Retro Style Dresses For You This Christmas!

Can you believe we're nearing the end of 2016? What a year it has been, hasn't it peeps? We'd like to thank you for your support - it's fans like you that makes what we do worth doing!

As we embrace the spirit of Christmas and welcome the presence of loved ones (and presents too! 😆), we thought you might want to celebrate this year in style! So we've rounded up all our Christmas themed retro dresses for you. Go check them out here.

And while you're at it, might as well add a pop of colour and complete your retro ensemble with one of our gorgeous 1950s style petticoats. Every retro dress deserves one and yours does too!


Enjoy! Till next time, stay retro girls! 💛

The 1970s Maxi Dress Styles: Are You A Fan?

Ah, the 1970s. Such carefree fashion styles ranging from flares to bell-bottoms, hot pants to mini skirts and maxi dresses to floaty kaftans. In 1970 fashion was all about keeping clothing snug on top and relaxed at the bottom. And of course, not forgetting pretty prints too!

Since summer is near (yes, you can most definitely feel it in the air!), temperatures are rising as we bid spring goodbye. I like to think that maxi dresses are a staple for summer especially with their lightweight and comfortable fabrics. It just makes the heat a little more bearable, and quite honestly, I just don't enjoy fabrics that adhere to my skin especially when I perspire. Nope, not one bit!

So this week, we've decided to introduce a few 1970s maxi dress styles featuring gorgeous printed chiffon fabrics to our online store. So if you're as much of a boho addict as we are, you're in luck because these selections will be perfect for you! :) Go check them out here.


Till next time, stay retro girls! 💛

Helping the Cangianos

In our last blog post which was a little over 2 weeks ago, we mentioned Jessica Cangiano from Chronically Vintage who reviewed our Elegant Me Floral Retro Dress.


It was on the same day itself, that is, the evening of Oct 13th that a horrific catastrophe befell the Cangiano family. It wasn't until a week later that we found out about the tragedy from Jessica herself. It was really heartbreaking.

The Cangianos lost their home and all of their belongings in an arson fire that destroyed the entire fourplex building which they lived in. Thankfully, the family managed to escape their dwelling unharmed but were unable to find their darling kitty, Stella before they had to evacuate.

Although the Cangianos survived this trying incident, most of what they owned were destroyed in the fire. A lifetime of vintage collectibles, books, electronic devices, craft supplies, and unfortunately, all of the merchandise in Jessica's Etsy vintage shop were wiped out in the blaze. The dress we sent Jessica (as seen in photo above) was sadly, lost as well. They were left with only the clothes on their backs, their phones, a small purse and their vehicle.

You can read more about from the blog post here as Jessica recounts the details of the incident and how the family is currently coping with the tragedy. The news story and a short video can also be read and watched here.

If you'd like to support Jessica and her family to get back up on their feet again, donations are more than welcome here, via a fundraiser dedicated to aiding the Cangianos.

Jessica and Tony, our thoughts are with you every step of the way. We wish you all the best and we know you will come back stronger than ever. Have faith that things will work out in the end. ❤️

Where You've Seen Us - Part II

For us, it's never just about the dresses. It's about the smiles on people's faces and the twinkle in their eyes when they put on a dress they love. It's about the confidence that's evident when you wear something you're comfortable with. In short, a dress is just a dress. But it's the effect it brings to people's lives - that's what matters to us.

Probably one of the most loved bloggers out there, Rebecca from A Clothes Horse never fails to impress us with her outfit styles, perfect hair (every time!) and gorgeous photos. Every number she wears has a story to it, including this cute A Little Birdy Told Me Retro Dress. As an American living in Northern Ireland, Rebecca loves vintage and retro styles, but puts her own spin on it by wearing them in a more modern way with quirky, personal touches. Read more about the outfit post here.



Getting to know Jessica from Chronically Vintage has been nothing but an absolute dream! As one of our all time favourite bloggers, we felt connected to her the moment we stumbled upon her blog which is centered around her love for all things vintage specifically from the 1930's to the 1950's. We couldn't help but feel warm and fuzzy all over when we saw her in our Elegant Me Floral Retro Dress. Though the dress may have sold out, we'll always have this beautiful photo of Jessica to remember this dress by! Want to see more lovely photos? Click here!



When we saw Katherine in our Elegant Floral Print Retro Dress, our hearts melted. As a children’s librarian who is very fond of books and novelty prints, Kat has always been one of our favourites! I for one, grew up loving books so I could immediately relate to Kat. Seriously, have you checked out her Instagram feed? It's truly one of its kind! We've always adored Kat's whimsical fashion styles and her lighthearted sense of humour. Check out more lovely photos of Kat in this dress in her blog post here


Seeing how our dresses inspire others just makes what we do so much more meaningful. Our hope is to bring beautiful and modest vintage inspired and retro dresses to all women out there, and we thank God everyday for allowing us to do what we love and more importantly, enjoy doing it. :)

Till next time, stay retro girls! 💛

More 1950s Style Dresses To Fall In Love With This Spring

The 1950s is one of the most loved decades when it comes to vintage inspired fashion, and for good reason. The dress cuts and styles are just too cute! Exactly 3 weeks ago, we promised you more 1950s inspired dresses, so here we are!

This week, it's mostly about the solid colours but hey - let's not forget the prints too, eh? Never, dolls! 😉



These gorgeous frocks all retail at an affordable price of less than AU$59, so all the more reason to get one of each colour right? 😄 Till next time, stay retro! 💛



Hate Mondays? See How Your Dress Colours Affect You.

