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  • 5 Workwear Dresses to Suit Every Body Shape

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    Following our recent blog post about beauty tunics to suit every figure, we’re now going to look at dresses!

    It can sometimes be difficult to determine what dress styles would suit your individual shape. Therefore, we’ve come up with a guide to help you find the perfect workwear dress, specifically tailored to your figure type.

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    Pear

    A florence roby falcone dress in navy

    If you’re a pear shape, you might have curvy hips and thighs, accompanied by a small waist and bust. Therefore, drawing attention to your upper half is an effective way of balancing out and flattering your figure.

    With its structured shoulders and peplum waist detailing, our Falcone Dress is perfect for pear shaped girls. The shoulders attract the eye upwards, whilst the peplum detail emphasises the narrow waistline beautifully. Available in navy, plum, black and grey.

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    Apple

    florence roby potenza dress in black

    On the other hand, apple shapes often have full busts, straight waistlines, narrow shoulders and slim legs. We think our Potenza Dress would suit apple shapes beautifully, particularly because of its structured neckline which highlights the collarbones. This particular style of dress also helps to define the waistline, something which can be further enhanced with our Obi Belt. As well as black, the dress is also available in plum and grey.

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    Straight

    florene roby dasa dress in teal

    Straight or ‘boyish’ shapes are usually slim with small busts, narrow hips and a straight waistline. Chic clothing looks great on girls with this figure, and our Dasa Dress is no exception. As well as its soft mandarin collar, the dress also features a sewn-in obi belt, creating the illusion of curves and balancing the figure beautifully. Available in four stunning colours.

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    Oval

    florence roby roma dress in grey

    With balanced hips and shoulders, shapely legs, a full bust and an undefined waistline, oval shapes look great in dresses that flare at the waist. Our Roma Dress would be perfect for this body type. Available in grey and black, the dress features a loose A-line shape and ¾ length sleevesthe ultimate wardrobe staple for oval shaped girls.

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    Hourglass

    florence roby ancona dress in plum

    This versatile and balanced shape means that girls with hourglass figures suit a range of dress styles. They typically have full busts, narrow waists and wide hips. Our Ancona Dress would suit hourglasses perfectly, particularly with its sophisticated double pleat neckline, waist emphasis and overall beautiful fit.

    In our main range, the dress is offered in plum, black and grey, whilst our sale version is available in teal, mocha and cobalt blue.

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    Take a Look at Our Full Range

    With sizes ranging from 6 to 26, we consider a variety of body shapes when designing our dresses, tunics and trousers.

    If you want to see our full collection of beauty hair and spa uniforms, take a look here.

  • A Colour Guide: Beauty Uniforms to Match Your Salon

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    In our previous blog post, we spoke a lot about what uniform styles would best suit salon workers. But what about colour? In the beauty industry, colour is a very important part of a business’ image. Unlike style, deciding on a salon wear colour is less about the individual worker, and more about the brand.

    So what colour uniform would best match your salon’s interior and branding?

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    Black Uniforms

    A Florence Roby Enzo Tunic in Black

    Black is one of the most popular colours because of its versatility and chicness. A black uniform would go particularly well with branding/decor that contains white, red, purple, light green and other bold colours. It is best to avoid a black uniform if your salon has navy and dark green shades, as these would most probably clash.

    Nearly all of our beauty tunics, trousers and dresses include a black option. One of our favourites is the Enzo Tunic, which we think looks particularly striking in black.

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    Plum Uniforms

    a Florence Roby Calvi Tunic in Plum

    Plum is another versatile colour and a popular choice among beauty workers. If your salon contains shades of green, yellow, silver, or gold then a plum uniform would look fantastic. Plum would also match well with rose gold and cream.

    Our Calvi Tunic is a stunning option in plum. With a square neckline, structured shape and added pockets, it is both elegant and practical.

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    Teal Uniforms

    A florence roby lucca tunic in teal

    One of our favourite uniform colours is teal. It best suits contrasting shades such as mustard, copper, maroon and gold. If you have a grey interior, then a teal uniform would also complement it beautifully.

