Another vintage & retro fashion e-store I love to peruse for vintage style inspiration is Blue Velvet Vintage, where they have “Classic fashions for classy dames”. They stock true vintage one-of-a-kind dresses and their own line of retro reproduction fashion. Here’s a true vintage tea length party dress with that classic 1950s shelf bust.

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And here’s a pretty floral 1950s dress with a row of beaded cutouts along the neckline. It looks like something Kim Novak would wear in that classic 1955 film “Picnic” with William Holden.

Blue Floral True Vintage

Blue Floral True Vintage

Bust detail

Blue Floral Bust detail

This lovely tea length Wedding Dress in white and silver tulle is lined with taffeta for that swishy sound when the bride walks down the isle.

White & Silver Metallic Tulle Wedding Dress

True Vintage White & Silver Metallic Tulle Wedding Dress

White Silver Metallic Lace Tulle Bust Detail

White Silver Metallic Lace Tulle Bust Detail

Then they have their own house brand of retro dresses called “Classic Dame”. This is their “Coquette” style full circle skirt halter dress. The sweetheart bodice has that iconic 50s fold-over contrast detail.

Halter-style full circle swing dress

Halter-style full circle swing dress

And their “Starlet” halter swing dress in a navy with white polka dots looks like a great dress to go swing dancing in, especially with that red petticoat.

Navy & White Polka Dots Swing Dress

Navy & White Polka Dots Swing Dress

They also carry the Trashy Diva line, like this shelf bust “Honey Baby” dress. It looks very similar to the dress Gertie designed for Butterick.

Trashy Diva Rose Print Shelf Bust Dress

Trashy Diva Rose Print Shelf Bust Dress

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