1950s DRESS | PERFECT PLAID

Insight & Inspiration

Last Autumn we had a beautiful 1950s dress in an Autumn Leaves print. Remember it? Got it? Well, this is the same dress in a new violet and green plaid, perfect for summer.

Grab one now because if it's anything like the autumn print - this will sell out fast!

Detailed Description

A casual summer day dress that is comfy yet fabulous. This 1950s dress is just perfect in plaid but we also carry alternative colours and fabrics (click here to see ).


The dress has a high back that elegantly snugs around your neck and turns into a modest V-neck along the way. Decorative buttons at the front give the dress its casual shirt dress look and cap sleeves with flat shoulders help create a very time-honored 1950’s silhouette.

The nipped in waist combined with the full skirt does wonders for your figure! The front of the skirt is kept flatteringly flat, and in the side seams there are well hidden and ever so practical pockets big enough for both your phone and pennies.

An empire cut with gatherings that allow for an ample bosom also provides extra shape to petite ladies as well. In the back darts shape in the lower back for a perfect fit and a long zipper makes the dress far easier to slip in and out of than the actual 1950’s dresses!

The dress has everyday appeal thanks to the matte appearance of the fabric. It's 100 % cotton. (The material feels a little bit stretchy because of the weaving method).

Material: Cotton chambray with big checks in cream white, forest green, violet and sand.

If you were lucky enough to snag one of the matching cardigans before they sold out then know that the Emmy cardigans in lilac, green, cream or mustard go perfectly with this dress.

Revival Retro is proud to be an Emmy Designs UK stockist.

Size & Fit Expertise

Emmy Designed sewn in waist band which makes this measurement the most crucial in choosing the size of this dress:

UK 8 fits waist 72-76 cm

UK 10 75-79cm

UK 12 fits waist 78-82 cm

UK 14 waist 82-86cm

UK 16 fits waist 86-91cm.

There waist sizes are generous for Revival's usual sizing guidelines but we have done this way assuming you will want a comfortable fit with a bit more room during the hot summer.

If however you want more waist definition then, say you normally buy size 12 from Revival, then definitely choose a size 10 in this dress.

Delivery & Returns

FREE UK DELIVERY on orders over £50. Delivery within 7 days.

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

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY Choose your preferred service from the list available, note that the cut off for same day despatch is 3pm. Europe 3-5 working days. Rest of World 5-7 working days. Working Days is dependant on Royal Mail in UK and your local Mail provider.

All orders will require a signature upon delivery.

Orders are despatched from our London shop. If you have any queries call us during shop opening hours 11am - 7pm Monday to Saturday +44 207 636 8922.

14 DAY REFUND OR EXCHANGE check our full Terms and Conditions