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The Hat Parlour & The Dress Room
of Southwell

The Hat Parlour & The Dress Room is the foremost 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, Lucy Davies, The Hat Parlour is situated on the second floor of a character filled three storey building on Westgate in Southwell. It features two rooms bursting with hundreds of colourful and exciting hats and headpieces suitable for weddings, Royal Ascot, investitures, Royal Garden Parties and many more occasions.

The Hat Parlour stocks some of the most beautiful, extraordinary statement pieces that will make heads turn, as well as offering a range of classic, simple designs for an elegant, understated look. Owner, Lucy, is also a milliner and offers bespoke hires as well as commissions.

The Dress Room, launched in 2020, can be found of the first floor of 14 Westgate, offering 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 make dresses available that are a step away from traditional wedding outfits for mothers of brides and grooms looking for something more modern, chic and edgy, which also lend themselves perfectly to racewear.

From the moment you enter The Hat Parlour & The Dress Room, Lucy aims is to give you one to one attention and styling advice, and to make choosing a hat and or 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