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Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 01:54 AM
Hey all!
So, I've found a few really great stores for some retro 40s and 50s cruise dresses and such.

I'll start with one and add more later.

If you have any others that you have used and know to be good quality like these, then feel free to add here!
Enjoy!

Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 01:58 AM
So here is my first recommendation...

http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/
Really well made, nice fabrics, and good prices.

What I like about these designs are that...
They are good for lots of different sizes and ages
(Younger girls will look cute and vintage, more mature ladies will look sexy and sassy - you know who I'm looking at here!;))

Here's some pics from the actual store...
http://www.froggypic.com/images/ff873c83df595b7c20d1912fa45f23cf.jpg (http://www.froggypic.com/#ff873c83df595b7c20d1912fa45f23cf.jpg)
http://www.froggypic.com/images/78e9750cd8cd0d18c5e4cf3ba8994f89.jpg (http://www.froggypic.com/#78e9750cd8cd0d18c5e4cf3ba8994f89.jpg)
http://www.froggypic.com/images/04aeec9da1a6516344fe9acb53b39e6f.jpg (http://www.froggypic.com/#04aeec9da1a6516344fe9acb53b39e6f.jpg)
Look at the bow and the back of this one!
:D

Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Lots of well made, and well covered animal prints, for those who want vintage sexy, but classic.
http://www.froggypic.com/images/42eea6e1bfc3afc92d6b9ac00f24a927.jpg (http://www.froggypic.com/#42eea6e1bfc3afc92d6b9ac00f24a927.jpg)
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/products/dresses/all-seasons/?start=24&categoryid=1&keywords=&searchwords=&itemNumber=&searchPriceRange1=&searchPriceRange2=

http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/products/dresses/all-seasons/?productid=114&continueShoppingPage=%2Fproducts%2Fdresses%2Fall-seasons%2F%3Fstart%3D24%26categoryid%3D1%26keyword s%3D%26searchwords%3D%26itemNumber%3D%26searchPric eRange1%3D%26searchPriceRange2%3D (http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/products/dresses/all-seasons/?productid=114&continueShoppingPage=%2Fproducts%2Fdresses%2Fall-seasons%2F%3Fstart%3D24%26categoryid%3D1%26keyword s%3D%26searchwords%3D%26itemNumber%3D%26searchPric eRange1%3D%26searchPriceRange2%3D)

Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 02:11 AM
http://www.froggypic.com/images/4fc4aec9dcc0c22107e85becb97a9140.jpg (http://www.froggypic.com/#4fc4aec9dcc0c22107e85becb97a9140.jpg)
and...
http://www.froggypic.com/images/631908d64c4fdba9eecb6a16e3c425af.jpg (http://www.froggypic.com/#631908d64c4fdba9eecb6a16e3c425af.jpg)

More soon...
;)

Jane110
September 18th, 2008, 02:30 AM
How funny that so many enjoy wearing clothes reminiscent of the infamous Bettie Paige, who scandalized society! :D

Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Here's another one with great retro cruise wear...
http://www.daddyos.com/

http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/ciaf3.jpg
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/mfs9.jpg
(how awesomely cute is this for a cruise!)
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/epr90.jpg
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/epr33.jpg
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/so21.jpg

luckycruzer
September 18th, 2008, 08:12 AM
when I started cruzing in the 60's, the ladies dressed like that for days at sea, and shore, sans hat n gloves. And really looked like pages from Photoplay (old movie mag, my mom used to live by) just to be around the pool..with turbans, wedgies/espadrilles/sunhats and big shades from great sources and BIG fancy totes (to carry the puppy in), lots of scarves tied around body parts and day wear, then lovely era-type evening attire..men a jacket and tie every night. Of course that has gone by the wayside with continental, white glove table service.. and officers dancing with the solo ladies was required of them :( ..old cruze vessels still live in my heart!

ashefrog
September 18th, 2008, 08:31 AM
Absolutely love these. Gives a girl great ideas for hair, accessories and such.

Thanks for sharing.

mariemorgan
September 18th, 2008, 03:05 PM
These are adorable!

lady_cruiser
September 18th, 2008, 04:00 PM
Love them. Where is the store?

Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Love them. Where is the store?
The first one up at the top is Bettie Page Clothing.
Website is here:
www.bettiepageclothing.com (http://www.bettiepageclothing.com)
It is located in Las Vegas, but you can order anything from the website.