    Our Lucca Tunic looks particularly lovely in teal. The simple design and flattering fit allows the blue-green tones to radiate.

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    Grey Uniforms

    A florence roby dasa dress in grey

    Whether you’re looking for a dress or tunic/trouser ensemble, we have loads of stunning grey options available. What’s particularly great about this colour is that it goes well with a variety of shades. Grey looks best with light colours such as mint green, lilac, cream and baby pink, as well as teal. If your brand includes any of these colours, then grey is definitely the uniform colour for you.

    For the perfect grey dress, take a look at our Dasa Dress. With its mandarin-style neckline and sewn-in obi waist belt, it is the essence of sophistication.

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    Want to See More?

    Hopefully our colour suggestions have given you something to think about. Along with the colours mentioned, we also have a wide range of navy uniforms, as well as some styles in white, taupe and chocolate.

    To see our complete range of beauty, hair and spa uniforms, take a look here.

  • Five Beauty Tunics to Suit Every Body Shape

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    Deciding on uniforms for your spa, beauty or hair salon can often be a tricky task! Choosing a colour is one thing, but trying to find garments that flatter every type of figure can be difficult.

    Here at Florence Roby, we’ve been designing uniforms for over fifty years and know a thing or two about creating the perfect fit. Therefore, we’ve compiled a guide to help you and your work colleagues find the ideal beauty tunic suited to your body shape.

    Apple

    Apple shapes are characterised by their narrow shoulders, full bust, straight waistline and slim legs. We think our Favale Tunic would suit this figure perfectly. The tunic flatters the waistline with its panelled front, whilst the structured and hexagonal neckline would emphasise the collarbones beautifully. Available in five vibrant colours, this is a firm Florence Roby favourite.

    model wearing a florence roby favale tunic in grey

    Pear

    Contrastingly, pear shapes often have small busts, a slim waist and more weight centred around the lower half of their bodies. To create a more balanced silhouette, drawing the eye to the neckline with extra detailing is usually very effective. Our Como Tunic has a unique collar featuring a diamante button which instantly flatters any pear shaped figure. Available in six beautiful colours.

    model wearing a florence roby como tunic in teal

    Straight

    If you have a straight or ‘boyish’ figure, then you probably have a small bust, narrow hips and slim legs. For a more curvy look, our Alba Tunic has an asymmetric hemline and buckle detail that exaggerates the waistline and creates the perfect silhouette. Available in navy, teal and plum.

    model wearing a florence roby alba tunic in navy

    Oval

    Oval shapes often have balanced hips and shoulders, an undefined waistline and shapely legs. Our Malfa Tunic really does compliment this body type. The boxy shape means that the material skims the silhouette beautifully, whilst the ¾ length sleeves help define the waist due to their positioning. Available in black, grey and teal.

    model wearing a florence roby malfa tunic in black

    Hourglass

    Hourglasses usually have a full bust, slim waist and wide hips. Because this is a balanced body shape, women with hourglass figures often find that they suit a variety of clothing styles. Our Ancona Tunic cinches in at the waist to emphasise the silhouette, and has a beautiful double pleat neckline feature that is incredibly flattering. Available in plum, teal, grey and black.

    model wearing a florence roby ancona tunic in plum

    Check out the full range

    We hope that our guide has helped you find the perfect beauty tunic that you’ve been searching for! If you want to see more, take a look at our full range of beauty, hair and spa uniforms here.

    We also offer a made to measure service for anyone looking for a tailored fit, which you can find out more about on our bespoke uniforms page.

  • The Guild Awards of Excellence 2019 - We Need Your Help Again!

    Thanks to everyone’s votes, we have now been shortlisted for the final of Best Uniform Supplier in the Beauty Guild Awards of Excellence 2019!

    We just want to say a big thank you for voting us into the final, it honestly means so much! With our emphasis on high quality design and pride in everything we do, award nominations such as these always put smiles on our faces. From the nomination, we know that our uniforms and services are keeping our customers happy, which is Florence Roby’s ultimate goal.

    We have just one more favour to ask - we need your vote again! We would be so grateful if you could show your support a final time by voting for us to win the Best Uniform Supplier Award. We’re up against some other big contenders, so every vote would really make a big difference.