I remember how I used to dread Mondays. The very thought of waking up to the sound of blaring alarm clocks was a major turnoff. Reluctantly dragging my feet to work, my eyes barely open and my body helplessly begging for just another hour (or two!) of rest and sleep.

Those were the days.

These days, I find myself looking forward to waking up each day. I set realistic goals that I know I can accomplish by the end of the day and I feel great about myself. Having a positive mindset really helps - Michael Phelps is right. This is perhaps one of my all time favourite quotes from the swimming legend.

“So many people along the way, whatever it is you aspire to do, will tell you it can’t be done. But all it takes is imagination. You dream. You plan. You reach.” - Michael Phelps

You may find it hard to believe, but part of my morning ritual is to put something on that I'd really feel comfortable with. How you dress is so important ladies - from the dress style to the cut and even the colour! Yes - colour does affect our mood and behaviour so choose wisely. Need to inspire trust and stability? Wear blue. Need a creativity boost? Try orange.

This week I've rounded up some of our best selling dresses and how their colours may affect you. Give these gorgeous frocks a go and enjoy the difference that they make in your life!


Green

Touted as the colour with a calming effect, green is easy on the eyes and is also believed to relieve stress. Perfect for when you know you have a long day ahead of you and need to stay calm and collected as you soldier on.

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Blue

Going for an interview, maybe? Try blue. There's a reason why the big guns like Facebook, Twitter and Intel (to name a few) have an element of blue in their logos - it's the colour of trust and loyalty. This is my very little secret to every interview I've ever attended and I'm happy to report that it has never failed me. It could very well just be a coincidence but it never hurts to try. ;)

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Yellow

Depending on how you perceive yellow, the colour can most definitely work to your advantage. For some, yellow is a happy and cheerful colour that brings about positive and energetic vibes. However, since yellow is the most attention-grabbing colour, too much of it may evoke some levels of anger and frustration. If you find that this applies to you, choose a dress featuring relaxed, casual prints or a more muted shade of yellow.

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Black

Black can also be a very tricky colour. Again, depending on individual, black can make you feel powerful and confident apart from the fact that it also makes you look slimmer. In the fashion industry, black is often seen on big brands such as Coach and The Iconic as the colour is synonymous to class and elegance.

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So there you have it - the psychology behind colours. Use this information to your advantage and choose the right colours to give you the strength, motivation and inspiration that you need.

Till next time, stay retro! 💛

Where You've Seen Us (With a Twist!) - Part II

This week's post is a special one indeed. Why? Well, we've decided to put together a few of our customer photos, featuring them all dolled up in their newly bought frocks. What's different this time is that these ladies have cleverly made their dresses their own. Read on to find out more!

Also, there are just too many beautiful photos to choose from, so if you don't see yours here - don't be disheartened, there will be more of these kinds of posts to come!

Vintage Inspired Color Block Ball Gown

When we first saw this photo, we were speechless! This is Christine H. looking perfectly stunning in her vintage inspired color block ball gown. Inspired by the rose petals elegantly scattered on the ball gown the model wore during the photo shoot (as seen in the model photos), Christine decided to add hand crocheted poppies to her own dress! This is by far the most creative undertaking we've ever seen in making a dress truly your own!


Comments from Christine:
"Hello. This is my fabulous ball gown with the added hand crocheted poppies. Absolutely everyone loved it, it was truly original. Thank you for making my night so special."

1950s Inspired Off Shoulder Prom Dress

This dress has always had a special place in our hearts, simply because everything about it is so truly perfect! (Well, in our eyes at least.) It had the right balance between modesty and showing some skin and didn't feel too over the top with just the right amount of flare in the skirt. Imagine our surprise (and delight!) when we found that @moving_eternity won Prom Queen 2016, wearing this dress! She reminded us so much of Elizabeth Taylor in one of her promotional portraits (wearing a red dress and a white fur shawl too!) the moment we saw her picture.


Comments from @moving_eternity:
"@dressific Thank you so much! The dress fit me perfectly and I got so many compliments! I felt like Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman in the red dress ❤️‍❤️‍"

1950s Inspired Striped Retro Dress

Here's Melanie in her gorgeous striped retro dress. Stripes are just so Audrey Hepburn and we love it to bits! We truly adored how Melanie put her own spin on the dress by adding a wide tan belt and completing her look with suede ankle boots. We think it's a clever way of adding some colour contrast and it looks great on her!

 

Comments from Melanie:  
"Thank you for all your help with the dress, it arrived and I have already worn it, it looks lovely and fits really well 😀 I decided to add a wide tan belt to it and I just love it! I got many compliments on it and was asked where I got it from."

These beautiful photos are what inspire us to continue doing what we love we to do - curating modest vintage inspired and retro dresses for elegant women. And yes, we just love receiving photos too because it feels great seeing how our dresses are being worn and the smiles on our customers' faces are truly priceless!

Till next time, stay retro. 💛

Your 8 Must Have 1950s Style Dresses This Spring!

Spring is in the air, ladies! And what better way to embrace the season than to play dress up in these beautiful swing dresses? From refreshing and bold floral prints to classic and adorable polka dot styles, we've got you covered this season! 😍

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The best part is, these beauties retail at only AU$53.90 a piece, so rest assured you'll be looking gorgeously retro without ever breaking the bank.


P/S: More designs to come soon, so stay tuned. Till next time, stay retro! 💛
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