Forties and fifties style dresses are always seen as elegant, and back to the Hollywood glamour era . Even brands like Banned are goth clothes mixed with fifties glamour. Brands like Collectif who like to make reproduction clothes from the 1940s to the 1980s . Reproduction clothes are more popular,due to the lack of authentic vintage. And the size change in people since the 50s, due to richer diets. In this post I will explore Collectif, Lindy Bop, Hell Bunny, Lady Voluptuous and Dolly &Dotty, these companies sell in the UK. These brands have lots of evening dresses, bridal as well as day dresses.
So where can you wear one of these dresses , why do I need one in my wardrobe? Well there are specialist events like the Festival of vintage where you could where one of these dresses, but also on dates out with the other half, afternoon tea with the girls, the work Christmas party, a day out at the races a summer wedding.
There are many styles available Audrey Hepburn designs, flared skirts wiggle dresses and tea dresses.With different necklines boat, ruched bust, sweetheart and halter neck.
There are a variety of prints popular are cherries, gingham, polka dots and flowers. Some designs are seasonal, spring there are flower prints, summer its tiki time with tropical themes , autumn Halloween themes are popular and winter there are different Christmas themes such as holly, reindeer etc.
Also there are plenty of sales on these sites. And some of these sites sell in the USA too.
I have bought dresses from Lindy Bop Lady Vintage/Voluptuous and Dolly and Dotty. All have been good fits and I have had compliments galore. Designs I own coat dress, tea dress,Lyra and flared. In patterns polka dot , flowers and Tiki. I have also found they wash and iron well. Even though I haven’t a Hell bunny dress, I have other items of there’s and as above like the others brand they fit well and wash nicely.
Below I have tried to upload many designs for you to peruse.
Lindy Bop sizes 8-26
Polly Rose Heart £38.00
Marilyn Halter Neck £38.00
Misty Tiki Dress £40.00
Gingham Dress £38.00
Dolly and Dotty size8 -24
Strawberry Dress £40.00
Floral Swing Dress £15.00
Dolores Flamingo Dress size 6-22
Hell Bunny size 8-22
Antonia Floral Black dress £53.99
Lady Voluptuous size14 -32
Apricot Lyra Polka dot dress £47.00
I hope you like these dresses and they give you inspiration.
Bye for now 💋oxo
Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising these companies. I have mentioned these companies as I have bought myself other designs from these companies. There are other companies available.