Vintage clothing refers to those clothing articles that were produced between 1920s and 1960s while retro clothing covers the items that reproduce or imitate the style of a previous era. So a definition of the retro fashion would say that it’s an outdated style, culturally speaking, that covers postmodern creativity. At some point this style managed to infiltrate several sectors of post-modern society such as art, advertising, mass media, the clothing industry, and so on. The word itself derives from the Latin prefix “retro” which means backwards or in past times. As for our point of interest in today’s topic, the retro fashion includes “outdated” items such as leather handbags dating back in the 50s, fedoras, big sunglasses, jackets, skinny jeans, dresses, etc. So here’s our list of ten retro dresses for women.
10. Motown White Dress
We start our list with this superb white dress that features beautiful lattice webbing across a delicately curved neckline, and continuing with over-the-elbow sleeves. The Motown white dress is made of 65% Cotton and 35% Silk for the most comfortable experience ever.
9. Nothing Else Quill Do
What best describes our next choice in the list of retro dresses for women is the lightweight chiffon that forms a tank bodice and comes together in an elastic waistband. Around the waist you can use the adjustable mint-green ecological belt that features an amazing gold feather clasp.
8. Ebb and Flounce
We continue with stronger color dresses such as this Ebb and Flounce red dress that’s perfect for a beach walk or for setting the mood of a perfect evening. What gives style to this fashionable article is the one-shouldered strap featuring ruffles and ruching, in addition to the comfortable skirt.
7. One Shoulder Navy Blue Dress
Our list of retro dresses for women goes on with this deep blue chiffon that slides across an uneven neckline to form a perfectly shaped one shoulder dress. The partially sheer woman’s garment is made of 100% polyester and, as seen in the picture, measures 31 inches long.
6. ‘Bazaar’ Retro Sixties
Black and white will never go out of style, and this classic sixties mod shift dress is perfectly highlighting the traditional two-tone color trend. The dress combines Vintage Kings Road and Carnaby Street boutique motifs to create an elegant and aristocratic outfit.
5. Black and White Lulu
And since we’ve mentioned black & white, we bring to you as number five out of ten retro dresses for women this absolutely classic piece – the B&W Lulu. Made of 100% cotton, the dress features two black bows on the waist and skirt. Underneath, the red petticoat is a perfect match to the overall style of the dress.
4. Dita Dress
Dita Dress is both elegant and well made. The designer chose for this creation a high-quality blue navy stretched cotton fabric and combined it with white elements such as trims and buttons to perfectly recreate Dita Von Teese‘s burlesque style. It would be an excellent addition in any woman’s wardrobe, retro enthusiast or not.
3. Emerald Sophistication Dress
Style, sophistication, sexy is what this dress is all about. Cut-out from emerald velveteen fabric to easily slip every curve, the dress will stand out from the crowd without any second thoughts. For even more swag, the designer chose an ivory bow placed right at the shoulder.
2. Bettie Page Dress
Bettie Page is best known as a 1950s American model. The dress features black and white Polka Dot pattern and a retro-layered ruffle skirt, in addition to the short sleeves and bow decoration. The women’s back is shown through this small vent at the back that’s topped with a button. It can’t get more classic than this, or could it?
1. Something Borrowed
Our top choice is this vintage reproduction dress that’s completed with a laser-cut floral pattern and a demure strapless neckline. Furthermore, the tulle gives the dress extra-volume while the shine is peaking with delicate rhinestones placed in various points on the bodice.
So, which of these ten designs are best saying you?