It’s occasion wear season! Our party frocks here at Fab Frocks take a back seat as our customers focus on finding occasion wear outfits for their social diary. And 2018 is looking set to be a really exciting in terms of what is on offer.

This season sees us offering 15 stunning occasion wear collections from all over the world. That means we have the largest choice of mother of the bride and groom outfits in Dorset and Hampshire. Some collections are exclusive to us in Bournemouth and others are exclusive to us in Dorset.  So, you won’t find them in other shops in our area.

Occasion wear – what’s new?

We are delighted to have been chosen as the only stockist in Bournemouth of Condici. This is a leading mother of the bride and groom label which offers age-appropriate styles that are stunning. Not only stunning but also fabulously flattering to all figures. Clever layering and delicate ruching mean your tummy is hidden and most of the dresses have sleeves to cover your arms. Always one of our bestsellers, Condici is classy and comfortable to wear.

New for 2018 is a gorgeous Spanish label, Sara Ruiz, which is ideal for wedding guests and race events such as Royal Ascot. Sara Ruiz combines neat dresses in interesting prints with beautiful attention to detail. And the great thing about this label is you won’t walk into a wedding or Ascot and see loads of other women in the same dress as you! Obviously, this is what tends to happen if you shop on the high street.

Another great Spanish name to look out for is Rosa Clara. We have expanded our choice with this stunning label from Barcelona so you can choose from floaty frock coats and dresses to neat little dresses perfect for Ascot and wedding guests. Watch out for Rosa Clara dresses on celebrities this season too!

Bestselling occasion wear for best dressed guests

Sometimes when you go buying, it is so hard to say no to some of the styles and stick to your budget. That is always the case for us with the phenomenal Michaela Louisa collection. Every year this occasion wear label is one of our best sellers. Spring 2018 looks definitely set to be that way again. In this collection there is something for everyone. Mothers of the bride will be spoilt for choice with brilliant prices dresses with jackets that can easily be worn again. Race goers and wedding guests will love the summer dress styles. On-trend looks include bell sleeves on dresses, peplum detail as well as pleats making a comeback!

Another great occasion wear designer is Veromia Occasions. As the name suggests, it offers dresses and outfits for any kind of formal event. Focus is on a good price point with dresses from £140 and again you won’t see these dresses in the high street shops. Fans of A-line and vintage are going to love the 2018 collection which features feminine styles in pretty prints.

So, even if your invite to THE  wedding hasn’t arrived yet – get planning now. You never know that gold gilded envelope could be on its way to you from Meghan and Harry!