Whether you are the mother-of-the-bride (or groom), a mature bride or merely a wedding guest, we have everything you need in these pages, from the posh frock to the stylish shoes and bag that will give your outfit va va voom.
At SoSensational, we know that when you want a posh frock for a party, a wedding or a big, glamorous Red Carpet event, you want something gorgeous, stylish, on-trend, chic and with a “wow” factor. We have found 100s of fab frocks, party frocks and posh frocks for you to choose from, at prices to suit every budget.
Finding the perfect posh frock
We all love to receive an invitation to a glamorous party or a wedding. And how exciting to read, in the corner of the invitation, those little words after the dress code: “Posh frock”. It means we can wear something gorgeous and glamorous, and who doesn’t want an excuse to buy a new fab frock? But it can be a challenge to find a posh frock that ticks all the boxes, but is also appropriately grown up and has a price tag that fits our budget.
At SoSensational, we have scoured the collections from the top designers in Paris, Milan and New York, searched the mid-range collections, and viewed the party frocks among all the brilliant High Street brands and stores, to find all the posh frocks and showcase them for you to buy all in one place.
Fab frocks and the big cover-up
Because we know that, for many of us for one reason or another, bare arms can be an issue – either because we simply don’t want to show our arms, or because we need to cover up during some part of a party or event, or for reasons of religious modesty – we have found lots of dresses with sleeves. And we promise none of them are those horrid, old-lady sheer polyester things.
And when you can’t resist a strapless or strappy posh frock, there is always a simple solution: a gorgeous shawl or pashmina thrown around your shoulders, or a chic little shrug to provide the perfect cover up for your fab frock. Find them on our scarves and wraps pages, or on the Hayley Menzies website, on the SoSensational Directory.
The long and the short of it
Celebrities photographed on the Red Carpet have had a huge impact on our willingness to choose long when we pick a posh frock. All those images of celebs looking endlessly glamorous in floor-length gowns has pushed up sales of long posh frocks, and at SoSensational we love long gowns, and have lots of them in our posh frocks’ galleries. But we also recognise that not everyone wants to take the long route, so we have also found plenty of short fab frocks, perfect for cocktail parties and many formal events.
Posh frocks for second-time or mature brides
Getting married past the age of 40 can be a minefield in terms of finding the perfect posh frock. In the 21st century, for a whole slew of reasons, more and more women are marrying for the first time or remarrying at an age where a big frothy frock is not the most appropriate garment, so a different kind of fab frock is needed.
If you are 40-plus bride, you will want a mature bride wedding dress that will make you feel gorgeous, glamorous and special.
To some degree, your choice of posh frock as a mature bride will depend on the style of celebration - a registry office demands a fab frock that is chic and hovers around the knee; for a hotel-style party you may want a more glamorous frock, while for a beach wedding you will probably want a posh frock that is long and flowing but still sophisticated and age-appropriate.
At SoSensational we have a whole selection of posh frocks, specially selected from a wide selection of brands, that are all perfect – and entirely appropriate - for your big day, whatever form it takes. See the collection now.
Welcome to SoSensational, the shopping and style guide for grown up women where you can buy daywear, posh frocks, wedding and mother-of-the-bride outfits, petites clothing, plus size clothing and accessories. Buy from the high street to top brands at every price, all hand-picked by Jan and Cyndy. And in our directory, we showcase specialist boutiques and niche brands with unique and individual clothing, jewellery and accessories. Browse now.