Friday Frock Love – Repro Vintage

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sooo, over the Summer I have a couple of lovely vintagey events lined up.

First up, in July is the Chap Olympics and secondly I am off to Vintage at Goodwood in August (Are you off to either of these? Let me know!)

But what’s a girl to wear? I have the urge to treat myself to something lovely and I’ve been scouting round the world of vintage repro for something appropriate and not too far out of my price range, consequently this Friday Frock Love is all about Vintage Reproductions.

Top of the wish list is currently this 1940s style dress in Green from Heyday Vintage.

I love the bodice shape, and priced at just £60 it’s really pretty reasonable when you compare it to some High Street rubbish.

Next on the list is this Tara Starlet Home Front Dancing Dress

Also available in green, my favourite colour to wear! It’s slightly more expensive at £68, but possibly more versatile for my life as it looks less of a party dress.

Finally this gorgeous 50s inspired number from She by Cindy

It’s custom made, and available in green, but $150 is skating dangerously out of my price range.

Which is your favourite?

20 Responses
  • Jules
    June 18, 2010

    I especially love the first green dress. I’m not off to Vintage at Goodwood this year, but hope to next year once my husband has finished restoring his Austin Healey Sprite.

  • Rachel
    June 18, 2010

    I love the last one best, but I’m more of a 50s girl myself so that make sense.

    • Rachel
      June 18, 2010

      *makes sense.

      • Retro Chick
        June 18, 2010

        I knew what you meant! 😀

  • Emma
    June 18, 2010

    Love the third one, particularly for summery bbqs

  • Fashion Limbo
    June 18, 2010

    the third one is simply gorgeous, but yes, a tad pricey. It simply happens that way, I always like the expensive stuff 😛

  • Louise
    June 18, 2010

    Definitely the green one. It’s beautiful. I’d love to go to Vintage at Goodwood but I’ll be at my best friends wedding instead.

  • LandGirl1980
    June 19, 2010

    Loving the first one and the second. I’m not convinced the 1st one looks too much like a party dress though. To me – it just looks like a well styled and cut garment – ready for wear ANY time of day or night! Or is the just me?
    YES!! I am going to Vintage – and I CANNOT wait. I have been through dress saga after dress saga. I have my day outfit sorted (landgirl inspired of course) and then back to the hotel for a quick change and then back to swing the night away! :o)

    • Retro Chick
      June 19, 2010

      It’s Satin I think, that’s why I wondered if it was a bit eveningy!

      I’m CAMPING at Vintage. Which will either be fab or horribly traumatic!

  • Jo Bryan
    June 19, 2010

    For you the green one Gemma I can see you in it. Love the second one and the third equally.

  • Claire O'Neill
    June 19, 2010

    I have got my eye on the first one as well! I think it’s satin too. But I also love the third one. I have got a Butterick Retro reprint pattern that is pretty similar to the first one, I am going to have a go at making it. x

  • Shybiker
    June 19, 2010

    The first green dress has such a distintive historical style that it appeals to me a lot. Definitely my choice.

  • Leia's Delights
    June 20, 2010

    lovely frocks! the last is my favorite!

  • Andi B. Goode
    June 20, 2010

    I love the first two – it’s a close call, but I think I like the second best. They’d both be great for swing dancing, though!!
    -Andi x

  • Hayley
    June 20, 2010

    We’re hoping to go to the Olympiad, but I’m having so many indecisions about what dress to wear that I might just end up wearing a spotty wrap dress I bought from Primark years ago!
    I do love the first dress, but I’m not sure thats a colour I could wear.

  • Lisa
    June 21, 2010

    I love the first two! The second one has such great details and the first one is beautifully cut, such a hard decision. The second one has a slight edge though as I love the buttons and pockets, so cute. However the first one seems more glamorous.

  • Lori Smith
    June 21, 2010

    I love the Tara Starlet dress (Vivien of Holloway do some great ones too), but it looked rubbish on me when I tried it, sadly.

    I was pondering going to Vintage at Goodwood but may just do it for a day due to (a) cost and (b) the lack of glamour involved in camping!

    • Retro Chick
      June 21, 2010

      I have a Vivien of Holloway 50s dress, they’ve just bought out a tea dress haven’t they.

      I’m only going to Goodwood for a day, but I AM camping as I can’t afford hotels. Bit concerned about the lack of glamour!

  • Fabulous Finds Gal
    June 26, 2010

    I would love the first Marilyn Monroe number for a date night.


  • Vivian
    June 28, 2010

    love that last one. white always looks so classy and this dress looks like a dream to wear 🙂

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