Frockery Talk

  • Get a shift on: 10% off day dresses

    May 10, 2016

    We are offering a 10% discount on all online purchases of Day Dresses until Sunday 15 May.

    To take advantage of this offer, please enter the code DRESSUP at our checkout and the discount will be automatically applied.

    From sun dresses to chic shifts, you're sure to find a fab frock at a fab price!

    white broderie sun dress

    White broderie sun dress

    orange dropwaist dress

    Windsmoor orange drop waist dress

  • Red hot frockery

    April 27, 2016

    red and white spotted rockabilly dress

    A City University of New York study has apparently found that wearing red makes women more attractive - but only to men who already fancy them a bit.

    Commenting last year in the European Journal of Social Psychology, the study’s principal Steven G. Young said: “Even when women are viewed merely carrying red objects (e.g., laptop computers), they are found more attractive than when holding comparable objects in different colors.”

    But don’t get too excited because he also found that: “In two experiments, red enhanced men’s ratings of female attractiveness, but only for faces pre-rated as attractive; red had no influence on perceptions of initially unattractive faces.”

    So after a night on the red, red wine, the chief frocker may need to put a bag over her head...

    If anyone fancies testing the ‘lady in red’ hypothesis for themselves, here are a few ideas straight from our own Frockery ‘Simply Red’ List. Don’t forget to let us know how you get on!

    ruby slippers

     

    red pleated evening bag

     

    red leather gloves

     

    red flapper top

     

    betty jackson red dress

    red satin corset

    red satin platform sandals

    red pussy bow blouse

     More red hot ideas for all shapes and sizes here >>>

     

  • Wedding wear discount code

    April 9, 2016

    We are offering a 15% discount on all online purchases from our dedicated  Wedding department  until 16th April 2016 30th April! To take advantage of this offer, please enter the code WEDDING15 at our checkout and the discount will be applied.

    wedding hat

    vintage pronuptia lace wedding dress

     

  • Frockery EcoFashion Challenge 2016: winners announced

    March 16, 2016

    frockery eco-fashion challenge 2016

    Sincere apologies for the delay in announcing our Frockery Eco Fashion Challenge winners due to a  combination of crises, including internet connection issues,  two days in court for the chief frocker (fotunately not as the accused!) and several days of London lurgy. Thank you all for your patience!

    We had some stunning entries again this year as an amazing array of vintage, hand made and preloved oufits were showcased on our virtual catwalk, along with accompanying stories of creative customisations and bargain buys. There is a tremendous sense of camaraderie among our FrockeryFacebook group members, which always makes the challenge such an enjoyable and fun event.

    It was another unenviable task and difficult decision for our esteemed judges - Janice Stewart of Tweed'll Dee, Kirstin Frocker and the absolutely fabulous Patsy A (whose internet connection is very vintage, practically dial-up, darling!) - as there was once again such an outstandingly stylish display of eco-fashion in all its glorious diversity throughout the month.

    But finally, here are this year's three worthy winners, who will each receive £50 of frockery of their choice from our catalogue, with an additional £25 for the 'story behind the style'. The images give just a glimpse of the range of eco-frockery that was 'rocked around the clock' during February.

     Gail Adams - vintage treasure huntress extraordinaire!

    frockery challenge winner Gail

    "So I am out treasure hunting and it is so cold. Out of the wardrobe comes old faithful, 10 years old and originally from M&S. The beret was a freebie from an elderly relatives house clearance."

    frockery challenge winner Gail 2

    "A lovely cashmere jacket bought from a charity shop in Brechin for £6.50. A perfect match for my tartan full circle skirt."

    Sharan King - vaunting the vintage and hand made!

    frockery challenge winner Sharan

    "#outfitoftheday this one is many years old but still loved like the first day I got her via eBay so was second hand #lindybop #vintagelook#vintagefashion #thefrockery"

    frockery challenge winner Sharan2

    "#‎outfitoftheday my beautiful blue ‪#‎imadethis ‪#‎dressmaker‪#‎makeyourownwardrobe and ‪#‎broochoftheday ice cream mmm‪#‎gofrockyourself ‪#‎letsdressvintage ‪#‎mrssewandsew ✂✂"

     Breagha Cuinn - queen of quirk, princess of preloved and wild child!

    frockery challenge winner Breagha

    "Today's Outfit: Charity Shop jacket (£3), Charity Shop dress (£5), Charity Shop tights (50p) Vintage brooch (£1), Second Hand scarf (Free)!"

    frockery challenge winner Breagha 2

    "Today's Outfit: Second hand leopard top (Free), Second Hand snake skin print cardigan (Free) Charity Shop zebra print jeans (£5)"

    Story behind the style - Gail's lampshade!

    frockery challenge story winner

     "The ultimate in eco fashion. What do you do when you rip your favourite vintage pleated skirt on the car door? Cover a boring lampshade, add matching corsage and a few roadkill feathers and we are good to go."

    Congratulations to our winners (please contact us to claim your prizes, ladies!) and a huge thank you to everyone who entered into the spirit of the #frockerychallenge 2016.  Hope to see you all again next year!

  • Skeleton staff next week!

    March 1, 2016

    Just a note to advise customers that our dispatch of orders may be slightly delayed next week as the chief frocker will be away in London, leaving a minor frocker in sole charge, whose packing skills are not yet quite as refined as his techie expertise!

    All orders placed from Saturday 5th March will be sent at the very latest on Saturday 12th March. Normal service will resume thereafter, with same day or next working day dispatch.

    Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Two reasons to be cheerful this February

    February 19, 2016

    We are all thoroughly fed up with the appalling weather, from which we are expecting little respite any time soon. Today we have rain (again - or should that be still?) and tomorrow more snow is forecast. To top it all, lurgy has descended on the frockers' household and we have been been a-shivering for several days now.

    We won't even mention the tax bill, but we have come up with two reasons to be cheerful this February...

    15PC OFF BANNER

    To cheer us all up and help beat the winter blues, we are currently offering a 15% cross store discount which is valid for all online purchases from the Frockery catalogue until the end of this month. Just enter FEBRUARY during the checkout process and the discount will be automatically applied.

    CHALLENGE 2016

    If you are still in need of cheering up, there is plenty of time to enter this year's Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge which is currently underway on our Facebook group. Some stunning outfits have been showcased so far by our intrepid fashionistas and there are prizes to be won. Click the banner for more details, and do come and join us!