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    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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    Made in the UK exclusively by British Retro Our Day of the Dead, halterneck pencil dress, 'An Aztec Tale', is a rockabilly must-have made from the finest quality cotton with beautifully detailed printing. It has 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. We advise to check our size guide 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 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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    Made in the UK. Be way ahead in black this season with our ultra-cool 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 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. Fabric:Luxe Crepe: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane Wear with our Jenny B Good sunglasses and crystal Spider earrings.
    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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    Swing with joy with this little piece of tropical paradise, our South Pacific strapless full circle dress. Pop a flower in your hair, slip off to the Tiki bar and look way beyond fabulous 🌺. Lovingly made in London. She is cut from a beautiful quality, pure non-stretch cotton, has a lined & front boned bodice with 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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    All ready for you rockabilly gals to Seize the Night, our new ‘Carpe Noctem’ pencil dress, in this glorious new halterneck style. She is covered in macabre royal skulls which are beautifully printed in fine detail. 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 area. Wear with our ‘Seize the Night’ skull ring and skull clutch bag Fabric composition: 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 🇬🇧 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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    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 brass 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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    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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    Tallulah Royal Stewart Pencil Dress

    $84 $61
    Limited Edition and exclusively made in the UK. Our elegant Tallulah style, 50s pencil dress has a touch of Highland elegance with its traditional Royal Stewart tartan lapel collars with matching functional buttons & belt. She has ¾ length sleeves and a vent at the back of the skirt too. 

    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 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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    Designed & manufactured in the UK When in doubt wear red! Make an entrance with this timeless beauty, our Rhonda’s Revenge pencil dress, cut from this ravishing red stretch jacquard fabric and she comes with a matching 2” belt. This dress is very figure hugging, giving you that perfect vintage bombshell look. It 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. It 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. Fabric: 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
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    Made in the UK. 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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    Designed & manufactured in the UK 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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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!