Bridal with a difference, a collection of genuine retro, ‘vintage inspired’ and just plain quirky dresses and outfits. Although some are most obviously wedding dresses others can be used for any special occasion. Take a peek at our non bridal page when your done.
Dress hire from £70 per hire. Dress and Police Panda Car Package from £385 in low season. A wedding dress costs at least £75 to dry clean, why not hire from us and leave us with that problem. You know it makes sense.
Genevieve a genuine 1970’s jersey dress in white with bishop sleeves and underskirts. With fairly close fitting sleeves and triangles of fabric extending down. Very dramatic whilst holding out your ring hand. Genevieve is extremely comfortable to wear.
Size 12 but would easily go to a size 14 as loose in the body and jersey stretches. Our model is 5ft 8 inches and she has four inch heels on.
Hire for £145 including UK outbound postage, we do the cleaning on it’s return ,you just pay the return postage.
Although our service is geared to mail order we do offer a fitting service charged at £40 per hour charged whether purchase goes ahead or not.
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‘Genevieve’ worn by the bride on the steps inside Brighton Town Hall, you are able to marry there in the regular ceremony room or go for something different and get married in the old police cells in the basement. The dim light has made the dress look a little less white but the top image is the best example of it’s colour.
‘Butterscotch’ an alternative bridal dress for hire at £145 size 12
This satin dress has a chiffon over skirt, split to the front to expose the satin beneath, discreet and subtle diamonte detailing beneath the bust line.
This looks great with the floral look but would also look stunning as a deco period dress by using any of the following
velvet neck choker or headband, deco style bracelets, a bolero length cape in brown velvet or soft fur look. Finish off with lavatory pan heels and a deco clutch bag or one with short chain handle.
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‘Mary Hopkin’ photography Simon Lawrence
A fab genuine 1970’s evening dress for hire.
This dress is a size 12
Our model is 5ft 10 inches tall, so on someone of ‘average’ height this will be at floor level. If you are quite short just add some heels!
It would make a wonderful and unusual wedding dress or bridesmaids dress or in fact for any special occasion.
Hire price £145 including outbound UK postage and we will clean it on it’s return.
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‘Sandie’ is a genuine retro 1960’s wedding dress. Our model has that 60’s Sandie Shaw hairstyle (Sandie famous for singing barefoot and winning Euro Vision with ‘Puppet on a String’) If you want that demure look this is the dress for you.
Stand up collar and cuffs are of cotton lace, it’s train extends a long way out from the seam at the back and the whole hemline and train are frilled with the same fabric. This is a non sheen cotton voile feel fabric.
Our model is 5ft 8 inches and is wearing a low heeled shoe. This could easily be worn by someone a lot shorter.
Size 10 hire for £145 including outbound UK postage and we do the cleaning on it’s return..
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Photography Simon Lawrence
Note the train which extends out from the seam at the back and is edged in a frill make from the same voile type fabric as the rest of the dress.
We have teamed with a beautiful pouch bag with pearl type beaded handle, detailing is of rose buds made of chiffon which give them a realistic look.
The bag is new and is for sale at £10 including UK postage
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The train has a loop for your wrist so that you may scoop it up for easy exiting of your bridal car and to prevent it getting too dirty
'Vivienne' genuine 70's wedding dress
Be a southern Belle in this cutie that we have called ‘Vivienne’
This stunning genuine 70’s wedding dress is so feminine with it’s off the shoulder neckline which could also be placed on the top of shoulder line. The lacework is very pretty and has a leaf effect edging. We called this dress Vivienne after Vivienne Leigh who starred in ‘Gone With The Wind’ opposite the dashing Clarke Gable. Be a Southern Belle in this cutie.
It is size 10/12 and has a four layer skirt, one is the fine net top layer with two stiff net underskirts and the bottom layer is satin feel as is the bodice. Hire for £145 includes UK p & p. The ribbon in the images is actually the ribbon that forms the waistband but we have tied around the neck of the mannequin to keep the dress on our armless model! We think the idea of a ribbon neck choker works albeit by accident.
