• Made in the UK. Our elegant  ‘Dee Dee’ dress in this gorgeous Turquoise stretch cotton. She features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves and a bateau back neckline. It is made from a high quality, stretch cotton, with a satin lined & front boned bodice and a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The waist does not have any belt loops which gives you the choice to wear this dress with or without it's matching 2 inch belt. The skirt section is full circle with lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy white petticoats. Accessorise with our 50s style ivory polka dot gloves and blue floral parasol as pictured. Fabric composition: 97% cotton, 3% elastane We advise to check our size guide 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) Hips (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm -
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm -
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm -
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm -
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm -
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm -
      As we are an independent and only produce small quantities our sizes vary slightly from style to style. Please be careful when pulling the zip up & check our size guide below before ordering. 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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  • Our new Large Gingham 50's full circle dress, features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from high quality, stretch cotton, with a satin lined & front boned bodice and a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. The waist does not have any belt loops which gives you the choice to wear this dress with or without the matching 2" belt. The skirt section is full circle with lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy petticoats. The petticoat is sold separately. Fabric: Stretch cotton Wear with our JoJo black sunglasses. We advise to check our size guide 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) Hips (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm -
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm -
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm -
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm -
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm -
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm -
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  • Small fit. Designed & manufactured in the UK Our cute Carmen day dress. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative mother of pearl buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park. To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately. Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • Small fit. Designed & manufactured in the UK Our cute Carmen day dress. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park. To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately. Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • Perfect for indulging in those long lazy summer days, our new fresh cotton gingham dress in pink. This dress is cut from a beautiful quality cotton which fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s style semi flared collar. Comes with a matching 2" belt too. The skirt is full circle so just pop underneath one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats to create a full on 50s look or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Or you can even pop on some sneakers and undo a few buttons for a more casual look! 100% cotton This dress is non-stretch so please check our size guide below before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Perfect for indulging in those long lazy summer days, our new fresh cotton gingham dress in Amber. This dress is cut from a beautiful quality cotton which fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s style semi flared collar. Comes with a matching 2" belt too. The skirt is full circle so just pop underneath one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats to create a full on 50s look or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Or you can even pop on some sneakers and undo a few buttons for a more casual look! 100% cotton This dress is non-stretch so please check our size guide below before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Perfect for indulging in those long lazy summer days, our new fresh cotton gingham dress in Royal Blue. This dress is cut from a beautiful quality cotton which fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s style semi flared collar. Comes with a matching 2" belt too. The skirt is full circle so just pop underneath one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats to create a full on 50s look or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Or you can even pop on some sneakers and undo a few buttons for a more casual look!   100% cotton This dress is non-stretch so please check our size guide below before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK New wonderful wiggling sass, introducing the new gal ‘Ruby Rae’. Inspired by our Carmen dress, this 50’s style figure hugging pencil is ready to celebrate your femininity. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative mother of pearl buttons running down the front of the bodice. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Hip (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length(off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length(on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm - 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm - 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm - 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm - 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm - 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm - 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • This dress is cut from a cute red star print, soft cotton which fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s style semi flared collar. Comes with a matching 2" belt too. The skirt is full circle so just pop underneath one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats to create a full on 50s look or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Or you can even pop on some sneakers and undo a few buttons for a more casual look! 100% cotton This dress is non-stretch so please check our size guide below before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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  • This dress is cut from a cute Navy star print, soft cotton which fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s style semi flared collar. Comes with a matching 2" belt too. The skirt is full circle so just pop underneath one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats to create a full on 50s look or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Or you can even pop on some sneakers and undo a few buttons for a more casual look! 100% cotton This dress is non-stretch so please check our size guide below before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Our Dee Dee dress in a pretty pink and violet, stretch floral cotton. This 50's full circle dress, features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from high quality, stretch cotton, with a satin lined & front boned bodice and a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. The waist does not have any belt loops which gives you the choice to wear this dress with or without the matching 2" belt. The skirt section is full circle with lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy ivory petticoats. The petticoat is sold separately. Fabric composition: 96% cotton, 4% spandex. We advise to check our size guide 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) Hips (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm -
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm -
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm -
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm -
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm -
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm -
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK New wonderful wiggling sass, introducing the new gal ‘Ruby Rae’. Inspired by our Carmen dress, this 50’s style figure hugging pencil is ready to celebrate your femininity. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative mother of pearl buttons running down the front of the bodice. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. Wear with our mini bouquet hair flower as pictured. Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK New wonderful wiggling sass, introducing the new gal ‘Ruby Rae’. Inspired by our Carmen dress, this 50’s style figure hugging pencil is ready to celebrate your femininity. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative mother of pearl buttons running down the front of the bodice. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. Wear with our pink JoJo sunglasses and 50s style parasol as pictured. Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Hip (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length(off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length(on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm - 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm - 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm - 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm - 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm - 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm - 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK New wonderful wiggling sass, introducing the new gal ‘Ruby Rae’. Inspired by our Carmen dress, this 50’s style figure hugging pencil is ready to celebrate your femininity. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative mother of pearl buttons running down the front of the bodice. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • Small fit. Designed & manufactured in the UK New country girl chic…Our cute Carmen day dress, cut from a beautiful light weight cotton lawn. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park. To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately. 100% Cotton Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • Small fit. Designed & manufactured in the UK New country girl chic…Our cute Carmen day dress, cut from a beautiful light weight cotton lawn. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. Dress up with a pair of pink heels and petticoat as pictured, or dress down with sandals for casual strolls in the park and garden shindigs! The petticoat is sold separately. 100% Cotton Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • Small fit Designed & manufactured in the UK New country girl chic…Our cute Carmen day dress, cut from a beautiful light weight cotton lawn. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park. To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately. Wear with our Saint Germain Neon blue sunglasses as pictured 100% Cotton Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size US Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 38"/97cm 43"/109cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 38.3"/97.2cm 43.3"/110cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38.8"/98cm 43.8"/111cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 39"/99cm 44"/112cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 39.5"/100cm 44.5"/113cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 40"/102cm 45"/114cm
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  • Our Marigold’s Party, 50's full circle dress, features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from high quality, stretch cotton, with a satin lined & front boned bodice and a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. The waist does not have any belt loops which gives you the choice to wear this dress with or without the matching 2" belt. The skirt section is full circle with lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy petticoats. The petticoat is sold separately. Fabric composition: 96% cotton, 4% spandex. Wear with our JoJo black sunglasses and faux pearl necklace. We advise to check our size guide 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) Hips (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm -
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm -
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm -
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm -
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm -
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm -
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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.