Advertisement Feature: Putting on the Glitz


By Alice Ryan


The festive season is twinkling on the horizon. Time to find a party-perfect outfit that makes you look and feel a million dollars - with a little help from the team at Pocket Watch & Petticoats, the award-winning retro boutique with branches in Bury, Cambridge and Ipswich

“Making ladies feel fabulous: that’s what Pocket Watch & Petticoats is really about,” says Sophia Taylor, who runs the business with husband Adrian.

“Just by looking at a customer we know what will suit them and what they’ll feel gorgeous in. Generally the first dress we give them to try is the one they go home with. Whether you’re a Pocket Rocket or a Curvaceous Goddess, we’ve got the dress for you.

“What we offer isn’t just a dress – it’s an experience. That’s why we don’t sell online. What you get when you walk into our shop is something you can’t get from clicking to buy; you can’t get it behind a keyboard.”

OUTFIT 1

Justine wears:

Golden Gatsby swing dress, £69

Golden Gatsby matching heels, £60

Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 1(19048246)
Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 1(19048246)
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Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 1(19048229)

Golden glitter Waspie belt, £10, also available in silver

Pocket Watch adjustable waist and length petticoat, £35

One-off floral hairpiece, handmade in England exclusively for Pocket Watch & Petticoats, £15

OUTFIT 2

Ellie wears:

Royal Rose Garden dress, £58, part of the Voluptuous Goddess range, sizes 18-26

Darkest Rose heels, £60

Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 2 (19048255)
Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 2 (19048255)
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Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 2 (19048262)

Signature Waspie belt, £10

Pocket Watch adjustable waist and length petticoat, £35

One-off floral hairpiece, handmade in England exclusively for Pocket Watch & Petticoats, £12.50

OUTFIT 3

Mary wears:

Jenny jumpsuit, £59

Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 3 (19048272)
Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 3 (19048272)

Signature fascinator in navy, £18

OUTFIT 4

Justine wears:

Eliza Stardust dress, £69

Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 4 (19048278)
Pocket Watch Partywear OUTFIT 4 (19048278)

Eliza Stardust matching shoes, £55

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Pocket Watch Partywear Group Shot (19048224)

Pocket Watch & Petticoats is open seven days a week at 16 St John’s Street, Cambridge CB2 1TW, 10 St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SQ and 3 St Stephen’s Lane, Ipswich IP1 1DP. Locations and nearest car parks can be found at pocketwatchandpetticoats.com. Follow Pocket Watch & Petticoats on Facebook and Instagram for updates.



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