Dames was established in 1999 by owner Beth Thorpe, and was originally known as “Curves”. Dames is all about celebrating women, and specializes in sizes 16 and over. Beth has been in the business for nearly 20 years, and brings a wealth of experience to sourcing garments superbly cut, with fabrics that are chosen for maximum flattery. Fashion ranges from casual to special occasion wear– and everything in between. Well known to many women around the country, Dames is popular for current fashion made eminently wearable by clever design.

Dames is famous for personal service – They have featured in Nelson’s Top Shop awards every year – these are Nelson’s premier retail excellence awards – and that is quite an achievement. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, with expert help available for the confused shopper!

Accessories are an important feature of the store – leather bags, colorful fashion bags, Jewellery, fascinators– the choice is amazing.

Whether your look is edgy and funky, classic and timeless, or somewhere in between – you’ll find it at Dames.