Retro Vintage Swing Dresses

Introduce a touch of feminine glamour to your wardrobe with a fabulous fifties style swing dress. Vintage Mother of the Bride dresses and Mother of the Groom outfits are bound to win compliments on the big day. Design features take inspiration from a vintage shape including nipped in waist, full A-line skirts and off the shoulder necklines. Best of all the demure appeal of 50’s fashion works well for so many occasions. The retro-swing dress can be teamed with a bolero jacket for a complete wedding occasion outfit. When it comes to evening glam amp up your look further with sparkling jewellery, heels and a matching clutch.


Roman Mother of the Bride outfits and occasion dresses under £50

Vintage Occasionwear Dresses

Womens V Neck Midi Tea Dress
Womens V Neck Midi Tea Dress
Wallis UK

£65.00

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Womens Contrast Embroidery V Neck Midi Tea Dress
Womens Contrast Embroidery V Neck Midi Tea Dress
Wallis UK

was: £59.00

£53.10

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Womens Petite Leopard Tea Dress
Womens Petite Leopard Tea Dress
Wallis UK

was: £65.00

£52.00

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Dusk Fashion Contrast Floral Print Tea Dress in Pink
Dusk Fashion Contrast Floral Print Tea Dress in Pink
Roman Originals

£50.00

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Womens Petite Print Chiffon Gathered Tea Dress
Womens Petite Print Chiffon Gathered Tea Dress
Wallis UK

£49.00

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Womens Cobalt Crepe Midi Tea Dress
Womens Cobalt Crepe Midi Tea Dress
Wallis UK

£49.00

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Dusk Fashion Ditsy Floral Shirred Cotton Tea Dress in Blue
Dusk Fashion Ditsy Floral Shirred Cotton Tea Dress in Blue
Roman Originals

£48.00

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Womens Petite Leaf Print Viscose Blend Belted Button Midi Tea Dress
Womens Petite Leaf Print Viscose Blend Belted Button Midi Tea Dress
Wallis UK

£45.00

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Womens Petite Blue Spot Viscose Blend Belted Button Midi Tea Dress
Womens Petite Blue Spot Viscose Blend Belted Button Midi Tea Dress
Wallis UK

£45.00

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Mela London Mela Navy Spot Midi Tea Dress Colour: Navy
Mela London Mela Navy Spot Midi Tea Dress Colour: Navy
Yumi

£45.00

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Mela London Mela Blue Abstract Print Tea Dress With Pleats And Front Split Colour: Blue
Mela London Mela Blue Abstract Print Tea Dress With Pleats And Front Split Colour: Blue
Yumi

£45.00

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Womens Petite Jersey Ruched Seam Midi Tea Dress
Womens Petite Jersey Ruched Seam Midi Tea Dress
Wallis UK

was: £49.00

£44.10

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Lace & Beads Calla Midi Dress, Sage Green
Lace & Beads Calla Midi Dress, Sage Green
John Lewis & Partners

£180.00

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Lace & Beads Antonella Embellished Maxi Dress, Navy
Lace & Beads Antonella Embellished Maxi Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£175.00

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Lace & Beads Alchemila Maxi Dress, Bridal White
Lace & Beads Alchemila Maxi Dress, Bridal White
John Lewis & Partners

£170.00

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Lace & Beads Dahlia Tulle Embroidered Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
Lace & Beads Dahlia Tulle Embroidered Maxi Dress, Black/Multi
John Lewis & Partners

£165.00

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Lace & Beads Azalea Maxi Dress, Dusty Pink
Lace & Beads Azalea Maxi Dress, Dusty Pink
John Lewis & Partners

£165.00

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Lace & Beads Louisa Bead Embellished Knee Length Dress, Grey
Lace & Beads Louisa Bead Embellished Knee Length Dress, Grey
John Lewis & Partners

£165.00

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Lace & Beads Sally Embellished Maxi Dress, Grey
Lace & Beads Sally Embellished Maxi Dress, Grey
John Lewis & Partners

£155.00

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Lace & Beads Naeve Sequin One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Lace & Beads Naeve Sequin One Shoulder Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£150.00

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Lace & Beads Naeve Sequin One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Lace & Beads Naeve Sequin One Shoulder Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£150.00

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Lace & Beads Naeve Sequin One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Lace & Beads Naeve Sequin One Shoulder Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£150.00

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Lace & Beads Naeve Sequin One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Lace & Beads Naeve Sequin One Shoulder Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£150.00

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Lace & Beads Maria Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress, White
Lace & Beads Maria Embroidered Tiered Maxi Dress, White
John Lewis & Partners

£150.00

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Monsoon Violet Embroidered Bridal Maxi Dress, Ivory
Monsoon Violet Embroidered Bridal Maxi Dress, Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£550.00

