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.


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.

A lovely, calm place

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. We have customers who visit us not from just Mansfield, but also Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby and once you visit Dress Place, you will see why.

Dress Place is a bridal boutique 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, 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.

exceptional quality and styles

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 Bridal Couture, Wtoo by Watters, Paul Zeni Bridal Couture, Rikki Dalal Liri, Richard Designs Bridal, Lou Lou Curve 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, Gill Harvey, Marfil Barcelona, Dress Code, Dressed Up, Veromia Occasions, Cabotine, Zeila, Couture Club, Lewis Henry, and Linea Raffaelli.

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 a glass of alcohol-free 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.