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    Made in the UK. This beautiful piece of Flamingo paradise is cut from the finest quality stretch cotton with a traditionally front boned, satin lined bodice and dreamy full circle skirt section. She also has a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The waist doesn't have any belt loops which gives you the choice to wear this dress with it's matching 2 inch belt or without . To create a full on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath. We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. Wear with our candyfloss pink petticoat as pictured! Fabric: 97% cotton, 3% spandex
    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 -
      As we are an independent and only produce small quantities our sizes vary slightly from style to style. Please be careful when pulling the zip up & check our size guide below before ordering. 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 🇬🇧 Our 'Dixie Doll' 1950's style pinafore skirt in Chambray light denim has adjustable and detachable braces with 4 functional Silver-toned buttons at the front and back to allow you to change the length of the straps. This skirt is tight fitting so will really embrace your curves, but only has little stretch therefore please measure yourself and compare these to our size chart before buying.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Length (in/cm)
    8 36 4 26"/66cm 35"/89cm 28"/71cm
    10 38 6 28"/71cm 37"/94cm 28"/71cm
    12 40 8 30"/76cm 39"/99cm 28"/71cm
    14 44 12 32"/81cm 41"/104cm 28"/71cm
    16 46 14 34"/86cm 43"/109cm 28"/71cm
    18 46 14 36"/91cm 45"/114cm 28"/71cm
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    Our adorable country girl shirt dress the ‘Way Out West’, is back in her full flowing fabulousness in Sky Blue Sunflower. This beauty is inspired by the style of the great Katharine Hepburn and a Vivienne Westwood dress we have. She's cut from a soft 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 1.5" 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! Wear with our 'JoJo' Pink sunglasses and 3 set yellow orchid hair clips. Wear with our 2 tone 'Mod' 50s sunglasses. 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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    Summertime & the livin is easy, fish are jumping, and our dresses are fly. Our 'Matilda' full circle dress in Ivory features lavender contrast Peter Pan collar, buttons and belt. She can be worn with or without the belt and if you'd like to create a full on 50s look, then just pop one of our fluffy lavender petticoats underneath. For a casual daytime look, wear without the petticoat and slip on some sneakers! Wear with our JoJo Lilac sunglasses, Ivory satin gloves and Belle Cartwheel hat. Fabric: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane
    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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    Made in the UK 🇬🇧 and limited Edition. Something fabulous for all you magical creatures 🦄 Escape from reality with our enchanting Unicorn rockabilly dress, splashed with gold stars. This halterneck pencil dress is made from the finest quality cotton with a lined bodice and 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 blue vintage sun parasol, hummingbird earrings and sin city sunglasses 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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    ‘Suzie Q’ Poppy 50s Style Shorts

