Pretty & Plus-Sized: 5 Radiant Retro Dresses Perfect For The Modern Gal

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Photo by  Amy Sussman//Getty Images

Photo by Amy Sussman//Getty Images

Fashion always comes full circle (unless the look was hideous to begin with) and we’ve been seeing many retro influences in fashion as of late: ’40s bombshells, proper ’50s dresses, ’60s shifts, and lots of glam ’70s disco.

One of the great things about vintage styles is that outfits were cut for a more curvaceous woman, before the boon of ’80s athleticism. Another cost-effective factor is that if you get a retro-styled dress you can add authentic vintage accessories for cheap and look totally authentic. Check out our Five Great Retro Looks which utilize modern tailoring with practically one-of-a-kind vintage accessories.

Look: Diner Doll

Classic diner colors like teal, red, white, and black make this look extra ’50s. Pair that with a snug cardigan, a teal ’50s party dress, a vintage Chanel pin (almost like wearing your boyfriend’s class pin), and some red patent leather Mary-Janes.

ASOS pleat ’50s dress:

asos pleat 50s dress Pretty & Plus Sized: 5 Radiant Retro Dresses Perfect For The Modern Gal

Red poppy cardigan from Cooperative:

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Vintage ’50s Kelly Red handbag sold by Pistol Poppy:

50s kelly red handbag Pretty & Plus Sized: 5 Radiant Retro Dresses Perfect For The Modern Gal

Vintage Chanel pin:

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Vintage teal ’50s-style sunglasses sold by Diver:

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Red school girl Mary Janes from Pleaser:

red school girl mary jane Pretty & Plus Sized: 5 Radiant Retro Dresses Perfect For The Modern Gal

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