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    Limited Edition and will not be made again. This striking and sassy wiggle dress is the perfect pin-up pencil, for any occasion. It features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. This dress is made from a high quality, stretch cotton with a bright Red, English Rose design which will flatter almost any skin tone and the bodice is satin lined and traditionally boned with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to walk freely. Comes with a matching 2" belt. Fabric: 97% Cotton, 3% Spandex. DRY CLEAN ONLY We advise to check our size guide before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    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
      As we are an independent and only produce small quantities our sizes vary slightly from style to style. Please be careful when trying on this dress and make sure you unzip it beforehand. 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 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 🇬🇧 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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    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 will not be made again. 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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    With plenty of grandiose & glory you’ll be taking a wiggle on the wild side with our ‘Dead of Night’ pencil dress.  The perfect frock for hanging about looking fatally wonderful. This dress has a lined bodice with 2 cute covered buttons, a side zip and crafted from the finest quality cotton which is non-stretch. It also has an elasticated back panel for extra stretch around the bust. Accessorise with our rockabilly sugar skull earrings. Fabric: 100% Cotton with an elasticated back panel to allow stretch around the bust and waist.

    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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    Designed & manufactured in the UK 🇬🇧 Our timelessly elegant Way Out West front buttoned dress, crafted from this new Welsh 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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    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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    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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    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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    Limited Edition and will not be made again. Our Rhonda’s Revenge pencil dress in this gorgeous red poppy print 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 smooth fit and an 7in/18cm vent to the rear of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely. Wear with our rose earrings. Fabric: 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane 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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    Limited Edition and will not be made again. Be a poppy pinup in our 'Dee Dee' dress made from this glorious red poppy print on a black background, perfect for parties and weddings She features an off-the-shoulder, bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves and a bateau back neckline. It is made from a high quality, stretch cotton, 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 looks great when worn with one of our fluffy black petticoats. We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. Wear with our 3 set red orchid hair clips and matching poppy earrings! Fabric composition: 97% cotton, 3% elastane We advise to check our size guide 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) 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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    New summertime charm, our elegant Matilda full-circle dress in lavender. she has contrast Peter-pan collars, buttons and a belt. With style and grace, she perfectly captures that charismatic cuteness of 50s dresses. 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 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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    Made in the UK. Be way ahead in Red with our Dixie Doll pinafore skirt! This super sassy skirt is a must have for all discerning vintage clothing fans. It has adjustable and detachable braces with 4 functional Cream 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.
    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
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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!