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Dee Dee Black Watch Tartan Vintage 50s Full Circle Dress



Dee Dee style

Measuring Tips to Assure The Best Fit


With arms at sides, place tape measure under your arms and run it around the fullest part of the bustline and across the shoulder blades.


Find the natural crease of your waist by bending to one side. Run tape measure around your natural waistline, keeping one finger between the tape and your body for a comfortable fit.


With feet together, run tape measure around the fullest part of your hips/seat, about 7 to 8 inches below your waistline.


For full-length pants, run tape measure along the inside of your leg, from just below the crotch to about 1 inch below the ankle.

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.

Our sizes in centimeters (see below for inches)

UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeBustWaistBodice Length

Our sizes in inches

UK SizeEU SizeUS SizeBustWaistBodice Length

Made in the UK

The ‘Dee Dee’ dress in Black Watch tartan is perfect for any occasion. It features an off-the-shoulder, Bardot style, neckline which radiates vintage glamour with classical angled sleeves & a bateau, straight back neckline. This dress is made from a high quality, traditional woven tartan which has a warm feel & the bodice is satin lined & front boned with a concealed zip at the back for smooth fit. The full circle skirt section has lashings of fabric and looks great when worn with one of our fluffy Black petticoats as shown in the photo, which is sold separately. This dress now comes with a cute matching brass buckled belt, but can also be worn without as there are no belt loops.

Fabric composition: 63% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 3% Elastane.

Please note- It has a fitted bodice with only a little stretch so please be careful when pulling the zip up. It is also a slightly smaller fit than our Royal Stewart version so we advise to check our size chart before ordering.

Please note, very seldomly delivery may take up to 10 working days, which is the maximum amount Royal Mail estimate. Please double check your email address and postal address is correct before making payment to avoid any delays or problems with your order.

Sadly once an order has been placed we cannot make any changes or cancel it.

All items are sent by Royal Mail Signed For to ensure safe delivery, therefore someone will need to be there to receive your order. Postage is worked out by package weight which is calculated at the checkout.

UK delivery and dispatch times

Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For Estimated 3-7 working days

Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For Estimated 2-4 working days

Royal Mail Express-  1-2 working days

International Delivery (Outside UK)

Please note- Dispatch times for DHL Express are within 3 working days.

DHL Worldwide Express– 2-4 business days

International Standard: Estimated 5-30 working days. Price varies according to the country and is calculated at the checkout. Please note this is not a tracked service therefore we cannot be held responsible for any lost or delayed packages in the country of destination as this is out of UK Royal Mail jurisdiction and will need to be claimed for by the buyer. We can provide proof of postage receipt if required.

International Tracked and Signed: Estimated 5-30 working days. Price varies according to the country and is calculated at the checkout.

Payments are made in GB Pounds Sterling (£). The exchange rate will be determined by the issuer of the payment card you use. All orders are shipped from the UK. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you may want to contact your local customs office for further information.


22 reviews for Dee Dee Black Watch Tartan Vintage 50s Full Circle Dress

  1. jennb (verified owner)

    I am completely in love with this dress!! It has just arrived today and I can honestly say it is one of my favourite dresses in my wardrobe now! The delivery was prompt , the fabric is beautiful , the fit is perfect , (the size guide was a huge help! ) I usually find it quite difficult to find dresses that aren’t true vintage that fit me so well as I am larger on top and very small at the waist but this dress sits perfectly !! Can’t wait to show it off over the Christmas / Hogmanay season! Thank you British retro I will Definately be returning for more!

  2. Nicola (verified owner)

    Ordered this dress late Thursday afternoon, arrived Saturday morning, just in time to wear it for my engagement photoshoot. The fit is great. Very well made and lovely fabric. Really really pleased.

  3. Morven (verified owner)

    It was a tough decision between all the lovely dresses, but glad I went for this one. The fabric feels of a good quality and it’s flattering yet comfortable. Looks great with a petticoat underneath and perfect for dancing! I’m usually between sizes 10 and 12 but the 10 fitted great. The top half fit is rather neat, so for a larger bust I would have gone up a size. Lovely print and colours are great for a festive party dress. A good investment!

  4. lizcullen57 (verified owner)

    Bought this dress for my daughter to attend a Scottish Wedding. What a beautiful dress . Well made, great quality and cut . Customer service excellent as they rushed through the dress as I had ordered the wrong size. Well worth every penny. My daughter is in love with it. Thank you British Retro will continue to buy in the future.

  5. Nikki (verified owner)

    I purchased this dress as I wanted a tartan dress for a Burns supper and i’m so glad I did. Absolutely stunning dress, very comfortable and very flattering. When ceilidh dancing the skirt looked beautiful as it swung round. One of the best dresses I have ever bought.

  6. sarah_mcfadden15 (verified owner)

    Inlove with this dress its gorgeous the material is so soft great quality dress i want one in every style just wish Australian exchange rate was better i would have the whole collection

  7. cymric-peggy (verified owner)

    From the moment I put this dress on I didn’t want to take it off!! Figure flattering and perfect colours for me. I bought the black petticoat to go with it and I got so many compliments

  8. Mary Hodgson (verified owner)

    I bought this dress last week and was a bit concerned with buying before trying on that it would not fit. It is a perfect fit your size guide is very accurate. I am wearing it to a Christmas themed wedding next Saturday and this dress will be perfect. Lovely fabric and very flattering. Very prompt delivery

  9. susiegysin (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful dress – really well made and the fabric is a lovely weight. I am delighted with it! I ordered a 12 initially as I am between sizes (36″ bust 26″ waist) but had to reorder a 10 which fits perfectly. Both dresses dispatched quickly. Can you please do one in midnight blue?

