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    Last chance! Our Limited Edition ‘Carry on Screaming’ strapless rockabilly pencil dress is exclusively made in London. This macabre gothic masterpiece has beautifully detailed printing featuring all things malevolent, from voodoo skulls to disturbing witches. If you want to cause a stir this Halloween this glamourous piece of wickedness may be the frock for you. She has a lined & front boned bodice with padded cups in the bust for extra enhancement and support. The fabric is 100% finest quality Cotton which is non-stretch, with an elasticated back panel for extra stretch around the bust. A super sinister limited edition.

    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 36"/91cm 37"/94cm
    10 38 6 34"/81cm 28"/71cm 38"/97cm 37.5"/95cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 40"/102cm 38"/97cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 42"/107cm 38.5"/98cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/81cm 44"/112cm 39"/99cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 46"/117cm 39.5"/100cm
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    Last chance! A glorious salute to La Catrina & The Day of the Dead, our ‘All Souls’ pencil dress is all ready to cause a hullabaloo this season. A very Limited Edition. This halterneck pencil dress is made from the finest quality cotton with a lined bodice. She has 2 cute covered buttons on the front of the bodice and an elasticated back panel which adds a little stretch to the waist and bust area but the hips are non-stretch. There is also a concealed zip at the side of the bodice and an 8"vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Wear with our Sugar Skull earrings and Catacomb skull clutch bag. Please note: Print placement will vary slightly on each dress due to being a repeat pattern and not a placement. Fabric: 100% cotton. We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    Length from shoulder to hem is 42"/ 107cm.
    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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    This halterneck pencil dress is made from the finest quality cotton with a lined bodice. She has 2 cute covered buttons on the front of the bodice and an elasticated back panel which adds a little stretch to the waist and bust area but the hips are non-stretch. There is also a concealed zip at the side of the bodice and an 8"vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Please note: Print placement will vary slightly on each dress due to being a repeat pattern and not a placement. Fabric: 100% cotton. We advise to check our size chart before ordering.
    Length from shoulder to hem is 42"/ 107cm.
    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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    Take a walk on the wild side in our Rhonda's Revenge in wild Leopard. 

    She 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 a smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Wear with our retro cherry earrings. Fabric: 96% Cotton, 4% Elastane. 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 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 a smooth fit and a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: 97% Cotton, 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 Dee Dee 50s style swing dress in this gorgeously feminine black and pink floral stretch cotton, worn with one of our fluffy petticoats, sold separately. 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. Fabric-  97% Cotton, 3% Spandex We advise checking 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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    This spotty delight is cut from a cute polka dot print cotton, with a full circle skirt section, 50s flared collar and fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons.  She has a matching 2" belt but equally looks amazing when worn without. To create a full-on 50s look just pop a fluffy Ivory petticoat underneath, which is sold separately, or you can also wear without as in the photo. We purposely made this dress without belt loops so you can wear it without the matching belt, or you can even add your own belt. Fabric: 100% cotton, 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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    Dee Dee Prince Of Wales Check Full Circle Dress

    £65.00 £38.00
    Made in the UK Our new Dee Dee dress in Prince of Wales check. She has a front boned bodice with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt too. Match with our faux pearl and diamante heart clutch bag and black satin gloves. Fabric- 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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    Summertime picnics, drinking lashings of Pimms in a daisy filled meadow, sets the mood for our adorable, fresh linen Matilda dress, worn here with a baby blue petticoat, sold separately. The skirt section is full circle and the fabric has characteristic natural linen feel with a little bit of stretch, which doesn’t crease like most linens tend to. It’s the perfect fabric for the hottest of days. She has Peter Pan collars, fastens with side zip and 8 working buttons. There is also a 1.5-inch contrast belt with is detachable so can be worn without too. For a casual daytime look, wear without a petticoat and slip on some sneakers! Wear with our turquoise moth earrings. Fabric: 70% Viscose, 27% Linen, 3% Spandex
    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 27"/ 67cm 43"/ 109cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 29"/ 72cm 43.5"/ 110cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 31"/ 77cm 44"/ 112cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 33"/ 83cm 44.5"/ 113cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 35"/ 88cm 45"/ 114cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 37"/ 93cm 45.5"/ 116cm
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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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    Made in the UK A glorious dress, our Dee Dee frock in this dreamy baroque jacquard Lilac colourway, worn here with one of our fluffy petticoats, sold separately. 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. 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 checking 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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    This cute little nautical number is cut from a red anchor print cotton, with a full circle skirt section, 50s flared collar and fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons.  She has a matching 2" belt but equally looks amazing when worn without. To create a full on 50s look just pop a fluffy Ivory petticoat underneath, which is sold separately, or you can also wear without. We purposely made this dress without belt loops so you can wear it without the matching belt, or you can even add your own belt. Wear with our anchor earrings. Fabric: 100% cotton, 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 gorgeous and fresh floral, full circle dress, is cut from a divine blue cotton with pink roses, worn here with one of our fluffy petticoats, sold separately. She has a 50s flared collar and fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons.  This dress also has a matching 2" belt but equally looks amazing when worn without. She also looks fabulous when worn without a petticoat for a sleek daytime look. This dress is small fit. We purposely made this dress without belt loops so you can wear it without the matching belt, or you can even add your own belt. Fabric: 100% cotton, 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 Blissful tropical vibes, our Dee Dee full circle dress in this palm, taupe 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 petticoats, sold separately. Wear our turquoise orchid earrings. Fabric-  97% Cotton, 3% Spandex We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 25"/ 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 Create that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette with our sophisticated Rhonda's Revenge wiggle dress in French navy floral, stretch cotton. 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% 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 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.