Episodes

Nov. 25, 2022

The Definitive Guide to Dressing Up – A History of Fancy Dress in Bri…

Lucy Clayton is joined by Verity Wilson, author of Dressing Up: A History of Fancy Dress in Britain, for a glorious exploration o…

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Nov. 24, 2022

Dress: Fancy needs your Christmas costume dramas!

This year, our Christmas special theme is costume anxiety and the nativity play. Together with a nursery school head teacher, Luc…

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Nov. 11, 2022

The House of Embroidered Paper – Reimagining Regency Fashion with art…

Host Lucy Clayton visits artist Stephanie Smart, on location at Worthing Museum, for a masterclass in quilling and a tour of Step…

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Nov. 9, 2022

The Crown Bonus Special: Meet Lucy’s Mother AKA Accidental 90s Prince…

DRESS:FANCY podcast celebrates the launch of the new season of Netflix’s The Crown with this by popular demand bonus show… follow…

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Oct. 28, 2022

Lady Diana Revenge Looks

In this episode we turn our attention to one of the most revered style icons in all the world – Princess Diana. Join host Lucy Cl…

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Oct. 14, 2022

Haunting Fashion: Clothing Beyond the Grave

Our annual Halloween show is the highlight of the DRESS:FANCY year. Host Lucy Clayton is joined by writers Rosalind Yana and Chri…

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Oct. 2, 2022

The Official Laura Ashley Fan Club

Dress: Fancy begins a new season with a special episode exploring the history and influence of Laura Ashley – join host Lucy Clay…

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Sept. 28, 2022

New season trailer – Autumn/Winter 2022

Host Lucy Clayton gives a glimpse of what's in store for the new season of Dress: Fancy. Links Follow  Follow

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June 24, 2022

Unhidden: Disability, accessibility, and universal design in fashion …

Lucy Clayton is joined by Victoria Jenkins, Founder and CEO of the clothing brand Unhidden. Victoria is an award winning adaptive…

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June 10, 2022

“You’re Doing it Wrong” – A Celebration of Fashion, Beauty and Misogy…

Lucy Clayton is joined by guest Kaz Cooke, bestselling author of “You’re Doing it Wrong: A History of Bad & Bonkers Advice to Wom…

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May 27, 2022

Gloves: Function, Fashion and Fantasy

Lucy Clayton is joined by Dr Anne Green, author of "Gloves: An Intimate History" for an exploration of the history of gloves, rig…

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May 13, 2022

How to Care for the Shoes, Bags & Clothes You Love with The Restory

Lucy Clayton is joined by Emily Rea, Co-aFounder of The Restory for a masterclass looking after the stuff you love. From simple r…

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April 29, 2022

Launch Party for "Harry Styles and the Clothes He Wears" with Author …

Feather boas at the ready! Join Lucy Clayton in conversation with author Terry Newman to celebrate the upcoming launch of her new…

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April 15, 2022

Fashioning Masculinities – The Art of Menswear at the V&A

Join Lucy Clayton for a private guided tour of the V&A’s new blockbuster exhibition: Fashioning Masculinities, The Art of Menswea…

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April 1, 2022

In Intimate Detail: Everything you need to know about lingerie with C…

For the first time, in this episode of DRESS:FANCY we’re taking OFF our clothes to uncover what lies beneath... Guest Cora Harrin…

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March 18, 2022

Behind the scenes at Beauty Banks

Welcome to a new season of DRESS:FANCY where we’re using our collective power to do some good by partnering with the charity Beau…

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March 11, 2022

New Season Trailer – Spring 2022

THE podcast about dressing up. Listen to discover what the new season of Dress:Fancy has in store. Links Follow

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March 4, 2022

Dressing Up With… Lou Taylor

From the makers of DRESS:FANCY podcast comes a new series about the messages and meaning behind what we wear. Host Lucy Clayton i…

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Feb. 4, 2022

Part 2: A Very British Scandal, with Adrian Tinniswood

Join Lucy Clayton, author Adrian Tinniswood, Margaret Ducness of Argyll and the international jet set for a conversation about th…

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Jan. 28, 2022

A Very British Scandal: The Real-Life Wardrobe of the Duchess of Argy…

Hands up if you enjoyed “A Very British Scandal” the BBC drama written by Sarah Phelps, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany? ***…

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Dec. 15, 2021

Christmas Special - Dress: Fancy Goes to Claridge's

It’s here! The DRESS:FANCY Christmas special. This is always a show full of delight and sequins but this year, it’s an extra-glit…

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Dec. 10, 2021

Dressing up with... Alex T Smith

From the makers of DRESS:FANCY podcast comes a new series about the messages and meaning behind what we wear. Host Lucy Clayton i…

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Dec. 3, 2021

Styling Sustainability with Patrick McDowell

Lucy Clayton is joined by special co-host - maverick designer, sustainability campaigner and consummate dresser upper, Patrick Mc…

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Nov. 26, 2021

Mary Quant: the Life and Times of a Fashion Legend – In Conversation …

Lucy Clayton is joined by special guest co-host Sadie Frost – fresh from directing the new documentary about the life and times o…

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