Should I Wear a Petticoat with my 1950s Dress?

Written by Amy Calver


Posted on April 25 2014

I don't know about you but I am partial to a bit of on-line shopping but it is a risk and a gamble and there is nothing quite like trying on clothing and feeling the fabric.  I try really hard to describe each dress in as much detail as possible and I also advise on the fit of the dress in all the product descriptions. 

I also love looking at the dresses on other people!  That is why I encourage my gorgeous customers to send in pictures of themselves wearing the dresses so we can see what they look like in real life - you can see the gallery here on my Facebook Page .  I absolutely LOVE getting pictures and if you do send one in then you will receive a 10% discount code.  Please just e-mail through the pic or post it to the Facebook Page, Instagram or Twitter!  

I had a little photo session in the lounge (forced the other half to take the pics!) with some vintage style dresses.  The pictures are in three's and they show the dresses with and without a petticoat which I think is fascinating as you will see you don't always need a petticoat to get the 'vintage' 1950s look!  I'm wearing the same petticoat for each dress it is the Starlite petticoat by Dancing Days by Banned which are the best.  Don't get too hung up on the lengths of the petticoats - you can always roll up the waist band to make the petticoat shorter or wear on your hips to make it longer!  I really find this new Starlite petticoat from Banned just the ticket - not too puffy but enough puff for some swishing! 

Just as a guide - I'm a tall lass 5'10" ish and a size 12 - sometimes a 10 if the fit is generous on the 12.  I have a pear shaped figure.

Voodoo Vixen Joni Nautical Sailor 1950s Dress

Hell Bunny Maisy 1950s Mint Gingham Prom Dress

Voodoo Vixen Donna 1950s Pastel Pink/Peach Gingham Dress

Lady V Jasmine 1950s dress with Oriental Floral Print

Voodoo Vixen Tilly 1950s Mint Green Floral Shirt Dress

Voodoo Vixen Nikki 1960s Harlequin Atomic Blue Dress

Turquoise Bambi 1950s Style Swing Dress







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