New to vintage style?
Not worn vintage style before? Don't know where to start? We're here to help!
More and more ladies are discovering and embracing the vintage style, and it's easy to understand why. It's classic, timeless and boosts body confidence. It's flattering, wonderfully feminine and ultimately glamorous. It accentuates your curves, gives you a waist (even if you think you don't have one!) and skims over your tummy and hips, so any 'lumps and bumps' you may feel self-conscious about disappear.
The real beauty is that the style suits all sizes, body shapes and all ages.
But we get it. It can be hard to feel confident enough to wear it. Lots of ladies we meet want to, but they are often surrounded by people who don't share a love of vintage, or they feel they are the wrong size, age or shape. It can seem like an impossible step to wear something different and they usually talk themselves out of it. They worry someone might say something, or stare at them. Truth is, the person staring is probably wishing they had the confidence to dress that way!
In reality, and this is confirmed by many our fabulous customers' own experiences, wearing vintage usually attracts lots of admiring glances and compliments, which can really do wonders for a gal's confidence and self esteem!
Most importantly though, it's about how it makes you FEEL - and that's the real essence of vintage style. It doesn't actually matter what anyone else thinks, but it really does matter how YOU feel. And boy, does it make you feel good!
Life is too short to wear boring clothes, so give that dress a try, hold your head up and step out of your comfort zone. You won't regret it!
Let's talk dresses!
We stock a range of dresses all featuring different necklines, sleeves and prints. We understand that not all styles are for everyone - some of us don't like our arms on show. If that's the case, you can always add a bolero or cardigan, or go for a dress with cap or short sleeves.
Some of us like our knees to be covered - go for a dress which sits just below the knee (most of our dresses do but if you're not sure, please ask!) If you have a larger bust, often the sweetheart necklines or v necklines suit best - smaller busted ladies often prefer the higher 'Audrey' style necklines. That being said, we have ladies who love and wear many different styles, so it's a question of personal preference.
We are alway very happy to advise if you are trying to choose your first dress and just don't know where to start! Just use our free Personal Shopper Service, or pop us an email and we will be there to help.
Let's talk petticoats!
Do you need one? The short answer is no, you don't have to wear a petticoat. All of our dresses can be worn without one and look just as fabulous! If you want to wear dresses on a day to day basis but it's not practical to wear a petticoat - you can absolutely wear them on their own.
Our petticoats do give the dresses an extra zhuzh for sure though. If you have a wedding or occasion to go to - they add something extra special and give your dress a whole new look! And did we mention how fabulous they are to dance in? They are so soft and fluffy you will want to twirl and swish all evening!
Many of our customers wear petticoats every day though too! They have elasticated waists (with adjustable buttons for extra comfort) and are lined, so won't be uncomfortable. As they are soft and not stiff or scratchy, they allow your dress to hang beautifully.
To show or not to show the petticoat? This is entirely down to personal preference. As we stock 20 colours, if you want the frill of your petticoat to show below the hem of your dress, there are lots of colour options to choose from to complement your dress. If you prefer it to be hidden but still give you the full skirt look - that's totally fine too!
We're here to help!
If you need any advice on style, length, petticoat choices, colour matches or anything else, please JUST ASK! We will do what we can to help you decide, without pressurising you.
Don't just take our word for it though!
Here's a few customers' thoughts on wearing vintage:
"I absolutely loves these dresses, they fit perfectly and just look amazing. I have a few now, this is the number one place to get your swing dresses. so glad I found this place" - Hazel V
"It’s not just about the dresses and petticoats, although they are amazing, flattering and comfortable. It is also about the accessories too. The handbags are great and good value too. Finally and most importantly Jackie and Kelly are wonderful in the way they offer advice, give their honest opinion without putting you under pressure to buy. Thank you ladies" - Donna M
"Love this dress 👗, petticoat and bolero worn for a vintage weekend I felt fabulous, these dresses and swishy petticoats suit all shapes and make you feel very feminine, this is one of about 40 + dresses" - Pam H
"Beautiful, flattering dresses. I have received so many lovely compliments wearing these dresses and they make me feel very special! Always a great service and always arrive beautifully packaged!" - Catherine B
"Love all the dresses, flattering and feminine" - Cira E
"Gorgeous dress and the softest Petticoats ever! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would ever find such a beautiful dress that makes me feel so good" - Fiona F