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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 […]


Mother of the groom – your chance to shine

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

“I’m a mother of the groom so I’m not important as the mother of the bride.”  I hear this so often from ladies coming into my shop to find a wedding outfit. I know there is an etiquette around the mother of the bride getting her outfit first. However, this can often lead to lots […]


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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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Retro dresses – why old-fashioned is the new look

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Retro dresses or vintage style dresses are making a real resurgence in occasion wear. This is great news as the 1950’s retro dress shape is so flattering to wear. The A-line shape is kind to most figures. For those without a waist, it creates one. If you are lucky enough to have a tiny waist, […]


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Going out dresses – how to look hot on a budget

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Going out dresses become a wardrobe must-have at this time of year. About now, I often get customers in our boutique in a real panic. They have got a last-minute invitation to somewhere posh and don’t have any going out dresses. It is always a good idea to have at least one going out dress […]


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Colour – how wearing the right one will make you happier

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Colour is so important, especially at this time of year. As the days get darker, it seems our wardrobes follow the weather too. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Colour consultant and personal stylist Nicola Davis reveals how the right colour not only makes us look good from the outside but can also […]


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Dresses with sleeves wanted! Help! Do they exist?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

As soon as BBC’s ‘Strictly’ hits our screens, customers inundate me wanting evening dresses and party dresses with sleeves. “We see them on TV but can’t find them in the shops!” is their battle cry. But the good news is, at last evening dresses with sleeves are available. And they are available to us lesser […]


How to Wear Dresses for Winter

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Winter might still be a few months away, but women across the UK and beyond are now getting their wardrobes ready as early as early as now. What is great is about this is that you do not need to set aside the clothes you use for other seasons once the weather sets in. With […]


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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 […]


Face and skin care

Indulge in some face time for your big day

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Leading face and skincare expert Faye Jones, clinic manager at Sk:n in Bournemouth is helping women, especially brides and mothers of the bride and groom to get great skin in preparation for the big day. As guest blogger for Fab Frocks, here she shares her secret to glowing skin for that important day. The 5 […]


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