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50s outfit?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by ROSIEGIRL, May 5, 2012.

  1. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    Daughter is going to best friend's hen do and they're having a 50s theme - to fit in with the Jubilee celebrations.
    Any ideas of where she can get a nice outfit? There's Ebay and charity shops - any other suggestions? Not too expensive please - she's just got her first (pretty lowly paid) job and most of the others going are still students or unemployed.

    (I'm a bad mother - I can't sew!)
     
  2. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    Daughter is going to best friend's hen do and they're having a 50s theme - to fit in with the Jubilee celebrations.
    Any ideas of where she can get a nice outfit? There's Ebay and charity shops - any other suggestions? Not too expensive please - she's just got her first (pretty lowly paid) job and most of the others going are still students or unemployed.

    (I'm a bad mother - I can't sew!)
     
  3. Local theatres sometimes hire stuff out. Is there a small local theatre you could try?
     
  4. Failing that how about wearing some cropped jeans, with a little tshirt, chiffon scarf tied at the neck, little white socks and pumps/ stilletoes. I'll try and find a photo. She could possibly already have all this? Or hit primark.
     
  5. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    50s style dresses are really in at the moment. New look had a few in the other day for around £20 and at least she would get to wear them again.
     
  6. [​IMG]
    something like this?
     
  7. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    There are online fancy dress costuniers that may fit the bill. We went to a vicars and tarts party on New Year's Eve and got a tarty nun and a vicar outfit for about £25 all in. CXheap and nasty material, but fitted the bill. I googled fancy dress shops and several came up.
     
  8. I can't find a picture like the one in my head but I guess its kind of rockabilly style?
    Maybe get a pair of 1950s glasses - the pointed ones to add to it.
     
  9. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    pastychucker, how was your literacy lesson?
     
  10. Oh - thank you for asking - it was great! - sadly noone came to watch it :(
     
  11. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    Are you thinking British 50s or Holywood 50s? Could she go dressed as a teddy boy?
     
  12. Curlers and headscarf + one of those wrapover aprons?
     
  13. [​IMG]I know this is a child but you get the idea.
     
  14. giraffe

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