Kate Bollard


Valentine’s Day saw my Facebook and Instagram feed go crazy with friends saying YES to a cheeky surprising engagement. All fun and games but now comes the serious part! Planning a wedding. I have planned a few in my day, and yes they are hard work. Not to mention the biggest stress of all.. the dress! Ladies, I’m here to help. I have found the most amazing gowns for under $999.00 (AUD). Yes, I’m not talking about gowns you need to sell a kidney on the black market for to afford. Cheap as chips … sorry to my NZ readers but I couldn’t help myself!

So who am I talking about? … Oleg Cassini Bridal Gown.

Oleg Cassini bridal gowns have been one of the top selling brands in USA for the last 20 years – affordable, beautiful quality gowns available in a huge selection of styles for all sizes. Now, Australian brides can immerse themselves in the world of Oleg Cassini, with the launch of the Australian online store and showroom. Yes, ladies, you can go to the showroom and have that moment!



The tale of Oleg Cassini is firmly cemented in fashion folklore. Dubbed the Secretary of Style for First Lady Jacquelyn Kennedy, Oleg Cassini was the mastermind behind her iconic fashion. He also worked as Grace Kelly’s designer and as the stylist on many classic Hollywood films. Creating gorgeous, feminine silhouettes and timeless simplicity, Oleg Cassini’s influence on fashion is monumental.

Oleg Cassini is widely regarded as the creator of the modern bridal, designing the first ballgowns, mermaid styles and elegant princess dresses that have become
the most sought-after styles for brides around the world. Oleg Cassini’s sensibility and legacy live on through his namesake bridal brand, which is designed by international designer Viola Chan.

Viola Chan attended the London College of Fashion and soon after began work with the master Oleg Cassini. They worked well together, sharing a vision to create exquisite wedding gowns that would make brides feel beautiful. Such was Viola’s talent, Oleg agreed to licence his name to her designs and the Oleg Cassini bridal brand was born.


Offering an incredible selection of elegant wedding dresses, bridesmaids gowns, ower girl dresses as well as veils and accessories, Oleg Cassini is the modern bride’s dream.

With over 200 wedding dresses to select from, including all styles from a whimsical princess, modern glamour, sleek fitted gowns, short, mermaid shape, strapless and sleeved, there is a dress to suit everyone. Oleg Cassini also offers uniquely made petite and plus sized ranges, ensuring there is a gorgeous selection of dresses for all shapes from size 4 through to 26.

They truly have something for everyone!!


Let’s be honest, you are in good hands with the staff at the showroom. With gowns of such style and grace, not to mention great price, you are sure to have a hassle-free dress experience.


Oleg Cassini dresses are made with fine attention to detail, superbly finished and using premium fabrics, laces, beading and ribbon. The dresses range from $350 up
to $3000 for the most elaborate styles, however, most dresses average $800 making Oleg Cassini exceptionally accessible. Best of all, Australian brides can rest assured that they’re paying the same if not less than American brides, with Oleg Cassini, committed to ensuring affordability.

Saving the stress of wedding budgets… you can spend more on where it’s needed elsewhere.


Offering a unique Skype consultation service for brides purchasing online, as well as the option to visit the Alexandria showroom, Oleg Cassini is changing the way Australian brides shop for the perfect dress. With new collections released twice per year, Oleg Cassini is the brand for contemporary brides looking for their ultimate wedding dress.

So for those that have recently said YES, Jump over to Oleg Cassini and have a browse.

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