• Designed & manufactured in the UKNew wonderful wiggling sass, introducing the new gal ‘Ruby Rae’.Inspired by our Carmen dress, this 50’s style figure hugging pencil is ready to celebrate your femininity. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative mother of pearl buttons running down the front of the bodice. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit.Machine wash 30 degrees, 96% Cotton, 4% Spandex.We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm)Hip (in/cm)Waist (in/cm)Length(off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length(on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    836432"/81cm-26"/66cm38"/97cm43"/109cm
    1038634"/86cm-28in/71cm38.3"/97.2cm43.3"/110cm
    1240836"/91cm-30"/76cm38.8"/98cm43.8"/111cm
    14421038"/97cm-32"/81cm39"/99cm44"/112cm
    16441240"/102cm-34"/86cm39.5"/100cm44.5"/113cm
    18461442"/107cm-36"/91cm40"/102cm45"/114cm
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  • Small fit.Designed & manufactured in the UKOur cute Carmen day dress. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park.To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately.Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester.We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    836432"/81cm26"/66cm38"/97cm43"/109cm
    1038634"/86cm28in/71cm38.3"/97.2cm43.3"/110cm
    1240836"/91cm30"/76cm38.8"/98cm43.8"/111cm
    14421038"/97cm32"/81cm39"/99cm44"/112cm
    16441240"/102cm34"/86cm39.5"/100cm44.5"/113cm
    18461442"/107cm36"/91cm40"/102cm45"/114cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UKCreate that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette in our classic Rhonda's Revenge wiggle dress. She's cut from a soft stretch, smoke check fabric. This dress features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. She is made from a high quality, stretch cotton fabric which will give you that perfect hourglass figure with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2-inch matching buckled belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely.Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex.We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    836432"/81cm26"/66cm34"/86cm38.5cm
    1038634"/86cm28in/71cm36"/91cm39cm
    1240836"/91cm30"/76cm38"/97cm39.5cm
    14421038"/97cm32"/81cm40"/102cm40cm
    16441240"/102cm34"/86cm42"/107cm40.5cm
    18461442"/107cm36"/91cm44"/112cm41cm
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  • Small fit.Designed & manufactured in the UKOur cute Carmen day dress. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park.To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately.Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester.We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    836432"/81cm26"/66cm38"/97cm43"/109cm
    1038634"/86cm28in/71cm38.3"/97.2cm43.3"/110cm
    1240836"/91cm30"/76cm38.8"/98cm43.8"/111cm
    14421038"/97cm32"/81cm39"/99cm44"/112cm
    16441240"/102cm34"/86cm39.5"/100cm44.5"/113cm
    18461442"/107cm36"/91cm40"/102cm45"/114cm
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  • Perfect for indulging in those long lazy summer days, our new fresh cotton gingham dress in Amber.This dress is cut from a beautiful quality cotton which fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s style semi flared collar. Comes with a matching 2" belt too. 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!100% cottonThis dress is non-stretch so please check our size guide below before ordering.
    UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    836432"/ 81cm26.5"/ 67cm45"/ 114cm
    1038634"/ 86cm28.5"/ 72cm45.25"/ 115cm
    1240836"/ 91cm30.5"/ 77cm45.5"/ 116cm
    14421038"/ 97cm32.5"/ 83cm46"/ 117cm
    16441240"/ 102cm34.5"/ 88cm46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18461442"/ 107cm36.5"/ 93cm46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Our new Large Gingham 50's full circle dress, features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves and a bateau straight back neckline. It is made from high quality, stretch cotton, with a satin lined & front boned bodice and a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. The waist does not have any belt loops which gives you the choice to wear this dress with or without the matching 2" belt. The skirt section is full circle with lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy petticoats. The petticoat is sold separately.Fabric: Stretch cottonWear with our JoJo black sunglasses.We advise to check our size guide before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm. Hips are free.
    UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm)
    836432"/ 81cm26"/ 66cm-
    1038634"/ 86cm28in/ 71cm-
    1240836"/ 91cm30"/ 76cm-
    14421038"/ 97cm32"/ 81cm-
    16441240"/ 102cm34"/ 86cm-
    18461442"/ 107cm36"/ 91cm-
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  • Small fit.Designed & manufactured in the UKOur cute Carmen day dress. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park.To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately.Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester moracain crepe.We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    836432"/81cm26"/66cm38"/97cm43"/109cm
    1038634"/86cm28in/71cm38.3"/97.2cm43.3"/110cm
    1240836"/91cm30"/76cm38.8"/98cm43.8"/111cm
    14421038"/97cm32"/81cm39"/99cm44"/112cm
    16441240"/102cm34"/86cm39.5"/100cm44.5"/113cm
    18461442"/107cm36"/91cm40"/102cm45"/114cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UKCreate that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette in our classic Rhonda's Revenge wiggle dress. She's cut from a soft stretch, navy check fabric and features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. She is made from a high quality, stretch fabric which will give you that perfect hourglass figure with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2-inch matching buckled belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely.Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex.Wear with our Diamond Diva sunglasses as pictured and found here.We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    836432"/81cm26"/66cm34"/86cm38.5cm
    1038634"/86cm28in/71cm36"/91cm39cm
    1240836"/91cm30"/76cm38"/97cm39.5cm
    14421038"/97cm32"/81cm40"/102cm40cm
    16441240"/102cm34"/86cm42"/107cm40.5cm
    18461442"/107cm36"/91cm44"/112cm41cm
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  • Made in the UKOur Dee Dee, flowing full circle dress in this stretch navy pin-stripe fabric, is worn here with one of our fluffy petticoats, sold separately. She has a satin lined and front boned bodice with a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric to swish and swirl about to your heart's content. This dress also comes with a cute matching belt.This dress is a generous fit.Wear with our Victoria vintage style necklace as pictured.Fabric- 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% SpandexWe advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm. Hips are free.
    UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    836432"/ 81cm26"/ 66cm38.5cm
    1038634"/ 86cm28in/ 71cm39cm
    1240836"/ 91cm30"/ 76cm39.5cm
    14421038"/ 97cm32"/ 81cm40cm
    16441240"/ 102cm34"/ 86cm40cm
    18461442"/ 107cm36"/ 91cm41cm
     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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  • Small fit.Designed & manufactured in the UKOur cute Carmen day dress. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park.To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately.Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester.We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    836432"/81cm26"/66cm38"/97cm43"/109cm
    1038634"/86cm28in/71cm38.3"/97.2cm43.3"/110cm
    1240836"/91cm30"/76cm38.8"/98cm43.8"/111cm
    14421038"/97cm32"/81cm39"/99cm44"/112cm
    16441240"/102cm34"/86cm39.5"/100cm44.5"/113cm
    18461442"/107cm36"/91cm40"/102cm45"/114cm
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  • Designed & manufactured in the UKCreate that perfect 50s, sassy silhouette in our classic Rhonda's Revenge wiggle dress. She's cut from a soft stretch, Indigo blue tartan and features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a straight bateau, back neckline. She is made from a high quality, stretch fabric which will give you that perfect hourglass figure with a satin lined & front boned bodice. It comes with a 2-inch matching buckled belt which will help draw you in at the waist and this dress has a concealed zip at the back for a smooth fit. There is also a 7in/18cm vent at the back of the skirt to allow you to wiggle freely.Fabric: 60% Polyester, 34% Rayon, 6% Spandex.We advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm) Bodice Length- from top of bodice (below shoulder) to waist seam 
    836432"/81cm26"/66cm34"/86cm38.5cm
    1038634"/86cm28in/71cm36"/91cm39cm
    1240836"/91cm30"/76cm38"/97cm39.5cm
    14421038"/97cm32"/81cm40"/102cm40cm
    16441240"/102cm34"/86cm42"/107cm40.5cm
    18461442"/107cm36"/91cm44"/112cm41cm
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  • Made in the UK.Our elegant  ‘Dee Dee’ dress in this gorgeous Turquoise stretch cotton.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 white petticoats. Accessorise with our 50s style ivory polka dot gloves.Fabric composition: 97% cotton, 3% elastaneWe advise to check our size guide before ordering.
    Length of skirt section is 27.5"/ 70cm. Hips are free.
    UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Hips (in/cm)
    836432"/ 81cm26"/ 66cm-
    1038634"/ 86cm28in/ 71cm-
    1240836"/ 91cm30"/ 76cm-
    14421038"/ 97cm32"/ 81cm-
    16441240"/ 102cm34"/ 86cm-
    18461442"/ 107cm36"/ 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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  • This dress is cut from a cute red star print, soft cotton which fastens with 18 front mother of pearl buttons. This dress features half sleeves with nifty buttoned cuffs and an elegant 50s style semi flared collar. Comes with a matching 2" belt too. 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!100% cottonThis dress is non-stretch so please check our size guide below before ordering.
    UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length- top of collar to hem (in/cm)
    836432"/ 81cm26.5"/ 67cm45"/ 114cm
    1038634"/ 86cm28.5"/ 72cm45.25"/ 115cm
    1240836"/ 91cm30.5"/ 77cm45.5"/ 116cm
    14421038"/ 97cm32.5"/ 83cm46"/ 117cm
    16441240"/ 102cm34.5"/ 88cm46.25"/ 117.5cm
    18461442"/ 107cm36.5"/ 93cm46.5"/ 118cm
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  • Small fit.Designed & manufactured in the UKOur cute Carmen day dress. She has billowed sleeves which can be worn both on and off the shoulder & decorative covered buttons running down the front. There is also a central back hidden zip for smooth fit. This dress can be dressed up with heels for parties and weddings or dressed down with a pair of sandals or DM's for casual strolls in the park.To add extra volume to the skirt pop one of our fluffy petticoats underneath, which is sold separately.Machine wash 30 degrees, polyester.We advise you to check our size chart before ordering.
    UK SizeUS SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Length (off the shoulder)(in/cm) Length (on the shoulder)(in/cm)
    836432"/81cm26"/66cm38"/97cm43"/109cm
    1038634"/86cm28in/71cm38.3"/97.2cm43.3"/110cm
    1240836"/91cm30"/76cm38.8"/98cm43.8"/111cm
    14421038"/97cm32"/81cm39"/99cm44"/112cm
    16441240"/102cm34"/86cm39.5"/100cm44.5"/113cm
    18461442"/107cm36"/91cm40"/102cm45"/114cm
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  • Sale!
    Made in the UK and a very Limited Edition.A time to shine! Our lavish ‘Limelight’ 50's full circle evening dress is made from an embellished sequin chiffon fabric with cute black 3D daisies and a black satin under-dress. She also comes with a 3” black satin belt.To create the full skirt look just pop one of our black petticoats underneath as shown and sold separately.Fabric and care- 100% polyester, Dry Clean OnlyWe advise checking our size chart before ordering.
    Skirt length 27.5"/ 70cm. Hips are free.
    UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeBust (in/cm) Waist (in/cm) Total Length- from shoulder to hem 
    836430"/ 76cm25"/ 64cm43"/ 109cm
    1038632"/ 81cm27"/ 69cm43.3"/ 110cm
    1240834"/ 86cm29"/ 74cm43.6"/ 111cm
    14421036"/ 91cm31"/ 79cm44"/ 112cm
    16441238"/ 97cm33"/ 84cm44.5"/ 113cm
    18461440"/ 102cm35"/ 89cm44.8"/ 114cm
     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 Dresses

Our retro styles are a faithful nod the iconic fashions last seen when Elvis topped the charts, they deliver everything a 50s pin up queen desires. Do we sound a little boastful? We’re just incredibly proud of our fabulous vintage styles and we know you will love them as much as we do…

Demure or sassy? Swirling full circle, flared dresses or wiggle-tight? Vintage babes love to mix it up with high glam or a chilled relaxed style; change the look with heels, flats, a frothy petticoat, a soft fluffy cardigan or bare those shoulders – the same dress, so many different ways! However you choose to wear our dresses you will be sure to gather admiring glances. Buy pinup style dresses at British Retro and you are not just buying a glamourous vintage frock, you are getting an exquisitely tailored garment, designed to flatter every figure and made with care so they’ll look good and last well. No need to go scouring through the jumble sales to get that perfect fitted pencil dress, you can buy pinup style dresses online here at British Retro, available in your size and an ever-changing range of colours and fabrics.