Whilst everyone else is wrapping up parcels for Christmas, we are busy unwrapping them! Father Christmas is bringing us floaty frock coats! Our 2017 mother of the bride collections are starting to arrive. Very exciting to see the outfits we chose last August now in our boutique for the new season.

Gorgeous floaty frock coats are in. This style from Condici only arrived yesterday and is already proving a hit.

I have already sold one to a lovely auntie of the bride. This lady has put on a lot of weight due to steroid treatment. Because of this, she was feeling pretty self-conscious in the shop yesterday. I put her in the Condici shift dress with the floaty frock coat in smart navy and she honestly could not stop smiling.

This is the perfect outfit as it gives the straight structure of the shift dress if you want to cover lumps and bumps. You then have the gorgeous floaty frock coat which is cleverly cut to make your back look straighter. The overall effect is extremely slimming.

She went out a very happy lady.  It was wonderful to see her cheered up and now looking forward to her nephew’s wedding.

Floaty frock coats – the fab factfile

Floaty frock coats are due to be an on-trend look in occasion wear for 2017. In soft chiffon or lace, the frock coat takes on a more fashionable style.

They are ideal for summer weddings when you want your arms covered but do not want to wear a heavy coat.

I also love the fact that if you are not a fan of full-on floaty, this gives you the best of both worlds. A straight dress teamed with a floaty coat still looks formal yet gives you a softer, feminine style.

After the wedding, team the coat with trousers for other events or wear them over other dresses.