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50's style on the high street

(32 Posts)
steben Thu 07-Jul-11 10:58:20

Am big lover of the 50's trend at the minute and wandered if anyone had seen any great pieces on the high street recently? If so would love to see some links smile

Love how flattering they are for curvier women!

BulletWithAName Thu 07-Jul-11 11:06:11

I love 50's style too!

Lovely print

Very pretty

Same as the one above but in blue

[[ I'm coveting this

BulletWithAName Thu 07-Jul-11 11:06:28

sorry messed up the link!

steben Thu 07-Jul-11 11:11:15

excellent and some bargians too - thanks!

BulletWithAName Thu 07-Jul-11 11:13:14

No problem- Oasis have loads this season, those were just a few I picked out!

Pussinglads Thu 07-Jul-11 11:14:42

Banana republic are bringing out a range inspired by mad men smile. Not sure if USA only though.

daisythelabradoodle Thu 07-Jul-11 11:19:20

You could have a look at this line of dresses, super feminine and inspired by the 1940's- 1950's I think they are planning on a full skirt very 50's dress soon maybe keep an eye on them, I have a dress and can't say enough good things about my dress, very nice and they will alter to your taste sleeves, skirt length etc have a look

tethersend Thu 07-Jul-11 11:30:39

Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley again


Wallis again

And again

My favourite

Havingkittens Thu 07-Jul-11 11:34:55

Thanks for the folksy link daisy.

Frustratingly, those Oasis ones are lovely, until I see the length! But I suppose that's the difference between liking the 50s trend and being into the 50s.

There are loads of great 50s style clothes online but not so much on the high street at the moment. Every time I see something nice like that in a shop I get my hopes up and then find they are too short again sad

MerylStrop Thu 07-Jul-11 11:38:39

try monsoon and phase eight for a bit more length

tethersend Thu 07-Jul-11 11:40:12

Laura Ashley had many more which were a proper 50s length- they may have them instore... This was my favourite but is no longer on the website...

steben Thu 07-Jul-11 11:44:23

tethersend that last dress is simply stunning! Am also thinking about this number from coast

and this

Havingkittens Thu 07-Jul-11 12:14:25

Tethersend, that postcard dress is gorgeous, as is that last dress from Coast Steben but sadly at the moment I can't justify £85+ on a dress. If I could, I'd probably be looking on the Pinup Girl Clothing website!

OTheHugeManatee Thu 07-Jul-11 12:50:59

I'm having my wedding dress made in the 50s nipped waist and flared skirt style (with the 50s length, mind), in blush satin with an antique lace bolero.



Havingkittens Thu 07-Jul-11 15:51:50

Sounds lovely Manatee. Where are you getting that made?

OTheHugeManatee Thu 07-Jul-11 17:44:02

Butterfly Vintage Brides in Colchester. I went to a wedding show at Olympia and shuddered at every single frock on the catwalk apart from hers - it was all meringues, tulip skirts and strapless <shudder> when I wanted something softer and more classic. Plus I have a piece of Victorian lace I wanted to incorporate.

The designer, Amanda, is lovely - really great designs and completely sweet and unpretentious as well, rather than being one of these terrifying tiny orange women with tons of makeup on like at the Vera Wang stall <shudder again>. AND she quoted me about half what a London boutique would have done, for a completely bespoke dress that's absolutely exactly what I was looking for.

<excited all over again>

BulletWithAName Thu 07-Jul-11 18:32:31

Oooh I'm in Colchester, why haven't I heard of this shop? I simply must check it out now, thank you! grin

smearedinfood Thu 07-Jul-11 18:36:35

Have you seen Vivien of Holloway, no link sorry on mobile

OTheHugeManatee Thu 07-Jul-11 18:39:01

It's run out of the back of her house, so not a shop really. Google Butterfly Vintage Brides, that should find it for you.

(Sorry OP, didn't mean to hijack your thread withy wedding dress grin )

ellangirl Thu 07-Jul-11 21:38:34

What about the 'floradita' range from DP? here

WanderingSheep Thu 07-Jul-11 21:47:57

I got this from topshop They had some really nice things in the last time I went in

WanderingSheep Thu 07-Jul-11 21:49:16

Sorry, meant to say that they don't have it in anymore but they did have some similar still

emsyj Thu 07-Jul-11 21:53:11

Whirlingturban do fab 50s style dresses, as does Unique Vintage (from the US but they are very good and their customer service is great).

I have recently started a business doing 50s style dresses and wedding dresses, so very exciting to see people are interested in that style!!! (I don't make them, I have them made for me - not talented as a seamstress unfortunately).

Havingkittens Thu 07-Jul-11 22:01:10

I love Whirling Turban. Expensive though! They are actually based in Bali as far as I recall. My best friend bought me a voucher to get a dress made but unfortunately I've not been in a position to get one in the 18 months since she bought it for me as I am in a fluctuating weight pattern of pregnancy/miscarriage/TTC/Steroids. Really looking forward to getting one one day.

emsyj Thu 07-Jul-11 22:08:19

Yeah they are quite expensive but lovely quality - the little bolero jackets are beautifully made and fully reversible. I am dying to get a 'Peggy Would' dress but need an occasion to wear it first! Why can't someone have a big posh wedding to give me an excuse?? Grr!

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