• Our floaty full circle Tallulah dress in black stretch crepe with traditional royal stewart collars, buttons and belt. This dress looks equally as lovely when worn without the belt too! The bodice section has tartan buttons which aren't just for show and can be unfastened, there is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for smooth fit. To add extra volume to the skirt section as shown, just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath. Fabric- Dress: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex. Collars: Poly-Viscose Machine wash 30 degrees We advise to refer to our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Length
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm Free 44.5"/113cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28"/71cm Free 45"/114cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm Free 45.5"/115cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm Free 46"/117cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/81cm Free 46.5"/118cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm Free 47"/119cm
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    Our floaty full circle Tallulah dress in a navy stretch crepe with black watch tartan collars, buttons and belt. This dress looks equally as lovely when worn without the belt too! The bodice section has faux fur leopard buttons which aren't just for show and can be unfastened, there is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for a smooth fit. To add extra volume to the skirt section as shown, just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath. Fabric- Dress: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex. Collars: 100% Polyester Machine wash 30 degrees We advise to refer to our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Length
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm Free 44.5"/113cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28"/71cm Free 45"/114cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm Free 45.5"/115cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm Free 46"/117cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/81cm Free 46.5"/118cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm Free 47"/119cm
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  • Our floaty full circle Tallulah dress in black stretch crepe with faux fur leopard collars, buttons and belt. This dress looks equally as lovely when worn without the belt too! The bodice section has faux fur leopard buttons which aren't just for show and can be unfastened, there is also a concealed zip at the back of the dress for a smooth fit. To add extra volume to the skirt section as shown, just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath. Fabric- Dress: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex. Collars: 100% Polyester Machine wash 30 degrees We advise to refer to our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Length
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm Free 44.5"/113cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28"/71cm Free 45"/114cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm Free 45.5"/115cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm Free 46"/117cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/81cm Free 46.5"/118cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm Free 47"/119cm
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    Made in the UK 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 a smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric- The fabric is 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 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
      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 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 a smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. 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 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
      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.
  • Made in the UK Rhonda's Revenge in Royal Stewart tartan is a scorching hot wiggle dress, perfect for any occasion. It features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style, neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a bateau straight back neckline. This dress is made from a high quality, traditional woven tartan which has a warm feel & the bodice is satin lined & front boned with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. There is also an 8in vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Please note- This dress is a slightly more generous fit than our Black Watch tartan version due to the fabric being looser. It only has a little stretch so please be careful when pulling it up over the hips & check our size chart before ordering. Fabric composition: 67% Polyester, 29% Viscose, 4% Elastane.
    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 Our Rhonda's Revenge dress in a graceful and opulent Lilac 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 a smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric- The fabric is 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 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
      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 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. There's a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 96% Cotton, 4% Elastane. 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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    Bring some adorable cuteness to your wardrobe with this darling little number, our Rhonda’s Revenge dress in cherry blossom on an ivory ground.  

    This dainty little number 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. It has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 96% Cotton, 4% Spandex. The fabric only has a little stretch so we advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK Size EU 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 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 a smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. 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.
  • Designed & manufactured in the UK New ultra chic threads. She’s one sophisticated wiggle dress that captures the elegance and chic of the golden starlet age. Inspired by a 1953 Christian Dior design, our divine Miss Caswell 50s pencil dress features coat sized functional buttons, working pockets, revere collars and is cut from a figure hugging stretch, dogtooth fabric Wear with our JoJo black sunglasses as pictured. Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex Machine wash 30 degrees. We advise you 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) Length- (inches)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 44"
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 44.2"
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 44.5"
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 44.7"
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 45"
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 45.3"
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK Inspired by a 1953, Christian Dior design, our divine Miss Caswell 50s pencil dress features coat sized functional buttons, working pockets and revere collars. It is cut from a stretch Cookie, plait weft, knitted fabric with contrast dark French Navy buttons. She’s one sophisticated wiggle dress that captures the elegance and chic of the golden starlet age. Wear with our beetle earrings. Fabric: 79% Polyester, 16% Rayon, 5% Spandex Machine wash 30 degrees. We advise you 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) Length- (inches)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 44"
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 44.2"
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 44.5"
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 44.7"
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 45"
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 45.3"
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK Inspired by a 1953, Christian Dior front buttoned pencil dress, our divine Miss Caswell dress is back and enhanced with a coat size button up front, working pockets, revere collars and cut for a stretch ribbed knitted textured fabric. She’s one sophisticated wiggle dress that captures the elegance and chic of the golden starlet age. Fabric: 79% Polyester, 16% Rayon, 5% Spandex Machine wash 30 degrees. We advise you 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) Length- (inches)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 44"
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 44.2"
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 44.5"
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 44.7"
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 45"
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 45.3"
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK Our graceful ‘Little Nell’ full circle dress offers finesse, elegance, and has an air of Dior’s 1947, 'new look' collection, worn here with one of our fluffy black petticoats, sold separately. With Peter Pan collars, she’s cut from a warm feel fabric that has a little stretch, giving you a better fit. She also comes with a matching 2” belt that draws in the waist, and if you fancy a bit of a dandy look just add a black chiffon scarf. The scarf is not included. Fabric: Luxe Crepe: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex Machine wash 30 degrees. 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) Length- (inches)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 41"
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 41"
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 41.5"
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 41.5"
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 42"
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 42"
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK A new figure-hugging 50’s style pencil, our Little Nell dress in this refined Smoke pin stripe. She's crafted from a Luxe stretch crepe, with Peter-Pan collars and half sleeves with little turn up cuffs. If you fancy a bit of a dandy look just add a black chiffon scarf. The scarf is not included. Fabric: Luxe Crepe: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex Machine wash 30 degrees. 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) Length- (inches)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 34"/86cm 41"
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28in/71cm 36"/91cm 41"
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 41.5"
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 41.5"
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/86cm 42"/107cm 42"
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 42"
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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.