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Bardot dresses – a style not to be shrugged at!

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Bardot dresses are on trend for 2018. From the high street to haute couture, this neckline, named after the movie icon Brigitte Bardot, is back in vogue. And it is so exciting to see that it is finding its way into occasionwear for spring/summer 2018. Bardot dresses feature an off-the shoulder neckline, often with a […]

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How to frock around the clock this Christmas

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Forget about the 12 days of Christmas. I am focusing on the 12 dresses of Christmas. My Christmas social schedule is ramping up. There are drinks parties with friends. I’m also going out for dinner. And of course a few Christmas parties thrown into the mix! And a lot of these events involving me rushing […]

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Red dresses – why they will never embarrass you

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

You have to go a long way to beat the festive appeal of red dresses.  Red is bright, cheerful and of course, a colour that we all associate with Santa. We know he looks great in this colour but can it work for everyone? I truly believe it can.  I get a lot of customers […]

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Introducing our fab loyalty scheme – how to shop with rewards

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The biggest compliment a shop like mine can have is for customers to come back to us time and again. I may help a lady find an occasionwear outfit for her daughter or son’s wedding. She then comes back to me for a few holiday dresses. A year later, she’s back for an outfit for […]

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Backless dresses – how to make a stylish exit

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

At Fab Frocks, we’ve just invested in a turntable that spins our window mannequin around 360 degrees. This device is perfect for showing off backless dresses to their full potential. Window shoppers love to stop and watch the mannequin do her spin so they can get the full impact of the backless dress. This season, […]

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Dorset Wedding Awards – it’s the fab four wins for Fab Frocks!

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The Dorset Wedding Awards are like the Oscars of the wedding industry. This annual event recognises wedding businesses across the county involved in anything to do with Dorset weddings. There’s an award for best stationery through to best bridal. And this year, I am so proud to announce that Fab Frocks won Best Wedding Attire […]

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Grecian dresses – how to bring out the Goddess in you

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Haven’t we all got a Goddess inside us? If you’re anything like me, most of the time I’m sure she’s a domestic one! But, I reckon, lurking under all of our everyday exteriors is an after-dark Goddess desperate to get out. And why not now? After all, the party season is well and truly hurtling […]

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Condici outfits – as beautifully exclusive as you are

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Condici outfits are now arriving for spring 2018. This collection is always one of the first to arrive and always one of the first to sell out.  Try Condici outfits on and you will see why!  And this season, I’ve got some exciting news. Fab Frocks is the exclusive stockist of this label in Bournemouth. […]

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Mum of the bride – your turn to blush at the wedding

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

We’ve all heard of blushing brides. But what about a blushing mum of the bride? I don’t mean red-faced and embarrassed. I mean beautiful in blush. Blush pink is such a popular colour for mums of the bride and mums of the groom.  Year round – whether the wedding is in the height of summer […]

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Evening wear – how to dress the best for black tie

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

It’s the time of year when more of my customers are shopping for evening wear. This is probably one of the trickiest types of clothing to shop for. I say that and I have been selling it for over 16 years! But when I go to a formal night where women are required to wear […]

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