I left the corporate world in 2001 and began exploring the possibility of doing something on my own. Through my love of fashion I saw a need for exclusive garments at reasonable prices, combined with a more intimate and personalised shopping experience.


Dressed By Vanessa took off with a bang, with fashions being sourced from as far afield as China, Vietnam and Bangkok. A focus on quality has however resulted in focus on Hong Kong and an increased support for local designers.


My business relies largely on word of mouth and its success is proven by the number of loyal clients kept happy and glam! Through my years in the fashion world, my philosophy has remained steadfast: exclusivity, affordability, honesty and a pleasant, personalised shopping experience. As a result, I’ve never moved from a small, intimate studio and also offer a personal shopping service and very popular wardrobe consultations.

I love a new challenge and am always looking for the next exciting thing in the fashion world

Online Store Update


My online store is currently inactive - I’m hoping to start traveling and sourcing stock again soon, so that we can once again help you to find beautiful and unique items! I’m also exploring a few other exciting options!

If you’d like style advice, a wardrobe consult, or any of our made to order items, please contact me on vanessawickins@me.com or 0847128344.
Love Vanessa xx