Affordable Fashions, Designers, dresses, Gallery, vintage
By emilyborrett on May 30th, 2011
Abstract Print Halterneck Wiggle Dress
If you’ve been reading ShinyStyle for a while now then you’ll know that we’re just as big fans of independent and one-of-a-kind fashion as we are of the great British high street. There’s nowhere better to discover new unknown talents than at Etsy, a site where people can advertise and sell their own handmade goods.
Today on Etsy.com I discovered Dig For Victory, a Brighton-based fashion label that specialises in making classic retro dresses in vintage fabrics. I couldn’t have discovered this label at a better time. It’s finally sexy to have a waist and curves again, and I think I’d like to celebrate my more generous assets with a timeless pin-up dress. Curvy girls, who’s with me?
Going all-out with a 1950s outfit can feel daunting (the first time I bought a vintage prom dress I felt like I was wearing a costume), so leave that to die-hard lovers of all things retro if you’re feeling shy. But a sexy full-skirted prom dress or tea dress doesn’t have to look old-fashioned at all – instead of teaming one with all-vintage, why not try it with some edgy heels and a tailored blazer for a look at that’s playful and sexy?
As a self-proclaimed lover of all things vintage, Dig For Victory’s classic designs drew my eye immediately. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen garments like these so beautifully and artfully constructed – the dresses are reminiscent of Christian Dior’s classic 1950’s collections. The owner of Dig For Victory, Eleanor Callaghan, should be extremely proud of the gorgeous designs that she’s making. Check out the gallery for my favourite pieces from her Etsy store.