Looking to add a classic touch to your dress collection? Brick Vintage are here to provide you with a wide selection of vintage dresses which can be purchased from the website. Our women’s vintage dress online category offers pieces ranging from the 1950’s to the 1980’s, which have been hand picked authentically by us to suit all our customers.
WHY CHOOSE A VINTAGE DRESS?
You may be wondering what’s so special about purchasing a vintage dress? One great aspect is that you’ll be dressed to impress by wearing a unique item for either daily wear or a special one-off occasion. We have chosen a top-quality assortment of vintage dresses from around the UK so you’ll be sure to find something to your taste.
Not only will you be able to buy something that’s one of a kind, but you’ll also be making a great investment. Upcycled pieces are great for creating an edgy style for the here and now, whereas original vintage dresses that remain in tip-top condition and undamaged (as many of our pieces are) will never lose their value.
CHANGING STYLES THROUGH THE DECADES
After World War Two, women’s fashion changed drastically when Dior brought in the ‘New Look’ in 1947. Whilst 1940’s dresses were highly practical for labour work; 50’s dresses were much more glamorous finish in comparison. The hourglass figure was all the rage, with an accentuated bust and slimmer waist and not forgetting a full skirt. Gone were the dull tones of the 1940’s and in came pastel shades and floral prints. Created from cotton for day wear dresses and velvet, tulle and silk for evening wear.
A 1950 dress style exudes femininity and will certainly become a must-have in your wardrobe. Browse through our 1950’s dress range to see our stunning range of authentic pieces.
The 1960s was a revolution for the younger generation -especially in the UK. Hemlines got shorter and sleeves became non-existent. Out went the paler shades and in came bolder colours and prints. Shift dresses became the firm-favourite of the 1960’s, as well as bohemian styles and psychedelic prints. Browse of our stunning collection of 1960’s dresses to find the one for you.
The 1970’s saw dress hemlines become longer as folky influences were introduced. In comparison to the silhouetted structures of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The dresses were much more relaxed and often fell to maxi length; made floaty materials and accented with frilled detail. If you’re hoping to achieve boho chic or hippy style, a 1970 dress is definitely for you. Take a look at some of our 1970’s dresses here.
1980’s dresses saw a complete opposition to the hippie decade, in which long floaty dresses of the 70’s were replaced by sophisticated designs, fir for the workplace. The distinctive ‘powerful woman’ 80’s style dress was first introduced at London Fashion week in 1983. Bold colours were now in and autumnal colours of the previous decade were most certainly a thing of the past. The relaxed fit of the 70’s maxi dress was replaced by strong shoulder pads and a boxy structure during the 80’s.
Vintage 1960’s mini dress. Fantastic retro design. Metal zip back fastening. Handmade from a cotton fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 31in Waist: 28in Hips: 34in Length: 31in
Vintage 1950’s cocktail dress. Made by Leonie. Lace design with a sand coloured underlay. Satin sash across the front. Metal zip back fastening. Made from a cotton fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 32in Waist: 26in Hip: 33.5in Length: 34in
Vintage 1960’s shift dress. Navy blue and red in colour. Metal zip back fastening. Made from a cotton fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 34in Waist: 31in Hips: 38in Length: 36in
Vintage 1950’s floral day dress in a green and white colour. Square neckline with pleated front and a Aero metal zip side fastening. Made from cotton fabric. Condition: Light mark on the front. Bust: 34in Waist: 32in Hips: 39in Length: 34in
Vintage 1950’s floral dress in a stunning blue and white design. Detached waist belt with button front. Made from a cotton fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 35in Waist: 32in Hips: 40in Length: 36.5in
Vintage 1970’s mini dress in a floral pattern design. Metal zip back fastening. Made by Das Goldene from a tricel fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 31in Waist: 28in Hips: 34in Length: 30.5in
Vintage 1960’s floral mini dress. Zip up back. Made from a polyester fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 34in Waist: 32in Hips: 37in Length: 31in
Vintage 1970’s maxi dress in a colourful pattern design. Zip back fastening. Made from a polyester blend. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 40in Waist: 38in Hips: 43in Length: 54in
Vintage 1970’s Devonshire Lady maxi dress in a green colour. Embroidered detail on the front with zip back fastening. Made from a polyester blend. Tag reads 14. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 34in Waist: 29in Hips: 36in Length: 46in
Vintage 1970’s shift dress in a striped design. Button up front. Made from a polyester fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 34in Waist: 27in Hips: 37in Length: 39in
Vintage 1950’s polka dot dress. Yellow in colour with orange polka dots. Fitted bodice with full dress. Zip side fastening. Made from a cotton fabric. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 30in Waist: 25in Hips: 40in Length: 39in
Vintage 1960’s Carnegie Of London dress in a stunning blue and white pattern design. Metal zip back fastening and waist belt. Made from a cotton fabric. Tag reads 14. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Bust: 34in Waist: 28in Hips: 36in Length: 41in