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?!)

Sexy-secretary-retro-dress

 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-paige-captain

  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-dress

 50s floral print halter

Because Vivien of Holloway gets us every time.

Gingham-retro-dress

 Red gingham halterneck

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

Betty-paige-jazmin

Betty Page Jazmin dress

Because it looks even better from the back.

Yellow-prom-dress 

Yellow cotton halter dress

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

Red-wiggle-dress 

Red 'Ella' wiggle dress

Because… oh, just because

27 Comments

  • April 3, 2009

    mona

    aaahhh i just love this sailor swing dress :)

  • April 3, 2009

    Steph

    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

    Evelyn

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

  • April 3, 2009

    Arielle

    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

    Theresa

    I want them all!

  • April 3, 2009

    Kata

    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

    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.

  • April 3, 2009

    Siany

    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

    Tasha

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

  • April 3, 2009

    Erika

    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

    MarieJ

    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

    b.

    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, pinup-parade.com is in the UK – time to lock up my credit card…

  • April 3, 2009

    Anna

    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

    bb

    the jazmin dress is utterly amazing

  • April 4, 2009

    Melanie

    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

    Fran

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

  • April 10, 2009

    Minx

    LovE

  • May 7, 2009

    Roseanna

    Love them. :)

  • March 7, 2010

    bri

    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

    bre

    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

    alovesclothesk

    Lusting for every single one of them :P

  • March 5, 2012

    jelyn cardos

    i like the dress