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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 […]


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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