When it comes to the more functional items in life, like luggage and cosmetics cases, it can be tempting to opt for the sturdy but unstylish for the sake of ease. There’s no excuse not to indulge in something more chic, however, with affordably priced gems like these Tattoo Make-Up Bags by British designer Kate Garey.
Small but sufficiently roomy, both bags take inspiration from a kitschy 50s pin-up style, with the tattoo inspired embroidery providing an instantly cute retro feel. With each backed by a fifties style print, too, the bags make a stylish little addition to any handbag or travel set.
They’re available now from Dollydagger, sold separately at £14.99 each. For a limited time, however, the Mermaid version is on sale at £6.
For the ultimate in feminine retro frocks, fifties style swing dresses are hard to beat. There’s a number of retro reproduction brands with their own take on this style, with the UK’s own Brighton Belle adding their stunning designs to the market.
Using a wide variety of fifties fabrics, from quaint and girly gingham to sexier satin numbers, there’s an option for almost every rockabilly and lindyhopping gal out there. The dress includes all the structural points you want from a classic swing dress, with an exaggerated circle skirt, sweetheart neckline and the addition of a tie detailing at the bust too.
Get yours from Dollydagger’s Boutique lines now, starting at £79 each.
The sun is almost out and all those summer holidays and parties are beckoning. There is no better way to channel your inner 50s Polynesian beauty than with these Oriental Sun So Shoes by the ever unique Irregular Choice.
The carved wooden heels give an authentic retro look, harking back to the days of luaus, tiki torches and Elvis playing the ukulele. Team with a Hawaiian print dress and an oversized flower in your hair for full on 50s tiki bombshell chic.
£149 from Dollydagger. See their website for more details.
If you enjoy tea and cake and wishing you were born in another era, these colourful, quaint Dollydagger teatime placemats belong to you.
Choose from pink, black, yellow, red or green and start inviting your friends round for tea as these placemats are longing to adorn your table.
Buy your own from Dollydagger for £15, and if you really love them, you can get matching coasters for £4.50.
While the image may not always align with modern fashion, the influence of the traditional fifties housewife still often pervades in retro clothing. The demure element is rarely seen so explicitly as in these Domestic Goddess Aprons from Dollydagger.
The kitsch styling of these aprons is the key to their appeal, featuring traditional fabric prints that are cutesy and classic. Made in a variety of gingham and candystripe prints, the structure too is the picturebook definition of the fifties wife and mother.
The apron is available now from Dollydagger for £23.99, in a variety of colours and patterns.