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Maxi dresses from Veromia Occasions


Maxi dresses – how to maximize your style this summer

Maxi dresses can look amazing. But let’s face it, they can also look like you’ve slipped out in your nightie if you get the look wrong! So how do you maximise the maxi dress look and get it right this summer? The do’s and don’ts of maxi dresses Maxi dresses hail back to the 1960’s […]


Lewis Henry floaty occasionwear


How to look fabulous in floaty thanks to Lewis Henry

We’ve recently had a lot of customers wanting long and floaty for summer weddings and events. Our Lewis Henry collection has really ticked the box. It has been so popular we are needing to do repeat orders. Lewis Henry offers floaty styles in gorgeous fabrics. Most of the dresses are calf length or longer. This […]


Shop online Michaela Louisa 8449


Our Award Winning Service Won’t Stop When You Shop Online

We’ve been selling online for quite a few years. In fact, we were the first special occasion boutique to sell online in the UK. Moving from selling through our boutique to creating an online shop wasn’t all plain sailing. We wanted to make sure that as far as possible we could offer the same award-winning […]


Summer dress 66146 Frank Lyman


Summer dress solutions – how to look hot and stay cool

As the sun starts to shine, a summer dress becomes a wardrobe staple. I know I own a frock shop but there is no way I could get through the summer without a summer dress or two. They are just so easy to throw on when temperatures start to rise. There is no worry of […]


Frock coat 26001 John Charles


Frock coat fashion – how to look formal and fashionable

Did you know a frock coat actually started out as a man’s coat? It was popular in the Victorian and Edwardian period.  For a long time, a frock coat for weddings and special occasions was the obvious choice. Then it fell out of fashion. The look became frumpy  – think of some of the Queen’s […]


Blue dresses from Zeila


Blue dresses – why it is ok to be blue at your daughter’s wedding

Blue dresses for mothers of the bride and groom are proving really popular this season. Mums of the bride and groom are loving the choice of strong blues such as navy and cobalt through to the softer tones of baby blues and powder blues in occasion wear.  Blue is also such a great colour to […]



Ascot outfits – winning looks for the race meet of the year

What you wear to Royal Ascot is as important as what you may win at this amazing race event. If you have never been and love dressing up – you must try and get to go. It is a people-watchers paradise aside from the great horse racing.  Ascot outfits demand a strict dress code. What […]


Shift dresses by Tina Taylor


Shift dresses – isn’t it time you moved over to this look?

Shift dresses – you can’t really get more simple than this look yet it is a timeless classic. These dresses came into their own thanks to Audrey Hepburn’s iconic little black shift dress in ‘ Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ It was designed by Hubert de Givenchy. He also dressed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy who was a great […]


Summer dresses from Smashed Lemon


Summer dresses – how to score the right look at charity fashion show

Summer dresses will be the theme at our forthcoming charity fashion show in Bournemouth. We are so excited to be teaming up to support The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation with this high-profile charity event. Not only is it for a great cause, it is at a great venue too. Taking place on Wednesday 17 May […]


Bride's mother outfit by Condici


Bride’s mother – how to do your daughter proud

Being the bride’s mother will probably be the most important day in your life. Aside from your own wedding that is. At the moment, my shop is like a fashion feeding frenzy as women come in to find their dream mother of the bride outfit. Regarded as the next most important guest, what you are […]


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