    To vote, follow the link below:

    https://www.beautyguild.com/Guild-Awards/

    Voting closes at midnight on Wednesday 27th March, and the winners will be revealed on Friday 29th March!

    Thank you so much,

    The Florence Roby Team x

    florence roby award nomination for the guild awards 2019

  • Ladies Hospitality Uniforms - Our Top Picks This January

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    Ladies: in search of that perfect hospitality uniform? Whether you’re working as a waitress, bartender, chef, housekeeper or pool worker, we’ve got some amazing uniform options to choose from. Here are our top picks for January:

    Restaurant and Bar

    model wearing a florence roby long sleeved shirt and short apron

    Our elegant Long Sleeve Mandarin Shirt is a popular choice among our hospitality clients. With a delicate soft-fused collar and a stretch cotton-blend fabric, it is both stylish and comfortable.

    As it's January, it’s still pretty chilly so long sleeves are definitely recommended for the upcoming months. Our Short Black Apron would accompany the shirt beautifully (as pictured) - it’s simple, light and practical with a one-size-fits all design.

    Chef

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    Do you struggle to find chef’s uniform that has a feminine fit? If the answer is yes, our Ladies Short Sleeved Chef’s Jacket would be a great choice for you. In a double-breasted style, it has a curved fit with a woman’s silhouette in mind. It also has a dainty mandarin collar, allowing breathability when the kitchen gets a bit overheated!

    Housekeeping and Maintenance

    model wearing a florence roby como tunic and parallel leg trousers in teal

    Working in the housekeeping and maintenance industry? We have the perfect, modern uniform that you’ve been waiting for. One of our most popular designs, the Como Tunic is timeless and professional, and available in six different colours.

    With a simple singular diamante button, it is notably chic, but also practical too–especially with its side splits that allow ease of movement. Paired with our Parallel Leg Trouser, you will look radiant when going to work.

    Pool

    model wearing a florence roby ladies polo shirt and track pants in navy

    If you’re a pool worker, the classic workwear might typically comprise of shorts and a flimsy t-shirt. But with it being winter, you might be searching for something a bit more practical. Look no further than our Ladies Performance Polo Shirt, which is breathable but still gives you the coverage that you need. Available in both navy and black, the subtle colours are well suited to the colder months. The polo shirt would look great with our matching Ladies Track Pants, also available in both navy and black.

    Want to See Our Full Hospitality Uniform Range?

    If you want to see more of our hospitality garments, then check out the full range here.

    With over 50 years of experience in the industry, we pride ourselves on our bespoke and carefully-tailored designs. If you'd like to hear more about our products then contact us now.

  • Fresh New Trends For Your Beauty Uniform

    A model wearing grey Florence Roby trousers and tunic, and a purple obi waist belt

    The new year has arrived and with that comes a clean slate, a time to start again. Whilst you’re working in the beauty industry to make others feel and look fantastic, it’s important to look and feel good within yourself too. Not only do we understand that professional appearances matter when working with clients old and new, we also know that feeling great in your workwear puts a spring in your step. One that leads the way to a fantastic rest of the year ahead!

    Your brand image in the beauty industry is very reliant on how you and your staff are dressed. We believe reviving tired beauty uniforms is an essential step in maintaining a clean and professional image in your business. And with it now being the new year, there’s no better time to bring in fresh, new and stylish business wear to best suit you and your beauty salon!

    Quality and comfort matter here to us at Florence Roby, so our uniforms are designed with a workable and easy care approach - but that does not mean that we compromise on style!

    Check out our list of 2019 uniform trends that are designed to revitalise and modernise your image.

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    Plum

    Plum is a huge colour trend this winter, which has continued into 2019 with grace due to its warmth and elegance. It’s a colour for everyone as it doesn’t wash out most skin tones, and its dark hues effortlessly complement existing colours within your brand.

    We love plum at Florence Roby, and have a wide variety of products to help you integrate this gorgeous colour into your workwear. Try ourGavello Tunic with our popularSlim Leg Trouser​ for a co-ordinated, sleek and professional attire. Or if you want to see our new products, we’ve just brought in the new ​Ankle Grazer Trouser​ - both ranging from size 6 to 26.