'Louis' shoes size 5 worn once £22 includes UK p&p
‘Louis’ Shoes size 5 chuntung ‘silk look’ in ivory they have that 18th century French Look that also works with deco 1920’s/30’s
Anna Balon’ Deco Dress Hire for £145 size 14 or 16 Get the look of the late twenties, early thirties
This dress is as equally stunning as it is comfortable. Although it states size 14 on the label it would equally suit a 16, as the fabric is slightly stretchy. It comes with a satin touch petticoat which has side splits, just to show the ‘right’ amount of leg. The petticoat is very forgiving too. The lace on the bodice is slightly more open across the chest and is decorated with rhinestones that catch the light and add a little sparkle to your event. This beautiful dress will add an air of elegance to your important day. The shoes are a size 5 and are in mint condition available for £22 plus UK postage see other images for close up of shoes
All deco period photography Simon Lawrence
Hair and make up in this image created by Charlotte of ‘Polka Dot’ Bognor Regis
she can come to you, find her details on our local links page along with images of her work
Marrying at a Registry Office? Why not wear ‘Scarlet’ as your bridal outfit with a fabulous statement hat and maybe red suede or black patent shoes. The outfit is preloved but in excellent condition and consists of a Karen Millen burlesque style stretchy dress in a SIZE (12) boned with a bra style top, fastens right up the back from top to bottom with hooks and eyes. The Coast blouse also fastens up the front and the cuffs with hooks and eyes.. We have included a faux velvet and fur bag. Everything is pre loved but looks as good as new.
£75 BUY OUTRIGHT includes p&p just by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org using any credit or debit card
Photography Simon Lawrence
£75 for dress, blouse and bag includes UK p&p
‘Daisy’ genuine 70’s dress for retro bride or bridesmaid
Size 10 hire £90 includes outbound UK p&p
‘Princess Grace’ a genuine ‘one off’ retro dress in a vintage style. The mandarin collar is similar to that worn by Grace Kelly a famous actress who married the Prince of Monaco and became Princess Grace of Monaco. It has a fitted bone bodice with underskirts and a drop waist. Fitted sleeves with a lovely pointed detail at the wrist. Size 8-10
Hire for £180 PAY by using any debit or credit card email email@example.com giving item name and we will send a payment request, If you have any questions you may email/call or use the contact page
Photography Simon Lawrence/Makeup: for our model wearing ‘Princess Grace’ Lace dress and the deco look ‘Oyster’ dress was created by Hollie at Swans Makeup & Beauty of Bognor Regis. Hair for both created by Charlotte of ‘Polka Dot’ find both in our Local Links and further images of their work
‘Green Goddess’ would look wonderful for a woodland wedding with a floral head garland or floral wristbands. It would even look great for a beach wedding wear with grecian upper arm bracelets and a gold headband. Or use as bridesmaids dress and have your bridesmaids in contrasting dresses rather than all identical. Preloved and in very good condition £20 including 2nd class UK p&p
Next idea is to wear with a deco period hairstyle as shown above with a short fur cape and lavatory pan heels.
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MORE WEDDING DRESSES & VEILS, BOLERO,BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES, DECO LOOK CAPE OF BROWN BEADS, FAUX ARCTIC FOX JACKET AND FAUX DARK BROWN MINK. FUR FEEL WHITE STOLE
QUOTE ‘VIVIENE’ NEW Bridal or bridesmaid ‘deco’ inspired but could go Grecian for an OVERSEAS BEACH WEDDING? Stay cool in this pure silk strapless dress (comes with separate straps if required) Suitable for the shorter lady when wearing heels, medium height or tall with ballet pumps or barefoot. The dress is currently unworn and still has the ticket on it ‘Monsoon’. buy for ONLY £150 includes p&p 9has £250 on label) or have a private fitting add £40 per hour West Sussex. SHOWN IN IMAGE ABOVE
IVORY BRIDAL DRESS BRAND NEW (ticket still on) A 1950’s inspired ivory colour dress. Munro meets Grace Kelly, with satin feel halter neck, fitted to waist with very full chiffon net overlay to the very full lower, part then edged in a 2 inch satin hem. It has a very long soft satin bow which ties at the back but could be removed or made shorter. Absolutely stunning and great for a larger bust size 14/16 but with a good waistline, suitable for lady of medium height with heels or tall with flats/ Hurry it’s NEW, be the first to wear it hire for £160 includes UK p&p or add £40 per hour private fitting West Sussex. NOW ON OUR BRIDAL PAGE.