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Monsoon Amelie Embroidered Wedding Dress, Ivory
Monsoon Amelie Embroidered Wedding Dress, Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£550.00

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Monsoon Julita Embroidered Lace Trim Wedding Dress, Ivory
Monsoon Julita Embroidered Lace Trim Wedding Dress, Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£450.00

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Monsoon Liz Embroidered Bridal Maxi Dress, Ivory
Monsoon Liz Embroidered Bridal Maxi Dress, Ivory
John Lewis & Partners

£375.00

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Monsoon Maeva Embroidered Maxi Dress
Monsoon Maeva Embroidered Maxi Dress
very.co.uk

£250.00

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Monsoon Fari Embroidered Fringe Dress - Black
Monsoon Fari Embroidered Fringe Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£175.00

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Monsoon Catherine Embroidered Maxi Bridesmaid Dress
Monsoon Catherine Embroidered Maxi Bridesmaid Dress
very.co.uk

£175.00

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Monsoon Catherine Embroidered Maxi Bridesmaid Dress - Pink
Monsoon Catherine Embroidered Maxi Bridesmaid Dress - Pink
very.co.uk

£175.00

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Monsoon Sienna Embroidered Maxi Bridesmaid Dress - Cloud Blue
Monsoon Sienna Embroidered Maxi Bridesmaid Dress - Cloud Blue
very.co.uk

£175.00

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Monsoon Fia Floral Embroidered Dress
Monsoon Fia Floral Embroidered Dress
very.co.uk

£175.00

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Monsoon Ella Embroidered Cape Dress - Navy
Monsoon Ella Embroidered Cape Dress - Navy
very.co.uk

£175.00

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Monsoon Raelyn Embroidered Ruffle Dress - Black
Monsoon Raelyn Embroidered Ruffle Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£175.00

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Closet London Pink Full Skirt Wrap  Dress
Closet London Pink Full Skirt Wrap Dress
Closet London

£130.00

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Closet London Purple Multi  full Skirt Wrap Midi dress
Closet London Purple Multi full Skirt Wrap Midi dress
Closet London

£130.00

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Closet London Purple Multi Print Full Skirt Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London Purple Multi Print Full Skirt Wrap Midi Dress
Closet London

£130.00

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Closet London Lime Green Full Skirt Wrap Dress
Closet London Lime Green Full Skirt Wrap Dress
Closet London

£130.00

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Closet London Black 2-in-1 Full Skirt Print Midi Dress
Closet London Black 2-in-1 Full Skirt Print Midi Dress
Closet London

£120.00

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Closet London Stone Beige  Full Skirt A- line  Midi  Dress
Closet London Stone Beige Full Skirt A- line Midi Dress
Closet London

£120.00

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Closet London Mint Green Full Skirt Midi Dress
Closet London Mint Green Full Skirt Midi Dress
Closet London

£120.00

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Closet London  Light Brown Full Skirt Wrap Dress
Closet London Light Brown Full Skirt Wrap Dress
Closet London

£115.00

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Closet London Navy Full Skirt Wrap Dress
Closet London Navy Full Skirt Wrap Dress
Closet London

£115.00

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Closet London Navy Floral Full Skirt Midi Dress
Closet London Navy Floral Full Skirt Midi Dress
Closet London

£110.00

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Closet London Blush Pink Full Skirt Cape Midi Dress
Closet London Blush Pink Full Skirt Cape Midi Dress
Closet London

£110.00

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Closet London Pale Blue Full Skirt Cape Midi Dress
Closet London Pale Blue Full Skirt Cape Midi Dress
Closet London

£110.00

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Gina Bacconi Arleen Long Blouson Fringe Hem Dress
Gina Bacconi Arleen Long Blouson Fringe Hem Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Gina Bacconi Arleen Long Blouson Fringe Hem Dress
Gina Bacconi Arleen Long Blouson Fringe Hem Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£280.00

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Draped Pearl And Beaded Fringe Angel Sleeve Wedding Dress - Ivory
Draped Pearl And Beaded Fringe Angel Sleeve Wedding Dress - Ivory
Coast UK & IE

was: £349.00

£279.20

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Rainbow Beaded Fringe Shift Dress
Rainbow Beaded Fringe Shift Dress
Debenhams UK

£279.00

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Adrianna Papell Crepe Fringe Midi Dress
Adrianna Papell Crepe Fringe Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Adrianna Papell Crepe Fringe Midi Dress
Adrianna Papell Crepe Fringe Midi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Gina Bacconi Arleen Long Blouson Fringe Hem Dress Colour: Cream
Gina Bacconi Arleen Long Blouson Fringe Hem Dress Colour: Cream
Yumi

£196.00

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Phase Eight Women's Becka Fringe Sequin Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Becka Fringe Sequin Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £229.00

