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est. 2007
  1. Top 5 Etsy shops for ’50s-inspired frocks

    Yesterday I picked out my top 12 Etsy shops for original mid-century clobber. But there are also loads of designers on Etsy making vintage-inspired fashion. And some of them are custom-made. Here are my top five shops for ’50s-inspired frocks:

    Soho Mode (pictured above)
    You can still order frocks via Soho Mode’s Etsy shop, but all of the off-the-rack frocks are available from the new website. Either way, check it out for the most adorable ‘50s-style tea dresses in gorgeous floral fabrics.

    Mad Men fans fashion alert! This Etsy shop sells vintage-inspired clothing, including reproductions of Joan Holloway’s wiggle dresses.

    Heart my closet (pictured above)
    A really lovely range of made-to-measure frocks that are inspired by the ‘50s and ‘60s. If you like super-flattering frocks with sleeves, check them out.

    Michelle Tan
    Michelle makes a range of girlish ‘50s-inspired frocks and skirts with sweet details, such as Peter Pan collars, bows and button embellishments.

    Dig for Victory (pictured above)
    This UK-based Etsy shop sells limited-edition and one-off pieces ‘50s-style frocks made from vintage fabric. They are also opening a bricks and mortar shop in Brighton, so keep an eye out for it if you’re in the area. I love the elbow-length Audrey dress (above left).

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    And don’t miss my Top 12 Etsy shops for vintage mid-century fashion.

    • K makeitandfakeit

      Etsy is the best place (ever!! haha) Love the Holloway’s wiggle dresses!! i need to go and check them out asap! thanks for the heads up 🙂

      love K

    • http://www.theveggiemama.com Veggie Mama

      ohmygodohmygodohmyGOD! I am there the minute I am no longer knocked up. Thank you SO much! *bookmarks*

    • Jenny Brent

      I really want the red bow dress from Heart my closet!

    • Anonymous

      That Audrey dress is SO your style. Love it. You should definitely, definitely get it lady!

      This is such a beautifully curated collection of amazingness. You are the bomb.

    • http://www.arosebeyondthethames.blogspot.co.uk/ Rose

      Heart my Closet looks like a total find! Very Joan mad men and very good for curvy English rose types 😉

      • http://www.gemmajones.net Gemma

        I agree!