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Trends to expect in 2022 and 2023

Along with traditional favorites every year we see new trends in Bridal Fashion

Jo Cook - Manager - Veils of Berkeley


Sleeves are back in this year. We are seeing dresses with all different types of sleeves. From a full length sleeve to a flowy full length. 


Weather its your cup of tea or not, colour is coming back in. From floral dresses to pastel shades and even black accents.


For 2022 we will be seeing more sustainable bridal gowns. With collections that are simple and more wearable. "can i wear this again". Bridal fashion that is versatile such as detachable skirts and bodices. 


Brides this year seem to be creating more of an individual look using accessories. We are seeing a return in gloves, capes and hooded capes, they seem to be a modern alternative to the veil. 

Calling all Brides

Hello all brides-to-be, I’m Pippa, Co-owner of Veils of Berkeley and your new best friend! 

As a plus size woman myself I understand how curvy brides feel when looking for their dream wedding dress. 

Shopping for your wedding dress should be fun and super exciting whatever your size. We are all beautiful and deserve to feel this way.

Here at veils of Berkeley we have created a beautiful boutique that is both relaxing and comfortable. It is very important to us that everyone feels welcome and at home.

I like to make all of our brides feel like a princess and I do have a unique talent for picking the perfect gown.

It is important to try on every style of dress and not let any body insecurities hold you back. We are all conscious of our body shape but wedding dresses are constructed with corset bodices which hug and accentuate your curves. Every woman deserves to feel magical on their wedding day.

Here are some of my top tips to ensure that you enjoy your wedding dress shopping experience.

  • Do your hair and make-up so that you feel as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside.
  • Have happy people with you at your fittings.
  • Keep an open mind and try on lots of different styles.
  • Know your budget
  • Don’t be rushed
  • Have fun! There will be lots of laughing.

At Veils of Berkeley, we never rush any of our fittings. I love getting to know our brides and hear all about their plans for their Wedding Day.

I really do have the best job and can’t wait to welcome our next bride into the Veils of Berkeley family.

After all it’s not just about the dress, it’s also about the experience,

Pippa x

Veils of Berkeley Top ten tips when preparing for your perfect Gown

  1. Open your mind to all possibilities 
  2. Start searching for your Gown early but not too early 
  3. Stick to your chosen Theme
  4. Set your Budget before you shop
  5. Be mindful about sizing as Gown sizes are completely different
  6. Keep your options open
  7. Don't forget about our pre loved bridal Gowns 
  8. Wear the correct underwear that will make you feel comfortable
  9. Bring shoes that will reflect your ideas for the big day
  10. Remember all Gowns look different when on the hanger  and lets not forget remember to have fun