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Frock coat 26001 John Charles

Frock coat fashion – how to look formal and fashionable

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Did you know a frock coat actually started out as a man’s coat? It was popular in the Victorian and Edwardian period.  For a long time, a frock coat for weddings and special occasions was the obvious choice. Then it fell out of fashion. The look became frumpy  – think of some of the Queen’s […]


Blue dresses from Zeila

Blue dresses – why it is ok to be blue at your daughter’s wedding

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Blue dresses for mothers of the bride and groom are proving really popular this season. Mums of the bride and groom are loving the choice of strong blues such as navy and cobalt through to the softer tones of baby blues and powder blues in occasion wear.  Blue is also such a great colour to […]


Ascot outfits from Veromia Occasions

Ascot outfits – winning looks for the race meet of the year

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

What you wear to Royal Ascot is as important as what you may win at this amazing race event. If you have never been and love dressing up – you must try and get to go. It is a people-watchers paradise aside from the great horse racing.  Ascot outfits demand a strict dress code. What […]


Shift dresses by Tina Taylor

Shift dresses – isn’t it time you moved over to this look?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Shift dresses – you can’t really get more simple than this look yet it is a timeless classic. These dresses came into their own thanks to Audrey Hepburn’s iconic little black shift dress in ‘ Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ It was designed by Hubert de Givenchy. He also dressed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy who was a great […]


Summer dresses from Smashed Lemon

Summer dresses – how to score the right look at charity fashion show

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Summer dresses will be the theme at our forthcoming charity fashion show in Bournemouth. We are so excited to be teaming up to support The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation with this high-profile charity event. Not only is it for a great cause, it is at a great venue too. Taking place on Wednesday 17 May […]


Bride's mother outfit by Condici

Bride’s mother – how to do your daughter proud

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Being the bride’s mother will probably be the most important day in your life. Aside from your own wedding that is. At the moment, my shop is like a fashion feeding frenzy as women come in to find their dream mother of the bride outfit. Regarded as the next most important guest, what you are […]


Wedding guest dresses

Wedding guest dresses – how to be the best dressed guest!

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

No sooner has the wedding invite dropped on my mat, I am stressing about what to wear. Whereas for my husband, his first thought? Is there a free bar? Finding the right kind of wedding guest dresses can be tricky. It makes sense to find a dress you can wear again. Your choice will also […]


Special occasion oufit John Charles 25999B

Special occasion – how to get dressing for it right

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Special occasion expert and award-winning personal stylist Nicola Davis is our guest blogger: Whether you’re mother of the bride, planning a day at the races or attending some other special occasion, rule number one is to make sure you start shopping as early as you can.  This will give you time to find the perfect […]


Ascot dresses from Veromia Occasions

Ascot dresses – how to bet on a winning look

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Ascot dresses – our customers are already shopping for the perfect dress for race day. Yes, one of the most fashionable race weeks will soon be here! Royal Ascot. Judging by the amount of tickets already sold for this glorious week of racing and fashion – it is going to be even more amazing than […]


Mothers of the groom outfits by Condici

Mothers of the groom – how to make your son proud on his wedding day

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

I am finding that mothers of the groom who come into my shop seem to want to play second fiddle to the mothers of the bride. I know there is the etiquette of the mother of the bride choosing her outfit first. However, mothers of the groom are just as important. Let’s face it, without […]


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