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    Measurements (approx): Diameter 40cm Height 12cm
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    Women Warriors Grace O'Malley 1530-1603 The Irish pirate queen who was a true Renaissance woman.  Legend has it, that Grace was so tough that she gave birth on a boat, then fought to protect her ship against fellow pirates the same day. A 100% organic cotton t-shirt, digitally printed onto reclaimed fabric patches.
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    The Birth of Venus A Renaissance masterpiece by Sandro Botticelli 1484 A 100% organic long-sleeved t-shirt, digitally printed onto reclaimed fabric.
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    Fanny Hill’s boudoir Not for everyone, but we love it. This cheeky long-sleeved t-shirt celebrates Britain’s first ever erotic novel ‘Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure’ and featuring the Madame provocateur herself Fanny Hill, getting up to some right naughtiness 1748. Small fit. A 100% organic t-shirt, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Our darling ‘Lola Lu’ in Red glorious Gingham, is cut from a soft easy iron fabric, which is pretty much crease free with a lined & front boned bodice. There are padded cups on the bust for enhancement and support, 2 cute covered buttons and an elasticated back panel for extra stretch around the bust. The skirt is full circle, perfect to swing and swirl about in. She also comes with a matching belt. This dress also looks great when worn with one of our fluffy Ivory petticoats.

    We advise to refer to our size chart before ordering.

    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Skirt length (in/cm) Bodice Length (in/cm)
    8 36 4 32"/81cm 26"/66cm 25"/63.5cm 11.5"/29cm
    10 38 6 34"/81cm 28"/71cm 25"/63.5cm 11.75"/30cm
    12 40 8 36"/91cm 30"/76cm 25"/63.5cm 12"/30.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/97cm 32"/81cm 25"/63.5cm 12.25"/31cm
    16 44 12 40"/102cm 34"/81cm 25"/63.5cm 12.5"/32cm
    18 46 14 42"/107cm 36"/91cm 25"/63.5cm 12.75"/32.5cm
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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 limited edition wonder wiggle. Bring a little piece of paradise to your summer wardrobe with this sizzling little number. She is cut from high quality stretch cotton with a bright and bold tropical lily print.  She features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline with classical angled sleeves. The bodice is lined and front boned with a matching 2” belt. The zip is concealed at the back of the dress for smooth fit and there is a 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. To look even more sassy, wear with our JoJo pink sunglasses. This dress is very figure hugging and will give you that perfect vintage bombshell look. We advise to check our size chart before ordering. Fabric: 96% Cotton, 4% Spandex. Made in the UK
    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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    Our ‘Go West’ 50's shirt dress is inspired by the style of the great Katharine Hepburn and a Vivienne Westwood dress we have too. This retro, country girl cutie is cut from a baby blue, tiny polka dot polycotton, with a flared collar, fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons and comes with a cream belt. The fabric is pretty much crease free so will still look totally fabulous when it's time to go home. This dress also comes with a matching belt but equally looks amazing when worn without. To create a full on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy baby blue underneath or wear without with a pair of sneakers and our JoJo pink sunglasses, and hummingbird earrings. 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: 35% polyester, 35% 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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    🎵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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    🎵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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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!