need to look for the perfect wedding dress. Deciding to wear a gown from wedding designers abroad can be nice in theory, but it could also bomb the bank. Beyond conversion rates, prices established at the atelier and even shipping fees, for some, sourcing wedding dresses from the locale is the better option. That's where Malaysian bridal designers come in. Implementing designs that are native to our history, they are able to translate what it means for a bride to look beautiful and stunning on her special day while being rooted in her Malaysian culture. Here, we've listed 9 of our best picks for Malaysia bridal designers so you can choose the best for your wedding day. 


Alia Bastamam

Alia Bastamam launched her eponymous label in 2010 with the intention of making made-to-measure pieces for her atelier and bridal lines. Having made a mark for herself in the Malaysian fashion scene over the last twelve years, the designer has grown her brand into a luxury ready-to-wear label that pays homage to resort-centric designs while also catering to phenomenal bridal looks. Some of her notable brides include celebrity Neelofa, her sister and content creator Athisha Khan, as well as top model Alicia Amin and Shikin Gomez.

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Khoon Hooi 

Established in 1999, designer Khoon Hooi describes his modern label as a provider of luxury to women across the globe. And not just any woman—some of his high-profile clients include actress Tessa Thompson, and singers Mandy Moore and Katy Perry! Blending high-level craftsmanship with luxe materials, we are offered artisanal, timeless and effortless wedding dresses that are intricate in embroidery and discernible in silhouettes. 

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Carven Ong 

Founded in 1994, Carven Ong has focused on becoming a couture and wedding specialist, eventually leading him to be featured in the Hollywood movie, Crazy Rich Asians. The designer offers bridal and evening couture dresses that are made to fit while remaining classy and elegant. Known to experiment with varying materials and fabrics, each piece designed by Ong stands the test of time in terms of quality and design. 

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Divine Couture 

Divine Couture is an atelier that specialises in creating bespoke bridal gowns, cheongsams and evening dresses for all your special occasions. Brought to life by designer Kim Tay, who has 20 years of designing expertise under her belt, gowns are tailored to be sophisticated and elegant despite the ever-changing wedding trends.

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Pretty In White

Catering to clients within Kuala Lumpur and across global locations such as Hong Kong and the United States, Pretty in White's clientele ranges from women of all ages and body types. Creating bespoke numbers that are made from premium materials, bridal gowns are distinctly different to one another. Not only does it offer bridal services, but Pretty in White also provides evening gowns, shoes and accessories so you're prepared for any occasion.

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Celest Thoi

Describing the Celest Thoi bride as "stylish, cosmopolitan and appreciates the finer things in life", it is no surprise that this designer's clientele includes Malaysian celebrities and socialites. Simplicity has never been more beautiful than the one portrayed in her sophisticated designs.

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Jovian Mandagie

Designer Jovian Mandagie has become a well-known name in the fashion game here in Kuala Lumpur. Borrowing influences from his Indonesian heritage and merging them with Malaysian nuances, the designer makes each of his line extensions a marvel to look at and to be worn—and this includes his bridalwear collection. Wedding gowns are both daring and lavish, allowing a bride to look and feel her best.

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Fiziwoo

Fiziwoo's bridal collection is nothing short of perfection. With stunning details such as the structured bow-inspired draping, the play of feathers and custom-made enamel wallflowers, the luxurious gowns are ideal for the unconventional bride.

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Nurita Harith

Nurita Harith is recognized as one of the best wedding dress designers in Malaysia and there is no question why. Renowned for making dramatic gowns with spectacular textured materials, her creations evoke classic timelessness with a modern sensibility.

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