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Petticoat Dresses - Where to buy in CH?

Dear Ladies (and it's obviously you I am mainly addressing) petticoats are back! And I am dying to buy a nice summer dress with a petticoat. I have searched the internet for hours and hours, but what I basically find are short dresses, evening dresses, wedding dresses, mini-dirndls, and that's not what I'm looking for. Furthermore, I would really like to see, feel, and try on a dress before I buy it. Switzerland may be a little late on this, but maybe one of you has seen or knows a store where you can get nice petticoat summer dresses for the, err, not so much teeenager-any-more-woman.

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Re: Petticoat Dresses - Where to buy in CH?

Something like this:
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NOT this:
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Re: Petticoat Dresses - Where to buy in CH?

ok... so maybe it's a guy thing... but I don't really see a difference between those two.

more frou-frou in the bottom one?


p.s. -- mrs. and I were in Brighton over New Years and there were petticoat dresses everywhere.. some even in the shops.
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ok... so maybe it's a guy thing... but I don't really see a difference between those two.

more frou-frou in the bottom one?


p.s. -- mrs. and I were in Brighton over New Years and there were petticoat dresses everywhere.. some even in the shops.
Yes, more frou-frou and shorter LOL

*sigh* I knew they would be everywhere BUT Switzerland
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So glad you added pictures. Your post was troubling me but now I'm getting a grown up, glamerous 1950's housewife sort of vibe ....


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So glad you added pictures. Your post was troubling me
LOL why on earth would a thread/post about petticoats be troubling? (I shouldn't have started that *** thread on ***, it ruined my reputation it seems)
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Re: Petticoat Dresses - Where to buy in CH?

Petticoats are the fluff underneath each dress & are usually bought separate from the dress. If they can be found in CH, I suspect they'd be in that one store that sort of looks like a Hot Topic (sells goth / stripper wear). Otherwise, PM me. Maybe we can arrange to have me make one for you.

As for locating stores that sell cute 50's dresses in CH: good luck. Even in the States, I had to buy those online
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Petticoats are the fluff underneath each dress & are usually bought separate from the dress. If they can be found in CH, I suspect they'd be in that one store that sort of looks like a Hot Topic (sells goth / stripper wear). Otherwise, PM me. Maybe we can arrange to have me make one for you.

As for locating stores that sell cute 50's dresses in CH: good luck. Even in the States, I had to buy those online
Thanks for your offer, but in fact I do have a petticoat (my aunt made me one years ago but it still fits), just missing the dresses.
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LOL why on earth would a thread/post about petticoats be troubling? (I shouldn't have started that *** thread on ***, it ruined my reputation it seems)

No no no .. you need not worry, the problem is mine, all mine. I'm afraid I rather more had this in mind ... ... but having read the ***other thread *** should I still be troubled?? ...
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Thanks for your offer, but in fact I do have a petticoat (my aunt made me one years ago but it still fits), just missing the dresses.
Here you go:
http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com
http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/all-dresses/
http://www.devoted2vintage.co.uk/EN/...red-Range.html
This one has the petticoat too if you need another one.


ETA: Wait, what's the difference between the first & the second picture?

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Haha the Bettypage itself is just sooooo retro! Thanks for the links, but I would much rather go to a store an try the dress on.
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Re: Petticoat Dresses - Where to buy in CH?

MacGregor's daughter, you are on a roll! This thread has cheered me up big time. I am sentimental about the 50s fashion.
Speking of good wholesome housewifery, will you also be looking for an apron dress? I've heard it will be all the rage in the spring/summer 2012.

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MacGregor's daughter, you are on a roll! This thread has cheered me up big time. I am sentimental about the 50s fashion.
Speking of good wholesome housewifery, will you also be looking for an apron dress? I've heard it will be all the rage in the spring/summer 2012.
Of course so I can cook and bake all day and wait for MG's sil to come home, make him a cocktail and feed him! LOL
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Haha the Bettypage itself is just sooooo retro! Thanks for the links, but I would much rather go to a store an try the dress on.
Road trip!! Forget KFC, let's go to London!
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Re: Petticoat Dresses - Where to buy in CH?

There's a few places in Zurich you could try:

http://www.star-dust.ch/

http://www.dardycandycat.ch/

and maybe

http://www.booster.ch/stuessihofstat...252_73_79.html

Probably cheaper is to book a weekend trip to London and visit Vivian of Holloway:
http://www.vivienofholloway.com/
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Re: Petticoat Dresses - Where to buy in CH?

Just came across this:

http://www.collectif.co.uk/l1-clothes.html

And thought you might be interested. Imelda May is supposed to buy from them.


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Dear Ladies (and it's obviously you I am mainly addressing) petticoats are back! And I am dying to buy a nice summer dress with a petticoat. I have searched the internet for hours and hours, but what I basically find are short dresses, evening dresses, wedding dresses, mini-dirndls, and that's not what I'm looking for. Furthermore, I would really like to see, feel, and try on a dress before I buy it. Switzerland may be a little late on this, but maybe one of you has seen or knows a store where you can get nice petticoat summer dresses for the, err, not so much teeenager-any-more-woman.

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Just came across this:

http://www.collectif.co.uk/l1-clothes.html

And thought you might be interested. Imelda May is supposed to buy from them.
I have a vintage coat like this one:

http://www.collectif.co.uk/plain-mar...06-c-wine.html

Mine fits & is cut better though. Or at least I don't hold it out in a weird way like she's doing.
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Just came across this:

http://www.collectif.co.uk/l1-clothes.html

And thought you might be interested. Imelda May is supposed to buy from them.
Just to say that I bought a 50s dress from their shop in London... it was so shapeless when it was hanging on the rail, but once I put on the dress, it was fab! And true they have lots of dresses that you are looking for.

Also, ebay has lots of these dresses:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nk....c0.m270.l1313

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