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Where to buy 50's dresses from

(24 Posts)
FairytaleOfSkegness Sun 12-Mar-17 00:21:23

I love 50's style dresses and often pick up some bargains in eBay however I now want to find one to wear to the registry office when I get married so I'm happy to spend a bit more but I want to know it's worth it!

The one in the picture is ideal but unfortunately I don't think I can justify spending over £100 despite it being beautiful sad

ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Sun 12-Mar-17 00:25:11

Do you want genuine 50s or that style?

ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Sun 12-Mar-17 00:26:51

Love this!

3luckystars Sun 12-Mar-17 00:29:53

I though you wanted 50 dresses!

I was so interested in the reason !(a show, a wedding where everyone wears the same dress etc.)

Oh it's only old style dresses you want!! No fun!

Have you seen 'stop staring ' dresses, I think they are that style but are expensive. eBay has everything!

Longdistance Sun 12-Mar-17 00:31:05

Lindybop any good?

schnauzermama Sun 12-Mar-17 00:32:02


It's amazing!!! Xxx

Astro55 Sun 12-Mar-17 00:32:59

Lindybop is great and so many lovely petticoats!!

FairytaleOfSkegness Sun 12-Mar-17 00:33:06

That's gorgeous regina! Doesn't have to be genuine 50's, I just like the style smile

ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Sun 12-Mar-17 00:35:06

Thats lollypop vintage- they have loads of others in the floral style too- I just wish I'd gone for one like that- was too guided by DM and MIL when I married many moons ago!

FairytaleOfSkegness Sun 12-Mar-17 00:37:09

Haha sorry to disappoint 3luckystars

Currently checking everyone's recommendations out smile

myrtleWilson Sun 12-Mar-17 00:39:00

I have several LindyBop dresses and without a doubt they are my most complimented outfits ever (even got a tweet from a comedian saying she loved my dress!)

FairytaleOfSkegness Sun 12-Mar-17 00:47:20

Regina that website is amazing!

I've just found this
Which is perfect as I don't want it to be too "bridey"


ReginaGeorgeinSheepsClothing Sun 12-Mar-17 00:49:34

Hurrah! Glad you like it! And the Lily dress is lovely!

PrancerForHoney Sun 12-Mar-17 06:40:38

Call me Me Betty on Facebook is amazing. She designs and makes her dresses as she only does small runs of them it makes them more special. I have a lovely collection of them which I need to get altered now I've lost weight finally.

SomewhereNow Sun 12-Mar-17 08:55:19

I really like Collectif - I know they've got a shop in Brighton but not sure if there are others. Website is good though.

AgainstTheOddsNo2 Sun 12-Mar-17 09:01:07

I covet a vivien of Holloway dress. I am yet to justify it though sad

ladylunchalot1 Sun 12-Mar-17 11:47:49

I live near Whitby in North Yorkshire there is a little boutique shop called The Owl And The Pussycat she sells all these style dresses I absolutely love the place and I don't think any of them are more than around £40 I think they have a Facebook page try looking on there the only problem you'll have is deciding which one! Or book a weekend in Whitby and visit the shop and get fish and chips too mmmmm hope this helps you x

TheUnseenAcademic Sun 12-Mar-17 11:52:47

A friend had an amazing dress made for her here:

I'm not sure how much it cost but know it was cheaper than most dresses bought in bridal shops.

Checkedstripes Sun 12-Mar-17 12:22:18

Lady V London is also lovely for 1950's style dresses.

SharkBastard Sun 12-Mar-17 12:29:08

I have 2 Vivien of Holloway dresses and can honestly say they are amazing. I want more

beansonbread Sun 12-Mar-17 12:30:06

Search Grace Karin on Amazon. I've bought some great quality dresses from there lately and they're only around the £20 mark! There's some gorgeous prints and the fabric is really thick and hangs well!

everygalaxy Sun 12-Mar-17 12:34:36

Lady v London

humanfemale Sun 12-Mar-17 14:36:16

There are some nice ones here - great vintage silhouettes.

FairytaleOfSkegness Wed 15-Mar-17 14:43:16

Oh wow so many more gorgeous dresses to look at! Thanks everyone smile

ladylunchalot1 the wedding is actually loosely themed around a good old fashioned day out at the beach so taking a trip to Whitby almost feels necessary grin

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