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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Bridesmaid Dresses
Appointment Only
Bespoke Dressmaker
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Dress Designer
Wedding Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Mother of the Bride Dresses
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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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Happy couple married in August
September 2020
beautiful ladies with beautiful dresses!
we travelled up from Bedfordshire to try on a specific dress. The ladies had the dress at the ready along with a few others as this was my first dress shopping experience. We played fancy dress which was great fun but ultimately the original dress WAS THE ONE! The ladies made this a wonderful experience and there customising and dying of fabrics is incredible and i cannot wait to have my ombre veil and beautiful dream dress for the big day x
Made By Rae Designs
Wedding: November
November 2018
Styled Shoots
I've worked with Bex on two professional styled shoots now and I have to say on both occasions her dresses were just absolutely beautiful. She's so passionate, creative and full of energy/enthusiasm. It's been a real pleasure - I hope we work together again in future.
Happy couple married in October
October 2016
Bex does something different to other bridal shops...
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 friend recommended bex. This was the first place I went to and only the second Dress that I tried on. The dress wasn't on display however I showed bex a couple of pics of the style I was going for and she brought out two dresses and the second one was just perfect! I was really nervous About looking for a dress but the experience with bex was great.
Happy couple married in September
September 2016
Visited Bex brides for 1950's style dress...
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 work straight away removing the bits I didn't like and I hadn't decided to buy it!, she knows what you want and what suits your figure. Her knowledge, eye for detail and sewing skills are second to none - the alterations and embellishments created a dress that was a one off" rather than "off the peg" and gave me my perfect wedding dress."
Happy couple married in September
September 2016
The quality of service I received from bex was amazing...
The quality of service I received from bex was amazing! Her ability to provide a truly personal and bespoke service made her my only choice when choosing a dress designer. She made every visit to her boutique feel so special and personal, which is so important to a bride to be when planning her special day. Bex ensured she responded to my every need and provided honest advice when it was needed. She understood my vision for my perfect dress and well and truly delivered this on my big day!
Happy couple married in September
September 2016
Bex is amazing honest professional...
Bex is amazing honest professional and will help all she can tells you the truth and knows what suits certain body types. Hee alterations are perfect and she ensures the customer all the way truly outstanding her staff are friendly and helpful too
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Hurworth Road, Hurworth Place, County Durham, DL2 2BN, England

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