ABOUT US

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Melbourne's Biggest and Best Mother of the Bride and Groom Boutique

Ever Elegant started as a custom dressmaking business in East Malvern, and serviced the locals , making Bridal Gowns , Mother of the bride, race wear, day wear and even t shirts.

The owner of Ever Elegant Helena Buxton, has been a custom dressmaker for thirty plus years and has heard  many of her clients  saying that there wasn’t anywhere to get great occasion wear for the mature lady.

Because of this the concept of a boutique specially for a more mature lady , but one still wanting style and elegance, was born.

As a mature lady herself and having made custom outfits for many years, Helena knew what ladies were asking for and went out to find designers from around the world with stunning occasion wear.

Not all ladies are the same so she has sourced many different styles in sizes from 6 to 26, and a range of prices.

Another consideration, was that mothers of the bride want something a little more exclusive.There is nothing more deflating and embarrassing than walking in to your daughters or sons wedding and a guest has the same outfit. So many of our outfits are exclusive to Ever Elegant here in Australia.

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With Helena’s experience in custom dressmaking, she has provided a Alteration service for outfits sold in store. Very few ladies can walk out without a minor adjustment, so we find most ladies find this service a great addition.

We receive 2 main deliveries per year from our overseas designers. Our main order being Jan-March and a smaller order July – Sept.

We do not keep lots of multiples of sizes, so be quick to ensure you size.

Ever Elegant specialise in mother of the bride and groom-occasion-wear so all our stylists are very focused on making the mum’s look and feel amazing, we try very hard to provide the ultimate shopping experience. We offer a relaxed intimate atmosphere and many mums spend 2-3 hours trying on 10 or more different styles, until they find that one special piece. We don’t work by appointment as we are anti pressurised selling . We want you to look and feel fabulous and we will happily guide you in your purchase.

We stock a range of hats and fascinators to coordinate with your outfit, if you so desire.

We source our hats and fascinator from both local and overseas milliners.If you are after an exclusive hat or fascinator, we may have just what you are after.

We are open 7 days a week  through summer and you don’t need an appointment.

There is plenty of free parking on the street.

All our stylists are mums and have a great appreciation of what you are looking for.

Let them help you in your selection.

Feel free to let them know your requirements and they will guide you in your selection.

Come along and browse, or ask advice from one of our experienced personal stylists.

With lots of ideas and knowledge of our stock, once you have given us an idea of what you are looking for, we will do most of the hard work for you and bring you some outfit suggestions.

It is always good If you come in with an open mind and don’t be afraid to try a few things that may be out of your comfort zone.

We find one trusted person to help can be far better than a whole group, who can tend to confuse matters.

As a leading stockist of special occasion wear, we are committed to making our customer’s look and feel fantastic.

With so many websites selling poor quality fake designer copies, we would like to make clear that we are an authorized retailer for all of our brands and source our product directly from the designers. They are of a high quality.

We have heard many horror stories of ladies purchasing outfits through websites that seem to be genuine, only to find the quality and fit are extremely poor.

If the price is extremely low there is a fair chance that it is a fake manufacturing website.

We sell through our website but are a bricks and mortar store, if you can come in and see our product do so. If not we will be only too happy to help you with a purchase, just ring us in business hours and we will do a payment over the phone and have your outfit off to you by express post.

Certified by happy customers

I was looking for an outfit to wear to my son's wedding and approached Ever Elegant with trepidation! I expected my outing to end in tears of frustration and a failed trip to Melbourne! But, Helena was fantastic and my first expedition to my first shop ended
-Kylee kk
Would the shop on goggle booked my flight and had one day to buy Mother of the Groom outfit. I think I was the first person in the store when it opened to be greeted by the owner Helena and staff member Maree. What I had seen on line that I thought I was going to buy I didn't. I knew the minute

-nareller386
Wonderful selection of outfits for mother of the bride. And 2nd wedding outfits for the more mature and sophisticated women . Amazing helpful and wonderful staff. Highly recommend this store to everyone I know . I flew down from. Sydney as I was unable to find the quality or selection in Sydney . Please open a store in a Sydney .

-carolg434
My mother and I were both very impressed with the variety and quality of the outfits/dresses the store offers. The gorgeous outfit my mum had chosen, was beautifully altered by Helena. It was as though it was especially made for her! That's what a fabulous job Helena had done with the
-lorisb
The staff at Ever Elegant were so helpful when my mum was buying her mother of the bride outfit. They helped us find correct sizes and colours and chose items we might not have otherwise considered. My mum left feeling extremely happy with her choice and the service provided. Thank you!

-taraw14
Go to this outlet, try on and you will be convinced, no one talks you into it, the outfits talk for themselves

-pamt5
Having looked everywhere I could afford for an outfit for my sons wedding and feeling quite deflated, I came upon Ever Elegant on the internet. Just looking at their selection on line lifted my spirits! So off I headed (with friends for advice)and having decided I may need to increase the budget, was pleasantly surprised to find several dresses in my price range. Nothing was too much bother for the shop assistant

-lisas92
Highly recommend Ever Elegant, staff very helpful. Garment arrived next day to Hobart, perfect fit, accurate description on website.

-jilld3
I was dreading shopping for a dress to wear for my daughter's wedding as usually I can never find anything that fits me and which I feel comfortable in. I went to Ever Elegant and after trying about 4 dresses I found my perfect one. I bought a silver Sonia Pena dress .I felt very elegant and full of confidence and had

-marieanned