Sep 21, 2010 10:34 AM
Elissa K. wrote, "I have to go to a gala event where the dress code is 1940s cocktail dresses. HELP! How or where can you even find retro cocktail dresses, and especially on a budget? Not costume-y stuff, Any direction would be appreciated!"
Elissa, according to our resident vintage fiend, One Ring To Rule Them All, eBay and vintage stores (and good tailors + foundation garments!) will be your best friend. Many of the dresses shown here are a bit more 50's style, technically, but with the right accessories can swing 40's style. Have fun at the gala!
1 - Shabby Apple Jitterbug Dress ($76)
2 - Beachland Ballroom Dress ($125)
4 - Chic Challenge Dress ($105)
5 - Dixiefried Vintage Inspired Paris Dress ($116)
6 - Shabby Apple Bette D Dress ($88)
8 - She Knows Just the Dress ($135)
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