Occasions of West Street

Bridal Shop in Fareham, Portsmouth

203a West St, Fareham, PO16 0EN Directions

Tel 01329 233865
   Closed today Open Monday 09:00 - 17:00

Why Choose Us?

Well Established
Wide Range
Highest Standards

Here at Occasions of West Street, we pride ourselves on our reputation

40 years of experience

Featured Review

5

So helpful

Been to occasions today and as soon as you walked in they made you feel welcome. I needed to sort a few things out and they could not have been more helpful. I have every confidence with these people and will highly recommended to anyone getting married. Such a lovely place.

Excerpt from a review by on 25 Jun 2016

Business overview

We have helped hundreds of brides say yes to one of our dresses

Occasions of West Street was established in April 2015 by friends James and Elena who met whilst working within the bridal industry and has since become one of the leading specialists in bridal and occasion wear. The boutique was opened with a vision of providing a more personal experience when it came to shopping for bridal and evening wear. We offer all of our customers a personal yet professional service. Priding ourselves on customer service, we have helped hundreds of brides say yes to one of our dresses. We also boast a fully fitted alterations workshop on site and in store, offering customers the finest quality alterations whether there dress was bought from us or not.

Every care is taken to help all of us customers feel welcomed and comfortable from the moment they walk through the door all the way up to their big day.

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Products and services

Ballgowns

Bridesmaid Dresses

Clothing Alterations

Cocktail Dresses

Designer Clothing

Dresses

Evening Dresses

Evening Wear

Formal Wear

Occasion Wear

Party Dresses

Prom Dresses

Sewing Alterations

Specialist Clothes Shops

Tailor Alterations

Wedding Headdresses

Wedding One Stop Shops

Wedding Shoes

Wedding dresses

Bridal gowns

Specialist alterations

Women's Clothes

Our Team

Mr James Wadey - Owner

James has a fashion background, beginning in Fareham college, just up the road from where the store is now. Before graduating from the Arts Institute of Bournemouth in 2009. James continues to develop his design and technical dressmaking skills to this day. His attention to detail and passion for customer service is unmatched and loves nothing more than making his client’s dreams come true.

Ms Elena Molchan - Owner

Elena looks after all of the specialist alteration and dressmaking services in store. She first began her seamstress training in 1982, receiving her first qualifications at college in Rostov on Don in Russia, before pursuing her masters diploma in Fashion. In 1991 she graduated from the prestigious Stavropol School of Fashion with first class honors in fashion design and fabric technologies.

Reviews

Featured review

So helpful
5
Been to occasions today and as soon as you walked in they made you feel welcome.
I needed to sort a few things out and they could not have been more helpful. I have every confidence with these people and will highly recommended to anyone getting married. Such a lovely place.
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Great seamstress
5
After having my wedding dress almost ruined by another seamstress, the ocassion not only amended my dress to maximum standards with a short notice but made the dress look fabulous on me and gave me a lot of support !!!
15 May 2019
Hi Naima, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased we were able to come to your rescue and save the day. You looked gorgeous in your dress and it was a real testament to Elena's years of experience as a dressmaker and her unmatched skill. Kindest regards, James :)
15 May 2019
Hi Naima, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased we were able to come to your rescue and save the day. You looked gorgeous in your dress and it was a real testament to Elena's years of experience as a dressmaker and her unmatched skill. Kindest regards, James :)
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Must visit
5
Absolutely brilliant! Helped me find ‘the one’. James and Elena are so helpful with really great advice. Highly recommend you visit them to find your one. Alterations are also superb, really high standard. Can’t praise them enough!
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Amazing, knowledgeable, friendly and highly recommended
5
So, walking into any wedding shop for the first time can be very daunting! It was lucky that the first wedding shop I walked into was Occasions
Being only 5ft 1 I didn’t think any dress would look great on me.
James reassured me and helped me pick types of dresses that would suit my body shape and height. James also talked me through why he was choosing dresses and why they would suit me.
The first dress I tried on was AMAZING- I didn’t want to take it off.
Moving forward. We left the shop after trying on 7 dresses and made another appointment at another shop.
The experience I got from another shop was not the same experience I got from Occassions and left that shop feeling very disappointed.
I booked to go back to Occassions and this is where I said ‘YES to the dress!’ The very first dress I tried on! ( that James chose!! )
Thank you so much Occassions!! The customer service and experience I got has been amazing and I honestly excited to come back to try on my dress!
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Lovely boutique
5
Recently come here to find my perfect wedding dress..and most definitely did! Great experience. And couldn’t of got any better with the customer service from James. Highly rate.
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