The Dress Room and appointment booking
Our Dress Room offers a unique and special shopping experience.
Visiting is by appointment only which ensures privacy and comfort for you - you will have the Dress Room all to yourself for the duration of your hour long appointment. We offer appointments on weekdays and Saturdays.
Please note we are now in our busiest season with weddings, race days etc and are often booked up a few weeks ahead. Please book at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.
With free parking, refreshments and as much or as little assistance from Jackie as you need, you will have time to try on whatever you like without being rushed. No pushy sales here!
You are welcome to come with a friend or relative, but we ask that no more than 2 people attend per appointment. Larger parties can be accommodated on request but please request this when booking.
Appointments can be booked by phone (01449) 775680, by email
Please note our offices are first floor, and we are unable to accommodate children under 10 for health and safety reasons. Payment in the Dress Room is by card only, we are unable to accept cash.
Here's what some of our visitors have said about the The Dress Room:
"A visit to the Dress Room is a definite must! You book your time slot so you are the only customer there. You are greeted by Jackie who goes on to make you feel like you are the most important person in the world. You have her ultimate dedication to making you feel special, she will give you as much attention as you need with no other customers to distract her away from you. You can even pause for a tea or coffee break complete with biscuits, all provided in gorgeous vintage surroundings. Time slots get booked up quickly, so book well ahead. This truly is the way forward in shopping. Very highly recommend going" - Andrea T
"Me and my Mum were so happy to get our appointment at the Dress Room. It was an amazing experience. We felt like princesses as we browsed through the racks, having completely free rein, and were both very happy to come away with an outfit each. We came away feeling so special and happy. Can't wait to go back" - Emily C
"Visiting the Dress Room is a totally different shopping experience. A beautiful dressing room complete with robe to wander around in looking at what to try on next, a lovely cup of coffee, never any pressure to buy just some advice from Jackie if you're stuck. I always come away on cloud nine" - Jane L
"I have thoroughly enjoyed every Dress Room appointment that I've had and always look forward to the next. I'm not a fan of crowds, cramped shops or pushy sales so the Dress Room is perfect for me! I can browse relaxed and in peace for a whole hour without having to wait for an available changing room, not be constantly harassed and enjoy lovely quiet and pretty surroundings. I don't mind popping back out of the changing room in a robe to choose something else rather than keep getting dressed and undressed. Jackie is as involved as you want her to be and will offer good advice and a comfortable chat throughout the hour. There's also good facilities for waiting husbands who insist on accompanying just for the complimentary coffee and biscuits! Fabulous experience, time and time again!" - Victoria S
From walking in the door to walking out again, it's an experience never to be forgotten. The Dress Room is fantastic and so is Jackie. She makes a fabulous cup of tea and will make you feel at ease. I've been twice now and can't wait to go back. I'm so thankful I found Polka Dots and Petticoats - it's changed my life" - Pam H
"Oh the Dress Room is wonderful! Step into a beautiful, girly pleasure dome of loveliness and browse at your leisure. The dresses and accessories are fantastic and very reasonably priced. Jackie is on hand to help you out if and advise you if you want or need it. Total luxury to have it all to yourself for an hour, and a refreshing cuppa is provided too. Love, love, love it" - Anne E
"Loved my couple of times I have visited the Dress Room. It's so different to going into a shop. That one to one experience, and time to look around. To be made welcome and to have Jackie's pleasant nature. I loved my experiences and will be back soon!" - Katrina J