Your Experience

DressPlace is my longed for dream come true. For more than 25 years I planned to open my bridal boutique, and in 2009 I opened the doors to my tiny little shop in Southwell. Originally starting as a dress agency selling pre-loved gowns, we quickly grew attracting customers from across the UK. It is my passion in providing excellent customer service that is the secret to our success, and you can see from the testimonials on our website, that we certainly get it right.

My passion for excellent customer service came whilst accompanying my three daughters in their search for the wedding dress of their dreams. I discovered that the whole bridal experience could be very stressful, with very poor service from many boutiques and in some cases, downright rudeness. The dream of spending a lovely day with my daughters quickly turned into a tearful, frustrating experience, making us wish we had never started. I couldn’t believe that we then had a similar experience whilst searching for my Mother of the Bride outfit. I’ll just say that I am not a size 10 or 12, and in one shop I was told I was too fat to ever find an outfit for my daughter’s wedding.

Inside Our Shop

I vowed that my boutique would be a lovely, calm place, where everyone is treated with respect and leaves with a smile on their face. A place where you can take the worry out of finding your dream dress. A place with real dresses, worn by real women, at affordable prices. A friendly place where you can feel special, where you can feel beautiful, whatever your age or dress size. A place where you will receive excellent, reliable service and value for money, where you will feel pampered and important.

Myself and my team of ladies, Wendy, Lucy, Vicky, Julie and Lily, offer you a free personal stylist service. Lots of ladies visit us with no idea what they should wear, or what colours and styles would suit them best. As you can see from the testimonials we receive, we are known for our honesty and patience. Your image is important to us and we are proud to make it part of our daily routine.

I have searched for designers who offer exceptional quality and styles, at affordable prices. I am pleased to offer you the fabulous collections of bridal gowns by Mark Lesley, Paloma Blanca, Wtoo by Watters, Paul Zeni, Rikki Dalal Liri, Richard Designs and introducing our own label Coco Amelie.

Our gorgeous collections of bridesmaid dresses are by Richard Designs, Ella & Me and Bill Levkoff. Our Prom dresses will suit every taste and budget from designers Prom Frocks and Mascara.

Our fabulous collections of Mother of the Bride and Groom outfits are expanding every season. We are proud stockists of John Charles, Condici, Ispirato, Jill Harvey, Sonia Pena, Marfil, Dress Code, Dressed Up, Cabotine, Zeila, Couture Club, Ann Balon, Lewis Henry and Linea Raffaelli.

Over the years our reputation quickly spread, so much so that we outgrew our Southwell shop. In May 2014 we moved into fabulous new premises in the heart of the Lace Market in Nottingham City Centre which proved to be so successful that after 5 happy years we needed to expand and move to bigger premises.

In January 2019 we proudly opened our current boutique on Haydn Road in Sherwood, Nottingham. Our luxurious boutique is very convenient for all our lovely customers. Boasting a huge free car park and easy access for wheelchairs and prams, the huge shop is all on one floor and is very bright and airy. It is equipped with air conditioning and plenty of seating. There are 4 spacious bridal changing rooms, 3 mother of the bride and 3 prom: providing plenty of space for your friends and family.

We love to give you the time and attention you deserve when choosing your fabulous dress, offering you 2-hour appointments along with refreshments and even a glass of fizz when you find “The One”.

I know that you will have a lovely experience with us, and I hope to see you in my shop very soon.

Kind regards
Helen Dickson

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Why Choose Dressplace

  • In House Seamstress
    In House Seamstress

    Quality service and a quick turnaround

  • 2 Hour Appointment
    2 Hour Appointment

    So you find the perfect dress

  • Accessories In Store
    Accessories In Store

    All the finishing touches for your day

  • Full Designer Range
    Full Designer Range

    All the dresses in one place

Find Us


DressPlace Bridal Boutique
The Courtaulds Building,
292 Haydn Road, Nottingham – NG5 1EB
Free Car Park Available. Easy Accessibility for wheelchairs and prams.
Telephone: 0115 924 6368


Appointment Only For Your Safety.
Monday – Friday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 7.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 6pm
Alternate Sunday: 11am to 4pm
Bank Holidays: 11am to 4pm