If you're looking for the best in bespoke, vintage and preloved Wedding, Prom and Bridesmaid Dresses and Gowns, then we're the the place you want.
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Prices start at
  • £150
Reviews
(46)
Bex...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Bex and her team were great at helping me find a dress which would flatter my growing bump (I was 7 months pregnant at the time of my we... 

I fell in love with the first dress I tried...
Aug 2016
Happily married
I fell in love with the first dress I tried on at bexbrides. It was exactly what i was looking for. Bex looked after me from the star... 

Bex was helpful...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Bex was helpful and quick to understand my needs. Her suggestions for how she could modify the dress to suit me and my body shape were ... 

I was not your typical bride...
Sep 2016
Happily married
I was not your typical bride. I visited bex 3rd put of 12 bridal shops. Then came back as most other places had all the same dresses wit... 

Bex was not only professional but very approachable...
Oct 2015
Happily married
Bex was not only professional but very approachable and friendly, I am not a confident girl but was relaxed in this studio, by the time ... 

Bex saved my wedding...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Bex saved my wedding and made me feel a million dollars!

Bex did a wonderful job of taking my wedding dress...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Bex did a wonderful job of taking my wedding dress in my dress needed to be taking in by a few dress sizes and she made it fit perfectly... 

Bex Brides provided amazing service...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Bex Brides provided amazing service. I bought a dress from the internet that did not fit, 3 years before the wedding. With 6 months to g... 

I bought a plain dress from a wedding outlet...
Aug 2016
Happily married
I bought a plain dress from a wedding outlet and overtime realised I wasn't happy with it and wanted to make it bespoke! I met Bex at a ... 

Next brides was a totally professional service...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Next brides was a totally professional service. Excellent value for money and fantastic vision when I explained what I wanted I felt th... 

Lovely service...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Lovely service. Clearly she knows what she is doing and does this to a high standard.

Bex did an amazing job...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Bex did an amazing job and pulled off a miracle by producing two bespoke flowergirl/bridesmaid dresses in a weekend from scratch as the ... 

Bex was fantastic...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Bex was fantastic and made my £15 plain Primark dress into the sparkly dress of my dreams. I felt really comfortable in Bex's shop and s... 

Extremely amaizing...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Extremely amaizing and clear passion for quality dresses Listened to exactly what I wanted and delivered beyond expectations

Bex is brilliant...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Bex is brilliant; original and creative

Wonderful lady so helpful...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Wonderful lady so helpful.

Bex was super efficient...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Bex was super efficient and created amazing things including fabulous bridesmaid dresses in such a short space of time. Could not fault ... 

Bex is the most talented dress supplier...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Bex is the most talented dress supplier/seamstress I've ever met. A lovely lady and knows everything there is to know. Nothing is out of... 

I was impressed...
Sep 2016
Happily married
I was impressed and pleased with the alterations bex did on my wedding dress, made my day even more memorable Would definitely recomm... 

Bexbrides were brilliant from my initial phone call right through...
Feb 2016
Happily married
Bexbrides were brilliant from my initial phone call right through to picking my dresses up. After a disaster with one seamstress bexbrid... 

Being 6ft 4 tall I thought it was going to...
May 2016
Happily married
Being 6ft 4 tall I thought it was going to be a struggle finding a dress I loved and fitted me but I was so glad I visited Bexbrides. Be... 

I wa a older bride looking for something different...
Jun 2016
Happily married
I wa a older bride looking for something different, classic but beautiful And not white. I wasn't having much success when I visited... 

I was given honest...
May 2016
Happily married
I was given honest and good quality advice about the styles that suited me. The choice of dress was good and varied. Bexbrides was the f... 

Bexbrides were the only local dress fitter who even considered...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Bexbrides were the only local dress fitter who even considered doing alterations for a dress (as the dress was my own and not a new purc... 

My wife loved going to get her dress fitted...
Dec 2015
Happily married
My wife loved going to get her dress fitted and was always really happy when she came back from Bex's shop. The dress was great and Debi... 

Rebecca went out of her way to get everything she...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Rebecca went out of her way to get everything she needed to make my wedding dress and I was delighted with the final result. For someone... 

Bex does something different to other bridal shops...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Bex does something different to other bridal shops. I thought I would not be able to find a unique dress in the north east however my fr... 

I came to Bex with a wedding dress disaster...
Jul 2016
Happily married
I came to Bex with a wedding dress disaster, having purchased my dress (ordered specially for me!) from another shop - and the measureme... 

