Betty Draper Francis
Retro Dress With Pleats
Another mid-century design, this super sexy bodycon navy stretch retro dress with pleats at the bust is a great alternative to the little black dress. It’s from Miss Candyfloss and is available at I Love Vintage. It also comes in black with polka-dotted pocket detail. It is made from denim, so it’s a little more casual choice and probably wouldn’t work for more formal holiday affairs.
Close in style to the wiggle dress, you’ll have a gorgeous wiggle in your step like Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks (aka Joan P. Harris (née Holloway)) with this dress!
With The Great Gatsby movie coming out next summer, flapper style is right on-trend. This Glistening Party Dress from ModCloth is just the ticket. It’s made with shimmering white, silver and gold sequins in an art deco pattern. Pair this with some t-strap pumps, a faux-fur wrap and dangling earrings for an authentic 1920s glamorous look.
Going for something a bit more recent than the Roaring 20s? How about this 60s mod-inspired Metallic Chevron Dress at Ruche? It’s an elegant teal chiffon shift dress decorated with metallic silver chevrons and fully lined. Wear with patterned tights for a more updated look.
And for the Studio 54 era try this dress available at Lace Affair. It’s a maxi dress with multiple adjustable shoulders and neck-tie straps, a waterfall neckline and a maxi length sheer overlay.
Party like it’s 1979 and get disco fever in this sexy number.
Fruit Punch Dress
This Fruit Punch Dress from Amuse Me Boutique is another 70s inspired number. It features a bold herringbone pattern, pretty berry and teal colours, a scoop neckline, three-quarter sleeves and an elastic waist for casual yet gorgeous style. Perfect for casual holiday parties or for holiday drinks and dancing with friends.
1950s Silver Branches Dress
For a more formal function, this vintage 1950s Silver Branches Dress. You can find similar designs at Adored Vintage. This formal black dress with an inverted peter pan collar neckline features a meteor shower of silver and gold beads. It has a fitted waist and a full skirt and should be worn with a crinoline for skirt fullness. This dress would be suitable for your formal holiday parties. Pair with a clutch and drop crystal earrings for a super glamorous look.