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.