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Category: Day Dresses

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 […]


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 […]


Smashed Lemon day dresses

Smashed Lemon – discover how to look smashing this spring

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Smashed Lemon – our long awaited day dress collection from Amsterdam has now arrived! New at Fab Frocks for 2017, this is a fabulous collection that features easy-to wear dresses for everyday and holidays. If you want to inject some fun and colour into your everydays, this is the collection for you. Smashed Lemon is […]


Frank Lyman 66498 day dress

Frank Lyman – why every woman should be attracted to him

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

As I approach the half century mark – Frank Lyman is helping me to come to terms with my age! This Canadian designer offers the most brilliant day dresses that not only suit my lifestyle but are also age-appropriate. And when I say that, I don’t mean frumpy. Frank Lyman is all about simple styles, […]


Frocks by Carla Ruiz 93624

2017 is all about fab frocks – more frocks that are more fab!

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Here at Fab Frocks, 2017 is already so exciting. We have always prided ourselves on offering the biggest collection of frocks in Dorset and Hampshire. This year we are giving even more choice with so many new and exciting dress and occasionwear labels joining us for 2017. Frocks are certainly back in fashion. Think about […]


Coloured dresses by Diva Iris pencil autumn forest

How the right coloured dresses make you look younger

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

I adore this time of year – the trees are turning such stunning colours. Maybe the autumn appeals to me so much because it reflects all my best colours when it comes to clothes.  If I am wearing coloured dresses, I always go for something in reds, oranges, browns or greens. These are my “star” […]


Smart casual dress Frank Lyman 63410

How to crack that smart casual dress code

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Invite to Sunday lunch today. An anniversary celebration. Dress code – smart casual.  What does that mean? For me, confusion! I’ve worked in fashion for over 15 years now and I still don’t understand it. Which way do I go? More to the smart or more to the casual? Aaargh! As usual, with only an […]


Diva day dress fan Carol Kirkwood wearing Diva Jessica in Jasmine Green

Monday mornings bring the day dress Diva out in me

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

We’ve all been there I’m sure. Monday morning has sneaked up far too quickly. All those good intentions to get the chores out of the way on Sunday didn’t happen. Your day still sits in a mountain of ironing you ditched last night in favour of Poldark. And it would seem every pair of tights […]


Arming up with sleeves and a baked bean can

Monday, September 26th, 2016

It’s my birthday today! I think sadly I’m now on tricky ground to carry on calling myself mid-40s. I’m starting to notice all those thing that “come with age”  – wearing glasses, middle age spread etc. Whenever I visit my doctor now , his cheerful diagnosis is always that “it’s to do with your age.” […]


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