Jade Locke specializes in wedding gowns that are custom made for the bride that desires something different. Brides that want cosplay, Gothic bustle gowns, or steam punk theme dresses are her most common clients. With over 25 years of sewing experience and 15 years in the business of corsets, her dresses stand out. Her dramatic and exquisite designs and vast experience of fitting women from size 2 to 32, remotely and locally, set her apart from other designers.
Jade grew up in the Midwest, a lover of nature, history, and horseback riding. Shortly after a life turning event, she began designing dresses at the age of 7. Under the encouragement of her Grandmother and Mother she never stopped sewing and designing. Her first bridal gown design was her own, a red silk taffeta gothic bustle gown, inspired by the famous red gown worn by Winona Ryder, in Bram Stoker’s movie, Dracula. In 2010, she moved to Colorado and worked as a couture seamstress under her mentor, Nora McCray. Moving to the Denver, Colorado area opened up connections within the Denver fashion industry. With only a handful of fashion design courses, a natural ability for business & working with brides, and the help of the Denver fashion scene, she transformed The Secret Boutique from a hobby to a business. The Secret Boutique is her online website where you can buy her custom made bridal, fantasy masquerade, and ready-to-wear prom dresses. While many of her designs are shipped out each week to all over the world, she can accommodate personal fittings in Denver, Colorado.
Photographs of real brides & customers can be found on these sites:
From hand dyed ombre silk corsets and skirts, to dramatic gothic gowns, and faux leather corset dresses, you can be sure to find something as unique as you.
When the designer is not behind her sewing machine, you can find her riding her horse, hiking, or exploring the Rocky Mountains with her husband.
Credits: Ayvin Arthur photography, Shelly Schalamon, & Michael Thomas Hanke, CWinn Designs.