Blog — dresses
Posted by Miss Chloe on
They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, and what’s a girl to do when she needs a new frock? Use her husband’s military issued parachute silk, of course! During the Second World War, parachutes were made of genuine silk due to their durability, lightness, and how easy they were to pack. What’s more is that, unlike Nylon, which may melt and cause significant burns when ignited, silk is very fire resistant. Silk was simply the more practical resource, and as such, the US, UK, and German militaries all coveted this already precious material for their respective war...
- Tags: 40s style, bridal, dresses, eco friendly, Handmade, novelty print, Pretty Retro, shirt dress, Silk, vintage fashion, vintage style, WW2
Posted by Miss Chloe on
For those among us who love shopping, it isn’t just about picking up something you like and taking it home with you. It’s about feeling different fabrics on your skin, their drape, the texture of their weave, their intricate beading and embroidery, the way they flow with your movement. It’s about the smell of new shoes fresh out of the box, artisan perfumes, and freshly poured tea. It’s about the uplifting conversations you’ll have which go beyond polite chit-chat. That’s why, for me, the boutique experience can’t be beaten. I never just leave with a piece of vintage fashion that...
- Tags: 40s style, alverstoke, Curvy Girls, dresses, Dresses with pockets, everybody welcome, gosport, hampshire, Midsize Fashion, Pin Up, Plussize Fashion, portsmouth, Pretty Retro, shop local, small business, vintage, vintage style
Posted by Mrs Darling on
Summer is officially upon us, and the sun has already begun to make a much-welcomed appearance, so with that in mind, we are so excited to tell you some more about one of our absolute favourite smaller brands all the way across the pond in Australia. We’re delighted to be able to support our friends at Retrospec’d. What’s more; we’re currently the sole UK stockist of this season’s Retrospec’d pretties, so read on for more on this season’s collection and just why we think you'll find them in your favourite picks too! We know that our customers both online and instore...
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