• Designed & manufactured in the UK Create that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette in our classic Rhonda's Revenge wiggle dress. She's cut from a soft stretch, navy pinstripe fabric and features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. She is made from a high quality, stretch fabric which will give you that perfect hourglass figure with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2-inch matching buckled belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex. We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 38.5cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 39cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 39.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 40cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 40.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 41cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK This beautiful, Victoria tartan full circle dress is cut from a soft woven cotton with functional, brass coloured buttons all the way down and a matching brass buckled belt. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and a semi-flared collar.  To create a full-on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Unlike many dressmakers, we have also carefully matched up the checks. Fabric composition: 100% cotton. The fabric is non-stretch so please refer to our size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 33"/ 84cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 35"/ 89cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 37"/ 94cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 39"/ 99cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 41"/ 104cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 43"/ 109cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK Create that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette in our classic Rhonda's Revenge wiggle dress. She's cut from a soft stretch, smoke check fabric. This dress features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. She is made from a high quality, stretch cotton fabric which will give you that perfect hourglass figure with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2-inch matching buckled belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex. We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 38.5cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 39cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 39.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 40cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 40.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 41cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK Create that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette in our classic Rhonda's Revenge wiggle dress. She's cut from a soft stretch, Indigo blue tartan and features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. She is made from a high quality, stretch fabric which will give you that perfect hourglass figure with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2-inch matching buckled belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex. We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 38.5cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 39cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 39.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 40cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 40.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 41cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK Create that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette with our new sleek wiggle dress in a sophisticated stretch, black pin stripe fabric. It features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. She is made from a high quality, stretch cotton fabric which will give you that perfect hourglass figure with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2 inch matching  buckled belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex. We advise to check our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 38.5cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 39cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 39.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 40cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 40.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 41cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK Create that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette in our classic Rhonda's Revenge wiggle dress. She's cut from a soft stretch, navy check fabric and features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. She is made from a high quality, stretch fabric which will give you that perfect hourglass figure with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2-inch matching buckled belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex. Wear with our Diamond Diva sunglasses as pictured and found here. We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 38.5cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 39cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 39.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 40cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 40.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 41cm
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  • Made in the UK. Limelight embroidered floral chiffon. New & ultra glamourous, our ‘Limelight’ evening dress! This opulent beauty is a super Limited Edition. She is made from a lavish, embroidered floral chiffon covered over a black satin under-dress and comes with a 3” black satin belt too. To create the full skirt look just pop one of our black petticoats underneath as shown and sold separately. Accessorise with our faux pearl necklace. Fabric and care- 100% polyester, Dry Clean Only We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Skirt length 27.5"/ 70cm. Hips are free.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Total Length- from shoulder to hem 
    8 36 4 30"/ 76cm 25"/ 64cm 43"/ 109cm
    10 38 6 32"/ 81cm 27"/ 69cm 43.3"/ 110cm
    12 40 8 34"/ 86cm 29"/ 74cm 43.6"/ 111cm
    14 42 10 36"/ 91cm 31"/ 79cm 44"/ 112cm
    16 44 12 38"/ 97cm 33"/ 84cm 44.5"/ 113cm
    18 46 14 40"/ 102cm 35"/ 89cm 44.8"/ 114cm
      As we are an independent and only produce small quantities our sizes vary slightly from style to style. All garments have been carefully measured, therefore to ensure the very best fit, we suggest taking your own body measurements, whilst wearing light-weight clothing/ underwear and standing up straight, and compare these to our size chart.
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  • DRY CLEAN ONLY Exclusively made in London. Vintage glamour & romance is in abundance with this super-starlet, Wow-Wee From Kitty with Love dress in Ivory drape. This full-circle frock captures the true essence of 50s splendour & elegance. It has fabulous, luxury quality faux fur collars and cuffs and is made from a Luxe drapey, stretch crepe. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy petticoatssold separately, but is totally amazing without a petticoat too. Accessorise with our vintage style Victoria necklace as pictured and satin gloves. DRY CLEAN ONLY (Do not Iron). Luxe Crepe: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane Faux Fur: 90% Acrylic, 10% Polyester We advise checking our size chart before ordering.  
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Total Length- (from top of collar to seam) 
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm 45.5"/ 115.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm 45.75"/ 116cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm 46"/ 117cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
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  • Made in the UK and a very Limited Edition. Breaking hearts with style & grace, our beautiful new Limelight evening dress. This dress is made from an opulent and gorgeous gold foil floral print, overlaid on a black satin under-dress. She comes with a glamourous 3” black satin belt too. To create the full skirt look just pop one of our black petticoats underneath as shown and sold separately. Accessorise with our faux pearl necklace. Fabric and care- 100% polyester, Dry Clean Only We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Skirt length 27.5"/ 70cm. Hips are free.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Total Length- from shoulder to hem 
    8 36 4 30"/ 76cm 25"/ 64cm 43"/ 109cm
    10 38 6 32"/ 81cm 27"/ 69cm 43.3"/ 110cm
    12 40 8 34"/ 86cm 29"/ 74cm 43.6"/ 111cm
    14 42 10 36"/ 91cm 31"/ 79cm 44"/ 112cm
    16 44 12 38"/ 97cm 33"/ 84cm 44.5"/ 113cm
    18 46 14 40"/ 102cm 35"/ 89cm 44.8"/ 114cm
      As we are an independent and only produce small quantities our sizes vary slightly from style to style. All garments have been carefully measured, therefore to ensure the very best fit, we suggest taking your own body measurements, whilst wearing light-weight clothing/ underwear and standing up straight, and compare these to our size chart.