    For those who like dresses, our ​Dasa Dress​ is a stunning alternative to the tunic and trouser combination. With it’s oriental neckline and ​obi style waist belt​, it’s two trends in one!

    model wearing blue florence roby pavia trousers

    Dare to be Different

    Keeping up with fashion trends tend to mean breaking boundaries, no matter how small. Say goodbye to traditional trouser wear this year and bring in something new - like the Pavia Trouser​. Its clean and elegant design makes it a timeless item for your beauty wardrobe, whilst being exciting, fashionable and flattering for you and your staff.

    Daring to be different can give a unique and refreshing look to the brand, whilst also helping your staff feel revitalised and ready to perform every day to their best standard.

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    Add an Accessory

    Said by the likes of Vogue and Pantone, bold colours will dominate 2019 in both fashion and interiors. Red and blue are set to be big this year, with the catwalks showcasing these highly saturated and bright colours in their garments.

    It may be a little too much to wear these bold colours head to toe, but we’re saying a big yes to seeing these in accessories. Florence Roby stock bold ​scarves​ as well as ​obi belts​, adding some contrast or colour to an outfit. However, if it’s not to your brand’s taste, we also do neutral colours too.

    Want to See More? 

    We pride ourselves on our innovation, with quality and design at the heart of everything we do.

    View our full range of bespoke uniforms - including hospitality uniforms and salon wear - now.

  • New Year, New You: 4 Salon Trends in Time for 2019

    image of a beauty salon with three chairs and mirrors

    For beauty salons, the upcoming new year often conjures feelings of excitement, wonder and optimism. But sometimes, the uncertainty of the after-Christmas-period can be daunting.

    With the hype of the festive season over, some businesses worry that January could be slow compared with the previous month. But fear not! We have gathered some of the top salon trends for the new year to help keep your business booming in 2019:

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    1. Renew and Revitalise

    A significant part of 2018 culture was the increased demand for organic foods and household supplies. Now we’re in 2019, people are not only concerned about what they’re putting in their bodies, but also what they’re putting on their bodies. By introducing organic (as well as ethical) products into your salon, you can give your customers peace of mind, whilst also fitting in with the typical January theme of renewal, detox and revitalisation.

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    2. Get Digital

    Social media is increasingly becoming a part of everyday life - it began as a social tool (hence the name!), but has now embedded itself as a crucial element of the business world. So what does this mean for salon and beauty businesses in 2019? It means that engaging with your online followers is as important as ever. Whether it’s on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat, providing regular content and responding to your followers is just as important as answering the phone for a booking.

    The world is becoming increasingly reliant on visual imagery, and for a beauty-based business, showcasing aesthetic images of beauty treatments and products on the likes of Instagram and Snapchat stories is definitely a good idea.

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    3. Freshen Up With Some New Colours and Accessories

    If you’re going to be increasing exposure of your salon online, why not use the new year as an excuse to give it a facelift? By adding a floor lamp from a vintage shop, painting the walls in a new colour or even just rearranging the seating, a little bit of change can go a long way.

    According to Elle Decor, light blue colours with a sense of mistiness and haze are going to be one of the top colour trends for 2019. The calming grey undertones would work wonderfully in a salon to create a perfect, serene haven.

    model wearing florence roby dasa tunic in plum

    4. Match Your New Interior with a New Uniform

    Whatever colour you decide for your salon’s interior, having a new uniform to match would also contribute to the ‘‘insta-aesthetic’’. If you were to go for the misty blue colour scheme that we just mentioned, our very own Florence Roby Dasa Tunic in Plum would compliment it beautifully. Inspired by the far east, it has an oriental-style neckline and comes with a sewn-in belt to tie around the waist. If your staff have different preferences, the style is also available in a matching dress.

    Ready for 2019?

    Hopefully this guide has given you some food-for-thought when preparing your salon for 2019. If you’re interested in seeing more of our high-quality, innovative salonwear designs then shop our wide range of Beauty, Hair and Spa uniforms here.

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