Dresses by Velvet Birdcage

Velvet Birdcage is a wedding dress boutique in Findon, West Sussex. It has been run by sisters Amy and Katie Sykes for more than 15 years and their designs have been featured on screen and in print.

They pride themselves on dressing shapes, not sizes and they use the tagline ‘exclusive designs, inclusive of everyone’.

With their vast experience they can offer advice on styles that will match certain themes, dresses that suit certain body types, and fabrics that flatter.


They have some great advice on their website about which bridal styles suit different shaped bodies, for example ‘smaller top, larger bootay’ (which is definitely me) suit an A line waist and an off-shoulder or Bardot neckline.

If you don’t know your body type you can input your measurements and find out.

When you visit the boutique you can start by trying on dresses to get an idea of the silhouette and necklines that suit you.

95% of our brides have a unique bespoke dress.


You can then adapt i.e. add sleeves, change waistline/fabric, add embellishments/under netting etc. If, for example, you like the skirt of one dress and the top of another, that’s fine! You can mix and match…

You can visit the boutique by appointment only and your party will have exclusive use.

Look amazing, feel fabulous.


Featured photo: Jade Holly Photography


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