£183.20

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Hand Embellished Ombre Fringe Midi Dress - Sage
Hand Embellished Ombre Fringe Midi Dress - Sage
Coast UK & IE

was: £199.00

£179.10

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Premium Embellished Fringe And Disc Sequin Column Dress - Mint
Premium Embellished Fringe And Disc Sequin Column Dress - Mint
Coast UK & IE

was: £199.00

£179.10

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Embellished Open Back Fringe Midi Dress - Iridescent
Embellished Open Back Fringe Midi Dress - Iridescent
Coast UK & IE

was: £199.00

£179.10

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Phase Eight Women's Albertina Fringe Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Albertina Fringe Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£179.00

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Monsoon Fari Embroidered Fringe Dress - Black
Monsoon Fari Embroidered Fringe Dress - Black
very.co.uk

£175.00

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Ro&Zo Harlow Fringed Sequin Midi Dress, Black
Ro&Zo Harlow Fringed Sequin Midi Dress, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£169.00

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Phase Eight Women's Katalina Dip Dye Fringe Dress
Phase Eight Women's Katalina Dip Dye Fringe Dress
Phase Eight

was: £225.00

£169.00

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chesca Fringed Pleated Dress, Amethyst
chesca Fringed Pleated Dress, Amethyst
John Lewis & Partners

£165.00

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Premium Organza Overlay Beaded Fringe Column Wedding Dress - Ivory
Premium Organza Overlay Beaded Fringe Column Wedding Dress - Ivory
Coast UK & IE

was: £319.00

£159.50

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Phase Eight Women's Clover Sequin Fringe Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Clover Sequin Fringe Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £199.00

£159.20

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1940’s Style Tea Dresses

Mathilde Navy & Cream Polka Dot Silk Tea Dress, Navy Blue
Mathilde Navy & Cream Polka Dot Silk Tea Dress, Navy Blue
LK Bennett

was: £379.00

£284.00

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Marais Paris Print Silk Tea Dress, Cream
Marais Paris Print Silk Tea Dress, Cream
LK Bennett

was: £399.00

£266.00

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Hilde Cream And Red Spot Silk Tea Dress, Cream
Hilde Cream And Red Spot Silk Tea Dress, Cream
LK Bennett

was: £399.00

£266.00

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Montana Orange Flower Bow Print Silk Tea Dress, Orange
Montana Orange Flower Bow Print Silk Tea Dress, Orange
LK Bennett

was: £399.00

£266.00

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Mira Navy Crepe Long Sleeve Tea Dress, Navy Blue
Mira Navy Crepe Long Sleeve Tea Dress, Navy Blue
LK Bennett

was: £329.00

£246.00

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A Pink Flowers Tea Dress
A Pink Flowers Tea Dress
Chesca

£195.00

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Monsoon Alba Embroidered Tea Dress
Monsoon Alba Embroidered Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£160.00

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Monsoon Neela Embroidered Tea Dress
Monsoon Neela Embroidered Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£160.00

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Monsoon Josie Jaquard Tea Dress
Monsoon Josie Jaquard Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£150.00

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Monsoon Phoebe Emb Tea Dress
Monsoon Phoebe Emb Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£150.00

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Monsoon Eloise Embroidered Tea Dress
Monsoon Eloise Embroidered Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£150.00

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Monsoon Lucia Lace Tea Dress
Monsoon Lucia Lace Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£150.00

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Mira Green Crepe Long Sleeve Tea Dress, Frosty Spruce
Mira Green Crepe Long Sleeve Tea Dress, Frosty Spruce
LK Bennett

was: £299.00

£149.00

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Monsoon Perla Embroidered Tea Dress
Monsoon Perla Embroidered Tea Dress
very.co.uk

was: £175.00

£140.00

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Monsoon Nancy Lace Tea Dress
Monsoon Nancy Lace Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£130.00

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Monsoon Esme Floral Tea Dress
Monsoon Esme Floral Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£130.00

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Monsoon Myla Emb Tea Dress
Monsoon Myla Emb Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£110.00

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Monsoon Everly Embroidered Tea Dress
Monsoon Everly Embroidered Tea Dress
very.co.uk

£110.00

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1920’s Flapper Dresses

Goddiva Dangling Sequin Flapper Midi Dress - Black
Goddiva Dangling Sequin Flapper Midi Dress - Black
Goddiva

£98.00

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Goddiva Dangling Sequin Flapper Midi Dress - Gold
Goddiva Dangling Sequin Flapper Midi Dress - Gold
Goddiva

£98.00

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The Great Gatsby Charleston Vintage 1920s Embellished Flapper Dress in Black
The Great Gatsby Charleston Vintage 1920s Embellished Flapper Dress in Black
Roman Originals

£90.00

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Dusk Fashion Dusk Fringe Beaded Flapper Dress in Black
Dusk Fashion Dusk Fringe Beaded Flapper Dress in Black
Roman

