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Romeo Bastone Couture
Melbourne Wedding Dress Designer

Celebrating 29 Years as a Melbourne Bridal Gown Designer

Have a uniquely crafted bridal dress and the ultimate bespoke experience with this esteemed, highly awarded wedding gown designer.



Elegant, feminine and unique bridal wear

Specialising in custom-designed bridal wear that is both stunning and affordable, Romeo Bastone Couture will create your one-of-a-kind custom bridal gown that is sculpted to fit you perfectly in every way. This Melbourne-based bridal couture boutique provides brides across Australia and worldwide with the experience of walking down the aisle wearing the dress of their dreams that is like no other.



Meet Josephine, Owner and Designer

Josephine Romeo Bastone is the Bespoke Couture Designer and Director of Romeo Bastone Couture. Well-renowned for her passion, perfection and excellence in service, Josephine comes with years of experience and an artistic eye for detail. She discovered her passion for creating gowns from an early age with her mother teaching Couture Techniques in Italy, and underwent both traditional and formal training. Having been the industry for over 25 years, her signature style is classical, elegant and timeless.


“The Art of creating perfection in a custom made fit lies in the sense of harmony between gown and body.”



Since establishing Romeo Bastone Couture in 1991, her business has won numerous ABIA Awards including the prestigious National Designer of Dreams ABIA Award as well as the Victorian ABIA Award. She has also been inducted into the ABIA Hall of Fame as an Ambassador for continued excellence in Bridal Couture.



The personal couture experience

With a deep understanding and respect that no two brides are ever alike in body shape, personality or style, Josephine focuses intensely on gaining absolute clarity in your vision and then brings it to life. Whether you are a traditional, modern, romantic or simplistic bride, Josephine can capture your individual essence and create a one-off gown that reflects your identity and fits you like a glove.



She and her talented in-house team will work tirelessly throughout the design and creation process, meticulously adding embellishments and beads by hand, and using only the finest French laces and luxurious fabrics with exquisite texture, sourced from all over the world.



As your Couturier, Josephine works with you one-on-one on every aspect of your gown design, from the first consultation to the fittings to the final product. Her kind and honest nature will have you feeling completely relaxed and cared for, and you will come away with a bespoke creation that you and your guests will fall in love with.



In addition to their custom designs, Romeo Bastone Couture also offer beautiful off-the-rack wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, coordinating bridal accessories and jewellery, giving you the complete bridal experience.

Everything Josephine does is infused with tender love and care, and with her professional service and quality craftsmanship, Romeo Bastone Couture is undisputedly one of Australia’s most sought after bridal couture gown designers.


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ABIA reviews

Wedding ID: 463942

Words can't express how happy I am with my designer couture gown. I couldn't recommend Romeo Bastone highly enough! Josie made the whole process so easy for me. I am not familiar with fabric, fashion terminology and can struggle to articulate what I want at times. Josie understood the look I was going for and was able to explain everything to me so that I understood everything I needed to know. She designed my outfit to my body shape, complimenting my figure. It made me feel elegant, beautiful and comfortable in my own skin! Thank you Romeo Bastone for making me feel so glamorous! XX

Wedding ID: 452195

I can’t thank Josephine enough for taking my dress and making it spectacular! Her talent and experience just shine through. Her wonderfully warm and embracing nature put you at total ease and her experience fills you with confidence that does not disappoint! After drama’s with invitations and other dress makers all I can say is don’t waste your time elsewhere, her service and dresses are the best in Victoria. Most importantly my new husband thought I looked stunning!


ABIA achievements

  • 12 x Winner Designer Couture Gown – 2005–2010, 2012, 2013, 2016–2019 Victorian ABIA Awards
  • Top 5 Designer Couture Gown – 2019 National Designer of Dreams ABIA Awards
  • No. 2 Designer Couture Gown – 2015, 2018 National Designer of Dreams ABIA Awards
  • No. 1 Designer Couture Gown – 2017 National Designer of Dreams ABIA Awards
  • Top 3 Designer Couture Gown – 2016 National Designer of Dreams ABIA Awards
  • Runner-up Bridal Accessories – 2017 Victorian ABIA Awards
  • Top 5 Jewellery Fashion – 2017 National Designer of Dreams ABIA Awards
  • 3 x VIC Finalist Designer Couture Gown
  • 4 x VIC Finalist Bridesmaids Dresses

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