Inherited a dress from my cousin...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Inherited a dress from my cousin and Bexbrides really helped me to add detail to make the dress my own while still maintaining the class... 

One of Bexbrides'best qualities for me was the...
Jul 2016
Happily married
One of Bexbrides' best qualities for me was the way that they understood the kind of look I was thinking of and then put that into desig... 

Bex was amazing start to finish...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Bex was amazing start to finish. I was orginally told my dress would need to be cut to be altered to the coreect length Bex explained th... 

Bex was absolutely fabulous from start to finish...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Bex was absolutely fabulous from start to finish! Very easy to get on with and so accommodating! My very first comment when I met Bex fo... 

I truly feel that Bec Bridal is a hidden jewel...
Sep 2016
Happily married
I truly feel that Bec Bridal is a hidden jewel! Bex was not only super knowledgeable, confident with ability to source materials and an ... 

Bex is amazing honest professional...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Bex is amazing honest professional and will help all she can tells you the truth and knows what suits certain body types. Hee alteratio... 

The quality of service I received from bex was amazing...
Sep 2016
Happily married
The quality of service I received from bex was amazing! Her ability to provide a truly personal and bespoke service made her my only cho... 

From the moment I met Bex I left thinking to...
Aug 2016
Happily married
From the moment I met Bex I left thinking to myself this is the lady I need to make my dress" . Not only did she listen she understood a... 

Bex altered a dress that I bought from a bridal...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Bex altered a dress that I bought from a bridal outlet store. She did a fantastic job advising and realising the redesign and alteration... 

Bex Brides is brilliant everyone is great very helpful...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Bex Brides is brilliant everyone is great very helpful and defiantly know what they are doing and know the knowledge of all dresses. ... 

Bex was fabulous fitting me in the week before my...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Bex was fabulous fitting me in the week before my wedding. The little trinkets in her magical loft were great for last minute wedding ac... 

From the very beginning Bex was fantastic with both my...
Aug 2016
Happily married
From the very beginning Bex was fantastic with both my wife and I. She saw us both seperately and managed to keep the 'secret' of what e... 

Bex is the most amazing lady ever...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Bex is the most amazing lady ever! Her expertise and service is second to none. Bex was so accommodating and understanding and really he... 

I was recommended Bex after already having purchased my wedding...
Jul 2016
Happily married
I was recommended Bex after already having purchased my wedding dress (but I wasnt entirely happy with it!). It was a very stressful tim... 

I received an excellent service...
Aug 2016
Happily married
I received an excellent service. It made my day extra special to wear the dress of my dreams.

Bex was pleasant...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Bex was pleasant and gave advice and honest opinions when I was looking for both wedding and bridesmaid dresses without being too pushy.... 

Visited Bex brides for 1950's style dress...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Visited Bex brides for 1950's style dress. Tried on dress which wasn't quite right, Bex immediately understood what I wanted and got to ... 

Bex saved my wedding...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Bex saved my wedding. Her advice on altering the dress I already had was honest and realisitic about what was possible. When I decided t... 

Full Description
  • If you're looking for the best in bespoke, vintage and preloved Wedding, Prom and Bridesmaid Dresses and Gowns, then My Secret Attic, located in the heart of Darlington in the North East, is the place to come. Come and see my original made-to-measure Bridal, Evening and Prom Gowns and Bridesmaid Dresses, including original medieval and 50s styles. Plus a Wedding and Prom Dress alteration and repair service. I offer bespoke gowns to suit all budgets and tastes from contemporary to Gothic to Period costume. I specialise in 1950s-style wedding and prom dresses and also the fuller figured ladies. I am also the exclusive North-East stockist for Rembo. I pride myself on having the most extensive stock of vintage dresses in the North-East: over 200 original dresses from all eras, in excellent condition. These can be upcycled or customised to any size. Prices range from £150-£1000. I also stock an extensive range of ex-sample and pre loved gowns and dresses in Bridal, Evening and Prom wear. Many are brand new with the labels still attached. I aim to keep the prices from £100-£1000 and most offer a saving of 70% off RRP. I can also provide a hoop hire service. If you have a preloved wedding, prom or bridesmaid dress which you would like to sell, please contact me either via my Facebook page or email. I also stock a huge range of made to order and ready made jewellery and Tiaras and Headpieces and Fascinators andprovide a discounted dry cleaning service for your special gowns. Although I can sometimes accommodate walk-in clients, to guarantee a free 90 minute consultation, please book an appointment here.
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    • Hurworth Road, Hurworth Place, County Durham, DL2 2BN, England
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