Here are some of the clothes pictured above on actual models...
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=132
Captain Flare

http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=150
Jenny

http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=151
Kitten

http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=71
Dorothy

http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=15
Ruby

http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=114
Brigit

Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Party Time
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=75

Ella
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=127

Nadya
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=68

Veronica
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=50

Skipper
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=52

Tiger
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/ecom/productImages/index.bvi?productid=18

Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 05:54 PM
The ones in post #6 are from Daddy O's.
They are located in Indiana, but you can order from the website here:
www.daddyos.com

They also have a lot of nice menswear...
Some cool alternatives to Hawaiian shirts for cruising.
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/ra1.jpg
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/dshirt1.jpg
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/cub3.jpg

Nice retro dress shirts...
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/fndr3fr.jpg
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/eab1.jpg
http://www.daddyos.com/retro/img/fndr8.jpg

Curt Jerome Wild
September 18th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Another favorite place is Vivien of Holloway...
Located in London, but you can order from the website here:
http://www.vivienofholloway.com

http://www.vivienofholloway.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/f665b690c6bd5675536f315ef7baf885.jpg

http://www.vivienofholloway.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/c2e7317af84d216f9f2ebd5f6db2a945.jpg

http://www.vivienofholloway.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/ec701c142cb5a4766b8dedd0c59571f0.jpg

http://www.vivienofholloway.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/2fd01cfbabcd4d825c2601406a405443.jpg
(1940s sailor pants)

http://www.vivienofholloway.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/9fd06cf92656ae5ee46a041eb12535fe.jpg

http://www.vivienofholloway.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/33036be692fb45e8cf5e6572f044dc75.jpg

Enjoy!

Sailorgirlseattle
September 18th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Oh, fun stuff!! They really knew how to accentuate the body back then, didn't they? We could learn a thing or two in our time.

SantaAna,CA
September 18th, 2008, 07:09 PM
I'm crazy about these clothes, they are too cute. You know, I have found a couple of very pretty dresses on ebay, Gunne Sax, remember them? Sometimes you can find the pretty princess style, full skirted dresses that are off the shoulder and have very nice floral prints. It's my favorite outfit on my cruise, I wear it with a petticoat (although the petticoat is a bit limp...how do you poof those up anyway?). I love ebay for retro styles!

Jane

KLLund
September 18th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Do you have any idea how many new links are in my favorite places today ....

THESE ARE AMAZING. I wonder how fast they ship since I am not going to LV until after the cruise ..

LOL Curt see comment on the "other" thread... ROFL

wrp96
September 18th, 2008, 09:29 PM
Oh Curt I love that last one!

cigal
September 19th, 2008, 01:07 AM
http://www.vivienofholloway.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/c2e7317af84d216f9f2ebd5f6db2a945.jpg






http://www.vivienofholloway.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/33036be692fb45e8cf5e6572f044dc75.jpg

Enjoy!


I LURV these two!!!! I know I could wear the black and white one. Not sure about the other one, but it is so cute!!

luckycruzer
September 19th, 2008, 08:37 AM
I'm crazy about these clothes, they are too cute. You know, I have found a couple of very pretty dresses on ebay, Gunne Sax, remember them? Sometimes you can find the pretty princess style, full skirted dresses that are off the shoulder and have very nice floral prints. It's my favorite outfit on my cruise, I wear it with a petticoat (although the petticoat is a bit limp...how do you poof those up anyway?). I love ebay for retro styles!

Jane

The big net-y petty..I was in the poodle skirt era..and this is what i did every Sunday.


Washed it...got a bottle of that "Blue",heavy duty starch, didnt dilute it..just soaked it till all was in the holes, let it drip back in the #2 wash tub..then took it to moms clothes line..spread it alll the way out, pinned it in its circular pattern from all the 5 lines, looked like a melting spider:p , waited for the sun to do its work, then it was round and crispy when dry. Of course we wore many at one time to poof out the full 3-4 yd skirted dresses..I'm gonna Google "Alice Lon"..Lawrence Welks 1st champage lady..his dance partner. Her mom used to make hers, and was fetures in TV Guide in about 1959..to store, push under the bed, as it was toooo big to hang, and that would flatted it..of course if you got wet walking home from school, it got a little weepy and limp...also to find a pseudo crinoline..you might check some thrift stores for bridal crins. I see them all the timeThey might need a tuck here n there for length...lucky

luckycruzer
September 19th, 2008, 08:53 AM
I just found the TV Guide, 1956, page on AL's petticoats...petticoatpond.com.. I remember the pix even..the directions for making are there too!..just 9 yards of netting (the kitchen scrubby kind)oh, wear a nylon slip under it as well.the cheeper ones in those days didnt have the bias tape/ribbon edge..costs were under $10..oh, square dance shops have the also..but $ will be exorbitant, I'm sure..net is .49 a yd or there abouts..48 yds of hemming stuff, a little more, but some of mine were a turned hem edge.. I know, TMI..but that was "MY" time, and loved those dresses/skirts..Have a frabjious Day!..lucky

Desert Rat's Wife
September 19th, 2008, 04:11 PM
How funny that so many enjoy wearing clothes reminiscent of the infamous Bettie Paige, who scandalized society! :D
Awesome, isn't it? She's one of my heroes.:cool:

monkeyrouge
September 19th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I love retro clothing. It is one of my motivations for losing weight. They do not make a lot of the things I like in larger sizes. Plus a lot of them would not look nice on my current body.

monkeyrouge
September 19th, 2008, 07:00 PM
PS...I don't mean to say plus size ladies like myself can not wear these styles, I just am attracted to some styles that are less forgiving than others :)

Host Star
September 21st, 2008, 03:01 PM
my fave retro dresses are from the flapper days!!.. love those flapper style dresses worn with long pearls.. and a martini in one hand!!