There is no definite meaning to vintage style dresses, but usually it refers to style that imitate the style from previous era. There are many brands that offer this style now that usually use modern sizing, so you don’t need to be afraid. Each of these shops has their special and unique style. They also usually focus on a certain eras. Like Vintage Me Up that focus on 50’s and 60’s simple colors. The shop is based in US and using 100% cotton material from US too. There is also Trashy Diva that focus on 40’s and 50’s style.
Others vintage style dresses stores focus on 50’s style are Bettie Page Clothing, Tatyana Boutique, Heyviv, Blue Velvet Vintage, Queen of Heartz, Lolita Girl Clothing, and more. There also stores that focuses on even older era like dystyle that provide from 20’s-60’s style. There also vintage style gowns that are reproduction or retro from the previous era. That means using similar materials, sewing technique and trimming with the originals. For example, there is Whirling Turban that produces 50’s style handmade dresses by custom order.
Further on Vintage Style Dresses
Other stores that produce retro vintage style dresses are Original Retro Brand, Bomb Shell Vintage, Vivien of Holloway, and many others. If you have plus size, or in other word you are big in size, don’t worry, there are some stores that focus on the plus size dress in vintage style like horrid, Swakdesigns, Chicstar, eShakti, or 20th Century Foxy. So, what you need to do is find the right store that provide the style that you really need, like the style, materials, designs, size, and price.
If you feel lazy to search for specific brand, you may just choose from a large retailer that sells mixed brands. You can find stores like ModCloth, Lulus, Etsy, Rosegal, Hourglass Boutique, and so many other shops. But you must remember that all of the shops mentioned above are all online shop. If you want an offline shop, you should check on the area where you live. Now, we will give you some example of these vintage style dresses.
One of store where you can find plus size vintage style dresses is on Lady Voluptuous London. This vintage style clothes’ store provide dress from size 8 to size 32 in many type of clothes like Marylin, Phoebe, Ursula, and Lyra, and many more. Those dresses imitated 50’s style. Those dresses are made in collaboration with Georgia Horne. The newest collections available are the Autumn/Winter 015 collections. One of the most famous icon of legend in 50’s style dresses maybe was Audrey Hepburn, so Lady V make dresses collection in tribute to her too.
Those Hepburn vintage style dresses are in flared style skirt with high neck with wide belt. The dress also has concealed back zipper. The material is 97% cotton and 3% elastine. You should delicate machine wash your dress at 30 degrees. The biggest size available is 28. The store offers some color choices. The black one comes with red belt, red one with black belt, and the navy one comes with white belt. The sizing is of course in UK system. There is also one cobalt blue dress left in size 12, and 3 left for the Cadbury purple one. Both use slim black suede belt instead of wide belt.