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I looked at the calendar yesterday and had a very nasty shock; there are just eight weeks to Christmas. How can that be? Where has this year gone? Why am I starting to panic?

The one thing I'm not worried about is having the right clothes for the upcoming festivities and I hope you're not either. Here at Victoria Lane we've had lots of deliveries of new winter collections in different colours, styles and shapes so, whatever your need, we should certainly have something to fill it.

If you've attended any of our autumn fashion shows you'll know how colourful and vibrant this season's clothes are. There's no hiding your light under a bush this year; bright reds, strong blues, colourful mixes of lilac and forest green, deep purples and sharp clean winter whites are leading the way and there are patterns everywhere. The word from the street is to wear two mismatched patterns together to create maximum impact.

Talking of fashion shows, we have two more planned for November but these already have a waiting list. We're now searching our diaries to see if we can fit in another one or two. Keep an eye on our social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram) or look at the events page on our website for the latest news.

We are also holding three Social Saturdays in December where there will be special offers available on a number of ranges; there'll be bubbly and cake so we can celebrate the festive season together and if you're stumped for a present idea we will happily personalise a gift voucher for you to give away. Come to one, two or all three Social Saturdays; we'll be delighted to see you.



Jeans for every body



Think jeans are just for youngsters? Wrong! There's a pair of jeans to suit every body, of all ages.

At Victoria Lane we stock jeans from four different fashion houses, which means you are bound to find a style, size and colour to suit you. Don't worry if you don't know which to choose, we have years of experience in fitting trousers and will soon help you find your ideal pair of jeans.

Find out more on our blog.



Trouser fit day



What do courgettes, pumpkins and squash have to do with ladies fashions?

Following on from our fashion shows in September, this month we held another of our popular trouser fit days where we modelled various styles from our favourite trouser suppliers, showing how the different cuts work for every shape of lady.

When we last ran this in early spring, we designated the three main lady's shapes as banana (straight up and down), apple (a rounder figure) and pear (wider hips than bust). With autumn in mind we changed the terms to courgette, pumpkin and squash. Crazy as it seems, the visualisation of the veggies made it far easier to understand what body shapes we were looking at.



For instance, here is Jo wearing Robell Nena trousers which feature flocked stars and are perfect for ladies with slim hips and legs (courgette). She's teamed them with a black cardigan over a red, black and winter white sweater, both by Gerry Weber.



In contrast, here is Linda in Robell Rose trousers with studded detail on the seams, styled for ladies with a rounder figure (pumpkin) and extra slim legs. Again the trousers are worn with Gerry Weber accessories, a patterned jacket and scarf from their winter collection.



Elise is wearing culottes which are great for wider thighs and knees, together with a black and red patterned jacket over a bright red turtleneck sweater, all by Gerry Weber.



If it's occasion wear you need then take a look at the girls here wearing outfits from Georgedé and Select by Hermann Lange, all with fabulous trousers which fit and enhance the contours of their three quite different body shapes.



Pack a suitcase day



Our latest event to be announced is guaranteed to lift your January blues with splashes of brilliant colour in our fabulous new spring clothes. Why? Well we're holding another of our very popular Pack a Suitcase days.

This time our focus will be earlier in the year and we will be showing outfits suitable to take on a spring or Easter holiday, whether you're planning a trip to the Med or a longer break in hotter climates.

Make a date in your diary for Wednesday 15 January at 11am and don't forget to call or pop in to see us soon as our shows always book up very quickly.



The elusive cut offs



If, on the other hand, you're planning a holiday to the sun this winter then we have some good news for you. Regardless of the weather or time of year we always hold a stock of Doris Streich and Robell cut offs in a mixture of colours and sizes.



Call in and we'll show you we can help you fill that gap in your holiday wardrobe. That's one less thing to worry about!



Social Saturdays



Christmas is coming - and so are Victoria Lane's Social Saturdays! On the 7th, 14th and 21st of December we'll be hosting special days to help you prepare for the festivities. There'll be lots of reasons to come along including exciting discounts for our visitors plus bubbles and cake to keep your energy levels high as you browse the rails and find yourself a fabulous outfit to make your Christmas sparkle. So do make a date to join us for at least one of them (although you're welcome to come along to all of them).

If you're looking for present ideas why not give a Victoria Lane Fashion gift voucher this year. You can decide the value and we will personalise it for your lucky friend or relative.

Alternatively, choose an item from our rails as a gift and we will give it an extra wow factor with beautiful gift wrapping at no additional cost.



Social media posts



As you might expect we have been busy with our social media accounts this month. We started with checks, checks and more checks, the on trend style of the season.

Here's a fabulous check skirt by Eugen Klein with its' asymmetrical hemline that is so on trend, together with a beautiful blue patterned sweater from the same designer.



Gerry Weber is also using checks this season. There are photos of these in our Trouser Fit day report above.

Trousers are sporting checks too - here are some from Robell that we posted to Twitter and Instagram.




We've also been talking about our shop window mannequins and showing how we change them every week to display different aspects of our current stock. Here is a new collection in yellow and grey from Rabe, which we love. They sport sparkles and diamante touches to give the clothes an added extra something.



A taste of what's to come



Talking of Rabe, we are expecting two new collections from this ever popular fashion house before Christmas. Unfortunately we can't show you any clothes because we don't have photos of them yet but Vicki assures us that we will love both the colours and the styles.

Ascona is scheduled to arrive in November and will include tops and jackets in flamingo, lily, pearl, natural and black.

Venice is due a month later and features sea and beach colours of cobalt, deep blue with sea green and lime. Tops come in mixed colours of striped prints, T-shirts are trimmed with sparkle and there will also be Lurex knitwear.

We can't wait for them to arrive!



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