London's retro style bridal and corsetry boutique. If you're going to be in London please book an appointment to see us. We also have some dresses available to order online via our website.
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Products and Services

Last-Minute Orders
Appointment Only
Online Shop
Hats / Fascinators
Wedding Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Bridal Boutique
Full Description
Visit FairyGothMother in our London studio for inspired wedding dress designs and authentic steel boned corsets. From retro 1950's style wedding dresses, tea length short wedding dress styles to formal corset two pieces, we have just the styles for you. We can offer you bridal, bridesmaids, evening wear and prom. From classic ivory Audrey Hepburn style Fifties satin dresses to alternative bright red Grace Kelly lace style short wedding dresses, we can help. We believe you shouldn't be looking for your dress more than 15 months before your wedding, and ideally you should be looking and ordering your dress between 12 and 9 months before the wedding. Look too early and by the time you want to order the dress it may have been discontinued. Leave it too late, and you'll find you may not be able to have the dress made in time. Most dress designers take 5-6 months to make a dress, and you should always allow time for alterations/amendments. We have a handy planning tool for you on our website, that shows when we think you should ideally be looking and ordering your dress. You simply select or type in your wedding date and it will produce a planned timescale for you. See our Resources for You web page in our website's Information menu... PLEASE NOTE: Our reviews and testimonials are not in chronological order, so you will find newer reviews and testimonials not always displayed at the top. Our apologies for this but it is an issue in Bridebook's displaying of these, which is out of our control.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lellie May Cowell
Wedding: December 2019
December 2019
My very own fairytale experience
When you first walk into the shop I was greeted warmly and welcomed into their space. The shop was extremely clean and tidy. Emma and Ruth were diamonds and there were lots of dresses to chose from in all different styles from white, to green to black!! The whole process of trying dresses on and ultimately buying my very own gown from here was a real magical experience I got to share with my Mum and I wish I could do it all over again!!!
Dave & Nic Morgan
Wedding: August 2019
October 2019
I couldn’t have been happier!
From my first contact, I loved everything about the experience of buying my wedding dress with FairyGothMother. My dress was absolutely perfect for our wedding at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando and everyone commented on how beautiful it was. I felt like a princess and it was everything I wished and hoped for. Thank you! 🥰
Wedding: August 2019
September 2019
I couldn’t have imaged a better dress
Ever since the very first wedding dress picture that I saw and like turned out to be from Fairy Goth Mother, I knew I wanted to go there to find my dress. I loved everything about the concepts and styles they had and the hardest part was trying to narrow down options to try! I had thought I was going to end up with a tea length dress, and there were so many fabulous options, but ended up with my wonderful full length gown. It was a wild card chosen by one of my bridesmaids and couldn’t have loved it more. All the cliches were true, when you find the right one you just know it! Everyone there was so friendly, helpful and full of great advice. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to pick my dress from. Thank you!
Wedding: August 2019
August 2019
Wonderful dress))))
We know that the wedding dress is the most important consideration for the modern bride and the most exciting! Every young girl’s dream is to look like a princess as they walk down the aisle on the biggest day of their life. Recommendations from happy brides can save you a lot of problems. They are here
Wedding: June 2019
June 2019
This is the first and last place I looked for my dream dress! The team were very helpful - particularly Ruth - and I walked out an hour after arriving a very happy customer! Thanks for all your help! Ps. Our wedding is not until November but there’s no option to add a future date :)
Kimberly Anderberg
Wedding: November 2018
December 2018
Where did YOU go?
18 years ago, I ordered goth apparell from you. Beautifully tailored one of a kind plastic dresses. My favorite was a stream line perfect black and chrome, black on one side, chrome on the other, zip up dress with five buckle straps across the front. It was shoulderless but with an emperical neck line, above thigh length, tight fitting and fit me like a glove. I played bass in a goth punk band and this was my favorite garb. Where did you go? Did somebody buy you out? you are certainly not the same. to my disappointment. Where could I possibly go now to find such one of a kind tailored unique attire?
Location & Contact Details


London, Greater London

Travel Notes

See Transport for London's "Plan A Journey" website. On their website enter where you are coming from and where you are coming to, and that is Grinstead Road SE8 5AD. Nearest underground station is Canada Water, from which you can get a bus to Grinstead Road. If you are travelling by car to us, there is normally plenty of free on-street parking in Grinstead Road on the park side of the road. Google maps shows exactly where we are, on the corner of Evelyn Street and Grinstead Road.

Nearest Town

Surrey Quays, London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Surrey Quays

Nearest Airport

London City

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (2)

British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)
Fashion Association of Britain (FAB)

Industry Awards (4) PLATINUM Certificate of Excellence 2018
2018 Greater London Enterprise Awards - Best Bridal Boutique - South London Wedding Dress & Accessories Supplier 2017 (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
British Wedding Industry Awards 2017 (nominated)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Brides can enquire about our dresses via our website and then book an appointment themselves online. Our brides have exclusive attention from us for their appointment, together with our expert fitting and suggestions. We recommend you coming to us for this exclusive assistance, but if you cannot, then we do offer a selection of dresses that can be ordered online and sent to you.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fifties style retro, tea length and shorter style dresses.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Fifties-style retro tea-length short gorgeous

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Our Staff, who get great plaudits for their assistance from our Brides week in, week out.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

We can offer you more than just blue in your dress, as many of our styles come in up to fifty colours. We don't just do white and ivory!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Receiving the thanks of our brides together with images of their weddings. Knowing we've helped make their big day!

What do you love most about your job?

My own. That's why I fell in love with weddings!

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

If you can, PLAN WELL AHEAD. Dresses can take 5-6 months to be made once you find the one you like, And always add at least a month to that for adjustments after the dress is made. Don't leave choosing and ordering your dress too late. Some designers will make a dress quickly (3-4 months) for an extra charge but the norm is 5-6 months from order date to be ready. Ideally, you should allow yourself at least 7 months before the wedding to look and order your dress, and this allows for any changes once the dress is made. Leaving it late can be stressful. Look too early, and the dress you fall in love with may no longer be available by the time you decide to order. We'd recommend yo start looking 12 to 9 months out from the wedding. This gives you time to decide on your dress, and order. If your wedding plans are last minute, and occasionally it happens, ask if their are any sample sale dresses you can buy immediately. You won't have a full choice of dresses but you may well get a nice dress and a real bargain.