A smart casual dress for a special occasion

You've looked all over the high street and nothing is suitable. It doesn't seem like you are asking too much; just something smart and chic, not too much skin on show, below the knee preferably but something special, after all its for an occasion!

You will be glad to know that this kind of classic and elegant dress is exactly what we specialise in at Revival Retro. We will have lots for you to choose from but if I make a recommendation, it would be The Timeless Dress.

Elegant Special Occasion Dress

This is the dress you need for that special occasion. Our customers have bought this dress for birthdays, weddings, christenings, anniversaries, royal garden parties, on stage performances, award presentations, lunch with his parents, dinner with clients, vintage themed events, swing dancing ceilidhs, and afternoon tea at the Ritz. Yes this a dress that you will be glad to have in your wardrobe and will wear again and again.

The ubiquity of the 'smart casual' dress code for a special occasion makes choosing the appropriate outfit even harder. You want to be seen to have made a special effort but you don't want to be overdressed. It sounds like the easy option but it can be surprisingly challenging to get right. Again our timeless dress hits the right mark; it's vintage inspired design adds a touch of refinement and understated old hollywood glamour.

Smart Casual Dress Green

 A flattering wide neckline sweeps to short cap sleeves, and a teardrop cutout at the throat is highlighted with an elegant pleated drape.  Intricate geometric darts gather fabric under the bust in art deco refinement, to accentuate your curves with subtle guile.

 A matching belt minimises your waistline, also accented by the sophisticated draped sash detail at the left hip. There is a centre back zip fastening, and kick pleat for ease of movement.

By far and away the most popular colour is green which we restock regularly (just contact us if you do not see your size listed) but we often like to run limited availability new colours from time to time. This month we introduce a grey polka dot version which is available instore only. Ring us for mail order options if you are unable to make it to the shop. Here is staff member Samantha modelling it in store.

Timeless Dress is perfect smart casual wear


With a relaxed fit, and a light stretch to the fabric, The Timeless Dress will see you comfortably through a long day at the office, that endless family party or that fabulous summer affair. Buy it now.

smart elegant outfit with metallic heels

The elegance of this dress is heightened for a special occasion by wearing our beautiful silver vintage heels but for daywear we love it with a little cardigan and perhaps some flat shoes or low heels such as our Balboa Shoe.






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