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    With sass, style and elegance in equal measure our Wilma dress is back and already to stir things up. Made from warm feel woven black watch fabric, which has a with a little bit of stretch to give you that scorching bombshell stance. Cut with ¾ Dolman sleeves bodice with functional coat size buttons, hidden back zip and 13” vent at the back of the skirt to help you walk. In keeping with the original 1950s style, we kept the length of this dress long which gives you the choice to take it up if you wish. Fabric composition: 63% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 3% Elastane. We advise to check our size guide before ordering.
    All our garments have been carefully measured. Length from shoulder to hem on all sizes is 45"/ 114cm.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm)
    8 36 4 31-32"/79- 81cm 26- 27"/66- 69cm 33- 34"/84- 86cm
    10 38 6 33- 34"/84- 86cm 28- 29"/71- 74cm 35- 36"/89- 91cm
    12 40 8 35- 36"/89- 91cm 31- 32"/79- 81cm 37- 38"/94- 97cm
    14 42 10 37- 38"/94- 97cm 33- 34"/84- 86cm 39- 40"/99- 102cm
    16 44 12 39- 40"/99- 102cm 35- 36"/89- 91cm 41- 42"/104- 107cm
    18 46 14 41- 42"/104- 107cm 37- 38"/94- 97cm 43- 44"/109- 112cm
    Please note: the Wilma dress in Black Watch has less stretch than our Royal Stewart version so is a slightly tighter fit. To ensure the very best fit we suggest taking your own body measurements in your underwear and compare these to our size chart.
  • With sass, style and elegance in equal measures, our Wilma dress is back and already to stir things up, made from a woven Bottle green check, which has ample stretch to move about in. She has ¾ Dolman sleeves and the bodice features 5 functional wooden buttons. At the back of the dress, there is a hidden back zip and a 13” vent at the bottom of the skirt to help you walk. In keeping with the original 1950s style, we kept the length of this dress long which gives you the choice to take it up if you wish. Wear with our wine 50s style beret and our deer brooch. Fabric composition: 70% Polyester, 25% Rayon, 5% Spandex. We advise checking our size guide before ordering.
    All our garments have been carefully measured. Length from shoulder to hem on all sizes is 45"/ 114cm.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm)
    8 36 4 31-32"/79- 81cm 26- 27"/66- 69cm 33- 34"/84- 86cm
    10 38 6 33- 34"/84- 86cm 28- 29"/71- 74cm 35- 36"/89- 91cm
    12 40 8 35- 36"/89- 91cm 31- 32"/79- 81cm 37- 38"/94- 97cm
    14 42 10 37- 38"/94- 97cm 33- 34"/84- 86cm 39- 40"/99- 102cm
    16 44 12 39- 40"/99- 102cm 35- 36"/89- 91cm 41- 42"/104- 107cm
    18 46 14 41- 42"/104- 107cm 37- 38"/94- 97cm 43- 44"/109- 112cm
    Please note: the Wilma dress in Black Watch has less stretch than our Royal Stewart version so is a slightly tighter fit. To ensure the very best fit we suggest taking your own body measurements in your underwear and compare these to our size chart.
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  • With sass, style and elegance in equal measures, our Wilma dress is back and already to stir things up, made from a woven indigo check, which has ample stretch to move about in. She has ¾ Dolman sleeves and the bodice features 5 functional wooden buttons. At the back of the dress, there is a hidden back zip and a 13” vent at the bottom of the skirt to help you walk. In keeping with the original 1950s style, we kept the length of this dress long which gives you the choice to take it up if you wish. Wear with our wine 50s style beret and our enamel cherry brooch. Fabric composition: 70% Polyester, 25% Rayon, 5% Spandex. We advise checking our size guide before ordering.
    All our garments have been carefully measured. Length from shoulder to hem on all sizes is 45"/ 114cm.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm)
    8 36 4 31-32"/79- 81cm 26- 27"/66- 69cm 33- 34"/84- 86cm
    10 38 6 33- 34"/84- 86cm 28- 29"/71- 74cm 35- 36"/89- 91cm
    12 40 8 35- 36"/89- 91cm 31- 32"/79- 81cm 37- 38"/94- 97cm
    14 42 10 37- 38"/94- 97cm 33- 34"/84- 86cm 39- 40"/99- 102cm
    16 44 12 39- 40"/99- 102cm 35- 36"/89- 91cm 41- 42"/104- 107cm
    18 46 14 41- 42"/104- 107cm 37- 38"/94- 97cm 43- 44"/109- 112cm
    Please note: the Wilma dress in Black Watch has less stretch than our Royal Stewart version so is a slightly tighter fit. To ensure the very best fit we suggest taking your own body measurements in your underwear and compare these to our size chart.
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  • With sass, style and elegance in equal measures, our Wilma dress is back and already to stir things up. Made from warm feel woven Royal Stewart tartan, which has a little bit of stretch to give you that scorching bombshell stance. She has ¾ Dolman sleeves and the bodice features 5 functional wooden buttons. At the back of the dress, there is a hidden back zip and a 13” vent at the bottom of the skirt to help you walk. In keeping with the original 1950s style, we kept the length of this dress long which gives you the choice to take it up if you wish. Worn here with our black 50s style beret. Fabric composition: 63% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 3% Elastane. We advise checking our size guide before ordering.
