Step out in true 40s fashion with a twist with this Portia Suit from Stop Staring.
Festive party frocks have to tread a fine line. While it's important that they ooze sex appeal, we don't want to freeze off our extremities thank you.
Military influences have carried throughout fashion eras, with each putting its own stamp on the inspiration. Few did it quite so well as the naval-inspired looks of the forties and fifties, however, taking nautical uniform firmly into women's fashion.
This Sailor Swing Dress by Stop Staring! is a pitch perfect interpretation of that look, with a simplistic but effective piece. The contrasting white trim creates real impact at the collar and waist, while the swing style skirt balances the silhouette to create that classic body shape.
It's available online from Stop Staring! for $138.
Just because high glamour is the order of the season doesn't mean there's any less room in your wardrobe for more demure retro pieces. This Deluxe Suit Dress by Stop Staring! might not be the right choice for your Christmas party, but its undeniable chic is too good to pass up.
Capturing a cutesy wartime feel, there are forties elements aplenty in this faux-suit dress. With exaggerated shoulders and a flared waist creating a great vintage silhouette, the black pencil skirt shape is a great subtle accompaniment. With tan and black working together in the jacket, the dress has a subdued femininity that would delight any land girl.
Get it now from Stop Staring! online for $218.
Swing dresses are some of the most desirable and instantly recognisable retro fifties frocks you can get. While there may be many fifties inspired designs on the high street, there's nothing that can compete with great reproduction designs like this Covergirl Swing Dress by Stop Staring!
With a classic swing silhouette, featuring a halter neck and circle skirt to the knee, there's no denying the fifties appeal of this piece. The real stand-out feature of this design is the bustline, featuring a sweetheart cut and a contrasting panel under the pleated fabric. Finished in a striking white and red polka dot, this dress doesn't put a foot wrong.
Get it from the Stop Staring! online store for $154.
While assymetrical dresses have gone through many incarnations throughout recent decades, a one-shouldered gown is a great way to a classic vintage Hollywood look. This Ava Dress by RTG favourites Stop Staring! has an irresistible hint of that glamour at far less than red carpet prices.
Made from a stretch bengaline fabric, this dress's charm is in the superb cut and fit. Hugging the curves in just the right places, the luxurious gathering at the waist and shoulder add an extra element of 40s/50s class.
Get it from the Stop Staring! online store for $130.