Ready to Wear with a touch of bespoke…..

I was trying to decide what to wear to a girlfriend’s birthday dinner party and thought I’d wear something from the current collection.  Vittoria caught my eye….. I love the freshness of it.  I have a chiffon flower embellishment from a supplier which I really love, but I only have one so can’t really put … Read moreReady to Wear with a touch of bespoke…..

The Olympics, Sportswear and Clare McCardell

The British athletes looked great at the Olympics closing ceremony.  Those navy blazers and red trousers were the epitome of smart casual.  They have also looked really smart over the last two weeks in their official tracksuits.  All this sportswear has gradually filtered down into the lives of us mere mortals.  It is rare for … Read moreThe Olympics, Sportswear and Clare McCardell

The Weekend Cometh…The Silly Season approacheth…

Friday I am going out for lunch, part business, more pleasure.  This weekend I am working on Saturday, out on Saturday night.  Next week the children break up and I am taking us on a week’s part teaching, more fun, holiday.  The children will go to their age groups and I will go to talks … Read moreThe Weekend Cometh…The Silly Season approacheth…

To name or not to name

Working Frocks has decided to name its dresses.  A difficult decision, and how much does naming a dress matter?  We all know Christian Dior’s new look dress.  But how many of us know that it was called Bar? Working Frocks did a bit of investigation work to find out if Liz Hurley’s black Versace dress … Read moreTo name or not to name

Anyone for tennis?

The major sporting season is underway and women all over the country are faced with the same dilemma: How can I take time off work and go to Henley/Wimbledon/Glorious Goodwood/the Olympics.  And then: What shall I wear?  Take a tip from the Ladies at Wimbledon and make sure you are well dressed for any and … Read moreAnyone for tennis?

Flirty, Flowy and Feminine at Royal Ascot

It all started with Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.  She looked absolutely stunning at Ladies Day yesterday: So then Working Frocks got thinking about flowy, flirty, feminine skirt shapes….and noticed the Countess of Wessex… Flowy skirts look so feminine and fresh and summery, even on quite a cool, cloudy day.  They … Read moreFlirty, Flowy and Feminine at Royal Ascot

Everyday Glamour- Simplicity

The new exhibition at the V&A, Ballgowns, British Glamour since 1950, has got the Working Frocks’ brain whirring overtime. Glamour is not only yards and yards of tulle in a Belville Sassoon ballgown, but is also the simplicity of a pared-down design, executed to the highest standard.  Archive sketches from Belville Sassoon show a design eventually … Read moreEveryday Glamour- Simplicity

Best of British

Yesterday, dear reader, I had mud spattered wet legs, from the torrential downpour.  As I sorted myself out in the ladies, I looked up and caught sight of myself in the mirror, and my forehead was peeling.  So there we have it, soaking wet and gently peeling, which I think may be the theme for … Read moreBest of British

Spring has really sprung…..

….I’m insisting on calling our weather spring-like but it really is very hot at the moment, and more like summer.  It’s hard to believe last week we were in dresses, tights, jumpers and cardis.  This week we’ve finally cracked open the summer wardrobe.   Who knows what next week will bring? Dressing appropriately on a … Read moreSpring has really sprung…..

Spring is a season so let’s acknowledge it

Spring months are March, April May, it is a transition time between winter and summer, but it is not summer, and our expectations are kept firmly in check by a glance out of the window.    But Spring is a lovely season and I think we are cheating ourselves out of one of the most … Read moreSpring is a season so let’s acknowledge it

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