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withaspongeandarustyspanner Fri 19-Oct-12 14:43:59

I'm looking for a vintage style dress - thinking 40s or 50s in style (I've got Sophia Loren in mind).

I've found this one and it's close, but not exactly right. I was just wondering if you had any ideas where I could look?

Thanks in advance

ditavonteesed Fri 19-Oct-12 14:46:11

vivienne of holloway my favourite shop in the world.

Hetaera Fri 19-Oct-12 14:53:31

Anything at Collectif catch your eye?

withaspongeandarustyspanner Fri 19-Oct-12 17:46:29

Now Dita (I have recently become a little obsessed Ms Von Teese and on Saturday had my hair done by a vintage hair stylist smile ) I have also found some beautiful dresses on Vivienne of Holloway - but they are a little bit pricey (this is a special occasion, but not a really special occasion).

Hetaera - I will check out Collectif.

Thank you for your replies.

ChristmasKate Fri 19-Oct-12 18:00:31

I like collectif, there skirts and shirts are great for office wear.

BookFairy Fri 19-Oct-12 18:15:42

Check out the website www.loveurlook.co.uk

She makes her own vintage inspired dresses and has a lovely range smile

prelim29 Fri 19-Oct-12 20:31:00

This one from Toast is very Audrey Hepburn
www.toast.co.uk/product/dresses+and+tunics/C1AJ8/TIE+BACK+SHIFT+DRESS.htm?categoryref=%2fcategory.aspx%3fcategoryid%3ddresses%2520and%2520tunics%26seoterm%3ddresses%2520tunics%26&pcat=dresses+and+tunics&adimage=&clr=C1AJ8_black

Sorry for long link - don't know how to make a smart one word link!!

Northumberlandlass Fri 19-Oct-12 20:34:15

Deadly is the Female

I got my Birthday dress from here & it's AMAZING ! smile

withaspongeandarustyspanner Fri 19-Oct-12 21:55:33

Oh my! They are beautiful, Northumberlandlass - bit pricey,though I will remember them for a very special occasion...

withaspongeandarustyspanner Fri 19-Oct-12 21:57:53

I like the Toast one, too,but not sure it would suit my dimensions grin x

withaspongeandarustyspanner Fri 19-Oct-12 22:18:12

Which Deadly dress did you buy, by the way?

ditavonteesed Fri 19-Oct-12 22:20:00

I need the Alika in red, that is gorgeous.

WitchesTit Fri 19-Oct-12 22:22:13

I love this site

dollydagger.com

TeamEdward Fri 19-Oct-12 22:22:14

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Northumberlandlass Fri 19-Oct-12 22:26:49

Billion Dollar Baby dress in red! I love it, going to have to put some extra effort into sit ups/ core strength classes, there's no where to hide in it!!!

Only 40 once eh? wink

Northumberlandlass Fri 19-Oct-12 22:28:03

The Alika is fab Dita

girlgonemild Fri 19-Oct-12 22:30:35

this has been recommended on other threads and seems like what you might be after.

ChristmasKate Fri 19-Oct-12 22:59:51

The pretty dress company has so every pretty dresses!

Thanks for the link girl

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sat 20-Oct-12 11:06:26

Northumberlandlass check out this website - I have revolutionised my diet, my training and shape in a very short space of time and it's healthy. When is your birthday?

Northumberlandlass Sat 20-Oct-12 11:27:24

Thanks Witha - I exercise quite a bit. Have decent diet etc - will check it out. I've lost over 4stone in the last 2 years sensibly & feel pretty good. It's the toning I need now smile

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sat 20-Oct-12 11:30:47

That's fantastic. Really well done.

This is really good for the toning up - check out Staci's story on there. AndI'vebeendoing 1-2-1 Pilates. Is murderous but doing the trick smile

bangersnmash Sat 20-Oct-12 18:11:56

Notthumberlandlass - I've been looking at that dress for a long time and may take the plunge for an upcoming dinner dance I'm going to . How is sizing ? Also is it very cleavagey(sp) ?
Love it though but can't decide between black or red . Black is safer and will probably get more wear but the red is show stopping!

mirpuppet Sat 20-Oct-12 18:26:53

Go for the show stopper

Northumberlandlass Sat 20-Oct-12 18:53:12

It's not that cleavagey really- i am a 14/16 and went for L (14) as someone on here said it would suck me in (material is amazing) - but i've had to exchange for XL as it was too fitted and I wouldn't of been comfortable. The XL still sucks me in as it's that type of dress.

I'm 6ft tall and it sits just on my knee rather than just below.

It's a beautiful cut, the material is lovely. i'm really pleased with it! smile

HTH

Northumberlandlass Sat 20-Oct-12 18:54:01

I've got the red one. Its not orangey red though, it's really rich!

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