  10. Bronwyn (verified owner)

    This is my first dress purchase from british retro. I am happy to say that the quality lives up to the hype. The fabric feels high quality and well made. It is a really full circle skirt, and a petticoat fills easily under it. I am five foot one, and it stops about mid-calf on me. The tartan pattern matches up evenly. The bodice has nice boning, and due to it being off the shoulder, this enables me to wear it without a bra. It doesn’t fit too tight on the arms. These are my first impressions, but so far I am very impressed.

  11. Helen

    This dress is really beautiful and so well made. I get lots of comments when ever I where

  12. Casey

    Received this dress as a Christmas pressie off my better half (he scored major brownie points for this little number!) I adore these style dresses and have been lusting over this dress for ages. Was waiting for it to come back in stock and we order on the pre-order for it coming back and it arrived before Christmas so this in itself was amazing customer service and made getting dolled up so much more exciting.

    I couldnt wait to try it on. It fits like a glove! It is so flattering. It clings to my breasts and nips my waist in making me feel like a 1950s goddess and it showeed as i got loads of compliments and turned heads on my girly night.

    I cannot wait to wear this item again and again!
    First time wear no petticoat nexr rims i shall be going the full hog petticost,hair and red lipstick!!

    Will definitely be ordering from British retro again soon!

    P.s i have pretty much told all my friends and anyone who complimented this dress where to find you!

    Thank you so much!!!

    From a very happy customer!!

  13. kirstymartin36

    This dress is AMAZING! I ordered it for a Hogmanay ball. The fabric is excellent quality and the dress has been made perfectly. I have a large bust so went up a size and the fit was perfect. Petticoat really finishes off the look. Only criticism is that the belt could be better quality and wasn’t sized well for larger sized waist.

    • Claire L

      Thank you for your feedback and we’re happy you like the dress. Regarding the belt it is exactly the same quality as the dress made from the same material and high quality brass buckle, an improvement from last year! Also we haven’t had any problems with the fit as they are standard sized belts. I hope this helps.

  14. Robyn McBride (verified owner)

    WHAT CAN I SAY! This dress is absolutely AMAZING! The fabric is so soft and the dress just feels expensive. It looks stunning and the sizing was accurate. This is without a doubt my favouriaye thing in my closet. If I absolutely HAD to complain I’d say that the belt is a little flimsy. But again, such a little complaint considering how beautiful this dress is.

  15. Josephine Allen

    Beautiful dress bought at last minute and arrived on time for a wedding. Fits really well and very flattering neckline , off the sleeves stayed in place whilst jiving . Great addition to my vintage wardrobe and great to buy a dress made in the UK.

  16. anna_kanafek (verified owner)

    Just received my dress….. OMG ? it’s absolutely gorgeous!! Fits perfectly, it’s true to size, and the material is amazing quality! Can’t wait to wear it! Very quick delivery. I will order another one soon, thank U soooo much!

  17. Marlyn Fitzpatrick (verified owner)

    I bought this dress for my sisters wedding I love this dress it’s amazing and so is the quality of the material and the size chart is spot on. Was delivered 2 days from ordering I also ordered the fluffy underskirt which just sets off the dress I can’t wait to wear it on my sisters special day ❤️

  18. Michelle Kerr (verified owner)

    My dress has just arrived and I had to try it on right away!! I looooove it!Can’t wait to wear it to a wedding in Ireland in a couple of weeks!I got the size 18 and it has a little room left which I love!Thank you for the gorgeous dress!

  19. Jess Kiem (verified owner)

    First purchase from British Retro and I’m absolutely in love with this dress and can’t wait to purchase more. Everything about this dress is perfect! I’ve never had a dress fit so perfectly, the colours are great, the material feels good and the twirl factor is amazing. It goes well with a black petticoat, the belt fits well with a little extra wiggle room. The boning on the inside of the dress is comfortable, doesn’t dig into me and gives a nice shape to my waist.
    So happy I bought this dress and can’t wait to buy more to add to my vintage/pin up collection

  20. Katie Burns (verified owner)

    Beautiful dress, well fitted, comfortable and got loads of compliments whilst wearing :) might have to get myself another Dee Dee dress in another colour. Thanks! X

  21. Demitria Holland (verified owner)

    My very first order from British Retro and wow. I’m so pleased. The quality was amazing and I felt so beautiful in it. I didn’t want to take it off! It fits amazingly!
    At first I was a little sceptical due to loads of sights being “retro vintage” but having awful quality!! British Retro certainly exceeded my expectations!
    Will certainly be ordering from here again!

  22. Elizabeth Walker (verified owner)

    Such a gorgeous dress! Arrived so quickly too. I could not recommend this dress highly enough. I feel beautiful in it. The fabric is amazing, the fit is stunning, and just an all round quality product. This is my first purchase, but definitely not my last!

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