• chesca and Question Time

    What has fashion label, chesca got to do with News programme, Question Time,  Tonight Baroness Brinton is wearing chesca, an ink satin back crepe jacket with notch neck and ivory underband .  I know she has the matching trousers, because i just looked up Sarah Brinton on the web and there is a picture of her wearing the outfit.  why mention it?  Well, people often think of chesca in connection with wedding wear, and here is an outfit suitable for executive woman, or at least, an outfit chosen to wear, within  a serious context.

    This week, our newsletter introduces our bridal look book--certainly , not the traditional strapless bouffant dresses, but feminine dresses for the bride with a modern perspective, maybe for the bride second time around.  Bridesmaids' dresses too, cultured pearls on the way next week suitable for bride and bridesmaids (the bracelets make lovely gifts), as well as gorgeous new hairpieces.  New hats are on the way, next month, together with our satin and lace shoes and bags.

    Elegance, femininity and practicality are all combined with our brand, chesca

    Have a good week-and do let me know what you think of our newsletter this week?

    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year!

    Team   chesca  join me in wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy new year, We are happy  to help for the great events and the small, to make each ocassion memorable by providing just the right outfit.  

    note: A firend tested me that Dawn French was wearing chesca at the Jools Holland bash on T.V and I saw Valerie Leon of Bond and Carry On Fame wearing chesca for New Year--needless to say, i was wearing  chesca too- my blue jersey/chiffon dress , which I love

    Willl be keeping you abreast of my own special ocassion: my son, Alastair, is tying the knot this year in September-so I will share my outfit building with you, step by step

    Look out for a brill new idea , which i will share with you in February--well, I think it is good, you will have the opportunity to let me know then.....................

    Once again, let me know if I or my team in store can help-we have personal experience of parties, masonics, cruises, and parties of all sorts---and even job interviews in the sometimes precarious world of work!

    Live every day to the full--that is my intention--you are all in my own personal new year's Honours List!


    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • the ULTIMATE Sale


    First of all, I hope you had a wonderful day on 25th-surrounded by friends and family.  Secondly, please don't go out in this weather, and just have a look at our bargains.  We are moving later this year and want to clear our rails of our branded merchandise and some of our separates--many of them best sellers, but we simply don't have room in our mail order department for the spring collection, many of which are now in, and the whole Autumn collection.  We have decided to reduce many coats, even though the cold weather has barely started--some of which we have just repeated for January.  Most of our gilets, that extra little layer to keep you cosy indoors or out, are half price.  First time ever, we have reduced some posh frocks-so buy now before the price goes up. 

    Many of these items are only available on line--we genuinely have to clear the rails in our office, so please take advantage of these amazing prices from the comfort of your own home and buy yourself a well-deserved present to wear this January!

    Good tidings to all


    Posted by Jacqui Green
  • Memories that last a lifetime

    It's that time of the year when people are planning what to wear on sensational cruises-whether to the Carribean or the Pacific and looking for some special party dresses. Or maybe, booking a wedding and looking for an outfit to turn heads--as a mother, aunt, sister, or even the centre of attention - the bride. A special dress to be photographed - feminine, a little frivolous or perhaps sophisticated- chesca specialises in outfits for those memorable events.

    And for the celebration, as this our tenth year draws to a close, type in "DRESS10" at the checkout on any full price dress order, and receive a 10% discount. on our brand new range-as our latest brochure claims, DRESS TO IMPRESS. Why are we doing this - well, we need to book more of our new ranges and we need your help.  We need to see what you, our most loyal customers choose, what sizes you buy and well, we think you should be paid for helping.   Your choices will enable us to plan more effectively-so please take advantage of this offer-and, thank you!

    Don't forget our stunning matching accessories, --and if you know, someone is planning a wedding, why don't you buy them a sparkling bag as a Christmas present, instead of a nice warm hat.

    More tomorrow....

    Please be aware that the way that you select the size of your garment has changed. When adding an item to your basket please make sure that you have selected a size by clicking the box with your chosen size.


    Posted by Peter Gibson
  • Trashion and Fashion!

    Woke up this a.m to see the most amazing dress perfect for the red carpet, made of nespresso capsules (used and cleaned of course)!

    SOURCE: http://outilespyy.com/nespresso-trashion/
    Photos: Heather Mantila Dress: I & A remake of the ecodesign team
    Model: By / Paparazzi Make-up & hair: Senay Coco
    In collaboration with : Finland's Blog Media and Nespresso.

    I loved it, but what I noticed was the hard work that had got into it, the finish designer is so clever-and then compared it to all the hard work that goes into our evening dresses.  We have just launched "dress to impress"- have a look at our online brochure and you will see some sizziling dresses, but what you will not see, are the careful linings designed to streamline, the careful ruching at the back of each dress, designed to emphasise and trim the waist, the exact line of the bust detail and the curves we put into it--did you know we have 35 reviews for our ivory lace wedding dress on John Lewis bridal site. The dress seems simple but the tapework is placed to flatter and the lace has a special stretch, the curved seams at the hip are designed to minimise the hips with an exact flare and hidden godets, again to add glamour and to flatter.  Not only our brides, but their mums love this dress and yesterday a new delivery in NAVY -and our brand new colour LILAC. Our mesh dress, with sparkle at the neck and sleeves, has been extended, and is now ankle length-and champagne for bride,   mink for her mother, and capri blue for the bridesmaids.  You will note that chesca is no longer simply for the cruvy--we start our ocassion dresses at size 10!!  Attention to detail is my mantra, no matter if the dress is £95.00 or £300.

    Did you know, we have a cowl neck dress, apparently plain with a print cowl, and we have altered the cowl each time depending on the drape of the material, and the hem of the jersey, depending on its weight, and it is only £95.00.  You might not notice if you saw the pic, but believe me, it is different under the surface.

    Although, I do not look like the stunning model, wearing trashion, I am privileged to try on every dress and add my tiny tweaks to the shoulders, neckline, tops of arms-and to have developed our modern interpretations of Hollywood glamour--for night and day.

    So many girls have tried chesca once, and now, are our brand ambassadors!

    Thank you for the greatest opportunity-looking forward to the festive season.


    Jacqui Green

    Posted by Peter Gibson