    $40 $26
    🎵Who wears short shorts… We wear short shorts…🎶 It’s time to get your pins out with our 50’s style ‘Suzie Q’ shorts. These little scorchers are high waisted, have pockets, side zip, and are fastened with a silver metal button. Worn here with our white vintage parasol. Fabric: 97% cotton, 3% spandex. Small Fit
    UK Size EU Size US Size Length (Top to hem)(in/cm) Waist (in/cm)
    8 36 4 13.5"/ 34cm 26"/ 66cm
    10 38 6 14"/ 36cm 28"/ 71cm
    12 40 8 14.5"/ 37cm 30"/ 76cm
    14 42 10 15"/ 38cm 32"/ 81cm
    16 44 12 15.5"/ 39cm 34"/ 86cm
    18 46 14 16"/ 41cm 36"/ 91cm
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    🎵Who wears short shorts… We wear short shorts…🎶 It’s time to get your pins out with our 50’s style ‘Suzie Q’ shorts. These little scorchers are high waisted, have pockets, side zip, and are fastened with a silver metal button. Fabric: 97% cotton, 3% spandex. Small Fit
    UK Size EU Size US Size Length (Top to hem)(in/cm) Waist (in/cm)
    8 36 4 13.5"/ 34cm 26"/ 66cm
    10 38 6 14"/ 36cm 28"/ 71cm
    12 40 8 14.5"/ 37cm 30"/ 76cm
    14 42 10 15"/ 38cm 32"/ 81cm
    16 44 12 15.5"/ 39cm 34"/ 86cm
    18 46 14 16"/ 41cm 36"/ 91cm
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    🎵Who wears short shorts… We wear short shorts…🎶 It’s time to get your pins out with our 50’s style ‘Suzie Q’ shorts. These little scorchers are high waisted, have pockets, side zip, and are fastened with a silver metal button. Fabric: 97% cotton, 3% spandex. Small Fit
    UK Size EU Size US Size Length (Top to hem)(in/cm) Waist (in/cm)
    8 36 4 13.5"/ 34cm 26"/ 66cm
    10 38 6 14"/ 36cm 28"/ 71cm
    12 40 8 14.5"/ 37cm 30"/ 76cm
    14 42 10 15"/ 38cm 32"/ 81cm
    16 44 12 15.5"/ 39cm 34"/ 86cm
    18 46 14 16"/ 41cm 36"/ 91cm
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    🎵Who wears short shorts… We wear short shorts…🎶 It’s time to get your pins out with our 50’s style ‘Suzie Q’ shorts. These little scorchers are high waisted, have pockets, side zip, and are fastened with a silver metal button. Fabric: 67% Polyester, 29% Viscose, 4% Elastane. Small Fit
    UK Size EU Size US Size Length (Top to hem)(in/cm) Waist (in/cm)
    8 36 4 14.5"/ 37cm 26"/ 66cm
    10 38 6 14.5"/ 37cm 28"/ 71cm
    12 40 8 14.5"/ 37cm 30"/ 76cm
    14 42 10 15"/ 38cm 32"/ 81cm
    16 44 12 15.5"/ 39cm 34"/ 86cm
    18 46 14 16"/ 41cm 36"/ 91cm
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    Made in the UK Become sartorially sassy  in our raunchy Rhonda's Revenge, little black pencil dress crafted from silky stretch satin.  It features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style, neckline which radiates the vintage glamour of the 50s with classical angled sleeves & a bateau back neckline. The bodice is satin lined & front boned with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. There is also an 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric composition: 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex. Please note- This dress only has a little stretch but is meant to be a tight wiggle so please be careful when pulling it up over the hips & 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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    A silky, sassy gorgeous head turner. Our 50s pinafore skirt the Dixie Doll in raunchy red satin.

    This skirt is fully lined with detachable straps and silver vintage look metal buttons at the front and back to allow you to change the length of the braces. It is tight fitting so will really embrace your curves, but only has a little stretch therefore please measure yourself and compare these to our size chart before buying.

    UK Size EU Size US Size Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Length (in/cm)
    8 36 4 26"/66cm 35"/89cm 28"/71cm
    10 38 6 28"/71cm 37"/94cm 28"/71cm
    12 40 8 30"/76cm 39"/99cm 28"/71cm
    14 44 12 32"/81cm 41"/104cm 28"/71cm
    16 46 14 34"/86cm 43"/109cm 28"/71cm
    18 46 14 36"/91cm 45"/114cm 28"/71cm
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    This skirt is fully lined with detachable straps and silver look metal buttons at the front and back to allow you to change the length of the braces. It is tight fitting so will really embrace your curves, but only has a little stretch therefore please measure yourself and compare these to our size chart before buying.

    UK Size EU Size US Size Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Length (in/cm)
    8 36 4 26"/66cm 35"/89cm 28"/71cm
    10 38 6 28"/71cm 37"/94cm 28"/71cm
    12 40 8 30"/76cm 39"/99cm 28"/71cm
    14 44 12 32"/81cm 41"/104cm 28"/71cm
    16 46 14 34"/86cm 43"/109cm 28"/71cm
    18 46 14 36"/91cm 45"/114cm 28"/71cm
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    The Chinese Girl The Mona Lisa of kitsch. Your parents or grandparents may well have had a copy hanging over their mantelpiece, one of the most copied paintings of all time. Small fit. A 100% organic long-sleeved t-shirt, digitally printed onto reclaimed fabric.
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    Women Warriors Boudicca or Boudica a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe.  She was one hell of a tough gal, who gave the occupying Roman Empire a right pasting in AD 60. Small fit. A 100% organic t-shirt and digitally printed onto reclaimed fabric.    
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    Women Warriors Joan of Arc Aka "The Maid of Orléans, 1412-1431 in France. One tough teenager. With pure tenacity, at the age of 18 she led the French army to victory over the English at Orléans. Quote on t-shirt reads "I’m am not Afraid, I was born to do this” Small fit A 100% organic t-shirt and digitally printed on to reclaimed fabric.
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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!