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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 […]


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. […]


Autumn dresses have arrived

The attraction of autumn – with apologies to John Keats

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The downside is driving to and coming home from work in the dark but autumn does have lots of other plus points. That lovely fresh nip in the air, the “mists and mellow fruitfulness” as Mr Keats so eloquently reminds us. Love the fact the weather report this morning on the Chris Evans radio show […]


Out on the town with Frank

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

It’s not often I get to escape the shop for a jolly but this week me and Steve (the male half of Fab Frocks) were treated to a posh lunch in London at the Drapers Independents Awards by one of our suppliers, Frank Lyman. We had been shortlisted for Best Customer Experience in an Independent […]


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