88 episodes

A smart, playful and interrogative take on contemporary fashion and its context – weaving together sartorial and social history to tell powerful, surprising stories of identity.

Hosted by Lucy Clayton together with a selection of special guests including designers, artists, writers, activists, academics and of course, the dresser uppers themselves, this show explores the way we dress in all its creative, sequinned and chaotic glory.

Dress: Fancy: The Podcast About Dressing Up Lucy Clayton

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 93 Ratings

A smart, playful and interrogative take on contemporary fashion and its context – weaving together sartorial and social history to tell powerful, surprising stories of identity.

Hosted by Lucy Clayton together with a selection of special guests including designers, artists, writers, activists, academics and of course, the dresser uppers themselves, this show explores the way we dress in all its creative, sequinned and chaotic glory.

    New season trailer – Autumn/Winter 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 Visit our website Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram

    • 4 min
    Unhidden: Disability, accessibility, and universal design in fashion – with entrepreneur and activist Victoria Jenkins

    Unhidden: Disability, accessibility, and universal design in fashion – with entrepreneur and activist Victoria Jenkins

    Lucy Clayton is joined by Victoria Jenkins, Founder and CEO of the clothing brand Unhidden. Victoria is an award winning adaptive designer, disability advocate, write and speaker and here she shares her story, as we discuss socially responsible, inclusive fashion.
    Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks. Text BEAUTY to 70490.
    Links Visit our website Unhidden Clothing Beauty Banks Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @unhidden.uk on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram Follow @victoriaannofficial on Instagram

    • 35 min
    “You’re Doing it Wrong” – A Celebration of Fashion, Beauty and Misogyny Throughout the Ages

    “You’re Doing it Wrong” – A Celebration of Fashion, Beauty and Misogyny Throughout the Ages

    Lucy Clayton is joined by guest Kaz Cooke, bestselling author of “You’re Doing it Wrong: A History of Bad & Bonkers Advice to Women” for a fresh, funny and furious look at the terrible advice women have been told for centuries. Recorded while wearing a fur bra and a frilly apron.
    Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks. Text BEAUTY to 70490.
    Links Visit our website Kaz Cooke “You’re Doing it Wrong” – Kaz’s book Beauty Banks Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @reallykazcooke on Instagram and @reallykazcooke on Twitter Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram and @mslucyclayton on Twitter Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Gloves: Function, Fashion and Fantasy

    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, right through to their role in contemporary fashion. This episode is full of surprising and startling stories and symbolism… you will never look at gloves the same way ever again!
    Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks. Text BEAUTY to 70490
    Links Our website Professor Anne Green’s book Beauty Banks Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram

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

    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 reheeling to full blown reimagining - discover how aftercare can transform your wardrobe, future-proof your favourites and be part of a more sustainable approach to fashion.
    Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks. Text BEAUTY to 70490.
    Links Visit our website The Restory Beauty Banks Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram Follow @therestory_ on Instagram Follow @emilycharlotterea on Instagram

    • 50 min
    Launch Party for "Harry Styles and the Clothes He Wears" with Author Terry Newman

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

    Feather boas at the ready! Join Lucy Clayton in conversation with author Terry Newman to celebrate the upcoming launch of her new book - a delicious, deep dive into the wardrobe of fashion icon Mr Harry Styles. A rock and roll fashion history lesson fired from a confetti cannon. Please support our micro donation campaign for the charity Beauty Banks. Text BEAUTY to 70490.
    Links Beauty Banks Visit our website Harry Styles and the Clothes He Wears, by Terry Newman**** *Treat People With Kindness* video Follow @dressfancypodcast on Instagram Follow @thebeautybanks on Instagram Follow @mslucyclayton on Instagram Follow @terrynewman101 on Instagram

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

lilymp ,

THE BEST podcast for fashion students!

Dress: Fancy is definitely the most fabulous fashion podcast I have come across. I have found the content incredibly useful as a student studying Fashion History at uni - the subjects spoken about are so varied and engaging, from discussions of recently opened fashion exhibits, to the history of the Christmas trees at Claridge’s. Informal yet full of fascinating in depth discussions, Lucy’s infinite fashion knowledge is such a joy to listen to, and I can’t wait for the new season! Would absolutely recommend to everyone, especially fashion students!

Learnerfashion ,

A perfect dip into the worlds of fashion

I just adore the relaxed, luxury feel of these half hour servings of fashion based bliss!
There is for me, great contentment listening to these richly structured, intelligent discussions. Such surprise and delight to be exploring fashion, history and fabulously brilliant people in this way.
Lucy sparkles, her discussion style is pitch perfect and I have never once heard her say ‘Ummm. I must include here, praise for a seemingly rare and exceptional gift. As an interviewer, she has mastered the craft of truly listening to what is being said. This make for wonderful, engaging discussion and exchange.

WestmeathNel ,

Noble Ambitions and a great conversation

There are times when you come across something wonderful and you think, why have I not heard of this before? Such was it with Lucy and her Dress-Fancy interview with Adrian Tinniswood. I loved every minute of it. She is an amazing interviewer who clearly wants to get the best out of whoever she is talking to, and she succeeds. The banter, laughter and good humour were a joy. But her genuine interest in the subject came across so clearly. This is what makes her conversations a cut above the rest. I am now a devoted and enthusiastic fan. And, I’m off to buy a copy or two of the wonderful Noble Ambitions.

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