2017 collections

Swanky Rags was overwhelmed with prom 2016 season, we had our busiest prom season for almost 6 years.The dresses we supplied were special and we are just as excited with our EXCLUSIVE 2017 Dresses , which are already selling fast .

Illusion 2017 collection is also exciting and we feel Tiffanys have really jumped up the ladder and we are happy to be climbing with them.

Mascara are adding in a new dimension to our collections and Pia Michi bring the celebrity side to our shop.

If you want to come and try our collections then please do .We hope to see you in our friendly little shop  all our collections should be in stock by November all ready for you to put deposits on and reserve your dream dress.

Hope to see you soon

Swanky Rags Team

10 Years of Swanky Rags


Swanky Rags are thrilled to have their 10 year anniversary coming up , that’s 10 years of dressing Peterborough ladies in the finest of dresses.

We have come a long way and we at Swanky Rags want to thank any customer that has helped us along our journey ….please post your dresses on our face book page to help celebrate our 10 years.

2016 what’s coming to Peterborough

It just keeps on getting better and better …..Red Carpet eat your heart out.Here at Swanky Rags in Peterborough Cambridgeshire , we are extremely proud of the new collections due in and in my opinion they are not only stunning evening dresses and prom dresses but dazzling too.

Theres embellished two pieces , princess ball gowns in mixed colours , floaty chiffon numbers with backs in , backs out , red carpet figure hugging Jersey cuts , sexy in every way , satin dresses for more structure and sleeves. There is just something for everyone.

come in and have a look

Scarlett Evenings – an end of an era

Scarlett Evenings have been part of Swanky Rags from the very beginning and year on year we have been impressed with the new collections .
We are very sad that Scarlett closed their doors in March 2014 and are no longer going to grace our shelves once the current collections have been purchased.
Their dresses have made many young ladies look and feel extremely glamourous and very special on their special days.
Thank you Lesley it’s been special xxxxxx

Wedding Dress Sale

We are having a clearance sale of wedding dresses  – ex display dress with over 60% off the RRP.

There are Victoria Kay dresses as well Destiny and Andy Anand – all different sizes and all different prices starting below £100 ……. Come have a look and grab a bargain…


Wedding Dress Trends 2013/2014

Wedding Dress Trends for 2013 going into 2014

2013 is proving an indulgent and elaborate year for bridal design. There is  nothing boring about the trending dress designs and features.

Lace Sleeves and Necklines……..The Kate effect: Since the royal wedding of 2011, when Kate Middleton revealed her fairy-tale long-sleeve Alexander McQueen wedding gown, the popularity of lace has spread and spread and inspired new designs:  

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 Elegant illusion necklines with lace and beaded appliques provide a stunning alternative to standard strapless gowns        

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 Jazz Age with 1920’s GLAMOUR………..The Great Gatsby movie has inspired quite a gastby-buzz within the wedding arena with beaded, sequin-studded gowns and a vintage flair with 1920s-inspired cuts and accessories.

There are so many timeless and elegant styles that we can steal from the past to make our modern-day weddings look breathtakingly beautiful – whether its a romantic silhouette , figure-flattering structure,  a corseted gown to  a classic  traditional .                    783394205_081         in Swanky Rags    Angelmain

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Pep It Up…..The Peplum trend moves to bridal gowns  in luxurious satin and lace.


Beading ………Beading and bejewelled wedding dresses have in past seasons had a ‘bling’ type reputation and been tarnished   from which the world of couture is ever anxious to detach itself from and we feel beading is now being fully embraced.

Princess dresses…..Last but not least, the princess dress  has bloomed in all its overstated loveliness this year. Again, previously princess dresses  have had their fairy tale feel turned into a celeb’ nightmare but 2013 sees  the bride reclaiming the ball gown as their fairy tale wedding gown.


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New to Swanky Rags – then you need to know about our  plan to help you get the dress you have always wanted but thought you couldn’t afford …by spreading the cost …its called the


is very simple and very easy to use and very popular…

U can have the dress of your dreams ……U can afford it ……….U can read on

U CAN pay a small deposit to secure your dress…..U CAN pay what u want ……when U CAN afford to ……. once the balance is paid  in full  …….U CAN take your dress home

We have had customers pay £10 a week after the initial deposit , others have paid the deposit and nothing until they have needed the dress and then cleared the balance , others have paid their deposit , paid some more money a few months later and then again a few weeks after that and then nothing for 3 more months.

The U CAN plan is exactly what it says …..the dress remains the property of Swanky Rags until the balance owed on the dress is paid in full , then the dress becomes your property.

So come in and see or email for more details info@swankyrags.co.uk



Swanky Rags head quarters are having a huge change,.

we are very proud of our young staff who have blossomed right in front of our eyes but they have blossomed so much they they need to move on to pastures new …..UNI …..To loose 1 girl to Uni would be hard for any small business to contend with but to loose 2 girls at the same time ….thats even harder.

Beki Pearson and Hennie Jones have been serving Swanky Rags customers for over 2 years now and have served them exceptionally well – they have both become part of a great team and will be greatly missed .

Beki who looked after the shop on a Friday  and Hennie who served on a Saturday are wished all the very best and hopefully working at Swanky Rags will help them both on their next life adventure.

Thank you girls for all your hard work and contributions in making so many customers happy customers ….you will be greatly missed but we wish you all the best .



We are not renown for supplying Wedding Dresses – we are not the champagne flute and fluffy white carpet type of shop  – but what we are is very good at making a bride -to-be feel relaxed and enjoy her experience in Swanky Rags trying on dresses – our customer service sets us apart from other shops and  now with the added bonus of even more fabulous dresses for our customers to choose we are very excited .


We have introduced our own label named The Sirens …each individual dress has been allocated a name after one  Hollywood great actress  based upon the style and aura the dress creates……more info about the dresses will follow ………but by adding our own label to the now updated Victoria Kay and  Tiffanys Bridal  dresses , we feel that we are covering everyone budget and desires for a wedding dress.

The Siren Collection is simply stunning , elegant and very beautiful – timeless – so watch this space xx