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    Designed & manufactured in the UK Like it was whipped from Jayne Mansfield’s closet! With elegance, finesse and a splash of sass, this little honey delivers all, our Rhonda’s Revenge in this Wedgewood blue floral with a matching 2” belt. This dress is very figure-hugging, giving you that perfect vintage bombshell look. She features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves and a straight bateau, back neckline with a satin-lined and front boned bodice. This dress also 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: 97% cotton, 3% 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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    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.
  • Our adorable country girl shirt dress the ‘Way Out West’, is back in her full flowing fabulousness, inspired by the style of the great Katharine Hepburn and a Vivienne Westwood dress we have. She's cut from a soft, tiny black polka dot cotton and fastens with 18, front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s, semi flared collar with a matching 2" belt. 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! 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 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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    Designed & manufactured in the UK Stylish, sassy threads, cut from a luxe stretch check with Peter-pan collars, 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- (in/cm)
    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"
  • 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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    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.
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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 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 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.
  • 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 petticoats. We advise 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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  • Designed & manufactured in the UK A figure-hugging 50’s style pencil, our Little Nell dress in this refined navy pin stripe. She's crafted from a Luxe stretch crepe, with Peter-Pan collars and half sleeves with little turn up cuffs. 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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  • Exclusively designed and made in the UK. New spotty loveliness, our Rhonda's Revenge in this super cute stretch navy polka dot fabric. 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 cotton with a super cute Red polka dot design which will flatter almost any skin tone and the bodice is satin lined and traditionally front boned with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. Comes with a matching 2" belt and there is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to walk freely. Fabric composition: 97% Cotton, 3% Spandex. We advise to check our size guide 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)
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm 34"/ 86cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm 36"/ 91cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm 38"/ 97cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm 40"/ 102cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm 42"/ 107cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm 44"/ 112cm
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  • Made in the UK Our Dee Dee swing dress in this striking navy floral stretch cotton.  She 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 to swish and swirl about to your heart's content. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt and is worn here with one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats, sold separately. Fabric-  97% Cotton, 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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    Designed & manufactured in the UK Full of tropical bliss and Tiki charm our Rhonda's revenge in this stretch cotton, retro palm print. 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 a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane 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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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.