so sorry for my slow reply, my dress did arrive last tuesday, but have been so busy with work and going away for easter I didnt have time to post.
I will attach afew photos of my dress. Overall I am very happy with the quality of the dress (there were afew minor things like alittle dirty on the lace up back and a couple of the beading strands were loose, but I did order an in stock dress, which they may use for display and trying on etc, so I did expect it).
Customs was fine, the tax thing is set at $1000 so as long as your order is below that you do not have to pay customs but you can always call (customs australia) and check with them how much it would be if your order is over $1000 and figure out if it is cheaper to pay the customs tax or split the order and pay 2 lots of delivery
Overall i am happy with my experience from house of brides and I would order from them again!!
The dress needs to be taken up and I didnt have it tied properly at the back so please excuse the photos and they were taken on a phone.