British Retro Winter Sale
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    Limited edition! Making that special night, one to remember, with this exquisite vintage style embroidered pencil dress. Our 'Shangri-La' in Jardin is a strapless opulent beauty, made from a luxury black stretch satin and covered with a lavish floral embroidered chiffon. She has a front boned bodice and padded cups too! Wear with our Boudoir long black lace gloves. Please note- this dress is a small fit due to the embroidered lace being non-stretch, therefore we recommend to size up. Fabric- Inner material: 97% polyester,3% spandex. Overlaid lace: 100% polyester. The fabric only has a little stretch so we advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of dress- 40"/102cm
    UK Size US 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
      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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    ‘Way Out West’ Garden Floral 50s Swing Dress

    £65.00 £49.00
    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 a full circle so just pop underneath one of our fluffy 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! Please note the petticoat is sold separately. 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 Our Dee Dee flowing full circle dress in this beautifully elegant Sky blue, Baroque Jacquard is 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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    Dee Dee Navy Tropical 50s Full Circle Dress

    £69.00 £45.00
    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 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 and is worn here with one of our fluffy ivory petticoats, sold separately. Wear our turquoise orchid earrings and London Doll retro sunglasses. 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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    Made in the UK Life’s too short to fit in, stand out in our gorgeous Dee Dee swing dress in this vintage mint, rose print stretch cotton sateen.  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 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. 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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    ‘Go West’ Vintage Navy Anchor 50s Swing Dress

    £59.00 £45.00
    This cute little nautical number is cut from a navy anchor print cotton and is sleeveless style. She has a full circle skirt section, 50s flared collar and fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons.  There is also a matching 2" belt but equally looks amazing when worn without. To create a full on 50s look just pop a fluffy 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 black 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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    Made in the UK Our Dee Dee swing dress in this limited edition, elegant English rose 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. 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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    Made in the UK Our Dee Dee swing dress in this limited, elegant pink English rose stretch cotton, is the perfect attire for sunny days.  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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    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 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! The petticoat is sold separately. 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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    Limited Edition and exclusively made in the UK. Style, sass and sophistication come together to create this ultra-chic 50’s style pencil dress our 'Tallulah' in black with faux fur dalmatian spot.  This 50's style pencil dress has smooth Dalmation, faux fur collars and matching furry functional buttons & belt.  It also has ¾ length sleeves and a vent at the back of the skirt. Wear with our 50s style black beret. Dress fabric composition: Luxe Crepe: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane Faux fur: 100% Polyester Hand wash 30°

    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 34"/86cm 44.5"/113cm
    10 38 6 34"/86cm 28"/71cm 36"/91cm 45"/114cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 38"/97cm 45.5"/115cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 40"/102cm 46"/117cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/81cm 42"/107cm 46.5"/118cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 44"/112cm 47"/119cm
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    Limited edition! A head-turning wonder wiggle. Our Shangri-La strapless evening dress, Little Bud, with a silver stretch-satin body embellished with a delicate floral bud, embroidered chiffon. She has a front boned bodice and padded cups too! Worn here with our satin gloves. Please note- this dress is a small fit due to the embroidered lace being non-stretch, therefore we recommend to size up. Fabric- Inner material: 97% polyester,3% spandex. Overlaid lace: 100% polyester. The fabric only has a little stretch so we advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of dress- 40"/102cm
    UK Size US 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
      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 full circle dress in grey leopard, worn here with one of our fluffy black petticoats, sold separately. This dress is made from high-quality stretch cotton and 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 in, 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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    Made in the UK Our 'Dee Dee' 50s full circle dress in this beautifully elegant stretch cotton rose print, is worn here with one of our fluffy black petticoats as shown in the photos and sold separately. This dress 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 in, 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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    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 -
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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. Accessorise with our white satin gloves and vintage emerald dragonfly brooch. 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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1950s Vintage Dresses SALE

Here at British Retro we love to spoil our vintage babes, so bag yourself a bargain, but be quick! We have a limited number of these delectable vintage dresses available but when they’re gone, they’re gone! When you buy retro-inspired designs from us, you are always getting something limited edition, so form an orderly queue, ladies, and get ready to grab yourself a gorgeous treat!