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.

Retro 70's wedding dress and police panda car for hire
'Genevieve' hire genuine 70's wedding dress image taken inside Brighton Town Hall

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.

PAYMENT MADE BY emailing policepandacar@gmail.com  stating the name of the item and we will send a payment request

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions beforehand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘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.

PAY BY debit or credit card   email policepandacar@gmail.com with the item name and we will send you a payment request. If you have any questions about the item beforehand please feel free to contact us.

 

 

'Mary Hopkin' for Hire £145 Genuine 70's georgette dress with bishop sleeves and black velvet bows

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.

PAY USING ANY DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD e mail policepandacar@gmail.com with the name of the item and we will then send you a request for payment.

‘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..

PAY by any debit or credit card by emailing policepandacar@gmail.com giving the item name and we will send you a payment request

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

PAY by debit or credit card email policepandacar@gmail.com with the item name and we will send you a payment request

 

 

 

 

 

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

petal pouch bag

Petal pouch bag with pearl effect beaded loop handle NEW and unused £10 including UK p&p

VEIL ivory double veil with embroidered detail

Genuine 1960’s VEIL ivory in colour. A double veil one part long topped with shorter veil which can be pulled over face. It has an embroidered detail. Buy outright £45 includes UK p&p

Stunning ivory veil and train approx 8ft long pre loved and in very good condition

Genuine 1960’s Stunning ivory veil and train approx 8ft long pre loved and in very good condition

VEIL Ivory embroidered edge double with train

Genuine 1960’s VEIL Ivory embroidered edge
double long train with short veil option to pull across face.

 

 

 

'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.

 

Deco Inspired 'Anna Balon' Designer dress size 14-16 as fabric is stretchy includes satin feel petticoat
Deco Inspired 'Anna Balon' Designer dress size 14-16 as fabric is stretchy includes satin feel petticoat
genuine deco period headdress and veil

Genuine deco period head dress and veil the rhinestone edging goes towards the front of the head in an Ann Boelyn style, but don’t lose your head. The veil is attached at the back. But you pull the shorter part of the veil over your face if you wish leaving the longer part at the back.

for hire only genuine deco head dress and veil

for hire only genuine deco head dress and veil

It is amazing this has stood the test of time, for hire only Genuine 1920's head dress with veil

It is amazing this has stood the test of time, for hire only
Genuine 1920’s head dress with veil

Genuine what a find head dress with veil

Genuine 1920’s what a find head dress with veil. Further details and images on request currently having small amount of restoration work carried out.

'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 

Frank Usher dress size 10-14 genuine 70's in a 20's style with lavatory pan heeled shoes size 5
Frank Usher sleeve detail 70's with a 20's feel
Louis Shoes used in photoshoot size 5 £22 includes UK p&p Frame image of bride £6.50

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 policepandacar@gmail.com  using any credit or debit card

Photography Simon Lawrence

'Scarlett' Dress by Karen Millen preloved

‘Scarlet’ A burlesque feel stretchy dress by Karen Millen. Shown without the Coast blouse.
Purchase by emailing and we will send a request for payment. You may use any debit or credit card

£75 for dress, blouse and bag includes UK p&p

'Daisy' Genuine 70's dress hire for £95 made of layers of net type chiffon with a butterfly cape style top

‘Daisy’ genuine 70’s dress for retro bride or bridesmaid

Size 10 hire £90 includes outbound UK p&p

'Daisy' Genuine 70's dress hire for £95 made of layers of net type chiffon with a butterfly cape style top
'Daisy' Genuine 70's dress hire for £95 made of layers of net type chiffon with a butterfly cape style top
Genuine retro dress in vintage style size 8 to 10
Genuine retro dress in vintage style size 8 to 10
'Princess Grace' A genuine retro dress and a 'one off' in size 8-10

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   policepandacar@gmail.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 

'We call this Princess Grace' size 8 genuine retro dropped waist wedding dress with mandarin collar

‘We call this Princess Grace’ size 8 genuine retro dropped waist wedding dress with mandarin collar

This original  white wedding dress from the 60’s has an exceptionally long train, stunning in white net lace look. Hire for £145 think about it cleaning a wedding dress costs between £75-£150 so no contest and you will be original size 12/14

 

 

 

 

 

Deco style dress in oyster satin type fabric with waterfall frill and trailing hem size 10/12 £145 to hire

Deco style dress in oyster satin type fabric with waterfall frill and trailing hem
size 10/12
£145 to hire

Slinky yet elegant a simple dress with cascading frill trailing at the back, covered button detail to rear of bodice.

Slinky yet elegant a simple dress with cascading frill trailing at the back, covered button detail to rear of bodice. Period makeup by Hollie of Swans Makeup & Beauty 3 Sudley Terrace Bognor Regis PO21 1EY T. 01243 860000

In the mood with this 1920's hairstyle by Charlotte of Polka Dot hair Bognor Regis see our local links page

In the mood with this 1920’s
hairstyle by Charlotte of Polka Dot hair Bognor Regis
see our local links page

'Green Goddess'

‘Green Godess’ grecian style but a very deco shade of green preloved £20 buy outright inclusive 2nd class UK p&p SIZE EU36

‘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.

view of quality lining

                                                              Quality lining

 

Stunning strapless wedding dress in size 14 the ties hanging down are just so that the dress stays on the mannequin.

Wedding dress in a lovely pale coffee, strapless with a lace up back size 14 (The ties hanging down are just so that the dress stays on the mannequin).

