Woohoo! It’s summer, and today we’re inspired to show off some fun and charming prints which are just perfect for this weather. We love a cute vintage style print dress. It can turn a normal dress into something gorgeous, adorable and even at times, a little witty.

Plus many of our retro print dresses and skirts have an A-line skirt with a fitted waist (the so-called swing skirt) which is a flattering, retro style look which suits many shapes and sizes.

Summer is the time you can finally pull out some of your lighter and more colourful dresses after the long drag of winter is well and truly over.

So today, let’s look at a selection of a few of these beauties, starting with one our favourites, the Cactus dress.

Cactus Print 50s Dress

The Cactus Print Dress reminds us of hot weather, really hot weather like a Mexican desert ranch surrounded by cute cowboys riding horses. Well, a girl can dream! But in fact you could wear this dress out for a daytime outing and feel completely comfortable. You could accessorise with a cowboy hat and a pair of cowboy boots if you want that cowgirl vibe. But of course a cute pair of sandals might feel more comfortable in the heat 😉


Tropical Fruit Retro 50s Dress

Channel Carmen Miranda in this fruity cocktail of a retro dress. As a matter of fact, if the Tropical Fruit Dress were a cocktail it would probably be a Pina Colada. It’s a lovely summer dress – perfect for the season.


Matilda Blue Gingham Retro Shirt Dress

Much like the cactus print the Matilda Blue Gingham Retro Shirt Dress brings to mind a free-wheeling country summer with nothing to do but hang out and enjoy the long days with friends. And frankly, that’s just the way we like our summer!

Gingham is an eternal classic print. In fact it became hugely popular in France after Brigitte Bardot wore a pink gingham dress on her wedding day to actor Jacques Charrier in 1959. Naturally it was a summer wedding. 🙂 The dress had buttons and pockets, just like ours, so you can have that certain je ne sais quoi about you too.

Not a fan of blue? Did we mention that the Matilda dress also comes in gorgeous red? Go to our site to check out the Matilda Red Gingham Retro Shirt Dress

Heart’s Aflutter 50s Style Dress

Now here is a vintage style dress just perfect for a summer romance, wouldn’t you say? Or at least a crush. This retro style heart print dress is super sweet and summer ready. We love how the hearts are duo-coloured, isn’t the combination of red and pink just gorgeous! It has a really flattering silhouette with its waist band, crossover bust and sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves. The dress could be worn with a petticoat if you want that classic retro look.


hearts-aflutter-50s-style-dressWould you like to see more? Check out our full range of retro style print dresses.

And don’t forget to check out part 2 of our summer print installment – this time on retro print skirts! 4 Fun Retro Print Skirts for Summer