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! πŸ˜‰

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? πŸ˜„ Till next time, stay retro! πŸ’›


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!


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.



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. ;)



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.



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.


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! πŸ’›


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 πŸ˜€ 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. πŸ’›


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! 😍


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! πŸ’›


1950s Fashion: Elizabeth Taylor Does It With Elegance

Jet black hair, fair skin, piercing violet eyes and signature bold red lips... now who could that be?

If you guessed Elizabeth Taylor, then you're absolutely spot on, doll! This week, we drew our inspiration from the beauty, elegance and fashion styles of the one and only, Dame Elizabeth Taylor. (By the way, my mum is an absolute fan, and I can completely comprehend why.)

While today's 1950s fashion styles are primarily centered around swing dresses with prints, there is actually so much more to appreciate in this era. What I love most about Elizabeth Taylor's fashion sense is how she channels so much femininity in plain, solid coloured dresses. Elizabeth's two-time husband, Richard Burton, called her a 'miracle of construction'.

Elizabeth Taylor was voluptuous, and knew exactly how to flaunt her exaggerated hourglass figure. She reminds me a lot of Marilyn Monroe. These are some of my favourite photos of Elizabeth Taylor, so I hope you enjoy this lookbook as much as I do!

Elizabeth Taylor's circa 1950s Lookbook

I especially adore this photograph of Elizabeth Taylor and her sons, Michael and Christopher Wilding taken back in the 1950s. I just love how stunning she looks in a simple, solid red dress. It's almost unfair, isn't it? πŸ˜‰
Image Credit: CelebrityWC

My second favourite photo has to be this one where Elizabeth poses for a promotional portrait back in 1952. This photo is most likely a recoloured version of the original, but the point is that sleeveless lace dress. Gorgeous! (There's another version of this dress in baby blue but I like this one better. πŸ˜‰)

Image Credit: dailydoseofstuf on Tumblr

In 1948, when she was just 16, Elizabeth Taylor was already on the cover of Life magazine. Needless to say, looking as glamourous as ever.

Here's Elizabeth looking beautiful in this V neck white chiffon dress in the movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). According to Mirror, this dress became such a hit that women all around the world copied the design, and even Elizabeth had one made for herself.

Image Credit: Mirror
I have always had a soft spot for emerald green. But this frock just does wonders for Elizabeth as the colour contrasts so well against her fair skin. She is picture perfect in my book. ❤️‍

Image Credit: Cloudpix
So the next time you feel like passing up on a plain, solid coloured dress, think Elizabeth Taylor. When the dress is simple, the focus is all about you and only you - don't you think so?

Till next time, stay retro! πŸ’›

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