The story of Katie’s wedding flared jumpsuit with pockets

Photography:  Benchmark Photography 

"...a free spirit & love for life that is contagious..."

A custom made flared jumpsuit wedding dress

From the moment Katie walked into my creative studio, we didn’t stop laughing! She is a bride you will never forget. Her free spirited personality and love for life was contagious.



Katie knew she wanted a wedding that was fun, bold, colourful and connected to nature for a relaxed outdoor wedding, where she and her guests could dance the night away. 



Katie didn’t want to have a traditional wedding dress made but  instead was hoping I could design something for her personal style that was for a modern bride keeping the look and feel bridal.



Sitting with Katie and my sketch book, a few looks for her personality quickly surfaced. The most connected style for her was a pant suit that came to life through the design process. 



I designed a halter neck pant suit that flared at the hem. A silk organza bow sat at her shoulder, giving the look of a modern yet elegant finish. The veil was made using a soft ivory spotted tulle. The highlight of this garment for Katie was the surprise pockets we put into the sides of the pant. 


Katie’s wedding look and style was something unique. The flared pants jumpsuit style with pockets still looked dressy enough with a  bridal feel.

What did the bride think about her dress?

“Catherine is the best in the business. Buying a wedding dress/having a wedding dress made can be such a daunting experience for brides, Catherine not only makes beautiful gowns (well I had a pant suit) but also makes her brides feel so comfortable. I barely had to describe what I wanted from my wedding pant suit and she had already drawn up exactly what I wanted, with some of her great additional touches. Every fitting with Catherine was fun, my girlfriends and I really miss spending Saturdays at Catherine’s studio. I cannot wait to work with Catherine again”


A few common questions

Absolutely – it is your day so you can do anything you like, wear whatever will make you feel comfortable & enjoy the biggest day of your life. A jumpsuit can be hand crafted into an elegant option when you don’t feel like wearing a traditional dress with a train but want to look sexy and modern. A jumpsuit can be suitable for all body types & made in different fabrics.
Jumpsuits will typically form an unbroken vertical line that lengthens the body length of a woman’s body shape. If worn correctly, a jumpsuit can elongate a woman’s body frame and be a flattering piece to wear for an event or wedding. They can be particularly flattering for women with longer waist and shorter legs.

Knowing which style will suit you best is one of the hardest things for any woman to figure out on their own. That is the benefit of visiting an experienced courtier like Catherine who can help you discover the right design choices. 

Catherine has over 30 years of experience custom making dresses for thousands of women of all types of body shapes and sizes. 

Catherine will make you feel comfortable so that you can explore ideas with her that will fit your body perfectly & leave you feeling amazing as soon as you put the dress on for the first time.

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Catherine Colubriale
Catherine Colubriale

Australian wedding dress designer

About Catherine

Catherine is a courtier with over 30 years experience designing bridal gowns, wedding dresses & bridal wear. Catherine has worked for global icons like Elizabeth Ardern & Mary Kay.

You can visit Catherine’s bridal shop in Paddington Sydney.

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