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Category: Evening Wear

Cocktail dresses with sleeves by Michaela Louisa 8363

Cocktail dresses that give you the cold shoulder

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

I’ve just paid a visit to the high street to suss out the competition for cocktail dresses. Pleased to say it’s all looking a bit drab out there. Great news for a boutique like mine that specialises in evening wear all year round! I’m loving the fact that this year we’ve managed to get some […]


Low back evening dresses by Pia Michi style 1221

The low down on low back evening dresses

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

By day we may be pulling on our winter vest. But by night, it’s time to whip it off and get that back out on show. Low back evening dresses are in for the party season. So, if you want three hundred and sixty degree wow factor, go for the low-backed look. Our customers are loving […]


Evening dresses by City Goddess style DR247A

Evening dresses are in the Big Pink for Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

This week we’ve had lots of lovely ladies in Fab Frocks shopping for evening dresses to wear to events supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Some of them had fallen victim to this terrible disease and are in recovery stages. But still keen to get their glad rags on and party for a good cause. Such […]


The decolletage debate – will you stick your neck out?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

I promise I won’t do a fashion review every week about ‘Strictly’ but I just had to comment on this weekend. As well as some dodgy moves on the dancefloor, there were also some disastrous decolletage moments when it came to the frocks! Host, Claudia Winkleman, in her two-tone orange and black dress looked like […]


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.” […]


Why boutique doesn’t have to mean big bucks

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Word Origin & History. boutique “fashion shop,” 1953, earlier “small shop of any sort” (1767).  So why do many people associate a boutique shop with it being expensive? At the moment we’ve got a range of dresses in our window for under £55. We’ve got evening dresses starting at £85 and day dresses at £48. […]


Navy is the new black darling

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

It’s this time of year we reach for our trusted LBDs as invites to parties, awards dinners and the C word starts to approach. I have to be honest – I’ve never been a fan of black. I must be the only boutique owner in the land not to have a little black dress of […]


TV with tassels on

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Only one more sleep until ‘Strictly’ comes back on to our screens. Sad I know but my diary is cleared for Friday and Saturday night (and for the rest of  autumn and winter to be completely honest) as the new show launches us into that wonderful Glitter Ball world of fake tans, sequins and fab-u-lous […]


Bright start to the awards season as stars shun black for colour at this year’s Emmys

Monday, September 19th, 2016

At Fab Frocks, we love colour. People walk into our boutique and are always pleased to see a rainbow on our rails rather than rows of dull grey and black. So it was great to see the world’s most famous TV stars embracing colour last night at the 68th Emmy Awards. (One day I’ll get […]


Our ‘Dress To Donate’ scheme helps local charity balls

Friday, September 16th, 2016

With so many events in the winter months we love to support our local charities. This autumn we get the chance to support two with our unique ‘Dress to Donate’ scheme. Our first is the NSPCC who are holding the Bournemouth Childline 30 Gala Ball in aid of Childline on Saturday 8 October at the […]


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