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The Dress Room
of Southwell

The Dress Room is the foremost occasion wear destination for women throughout Nottinghamshire and beyond. It offers a friendly, relaxed and personalised service for ladies who are looking for that little bit extra.


Run by owner and milliner, Lucy Davies, The Dress Room is situated on King Street in the beautiful Minster town of Southwell. It features two rooms bursting with stunning Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, races and special occasion wear from a range of carefully chosen designers.

When opening The Dress Room, it was Lucy’s vision to offer dresses and hats that are a step away from traditional wedding outfits and are aimed at mothers of brides and grooms looking for something more modern, chic and edgy, which also lend themselves perfectly to race wear.

The Dress Room also stocks an endless range of colourful and exciting hats and headpieces that are available for hire, which are suitable for weddings, Royal Ascot, investitures, Royal Garden Parties and many more occasions. 

From the moment you enter The Dress Room, you will receive personal, one to one attention and styling advice, making choosing your special outfit a welcoming, enjoyable and memorable experience.

Please get in touch to make your appointment or for further information and advice.

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Lucy was absolutely fabulous and extremely helpful in finding us all the perfect hats to go with our wedding outfits. She even went the extra mile to help my grandma find a suitable bag to match her outfit :) Highly recommended the hat parlour!


What a delightful experience with the lovely Lucy!

A wide range of hat styles and colours and excellent customer service. Our appointment was unrushed and there wasn't a trace of sales pressure, only a genuine desire to help and lots of (very welcome) suggestions given, from someone whose obvious passion is hats! 

If your hat isn't there then Lucy can source it!

Thanks for being so accommodating and for making our visits such a lovely experience.



Absolutely love it here, hats for any occasion, budget and personality. Such helpful and friendly advice (this lady really knows her stuff) Tried on loads and have reserved something very special for my daughters wedding. Will definitely be back, and would thoroughly recommend. Thank you so much