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Category: Mother Of The Bride

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Occasion dresses – will they rise to your occasion?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

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

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

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

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

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

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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, […]


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.” […]


Enjoying an Indian summer romance

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Who says romance is dead? I’ve spent some of today meeting lovely couples thinking of getting married at the beautiful Bournemouth Beach Weddings venue.  A whole range of lovebirds were there  – from young, first-timers to the more mature deciding to give it another go. It’s mind-blowing to see the choice when it comes to […]


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. […]


Mothers of the groom please stop taking a back seat

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

It’s been a busy morning at our boutique with mothers of the bride and groom in looking for their wedding outfits and today again I’ve heard what always amazes me. “I’m the mother of the groom so need to take a back seat.” “I’m not as important as the other mother”. Why? I tell my […]


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