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    Limited Edition and exclusively made in the UK. Take a walk on the wild side in our  ‘Tallulah Zulu,' flirty, feline pencil dress in new Bordeaux. This sassy yet sophisticated frock has smooth Leopard, 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 and Love Affair Bordeaux bag and 50s style wine 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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    Back in stock and our last batch! Designed & manufactured in the UK 🇬🇧 This beautiful, Celtic tartan is cut from a soft woven cotton with functional, brass coloured buttons all the way down and a matching brass buckled belt. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and a semi-flared collar.  To create a full on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Unlike many dressmakers we have also carefully matched up the checks. Wear with our crystal teddy brooch. Fabric composition: 100% cotton. The fabric is non-stretch so please refer to our size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 33"/ 84cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 35"/ 89cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 37"/ 94cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 39"/ 99cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 41"/ 104cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 43"/ 109cm 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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    Designed & manufactured in the UK 🇬🇧 This beautiful, Biscuit tartan is cut from a soft woven cotton with functional, brass coloured buttons all the way down and a matching brass buckled belt. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and a semi-flared collar.  To create a full on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy ivory petticoats underneath or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Unlike many dressmakers we have also carefully matched up the checks. Wear with our Tan 50s style wool Beret. Fabric composition: 100% cotton. The fabric is non-stretch so please refer to our size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 33"/ 84cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 35"/ 89cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 37"/ 94cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 39"/ 99cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 41"/ 104cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 43"/ 109cm 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 red 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 red 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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    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 four ring 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 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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    The Zombie Jezebel dress, an apocalyptic moment where glamour meets guts! 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 twisted diamante and faux pearl choker as pictured. 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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    Designed & manufactured in the UK 🇬🇧 Our timelessly elegant Way Out West front buttoned dress, crafted from this classic woven Tan tartan with functional brass coloured buttons and a matching vintage metal buckled belt. She features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and a semi-flared collar.  To create a full on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Unlike many dressmakers we have also carefully matched up the checks. Wear with our kitsch pearl charm bracelet and Tan 50s style beret. Fabric composition: 65% polyester, 35% viscose The fabric is non-stretch so please refer to our size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
    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.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 33"/ 84cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 35"/ 89cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 37"/ 94cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 39"/ 99cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 41"/ 104cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 43"/ 109cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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    Designed & manufactured in the UK 🇬🇧 This beautiful, bonny blue tartan is cut from warm feel brushed cotton with functional, brass coloured buttons all the way down and a matching brass buckle belt. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and a semi-flared collar.  To create a full on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Unlike many dressmakers we have also carefully matched up the checks. Accessorise with our blue Arachnid spider brooch. Fabric composition: 100% brushed, warm feel cotton. The fabric is non-stretch so please refer to our size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 33"/ 84cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 35"/ 89cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 37"/ 94cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 39"/ 99cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 41"/ 104cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 43"/ 109cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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    Designed & manufactured in the UK This dress features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot-style neckline with classical angled sleeves & a bateau back neckline. She is cut from a high quality stretch crepe fabric with a satin lined & front boned bodice. This dress comes with a matching brass buckled belt, which will help draw you in at the waist to create the perfect hourglass shape, or you can wear without. There is also a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit and an 8" vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Fabric: Luxe Crepe: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane. Wear with our Demure red Lover's Rock bag. 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
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    Designed & manufactured in the UK 🇬🇧 Our timelessly elegant Way Out West front buttoned dress, crafted from this striking Celtic Green tartan with a brushed warm feel and all functional brass coloured buttons and matching brass buckled belt. She features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and a semi-flared collar.  To create a full on 50s look just pop one of our fluffy black petticoats underneath or wear without for that chic, shirt dress look. Unlike many dressmakers we have also carefully matched up the checks. Fabric composition: 100% brushed, warm feel cotton The fabric is non-stretch so please refer to our size chart to ensure you choose the correct size.
    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.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    8 36 4 33"/ 84cm 26.5"/ 67cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 35"/ 89cm 28.5"/ 72cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 37"/ 94cm 30.5"/ 77cm 45.5"/ 116cm
    14 42 10 39"/ 99cm 32.5"/ 83cm 46"/ 117cm
    16 44 12 41"/ 104cm 34.5"/ 88cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18 46 14 43"/ 109cm 36.5"/ 93cm 46.5"/ 118cm
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    Oh you pretty thing! Our 'Matilda' 50s dress in Navy is one chic little cutie, cut from a soft drape crepe, with contrast Peter-Pan collars, front buttoned bodice and a 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 ivory petticoats underneath. For a casual daytime look, wear without the petticoat and slip on some sneakers! Wear with our Rockabilly jumbo cherry earrings, Jenny B Good sunglasses and Alice faux pearl bracelet. 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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    Exclusively made in the UK. This heavenly dress radiates femininity & flamboyance, our enchanting ‘From Kitty with Love' in Black. She is cut from a luxe crepe, with the finest quality leopard, faux fur collars & cuffs. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy black petticoats, but looks totally amazing without too. We advise to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK Size EU Size US Size Bust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Total Length- (from top of collar to seam) 
    8 36 4 32"/ 81cm 26"/ 66cm 45"/ 114cm
    10 38 6 34"/ 86cm 28in/ 71cm 45.25"/ 115cm
    12 40 8 36"/ 91cm 30"/ 76cm 45.5"/ 115.5cm
    14 42 10 38"/ 97cm 32"/ 81cm 45.75"/ 116cm
    16 44 12 40"/ 102cm 34"/ 86cm 46"/ 117cm
    18 46 14 42"/ 107cm 36"/ 91cm 46.25"/ 117.5cm
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    Our adorable country girl shirt dress the ‘Way Out West’, is back in her full flowing fabulousness in Tiny Baby Blue polka dot! 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, baby blue gingham poly-cotton which has minimal creasing 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. 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. It has adjustable and detachable braces with 4 functional Silver buttons at the front and back to allow you to change the length of the straps. It is cut from a high quality stretch crepe fabric. This skirt is tight fitting so will really embrace your curves. Please measure yourself and compare these to our size chart before buying as our sizes can vary slightly depending on material and our products not being mass produced. Wear with our Jenny B Good Tortoise Shell sunglasses. Fabric: 97% Polyester, 3% Spandex
    UK Size EU Size US Size Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Length (in/cm)
    8 36 4 27"/69cm 36"/91cm 28"/71cm
    10 38 6 29"/74cm 38"/97cm 28"/71cm
    12 40 8 31"/79cm 40"/102cm 28"/71cm
    14 44 10 33"/84cm 42"/107cm 28"/71cm
    16 46 12 35"/89cm 44"/112cm 28"/71cm
    18 46 14 37"/94cm 46"/117cm 28"/71cm
      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!