To really get you into retro mode for this Christmas, our good friend Clare Quartermaine of House of Foxy – one of the UK’s premier retro clothing labels has kindly offered Glamourdaze readers a 15% off – discount code till January 31st 2014!
Quote GLAMDAZE13 at check-out for some of the gorgeous party frocks from the House of Foxy.
First up – for curvy ladies, is the red 1950s Wrap Circle Dress, an exquisite frock based on an original vintage 1950s garment. Its designed to closely fit womanly figures in the most flattering way. Don’t worry if you’re a busty girl as this dress has plenty of room, with comfy bat-wing sleeves to cover the upper arm. The under bust waist band will give you a lovely nipped in silhouette along with a full circular skirt.
Next up is the 1950s Mansfield dress, a late 1950s, early 1960s starlet inspired dress. It’s a timeless dress and so elegant. It’s very wearable, warm and comfortable. You’ll knock some eyes out at that office party and its elegant enough for any evening do. The dress has a wide ‘wrap style’ neckline which fits right at the edge of your shoulder – a style most favored by Liz Taylor and Jayne Mansfield. 20th Century Foxy have added some clever bra anchors which will fix the neckline in place. Its a most flattering and sexy style, with down bodice and ruched shoulders which continues into the skirt to flatter and conceal any tummy flaws!
Now on to their famous wiggle dresses. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Mad Men Joan, there’s their famous Foxy Lady wiggle dresses of course which comes in black and red.
Newer arrivals include the Coquette-wiggle-dress-in black and the nautical blue wiggle dress! These are the ultimate for women who mean business!
The purrfect party dress, alluring and flattering to most body shapes. The clever ruched busts will accommodate various bust sizes and the satin bow really does add that vintage touch. The ruching at hip and waistline also will disguise any tummy flaws. You’ll be drop dead gorgeous in these.
Next comes our personal favourite from this selection – a delightful 1940s style evening frock called “Victory Swing”. It has that classic sweetheart line at the neck and has a bust that will flatter if you have them or if you don’t ! The dress is in the classic 1940s line, with elegant cap sleeves, nipped in waist band and swing skirt for all that lindy-hopping you’ll be doing.
Similar to this dress is the 1940s Victory evening dress which also comes in purple and blue, Finally comes the 1950s style Trudy Dress inspired by Horrockses, a British label in the 1950s. A flattering cross over neckline and pleated from under the bust. The waist band is most flattering too and finishes in a lovely full pleated skirt. The genuine 1950s full skirted shape without the need for all those 1950s petticoats and lingerie.
Finish off your party frock with some pretty nylons by What Katie Did. You can’t go wrong with seamed tights in either black or nude.
Happy partying and remember to quote GLAMDAZE13 at check-out – to get 15% off your vintage style party dress. NB- code only works on dresses not already discounted and is available till January 31st 2014.