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Category: Mother Of The Bride

The Cabotine occasion dress is here!

So excited to open a delivery today ( the box was so big I could move in to it!). Inside, this beautiful Cabotine occasion dress. This Cabotine style was a winner last year. I even had two ladies nearly come to blows over the last one we had! So it is back for 2017!  And […]


Gabriela Sanchez mother of the bride

Gabriela Sanchez is set to bring mums of bride Spanish style

Gabriela Sanchez is on her way. It is one of three gorgeous new Spanish mother of the bride collections that will join us for 2017.  This is an exciting addition for us – taking us up to a choice of 18 occasion wear collections. What is more, we will be the only shop in Dorset […]


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Fab Frocks scores a hat-trick at Dorset Wedding Awards

And the winner is….Fab Frocks! Just had to share with you our latest award win! On Friday night, I attended the Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards along with my Fab Frocks business partner Steve. Here, we scooped the ‘Best Wedding Attire’ award. This is the third time we have won in the four years this event […]


Mature brides dress by Dress Code DC191E

Mature brides do not have to be like Miss Haversham!

Like vintage wine getting better with age, it seems it is the same for mature brides.  Getting married again and tying the knot later  in life is back in vogue.  At the weekend I exhibited at Milton Abbey wedding show – a stunning house and abbey venue in the heart of Dorset countryside. As well as meeting lots […]


Occasion dresses by Cabotine 5007557

Occasion dresses – will they rise to your occasion?

There’s a lot of talk lately about the mother of the bride “uniform”.  The classic look of a dress and jacket. For a lot of women this works beautifully, hence why it is so popular as a style. But some mums of the bride and groom are on the look out for occasion dresses. Ditching […]


Condici 70843 mother of the bride outfit

Condici occasionwear gets me in the mood for spring

At home, the log burner is on. At the shop, the Halloween window is giving us some spooky style.  And totally out of sync with the season we are in, our spring/summer Condici mother of the bride and mother of the groom collection is arriving. Don’t get me wrong. Even though my body clock is […]


Mother of the bride occasion-wear

Shopping with mum – stress-free mother of the bride

So you’ve made your mum the happiest mum in the world by setting your wedding date. But you may also have,  inadvertently, filled her with panic about what mother of the bride outfit she will wear on the big day! Us mums are worriers. That’s part of our job. In the 15 years I’ve been […]


Mothers of the bride outfit Zeila 3018707

Real life mothers of the bride should get the Vogue treatment

So today, Vogue magazine hits the newstands with real-life women as models or “nodels” as they’re known. Sadly it’s only for one issue! A token gesture for those of us who frequent the real world of fat thighs and less than flat tummies. Of course, we buy magazines because they’re aspirational. But now, those aspirations […]


Frock coats with a dress like Cabotine 5007272 are in vogue

Frock coats – the great cover up to beat the winter blues

Pinch, punch first day of the month and all that! October’s here. Or Frocktober as we love to call it.  It’s time for winter weddings. That can mean a thick vest to some mothers of the bride and frock coats to others. It’s without a doubt trickier to find an outfit for a winter event. […]


Focus on your style not your size label

It would seem size really does matter when you consider the revelation that 1 in 5 UK women cut the label out of their clothes because they’re embarrassed.  I fully support the #NoSizeFitsAll campaign, aiming to take away the shame connected to clothing sizes. More than in any other clothing sector, when it comes to occasionwear, […]


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