New in! ‘Way Out West’ Black Watch Tartan 50s Style Swing Dress


Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

New in! Designed & manufactured in the UK 🇬🇧

A dress that’s blessed with effortless elegance and Winter glamour, our ‘Way Out West’ Black Watch Tartan swing dress, new for Autumn/Winter. It is inspired by the style of the great Katharine Hepburn and a Vivienne Westwood shirt dress we have. This chic, full circle frock fastens with 18 front, Tortoise Shell buttons. It is made from a traditional Black Watch Tartan and features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s, semi flared collar. This dress also comes with a 1.5″ matching belt but looks equally amazing when worn without. 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.

This dress only has a little stretch so please check our size chart 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 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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Fabric composition: 63% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 3% Elastane.

All our dresses are proudly made in the UK. We only ever produce small quantities of each design, so you lovely girls can be reassured you won’t be showing up wearing the same frock.

Size Guide

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.

Additional information

Weight 390 g
Dimensions 42 x 28 x 2.5 cm

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2 reviews for New in! ‘Way Out West’ Black Watch Tartan 50s Style Swing Dress

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joanne Saunsbury

    5 stars is not enough for this dress. Having bought the Way Out West red dress which I love I adore this one.
    It fits to perfect there is no problem with buttons on the bust. It looks and feels amazing.
    The black petticoat underneath just adds to the wow factor.
    While not as dressy as the off shoulder version it is chic classy and warm.
    Perfect for any occasion.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ellen Greaves

    I am a repeat customer of British Retro so all credit to them once again. This is an absolutely lovely dress, a superb design and beautifully made. The tartan is perfectly matched and the material is lovely quality. I felt fabulous in this dress particularly with the full petticoat underneath. I am now saving up to buy the red one too!

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