Top view of dress we have named 'Coffee and Cream'

Top view of dress we have named ‘Coffee and Cream’

Hire for £160 includes optional neck choker made from ribbon and genuine retro broach to pin on made with cinnamon coloured glass gem stones. You may keep the broach as a keepsake

Hire for £160 includes optional neck choker made from ribbon and genuine retro broach( to pin on) the broach is made with cinnamon coloured glass gem stones. You may keep the broach as a keepsake

Strapless with lace up back and graduating hemline trails out to the back

Strapless with lace up back and graduating hemline trailing out to the back. £160 includes choker and outbound UK p&p and no dry cleaning costs to you. If you wish to have a personal fitting rather than postal service then add £40 per hour (in West Sussex only). Please read Terms & Conditions for dress hire.

 

'Cafe au Lait' fifties style dress NEW buy outright for £55 including UK p&p. Our idea is to wear with dark brown suede ankle straps or stiletto's to complete the look.

‘Cafe au Lait’ size 12  fifties style dress NEW buy outright for £55 including UK p&p. Our idea is to wear with dark brown suede ankle straps or stiletto’s to complete the look. If the bride wore the wedding dress illustrated above this dress her bridesmaid would look a perfect match in this.

The belt effect is actually part of the dress this dress is stunning from both directions. Team up with some satin or suede shoes and get a fifties vibe

The belt effect is actually part of the dress this dress is stunning from both directions. Team up with some satin or suede shoes and get a fifties vibe

 

 

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'Moss' green dress supplied with daisy garland. You can use as shown or as a neck choker, or make straps or perhaps add to a bridesmaids bouquet. Preloved VGC £18 includes UK p&p

‘Moss’ green dress supplied with daisy garland. You can use as shown or as a neck choker, or make straps or perhaps add to a bridesmaids bouquet. Preloved VGC £18 includes UK p&p

Optional extra for this short length moss green dress. You could use this extra as a neck choker or add to a bridesmaids bouquet. Another idea would be to cover the shoulder straps with the daisies. This was not part of the original dress

Optional extra for this short length moss green dress.
You could use this extra as a neck choker or add to a bridesmaids bouquet. Another idea would be to add daisy shoulder straps. This extra was not part of the original dress

'Moss' green dress in size 10. Very lightweight and easy to wear. We have provided a daisy garland to finish the dress off. There are lots of ways you can use this to add some flower power.

‘Moss’ green dress in size 10. Very lightweight and easy to wear. We have provided a daisy garland to finish the dress off. There are lots of ways you can use garland  to add some’ flower power’.

 

 

 

'Darcy' Imagine standing 'en point' in this, the baby pink bow and lining are really indicative of those ballet lessons. Wear with ballet pumps

‘Darcy’ Imagine standing ‘en point’ in this, the baby pink bow and lining are really indicative of those ballet lessons.
Wear with ballet pumps

So so pretty, would make a fabulous bridesmaids dress, You could even have it on a young teenage bridesmaid but may have to add an insert to the top. Drawn up at the front here you can see the really fabulous ballet pump pink lining.

So so pretty, would make a fabulous bridesmaids dress, You could even have it on a young teenage bridesmaid but may have to add an insert to the top. Drawn up at the front here you can see the really fabulous ballet pump pink lining.

I can just see this with ballet pumps with the underskirt exposed. You could even draw up at the front for a BoPeep look. Size 10/12 preloved vgc £18 includes UK p&p

I can just see this with ballet pumps with the underskirt exposed. You could even draw up at the front for a BoPeep look.
Size 10/12 preloved vgc
£18 includes UK p&p

 

 

 

Bridal bustier but can be used for evening wear. Wear with white trousers, long skirt white skirt to made your wedding outfit size 8 NEW £22 includes UK p&p

Bridal bustier but can be used for evening wear. Wear with white trousers, long skirt white skirt to made your wedding outfit size 8 NEW £22 includes UK p&p

Bustier Back View size 8 Back view

Bustier Back View size 8
Back view

 

 

 

'Madam Butterfly' Dress and bag hire for £90 includes uk outbound p&p

‘Madam Butterfly’
A stunning dress for a special occasion. Use as a wedding dress and use white orchids with  deep pink stigmas for your bouquet. Or a wrist coursage and bag.  size 12/14

 

 

 

 

A BRAND NEW wedding dress with a Munroe halter neck how fab is that?
SIZE 14
BUY OUTRIGHT FOR £300 OR HIRE FOR £145

An ivory halter neck wedding dress, new at the moment size 14/16 Satin and georgette.
Vamp it up Marilyn Munroe Style with big red lips and perhaps red roses. Trails to the back and decorated with a lovely silk sash. Hemline finished with 2inch deep satin border.

Ivory veil with scalloped edge with crystal and pearl droplets, very classy

Ivory scalloped edge veil two tiers one blusher and one graduated to waist length at the rear BUY £50/HIRE £28 SHORTER THAN IT LOOKS AS OUR MODEL HAS NO HEAD!

 

 

 

good as new by Zara
How lovely for a winter wedding £70

includes UK postage and packing

 

 

 

 

This original  white wedding dress from the 60’s has an exceptionally long train, stunning in white net lace look. Hire for £145 think about it cleaning a wedding dress costs between £75-£150 so no contest and you will be original size 12/14

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow wedding dress

Rainbow.
A pretty creamy/lemon rainbow of a dress size 8/10 hire for £95 or buy outright for £145

 

 

 

 

 

Beach wedding maybe? Monsoon silk dress size 14 ticket price was £250 we are selling for £150

COMING TO THE SITE SOON, HIRE OR BUY OUTRIGHT   

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. 

 

An ivory halter neck wedding dress, new at the moment size 14 Satin and georgette.
Vamp it up Marilyn Munroe Style with big red lips and perhaps red roses. Trails to the back and decorated with a lovely silk sash. Hemline finished with 2inch deep satin border.