Frockery Focus

  • Year of the coat

    January 3, 2018

    2018 is set to be the year of the coat and there's plenty of choice, no matter what your your style preference or budget. Here are a few of our favourites from the Frockery catalogue and you can be sure that none will break the bank after all that festive spending.

    You can browse our full range of coats, capes and jackets in our Outerwear department - and why not also use discount code COATS2018 at the checkout for 15% off? Continue reading

  • The Summer of Pre-Loved

    May 31, 2017

    hippie

    In the summer of 1967 up to 100.000 hippies, also known as 'flower children', converged on the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco to celebrate peace and love, and in the words of Timothy Leary, 'turn on, tune in, drop out'. It signified the beginning of a radical counter-cultural movement that had profound reverberations across the USA and the rest of the world as young people united in protest against the Vietnam war and railed against the political establishment.   Continue reading

  • Monsoon season

    May 26, 2017

    monsoon

    It may be a scorcher (even in Forfar!) but it's Monsoon season at the Frockery as we have been busy cataloguing a selection of dresses, tops and skirts from the ever-popular high street brand.

    One of our favourite labels, Monsoon has grown into a global phenomenon from its humble beginnings on a market stall in London's Portobello Road in 1973 - shortly before the chief frocker bought her first Afghan coat with her first student grant (yes, we got grants, not loans, back then).   Continue reading

  • Get spotted!

    May 23, 2016

    We have plenty of ways to get spotted going dotty this season at prices that won't bring you out in a rash! Join up the dots for a classic look that never goes out of fashion.

    spotted swing dress

    Spotted swing dress

    navy and white polka dot ensemble

    Gerald McCann for Dusk navy and white spotted two piece 

    spotted peplum dress

    Spotted peplum dress

    spotted rockabilly dress

    Spotted rockabilly frock

    polka dot shioes

    Dune polka dot heels

  • 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 >>>

     

  • St Valentine's Day frockery

    February 3, 2016

    Our St Valentine's Day selection...

    Hearts

    heart button bstriped blouse

    Heart button striped blouse

    Top Shop heart print dress

    Top Shop heart print dress

    Flowers

    floral needlepoint bag

    Floral needlepoint bag

    hardy amies floral blouse

    Hardy Amies floral blouse

    Royal Doulton red rose bone china stick pin

    Royal Doulton red rose bone china stick pin

    Silk

    la senza red silk robe

    La Senza red silk robe

    kaliko black silk slip dress

    Kaliko black silk slip dress

    Lace

    red lace dress

    Red lace dress

    black lace dress

    Black lace dress