Tag Archives: frockery

  • Victorian Edwardian Belle Époque blouses

    March 21, 2014

    Ever popular at the Frockery are Victorian and Edwardian style blouses which always sell quickly and are among the most requested items on our customers' wanted and wish lists. Capturing the essence of scenes from Mr Selfridge and Downton Abbey, yet equally at home in a 21st century wardrobe, the appeal of Victorian Edwardian frockery is undoubtedly timeless.

    Here are a few of our current catalogue pieces and recent arrivals, featuring feminine flourishes of lace, tucks, frills and pleating, which reflect the romantic flavour of the era as 19th century late Victorian melded into early 20th century Edwardian style which was becoming increasingly influenced by European Belle Époque art and fashion.

    Why not go for a Gibson Girl look with one of our frilled blouses teamed with a fashionable midi length or maxi skirt?  Or create a statement steampunk look with some Victorian inspired fancy frockery?

    White Victorian Edwardian blouse with lace yoke 

    victorian edwardian lace yoke blouse

    Black Victorian Edwardian style blouse

    black victorian edwardian blouse

    Vintage Victorian style pink blouse with smocking 

    vintage 70s victorian pink blouse

    New Romantic ivory ruffle front blouse

    ivory ruffle front blouse

    80s pink Victorian blouse with pleating

    pink victorian style blouse

    Victorian Edwardian white frilled blouse

    Victorian Edwardian white frilled blouse

    Dove grey steampunk Victorian Edwardian style blouse

    grey steampunk victorian blouse

    Vintage white frilled jabot blouse

    vintage white frilled jabot blouse

  • Frockery eco-fashion challenge 2014: everyone's a winner!

    March 7, 2014

    Well the judges have deliberated, argued, agonised, sweated, swithered and even sworn a bit (as it was such a difficult task), but a decision has finally been reached and it's time to announce the winners of this year's Frockery EcoFashion Challenge.

    Cue drum roll...

    This year's winner is Janice Stewart, who will receive £100 of frockery from our catalogue. Some readers may remember that Janice is a previous winner, but the judges felt her creativity, quirkiness and unique sense of eco-style stood out, along with her colourful personality that was so evident in all her entertaining 'tales behind the togs'. Here is Janice rocking one of her creative combos (where muck boots meet Zandra Rhodes!) and a montage of her amazing customised undertaker's coat cheekily teamed with red lace and tartan!

    muck boots meet zandra rhodes

    "Today's ensemble is entirely charity shops, over the years, not all at once! even the muck boots! (i'm off to an open air rummage site today so need them) NOT taking the fabby Zandra Rhodes bag that i got in a blind auction in a charity shop but had to add it to the picture as i love it! Photo by youngest son...who actually said i looked good, then added...for a wifie your age!"

    frockery challenge winner montage

    "Not exactly Sunday at Church wear...but this jacket will have seen the inside of a few in it's previous life as an undertakers top coat! I have now finished vamping it up & got hubs to take pics last night. The red lace dress underneath is from Sunrise..bought for a wedding that i couldn't get to due to snow a couple of years ago....tartan tights....just because i don't do american tan! Pink lens specs for special occasions...life looks better through rose coloured specs! #vintage#retro #upcycled #fun"

    Our runner up this year is Cecilia Townley, who will receive £50 of frockery from our catalogue. Cecilia's distinctive style, eye for a bargain (we must all bookmark the Woking hospice shop for a visit!) and showcasing of a range of eco-outfits throughout the challenge - from vintage to charity shop chic, for work, play and special occasions - were truly inspiring.  Here are just two of her winning looks.

    cecilia baby blue

    "This most beautiful crochet baby blue dress, from The Frockery is what I'm wearing! "

    cecilia 4

    "£4 for my red wrap dress. £4 for my navy blazer! Love a charity shop bargain Monday."

    But read on, fellow eco-frockers, for there are no losers and everyone's a winner when it comes to eco-fashion! 

    Since it was so incredibly tough for our judges to come up with just one winner and one runner up from the array of fabulous eco-fashion on display throughout February, we have decided to offer £20 of frockery to each of this year's participants. So please email us with your choice of items and we'll wing them off to you.

    Thank you again to everyone who embraced our fourth Frockery challenge with such enthusiasm and contributed to the community camaraderie. We hope you'll all take part again next year.

    Please feel free in the meantime to use the Frockery Facebook group to post eco-fashion tips, bargain buys, vintage adventures and news and we will continue to post events, competitions and exclusive offers there during the year. And if you haven't yet 'liked' our Frockery Facebook page , why not?!


  • A scarf for all seasons

    January 13, 2014

    CURRENT SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off scarves

    Enter code SCARVES-15 at the checkout (ends 19/01/14)

    We have a real passion for scarves, with more than one for every occasion in our personal collection, including a much loved Chanel which has turned out for weddings and funerals alike, a Burberry nova check silk square which was picked up for a song some years ago and a prized second hand Hermès which is almost too precious to wear.

    Accessories can help achieve a fresh new look when your budget is tight, and our affordable scarves will transform even the humblest of outfits. The way you wear them can also make a difference to your overall look, and you can pick up some useful tips on scarf tying  in the inimitable Liberty way here.

    We have recently acquired a fabulous selection of vintage scarves which we have been itching to add to the catalogue and we think you'll appreciate them too.

    Here are a few of our favourites:

    A very collectable vintage Liberty silk print scarf at an affordable price. 

    vintage Liberty scarf

    A classic ivory silk opera scarf with grey fringes.

    ivory silk opera scarf

    This rare Orient Express travel theme silk scarf features the crest of the “Compagnie des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Européens” and would make the perfect gift for a traveller. 

    Orient Express vintage silk scarf

    And this ivory  wrap / stole with pretty batik flower in a generous size is ideal for a wedding or other special occasion.

    ivory dupion wedding stole

    This colourful 60s psychedelic op art mod scarf will cheer up the greyest of days and is in fabulous vintage condition.

    vintage 60s mod op art scarf

    Finally, this stunning Raffaella Curiel cream silk scarf will add a touch of designer luxury to any outfit.

    Raffaella Curiel cream silk scarf

    We have plenty more to choose from in our scarvery, where prices start from as little £3.50!

  • Are you ready to frock?

    January 12, 2014

    It's nearly time for the Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge 2014.

    A wee reminder of why we do it

    By way of incentive to save the planet (and the wallet) in style, there will be prizes at the end of February's challenge for our favourite eco-fashionistas.

    So are you ready to frock?

    the frockery ecofashion challenge

  • January Sale 2014

    January 1, 2014


    Happy New Year to all our customers!

    We are currently offering a 20% cross store discount until 5th January 2014. Please use code JANSALE14 at the checkout to take advantage of this offer.

    It's also time to start thinking about this year's Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge which kicks off on 1st February. Why not join the Frockery Facebook group to stay up to date and receive exclusive offers?

  • Happy holidays and a blast from Christmas past!

    December 22, 2013

    We would like to wish everyone happy holidays and very merry 2014 with a blast from the chief frocker's Christmas past (circa 1959). Thank you all for your support over the past year, we couldn't go on without you! xxx

    christmas 1959

    Wasn't Santa cute back then!