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK. The Rhonda's Revenge dress in Navy captures the elegance and panache of 1950's Paris. It features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. This dress is made from high quality, stretch crepe fabric with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a matching 2" covered buckle belt which will help draw you in at the waist to create the perfect hourglass shape and has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Luxe Crepe: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane We advise checking our size guide before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm)
    8 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm 34"/ 86cm
    10 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm 36"/ 91cm
    12 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm 38"/ 97cm
    14 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm 40"/ 102cm
    16 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm 42"/ 107cm
    18 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm 44"/ 112cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK This sophisticated Black version of our Rhonda's Revenge dress captures the elegance and panache of 1950's Paris. It features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. This dress is made from a high quality, stretch Crepe fabric with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2" matching covered buckle belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Wear with our Boudoir black satin gloves. Fabric: Luxe Crepe: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 38.5cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 39"cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 39.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 40cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 40.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 41cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK  Our timelessly elegant Way Out West front buttoned dress, crafted from this striking Mulberry tartan with a brushed warm feel and all functional brass coloured buttons and matching brass buckled belt. She features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and a semi-flared collar.  To create a full-on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Unlike many dressmakers, we have also carefully matched up the checks. Wear with our Amethyst beetle brooch. Fabric composition: 100% brushed, warm feel cotton The fabric is non-stretch so please refer to our size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
    As we are an independent and only produce small quantities our sizes vary slightly from style to style. All garments have been carefully measured, therefore to ensure the very best fit, we suggest taking your own body measurements whilst wearing light-weight clothing/ underwear and standing up straight, and compare these to our size chart.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 33"/ 84cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 35"/ 89cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 37"/ 94cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 39"/ 99cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 41"/ 104cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 43"/ 109cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK This beautiful, Highland green tartan 50s full circle dress, is cut from soft woven cotton with functional brass coloured buttons all the way down and a matching brass buckled belt. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and a semi-flared collar.  To create a full-on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Unlike many dressmakers, we have also carefully matched up the checks. Wear with our dragonfly brooch. Fabric composition: 100% cotton. The fabric is non-stretch so please refer to our size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 33"/ 84cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 35"/ 89cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 37"/ 94cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 39"/ 99cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 41"/ 104cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 43"/ 109cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Dee Dee Black Satin Jacquard Full Circle Dress
    Made in the UK Our new Dee Dee dress in black satin jacquard has a satin lined and front boned bodice with a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt too. Pictured with our boudoir long black gloves and Victoria necklace. Fabric- The fabric is a satin jacquard with a bit of stretch and is pretty much crease-free. The composition is: 51% Cotton, 46% Polyester, 3% Spandex. We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm. Hips are free.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm 38.5cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm 39cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm 39.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm 40cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm 40cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm 41cm
      As we are an independent and only produce small quantities our sizes vary slightly from style to style. All garments have been carefully measured, therefore to ensure the very best fit, we suggest taking your own body measurements, whilst wearing light-weight clothing/ underwear and standing up straight, and compare these to our size chart.
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  • Made in the UK Our Dee Dee dress in Emerald jacquard has a satin lined and front boned bodice with a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath, sold separately. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt too. Fabric- The fabric is a satin jacquard with a bit of stretch and is pretty much crease free. The composition is: 51% Cotton, 46% Polyester, 3% Spandex. We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm. Hips are free.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm 38.5cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm 39cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm 39.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm 40cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm 40cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm 41cm
      As we are an independent and only produce small quantities our sizes vary slightly from style to style. All garments have been carefully measured, therefore to ensure the very best fit, we suggest taking your own body measurements, whilst wearing light-weight clothing/ underwear and standing up straight, and compare these to our size chart.
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1950s Dresses

Our retro styles are a faithful nod the iconic fashions last seen when Elvis topped the charts, they deliver everything a 50s pin up queen desires. Do we sound a little boastful? We’re just incredibly proud of our fabulous vintage styles and we know you will love them as much as we do…

Demure or sassy? Swirling full circle, flared dresses or wiggle-tight? Vintage babes love to mix it up with high glam or a chilled relaxed style; change the look with heels, flats, a frothy petticoat, a soft fluffy cardigan or bare those shoulders – the same dress, so many different ways! However you choose to wear our dresses you will be sure to gather admiring glances. Buy pinup style dresses at British Retro and you are not just buying a glamourous vintage frock, you are getting an exquisitely tailored garment, designed to flatter every figure and made with care so they’ll look good and last well. No need to go scouring through the jumble sales to get that perfect fitted pencil dress, you can buy pinup style dresses online here at British Retro, available in your size and an ever-changing range of colours and fabrics.