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Tortadellanonna Wed 05-Oct-16 16:47:51

http://www.bravissimo.com/m/pepperberry/?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=CLOTHING&utm_content=Off+duty+looks+to+fit+and+flatter&utm_campaign=AU16+%7C+Off+Duty+Looks+%7C+051016&_bta_tid=254530134976000820242575424207770365990349134287818497639354058955721775117184778811910#products/sale/dresses/day-dresses/grace-dress/teal/pd471tel/ I've go to go to a 40s bar in London for a night out and need to dress to fit in. Would this dress be ok?

Tortadellanonna Wed 05-Oct-16 16:51:08

Hope this link works better: bit.ly/2dKFJPH. If this dress isn't suitable- any ideas for one that would be? Tall, curvy apple

SaggyNaggy Wed 05-Oct-16 16:55:30

Its a gorgeous dress but it doesn't scream 1940s to me.
m.lightinthebox.com/maggie-tang-women-s-50s-vtg-retro-nautical-sailor-rockabilly-hepburn-pinup-business-swing-dress-580_p3971172.html?currency=GBP&litb_from=paid_adwords_shopping&sku=39_302%7C153_1472&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&adword_mt=&adword_ct=84187195634&adword_kw=&adword_pos=1o14&adword_pl=&adword_net=g&adword_tar=&adw_src_id=1810908567_301579154_21687113474_pla-214571335994&gclid=CjwKEAjwydK_BRDK34GenvLB61YSJACZ8da3r7uX4KWjeAB90ddnUG6qWBn4FS69vcqgqA6VLNItBRoCjczw_wcB

This sort of thing does though.

SaggyNaggy Wed 05-Oct-16 16:57:24

Wow, that's some long link. grin
Or maybe something like:
www.amazon.co.uk/Miusol-Womens-Vintage-Buttons-Houndstooth/dp/B01KJS3SVK/ref=pd_sim_193_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=67PV26JBSACDPA6E9HG2

ChickyDuck Wed 05-Oct-16 17:03:42

Remember that fashion in London is often a lot more low key and casual than elsewhere. What is the bar? I may be wrong, but I would guess that it's highly unlikely that anyone else will be dressed in 40s attire, or even particularly dressed up at all!

Tortadellanonna Wed 05-Oct-16 18:05:16

It's cahoots

Floisme Wed 05-Oct-16 18:21:09

Oh ignore the miserable Londoners and dress up grin

I agree that dress doesn't scream 40s but if you added 40s style hair and make up, then I think it could work.

steppingout Wed 05-Oct-16 18:34:42

The first dress would work with 40s hair and makeup. Or something like this - theseamstressofbloomsbury.co.uk/shop/peggy-wrap-dress/.
Sorry - link hasn't worked! They make dresses to pretty authentic vintage patterns. Have fun!

ChickyDuck Wed 05-Oct-16 18:44:25

Firstly, cahoots is brilliant, you'll have a brilliant time! But honestly, just wear something that makes you feel fabulous. If that's in the theme then absolutely go for it! If it's not it really really won't matter.

itstheyearzero Wed 05-Oct-16 19:17:09

If you have a bit of money to splash, I would get something from here
www.nancymac.co.uk
and you could wear it again for other occasions. I bought one for a wedding recently and felt fabulous! Gorgeous dresses smile

SuckingEggs Wed 05-Oct-16 19:17:35

Check out Pretty Eccentric. Sorry can't do a link.

SuckingEggs Wed 05-Oct-16 19:23:13

Oh, here you go!
www.prettyeccentric.co.uk/clothing-c3/dresses-c4

DianaT1969 Wed 05-Oct-16 21:19:16

For lower cost, perhaps a tea dress from Lindy Bop would work.

Tortadellanonna Thu 06-Oct-16 16:52:39

Thanks all, nancymac is beautiful but too expensive, pretty eccentric
Looks spot on. I want to dress up- even if I do look like a country hick!

MrsDeVere Thu 06-Oct-16 17:00:45

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OdinsLoveChild Thu 06-Oct-16 17:16:34

I have a few lindybop dresses and they're lovely for the money you pay. I also have some from here: www.thehouseoffoxy.com/1940s-fashion
They're also really lovely grin

purplepaisley Thu 06-Oct-16 17:39:58

Have you looked at Collectif?
https://www.collectif.co.uk/?gclid=CNPywu7Oxs8CFeEV0wod3FQPfQ#

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