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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 […]


High low dresses by Cabotine

High low dresses – it’s time to discover the long and short of it!

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

High low dresses often feature on the red carpet at high profile award ceremonies and celebrity gatherings. However, this season sees them being introduced to the occasion wear market. These dresses are shorter at the front and have a longer hem at the back. They offer an on-trend option for mums of the bride and […]


Fit and flare dresses from Veromia Occasions

How to flatter your body with fit and flare dresses

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Fit and flare dresses. A-line. Rock and roll frocks. Call them what you wish. The definition of all of these is essentially a dress that cinches you in at the waist and then flares out at the hips or below the hips. This style has been around a long time because it is so flattering […]


Lace dresses from Cabotine 5007857

Lace dresses – how to do vintage wedding glam

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Lace dresses are back in vogue.  Lace bridal dresses are proving really popular again – look at Pippa Middleton’s recent choice. If you looked at a lot of her wedding guests, you will have noticed lace dresses were the top choice for many of them too.  And of course, if you flick through the history […]


Navy wedding outfits from Condici 70858

Navy wedding outfits – why they will never be out of date

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Navy wedding outfits are always one of our bestsellers. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, navy is one of those great colours that works all year round. If you are a mother of the bride or mother of the groom on the hunt for a wedding outfit, why not consider navy? There […]


Maxi dresses from Veromia Occasions

Maxi dresses – how to maximize your style this summer

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Maxi dresses can look amazing. But let’s face it, they can also look like you’ve slipped out in your nightie if you get the look wrong! So how do you maximise the maxi dress look and get it right this summer? The do’s and don’ts of maxi dresses Maxi dresses hail back to the 1960’s […]


Lewis Henry floaty occasionwear

How to look fabulous in floaty thanks to Lewis Henry

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

We’ve recently had a lot of customers wanting long and floaty for summer weddings and events. Our Lewis Henry collection has really ticked the box. It has been so popular we are needing to do repeat orders. Lewis Henry offers floaty styles in gorgeous fabrics. Most of the dresses are calf length or longer. This […]


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Our Award Winning Service Won’t Stop When You Shop Online

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

We’ve been selling online for quite a few years. In fact, we were the first special occasion boutique to sell online in the UK. Moving from selling through our boutique to creating an online shop wasn’t all plain sailing. We wanted to make sure that as far as possible we could offer the same award-winning […]


Summer dress 66146 Frank Lyman

Summer dress solutions – how to look hot and stay cool

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

As the sun starts to shine, a summer dress becomes a wardrobe staple. I know I own a frock shop but there is no way I could get through the summer without a summer dress or two. They are just so easy to throw on when temperatures start to rise. There is no worry of […]


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 […]


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