The Fashion Police’s Top 10 Retro Dresses

We've called this a "Top Ten" but… it isn't really. There are just too many wonderful retro-style dresses out there right now for us to possibly narrow them down to just ten, so this is really just a list – in no particular order – of our favourites right now. We'll probably be drooling over a completely different bunch next month, but for now, enjoy!

Sexy Retro-sailor-dress

   Vintage Inspired Sailor Swing Dress

Because we're obsessed with all things navy and nautical, and would you lookit that teeny-tiny waist! Hubba hubba! (Wait: did we just say "hubba hubba"? See what this stuff does to us?!)


 Wiggle dress with secretary collar

Because sometimes the "sexy secretary" look just seems like a good idea.

Polka dot swing dress

  50s style polka dot swing dress

Because no retro dress collection would be complete without a polka dot swing dress….


  Betty Page 'Captain' dress

Because apparently one nautical-inspired dress wasn't enough for us…

Stop staring-bombshell dress

 40s style bombshell dress

Because we never met a Stop Staring dress we didn't instantly want to wear…


 50s floral print halter

Because Vivien of Holloway gets us every time.


 Red gingham halterneck

Because it's just about as summery as it gets.


Betty Page Jazmin dress

Because it looks even better from the back.


Yellow cotton halter dress

Because it's yellow, and the bow makes us think of presents. Everyone loves presents, don't they?


Red 'Ella' wiggle dress

Because… oh, just because


  • April 3, 2009


    aaahhh i just love this sailor swing dress :)

  • April 3, 2009


    This is officially my favourite ever FP post – I want every single one of those dresses. Been feeling wretched today but just looking at them cheers me up!

  • April 3, 2009


    Yep, just gorgeous. I can’t even begin to pick a favourite…sigh. Thanks for the eye candy:o)

  • April 3, 2009


    Beautiful! If only I could afford to indulge my love of retro dresses. And as long as I’m wishing for things I can’t have, I want the voluptuous figure of the blonde in the first picture, too!

  • April 3, 2009


    I want them all!

  • April 3, 2009


    I looked at the website, when the red wiggle dress was posted, and the blonde model is wearing a corset in basicly every picture (it cheered me up a bit to know that waist isn’t natural) :P
    But I agree with Steph, I want all the dresses!

  • April 3, 2009


    hey, i nominated that yellow dress for dress of the day a while ago. i was disappointed you didn’t publish it, but at least it turned up this way.

  • April 3, 2009


    I’ve just got sexy secretary glasses… now I want sexy secretary dress too. I don’t care if I’m freelance and no one would see it! I want!

  • April 3, 2009


    oh wow all of the dresses are beautiful!!
    I particularly like the yellow one – where is it from?

  • April 3, 2009


    i love you guys. really.
    best. post. ever.

  • April 3, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Tasha, if you click on the titles under each dress it will take you to the product page – the yellow one is from Unique Vintage

  • April 3, 2009


    I think you just cured my forever ongoing cold.
    Oh, beautiful dresses, I love you! (and you, Fashion Police, for this post)

  • April 3, 2009


    Love the first one, and would really love the red gingham one if the skirt was wider.
    Also love the shoes in the last pic.

  • April 3, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Oh dear, is in the UK – time to lock up my credit card…

  • April 3, 2009


    I’m with Steph. This has to be the best post ever. I think I want them all.

  • April 4, 2009

    a woman

    Oh my…
    How beautiful!! Utterly gorgeous, you’re making me drool~
    Have to agree with you there, Fashion Police: TINY, TINY WAIST. Damn.

  • April 4, 2009


    the jazmin dress is utterly amazing

  • April 4, 2009


    I think I was born in the wrong era .. 50’s style retro dresses make my heart skip a beat more than anything.

  • April 5, 2009

    Anne Pink

    Ooooh. I especially love the floral print halter dress. So cute!

  • April 6, 2009


    Oh my! I love all of them. Great post!

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  • May 7, 2009


    Love them. :)

  • March 7, 2010


    anu: hey, i nominated that yellow dress for dress of the day a while ago. i was disappointed you didn’t publish it, but at least it turned up this way.

    what website did you get the yellow dress from?

  • July 28, 2010


    where is the red/white print 50’s halter dress from?

  • August 12, 2010

    Maria Ann Kay

    LOVE…LOVE…LOVE the 50s floral print halter dress!

  • August 12, 2010


    Lusting for every single one of them :P

  • March 5, 2012

    jelyn cardos

    i like the dress