• A 50s Summer Seaside must have! She's ship-shape and Bristol fashion, our new navy anchor Way Out West dress. This nautical beauty is cut from a soft flowing cotton. She fastens with 18, front mother of pearl buttons and features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant, semi 50's style 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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  • With classic floral elegance our charming Way Out West dress in a Slate grey floral. She's cut from a soft cotton with a pink floral design and fastens with 18, front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant, semi flared 50s style 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! Wear with our Alice fresh water pearl bracelet and mini tea cup and pot earrings. 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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  • She's in full bloom and looking mighty pretty, our 'Way Out West' dress in this fancy floral. She's cut from a soft, vintage cream cotton with a pink floral design and fastens with 18, front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant, semi flared 50's style 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 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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  • A classic, 50s floral print cut into our wonderful 'Way Out West' dress.  She's crafted from a soft, garden floral print cotton and fastens with 18, front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant, semi flared 50s style collar with a matching 2" belt. The skirt is full circle so just pop underneath one of our fluffy  Mint green 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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  • Made in the UK New in for Spring/Summer 2020 our Rhonda's Revenge dress in a graceful and opulent Pink baroque jacquard, perfect for weddings and lavish parties. This dress features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a straight back neckline with a satin lined and front boned bodice. She comes with a matching 2" belt, without belt loops so can be worn without too or with any other belt of your choice. There is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Wear with our Beloved pink heart sunglasses and pink fan 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. The fabric only has a little stretch so 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 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
      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 New in for Spring/Summer 2020 our Rhonda's Revenge dress in a graceful and opulent Sky blue baroque jacquard, perfect for weddings and lavish parties. This dress features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a straight back neckline with a satin lined and front boned bodice. She comes with a matching 2" belt, without belt loops so can be worn without too or with any other belt of your choice. There is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Wear with our Queenie blue sunglasses and fancy baby blue satin gloves. 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. The fabric only has a little stretch so 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 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
      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 New in for Spring/Summer 2020 our Rhonda's Revenge dress in a graceful and opulent Iris baroque jacquard, perfect for weddings and lavish parties. This dress features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a straight back neckline with a satin lined and front boned bodice. She comes with a matching 2" belt, without belt loops so can be worn without too or with any other belt of your choice. There is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Wear with our Queenie Lilac sunglasses and fancy Lavender satin gloves. 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. The fabric only has a little stretch so 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 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
      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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  • As we are an independent we recommend to order one item for your first purchase to get a feel for size. Made in the UK and limited edition. New in for SS20, our Dee Dee full circle dress in this super kitsch and dainty Cherry Blossom print, pictured with one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats available here. She has a satin lined and front boned bodice with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric to swish and swirl about to you heart's content. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt. Fabric- 96% cotton, 4% spandex We advise to check 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 New in for Spring/Summer 2020 our Rhonda's Revenge dress in a graceful and opulent Tiffany green baroque jacquard, perfect for weddings and lavish parties. This dress features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a straight back neckline with a satin lined and front boned bodice. She comes with a matching 2" belt, without loops so can be worn without a belt too or with any other belt of your choice. There is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Accessorise with our pink floral bamboo fan and Beloved pink heart sunglasses as pictured. 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. The fabric only has a little stretch so 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 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
      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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  • As we are an independent we recommend to order one item for your first purchase to get a feel for size. Made in the UK New in for SS20, our Dee Dee flowing full circle dress in this beautifully elegant Sky blue, Baroque Jacquard worn here with one of our fluffy Baby blue petticoats available here. She has a satin lined and front boned bodice with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric to swish and swirl about to you heart's content. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt. 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 to check 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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  • As we are an independent we recommend to order one item for your first purchase to get a feel for size. Made in the UK New in for SS20, our Dee Dee flowing full circle dress in this beautifully elegant Tiffany Blue, Baroque Jacquard worn here with one of our fluffy ivory petticoats available here. She has a satin lined and front boned bodice with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric to swish and swirl about to you heart's content. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt. 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 to check 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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  • As we are an independent we recommend to order one item for your first purchase to get a feel for size. Made in the UK A new glorious dress for happy sunny days, our Dee Dee frock in this dreamy baroque jacquard Iris colourway, worn here with one of our fluffy lavender petticoats available here. She has a satin lined and front boned bodice with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric to swish and swirl about to you heart's content. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt. Wear with our Queenie Lilac sunglasses and a floral fan. 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 to check 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 New in for Spring/Summer 2020 our Rhonda's Revenge dress in a graceful and opulent Champagne baroque jacquard, perfect for weddings and lavish parties. This dress features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a straight back neckline with a satin lined and front boned bodice. She comes with a matching 2" belt, without loops so can be worn without a belt too or with any other belt of your choice. There is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Accessorise with our white satin gloves and dragonfly brooch as pictured. 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. The fabric only has a little stretch so 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 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
      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 New in for Spring/Summer 2020, our Rhonda's Revenge dress in this gorgeously feminine black floral, stretch cotton fabric. This dress features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a straight back neckline with a satin lined and front boned bodice. She comes with a matching 2" belt, without loops so can be worn without a belt too or with any other belt of your choice. There is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Wear with our Queenie black 50s sunglasses. Fabric: 97% Cotton, 3% Spandex. The fabric only has a little stretch so 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 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
      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.