I'm looking for a 1950s inspired dress........help!

(103 Posts)
FabMum1 Sat 15-Mar-14 23:37:07

I'm going to a wedding in the summer and would love to try something a little different. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and would love to wear something 1950s inspired.

Am thinking 'Audrey Hepburn', fitted top half, flared out bottom half and a netted skirt.

Can anyone suggest where to start looking?

LynetteScavo Sat 15-Mar-14 23:38:06

http://ohmyhoney.bigcartel.com/

Sorry if it doesn't convert-I'm on my phone and it messes around.

BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum Sat 15-Mar-14 23:40:43
BillyBanter Sat 15-Mar-14 23:41:08

This blog lists a few places you might find interesting.

www.domesticsluttery.com/2014/02/the-uks-best-independent-clothing-brands.html

fayummummy Sat 15-Mar-14 23:42:34
BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum Sat 15-Mar-14 23:43:55
bebopanddoowop Sat 15-Mar-14 23:59:19

Yes to dig for victory!

Also vivien of holloway

mrssmith79 Sun 16-Mar-14 00:12:03

Lady V London? Am on tablet so can't link.

PamHalpert Sun 16-Mar-14 07:17:38

Ladyvlondon. I recently bought this one- ladyvlondon.com/Green-Birdcage-Hepburn-Dress/#.UyVPnvl_uSo for a wedding in the summer. You can get 20% off everything on the site with the code NEWLADYV until Friday 21st smile

surromummy Sun 16-Mar-14 07:31:31

ebay if you don't want to pay deadly is the female prices. I bought this one recently

surromummy Sun 16-Mar-14 07:32:03

Think I paid £32

JapaneseMargaret Sun 16-Mar-14 07:48:11

This doesn't come with a net skirt (though you could probably buy a petticoat), but it's cheap. F&F.

FabMum1 Sun 16-Mar-14 07:50:21

Oh ladies there are some fab dresses on your links, thank you so much

Have any of you ordered from these sites, is the quality good?

Surromummy what eBay company was it, was the quality good?

Also, petticoats. Can you wear any colour?

JapaneseMargaret Sun 16-Mar-14 07:51:49

surro, that dress is gorgeous.

MrsPresley Sun 16-Mar-14 07:57:41

Amazon have a great selection of 50s style dresses.

MrsPresley Sun 16-Mar-14 08:00:24

Forgot link, sorry

Amazon

CallingAllEngels Sun 16-Mar-14 08:03:34

I buy from www.topvintage.nl

A Dutch site so not ideal if you're ordering from the uk (I'm in NL) but they have a range of brands (including loads already mentioned here) so you can browse and then search for them on their British site. They have really accurate sizing charts as well.

Madcaplady Sun 16-Mar-14 08:05:59

how about www.lindybop.co.uk

I've just bought my bridesmaids dresses from there - they're actually called the Audrey Hepburn! smile

Bagtrainlady Sun 16-Mar-14 08:06:21

If you live near Nottingham there is a fab shop called Frock that specialise in this style of dress. Dd & I gave longingly every time we drive past! Not sure if they are online.

Bagtrainlady Sun 16-Mar-14 08:07:10

Silly phone! gaze

invicta Sun 16-Mar-14 08:10:29

Joe Browns have some lovely dresses.

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Sun 16-Mar-14 08:23:34

There is a company called K&D London, they used to sell in Dorothy Perkins.

A lot of their style is 50's inspired.

They're a fraction of the cost of Vivienne of Holloway. Have a scout on eBay for them. I have a lot of their dresses and I love them. grin

Blaineisnotanappliance Sun 16-Mar-14 09:09:19

I only wear 1940's/50's style and I can recommend-

Ladyvintage
Collectif
Lindybop
Vivien of holloway
Deadly is the female
Missfortune

FabMum1 Mon 17-Mar-14 19:31:28

Hello ladies
I've seen some fab dresses, thank you so much. I'm now having trouble deciding.

Is a petticoat a must? I don't just want the dress to hang, I want it to have a bit of body.
Also, what type of shoes?

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