Entering through the purple door of the heritage shopfront of Bernice Fashions – which opened in 1988 – speaks of decades of memories filled with flowing fabrics, lace and ribbons. The little shop that is warm and welcoming is where passion for design, shape, form and quality encompass the spirit of the bridal studio.

Years of liaising with reputable suppliers of bridal gowns, veils, bridesmaid and flowergirl dresses, formal gowns and accessories ranging from beautiful earrings to sumptuous faux-fur boleros has the shop filled with handpicked quality gowns and bridal pieces every price-savvy bride can hope to find.

With so many beautiful gowns on display one can only wonder what the trend is for the brides of 2022-2023. Brides-to-be are seeking a look of organic, handcraft-style gowns to fulfill their dreams with timeless and feminine detailing. That fairytale wedding, graceful romance, whispers of timeless, high quality, elegant gowns that flow between luxe and versatility.

Chic and flattering silhouettes teamed with simple elegance of natural whites and neutral tones.

The stunning range of designer gowns at Bernice Fashions include Lillian West, the dream designer of untamed love, romantic adventure and the free-spirited woman. With daring skirt slits, exposed boning and sexy sheer detail. Lightweight and ethereal, low, open-back and modern neckline, whimsical skirt and striking trains. Lillian West draws inspiration from the free-spirited Parisian – full of personality.

International Couture, offering simply beautiful wedding gowns by Drew Valentine. Stunning classics for brides looking for class and elegance with the use of soft crepe and chiffon as the fabric flows
over the body. Enzoani, a modern designer with suave sex appeal, brings out the glam in every woman – where timeless classics meet modern design.

Bridesmaid gowns by Moir – whose choice of colours and styles are boundless. 

Supplied with the colour palette of every artists dream, the next step is to find the silhouette and style that shows off your shape and curves to their utmost potential. We bring our expertise
and attention to detail to its fullest with an extensive size from petite to voluptuous.

Alterations are skilfully fashioned in our in-house workroom where magic happens. 

For the bridesmaid it is all about contrast. Greenery tones are about with popular choices of the palest pinks flowing through the colour palette with trends of terracotta and rust producing eye-catching warm hues for Boho and rustic themes. With rich shades of jewel tones, brighter colours symbolise joy, vibrancy and new beginnings – perfect for couples making a bolder statement.

Bernice Fashions recommends a booking to ensure undivided attention is a priority for every bride-to-be at this special time. A time to relax, to smile and to find that lovely gown that says ‘I do’.

Welcome to Bernice Fashions where the little details are attended to – your wedding day-ready, pristinely-pressed gown is delivered to your car – and so much more.

Your dream gown awaits. 

PHONE: 03 5221 7706

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