BRIDAL DRESS ‘Rainbow’ Ivory bordering on pale lemon, a fishtail strapless dress which is very unusual. It has a subtle rainbow effect running vertically through the satin feel fabric. It is delicately embroidered with pale thread and is finished off with a fishtail made up from layers of different coloured pastel net size 8/10 either for the shorter lady or of medium height £95 hire includes UK p&p or private fitting add £40 per hour West Sussex. You could FUNK this up with rainbow colours in your hair or keep it serious. NOW SHOWING ON BRIDAL PAGE.
BRIDAL DRESS UNWORN AT THE MOMENT BUT BE QUICK! White Lace ‘vintage inspired’ fitted bodice, straight with no sleeves. Sheer lace above bust area and a V shaped back with covered buttons and loops, a small bow with long satin ribbon runs down the back and has a lovely hemline trailing as you walk. Choice of diamante or plain band around waistline. – size 12 suitable for a lady of medium height. Unworn but no ticket, hire £145 or buy outright please ask for further details.
Grecian style wedding dress in white georgette with train, trailing from rear of bodice, with diamante beneath bust hire for £95 size 14
Grecian in white soft jersey with scoop neck with folds sleeveless with rain trailing from rear of bodice and wrist loop size 14 hire £95
70’s Genuine retro dress for BRIDE OR BRIDESMAID in size 10-12 main colour is white with occasional blue flower. Net type fabric with a ‘U’ shaped neckline and 1 inch wide shoulder straps. Thin bottle green velvet ribbon beneath bust line and at intervals down to the hemline separating rouche fabric between. Will look fab with bottle green velvet neck choker. You could really play this up with the ‘flower power’ theme or dress down for a softer look. Hire for £70 plus UK postage.
70’s Genuine lavender crepe dress which has a short roll neckline, it is fitted to below bust then goes out slightly it has ‘ ‘leg of mutton’ sleeves and is fully lined in a size 10-12, hire for £70 plus UK p&p
VEIL White Consisting of a very plain long train that is set on a white floral hair comb The second part is a short veil that can be pulled down over face. You could keep this plain or decorate yourself. buy outright for £35 plus UK postage.
VEIL Ivory, with a very long lace edged train and face veil. At the very end of the train the lace design inverts into a ‘v’ for emphasis as it trails behind the bride £45 buy outright plus UK postage, now showing on our bridal page.
VEIL Cream cute short veil with scalloped edge and teardrop pearls hanging from scallops £35 plus UK p&p, buy outright. Now showing on our bridal page.
VEIL made from a genuine 1950’s/60’s net head scarf in ‘off white’ over locked edges with small pearl look decoration, which I intend to make into a small veil. It is likely that I will use a similar period piece of jewellery to adorn and attach the veil to the brides hair. Price depends on the piece I decide to attach it to.
BOLERO White satin feel fabric This is preloved but looks unworn, size 10/12 it has three quarter sleeves This would look lovely over a strapless dress, you may buy this outright for £22 including UK p&p. This would also look nice over a dark dress such as claret,black or navy blue.
BRIDAL OR BRIDESMAID IVORY Size 16 preloved long straight plain satin look wedding dress, thin shoulder straps with chiffon cascade on bust line. We can add some vintage detail for you and charge accordingly or have a go yourself, let your imagination run away with you. This dress is a simple and forgiving as it is a very basic shape. It is a great place to start. I think this would look lovely with a neat and flat bow at the back extending down to just above the hemline. You could pick out a crazy colour like red or bottle green. Perhaps sew on a chiffon train disguise the join with a satin ribbon, or you could disguise the join with an antique broach. from the 1930’s 50’s or 60’s only. £30 BUY OUTRIGHT including UK postage and in good condition,
BRIDESMAIDS X 2 preloved long royal blue satin type fabric one has small catch which could be covered with some applique hence pair for £40 plus postage. Strapless with bra shaped top and fitted into waistband then flaring out, sizes 10 and 14 would look great for a retro wedding attach sunflower or daisy belts. This royal blue would really ‘Pop’ with sunflower bouquets.
BRIDESMAIDS x 2 preloved Pale blue long satin dresses with deco half crest moon holding taught fabric to one side. Very good quality fabric, aged 11 and 14 years both have thin straps but have that strapless look, You can buy the pair for £40 plus p&p. They would suit a deco style wedding.
If a client books a private fitting it will be charged at £40 per hour but we will deduct postage costs if garment is taken on the day of fitting.