Wearing Rockabilly (on a week day)

Our retro dresses have proved to be very popular with our customers, as they are feminine, flattering and easy to wear.  However, it seems a shame that these dresses are just being worn for a special occasion or on holiday.  Several of our customers have said that they would not have the confidence to wear a rockabilly dress during the week, as they are “too dressy”.  Below is one of our floral rockabilly dresses with a four layer underskirt (£40), baby pink scarf (£3) as a belt, tropical shoes (£10),  1980’s handbag (£5) and little hair hat (£3). I’m sure you will agree that with an underskirt the dress is for a special occasion not for shopping is your local supermarket.

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However, if you take off the underskirt and put on a contrasting floral jacket  (priced at £25), aka Mary Berry from British Bake Off, you have a more dressed down look.  We have teamed the dress and jacket with a narrow belt (£3), bright pink shopper bag (£5) and black shoes (£10).  This outfit is ideal for lunch with friends or afternoon tea, plus the jacket will take you from summer to autumn.

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Tartan is one of the biggest trends this season but instead of the usual country kilt look, this season is all about clashing prints for a punky edgy look.  We have taken one of our edgy blue heart and dagger print dresses and teamed it with black tights and a black cardigan.  We have then clashed this dress with a bang on trend tartan cape (£80).  This look is perfect for autumn as it is trendy and warm!

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Next up we have a beige Day of the Dead print dress that we have layered.  Layering is a great way to look chic, keep up with trends and keep warm.   We suggest layering a lace blouse (£10) under the dress and finish with a simple belt (models own), neutral shoes and fringe handbag (£5).  If it is cold you could add another cardigan over the dress and put a belt over the cardigan.  To finish the look, try a grey leather jacket (£30).

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Finally, one of my favourite looks is this rather summery looking red and green water melon dress.  To bring this dress into autumn we have teamed it with a 1970’s military style jacket (£25) with zip detail and large collar.  To tie the dress and jacket together and to add shape, a bright red belt (£3) is used to nip the waist in.  The look is finished with black tights and a black Kelly handbag (£20).

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If you are interested in any of the above dresses or want suggestions on how to wear a dress, pop into see us at 2-4 Wilbraham Street, Westhoughton, Bolton.

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