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

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:

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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:

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