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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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    ‘Matilda’ Ivory Peter Pan Collar 50s Dress

    £58.00 £38.00
    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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    Oh you pretty thing! Our Matilda 50s dress in Pink. She’s 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 Coral petticoats underneath. For a casual daytime look, wear without the petticoat and slip on some sneakers! Wear with our 'Mod' retro 2 tone 50s sunglasses, Alice faux pearl bracelet and white vintage sun parasol 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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    ‘Dee Dee’ Lily 50’s Swing Dress

    £69.00 £45.00
    Made in the UK. More heavenly femininity to wrap yourself in, our swinging Dee Dee 50's full circle dress. She 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 Ivory petticoats underneath and accessorise with our 3 set blue orchid hair clips and ivory satin gloves We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. 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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    Made in the UK. Tip toe through the tulips with me 🌷 our new Dee Dee 50's swing dress in this super cute tulip print! She 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 Ivory petticoats underneath and accessorise with our ivory satin glovesAlice basket bag and 3 set orchid hair clip. We advise to check our size guide at the bottom of the page before ordering. 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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    🎵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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    ‘Suzie Q’ Poppy 50s Style Shorts

    £30.00 £19.00
    🎵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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    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 red gingham 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 ivory petticoats underneath or wear without with a pair of sneakers and our Lover's Rock red heart clutch bag, and Cherry bow hair clip as pictured. 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: 62% cotton, 35% Polyester, 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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    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. 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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    🎵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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    A sassy new day dress for the new season, our 'Tallulah Lace' cut from a stretch Chambray denim. She has elegant ivory lace collars and cuffs with half length sleeves and an ivory belt. This dress looks equally as lovely when worn without the belt too! The bodice section has 3 ivory buttons which aren't just for show so they can be unfastened and there is a concealed zip at the back of the dress for smooth fit. The back of the skirt also has a vent to allow you to wiggle freely in this tight pencil. This wiggle is also available in a cute swing dress. DRY CLEAN ONLY Fabric: Dress: 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex. Lace: 67% Nylon, 33% Cotton Please note this dress only has a little stretch but is meant to be a tight fit and small fit. 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

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!