£90.00

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Goddiva Sequin Tassel Flapper Midi Dress - Wine
Goddiva Sequin Tassel Flapper Midi Dress - Wine
Goddiva

£85.00

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Vintage Beaded Evening Gowns

Rainbow Beaded Fringe Shift Dress
Rainbow Beaded Fringe Shift Dress
Debenhams UK

£279.00

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All Over Tassel Beaded Plunge Split Maxi Dress
All Over Tassel Beaded Plunge Split Maxi Dress
Debenhams UK

£229.00

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Rachel Stevens Beaded Organza Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
Rachel Stevens Beaded Organza Puff Sleeve Midi Dress
Debenhams UK

was: £119.00

£29.00

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Hobbs Women's Alberta Silk Wool Beaded Dress - Oyster
Hobbs Women's Alberta Silk Wool Beaded Dress - Oyster
Hobbs Ltd

was: £269.00

£169.00

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Phase Eight Women's Millicent Beaded Wedding Dress
Phase Eight Women's Millicent Beaded Wedding Dress
Phase Eight

was: £475.00

£235.00

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Phase Eight Women's Serena Beaded Dress
Phase Eight Women's Serena Beaded Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£199.00

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Phase Eight Women's Sofia Beaded Bodice Dress
Phase Eight Women's Sofia Beaded Bodice Dress
Phase Eight

was: £295.00

£199.00

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Phase Eight Women's Selene Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Selene Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£129.00

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Phase Eight Women's Tabitha Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Tabitha Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £225.00

£175.00

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Phase Eight Women's Electra Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight Women's Electra Beaded Maxi Dress
Phase Eight

was: £325.00

£195.00

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Phase Eight Women's Lumi Short Tulle Beaded Dress
Phase Eight Women's Lumi Short Tulle Beaded Dress
Phase Eight

was: £275.00

£220.00

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Maxi Dress, Blush
Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Maxi Dress, Blush
John Lewis & Partners

£289.00

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Adrianna Papell Flutter Sleeve Beaded Maxi Dress, Teal
Adrianna Papell Flutter Sleeve Beaded Maxi Dress, Teal
John Lewis & Partners

£349.00

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Gina Bacconi Zenna Beaded Shoulder Dress
Gina Bacconi Zenna Beaded Shoulder Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£250.00

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£219.00

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£219.00

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£219.00

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Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Blouson Beaded Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£219.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Sheath Dress, Navy
Adrianna Papell Beaded Sheath Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£289.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Blouson Dress, Navy
Adrianna Papell Beaded Blouson Dress, Navy
John Lewis & Partners

£255.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
Adrianna Papell Beaded Halter Neck Evening Maxi Dress
John Lewis & Partners

£199.00

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Fringe Flapper Dresses

Continue the retro theme for evening events with a flattering flapper dress. 1920’s vintage-inspired fashion offers glitz and glamour with beaded and fringed dresses. You can also channel the 20’s Gatsby theme into your wedding reception party. Unique styles from the twenties include intricate decorative beading, sequins and sleek silhouettes. Art deco designs also add to their appeal along with drop waists and fringing for a maximum swish.

Ornate Beaded Evening Gowns

Make a true style statement with a longer length evening gown adorned with embellishments galore. The ornately decorated fabric lends itself to a bygone era where more was definitely more! Shimmering eveningwear radiates boho elegance with stunning metallic tones in silver and gold. So opt for a sweeping Grecian style to your next black-tie event or a one-shoulder gown with a dramatic side split. Look out for flattering designs too such as soft draping, waist ruching and elegant necklines.

Vintage Cocktail Party Dresses

For a trendy knee-length frock, the short cocktail dress is the answer. In addition to its party appeal, it offers a choice of retro styles too from flapper, swing, pencil, fit and flare and wiggle dresses. Find your favourite vintage dress and step back in time to an era that inspires you most. No matter what timeline grabs your style, you’re are sure to feel fabulous. Short party dresses are made for dancing and capture the mood of the 1920s, 1930s,1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Classic Tea Dresses

The classic 40’s and 50’s tea dress has had a modern makeover with added frills, florals and fun-loving prints. Perfect for summer weddings, garden parties, wedding guest and modern Mother of the Bride. Moving away from the traditional wedding attire opens the way for plenty of vintage vibes. So whether you opt for printed, polka-dot or plain, there’s something for everyone. More importantly below the knee tea dresses are so versatile and make great bridesmaid dresses too. We love the dainty cap sleeves, cute buttons, belts and collars just add pearls to finish the retro look.

Author Debra Binns
Curated by Debra Binns

Debra Binns is the co-founder of MotherOfTheBrideOutfits.org.uk. Debra has been creating and sharing relevant content about women's occasionwear since 2009, bringing together fabulous fashion from the high street and online stores for that special occasion.

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