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About us

Castle Dresses was founded in 2020 by Castle alumna, Emma

Simpson, to create a scheme to allow Castle JCR members to

borrow dresses free of charge for events.

The inclusive scheme is ever-growing, from an original rack of 10

dresses to over 200 in our wardrobes today! We try to cater to as

many people and sizes as possible, with items ranging from sizes



All our outfits are sustainably sourced from Vinted, Depop and your donations. We aspire to spread body confidence and body positivity with our scheme, helping everyone feel their best, and aim to keep events accessible for all with free dress rentals.

We host open days where you can try on as many dresses as

you fancy alongside our hard working team. At Castle, we are

lucky enough to be able to host these shop open days in

beautiful spaces, such as the fabulous Bishops' Suite of Durham

Castle, where it is said the late Queen Elizabeth II stayed when

she visited Durham!


The addition of this website to our scheme hopes to make borrowing a dress even easier, allowing Castle JCR members to take out a dress at any time, for any event. 

We are always open to suggestions of ideas or specific dresses you'd like to see; just reach out to us on Instagram (@castle_dresses), or by email.


We hope you love our inventory as much as we do!

Love Castle Dresses xx

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