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Wrap dresses – why crossover is the new cool

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Wrap dresses are one of my great style loves. If you haven’t discovered them yet, you are in for a treat! Wrap dresses by designers such as Frank Lyman and Michaela Louisa offer the ultimate in easy wear and easy care. And it’s also good news on the style update. Some of my customers who […]


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Introducing Michaela Louisa – your new best fashion buddy

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Michaela Louisa is one of our favourite dress designers. Why? If like me, you struggle at this time of year knowing what to wear, then this designer makes life easy. September and October are weird for clothes. This is because we are not quite into heavy winter dresses and the weather is too cool for […]


Navy Michaela Louisa 8512

Is navy the new black for this autumn?

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Navy is definitely making a come back for the autumn season. Here at Fab Frocks, we are busy rearranging the shop as our autumn 2017 deliveries arrive. Always an exciting time! And navy is already proving key to this season’s wardrobe.  As a colour, it is associated with smartness and authority. When you start to […]


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Dress for best causes in Dorset – look good and do good

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

It’s time to get our glad rags on and dress for two very worthy causes. Why? Because in September, Fab Frocks  is teaming up with Wimborne Rotary Club for ‘ Friday Night is Fashion Night’. This charity fashion show is aiming to raise much needed funds for Forest Holme Hospice in Poole and the Dorset […]


Office dresses from Diva

Office dresses – how to put the wow factor into your workwear

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Finding the right look for your working life can be a tough dress code to crack. Some office dresses can look frumpy. Others can look too casual. It’s hard to get the balance right. In response to our customers telling us they are struggling to find good office dresses, we have introduced a couple of […]


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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