    All our garments have been carefully measured. Length from shoulder to hem on all sizes is 45"/ 114cm.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm)
    8 36 4 31-32"/79- 81cm 26- 27"/66- 69cm 33- 34"/84- 86cm
    10 38 6 33- 34"/84- 86cm 28- 29"/71- 74cm 35- 36"/89- 91cm
    12 40 8 35- 36"/89- 91cm 31- 32"/79- 81cm 37- 38"/94- 97cm
    14 42 10 37- 38"/94- 97cm 33- 34"/84- 86cm 39- 40"/99- 102cm
    16 44 12 39- 40"/99- 102cm 35- 36"/89- 91cm 41- 42"/104- 107cm
    18 46 14 41- 42"/104- 107cm 37- 38"/94- 97cm 43- 44"/109- 112cm
    Please note: the Wilma dress in Black Watch has less stretch than our Royal Stewart version so is a slightly tighter fit. To ensure the very best fit we suggest taking your own body measurements in your underwear and compare these to our size chart.
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  • Made in the UK. Generous fit so don't be afraid to size down. Our ‘Dee Dee’ drape dress in black flowing, crease free fabric. With heaps of vintage elegance & panache, this chic number makes the perfect stand out evening dress. Comes with a matching 2”belt too! It features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from a high quality, stretch crepe, 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 is worn here with one of our fluffy black petticoats, sold separately. Accessorise with our black anchor earrings and our Ritzy silver crystal embellished clutch bag. Fabric: Luxe Crepe, 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. This dress has quite a bit of stretch so if you want a super-tight bodice you may want to size down. 
    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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    Made in the UK. Generous fit so don't be afraid to size down. Our ‘Dee Dee’ drape dress in Ivory flowing, crease free fabric. With heaps of vintage elegance & panache, this chic number makes the perfect stand out special occasion dress. Comes with a matching 2”belt too! It features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from a high quality, stretch crepe, 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 is worn here with one of our fluffy ivory petticoats, sold separately. Wear with our Victoria necklace as pictured. Fabric: Luxe Crepe, 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. This dress has quite a bit of stretch so if you want a super-tight bodice you may want to size down. 
    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 -
  • Made in the UK. Generous fit so don't be afraid to size down. Our ‘Dee Dee’ drape dress in navy coloured flowing, crease free fabric. With heaps of vintage elegance & panache, this chic number makes the perfect stand out special occasion dress. Comes with a matching 2”belt too! It features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from a high quality, stretch crepe, 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 can be worn with one of our fluffy black or ivory petticoats, as shown in the photos and sold separately. Wear with our flower pin brooch and black anchor earrings. Fabric: Luxe Crepe, 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. This dress has quite a bit of stretch so if you want a super-tight bodice you may want to size down. 
    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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    Limited stock left! Made in the UK. Generous fit so don't be afraid to size down. Our ‘Dee Dee’ drape dress in Pebble coloured flowing, crease free fabric. With heaps of vintage elegance & panache, this chic number makes the perfect stand out special occasion dress. Comes with a matching 2”belt too! It features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from a high quality, stretch crepe, 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 is worn here with one of our fluffy ivory petticoats, sold separately. Wear with our cloth rose bud pin brooch. Fabric: Luxe Crepe, 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. This dress has quite a bit of stretch so if you want a super-tight bodice you may want to size down. 
    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 -
  • Made in the UK. This perfect piece of glamour is cut from the finest quality stretch cotton with a traditionally front boned, satin lined bodice and dreamy full circle skirt section. She also has a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The waist doesn't have any belt loops which gives you the choice to wear this dress with it's matching 2 inch belt or without . To create a full on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats underneath and wear with our black satin gloves. We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. Fabric: 97% cotton, 3% spandex 360° PRODUCT VIEW  
    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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  • Made in the UK. A wild dress for wild times, our seductively animalistic ‘Dee Dee’ dress in this fierce feline Leopard print. 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 a 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 black petticoats. We advise you to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. 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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  • This super cute Navy polka dot 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 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 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. We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. Wear with our Connie Lou black sunglasses and white satin gloves. 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 -
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  • Made in Britain. Generous fit so don't be afraid to size down. A totally show stopping extravaganza. Our gracefully glamorous ‘Dee Dee’ dress in Ruby Drape, has lashings of red flowing fabric and comes with a matching 2” belt. It features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from a high quality, stretch crepe, 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 is worn here with one of our fluffy red petticoats. Accessorise with our Amore earrings and Red Lover's Rock clutch bag. Fabric: Luxe Crepe, 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. This dress has quite a bit of stretch so if you want a super-tight bodice you may want to size down. 
    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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  • Wear with our Fancy long red satin gloves. This heavenly red polka dot 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 or Red petticoats. We advise you to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. 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 -
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  • Made in the UK. Generous fit so don't be afraid to size down. With heaps of vintage panache & elegance, our dreamy Dee Dee Drape dress in Smoke, makes the perfect stand out evening gown. It features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from a high quality, stretch crepe, 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. To create a fuller skirt wear with a fluffy black petticoat. Fabric: Luxe Crepe, 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. This dress has quite a bit of stretch so if you want a super-tight bodice you may want to size down. 
    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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    Made in the UK. Our elegant  ‘Dee Dee’ dress in this blissful Wedgewood blue floral. 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 ivory petticoats. Accessorise with our 50s style ivory satin gloves. 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.

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.