1940s DRESS | RITA

Insight & Inspiration

Based upon a classic 1940s dress style that is flattering and feminine. "Rita" is available in a range of vintage inspired prints illustrated by the London designer Bryony Richardson. Bryony takes pride in her designs and bring a slow fashion approach to her work focussing on ethical and sustainable production. 

We often repeat the Rita 1940s dress in different prints each season.

Detailed Description

This 1940s dress is surprisingly versatile, combine it with, cardigans, tights, accessories and shoes to highlight different colours.

The dress nips in under the bust and very high on the waist before flaring out into a 7-panel A-line skirt which also has pockets!

The Rita is fastened with an invisible side zip and is unlined, so is perfect for wearing with under layers and coloured tights!

The cap tulip sleeves allow for complete ease of movement, and the deep cross over V neck will suit all busts.  Some of you may find you need a little stitch or discreet pinning at the bust to keep everything securely in place.

For accessories, it will work superbly with any block colour cardigan. To have a look at our current knitwear options, click here.

Size & Fit Expertise

We think this will work beautifully on all body shapes, especially hourglasses and pears, as it nips in at the waist.  Therefore please choose your size according to waist measurement (in cm). 

UK 8 - 69 cm approx

UK 10 - 74cm approx

UK 12 - 79cm approx

UK 14 - 84cm approx

UK 16 - 89cm approx


Delivery & Returns


COVID-19 TEMPORARY INTERRUPTION OF SERVICES. We will do our best to despatch once a week (usually on a Monday). Please be aware there will be a delay to your delivery. More information on our blog which you can read here. Any questions email boutique@revival-retro.com

FREE UK DELIVERY on orders over £100. Royal Mail delivery within 10 working days.

If you would like your item sooner please note our same day despatch deadline is 3 pm and select your preferred service accordingly. We offer both DHL and Royal Mail services. 

FREE N. AMERICAN DELIVERY on orders over £300. DHL delivery within 5 working days.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY Choose your preferred service from the list available:

  • Royal Mail: Europe 3-5 working days, rest of world 5-7 working days
  • DHL: Delivery available by the end of the next working day to most major cities worldwide
  • N.B. Working days are set by Royal Mail in the UK and the local Mail provider in your area

All orders will require a signature upon delivery.

Orders are despatched from our London shop. Please note our cut-off for same day despatch, via any service, is 3pm. If you have any queries call us during shop opening hours 11am - 7pm Monday to Saturday +44 207 636 8922.

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